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2007 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI repairs by problem area

Engine (35%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (7%)

Brakes and Traction Control (6%)

Suspension and Steering (7%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (25%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (13%)

Other (8%)

Chart based on 481 repairs.

2007 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI repair cost distribution

$2500+ (1%)

$1000 - $2499 (10%)

$500 - $999 (28%)

$100 - $499 (49%)

< $100 (12%)

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

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Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in Colorado, United States
Feb 2011 - Apr 2011
Mar 2011

65000 mi

US $130
Vacuum hose leak - no power brakes and unstable idle. 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in Minnesota, United States
Jun 2008 - Mar 2010
Jul 2008

24000 mi
Burning oil 

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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 Washington, United States
Jan 2012 - Jul 2015
Jul 2014

143000 mi

US $413
High pressure switch went bad and started leaking. 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in Virginia, United States
Sep 2011 - Aug 2016
Nov 2012

66500 mi

US $500
O2 sensor bad; not happy as the other sensor was replaced just a year ago. 
Dec 2014

87000 mi

US $560
Mass air flow sensor failed, and wiring connector needed repair 
Sep 2015

96000 mi

US $1450
#4 ignition coil shorted and melted wiring leaking valve cover gasket 
Dec 2015

98000 mi

US $1700
remaining coil packs failed; replaced along with spark plugs; other misc top end problems 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in South Africa
Jun 2014 - Jun 2016
Aug 2015

83700 mi

R 30
Transmission Mounting Failed. 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in Virginia, United States
Aug 2007 - Jan 2013
May 2008

30000 mi
Oil change and a airbag light came on for a bad sensor on the driver's seat. 
Jun 2008

31000 mi

US $14
Replaced seat belt harness under warranty. Airbag light was on so I took it in during my 30,000 service. 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in Minnesota, United States
Jan 2007 - May 2013
Jun 2010

38000 mi
Headlight bulb replaced. Driver side rear wheel well trim loose. Part to be replaced. 
Mar 2012

53000 mi

US $450
Replaced driver side rear wheel bearing. 
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. 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in West Virginia, United States
Nov 2007 - Aug 2010
Jun 2007

8000 mi
AC compressor failure - covered under warranty 
Aug 2007

10000 mi
O2 sensor failure - covered under warranty 
Jul 2009

41000 mi
Cruise control stalk failure - covered under warranty 
Jul 2010

58000 mi

US $43
AC would not adequately cool the vehicle after temps reached the mid-90s. VW shop checked all HVAC components, found no issue. AC seems to function normally now. 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in New Jersey, United States
Jun 2010 - Dec 2011
Oct 2010

57000 mi
Oil being pushed out past the oil cap seal. Replaced PCV system. 

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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 Georgia, United States
May 2009 - Aug 2013
Jun 2009

29000 mi
Hissing coming from brake pedal. Was told it may be a hose that needs to be replaced causing a vacuum leak in the brake system. Safe to drive on however. Mechatronic is out of spec, needs to be replaced. Part is being ordered - will be replaced under warranty. 'clacking' sound coming from firewall area. Unable to reproduce during test drive. Still happens from time to time. Dealer said it may be a valve of some such. 
Jul 2009

32000 mi
Replaced brake booster. 
Aug 2009

31000 mi
Mechatronic replaced, hose replaced to fix hissing in brake pedal - hose did not fix problem, brake booster ordered. 
Sep 2009

34000 mi
Saw fluid leaking from transmission, dealer inspected, says saw no leaks etc. 
Dec 2009

38000 mi
Replaced Turbo bypass valve (AKA Diverter Valve). The original DV was prone to failure, replacement was 'D' revision piston style. 
May 2010

44000 mi
Intake manifold flapper valve failed and was replaced (possibly along with a ECU reflash) HID bulb turned pink (apparently an indication that they are about to fail) and was replaced by the dealer. 
Jun 2010

45000 mi
Engine made terrible awful noise, misfired @ 2k rpms and above, would not rev above 4k. Noise stopped prior to arrival at dealership, but misfires persisted. Magically corrected itself somehow? I call bulls---. Dealer denies responsibility 
Jul 2010

45700 mi
Check engine light returned 45 minutes after leaving dealer, returned to dealer the next day. 1 mile out from dealer light turns off. Dealer says no codes present. Test drove and still none. Sounds fishy. 
Sep 2010

47000 mi

US $80
Came in for excessive oil consumption and check engine light. Part replaced for check engine light (which later returned) and part ordered (not yet installed). Had oil replaced and weighed and began oil consumption test 
Oct 2010

48000 mi
Came in for completion of oil consumption test. Results were apparently hard to interpret, seemed likes piston rings may be the culprit. Checked the rings, found damage too extensive to repair. Replaced entire engine. 
Nov 2010

49000 mi
CEL came on, turbo bypass valve (or diverter valve) was found found to have torn) and it was replaced. 
Jun 2011

55000 mi

US $51
Oil filter housing cracked, was replaced. Not a part covered by warranty. Car threw check code for underboost, recirculation valve replaced 
Jul 2011

56000 mi
Turbocharger needed replacing, parts ordered. Turbocharger replaced. 
Dec 2011

59000 mi

US $1000
Paddle shifter malfunctioned, part ordered. Paddle shifter replaced Right front brake caliper seized. Caliper assembly needed to be replaced in addition to pads and rotors which were damaged in the process. 
Jul 2012

67000 mi
HID Headlight burnt out. Not user replaceable - or at least not conveniently. 
Dec 2012

70000 mi
Seat belt tensioner rattles when going over bumps 
Jun 2013

75000 mi

US $20
Oil cap was broken by engine cover during normal operation of the vehicle. Replaced with new oil cap 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in Oklahoma, United States
Oct 2010 - Jul 2016
Aug 2011

55700 mi
Car was hesitating under heavy load (driving fast up the Rocky Mountains), but would recover under normal driving conditions or if the car was turned off for a couple of minutes. Dealer replaced a faulty fuel sensor. No problems since. 
Dec 2011

58000 mi
Oil rings replaced due to abnormal oil consumption. 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in California, United States
May 2011 - Jan 2012
Dec 2011

75000 mi
Air bag light lit up. Shop read the code and said problem was triggered by a seat belt switch. Reset the AB light and so far it hasnt re-lit. 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in Texas, United States
Sep 2012 - Jun 2015
Jan 2013

104300 mi

US $180
Car was misfiring, throwing CEL's. Mechanic ran fuel injector cleaner through it. 
Feb 2013

105700 mi
Misfires again. 
Mar 2013

107000 mi
Find bad TPMS sensor. 
Jun 2013

111000 mi

US $430
Replaced cracked airbox; oil change. 
Jul 2013

112000 mi

US $280
Replacd spark plugs and fuel filter; car had been running lean. 
Oct 2014

139300 mi

US $450
Replace sagging headliner. 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in Ontario, Canada
Jun 2014 - Jul 2016
Dec 2014

94240 mi

C $1100
Replaced timing belt and water pump Cv boot was cracked. Fixed and regreased 
Sep 2015

