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2010 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI Problems and Repair Histories

272 TrueDelta members own a 2010 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI. 138 of these members (50.7%) have reported repairs for their car. A total of 339 repairs to 2010 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTIs--an average of 1.2 per vehicle--have been reported.

See our lemon odds and nada odds page for more details. To see how frequently 2010 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.

Want to read about specific problems behind these stats? Jump to the 2010 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI problem descriptions below.

Don't infer 2010 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 2010 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI repairs by problem area

37% of the 2010 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI repairs were to the engine, 4% to the transmission, 3% to the brakes, 2% to the suspension, 29% to the electrical or air-conditioning systems, 19% to the body and trim, and 6% to other areas of the vehicle.

Chart based on 339 repairs.

2010 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI repair cost distribution

Of the 2010 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI repairs that were not covered by warranty and were not do-it-yourself repairs, 7% cost less than $100, 81% between $100 and $499, 7% between $500 and $999, and 4% between $1000 and $2499.

Chart based on 27 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.

2010 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI

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Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in Alabama, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Dec 2009 5000    
6000 0 ground effects poor fit and finish 
40300 0 replace mechatronics unit on transmission 
43000  

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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
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Oct 2009 2000    
3000 0 Replaced a piece of broken trim covering the driver's B-pillar and seatbelt exit. 
 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in Alberta, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Oct 2009 0    
0 Oil pan heater malfunctioned and blew up my external socket on my house. Dealer replaced oil pan heater. 
0 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
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Oct 2009 0    
1000 0 Exhaust/Emissions leak 
1000 0 Bad Oxygen sensors and EGR. Random problem with 2010 VW diesels. 
25000 0 steering wheel electronics died, no horn etc. Stering wheel module replaced. 
33000 52 Engine light flashed 3 times. Dealer found fault code relating to loose connection on throttle body. 
34000 0 Intercooler frozen. Dealer replaced with updated part. 
37000 0 Low tire air light was on but no tires were low, computer needed to be reset. 
48000 0 bad thermal valve in intercooler. intercooler froze up. 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in Minnesota, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Sep 2009 0    
1000 0 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 0 Return trip for O2, parts installed 2000 miles after problem appeared 
9000 0 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
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Oct 2009 0    
2000 0 O2 sensor #2 defective. No part available. Part ordered but not installed Sensor R & R 
5000 0 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
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Nov 2009 1000    
1000 0 Faulty Oxygen Sensor. Replaced Oxygen Sensor Driver's side door panel replaced due to arriving from factory with wrong color panel. 
28000  

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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
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Oct 2009 0    
2000 0 big air/wind noise noticed from driver's door seal. Dealer adjusted door, noise still there but not as bad. 
12000 0 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 0 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 0 water pump failed. third one in 50,000 miles. dealer replaced under warranty. 
54000  

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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
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jan 2010 2000    
3000 0 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
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Mar 2009 620    
4340 0 water pump bearing was tight, causing slippage of drive belt 
8680 0 Magnetic coupling of supercharger drive was making a sharp chirp noise when it engages between 1200 to 2000 rpm. 
12400 0 loud rumbling noise from tyres or bearings 
20460 0 Supercharger clutch assembly was replaced for the second time. This time with a updated design clutch. 
35960 0 Car had starting problem. Shop diagnosed as faulty ECU 
38440 0 Judder when changing from 1st to 2nd gear in 7 spd DSG. Clutch pack replaced and transmission software upgraded 
38440 0 driver's seat fabric worn showing threads. seat and back was replaced under warranty by VW 
 

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