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2010 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI repairs by problem area

Engine (42%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (4%)

Brakes and Traction Control (4%)

Suspension and Steering (3%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (26%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (15%)

Other (6%)

Chart based on 502 repairs.
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2010 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI repair cost distribution

$2500+ (3%)

$1000 - $2499 (8%)

$500 - $999 (15%)

$100 - $499 (67%)

< $100 (7%)

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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2010 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI

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Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in Alabama, United States
Dec 2009 - Jun 2012
Jan 2010

6000 mi
ground effects poor fit and finish 
Apr 2012

40300 mi
replace mechatronics unit on transmission 

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2010 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI 4dr Hatch

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

Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in Hong Kong, China
Dec 2010 - Sep 2013
Jul 2012

14260 mi
Shaking when engaging 2nd gear from 1st 
Nov 2012

15500 mi

$150
shaking when engaging 2nd gear malfunction of parking sensor 
Jun 2013

17980 mi
Car could not move; transmission indicator flashed. Mechatronic unit had to be changed. 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in Israel
Mar 2010 - Sep 2016
Jul 2010

1640 mi
Car stopped in the middle of a ride. towed, scanned- electrical problem. Fuel pump failure. Pump replaced. The dealer sent some fuel to check if this was the problem. Waiting to the resaults. I'm sure the fuel was OK. 
Apr 2012

10320 mi
Vibration and noise in low gear. DSG clutches replaced. 

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2010 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI 4dr Hatch

turbocharged 210hp 2.0L I4 6-speed automated manual FWD

Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in Malaysia
Jun 2011 - May 2014
Jul 2011

24180 mi

$500
Rattling sound from left rear door. Service fixed the absorber realign the bushes. 2nd issue rear cup holder accidentally open and stepped by my son, maybe the position is not quite right. 
Dec 2011

31620 mi
the catalytic converter lit up. After servicing ok again, dealer advised that the fuel filter maybe dirty. question is why catalytic converter lights is lit up? 
Dec 2012

51460 mi
Aircond fan faulty 

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2010 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI 4dr Hatch

turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4 6-speed manual FWD

Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in Connecticut, United States
Apr 2010 - May 2016
Jun 2012

21000 mi
Replaced intake manifold due to bad sensor. 
May 2013

28300 mi
The moon roof would work intermittently. They replaced the controller. 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in Louisiana, United States
Jan 2010 - May 2012
Nov 2010

12000 mi
Replaced plastic trim surround on inside back light (hatch); pin that holds cargo cover broke off. Also performed scheduled 10,000 mile service under warranty (oil,filter, tire rotation). 
Dec 2011

27000 mi

US $175
#1 cylinder coil pack fried. Chose to have independent shop replace, rather than "dealing with dealer" nonsense. 
May 2012

32000 mi
auto-down driver's window switch replaced. TPMS fault replaced sunglasses holder TSB for rattling FPS speaker. 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in Georgia, United States
Apr 2010 - Jul 2013
Oct 2010

18000 mi
Tire Pressure Monitoring System light stayed on. It was a software glitch, a service bulletin item that was fixed. 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in New York, United States
Aug 2010 - Mar 2012
Jan 2011

3000 mi
a while back before it got cold, my "check tire pressure" gauge became lit. The dealer mentioned service bulletin fix for this issue. Once the reflash was done the problem was resolved. 
Aug 2011

7000 mi
The car was making a snapping/click noise sometimes when reversing and steering left. Tech found the transmission mount to be undertorqued and tightened it. The noise still occurs at times but less often and not as loud. 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in Massachusetts, United States
Apr 2010 - Sep 2016
May 2013

59000 mi
check engine light --> intake manifold flap sensor bad - new intake manifold replaced under warranty (60k engine coverage) 
Jan 2014

69700 mi

US $136
One Ignition coil pack failed - all 4 replaced 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in Quebec, Canada
Jun 2015 - Sep 2016
Sep 2016

78120 mi

C $125
Check engine light on. Replaced intake manifold under manufacturer extended warranty. I have Paid for intake valve cleaning. 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in Texas, United States
Oct 2009 - Mar 2013
May 2010

6000 mi

US $70
Radio sometimes doesn't change stations, requiring a power off. The driver's door needed to be adjusted to stop a rattle, and the sound deadening was adjusted. 
Dec 2010

14000 mi
Musty smell coming from air conditioning/heater. System was disinfected and cabin filter was replaced per TSB 
Dec 2011

24000 mi
The EPC light came on, and the gas mileage had dropped from the usual 25mpg to 15mpg. The throttle body was replaced under warranty. iPhone connectivity via the MDI system started dropping, and the phone was no longer charging, so the MDI cable was replaced. 
Nov 2012

35300 mi
The heater was blowing cold air, and a TSB called for a new temperature sensor in the cabin. The leather steering wheel had bad stitching when the car was purchased, but more stitching came out from use. VW exchanged the old steering wheel for a new one. 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in Pennsylvania, United States
Feb 2012 - Dec 2012
Oct 2012

40000 mi
Clutch was squeaking - replaced entire clutch assembly free 
Nov 2012

41000 mi

US $50
Intake manifold faulty (common problem on TSI engine). Replaced under warranty. 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in Florida, United States
Mar 2010 - Nov 2013
Sep 2011

8000 mi
3 windows out of 4 needed to be replaced. Front driver window was making noise. Front passenger window would not move up/down properly. Back passenger window totally broke and fell off track. 
Aug 2013

34000 mi
Intake manifold replaced with wiring hardness 
Nov 2013

35000 mi

US $175
Battery died 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in Virginia, United States
Mar 2011 - Sep 2012
Jul 2012

44000 mi
Intake Manifold fluttering--replaced under warranty 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in Arizona, United States
Feb 2012 - Sep 2016
Jun 2012

22000 mi
Plastic clips that hold the trunk lid were broken off before car was purchased. Dealer installed new back trim under warranty 
Oct 2012

23700 mi
Check engine light came on. Took it to VW of Van Nuys who stated that there was a broken rod in the intake manifold. 
Nov 2012

24300 mi
Tire Pressure System needed to be reset as I was getting an indicator on my dash display 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in New York, United States
Oct 2011 - Sep 2012
Jul 2012

25000 mi
Auto Up function on driver window switch stopped working, replaced the window switches under warranty. 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in North Carolina, United States
Sep 2010 - Jul 2013
Oct 2010

8000 mi
All exterior door moldings were loose and had to be replaced.  
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in Massachusetts, United States
Feb 2014 - Dec 2015
Apr 2014

33000 mi

US $350
Faulty ignition coil. One was replaced under warranty previously, this one was paid out of pocket. 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in Massachusetts, United States
Jun 2015 - Sep 2015
May 2015

90000 mi

US $400
Rear wheel bearing replaced 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in Alberta, Canada
Aug 2010 - Sep 2016
Apr 2011

11780 mi
Plastic rad fan cracked and broke. Replaced with new fan. 
Jan 2012

23560 mi
Loud thunk from driver's door when driving over potholes/broken pavement. Service tech also heard the noise on a test drive, replaced all the door clips, but door still makes exactly the same noise. 
Apr 2012

24180 mi
Car went back twice for same door clunking problem. Still not fixed. Service dept. now thinks noise is coming from B-pillar area. Car will go back to shop again. 
May 2012

24780 mi
Yet another day at the dealer and door clunk still not fixed. Dealer now says "they all do that". I'm done wasting time on this and will just live with it. 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in California, United States
Jan 2010 - Mar 2015
Dec 2011

22000 mi
Replaced stereo speaker in the rear door. 
Jul 2013

38000 mi
Dealer replaced 2 faulty fuel injectors under warranty. 
Dec 2013

42000 mi
Bad Oxygen sensor. 
Oct 2014

49300 mi
Intake manifold replaced. 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in Pennsylvania, United States
Apr 2010 - Feb 2014
Mar 2012

47000 mi

US $235
ECP light and Fuel system error N276 (High Pressure Fuel Pump sensor) replaced relay. Picked up car and EPC light still on. Dealer maintained possession of car. Resolution pending. 
Apr 2012

47000 mi

US $1750
ECP light and Fuel system error N276 (High Pressure Fuel Pump sensor) replaced relay. Picked up car and EPC light still on. Replaced fuel pump, no success. replaced ECU, repair successful. 