101060 mi

C $970
Radiator needed to be replaced. Small crack leaking fluid Warranty rust protection. Trunk replaced and repainted 
May 2016

108960 mi
Radiator needed to be replaced again. Covered under parts and labour warranty 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in Illinois, United States
Feb 2012 - Jun 2014
Feb 2014

53000 mi

US $2100
2 of 4 ignition coils failed. Dealer suggesting replacing all 4 as a precaution. 
Mar 2014

54000 mi

US $1500
2 ignition coils failed, all 4 were replaced, and had DSG transmission service 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in Ontario, Canada
Nov 2007 - Oct 2014
Jun 2008

11160 mi
steering rack was groaning Numerous rattles Paint peeling 
Aug 2008

12400 mi
A/c broke, fixed with new compressor. Timing belt needed to be replaced after it "slipped off". 
Apr 2010

37200 mi
cruise control switch needed replacement 
Nov 2013

86020 mi

C $400
Wiper Motor Gearbox seized 
Oct 2014

99200 mi

C $300
Window Regulator Replacement 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in New York, United States
Jul 2009 - Aug 2011
Feb 2010

74700 mi

US $550
Rear brake pads and rotors replaced for first time. Sensor bad in coolant reservoir. Reservoir/sensor assembly replaced. 
Dec 2010

99000 mi

US $250
Replaced left front CV boot which was torn. 
Jun 2011

111000 mi

US $90
Power lumbar support keeps blowing fuse. Probably needs new switch. A/C takes about 5 minutes to start blowing cold. Dealer said it's normal on a hot day. Possibly a switch getting stuck. Could try a $350 repair if it keeps doing it. 
Jul 2011

113000 mi

US $350
Wipers stopped working. Replaced wiper transmission. 
Aug 2011

113000 mi
Lumbar motor keeps blowing fuse. Switch replaced. Problem still there. Motor needs replacing. Too expensive. 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in Oregon, United States
Jan 2014 - Dec 2014
Jun 2014

92000 mi

US $280
part of the A/C system was leaking. Needed replacement and recharge 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in North Carolina, United States
Dec 2008 - Jun 2011
Jul 2008

18000 mi
Engine light (replaced PCV valve), dash rattle addressed 
Aug 2008

20000 mi
Engine light (tumble flap motor malfunctioned once, reset light), dash rattle addressed again. Door that was not aligned properly because the dealer did not put the panel back into place correctly after tinting windows was fixed (not car's fault there). 
Sep 2008

21000 mi
Engine light because of tumble flap motor malfunction again. Replaced tumble flap motor. Dealer actually replaced the clip they broke when tinting windows on door but they broke door microswitch in the process - not car's fault. (Found out later). 
Mar 2009

25000 mi
Engine light for something (think PCV replaced again). Dash rattle again --- actually fixed it for a while. Replaced door microswitch because they broke it while fixing something else they broke on the car. Last time at this dealer. 
Nov 2009

35000 mi
Engine light due to LPFP sensor, replaced LPFP sensor. All repairs to date have been under warranty. 
Jan 2010

37600 mi
Replaced front control arms because they were being loud. Warranty paid for it and alignment. Like the new dealer fwiw. 
Mar 2010

39000 mi
clunk noise when turning sometimes. Made car feel not-aligned. Was strut bearing. Repair was difficult to diagnose, had Crunkyprise rental gratis so it wasn't a big deal at least. 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in Ontario, Canada
Mar 2009 - Mar 2011
Jan 2010

32220 mi
Fuel line sensor replaced. It was causing a check engine light and was included in a recall. 
Aug 2010

38280 mi
Engine cooling fan failed. 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in Texas, United States
May 2016 - Jun 2016
Jun 2016

72000 mi

US $900
Entire headlamp assembly needed to be replaced 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in Colorado, United States
Jul 2007 - Apr 2008
Mar 2007

1000 mi
Check airbag light. TSB performed on passenger wiring harness under warranty. 
Nov 2007

10000 mi
2 TSB's performed. One to reflash the radio to remove "bass spikes". Another to replace the driver door control/window motor to correct security led remaining on. 
Jan 2008

11000 mi
Emergency brake handle rattled. Center dash diffuser vent rattled. 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in Illinois, United States
Feb 2007 - Jun 2016
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. 
Aug 2015

107300 mi

US $450
Wheel bearing replaced after noise Ball joint replaced 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in Ohio, United States
Sep 2007 - Jun 2011
Oct 2007

7000 mi
Replace faulty paddle shifter switch. New stereo software to correct bass flare/ add clock to radio display. 
Oct 2008

12000 mi
Tightened loose dashboard fixation screw which was causing rattle on passenger side. 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in Illinois, United States
Jan 2007 - Dec 2014
Jan 2007

1200 mi
Stereo Bass level and volume would suddenly increase when decelerating. The speed sensitive volume was acting in the opposite direction. Fixed via software flash under warranty. 
May 2008

21000 mi
Check engine light came on for air intake. Required known ECU flash. 
Mar 2009

34000 mi
Fuel tank vapor valve stuck - continuous clicking trying to open. 
Dec 2010

70000 mi

US $75
Audio system stuck on CD mode. 
Nov 2013

98000 mi

US $650
Turbo leaking oil 
Dec 2014

105000 mi
Ignition issue repaired as extension of manufacturer's warranty 

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2007 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI 4dr Hatch

250-horsepower 3.2L V6 6-speed automated manual AWD

Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in Tokyo-Shinagawa, Japan
Jun 2011 - Feb 2015
Jul 2014

48360 mi

$500
Something in the A/C was replaced. Do not have details. 

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2007 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI 4dr Hatch

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

Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in Ontario, Canada
Apr 2008 - Mar 2010
Nov 2009

34720 mi

C $130
Surface corrosion in door sill 
Dec 2009

35340 mi
Surface corrosion in door sill repaired once VW confirmed that it was a warranty covered item. 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in California, United States
Feb 2008 - Aug 2015
Apr 2008

14700 mi
Left tail light went out 
Dec 2009

29000 mi
Light bulb replaced. 
May 2010

32000 mi
Fuel pump went out after being in body shop for two months, causing car to stall. Fuel might have gone bad? VW replaced for free under warranty. 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in Massachusetts, United States
Apr 2007 - Sep 2014
Jan 2007 Replaced engine control module power relay 
Mar 2008

22000 mi
Dead ECU. 
May 2010

62000 mi

US $100
Replaced rear pads and rotors. 
Jun 2010

63000 mi

US $150
Replaced a torn CV joint boot. 
Sep 2012

104000 mi

US $320
EPC light, replaced crank sensor. 
Mar 2013

117000 mi

US $300
Replaced a CV joint boot. 
Jun 2013

122000 mi

US $200
Fixed a muffler leak 
Jan 2014

132500 mi

US $300
Replaced a cracked vaccum line in the brake booster circuit. 
Sep 2014

140000 mi
The automatic transmission failed, repair cost too high, traded the car in. 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in Michigan, United States
Oct 2014 - Dec 2014
Nov 2014

