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Volkswagen CC Electrical Problems and Repair Histories

Volkswagen CC repairs by problem area

Engine (37%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (6%)

Brakes and Traction Control (4%)

Suspension and Steering (7%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (25%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (17%)

Other (4%)

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Volkswagen CC electrical repair cost distribution

$2500+ (0%)

$1000 - $2499 (7%)

$500 - $999 (13%)

$100 - $499 (60%)

< $100 (20%)

Chart based on 15 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2013.5 Volkswagen CC 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 140hp 2.0L I4 Diesel 6-speed manual FWD

4500 mi rear window motor replaced driver side 

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2013 Volkswagen CC 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4 6-speed manual FWD

10000 mi Door handle switch wouldn't lower window when pulled. 
32300 mi Window not lowering correctly. 
8680 mi Battery discharged/wouldn't hold adequate charge, caused numerous intermittent electrical malfunctions in navigation/media system. Eventually car wouldn't start. New battery under warranty fixed problem. 

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2013 Volkswagen CC 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4 6-speed automated manual FWD

19840 mi Backup camera stopped working. The wire going to the trunk lid was cracked. Part simply replaced. 
19000 mi Replaced sensors, multiple engine lights came on 
19700 mi Sensor broke again, this time a different one. Same issue as before 
Entertainment system right side buttons didn't work. Unit replaced under warranty. 
17000 mi The battery had a defective cell which was not allowing the vehicle to hold a charge. We had to jump start the vehicle on a few occasions. Battery was replaced under warranty 
21000 mi The trunk switch had dismantled causing the trunk to not close properly. Also the key fob's unlock button no longer unlocks the trunk as it did when I bought the car. The repair didn't completely fix the problem, however. 

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2012 Volkswagen CC 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 210hp 2.0L I4 6-speed automated manual FWD

5380 mi Lights on speedometer were defective. No lights from 20 km/h to 80 km/hr. Dealership had to change the entire instrument cluster on warranty. 

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2012 Volkswagen CC 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4 6-speed automated manual FWD

18000 mi Tire pressure monitoring sensor went bad. Warning light came on. 
35000 mi TPMS sensor malfunctioning in winter TPMS sensor - they finally agreed to replace under warranty, following previously logged issue 
31000 mi

US $2000
GPS/radio unit malfunctioned. The technician attempted to re-flash the firmware of the GPS/radio unit but this was unsuccessful. The entire unit needed to be replaced. 
25000 mi Had them replace all 4 tire pressure sensors that were giving false readings. 
28000 mi 30000 mile service and had a faulty TPMS in one tire. They had to replace that. There was also a software recall that they applied. 
44000 mi

US $200
Rearview camera stopped working. Diagnosed as loose wires. Mechanic was able to solder wires. 
34000 mi Brake light completely failed as well as touch screen 

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2012 Volkswagen CC 4dr Sedan

280-horsepower 3.6L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic AWD

31000 mi

US $1
RR TPMS bad 
37000 mi Both front TPMS sensors on and off. Software updated, did not fix. Took car back, replaced two front sensors, did not fix. Going back to dealer again. 

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2011 Volkswagen CC 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4 6-speed manual FWD

44300 mi passenger seat Air bag sensor intermittently indicates false positive passenger. 
45000 mi

US $50
Airbag sensor continued to malfunction. Dealer replaced right seat belt buckle. Sensor still malfunctioned. Dealer replaced seat harness. 

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2011 Volkswagen CC 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4 6-speed automated manual FWD

36000 mi Volume control on the steering wheel stopped working. Repaired under warranty. 
31000 mi Radio unit was non-responsive at random times. Warranty replacement. 
59000 mi Radio went completely dead. No power or sound. Service manager went to bat for me with VWOA and had it replaced free of charge. 
70000 mi

US $325
Right rear brake light burned out. 

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2011 Volkswagen CC 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 170hp 2.0L I4 Diesel 6-speed manual FWD

32000 mi Compressor failed 

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2011 Volkswagen CC 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 140hp 2.0L I4 Diesel 6-speed automated manual FWD

53940 mi Rear view camera failed and was replaced under full maintenance contract. 

