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2010 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI Repair Histories

281 TrueDelta members own (or used to own) a 2010 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI. 144 of these members (51.2%) have reported repairs for their car. A total of 372 repairs to 2010 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTIs--an average of 1.3 per vehicle--have been reported.

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Percentage of 2010 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI repairs by problem area

Chart based on 372 repairs.

2010 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI repair cost distribution

Chart based on 35 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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2010 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI

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Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in Alabama, United States
Dec 2009 - Jun 2012
6000 mi   ground effects poor fit and finish 
40300   replace mechatronics unit on transmission 

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2010 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI 4dr Hatch

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

Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in Illinois, United States
Oct 2009 - Jun 2011
3000 mi   Replaced a piece of broken trim covering the driver's B-pillar and seatbelt exit. 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in Alberta, Canada
Oct 2009 - Jun 2011
  Oil pan heater malfunctioned and blew up my external socket on my house. Dealer replaced oil pan heater. 
341 mi   Oil pan heater failure. Required replacement by dealer. Covered by warranty. 

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2010 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI 4dr Hatch

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

Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in Pennsylvania, United States
Oct 2009 - Sep 2014
1000 mi   Exhaust/Emissions leak 
1000   Bad Oxygen sensors and EGR. Random problem with 2010 VW diesels. 
25000   steering wheel electronics died, no horn etc. Stering wheel module replaced. 
33000 US $52 Engine light flashed 3 times. Dealer found fault code relating to loose connection on throttle body. 
34000   Intercooler frozen. Dealer replaced with updated part. 
37000   Low tire air light was on but no tires were low, computer needed to be reset. 
49300   bad thermal valve in intercooler. intercooler froze up. 
50700   Intercooler icing issue. Second time this happened, this time the dealer installed the new thermostat sensor update. 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in Minnesota, United States
Sep 2009 - Mar 2012
1000 mi   Bad O2 Sensors (front and rear) within 20 miles of driving the car from the lot new. Had to return for diagnosis, no parts available, parts ordered. 
3500   Return trip for O2, parts installed 2000 miles after problem appeared 
9000   Low tire pressure warning light came on. All tires were properly inflated. Dealer checked the car and said there was an incorrect setting in the computer, and reset it. Problem has not reappeared (in 1,200 miles since). 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in Texas, United States
Oct 2009 - Jun 2011
2000 mi   O2 sensor #2 defective. No part available. Part ordered but not installed Sensor R & R 
5000   Broken interior hatch cover hanger. Dealer ordered part for installation under warranty. 

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2010 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI 4dr Hatch

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

Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in Washington, United States
Nov 2009 - Sep 2014
1000 mi   Faulty Oxygen Sensor. Replaced Oxygen Sensor Driver's side door panel replaced due to arriving from factory with wrong color panel. 

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2010 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI 2dr Hatch

turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4 6-speed manual FWD

Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in Maryland, United States
Oct 2009 - Sep 2014
2000 mi   big air/wind noise noticed from driver's door seal. Dealer adjusted door, noise still there but not as bad. 
12000   rear washer dribbles/leaks fluid under hard acceleration onto back windshield. VW has TSB issued, dealership ordered new kit and repaired. Still leaks a little 4 weeks later. Not worth going back to dealer over. Have complained twice now for air/wind noise common to Mk 6 2 door Golfs/GTI. Dealer adjusted striker plate, reduced temporarily but noise/air leak still present and noticeble at speed, in tunnel, etc. 
13000   Water pump failed at 13,000 miles. Dealer found problem, replaced under warranty. Apparently this is a known issue with the Mk 6 platform as well. 
51000   water pump failed. third one in 50,000 miles. dealer replaced under warranty. 

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2010 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI 2dr Hatch

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

Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in California, United States
Jan 2010 - Jun 2011
3000 mi   MIL light went on at 2,900 miles. Took to dealer, diagnosed as a faulty oxygen sensor. Took a day for part to come in. Replaced for free. 

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2009.5 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI 4dr Hatch

twincharged 160hp 1.4L I4 7-speed automated manual FWD

Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in Victoria, Australia
Mar 2009 - Feb 2012
4340 mi   water pump bearing was tight, causing slippage of drive belt 
8680   Magnetic coupling of supercharger drive was making a sharp chirp noise when it engages between 1200 to 2000 rpm. 
12400   loud rumbling noise from tyres or bearings 
20460   Supercharger clutch assembly was replaced for the second time. This time with a updated design clutch. 
35960   Car had starting problem. Shop diagnosed as faulty ECU 
38440   Judder when changing from 1st to 2nd gear in 7 spd DSG. Clutch pack replaced and transmission software upgraded 
38440   driver's seat fabric worn showing threads. seat and back was replaced under warranty by VW 

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