199000 mi

US $411
Replaced right half axle Driver's side lower CV joint failure. Replaced half shaft. 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in California, United States
Mar 2011 - Jun 2016
Sep 2015

144000 mi
Air conditioning compressor going bad 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in California, United States
Mar 2012 - Jul 2016
Apr 2015

101700 mi

US $150
Front driver side axle needed to be replaced 
Mar 2016

110000 mi

US $650
Vacuum pump in brake system was leaking oil, requiring replacement. Part was $350, labor about $200, plus steam cleaning engine to remove oil. 
Jul 2016

112000 mi

US $180
Check engine light and rough idle. Diagnosed by shop as failed coils, quoted $40/coil and ~$150 labor. Purchased replacement parts and made repair myself. Also replaced spark plugs at the same time. 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in Florida, United States
Sep 2013 - Sep 2013
Sep 2013

117000 mi

US $884
Brakes, rotors, pads etc first time since new! 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in Colorado, United States
Sep 2006 - Mar 2009
Feb 2009

14000 mi
Airbag warning light was on. Shop traced it to a bad contact, problem went away after they took the airbag assembly apart and put it back together. 

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2007 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI 4dr Hatch

150-horsepower 2.5L I5 5-speed manual FWD

Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in Saskatchewan, Canada
May 2008 - Aug 2016
Nov 2010

52700 mi

C $200
seal leak on transaxle output shaft 
May 2011

59520 mi
leaking transmission seal 
Nov 2011

69860 mi

C $800
Leaking transmission seal. R and r output. Earnings and r and r seals 
Jun 2014

99820 mi

C $175
replaced brake pads 
Jun 2015

107880 mi

C $1400
Plugged fuel tank vent. Didn't repair right away. Flattened fuel tank and broke pump. 
Jan 2016

113620 mi

C $500
Needed an ignition coil and plugs. Plugs I believe is maintenance but the coil for cylinder 2 had failed. 
Aug 2016

122140 mi

C $800
pollution control air pump had a small leak. 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in Texas, United States
Dec 2011 - Jun 2016
Dec 2013

112000 mi

US $225
Replaced headliner. Forums say this is a common problem for VW in hot climates. 
Sep 2014

130000 mi

US $347
Replaced failing radiator cooling fan, passenger side 
Mar 2015

140000 mi

US $900
Broken anti-sway bar end replaced Vacuum booster leaking 
Dec 2015

158000 mi

US $530
Replaced belts and worn idler pulley assemblies (plastic rollers wear unevenly, causing slippage. They are also sold only as an assembly with the pulleys, driving up repair costs) 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in Ohio, United States
Dec 2006 - Jun 2016
Sep 2008

64000 mi

US $550
Front wheel bearing went bad. Dealer discovered rear wheel bearing was also bad. Two wheel bearings were replaced. 
Apr 2009

98000 mi
Headlight bulb burned out. Replaced.  Other headlight burned out 2 weeks later. Replaced. 
Oct 2010

161700 mi

US $350
Check engine light was periodically on. It was discovered that the front O2 sensor wiring was shorting out. O2 sensor was replaced. 
Jan 2013

206500 mi
Air bag light was on. Checked error code and saw service bulletin was issued for bad wiring connector under seat. Removed connector and soldered wires together. Fixed 
Aug 2013

216000 mi

US $30
The trouble light indicated that the fuel cap was loose. It turned out that the fuel tank pressure was not holding because the valve controlling the gas tank fume canister was stuck in the open position. Replaced EVAP canister purge valve. 
Dec 2014

237000 mi

US $100
Rear bearings making noise, indicating wear. Both rear bearings were replaced. 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in Ontario, Canada
Nov 2014 - Jun 2016
May 2015

92380 mi

C $360
Exhaust flex coupling was leaking, and was replaced. 
Jun 2015

93000 mi
Corroded wire on the rear O2 sensor. Spliced in a new length of wire. 
Dec 2015

94860 mi

C $30
Cabin recirculation motor was broken. Replaced it. 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in Ontario, Canada
Sep 2010 - Mar 2014
Apr 2011

48540 mi
Directional tabs broke off of 3 vents (2 in front, 1.in rear). Dealer ordered parts. 
Jul 2012

60720 mi
Airbag warning light was on. Passenger airbag replaced under warranty. 
Jun 2013

71300 mi
Passenger seat side airbag faulty. Replaced under dealer repair warranty. 2nd time repair for same airbag. 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in Quebec, Canada
Jan 2011 - Jul 2014
Apr 2011

44020 mi
AC not blowing cold air Radio cracking sound when wet Smyrna replaced 
Jun 2012

61380 mi
Lack of cold air from the ac. 
Aug 2013

78740 mi

C $750
Changed the battery and it was the alternator. But the battery was due. 
Mar 2014

90520 mi

C $700
Rear pads and discs were done. Rear wheel bearing replaced. 
Jun 2014

94860 mi

C $300
Air con not working 

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2007 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI 4dr Hatch

115-horsepower 1.6L I4 6-speed manual FWD

Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in Ontario, Canada
Dec 2008 - Jun 2011
Jan 2009

27900 mi

C $100
Air noise at highway speeds from rear passenger door. 

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2007 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI 4dr Hatch

102-horsepower 1.6L I4 5-speed manual FWD

Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in Ontario, Canada
Sep 2011 - Jun 2015
Jan 2012

103300 mi

C $400
rear window shattered. Had freezing rain, started car to defrost,came out window shattered 
Nov 2013

183540 mi

C $130
wheel bearing replaced 
Dec 2013

186000 mi
THE HEATER SWITCH FAN ONLY RAN ON HIGH.. WAS A ELECTIC PANEL UNDER GLOVE BOX 
Mar 2014

197160 mi

C $3000
TIMING BELT BLOWN , HEADS DAMAGED. 
Mar 2015

238080 mi
front wheel bearing noisy. howling sound. replaced noise gone 

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2007 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI 4-door

turbocharged 4-cylinder automated manual 2WD

Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in Hawaii, United States
Jun 2008 - Aug 2008
Jul 2008

16000 mi
Vehicle stalled without warning in traffic. Low fuel sensor malfunction caused engine to shut down. Rear hatch strut failure, seal on hydraulic pressure strut failed. Hatch will not stay open on its own. Dealer does not have part in stock, needed to be ordered, awaiting arrival of part. 
Nov 2008

17000 mi
New hatch strut installed. Car stalling from "overheating solenoid." A/C conking out. 

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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 4-door

5-cylinder automatic 2WD

Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in California, United States
Feb 2008 - Mar 2010
Oct 2008

48000 mi
Tail light replaced. 