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2010 Volkswagen CC

Engine not specified

45260 mi windscreen wiper motor replaced with second hand unit 

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2010 Volkswagen CC 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4 6-speed manual FWD

15000 mi

US $185
Battery had to be replaced.  Also, iPod no longer functioned with radio. I had guessed it was a bad cable, but they said it wasn't and replaced the "box," but that didn't help either. They then called "engineers" at VW, who figured it out. 
68000 mi Rear tail light bulb keeps going out or saying not working on dash, Body Control Unit needs to be replaced. 
7000 mi Bluetooth suddenly failed to sync with phone contacts. Bluetooth did work if the audio only was used with no phone to car features (such as contacts, missed calls, last call, etc.). A new Bluetooth module is on order to fix the problem.  
5000 mi Right rear brake light went out 
14000 mi Bluetooth module failed. 
9300 mi Motor noise from passenger side rear window. Motor replaced under warranty. Parking brake error message (extremely rare). Brake functions as normal. Dealer claims no error code was logged and could not replicate. No repairs done. 
17040 mi One of the buttons on the RCD-510 radio unit cracked and fell off. Dealer ordered new radio unit under warranty. Replaced RCD-510 unit under warranty. 
29760 mi

C $100
A malfunction in the trunk harness caused the trunk to become unopenable. The harness was ordered and replaced under extended warranty. 
9000 mi Vehicle drops blue tooth signal at random. Bluetooth 

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2010 Volkswagen CC 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4 6-speed automated manual FWD

59700 mi

US $50
For the second time, the Dipped Beam light appeared on my dash board. I had lost my Left DRL/Low beam. Then in the same week, also lost my Right DRL/Low beam. Both bulbs burned out. Replaced under CPO warranty w/ $50 deductible 
42000 mi

US $180
Battery would not charge or start car, which I found odd for a 3 year old car with less the 50K miles. Turns out the dealer didn't agree, I had to buy a new battery even thought I bought this certified VW from this dealership! 
39680 mi

C $25
The outside brake light on the drivers side failed for the second time, it was replaced by the dealer at for a fee. The next week the passenger side outside brake light failed while at a different VW dealership. Replaced without charge. 
99000 mi

US $325
Lost once half of power from battery 
13000 mi Bluetooth incompatibilty with my IPhone. They replaced the sensor. 
39000 mi Needed to install anouther Bluetooth Module 
115000 mi

US $235
Replace and check electrical system. 
34000 mi Brake lights were out because the sockets had melted. 
8000 mi Airbag fault warning 
30000 mi Seatbelt drivers sensor bad 
11000 mi Multiple tailight bulb failures - all bulbs replaced and no problems since. 
59000 mi

US $60
Both headlights failed within a day of each other. Replacing them in near subzero weather was very difficult Stereo system completely stopped outputting sound. Tuning appeared to be fine, Bluetooth and other media still connected but no sound through speakers. Fixed by hard-rebooting system by holding down power button for approx. 10 seconds. 
69000 mi

US $100
Trunk release cable needed to be replaced, faulty connector and ground identified 
77000 mi

US $50
Both headlights burned out within weeks of each other. This is the third set of headlights I have put on this car 
83080 mi

C $250
No backup camera and dealer found wiring in the trunk lid damaged Replaced the section of wiring. 
56000 mi

US $50
Seat belt warning and buzzer going off even when buckled. 
66000 mi

US $50
Replace noisy blower motor 
bad alternator at 500miles car would not start. never made it out of showroom. new alternator and battery replaced under factory wty. 
48300 mi

US $50
also radio was not working after blue tooth phone call. they could not duplicate problem so nothing was done. It's an intermittent issue. 
22000 mi trunk latch would automatically unlock when closing trunk. Dealer replaced harness pn 3C8-971-182-E 
53500 mi

US $381
Driver side rear brake light burned out. Took more than ten minutes, but maybe because it was my first time. 
74000 mi

US $55
Driver's side headlight burned out. Replaced lamps on both sides. 
17000 mi AC not cold, recharged 

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2010 Volkswagen CC 4dr Sedan