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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 New Jersey, United States
Dec 2009 - Sep 2012
Mar 2011

15400 mi
Light bulbs - headlight or took more than 10 minutes to change, repair 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in Texas, United States
Jul 2010 - May 2013
Aug 2010

1000 mi
Passenger seat recline switch. Fix noisy front passenger door. 
Sep 2012

26000 mi

US $200
Battery replaced 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in Ontario, Canada
Dec 2009 - Aug 2011
May 2011

17020 mi
oxygen sensor replaced 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in Illinois, United States
May 2016 - Sep 2016
May 2016

113000 mi

US $60
2010 GTIs have defective turbo diverter valves, nothing serious as you can safely drive after it throws the code (I drove it for a month). It's an easy DIY fix and an updated valve is only about $60. Took me about 30 min to change. 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in California, United States
Mar 2011 - Mar 2012
Jul 2011

20000 mi
Fuel intake valve deficiency Engine failure. Cylinder misfire. 
Jan 2012

29700 mi
Engine failure. Another cylinder misfire. 
Mar 2012

33000 mi
Engine failure. Cylinder misfire. Same cylinder as July trip. 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in Ontario, Canada
Jun 2010 - Nov 2016
Sep 2011

25420 mi
Wastegate rattle retention clip 
Oct 2011

26620 mi
Ended up with major brake noises / soft pedal after track day, just had it inspected. Brakes were fine, just slightly glazed, which wore off naturally. 
Feb 2012

31000 mi
Lower control arm bushings needed replacement. 
Oct 2012

40300 mi
cam sensor failed, causing repeated engine stalling, and needed to be ordered/replaced. driver's side window button failed, needed replacement. 
Mar 2014

58280 mi
Fuel injector began failing, needed to be replaced. 
Jun 2014

63240 mi

C $100
Turbo bypass valve failed and needed to be replaced. 
Oct 2015

84700 mi

C $400
Rear washer fluid dispenser stopped working. +Replaced burnt-out front accent light bulb. 
Mar 2016

92380 mi

C $500
Some kind of valve was misfunctioning. 
Sep 2016

98580 mi

C $3500
Intake manifold failure, leaking oil seal, decarbonization. Snapped rear coil. 
Nov 2016

98580 mi

C $3200
Leaking front oil seals. Failed wheel bearing. 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in California, United States
Apr 2010 - Feb 2015
Sep 2010

11000 mi
Bluetooth module intermittently failed. 
Dec 2010

17000 mi
Fuel pump did not hold high enough pressure in the system when car was off, resulting in difficulty or inability to start the car after sitting for multiple hours. 
Dec 2011

31000 mi

US $180
Rear brake pads lasted only 30k miles Lower side window moldings warped 
Sep 2012

36000 mi
Front bumper became misaligned, no accident involved 
Mar 2013

39000 mi
Rear hatch washing system leak 
Jul 2013

40000 mi

US $150
Battery would not hold charge water pump was leaking 
Oct 2014

63300 mi

US $600
High pressure fuel pump 
Feb 2015

69000 mi

US $1300
Timing chain tensioner failure 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in North Carolina, United States
Oct 2010 - Sep 2016
Oct 2011

12300 mi
Dealer reset Tire Pressure Monitor Sensor control module to eliminate constant low tire pressure light which was inaccurate since all tires were at recommended inflation pressure. 
Apr 2012

16000 mi
Tire Pressure Monitoring System had to be reset by the dealer again. This is the second time this has occurred. 
Apr 2013

23000 mi
Driver's door lock master switch quit functioning. Part replaced under warranty, but car was at dealer over a weekend waiting for the part to arrive. 
Jun 2016

60000 mi
Chronic Check Engine Light for past 12,000 miles. Dealer replaced intake manifold and sensor (cause of problem) with a special warranty for this issue, even though the car is three years out of warranty. 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in California, United States
Mar 2012 - Sep 2016
Aug 2012

34000 mi

US $8700
Main crankshaft bolt had come loose and was allowing too much mechanical movement. engine removed and bottom end cleaned/flushed and rebuilt under warranty 
Sep 2013

48000 mi

US $3600
Lifter sticking and valve/sensor communication problem affecting timing. Engine head removed/rebuilt with valves and intake butterfly replaced. Butterfly valve replacement =cause and common problem according to VW 
Aug 2016

93800 mi

US $50
Door panel partially removed for full window control switch access. Drivers side clips had broken and needed replacement 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in Louisiana, United States
Oct 2010 - Jun 2011
Mar 2011

11000 mi
Had a squeak in the back hatch area couldt reproduce for dealer.  Sunglasses holder won't close dealer ordered new part but hasn't called back to replace it yet. 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in Texas, United States
May 2010 - Mar 2013
Apr 2012

32000 mi
Had to replace intake manifold. Covered under warranty. 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in Utah, United States
Sep 2010 - Sep 2016
Dec 2010

3000 mi
The iPod adapter quit working, and was replaced 
Jun 2011

9000 mi
The Tire pressure monitor system was set to 50 psi and required some new software to fix it. They also did the 10000 mile service. 
Mar 2012

18000 mi
The TPMS firmware reverted to an old incorrect version. 
Nov 2012

26300 mi
The water pump was leaking so they replaced it 
Apr 2013

30500 mi
The front o2 sensor stopped working they replaced it under warranty 
Sep 2013

36000 mi

US $280
Had to replace the battery's 
Mar 2014

40000 mi
The turbo housing had a leak. They replaced it 
Sep 2016

68000 mi

US $260
A coil pack failed 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in British Columbia, Canada
Oct 2009 - Oct 2013
Dec 2010

11160 mi
Alternator harness split.  Also attempted to fix rattles in interior, but unsuccessful. 
Jul 2012

30560 mi
Radio antenna harness shorting, no AM radio function. Parts took one week to arrive, car out of service for total of 2 business days. 
Oct 2013

44020 mi
The rattles were never fixed. The dealer did not seem inclined to deal with it and I learned to live with the rattles. 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in Michigan, United States
Feb 2010 - Sep 2016
Mar 2012

33000 mi
Whole heating unit replaced. Software updated for new AC control unit to work with new heater/ac unit. One car key was not working. Replaced with new key. 
Apr 2016

105500 mi

US $1036
Crankshaft Oil Leak. Removed and replaced oil seal. 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in Kansas, United States
Feb 2011 - Dec 2013
Nov 2011

19000 mi
Driver side window switches for front windows were loose. Replaced at dealership under original warranty. 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in Virginia, United States
Jul 2011 - Apr 2012
Sep 2011

21000 mi
Intake Manifold not working properly. Had CEL and rough idle. CEL started on a very hot day (100+ deg), then disappeared then came back. Intake manifold replaced in its entirety at dealer cost (even with aftermarket intake and ECU reflash). 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in Illinois, United States
Jan 2010 - Aug 2011
Feb 2011

31000 mi

US $30
Rear armrest repaired under warranty. Also had brake light replaced. 
Aug 2011

42000 mi

US $300
Tire pressure sensor repaired and reprogramed 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in Kentucky, United States
Oct 2010 - Aug 2011
Jul 2011

21000 mi
Noticed turbo rattle. When I brought it in for routine maitenance I mentioned it to my advisor. They found the TSB and made arrangements to order the parts. But I never got around to fixing it. 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in California, United States
Feb 2010 - Apr 2012
Sep 2010

6500 mi
TMPS light indicated tire pressure issue; indicator reset through supposed recall software update 
Mar 2011

13700 mi
replaced intake manifold 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in New York, United States
Jun 2010 - Oct 2014
Apr 2011

10000 mi
Tire Pressure Sensor monitor light malfunction. 
Dec 2011

17000 mi
Intake manifold-2 leaks 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in Washington, United States
Jun 2010 - Jun 2013
Jul 2012

23000 mi
intake manifold replaced and injector seals replaced. 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in California, United States
Mar 2014 - Oct 2014
May 2014

58700 mi
cam shafts issue. timing belt replaced. 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in Texas, United States
- Dec 2009
Dec 2009

