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2007 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI Problems and Repair Histories

162 TrueDelta members own a 2007 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI. 103 of these members (63.6%) have reported repairs for their car. A total of 323 repairs to 2007 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTIs--an average of 2 per vehicle--have been reported.

See our lemon odds and nada odds page for more details. To see how frequently 2007 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.

Want to read about specific problems behind these stats? Jump to the 2007 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI problem descriptions below.

Don't infer 2007 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI problem frequency from what you see on this page. Many lucky owners have had no repairs, and their cars are not shown.

Percentage of 2007 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI repairs by problem area

36% of the 2007 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI repairs were to the engine, 5% to the transmission, 5% to the brakes, 6% to the suspension, 26% to the electrical or air-conditioning systems, 14% to the body and trim, and 9% to other areas of the vehicle.

Chart based on 323 repairs.

2007 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI repair cost distribution

Of the 2007 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI repairs that were not covered by warranty and were not do-it-yourself repairs, 18% cost less than $100, 53% between $100 and $499, 22% between $500 and $999, and 7% between $1000 and $2499.

Chart based on 72 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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Repair costs are in local units.

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
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
May 2007 0    
5000 58 Rear door does not closed correctly even though the sensor shows is OK. Aligned, but not well enough. 
18000 0 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. 
19000 60 After 2 unsuccessful allignments they desided they need to order hinges for the rear door! 
19000 0 Hinges replaced. 
21000 0 They align the rear door again! 
25000 0 Sunroof could not close. So they replace the entire sunroof! 
26000 0 Rattle from under the dash could not be replicated. Recalled also repair successfully. Sunglass holder repair. 
32000 0 Rattles in dashboard Driver door was misaligned. Panel from roof came off by the rear hatch where the hinges are. 
34000 0 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
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Feb 2007 0    
3000 0 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. 
25000 0 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. 
46000 0 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. 
87000  

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2007 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI 4-door

5-cylinder manual 2WD

Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in New Mexico, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Oct 2006 2000    
3000 0 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
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Sep 2006 3000    
14000 0 Seatbelt retracted very slowly. Dealer replaced it during normal oil service. 
24000 119  
44000 80 Replaced rear brake pads due to wear and tear. Changed oil at the same time. 
48000 0 Warning chime for having lights on no longer worked. 
49000 0 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
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Oct 2006 0    
11000 0 Pads were well within tolerances, however were squealing upon braking. Brought to dealer in conjunction with 10,000mi servicing. 
13000 0 A/C was totally dead. Replaced compressor, condenser, and two valves 
20000 0 Passenger seat belt retractor failed and left the belt inoperable, hanging slack. Replaced under warranty. Required two visits, the second lasting several hours. 
22000 0 Intake Flap Motor failed. CEL set. Part ordered. Parts replaced, code cleared. 
24000 0 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. 
43000 0 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
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
May 2007 3000    
3000 0 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
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Mar 2007 0    
2000 0 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. 
6000 0 pass side seat could be adjusted. entire frame was replaced. 
20000 0 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
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Mar 2007 0    
2000 0 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
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Feb 2006 0    
6000 0 "NO SAT RADIO" displayed intermittently. Dealer said they couldn't duplicate. Has since been fixed under TSB which will be reported for next month. 
8000 0 "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
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Feb 2007 11000    
13000 0 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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