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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 York, United States
Jun 2010 - May 2012
Jul 2011

30000 mi
Drivers door rattle, intermittent interior lights and low pressure fuel pump. Scan code showed bad door latch. Replaced under warranty. Appears to be repaired. 
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. 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in Georgia, United States
Feb 2007 - Apr 2011
Jul 2008

22000 mi
A/C compressor stopped working. 
Oct 2010

49000 mi
The A/C stopped working. Shop replaced a faulty switch. 
Apr 2011

52000 mi
Front wheel bearings needed replacement. Decided to trade car in. 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in Connecticut, United States
Apr 2011 - Jul 2011
May 2011

29000 mi
Bad coil pack. Bad timing belt due to a defective piece of engine cover rubbing the belt. Took shop over a week of trial and error to solve problem. In the end I ended up having an entire timing belt job done at 18000 miles. 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in New York, United States
Jan 2011 - Jun 2016
Sep 2012

29000 mi
PCV Valve replacement and check engine light reset. 
Nov 2013

44000 mi

US $500
Engine misfire while under load. Ignition coils and plugs replaced. Problem turned out to be the fuel pressure regulator. 
Jul 2015

68300 mi

US $150
Blown headlight (HID) bulb. 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in Arizona, United States
Apr 2010 - Dec 2010
Dec 2010

50000 mi
Sold with miscellaneous interior squeaks/rattles which were not covered under warranty.  
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in Virginia, United States
Aug 2015 - Oct 2015
Oct 2015

86000 mi
Warning light came on. Two separate parts had failed. All brake booster vacuum lines cracked & were replaced. Crankshaft position sensor failed. 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in Texas, United States
Feb 2011 - Jun 2016
Mar 2011

58000 mi
Airbag light on seat belt sensor non-functional. Apparently not covered vwoa after much coercion paid for just the part and I have to pay labor. 
Feb 2012

67000 mi

US $220
Driver's cv axle boot torn - replaced drivers side axle Seatbelt sensor for airbag failed, new seatbelt fastener required. I called VOA to complain they sent me a new fastener and I installed it myself. Replaced seatbelt, noticed airbag light still came back on.. Dealer had open recall for under seat sensor dealer fixed sensor and reset light. 
Mar 2012

67000 mi
CEL on diagnostic tool points to EVAP issue 
Oct 2012

72000 mi
Headliner falling down..related to poor seal for roof-mounted antenna. 
Apr 2014

84700 mi

US $1100
Timing belt service ... Also thermostat failed after timing belt / water pump change EVAP system - check engine light on .. EVAP system leak N80 valve was replaces 
Oct 2015

95700 mi
Headliner failed 
Jun 2016

108000 mi
Voltage reading is off 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in Quebec, Canada
Nov 2009 - Feb 2010
Feb 2010

36580 mi
Faulty mass air flow. 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in Texas, United States
Oct 2012 - Jun 2016
Mar 2014

43000 mi

US $200
leaking valve on compressor. Compressor replaced. covered by extended warranty windshield wiper switch failed. Intermittent fault was hard to find. replaced switch assy. 
Feb 2015

51000 mi

US $500
headliner was hanging down. replaced with non-oem headliner material by specialist shop 
Jun 2016

57000 mi

US $800
loss of coolant. compressor replaced 2 years ago. 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in Quebec, Canada
Oct 2007 - Jun 2016
Mar 2008

12400 mi
Compass in instrument cluster multi-function display was no longer being displayed and no longer appeared in the settings menu. Fixed by disconnecting battery for 15 minutes to force ECM and compass module reset. 
May 2008

15500 mi
Check engine light came on at 24 500 km, went off by itself at around 25 100 km, after a ~200 km trip. 
Jun 2008

16740 mi
Check Engine light again at 27000 km. This time it's a misfire on Cylinder 2. Reset computer by disconnecting battery for 15 minutes to clear CEL. 
Sep 2008

20460 mi
Manufacturer TSB for intake flap motor replacement that was causing the frequent Check Engine lights. 
Nov 2008

22940 mi

C $10
Intake snorkel access cover went missing. Replaced with new part. 
Aug 2009

34100 mi
Driver and passenger door were damaged last winter by ice accumulation that deformed the sheetmetal near the hinges. This was repaired this August under warranty as it was covered by a manufacturer issued TSB. 
Jan 2010

39680 mi
Electric door lock mechanism sensor failed on driver's side door. The car could no longer determine if door was locked or not, so the "door locked" light on driver's door was lit at all times when car was running, even if door wasn't locked. 
Apr 2010

42160 mi
Driver's seat height adjustment mechanism seized. 
Feb 2011

57040 mi

C $1050
Worn rear-right wheel bearing. Rear washer jet seized to mounting nut and started tracking with the wiper. Wiper motor assembly replaced. 
Mar 2011

58900 mi

C $10
Roof-mounted whip antenna broke off at base. Caused by water infiltration in antenna that caused it to corrode internally. 
Sep 2011

69440 mi

C $650
Relay 167 failed, causing the ECU to stop seeing 4 critical sensors. This caused the ECU to shut down the turbocharger and put the engine in limp mode. 
Nov 2011

71920 mi
Extremely rough idle and check engine light when cold-starting engine. Dealership replaced injector for Cylinder 3 and R&R intake manifold. Rust and paint peeling on hatchback. Waiting on VW Canada analysis for warranty coverage. 
Jan 2012

74400 mi
Rust developed on hatch and driver side fender. Dealership noticed that rear hatch handle was badly corroded internally while repairing a rust problem. 
Feb 2012

76000 mi

C $200
Air recycle flap motor failed, blocking the flap in the recycle position, causing excessive window fogging when driving. Since HVAC was disassembled, also changed blower motor as a preventative measure because it was getting noisy. 
Apr 2012

78700 mi

C $200
Rear wiper nozzle broke 
Jul 2013

97700 mi

C $90
Retaining sleeve rusted out and broke, separating the exhaust system in the middle. 
Aug 2013

99200 mi

C $1000
Failing wheel bearing on rear wheel. Dealer replaced. Wiper transmission (linkage) seized because of accumulated corrosion. Dealer replaced with new transmission. 
Nov 2013

102940 mi

C $600
Thermostat failed, causing low coolant temps and CEL 
Jun 2014

108500 mi

C $780
Intermittent communication faults between accelerator and throttle body on cold starts (not while driving). Misfires, goes into limp mode, DTC code appears. Returns to normal when code cleared. Dealer replaced wiring based on TSB for different engine. Replaced accelerator module myself, problem reoccurred two days later. 
Aug 2014

110980 mi
Rust repair covered by VW 12 year warranty. Replaced hood, front passenger door skin, right fender. New parts installed, painted. Vehicle went into limp mode, same issue as previously reported, ongoing problem. Reset ECU and car started correctly again. Root cause still not found. 
Sep 2014

112220 mi

C $300
Replaced engine cover with integrated air filter as current one was coming apart, not sealing up tightly along front edge (wear & tear). No driveability symptoms yet. 
Nov 2014

114700 mi

C $400
Engine running rough with lit CEL and code indicating misfires for cylinder # 3. Replaced all spark plugs and coil packs as a fix + preventative measure. Rear headlight leveling sensor actuator arm corroded through and broke. Replaced with new headlight leveling sensor assembly. 
Jun 2015