7000 mi
TPMS sensor went out. 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in Virginia, United States
Jun 2010 - Nov 2016
May 2014

30700 mi

US $200
Hose for rear window spray nozzle was leaking. 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in California, United States
May 2010 - Jun 2015
Sep 2010

2000 mi
Tire pressure sensor repaired. 
Jun 2011

8000 mi
Tpms showed a tire problem even when all tires were fine. Software update fixed the problem.  
Nov 2013

27000 mi
Water pump replaced 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in Quebec, Canada
Mar 2010 - Apr 2013
May 2010

2480 mi
(DSG GTI) Started the car, "D" was flashing, pulled away and would not shift past 2nd. "S" mode also showed flashing "S". Pulled over, shut off engine, waited 20 seconds, turned back on, no problem. Replaced the mechatron. 
Sep 2010

6820 mi
Took the car in to have the rear washer nozzle fixed. They had the parts as I had already called in. Took less than an hour 
Sep 2011

20460 mi
Squeak from the center console, needed to tighten a few screws. Quebec Roads are like tank traps. 
Jul 2012

29720 mi
Window would not roll up or down with the switch. Something inside snapped 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in California, United States
Dec 2009 - Dec 2014
Mar 2010

2000 mi
Passenger door rattle near B-pillar 
Jun 2010

6000 mi
Driver side B-pillar rattle 
Nov 2011

20000 mi
Rattle noise from all the doors. Dealer changed the door seals. I see improvements for the driver side door but rear doors are still rattling. Driver side speaker replaced under warranty. 
Aug 2014

48300 mi
Valve cover 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in Ohio, United States
Sep 2010 - Jul 2016
May 2014

49000 mi

US $300
sensor in exhaust system 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in Alberta, Canada
Oct 2009 - Jun 2011
Nov 2009 Oil pan heater malfunctioned and blew up my external socket on my house. Dealer replaced oil pan heater. 
Dec 2009

341 mi
Oil pan heater failure. Required replacement by dealer. Covered by warranty. 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in Colorado, United States
Nov 2013 - Jul 2016
Sep 2015

36000 mi

US $1
Blown horn fuse, easily rectified. 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in California, United States
Sep 2013 - Oct 2016
Mar 2015

45000 mi
Check engine light. Replaced intake manifold. 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in Illinois, United States
Oct 2009 - Jun 2011
Nov 2009

3000 mi
Replaced a piece of broken trim covering the driver's B-pillar and seatbelt exit. 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in Illinois, United States
Nov 2014 - Nov 2014
Nov 2014

39000 mi
intake manifold 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in Illinois, United States
Apr 2013 - Sep 2016
Nov 2013

27500 mi
Had to replace a steering control module, it was technically not under warranty but after a call to VW customer care to review the situation VW made a decision to cover the repair costs 
Jan 2014

28500 mi
water pump was leaking and replaced under powertrain warranty at no charge 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in Nevada, United States
Mar 2010 - Jun 2014
Jun 2014

37000 mi

US $300
Ignition coil failure on cylinder 3, causing misfire and cylinder deactivation. Replaced plugs/coils on all 4 cylinders. 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in Arkansas, United States
May 2010 - Dec 2010
Aug 2010

18000 mi
fuel pump went out at 15,100 miles 
Dec 2010

24000 mi
intake had to be replaced 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in Maryland, United States
May 2010 - Jun 2015
Nov 2013

45000 mi
Intake manifold needed to be replaced. The warantee was extended on the part because Volkswagen had noticed a lot of these parts failing. 
Feb 2014

46500 mi

US $200
Coil went bad in cylinder 1. It was replaced. 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in Ohio, United States
Jul 2010 - Mar 2013
Aug 2010

9000 mi
TPMS sensor stopped working. Dealer reported that a reset of the TPMS sensor fixed problem. Problem has not reoccurred. 
Sep 2010

10000 mi
TPMS sensor acting up again. Dealer serviced recall related to issue during routine maintenance trip. Problem solved - again.  
Mar 2013

52000 mi
Defective intake manifold runner evidenced by check engine light. Covered under powertrain warranty. 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in Tennessee, United States
Mar 2010 - Mar 2015
Aug 2010

5000 mi
Rear washer nozzle leaks when the fluid shifts toward the back of the car...when accelerating. Parts ordered, will replace when they arrive. Have a rattle coming from the hatch area. Dealership was successful in removing the rattle but now after a month it seems to be slowly coming back a little bit at a time. 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in Arizona, United States
Mar 2010 - Dec 2012
Oct 2012

32000 mi
Leaking fuel injector. Car wouldn't start. 
Nov 2012

32000 mi
Two days after getting a fuel injector fixed the car died on me and threw another CEL. It was determined to be a Cam timing sensor. In all, the car stayed at dealer for 1 week. Fixed under warranty. Radio stopped working. Nothing would play at all. One day before taking it to the dealer, my battery died, at which point the radio started working again. Radio software was updated under warranty. As mentioned before, the battery died at about the same time I had problems with the radio. Battery replaced; considered normal wear, so not covered under warranty. $182 at dealership. 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in California, United States
Mar 2012 - Jun 2013
Apr 2013

25300 mi

US $238
Ran out of battery right after 3 years. No warranty. 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in Wisconsin, United States
Dec 2009 - Sep 2016
Jun 2010

6000 mi
re-coded tire pressure monitor system 
Sep 2011

21000 mi
front passenger door squeek. Dealership greased front door latch mechanism. 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in Connecticut, United States
Jan 2011 - Jun 2016
Jun 2013

39000 mi

US $150
Passenger side front stabilizer mount went bad and was replaced 
Oct 2015

57000 mi

US $300
Solenoid on engine/fuel evaporative/purge system failed. 
Mar 2016

60000 mi

US $65
Hood strut/piston failed, making it difficult to close hold completely. Purchased new strut/piston from dealer and easily installed it myself. Lubricated hood hinges with WD 40. Repair was successful. 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in California, United States
May 2013 - Dec 2013
Jun 2013

45000 mi

US $160
replaced rear brake pads 
Sep 2013

50000 mi
check engine light came on. dealer diagnosed problem with intake manifold, for which a bulletin was sent out extending warranty for this to 100,000 miles. repair was done but took the entire day. 3rd time since purchase with same issue. 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in Virginia, United States
Nov 2009 - Mar 2012
Jun 2010

5000 mi
slight ticking sound from B pillar - felt placed behind trim 

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2010 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI 4dr Hatch

turbocharged 170hp 2.0L I4 Diesel 6-speed manual FWD

Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in British Columbia, Canada
Apr 2015 - Sep 2016
May 2015

47400 mi
Faulty fuel gauge, it would drop to empty at 1/2 tank. Fuel sensor replaced. 

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2010 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI 4dr Hatch

turbocharged 170hp 2.0L I4 Diesel 6-speed automated manual FWD

Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in Victoria, Australia
Mar 2011 - Sep 2016
May 2011

10540 mi

A $200
Doors move within seals when going over surfaces that cause body to twist. Read most roads. Sound is rubbing/squeaking. Adjustments made by shop have deceased sounds but they are stillbthere. Other friends with golfs do not have this proble Speedometer is inaccurate by 9 km/h. This means that constant calculations need to be made when driving rather than focussing on road conditions and traffic. Also means that my warranty will run out early by 9,000km. Unacceptable. 
Jan 2012

24220 mi

A $500
Doors and their seals adjusted and rubbing noise now gone. 
Sep 2012

31000 mi

A $160
wooshing sound from passenger footwell under acceleration. Almost sounds as though there is a hole in the firewall. Told that they all do that. 
Apr 2013

51700 mi
AC compressor failure according to VW dealer. Independent dealer could not find problem so will be interesting to see of dealer is correct. Replaced compressor 
Sep 2014

80600 mi

A $1600
secondary water pump secondary water pump replaced 
Sep 2015

111600 mi

A $50
Low beam headlight bulb holder melted and so I replaced. (Replaced other side about a year ago) 

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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 Florida, United States
Sep 2015 - Sep 2016
Sep 2015

67000 mi

US $85
CEL came on and generic code given was "EMISSIONS MALFUNCTION P0472". A sensor that is part of the emissions system went bad upon further investigation. Swapped the old sensor out for a new one and problem solved. 
Oct 2015

