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2007 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI repairs by problem area

Chart based on 431 repairs.

2007 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI repair cost distribution

Chart based on 110 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.
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2007 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI 4dr Hatch

turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4 6-speed manual FWD

Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in New Jersey, United States
May 2007 - May 2011
Jul 2007

5000 mi

US $58
Rear door does not closed correctly even though the sensor shows is OK. Aligned, but not well enough. 
Jan 2008

18320 mi
Under warranty, replaced caps for front headlights and rattle from the center console. Also tried to ajust the rear hatch but without success. Need to reschedule for this problem. 
Feb 2008

19000 mi

US $60
After 2 unsuccessful allignments they desided they need to order hinges for the rear door! 
Mar 2008

19000 mi
Hinges replaced. 
Apr 2008

21000 mi
They align the rear door again! 
Jun 2008

25000 mi
Sunroof could not close. So they replace the entire sunroof! 
Aug 2008

26000 mi
Rattle from under the dash could not be replicated. Recalled also repair successfully. Sunglass holder repair. 
Apr 2009

32000 mi
Rattles in dashboard Driver door was misaligned. Panel from roof came off by the rear hatch where the hinges are. 
May 2009

34000 mi
Engine light on. Replace valve. 

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2007 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI 4dr Hatch

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

Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in Illinois, United States
Feb 2007 - Jun 2015
Apr 2007

3000 mi
Rear hatch interior trim piece misaligned with tie-down hook. Hole position not allowing hook to fully fit opening. New trim piece ordered and installed for correct fitment. Rear left door had rattle below storage bin. Dealer insulated and/or tightened door components. 
Sep 2008

25000 mi
The cruise control switch failed to activate. It was determined that there was an electrical problem with the switch. New cruise control switch was installed for successful repair. 
Nov 2010

46000 mi
Electric lumbar support for drivers seat had malfunctioned and would not move up or down and caused clicking noises. New lumbar support was installed for successful repair. Center vent in dash rattled. Replaced with new vent for successful repair. 
Aug 2014

91000 mi

US $880
Replaced rear right wheel bearing Popping noise during turning at front left wheel. CV boot was torn, oil leaked out, and damaged axle. Replaced front left axle. 

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2007 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI 4-door

5-cylinder manual 2WD

Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in New Mexico, United States
Oct 2006 - May 2007
Nov 2006

3000 mi
Rattle in dash 

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2007 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI 2dr Hatch

turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4 6-speed manual FWD

Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in New Jersey, United States
Sep 2006 - Jun 2011
May 2007

14000 mi
Seatbelt retracted very slowly. Dealer replaced it during normal oil service. 
Feb 2008

24000 mi

US $119
 
Dec 2008

44000 mi

US $80
Replaced rear brake pads due to wear and tear. Changed oil at the same time. 
Jul 2009

48000 mi
Warning chime for having lights on no longer worked. 
Sep 2009

49000 mi
Door locking mechanism was not working correctly. 

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2007 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI 2dr Hatch

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

Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in North Carolina, United States
Oct 2006 - May 2010
Jun 2007

11000 mi
Pads were well within tolerances, however were squealing upon braking. Brought to dealer in conjunction with 10,000mi servicing. 
Oct 2007

13000 mi
A/C was totally dead. Replaced compressor, condenser, and two valves 
Jun 2008

20000 mi
Passenger seat belt retractor failed and left the belt inoperable, hanging slack. Replaced under warranty. Required two visits, the second lasting several hours. 
Aug 2008

22000 mi
Intake Flap Motor failed. CEL set. Part ordered. Parts replaced, code cleared. 
Sep 2008

24000 mi
CEL came on again. Took to dealer, found that the new Intake Flap Motor had failed. Ordered another. Scheduled appointment to return for installation. Replaced intake flap motor. Code cleared. 
Dec 2009

43000 mi
High beams non-functional due to shutter motor failing. Required ordering of new motor and controller, which have been on order for two weeks now. 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in Florida, United States
May 2007 - Aug 2007
Jun 2007

3000 mi
Roof sun glasses holder was not staying closed. Seat rattles/squeaks and rattle in rear passanger panel by the window. Sluggish performance and transmission roughness. 

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2007 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI 2dr Hatch

150-horsepower 2.5L I5 6-speed shiftable automatic FWD

Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in Minnesota, United States
Mar 2007 - Mar 2010
Jun 2007

2000 mi
visor light on right side would not turn off when visor was pulled down. replaced switch in visor. sun glasses holder in roof console fell open every bump / expansion joint. holder replaced. 
Oct 2007

6000 mi
pass side seat could be adjusted. entire frame was replaced. 
Nov 2008

20000 mi
Brake failure light came on along with abs light. Brake fluid indicator issue turned off abs 

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2007 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI 2dr Hatch

150-horsepower 2.5L I5 5-speed manual FWD

Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in Colorado, United States
Mar 2007 - Mar 2010
May 2007

2000 mi
A rattle coming from the dash was noticeable at highway speeds. Dealer found rattle coming from the right defog vent - dealer insulated vent. Rattle gone. 

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2006.5 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI 2dr Hatch

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

Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in Ohio, United States
Feb 2006 - Oct 2008
Oct 2006

6000 mi
"NO SAT RADIO" displayed intermittently. Dealer said they couldn't duplicate. Has since been fixed under TSB which will be reported for next month. 
Nov 2006

8000 mi
"No Sat Radio" displayed when turning on. First trip to dealer told VW wasn't aware of the issue. A TSB was issued 2 weeks later. 

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2006.5 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI 2-door

turbocharged 4-cylinder automated manual 2WD

Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in California, United States
Feb 2007 - Mar 2010
Apr 2007

13000 mi
Sunroof and center vent rattles. 2nd try to get repaired, told "could not duplicate" (BS). Compass stopped working - I HAD TO TELL THEM HOW TO FIX. 

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2007 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI Repair Histories

171 TrueDelta members own (or used to own) a 2007 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI. 114 of these members (66.7%) have reported repairs for their car. A total of 431 repairs to 2007 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTIs--an average of 2.5 per vehicle--have been reported.

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