120280 mi

C $800
Car developed oil leak at valve cover gasket. Replaced + did regular maintenance oil change at the same time. Car developed oil leak at manual transmission side cover plate (rusted through). Replaced. Mechanic noticed exhaust flex pipe was near the point of failure and recommended a replacement. 
Sep 2015

124000 mi

C $512
Intermittent EPC light when driving. This had multiple fix attempts without resolution since 06/2014, but was now so frequent that another attempt was needed. Fix was to re-do a previous Throttle Body electrical wiring repair by dealer. Replaced rusted rear wiper arm retaining nut. Original nut was in unfinished metal and is exposed to the elements. Replacement VW part # now has a black paint finish. Replaced before nut seized to wiper motor & for cosmetic reasons. 1,60$ 
Feb 2016

128960 mi

C $1110
Rear driver side caliper was leaking brake fluid. Replaced with new unit. Replaced driver door skin because of rust. Covered 70% by VW Canada. 
Mar 2016

129580 mi

C $210
Passenger Rear Brake Dust shield rusted out and broke off mounting bracket. Mechanic removed, did not replace as this would involve removing brake disk and potentially damaging bearing. Engine is leaking oil from intake duct. Mechanic checked and was not able to pinpoint source of leak, but suspects turbo blow-by. Windshield Washer fluid bottle is leaking. Losing around 1L per week. Driver door rubber seal was loose when opening door one morning. Noticed missing retaining clip on trim piece. Passenger side rubber seal broken. Noticed while investigating driver side problem reported earlier. 
Apr 2016

130780 mi

C $300
Replaced rear wiring looms (2X) to fix non-functional rear wiper. Some wires in original looms had frayed and broken 
Jun 2016

132680 mi

C $19
Replace L-R bumper side marker lights. Both had cracked reflectors. Mostly a cosmetic issue as both were still in working condition. Replaced headlight washers fluid pump as it was the source of a previously identified washer fluid leak Replaced plastic engine under-shield. Was cracked and drooping. 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in California, United States
Mar 2007 - Mar 2010
Oct 2007

13000 mi
Airbag fault sensor connector went bad. Replaced part, took about 2 hours. Covered by warranty. 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in Colorado, United States
Jan 2009 - May 2010
Jan 2009

20000 mi
Failed ABS pump fixed under warranty. 
Sep 2009

28000 mi
Intake manifold flap motor fixed under warranty. 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in Florida, United States
Apr 2012 - Jul 2012
Apr 2012

78000 mi

US $291
Replaced intake manifold control motor Replaced cracked vacuum pump hose. Scheduled oil change. 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in Connecticut, United States
Feb 2008 - Jun 2011
Mar 2008

14000 mi
Also brake lights did not work, reverse lights came on when brake pedal was depressed. Ordered and replaced brake light switch, also under warranty. CEL due to flapper motor. Replaced under warranty. 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in Virginia, United States
- Sep 2007
Sep 2007

20200 mi
A/C Compressor failure, replaced compressor and parts of A/C system per TSB. Warranty repair. 

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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 Washington, United States
Sep 2007 - Jun 2016
Mar 2007

750 mi
Driver side fog light harness melted. Wrong part ordered, part had to be re-ordered. Passenger door back-lighting failed. Dealership diagnosed the problem incorrectly, new appointment made for correct diagnosis. 
Apr 2007

1019 mi
New driver-side fog light harness installed. New passenger door regulator installed. 
Sep 2008

12300 mi
Air Conditioner compressor seized. New compressor, evaporator, & expansion chamber ordered and installed under warranty. 
Oct 2008

13354 mi
Sirius module failed, center arm rest would not lock into place, Navigation screen on MFD failed. New Sirius module, arm rest, & gauge cluster ordered and installed under warranty. 
Jul 2013

50000 mi

US $30
Replaced coolant temperature sensor. 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in Mexico, Mexico
Feb 2013 - Aug 2016
Mar 2013

61380 mi

$300
Mass oxygen sensor replaced @76,000 kilometers 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in Arizona, United States
Aug 2007 - Dec 2014
Sep 2007

9000 mi
Sudden loss of turbo boost pressure driving. Determined to be a faulty diverter valve. 
May 2008

18000 mi
Stuck sunroof (would not close). Dealer re-lubed mechanical components under warranty. Problem fixed. 
Oct 2008

22800 mi
Power lumbar in the driver seat stopped functioning. Servos and motors replaced under warranty. Rear disc brakes started squeaking. Dealer determined the cause to be worn pads and rotors. Replaced, but out of pocket. Navigation system locked up. Dealer flashed to latest firmware, which fixed the problem. 
Nov 2008

23000 mi
First airbag malfunction light. Determined to be a faulty igniter. 
Mar 2009

30000 mi
Second airbag malfunction light. Another faulty igniter replaced. 
May 2011

51000 mi
Third airbag malfunction light. Airbag harness under driver seat repaired under recall. All four ignition coils also replaced during the same visit (another recall). 
Jul 2011

54000 mi
Fourth airbag malfunction light. Entire harness replaced under recall. 
Oct 2011

56000 mi

US $110
Hatch gas struts failed. No longer under warranty, so I bought the parts and repaired it myself. 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in North Carolina, United States
Apr 2012 - Jul 2012
Apr 2012

54000 mi

US $1900
A/C STOPPED AROUND 51,000 MILES,CAR WAS TAKEN TO DEALER FOR REPAIR,DEALER CALLED AND SAID THAT THE AC WAS BLOWING COOL AIR,NOT COLD.THEN SAID THAT THEY CHECKED COMPRESSURE OIL AND FOUND METAL PARTICALS SO THE TOTAL SYSTEM HAD TO BE REPLACED. 
Jul 2012

56000 mi

US $875
CHECK ENGINE LIGHT,COLD START MISFIRE,DEALER SAID THE CAR WAS FIXED,CAR SAT FOR 4 HOURS,RESTARTED, ENGINE LIGHT CAME BACK ON,BACK TO DEALER FOR REPAIR,THEY SAID THAT THEY NEED TO KEEP CAR.WAS TOLD THAT THEY REPLACED 2 INJECTORS 
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
Aug 2014 - Feb 2016
Nov 2014

91000 mi

US $485
Cracked and leaking CV joint boot. Passenger Rear. 
May 2015

98000 mi

US $900
Wires leading to drivers side low/dipped beam had cracking insulation that was falling off, exposing bare wires. Entire headlight housing needed to be replaced. Play was discovered in the tie rod end bushings, causing sloppy steering. 
Jan 2016

105000 mi

US $50
Stuck thermostat Misfire, coil pack died shutting off second cylinder after accelerating from a stop light. 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in Utah, United States
Apr 2016 - Jun 2016
May 2016

116000 mi
Engine warning lamp, P0171, running lean, leaky vacuum. A damaged vacuum hose was replaced. 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in Massachusetts, United States
Dec 2006 - Jun 2015
Apr 2010