68300 mi
The car's footwells were really damp and the headliner began to sag. The interior also started smelling really musty. The drains for the sunroof ended up being clogged so we unclogged them. 
Nov 2015

69700 mi

US $650
Turned on the car and had four warning lights flashing in the dashboard. After looking online, I found out that the ABS control module went bad. We replaced it but could not get the ECU to accept the new part because i don't know how to code 
Jan 2016

72700 mi

US $249
The headliner had fallen from previous issue with the sunroof drains. We got it replaced with OEM material. 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in Nevada, United States
Aug 2015 - Nov 2016
Oct 2015

121000 mi

US $1750
Turbo Failure. Also routine maintenance of timing belt. 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in Florida, United States
Nov 2011 - Jul 2016
Jun 2016

47000 mi

US $700
Compressor for AC motor 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in District of Columbia, United States
Mar 2013 - Nov 2016
Aug 2013

29000 mi

US $350
glow plug sensor went bad 
Dec 2013

31000 mi
Battery failure, no longer held charge-- replacement needed 
Jul 2015

40800 mi

US $400
Glow plug needed replacing. 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in Ontario, Canada
Nov 2010 - Sep 2016
Jan 2013

103540 mi
EGR valve restricted movement. Replaced the whole valve. 
May 2013

114700 mi

C $300
AC compressor died, I bought a used compressor from Ebay and the Dealer installed it for me. 
Nov 2013

128340 mi

C $640
Rear break pads and rotors replacement Liquid in the IC hose, liquid in the engine 
Apr 2014

139820 mi
Rear passenger wheel bearing died 
Jun 2014

144460 mi

C $850
Diesel temp sensor in the high pressure fuel line 
Apr 2015

160560 mi

C $1000
EGR flap stuck in position, they had to replace EGR system. 
Aug 2015

166160 mi

C $1500
all four rotors were bad and the pads too.  Driver side ball bearings needed replacement too. 
Dec 2015

171740 mi
Inter cooler icing caused water in the cylinders. Dealer removed water, VW canada approved new inter cooler to be installed. 
Mar 2016

174220 mi

C $200
Middle rear break light panel was corroded. I have asked them to check the performance of AC as well. 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in Massachusetts, United States
May 2010 - Mar 2013
Jan 2013

82000 mi

US $170
left front wheel bearing became noisy and was replaced. VW paid 2/3 partial warranty, my share was $170 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in Illinois, United States
Jan 2012 - Sep 2016
Jul 2012

23000 mi
Replaces dashboard fan control unit to fix an electrical fault that caused the fan to adjust itself. 
Feb 2015

48000 mi

US $100
Reduced fuel economy 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in California, United States
Aug 2015 - Sep 2016
Aug 2016

101300 mi

US $1100
CR diesel intake manifold sensor failure code P2015 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in Utah, United States
Apr 2011 - Sep 2014
Aug 2011

14000 mi
TPMS light flashing for 1 minute, then steady. No indicated warning in MFI. Dealer "reset" TPMS system. 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in California, United States
Oct 2009 - Mar 2011
Nov 2009

1000 mi
alignment creaky door / dash 
Dec 2009

950 mi
creaky door alarm not working properly 
Feb 2010

3000 mi
problem still exists! clicking noise from doors 
Mar 2011

8000 mi
finally - it seems they've fixed the door (pillar) noise. 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in Pennsylvania, United States
Oct 2009 - Nov 2016
Nov 2009

1000 mi
Exhaust/Emissions leak 
Dec 2009

1000 mi
Bad Oxygen sensors and EGR. Random problem with 2010 VW diesels. 
Aug 2012

25000 mi
steering wheel electronics died, no horn etc. Stering wheel module replaced. 
Jan 2013

33000 mi

US $52
Engine light flashed 3 times. Dealer found fault code relating to loose connection on throttle body. 
Feb 2013

34000 mi
Intercooler frozen. Dealer replaced with updated part. 
May 2013

37000 mi
Low tire air light was on but no tires were low, computer needed to be reset. 
Jan 2014

49300 mi
bad thermal valve in intercooler. intercooler froze up. 
Feb 2014

50700 mi
Intercooler icing issue. Second time this happened, this time the dealer installed the new thermostat sensor update. 
Dec 2014

63000 mi

US $300
Rear brake pads sticking, flushed lines and replaced pads 
Jun 2016

84000 mi

US $940
Throttle valve replaced 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in Texas, United States
Oct 2009 - Jun 2011
Dec 2009

2000 mi
O2 sensor #2 defective. No part available. Part ordered but not installed Sensor R & R 
Mar 2010

5000 mi
Broken interior hatch cover hanger. Dealer ordered part for installation under warranty. 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in Massachusetts, United States
Oct 2009 - Sep 2016
Mar 2010

5000 mi
Passenger side windshield, door pillar, dash board corner broken during inspection sticker application. Although small, damage was conspicuous due to the high quality standard of this cars interior finish and appointments. 
May 2014

70000 mi

US $35
A/C Evaporator senseor malfunction. A/C compressor failed. Removed and replaced compressor 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in Maryland, United States
Feb 2010 - Jun 2016
Oct 2010

11000 mi
Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) malfunction caused the warning light to come on despite tires having proper pressure. 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in Minnesota, United States
Sep 2009 - Mar 2012
Oct 2009

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. 
Nov 2009

3500 mi
Return trip for O2, parts installed 2000 miles after problem appeared 
Apr 2010

9000 mi
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 New York, United States
Mar 2010 - Jun 2012
Mar 2011

12000 mi
Coolant leak. Dealer replaced coolant reservoir. 
Oct 2011

19700 mi
Coolant leak. Had to top off 1x/month. Replaced water pump. TSB: Frozen Intercooler Kit installed. 
Jun 2012

27000 mi
Massive fuel leak. Fuel line came loose from fitting while driving on highway, and then leaked 4 gallons of fuel before I could get off highway and shut down engine. Coated engine compartment, underside of car, and rear hatch/window. 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in Utah, United States
Jul 2010 - Oct 2016
Sep 2011

27000 mi
Shifter Squeaked when shifting. 
Dec 2014

80000 mi

US $123
Replaced original battery with new factory battery. A little negotiation got me a better price than an aftermarket battery. 
Feb 2016

92000 mi
Radiator has small design or installation flaw. Metal wire keeper on the plastic fan support can rub a minuscule hole then press against the tube and stop the leak at low pressure. Rad comes in and out from the bottom of the car. 

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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 Quebec, Canada
Jan 2010 - Sep 2016
Mar 2012

29760 mi
check engine but no apparent trouble, dealer replace something emission related in the exhaust system (motor flap?) 
May 2015

66800 mi

C $350
Diesel filter leaked need replacing the filter housing. & filter. 
Jul 2016

82640 mi
Check engine light, loss power, Intercooler had to be replaced. 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in Illinois, United States
Mar 2011 - Jun 2016
Sep 2012

26000 mi
Turn signal won't flash 3 times when pressed lightly--needed to reprogram module. 
Mar 2014

38000 mi

US $150
Engine light came on. Car was very slow to accelerate. Dealer said car went into engine protection mode. I had not driven car for over one month before this happened. 
Feb 2015

51700 mi

US $340
The oxygen sensor which is after catalytic converter needed replacement. 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in Saskatchewan, Canada
Mar 2014 - Sep 2016
May 2015

70060 mi

C $300
one seized rear caliper 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in California, United States
Jan 2011 - Nov 2016
Feb 2011

7500 mi
I told the dealer that rear washer nozzle dribbles after use. I was told this is normal. A call to VW of NA confirmed that this is not normal. The car is going back to the dealer to be fixed. 
Mar 2013

41000 mi
They had to replace a defective thermostat. 
Jul 2014

57500 mi

US $100
A wire that pulls the sunroof open snapped. This caused much damage to the entire sunroof motor assembly. Had to take apart the headliner and replace lots and lots of parts. The extended warranty paid for $1,400 of the $1,500 repair. 
Aug 2015

81500 mi

US $100
The rear passenger window regulator went bad. The lock/unlock switch on the driver's door stopped working. 
Dec 2015