280-horsepower 3.6L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic AWD

67000 mi

US $83
One headlight out. Searched for headlight replacements(D1S) on eBay. Found brighter bulbs. Got a pair for less($83+S/H) than dealer or parts store price ($98+) 

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2009 Volkswagen CC 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4 6-speed shiftable automatic FWD

28700 mi

US $80
Saw the signs and was dead in a couple of days. 
53000 mi

US $20
Replaced headlight 
14000 mi had to have a second brake light installed at my cost. Repair took more than 30 minutes 
32000 mi

US $20
Tail light out. Replaced bulb, still went on and off. Replaced socket, same problem. Now replacing wiring harness. Hope it works. Three trips already. 
29000 mi climate control went out. would not blow hot air. Replaced under warranty Backup camera failed 
30000 mi A recurring light bulb failure and the $15 we were charged for the first light bulb caused us to inspect the sockets. We determined they were melted enough to cause the problem. The dealer replaced all taillight sockets under warranty 
45260 mi

C $98
Check Engine light - Sensor was defective and rear light housing was replaced Took 4 hours to locate sensor issue. 
51000 mi replaced left front light bulb 
67000 mi

US $300
Windshield wiper fluid motor needed to be replaced 

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2009 Volkswagen CC 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4 6-speed manual FWD

58500 mi nothing on steering wheel is working: horn, airbag, steering wheel contols.I will get it looked at when i get the oil changed. car continues the streak of not being able to go oil change to oil change without something failing. 
60000 mi

US $160
replaced clock spring during 60K maintenance visit. $54 diagnosis fee, $160 parts and labor. 
11000 mi Gas tank was showing only 7/8 full on filling to top. Problem diagnosed as faulty sending unit in tank. Part replaced; solved problem. Dealer even filled the tank. 
30000 mi Tail light was third bulb replaced in life of car. Dealer ordering board replacement to prevent repeat. 
20000 mi

US $10
This was routine 20k maintenance. Every once in a while the bulb went out on the taillight (a warning light on the dash went on), so the filament was replaced. Only cost a few bucks. 
30000 mi 30k scheduled maintenance. CEL on and rear left taillight bulb had to be replaced. Had to return a 2nd time as bulb had to be ordered and computer was not available. 
25000 mi A tail light was intermittently broken. Shop replaced bulb (and attempted to charge me for it) earlier, but problem returned. They then said there was a tech note about a specific type of bulb that should not be used. Replaced bulb again. 
26000 mi for the second time another tail light went out. Seems like every 5 months a light goes out somewhere. 
35000 mi Went in again for the both rear tail lights out again.  

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2009 Volkswagen CC 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 170hp 2.0L I4 Diesel 6-speed automated manual FWD

22940 mi Reverse parking sensor alarm replacement 
12 mi Intermittent warning message of Driving light failure. No fault found. 
3875 mi Diving light failed and replaced. 
14880 mi Passenger side bi-xenon head light automatic focusing system (AFS) failure results in instrument warning light. 
15500 mi Headlight assembly replaced due to intermittent wiring connection affecting the servo motors of the automatic focusing system. 

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2009 Volkswagen CC 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 140hp 2.0L I4 Diesel 6-speed manual FWD

39000 mi Bluetooth microphone wasn't working. 
67700 mi

£90
RNS510 FAILED TO BOOT. Dealer recommended replacement. The problem was with the power supply which I repaired myself for less than £100 as opposed to £1200 for a replacement. 

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2009 Volkswagen CC 4dr Sedan

280-horsepower 3.6L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic FWD

2000 mi FM side of radio had poor reception. Discovered that antenna cable was not fully attached behind radio. Reattached and okay. 
7000 mi Engine idling too high after warm up. Replaced positive battery cable. Problem solved. 
8000 mi Navigation system problems. Dealer updated firmware, which appears to have solved the problem. 
20000 mi Bluetooth not working reliably. Dealer upgraded firmware, which didn't work. Next step was to replace unit. 

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2009 Volkswagen CC 4dr Sedan

280-horsepower 3.6L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic AWD

5580 mi Bulb out. Electrical connector replaced. 

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