75300 mi

US $250
Cam follower failed. 
May 2010

75700 mi

US $1500
Intake cam fuel pump lobe heavily worn. 
Jan 2015

155000 mi

US $430
Blown coil pack 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in New York, United States
May 2009 - Aug 2010
Jun 2009

30000 mi
Short in electrical system of passenger side mirror turn signal. Dealer replaced mirror signal electronics unit. 
Jul 2010

42000 mi
Radiator Fan Assembly replaced since 1 of 2 radiator fans had failed, causing remaining working radiator fan to operate at above "normal" speed to make up for cooling loss. 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in New York, United States
Sep 2007 - Dec 2012
Mar 2009

60000 mi
Bad catalytic converter. 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in New York, United States
Apr 2007 - Mar 2010
May 2008

12000 mi
Problem with radio. 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in California, United States
May 2008 - Jun 2010
Oct 2008

43000 mi
airbag fault / problem in passenger seatbelt 
Jul 2009

50000 mi

US $100
compressor blew apart. replaced all parts of the A/C 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in Ontario, Canada
Sep 2008 - Feb 2016
Mar 2011

42160 mi
Fuel cap warning light came on, leading up to a MIL. Minor EVAP leap detected, vacuum hose replaced as per TSB. 
Jun 2012

50840 mi
Timing belt tensioner squeaking / chirping noises on cold starts. 
Jan 2014

71480 mi

C $200
Changed diverter valve to latest revision. 
Jan 2015

84280 mi

C $500
Battery drained when car is off. Electrical was diagnosed, turned out to a bad rear wiper harness. Wires shorted, caused system to remain "alive" when car is off, thus draining battery. Rear wiper didn't work either. Harness replaced. 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in Minnesota, United States
Sep 2013 - Sep 2014
Nov 2013

65700 mi

US $700
AC compressor seized. 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in Virginia, United States
Jan 2011 - Jun 2012
Feb 2011

57000 mi
Airbag Warning Light and Recall for ignition coils 
Apr 2011

59000 mi
Typo on previous entry: the mileage was 59,000, not 54,000. 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in Texas, United States
Feb 2010 - Apr 2011
Feb 2011

37000 mi
Cold start issues. Intermittent fuel cut-out. Dealer replaced the air-intake sensor. Helped with the cold start issue. Still have an issue with the fuel cut-out. 
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. 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in Massachusetts, United States
May 2007 - Jun 2016
Mar 2014

75000 mi

US $1100
Leaking cylinder 
Sep 2014

81000 mi

US $700
Replaced loose wheel bearings. 
Mar 2015

87000 mi

US $600
Bad oil leak - there was a crack somewhere and a few things needed to be replaced. 
Oct 2015

98300 mi

US $1700
Replaced timing belt, cleaned carbon buildup from various spots 
Jun 2016

111000 mi

US $1200
Catalytic converter and timing belt 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in Florida, United States
Sep 2010 - Jun 2011
Mar 2010

30000 mi
Low pressure switch 
Oct 2010

35000 mi
Valve cover gasket 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in South Carolina, United States
Oct 2007 - Dec 2011
Jun 2008

11000 mi
Popping sound in front suspension under load. Resolved by tightening subframe bolts. 
May 2009

22000 mi
Nozzle popped off of rear window washer. Installed nozzle 
Sep 2009

26000 mi

US $550
Cooked the brakes during a mountain run; replaced front pads and rotors.  
Nov 2010

36000 mi

US $1200
Creaking from front end. Diagnosed as control arm bushings, existing TSB. Parts on hand, fixed under warranty same day. Rear wiper nozzle popped off. Replaced with new design under warranty. Buzzing from center console, could not reproduce. Mechanism for sliding seat forward and back broken on driver's seat 
Nov 2011

50000 mi

US $200
One of the HID headlamps burned out. Purchased new headlamp and attempted to replace myself unsuccessfully. Took to dealer to reinsert bulbs. 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in Arizona, United States
Jun 2009 - Jun 2011
Jul 2010

48000 mi
Replace flapper valves (2) inside dash, these are valves controlling air flow for heat and A/C and they were making a slapping noise. Order parts. Repair squeaking seatbelt retractor driver side. Order parts. Flapper valves replaced, successful. Seatbelt retractor still squeaks and will require another trip to fix it. 

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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 Alberta, Canada
Feb 2011 - Jun 2016
Jun 2013

50220 mi

C $650
1) Replace left front driveshaft  2) Replace both rear hub bearings 
Feb 2014

59500 mi

C $7
left headlight bulb (again) Both headlight bulbs now replaced 2x. 
Apr 2014

63840 mi

C $430
right outer boot had tear so replaced axle 
Nov 2014

67580 mi
Changed left axle again, due to factory defect...outer boot leaking grease. Repair shop replaced it N/C 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in Ohio, United States
Jul 2010 - Sep 2015
Dec 2010

47000 mi
Ipod hookup was not playing well so it was replaced under cerified warranty at no cost to me 
May 2011

51000 mi
The driver side emergency brake handle had a small amount of damage to it. It was replaced under the certified warranty before any further problems developed. 
Jun 2014

93000 mi

US $25
Bad coil pack causing a misfire. $25 and 30 minutes to fix. 
Sep 2014

95000 mi

US $220
Bad rear wheel bearings, replaced both. 
Oct 2014

96000 mi

US $900
Bad valve body, part paid for by VW. Labor I paid for. 
Feb 2015

100700 mi

US $200
Replaced torn cv boot and 2 wheel bearings 
Sep 2015

108000 mi

US $400
Replaced rotors and pads all around. Replaced fuel filter also. 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in Pennsylvania, United States
Mar 2008 - Mar 2010
May 2009

15000 mi
KNOCKING AT IDLE. FORWARD O2 SENSOR REPLACED. 
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 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in Texas, United States
Oct 2010 - Dec 2011
Aug 2011

74000 mi

US $80
Oil Filter Housing leaking. Replaced with new OEM part.  

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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
Jul 2007 - Jun 2016
May 2010

38000 mi
Noisy left rear wheel bearing. Replaced under warranty 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in North Carolina, United States
Nov 2009 - Sep 2015
Dec 2009

40000 mi
Defective door lock actuator. 
Jan 2010

41000 mi
Defective power door lock actuator caused (1) fuel pump not to prime upon opening driver's door and (2) windows to not open/close when inserting key in driver's door. 
Oct 2010

56000 mi

US $40
Car ran rough on startup in morning, obvious misfire, code indicated cyl 1 misfired. Replaced faulty ignition coil, problem fixed. 
Nov 2010

56000 mi

US $23
A second ignition coil failed (2 failures of original coils within a month), not covered by existing VW recall on coils, VW not willing to reimburse. 
Jun 2015

129000 mi
Fuel pump failed 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in New York, United States
May 2011 - Oct 2015
Oct 2015

114000 mi
Car is rusting on wheel wells and hood 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in New York, United States
Apr 2011 - Jul 2012
Jan 2012