90000 mi
Hose for the rear washer was brittle and cracked. Needed to be replaced. One of the two key fobs stopped working. The dealer replaced it. 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in California, United States
Jan 2011 - Sep 2016
Mar 2014

41000 mi

US $500
Diagnosed and replaced failed exhaust differential sensor due to MIL light in dashboard. 
Mar 2015

49000 mi
Engine failed to turn over - replaced aging battery. 
May 2015

49000 mi
A/C fan only worked on highest speed - replaced blower motor regulator/resistor. 
Jan 2016

51000 mi

US $60
Fixed water leakage through window regulator by installing new bolts that hold it tight to the door. 
Feb 2016

51000 mi

US $208
Replaced boost hose due to poor connection to intercooler, causing oil leak. 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in Ontario, Canada
Sep 2009 - Sep 2016
Jul 2010

21700 mi
Cracked manifold to intercooler Particulate Filter wouldn't regenerate, filter not warrantied , normally serviced at 180,000 km but appeared when the manifold cracked, VW insisted cracked manifold and defective particulate filter not related. VW covered full repair cost. 
Mar 2013

83700 mi

C $180
Wire connected to glow plug needed replacing. Engine light still on. Told that replacing glow plug should eliminate the error codes, but that nothing wrong with the glow plug. So didn't pay to replace it. 
Nov 2014

119660 mi

C $2000
Fuse overheated and burnt fuse box. Caused lighting system to malfunction. Traced issue to glow plug. Changed glow plug, replaced burnt fuse box and fuse. 
Jan 2015

124000 mi

C $100
Battery died. Replaced battery. 
Oct 2015

141720 mi

C $3500
Transmission failed 
Nov 2015

143220 mi

C $1000
Replace failed rad fan and damaged radiator Replaced seized exhaust flap motor 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in Maryland, United States
Dec 2010 - Jun 2016
Mar 2011

20000 mi
Tire pressure monitoring system flashing warning when tire pressure was correct 
Jul 2015

81000 mi

US $600
Bad refrigerant control valve, after more than 2 years of intermittent AC decided to have it fixed 
May 2016

91000 mi

US $1000
Exhaust temp sensor replaced, 7 hours labor. 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in Georgia, United States
Feb 2010 - Sep 2016
Jan 2012

36000 mi
TPMS failure 
Apr 2012

41000 mi

US $30
Carbon build up caused CEL to come on 
Aug 2014

85000 mi

US $100
Compressor failed 
Dec 2014

92000 mi

US $100
Glow plug failed 
Apr 2015

99300 mi

US $600
Replaced battery 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in Washington, United States
Nov 2009 - Sep 2014
Dec 2009

1000 mi
Faulty Oxygen Sensor. Replaced Oxygen Sensor Driver's side door panel replaced due to arriving from factory with wrong color panel. 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in Florida, United States
May 2016 - Sep 2016
May 2016

55000 mi

US $327
Left front wheel speed sensor failed 

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2010 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI 4dr Hatch

turbocharged 122hp 1.4L I4 7-speed automated manual FWD

Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in Great Britain
Apr 2010 - Dec 2014
Jun 2010

1000 mi
car broke down on journey, suddenly started to judder severely. At same time the engine warning light came on (catalytic convertor light). Car had to be recovered 1 mile to home then 5 miles to garage, not driveable. Injector No3 replaced. engine straining, seemed to be misfiring - symtoms a bit like dirty petrol. DSG software update today - seems improved, jury still out! 
Mar 2011

7000 mi
button snapped off parcel shelf support. Trim replaced inside boot as the button was integrated into trim (not possible to just replace the button). Car returned with broken head rest so will be going back for that repair! 
Dec 2014

37000 mi
something wrong with gearbox. Unable to fix. Will have to go back to garage Jan/Feb 

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2010 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI 4dr Hatch

turbocharged 122hp 1.4L I4 6-speed manual FWD

Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in Great Britain
Mar 2010 - Dec 2015
Dec 2015

45000 mi

£500
oil leaks 

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2010 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI 4dr Hatch

turbocharged 105hp 1.6L I4 Diesel 7-speed automated manual FWD

Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in Great Britain
Dec 2011 - Jan 2014
Nov 2012

48300 mi
Clutch failed on DSG gearbox. 
Dec 2013

67000 mi

£250
EGR valve failure due to internal blockage. Complete unit replaced. 

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2010 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI 4dr Hatch

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

Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in California, United States
Dec 2010 - Sep 2016
May 2012

10500 mi
Fixed snapped rear hatch cover hook. 
Apr 2014

23700 mi
Radiator replaced under warranty. Leaking at seams evidently. 
Nov 2014

27989 mi

US $50
Sunroof would not close. Motor replaced. 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in Virginia, United States
Jun 2015 - Nov 2016
Nov 2016

83000 mi

US $250
Horn replaced 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in Newfoundland / Lab., Canada
Jun 2010 - Aug 2015
Sep 2010

1860 mi
Auxiliary input for radio did not work. Dealer reprogrammed unit and fixed problem.  
Feb 2011

4320 mi
Service light came on much earlier than expected. Dealer reset, no problems with car. 
Apr 2013

17760 mi

C $450
Power door lock on driver side would not unlock doors. Rear brakes worn out at 28,000 KM 
Aug 2013

19840 mi

C $600
Front Brake Pads and Rotors worn out at 31,000k 
Sep 2014

26660 mi

C $150
Fuel filter leaking. 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in Massachusetts, United States
Oct 2010 - Sep 2016
Dec 2010

4000 mi
rear windshield wiper makes scraping noise - arm replaced and still making scraping sound 
Dec 2011

7000 mi
The shifter needed to be replaced - the D in Drive did not light up - I initially went and dealer told me I had to wait until light was entirely out - it was replaced 
Mar 2012

8000 mi
faulty secondary air pressure sensor replaced 
Nov 2012

11500 mi
Tire pressure sensor monitor went on - took to dealer and found a nail in tire - fixed that but all codes had to be reprogrammed - took 2 1/2 hours 
Jan 2014

15300 mi

US $205
Battery failed and replaced 
Feb 2015

19000 mi

US $400
check engine light had come on. dealer replaced ignition coils and spark plugs 
Mar 2015

19000 mi

US $150
one of the TPMS failed and was replaced - TPMS light stayed on and tire pressures were correct 
Aug 2016

25700 mi

US $505
heard squealing sound when stopping, pads were replaced 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in Alberta, Canada
Dec 2011 - Sep 2013
Feb 2012

41320 mi
heater fan replaced 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in California, United States
Jun 2010 - Jun 2015
Oct 2010

2000 mi
Defects on TPM software. Reflashed the software fixed it. 
Sep 2012

11000 mi
Bad airbag sensor in passenger seat. 
May 2013

13700 mi
Transmission sensor malfunctioning. 
Aug 2013

15300 mi
noise happened when driving. maybe stone stuck somewhere. 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in Quebec, Canada
Aug 2014 - Sep 2016
Sep 2015

60760 mi

C $130
Sway bar replaced after starting to get nosy. Parts and labour was 130 CAD. All running smooth now. 
Dec 2015

63240 mi

C $300
Left driveshaft changed in a small garage. Car was shaking from left to right (sideways). No vibration in the steering wheel. Vibration more present during acceleration, less present when coasting. 

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2010 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI 4dr Hatch

170-horsepower 2.5L I5 5-speed manual FWD

Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in Quebec, Canada
Jul 2015 - Sep 2016
Sep 2016

83700 mi

C $400
Back window would not open. 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in Ontario, Canada
Apr 2014 - Apr 2016
Feb 2016

59520 mi

C $425
Two knock sensors replaced. Check engine warning prompted the visit. 

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2010 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI 4-door

4-cylinder automatic 2WD

Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in British Columbia, Canada
Oct 2011 - Mar 2012
Mar 2012

15500 mi
We have had problems since the date of purchase with the engine reving up on it's own, and some incidents of stalling. The last trip in, a download had been issued from VW head for the computer and they thought that it may fix the problem. 

