I don't know if it is a common problem or not but I think it is not the ignition switch.
It should be something to do with the distributor, its wires, some sensors or contacts that is not working when water gets into the way.
Check the most likely areas for water to be splashed onto while driving and see if there are any wire couplers or sensors that might be affected.
There are so many variants of Golf and if your model is equipped with crank sensor + distributor, I would suspect the crank sensor to be the culprit.
Friday, July 18th, 2008 AT 1:59 AM