70700 mi

US $40
wire was frayed on spark plug 
Jul 2012

76000 mi
Erased trouble code before inspection failed inspection needed to drive it before going to inspect. Just driving around waiting for system to be ready 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in Washington, United States
Jul 2015 - Jun 2016
Sep 2015

164000 mi

US $2500
Transmission failed without any warning making it unable to drive as well as a safety hazard. I spent 1700 dollars on this. It is a sealed transmission and there is no way to know it is failing and leaking from axels until it is to late. 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in California, United States
Feb 2013 - Jun 2016
Jun 2015

118000 mi

US $200
Bad wheel bearing. Replaced bearing w/hub. 
Mar 2016

135000 mi

US $144
Replaced front and rear pads. 
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. 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in Michigan, United States
Jan 2008 - May 2010
Apr 2008

10000 mi
Rattle coming from HVAC unit at center of the dash. Fixed. Water in the spare tire well, replaced drain plug. Rear windshield wiper spray director fell off, replaced. 
Jan 2010

33000 mi

US $150
The rear brakes were squeaking slightly when cold at low speeds for the past few thousand miles. I brought the car in for scheduled maintenance and asked the mechanic to check the pads. Rear pads were down to less than 1mm.  
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in Ontario, Canada
Mar 2011 - Jun 2016
Mar 2012

32860 mi
airbag warning light appeared: replaced wiring to passenger side airbag (repair covered under VW CPO warranty) 
Aug 2012

36360 mi
Fan only works on High, Resistor replaced - covered under VW CPO warranty 
Apr 2013

41220 mi

C $185
Plastic button on rear side panel that holds up the tonneau cover snapped, required replacement of rear side panel. 125 for the part. Airbag Sensor light on- passenger airbag required replacement 
Nov 2013

47740 mi

C $30
replacement of radio antenna (screw-in mast) - due to rubber failure the mast broke off. Replaced by owner, part purchased at dealer. 
Mar 2014

50840 mi

C $200
EPC light flashed amber then solid (car running rough). Service suggested tow to dealer not drive. Codes cleared (misfire code), car ran fine next trip. Sparks and coils reported OK (sparks changed recently). See if it happens again. 
Aug 2014

53600 mi

C $1150
Wheel (left rear) not turning properly - diagnostic revealed seized calliper. Part ordered in for next-day replacement. Replaced cracked rear suspension coil. 
Jun 2015

59520 mi
replaced 2 emissions valves 
Aug 2015

62420 mi

C $600
Some panels replaced or painted due to rust. Covered by VW warranty 

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2006.5 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI 4dr Hatch

250-horsepower 3.2L V6 6-speed manual AWD

Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in Hong Kong, China
Jul 2013 - Apr 2014
Apr 2013

33480 mi

$500
Replaced front lower wishbone bushing both left and right. Also replaced front drive shaft dust cover. 
May 2013

35340 mi

$747
Replaced aircon compressor 
Oct 2013

38840 mi
Driveshaft boot replacement. 
Apr 2014

43400 mi

$1200
Driveshaft outer boot replacement 

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2006.5 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI 4dr Hatch

150-horsepower 2.5L I5 5-speed manual FWD

Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in Illinois, United States
Jul 2010 - Jun 2016
Sep 2012

51000 mi

US $483
Replaced and sealed oil pan gasket. 
Jun 2013

55000 mi

US $310
Rear brake rotors and pads replacement. 
Sep 2015

70000 mi

US $705
Vacuum pump replacement. 
Feb 2016

73300 mi

US $360
Replaced MAF Sensor and Evap Purge Regulator Valve. 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in Pennsylvania, United States
Aug 2009 - Apr 2014
Jan 2012

58000 mi
Grinding of gears for the recirc flapper. Fixed by breaking one of the plastic pins on the flapper, letting the gears reset their position and then re-gluing the pin back in place. 
Jan 2013

72700 mi
Secondary Air Injection pump is having difficulties setting readiness; this is a requirement in PA for emissions testing and have logged 1000 miles trying to let the ECU set the readiness. It has not as of today. 
Aug 2013

78000 mi
Catalytic converter went bad, fixed under EPA warranty. 
Sep 2013

79000 mi
Catalytic converter did NOT fail. Combi/EGR valve was removed, cleaned and put back on vehicle. All CELs have been cleared. 
Feb 2014

82000 mi

US $120
Replaced the combi valve for the SAI/EGR system. 

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2006.5 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI 2dr Hatch

turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4 6-speed manual FWD

Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in California, United States
Jan 2007 - Mar 2009
Oct 2007

20000 mi
AC compressor seized. Compressor, condenser, receiver/drier replaced. Hoses and evaporator cleaned. System recharged. 
Jan 2008

23000 mi

US $45
All rotating steering wheel controls, lights and horn stopped working. Air bag light came on. 
Aug 2008

30000 mi
ECP and MIL lights on. Reflash of ECU solved the problem. Also had the 30K miles service performed. 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in Pennsylvania, United States
Mar 2008 - Mar 2010
May 2008

8000 mi
Intermittent hard start when the engine is cold. The engine will just crank maybe 10 times and won't start. If you turn the car off and try again, it will start right up Dealer could not replicate. Updated ECU. 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in Texas, United States
Jun 2009 - Jun 2011
Feb 2010

30000 mi
I smell coolant smell inside the car, suspected the heater core. Dealer performed pressure test of cooling system ("...pressurized cooling system for an hour...") but found no leaks. 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in Maryland, United States
Aug 2009 - Dec 2015
Mar 2012

86000 mi

US $250
The MIL (check engine) light came on and the dealer diagnosed it as a small leak in the evaporative emission system. The dealer replaced a hose. CEL came back on 2 days later. Dealer is trying to figure out next steps. 
Apr 2012

86300 mi

US $95
It was found that the wastegate had a small leak which was causing a check engine light. The wastegate was replaced. 
Feb 2014

116000 mi

US $650
1. Vehicle was bucking in cold weather right after a start. Check engine light was on. It was determined the fuel pump and cam follower needed to be replaced. 2. Misfire was detected after repair and the fuel injector was replaced. 
May 2014

124000 mi

US $1500
Front right wheel bearing replaced.  Airbag fault found and airbag clockspring and control module replaced. 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in Maine, United States
Jun 2008 - Sep 2013
Apr 2010

56000 mi

US $120
Intake manifold motor failure 
Jun 2011

90000 mi

US $400
Engine idle surging. PCV valve replaced.  
Sep 2011

97000 mi

US $265
Wheel bearing replaced.  
Jun 2013

147000 mi

US $1300
Engine misfires due to carbon buildup on intake valves. Intake and valves cleaned, fuel injectors replaced. Cam follower for high pressure fuel pump worn. Cam follower and high pressure fuel pump replaced. 
Aug 2013

147000 mi

US $900
Broken spring Faulty diverter valve 

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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. 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in Florida, United States
Jul 2008 - Feb 2013
Mar 2008

12100 mi
Center vent rattle fixed under warranty. Random bass 'boom' from radio fixed under warranty. 
Apr 2010