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2010 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI 2dr Hatch

turbocharged 210hp 2.0L I4 6-speed automated manual FWD

Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in Ontario, Canada
Nov 2010 - Jun 2016
Jun 2016

61380 mi

C $1200
Water Pump Leak Crank Case Valve - PCV Unit 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in Ontario, Canada
Apr 2010 - Nov 2016
Jul 2010

3100 mi
Sunroof solar shade was jamming. head liner was dropped and part was realigned fixing jam. 
Mar 2011

10540 mi

C $120
Vacuum leak 
Feb 2013

45880 mi
Faulty coil pack 
Apr 2016

119900 mi

C $400
Cam follower replaced 
Oct 2016

130560 mi

C $2300
Timing chain tensioner failed 

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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 Illinois, United States
Jun 2013 - Apr 2016
Dec 2014

54000 mi

US $500
a leak developed in the valve cover gasket seeping into the spark plug coil. Misfiring and weak acceleration 
Jun 2015

61000 mi

US $300
another valve gasket leaking oil plus needed new plugs 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in North Carolina, United States
Nov 2009 - Sep 2016
Mar 2010

4000 mi
Idle control issue resolved with part replacement. 
Jul 2010

9000 mi
Error reported by tire pressure monitoring system. Device was improperly set. Dealer reset and now functions normally. 
Jul 2011

19000 mi
Rear window washer leaked wiper fluid through rear tail lights when rear hatch was opened. Parts were ordered to replace defective washer unit. Will be repaired. 
Aug 2011

19500 mi
Rear washer assembly was replaced, along with rear spoiler and rear hatch interior panel. All covered under warranty. 
Dec 2012

29000 mi
Burned out tail light. I couldn't do it myself, despite my best efforts. Replaced under warranty. 
Oct 2013

33000 mi

US $100
Radio would not broadcast, either through satellite or terrestrial channels. Dealer reset and updated system firmware. Now functions normally. 
Sep 2015

46000 mi

US $180
Leaking rear main seal and valve cover gaskets were identified on inspection, along with a failing PCV valve. Will be replaced at a later date. 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in Virginia, United States
May 2010 - Dec 2011
Jun 2010

1000 mi
I had a problem with my windshield wiper fluid leaking. After fighting with the dealer about a TSB my GTI was finally fixed a week later. The problem was with the dealer, it was a simple and easy fix on my car 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in Illinois, United States
Nov 2013 - Dec 2013
Nov 2013

61000 mi

US $100
Water pump failed 
Dec 2013

61000 mi
Vacuum leak 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in Wisconsin, United States
Apr 2010 - Sep 2016
May 2010

1000 mi
Hood release latch issue, didn't let hood fully unlatch. Involved replacing part of the cable. 
Jun 2010

2000 mi
Just the MDI cable being flaky, and thus iPod connectivity issues. No big deal really. 
Jun 2011

20000 mi
Had some wind noise, dealer immediately offered to replace all door seals and realign doors. Better now. 
Jul 2011

22000 mi
Immediately upon picking up the car in June, I noticed the noise was the same and the doors had started clicking. I made another appointment, and they replaced the door hinges. 
Mar 2014

47000 mi

US $460
Intake pressure sensor required replacing intake manifold (under warranty) + extensive engine cleaning for carbon buildup in the intake and on valves (not covered, this is the $460). 
May 2015

56000 mi

US $1600
Xenon headlamp control unit and headlamp assembly all wore out/shorted out. 
Mar 2016

65000 mi

US $25
Brake dust shield started rattling, and apparently had rusted (somehow) and came loose. Had to be cut out, would have been >$500 to replace this tiny piece. 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in Texas, United States
Nov 2010 - Nov 2016
Jun 2013

25000 mi
Front driver side bearing worn and noisy. Replaced under warranty, noise completely gone. 
Dec 2013

29000 mi

US $250
Misfires on start-up. Replaced the original coil-pack and plugs. Problem fixed. 
Sep 2014

37000 mi

US $350
Check engine light. Under-boost condition P0299. Leaking cut-out (diverter) valve on turbo. Diverter valve replaced, problem fixed. 
Jun 2016

53000 mi

US $250
CEL code 2187. Lean condition. Replaced PCV valve and hoses. 
Nov 2016

56000 mi

US $2300
Multiple misfires, underboost condition. Cleaned intake valves and replaced turbo. Also updated timing chain and supporting hardware as timing was off significantly. 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in Maryland, United States
Oct 2009 - Oct 2016
Dec 2009

2000 mi
big air/wind noise noticed from driver's door seal. Dealer adjusted door, noise still there but not as bad. 
Jun 2010

12000 mi
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. 
Sep 2010

13000 mi
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. 
Sep 2013

51000 mi
water pump failed. third one in 50,000 miles. dealer replaced under warranty. 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in Virginia, United States
Mar 2010 - Nov 2016
May 2010

1490 mi
i've noticed since owning the car, day 1. the rear windshield washer nozzle leaks on occasion of hard acceleration. Although it's not serious, i'm planning on notifying my VW dealer on my first free maintenance appointment. no work performed. TPMS sensor is bad after manually checking tire pressure for all wheels including spare. haven't brought to dealer - may fix with VAG-COM according to online sources. Edit: fixed with VAG-COM device 
Sep 2010

12000 mi
Rear windshield washer drip. Fixed under warranty. 
Jan 2011

20000 mi
It was diagnosed that the electronic module on the passenger-side door failed. It needed to be replaced, so the part was ordered and I took the car back. Electronic module of passenger-side door replaced 
Jan 2012

43000 mi

US $63
Rear brake pads needed replacing. Rear, inside, driver's side pad wore significantly more than the rest of the pads...which would explain the excessive brake dust for that particular wheel. 
Mar 2013

62000 mi

US $150
Rough cold start, hesitation when cold. MIL on. Misfires in all cyl. Replaced all coilpacks, then all spark plugs (due at 60k maintenance anyway). Needed hard driving to almost fully resolve. Suspect carbon build-up, need to pull manifold check. 
Oct 2014

82300 mi

US $70
A week after replacing the fuel filter the fuel sender (feed) line retaining clip failed. A new fuel line needed to be installed. Carbon build up in the intake ports and intake manifikd Intake manifold flapper error code thrown. the intake manifold was replaced under complimentary extended warranty for this part, specifically. 
Feb 2015

86000 mi

US $60
For light bulb replacement 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in Virginia, United States
Jan 2010 - Feb 2013
Sep 2010

13000 mi
The TPMS light came on, but the problem was fixed by a software update. 
May 2011

24000 mi
Intake Manifold flaps were getting stuck open. Dealer replaced Intake Manifold. 
Nov 2012

39300 mi
Valve cover gasket was leaking oil. VW technicians replaced the part. 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in California, United States
Nov 2010 - Dec 2013
Jan 2011

4700 mi
Window seal and channel were faulty and dealer replaced them. Made wind noise and rattles go away. 
Dec 2011

18000 mi
Door rattle in my passenger door that wouldn't go away. Pasadena VW claimed to not hear it and VW Alhambra claimed they fixed it but they did not. I had to take the panel off myself and line the inside with memory foam. Its fixed now. FU VW 
Sep 2013

36000 mi
Sunroof stopped closing. Replaced actuator switch. Sunroof failure at 36k miles. Thats the power of german engineering 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in New Jersey, United States
Mar 2012 - Oct 2013
Apr 2012

5700 mi
A/C compressor did not engage. Refrigerant drain and refill. 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in Illinois, United States
Nov 2010 - Dec 2014
Dec 2011

30000 mi
Stuck open injector 
Jul 2013

61700 mi
hole in intake manifold 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in Vermont, United States
Nov 2010 - Oct 2016
Mar 2011

10000 mi
the common B-pillar squeak, VW's 'cure' is to lube the door latch, which helped for a week, but squeak has returned, though lower in level at this time. 
Apr 2011

10000 mi
B pillar squeak successfully repaired by lubing and trimming plastic piece inside B pillar that seat belt tensioner rides on. 
Nov 2011

15500 mi

US $575
flaky rear O2 sensor tripped fault code and set CEL New brake fluid, pads and rotors from taking the car roadracing for two full days. Turns out all 4 rotors and rear pads were serviceable, and only the brake fluid and front pads were toasted. 
Sep 2012

