When to replace the VW Polo timing belt

The VW (Volkswagen) Polo is a compact model of VW that has been produced since 1975. This model is available with both petrol and diesel engines. Below is an overview of the timing belt replacement intervals since 1994. If you don't know which engine your car has, you can enter the license plate number below.

Petrol variants manufactured between 1994 and 2001

  • VW Polo 1.0 i all variants = 120 000 Kilometres or after a maximum of 5 years. (no uniform interval indicated. Your garage is leading)
  • VW Polo 1.4 i all variants = 120 000 Kilometres or after a maximum of 5 years. (no uniform interval indicated. Your garage is leading)
  • VW Polo 1.6 i all variants = 120 000 Kilometres or after a maximum of 5 years. (no uniform interval indicated. Your garage is leading)
  • VW Polo 1.8 i all variants = 120 000 Kilometres or after a maximum of 5 years. (no uniform interval indicated. Your garage is leading)

Diesel Variants produced between 1994 and 2001

  • VW Polo 1.9 D 47 kW = 90 000 Kilometres. No maximum number of years. Maximum 10 years is recommended.
  • VW Polo 1.9 SDI 47 kW = 60 000 Kilometres. No maximum number of years. Maximum 10 years is recommended.
  • VW Polo 1.4 TDI 55 kW = 60 000 kilometres. No maximum number of years. A maximum of 10 years is recommended.

Petrol variants produced between 2001 and 2009

  • VW Polo 1.2 all variants = Timing chain, check and replace if necessary after 10 years.
  • VW Polo 1.2 all variants = Timing chain, check and replace if necessary after 10 years.
  • VW Polo 1.4 i all variants = 120 000 Kilometres or after a maximum of 5 years. (no uniform interval indicated. Your garage is leading)
  • VW Polo 1.4 FSI 63 kW = Timing chain, check and replace if necessary after 10 years.
  • VW Polo 1.6 16V 63 kW = Timing chain, check and replace if necessary after 10 years.
  • VW Polo 1.8 110 and 132 kW = 180 000 Kilometres. No maximum number of years, maximum 10 years is recommended.

Diesel Variants produced between 2001 and 2009

  • VW Polo 1.9 SDI 47 kW = until 2002 120 000 Kilometres. No maximum number of years. Maximum 10 years is recommended.
  • VW Polo 1.9 SDI 47 kW = from 2003 150 000 Kilometres. No maximum number of years. Maximum 10 years is recommended.
  • VW Polo 1.4 TDI 51 and 59 kW = until 2006 120 000 Kilometres. No maximum number of years. Maximum 10 years is recommended.
  • VW Polo 1.4 TDI 51 and 59 kW = from 2007 150 000 Kilometres. No maximum number of years. Maximum 10 years is recommended.
  • VW Polo 1.9 TDI all variants kW = 120 000 Kilometres. No maximum number of years. Maximum 10 years is recommended.

Petrol variants produced between 2009 and 2017

  • VW Polo 1.0 all variants = 120 000 Kilometres or after a maximum of 5 years. (no uniform interval indicated. Your garage is leading)
  • VW Polo 1.0 TSI all variants = 120 000 Kilometres or after a maximum of 5 years. (no uniform interval indicated. Your garage is leading)
  • VW Polo 1.2 all variants = Timing chain, check and replace if necessary after 10 years.
  • VW Polo 1.4 all variants = 120 000 Kilometres or after a maximum of 5 years. (no uniform interval indicated. Your garage is leading)
  • VW Polo 1.4 TSI all variants = 120 000 Kilometres or after a maximum of 5 years. (no uniform interval indicated. Your garage is leading)
  • VW Polo 1.6 all variants = 120 000 Kilometres or after a maximum of 5 years. (no uniform interval indicated. Your garage is leading)
  • VW Polo 1.8 GTI 141 kW =Timing chain, check and replace if necessary after 10 years.
  • VW Polo 2.0 R WRC 162 kW = 180 000 Kilometres. No maximum number of years, maximum 10 years is recommended.

Diesel Variants produced between 2009 and 2017

  • VW Polo 1.2 TDI 55 kW = 210 000 Kilometres. No maximum number of years. Maximum 10 years is recommended.
  • VW Polo 1.4 TDI all variants = 210 000 Kilometres. No maximum number of years. Maximum 10 years is recommended.
  • VW Polo 1.6 TDI all variants = 210 000 Kilometres. No maximum number of years. Maximum 10 years is recommended.