My Volkswagen Passat has needed new injectors after 147,000 miles - is this normal?

I have a high mileage (147,000) 2008 Volkswagen Passat estate and since February this year all injectors have needed replacing. Is there a problem with injectors on this model?

Asked on 4 September 2010 by Paint rep

Answered by Honest John
Yes, but this is a high mileage for the model. 75,000 miles a year is really hard work. Part of the reason for the failure might be not changing the oil often enough or not using the correct PD oil.
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