25000 mi
CEL came on and it turned out to be a software bug with a manufacturer-documented coding fix. 
Jan 2013

28700 mi
steering wheel audio mute button suddenly failed. After much confusion incl contacting VWoA problem was traced to steering column module losing its software coding for that button! 
Nov 2013

37000 mi
TPMS light remained on and needed to be recoded as per a long-standing TSB 
Oct 2015

55000 mi

US $50
Left rear rotor backing plate (splash guard) corroded at the 3 screws that attach it causing it to float freely between hub and rotor. Dealer cut it apart because replacing it is a $600 job that requires disassembling suspension. 
Nov 2015

55500 mi

US $145
OE battery died after 5.5 years and 5 cold Vermont winters. Identical VW battery cheaper at dealer than Sears etc for one I know will last another 5 years. 
Feb 2016

58000 mi

US $170
Rear window washer fluid flowed into taillight due to some internal crack. VW extended warrantee useless and I paid for new taillight assembly. Dumb cos I could have gotten it on eBay for 1/3 the price :-( 
Apr 2016

58000 mi

US $250
They said oil weeping from timing chain cover. I initially ignored this as a money maker for them when all covers weep. But it was covered under extended warrantee. But this allowed them to update cam chain tensioner cheaply. 
Aug 2016

62000 mi

US $291
The intake manifold warranty problem the EPA forced VW to cover, and the labor costs of a carbon cleaning of the intake ports 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in Connecticut, United States
Sep 2009 - Dec 2012
Feb 2011

37700 mi
One coil pack replaced. 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in Alaska, United States
Apr 2010 - Sep 2016
Nov 2010

5000 mi
Door seal replaced 
Mar 2013

22000 mi
Rear window washer line cracked. 
Nov 2013

26000 mi

US $410
Dashboard passenger side blower motor replaced. 
Jan 2015

31000 mi

US $575
Scanned Faults, found fault for throttle valve control malfunction. Found TSB for repinning throttle body due to excessive resistance at throttle body connection. Repinned throttle body with new wires and new connector. 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in North Carolina, United States
Mar 2010 - Sep 2016
Oct 2010

8000 mi
TPMS sensor light illuminated. Reprogrammed TPMS software with download. 
Jun 2012

26000 mi
Replaced intake manifold due to intake runner sensor faults. 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in British Columbia, Canada
Jul 2015 - Sep 2016
Dec 2015

51460 mi

C $60
Rear hatch liner had become loose as clips had been bent. Dealer refastened it, but still a bit loose. Will replace fully down the road. 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in New York, United States
Apr 2012 - Sep 2016
Apr 2012

35000 mi
Clutch and flywheel replaced due to faulty combo throw-out bearing / slave cylinder. Known issue on forums; had to stand firm with dealer to obtain repair under warranty. 
Jul 2015

106592 mi

US $300
Check engine light code lit; indicated faulty intake manifold (already replaced under warranty). Dealer replaced at no cost. While manifold was removed, requested walnut shell blasting of carbon buildup ontop of valves, paid out of pocket. 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in Texas, United States
Jul 2010 - Nov 2016
Oct 2012

21000 mi
Coolant kept getting low despite refilling. Took in for a warranty peek: leaking water pump. About 7 hours to repair via replacing part. 
Jun 2013

32000 mi
Faulty switches for power windows. 
Nov 2014

50000 mi

US $170
Failed dome light assembly was leaching battery power constantly. Switches were unreliable when car was new, so was apparently just a matter of time. 
Apr 2015

55000 mi

US $75
Corroded contacts kept rear turn signal from functioning. Corrosion worn down to repair. 
Nov 2016

71000 mi

US $3000
Water pump died (2nd time), PCV valve, cutoff valve, vacuum pump, drive belt and accessory belt replacement. 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in Alberta, Canada
Nov 2009 - Mar 2011
Sep 2010

5580 mi
Rear window washer nozzle leaking. Check valve installed in washer line. Outer door seal squeaking. Dealer provided lubricant, problem solved. 
Nov 2010

6820 mi
Squeaking of trim around driver's side rear speaker. Trim removed, insulation added, squeak gone. 
Jan 2011

8060 mi
Clutch clicking when vehicle cold. Dealer found fault with clutch master cylinder, parts ordered and installed. Out of service for four days. All good now. 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in California, United States
Jun 2010 - May 2011
Sep 2010

8000 mi
The floor lamp/light detached and went under my clutch. Big safety issue. VW denied. I called VWoA and complained. Dealer decided to have body shop reattach with plastic epoxy.  
Apr 2011

22000 mi
Trunk latch that activates trunk light was broken. Had to replace entire latch. 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in California, United States
Jun 2010 - Jun 2013
Aug 2010

2500 mi
New vehicle warranty check-up. Rattling/poprock-in-a-tin-can noise when the car is accelerating at around 2.5k-3k RPM. Mechanic noted the problem. Later service adviser says the problem is from turbo spooling and thus normal. 

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2010 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI 2dr Hatch

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

Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in Pennsylvania, United States
Apr 2015 - Oct 2016
Mar 2016

35000 mi

US $275
Reported engine noise at idle. Dealer found fault code for intake manifold and replaced under factory warranty extension. Reported rough, jerking shifts and noise while gears disengaged. Dealer found that the mechatronics unit failed and replaced at no charge. Reported excessive suspension noise over bumps, railroad tracks, etc. Dealer could not replicate. 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in Ontario, Canada
Feb 2010 - Sep 2016
Jun 2015

62620 mi

C $750
Carbon buildup on valves; faulty injector found while doing the work. Since warranty covered the latter, cost of former reduced to $350. Would have been $1,000. Replace failed XID lamp 
Aug 2015

64480 mi

C $1000
Replace leaking radiator 
Jun 2016

77500 mi

C $1000
Replace main seal. 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in Washington, United States
Dec 2011 - May 2016
Jan 2015

51700 mi

US $300
Failed PCV valve prevented engine from starting. Intake manifold replaced under TSB. 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in California, United States
Nov 2010 - Nov 2016
Apr 2013

42300 mi
Intake manifold replaced 
Aug 2013

47000 mi
Engine PCV assembly failure resulted in a noise that sounded like a small squirrel trapped under the hood. No CEL. Its a well-known issue with GTIs. Replaced PCV valve. Replaced water pump Replaced turbo due to hard spots on vanes. Mechanic heard slight noise. Using fuel additives may cause this kind of problem, but this is unsubstantiated. I had used techron concentrate several times prior to this. 
Aug 2016

80000 mi

US $650
Water pump replacement 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in Nevada, United States
Dec 2009 - Aug 2013
Feb 2013

61700 mi

US $850
Intake manifold air sensor shorting out. Replaced manifold thereby replacing the internal sensor. Replaced injector o-rings. $100 deductable instead of $800 charge for parts and labor. 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in California, United States
Jun 2010 - Jun 2011
Jul 2010

1000 mi
Leaking Rear Window Washer. Map light not turning off unless pressed several times -LRFC. 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in New York, United States
Mar 2011 - Jan 2013
Sep 2011

16000 mi
Went in for preventative maintenance. Unable to access artist list on ipod. Ipod wire ordered 
Mar 2012

22000 mi
Passenger window could not be operated from the driver side. The dealer replaced the window switch 
May 2012

25000 mi

US $240
Rear brakes worn 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in Minnesota, United States
Sep 2010 - Aug 2011
Dec 2010

3000 mi
Door and window seals leaked air. Dealer adjusted and replaced passenger door as necessary. Have to go back once some parts get in. 
Jan 2011

3700 mi
The seal around the door was replaced.  
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in North Carolina, United States
Feb 2010 - Dec 2011
Sep 2011

34000 mi
The seal blew on the water pump. 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in Maine, United States
Dec 2009 - Oct 2014
Nov 2011

16000 mi
engine light came on. car was skipping a little. replaced #2 #3 coils. works fine now 
Feb 2012

18700 mi
Replaced heater fan resistor 
Dec 2012

24000 mi

US $137
Cooling core was weeping onto the fan unit shorting out the fan switch (3rd time) fan resistor was replaced.Replaced cooling coil. works great now. and NO rattles as they had to take out the dash. 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in California, United States
Apr 2010 - Nov 2012
Jun 2010

