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Vw golf 1400, speedometer shows wrong speed, showing lower than actual speed at 25mph shows 20mph at 40 shows 30 when it reaches 60mph speedometer will not show more than 60mph.

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Have you changed the tires on the car to a different size?

If not then you probably need a new vehicle speed sensor.

Posted on Nov 16, 2009

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