30700 mi
PCV valve failure, replaced under warranty. Car runs but idles badly, check engine light on. 
Jul 2011

44000 mi
Entire fabric of roof headliner detached and fell down. Foam backing on original headliner decomposed leading to total failure of foam and adhesive. Entire headliner replaced by vehicle manufacturer under goodwill (vehicle out of warranty). 
Jun 2012

52000 mi

US $500
Electronic throttle failure - multiple warning lights simultaneously. Throttle body and wiring replaced by dealer. Common fault, but out of warranty. Asked VW for goodwill - claim denied so I had to pay full cost of repair. 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in Wisconsin, United States
Sep 2008 - Apr 2010
Mar 2009

38000 mi
CEL caused by intake flapper motor sensor - out of range. 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in North Carolina, United States
Aug 2009 - Oct 2012
Sep 2009

43000 mi
Car was making a reverbration in the right front tire. Turned out to be a wheel bearing. Dealer misdiagnosed the problem as the right rear wheel bearing and replaced it instead. 
Apr 2010

50000 mi

US $39
Bad wheel bearing in the car. Was taking it in for a rotate and balance and they finally narrowed the issue down to the front passenger side wheel bearing 
May 2010

50600 mi
Airbag sensor showed faulty passenger seat airbag. Dealer replaced airbag in the seat.  
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in California, United States
Oct 2006 - Mar 2016
Mar 2006

500 mi
Replaced warped timing belt cover (rubbing on pulley)under warranty. No further problems with this item. 
Feb 2007

12000 mi
Dealer replaced cracked high-mount brake light lens. 
Nov 2008

34000 mi
Dome lights failed to operate with doors opening and closing. Dealer diagnosed faulty lighting unit and ordered part. Dealer successfully replaced faulty dome light unit. Also performed VW Recall 03 (ECM software update).  
Dec 2008

36000 mi
Previous "software update" rapair turned up failed air control in intake runner and triggered Check Engine light. Dealer had part on hand and made repair. Successful. 
May 2009

43000 mi
Loud rattle in rear, Dealer tightened lose fuel tank straps. Driver's power window express feature not working. Replaced faulty window motor. Now driver's door won't unlock with remote! Total warranty repairs since new $7500! Replaced tail light assembly 
Dec 2009

50000 mi

US $40
Dealer changed oil and filter to begin oil consumption test and said that VWs are known for using more oil than usual. 
Mar 2010

53000 mi
Dealer completed 3000 mile oil consumption test. Recorded use rate of one quart per 2000 miles. Stated that one quart per 1200 miles is acceptable. Oil used was Castrol SynTek 5W-40. 
Oct 2010

63000 mi

US $128
Engine stumbled at speed and EPC light came on. Went out after restart. Dealer found code P1603 (Control Module Defective Sporadic). VW TSB and Tech Line advised "clear code, wait and see". No problems in two weeks. Drives fine. 
Mar 2011

69000 mi
Engine ran rough on cold start, CEL flashed. Smoothed out and CEL went off. Dealer reported code P303 - random misfire no. 3 cylinder with related service bulletin. All OK now. 
Jul 2011

76000 mi

US $300
Left CV boot torn, replaced. 
Jul 2012

89000 mi

US $425
Replaced faulty turbo relief valve (CEL code low turbo pressure) and loss of power. 
Jan 2013

100000 mi

US $300
Replaced torn right CV boot found during oil change 
Sep 2013

105000 mi
After closing driver's door, all doors would lock automatically with no outside command. Unlocked with fob and they would lock again. Opened and closed all doors and hatch. Problem was resolved with no trip to dealer. 
Feb 2014

108500 mi

US $400
MIL light on. Code p0456 - evap. purge solenoid not holding vacuum. Replaced part. All OK. 
Nov 2014

115000 mi

US $591
Both headlight igniters failed within two days. Replaced, all OK.  Dealer also found noisy starter drive. Will Replace later (est. $700) if the noise changes to a growl (update: never did). Looking for new car. 
Feb 2016

126000 mi
Failed emissions "Snap" test (smoke in exhaust). Dealer found misfire code, replaced spark plugs and ran injection cleaner. 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in Texas, United States
Feb 2010 - Feb 2012
Mar 2010

47500 mi
Brought it into the dealership because my check engine light came on intermittently over a two day period. A sensor on the turbo was going haywire... fixed on the spot, free under warranty. 
Mar 2011

77000 mi
Two windshield cracks occurred overnight in cold weather. One starts vertically from rearview mirror and turns 90 degrees horizontal, running toward the passenger side, 3 feet long. The other is more than 3 feet long and runs through both wipers. 
Feb 2012

93000 mi
The replacement DSG transmission that VW installed in 2010 started clunking and hesitating and surging, just like the first one did, so I went into the dealer to ask about out-of-warranty replacement cost: $6,600. No repair was performed. The only other unrepaired problem was a Check Engine light which I scanned and it turned out to be a cylinder misfire, probably an old sparkplug or something, so I didn't bother with it.  
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in California, United States
Jul 2010 - Jun 2016
Aug 2011

73000 mi

US $306
Torn/broken LF CV boot, replaced with a new CV bot turbo diverter valve broken with a torn diaphragm, replaced with a new/redesigned valve. took me less than an hour 

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2006.5 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI 2dr Hatch

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

Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in New York, United States
Nov 2008 - Sep 2014
Aug 2010

26000 mi
Audio system controls 'peeling' - VW replaced entire radio. 
Jun 2011

33000 mi

US $11
Some rust developing at top of both front wheel wells. Dremeled to bare metal, primed and repainted. Actual area on both fenders approx 1" x 2.5". Looks 'okay'. 
Oct 2011

35300 mi

US $200
Torn outer CV boot (left). No physical damage, so assumption is just a bad boot. Replaced entire half shaft with remanufactured unit vs boot replacement. 
Oct 2012

44000 mi

US $140
Door lock module (Driver side) that was replaced when car had 6,500 was defective again at 43,000. Somewhat common issue with Mark IV and V Rabbits/Golfs. 
Sep 2013

50000 mi

US $80
Normal rear brake replacement - pads and rotors replaced with Wearever from Advance Auto. Fronts are still okay but will require replacement in next 3 months. Excellent life from original rear brakes. 
Oct 2013

51000 mi

US $254
Replaced both rear coil springs. Both broke near bottom of coil. 
Nov 2013

52000 mi

US $80
Normal front pad and rotor replacement. 
Apr 2014

54500 mi

US $55
Passenger side mirror glass fell out of mirror housing as was no longer adhering to the heated backing pad. 
Aug 2014

58000 mi

US $58
Replaced right rear ABS sensor and right rear wheel bearing & hub assembly 

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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. 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in California, United States
Jul 2006 - Jul 2014
Aug 2007

9000 mi
Passenger door window stuck in closed position. Power window fixed. 
Feb 2008

13000 mi
A dashboard support bracket bolt was broken causing the metal support to rattle over bumps. Dashboard had to be removed to replace bolt. 

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