1000 mi
Rattles, squeaks from the B pillar area. 
Dec 2010

10000 mi
Fixed the infamous rear washer nozzle drip; 2nd trip this month because they ordered parts during scheduled maintenance and I returned when the parts arrived. 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in Connecticut, United States
Dec 2012 - Sep 2016
Jan 2014

38000 mi
MAF sensor replaced under extended warranty. 
Jul 2016

70000 mi

US $1800
Multiple CEL codes. Replaced: Intake manifold; PCV Valve/Oil Catcher; Both engine fans. Engine de-carbonized due to excessive carbon build-up in the intake valve head. 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in California, United States
Feb 2010 - Jun 2011
Mar 2010

1000 mi
The secondary hose needed to be replaced because the fitting unit was faulty, causing the hose to not be secured properly. 
May 2010

5000 mi
The doors rattle and squeak anytime the vehicle is driven over roads with the slightest defects. The dealer noticed, tightened some bolts on the doors, but the problem persists. Rain occasionally leaks in from the driver's door. The dealer noticed the door latch was 10 mm off and corrected it, but the problem still persists. Also, the dealer claims the lining on the door is not defective and is secured properly. 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in Massachusetts, United States
May 2014 - Jun 2015
Aug 2014

50700 mi
Rear brake pads wearing unevenly, rear left rotor and both rear brake pads replaced. 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in Washington, United States
Mar 2014 - Jun 2015
Jul 2014

68000 mi
Intake manifold replaced, covered under extended warranty for this part 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in New York, United States
Feb 2010 - Jun 2011
Mar 2010

2000 mi
Car would not start due to loose ground wire. 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in New Hampshire, United States
May 2015 - May 2016
Jun 2015

57000 mi

US $250
Intake manifold replaced with VW extended warranty campaign. While they had the intake manifold off, they cleaned the carbon in the valves. 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in California, United States
Feb 2010 - Sep 2012
Apr 2010

1000 mi
TPMS error light on dash due to improper factory programming. 
Mar 2011

10000 mi
Had a software update installed to resolve an iPod issue where the display would not show the correct song playing. 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in Missouri, United States
Mar 2011 - Sep 2016
Aug 2014

29700 mi

US $200
Intake had to be replaced under warranty and cylinders decarbed. 
Jul 2016

50000 mi

US $500
PCV? Valve broke, engine ran but at lower power and sluggish response 

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2010 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI 2dr Hatch

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

Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in New York, United States
May 2010 - Sep 2016
Oct 2011

12000 mi
Tire pressure warning system light remained ON but tires were all correctly and evenly inflated. Dealer updated software which seemed to correct the problem, since it has not recurred. 
Aug 2013

28000 mi
Leaking water pump was replaced under warranty 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in California, United States
Jun 2010 - Jan 2013
Dec 2010

8000 mi
CEL kept coming on. P013B code. O2 sensor changed and ECU flashed. 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in Texas, United States
Mar 2010 - Feb 2015
Oct 2010

11000 mi
Rear window washer dribble. (TSB) Intermittent false light out indicator. 
Dec 2010

13000 mi
Installed parts for window washer TSB Intermittent light out indicator. Ordered parking bulb. New MDI cable 
Jan 2011

14000 mi
Headlight control module ordered & replaced. Headlight got wet and damaged the control module. This problem was resolved either with the new bulb or the headlight repair. 
Oct 2013

53300 mi
Battery replaced 
Feb 2015

69000 mi

US $290
Cyl 2 glow plug failed 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in Florida, United States
Jan 2010 - Apr 2013
Mar 2010

1000 mi
Check engine light cleared before service. No code present when checked. 
Oct 2010

5000 mi
key FOB quit working. Dealer replaced since it was the second time since new. re-torque egr,replaced O2 sensor and re-flashed computer 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in Illinois, United States
Jun 2010 - Oct 2011
Aug 2010

4000 mi
TPMS light came on. SW flash required. Channels for back brakes had wrong values-checked with Vag Com. 
May 2011

11000 mi
Drivers seat fabric discolored. This is apparently a widespread problem. Took at least a month to get replacement seat cover from factory. 

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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
Mar 2010

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. 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in Virginia, United States
Dec 2015 - Jan 2016
Jan 2016

140000 mi

US $600
Check engine light on, def. associated with diesel particulate filter. 

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2010 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI 2dr Hatch

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

Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in Pennsylvania, United States
Jan 2010 - Jan 2012
Sep 2011

21000 mi
TPMS system malfunctioning. Low pressure warning light despite tires being inflated to spec. Replaced TPMS sensors. 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in Alabama, United States
Jul 2011 - Sep 2016
Jun 2015

42000 mi

US $150
Dead battery 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in Oregon, United States
Oct 2010 - Nov 2016
Jun 2012

6000 mi
Defective emissions sensor 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in New York, United States
Feb 2010 - Mar 2016
May 2015

65700 mi

US $300
Engine knock sensor stopped working 

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2010 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI 2dr Hatch

170-horsepower 2.5L I5 5-speed manual FWD

Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in Illinois, United States
Jul 2010 - Dec 2014
Aug 2010

3000 mi
A/C drain tube not connected at factory. Tube reconnected and carpeting dried out and treated for mold. 
Mar 2012

31000 mi
Drivers side window switch failed. 
Feb 2013

44000 mi

US $80
Blower motor failed 
Apr 2014

60000 mi

US $1300
Compressor failed 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in Georgia, United States
May 2010 - Sep 2015
Aug 2015

77000 mi

US $916
Alternator failed and was replaced. 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in Alabama, United States
Sep 2010 - Sep 2016
Mar 2015

114000 mi

US $1300
Bad sensor inside the compressor. Compressor replaced 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in California, United States
Feb 2014 - Mar 2014
Feb 2014

78000 mi

US $800
Check engine light came on. Don't know what was done. 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in New York, United States
Mar 2013 - Sep 2016
May 2013

15000 mi
Doors and B-pillar area ticked and clicked over rough roads. I applied lithium grease to the door latches and striker plates, it stopped. I'll probably have to reapply in the future. The doors seem to be aligned properly. 
Jul 2013

16000 mi
Knocking/rattling of transmission when clutch is disengaged (in). VW dealer diagnosed as worn out throwout bearing which also caused damage to a shift fork. Both replaced with new OEM parts. VW also recommended and replaced new clutch kit. 
Aug 2013

17500 mi
While in motion, a whirring sound starts when sliding the gear lever into first gear, that continues while in first gear. Increases in pitch. Very distinctive downshifting at 15mph. Dealer dismissed as a characteristic of 1st gear. 
Jul 2014

29300 mi
CEL indicated on dash. Code P2431: Secondary Air Injection System Air Flow/Pressure Sensor Circuit Range/Performance Bank. Non-critical, emission-only system. 
Jan 2015

36000 mi

US $90
Tire valve broke off while filling with air. Replaced valve. 
Apr 2015

39300 mi

US $240
Replaced rear brake rotors and pads, which were deeply grooved and delaminated. 
Aug 2015

43300 mi

US $760
Replaced front brake pads and rotors Head gasket seal had leaked oil into the spark plug wells. Gasket replaced. 
Dec 2015

48000 mi

US $170
Battery would not hold charge overnight. Replaced original battery. 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in Florida, United States
Sep 2010 - Apr 2012
Aug 2011

12300 mi
The cord holding the security shelf that covers the luggage area broke. Dealer replaced the plastic trim area around rear window on the hatch. This piece has a little protuburance to which the cord is attached. 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in Alberta, Canada
Nov 2010 - Sep 2011
Feb 2011

10160 mi
Wind noise from driver side door. Striker plate was adjusted. Replaced driver side window seal with new one.  

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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
May 2009

4340 mi
water pump bearing was tight, causing slippage of drive belt 
Sep 2009

8680 mi
Magnetic coupling of supercharger drive was making a sharp chirp noise when it engages between 1200 to 2000 rpm. 
Dec 2009

12400 mi
loud rumbling noise from tyres or bearings 
Jun 2010

20460 mi
Supercharger clutch assembly was replaced for the second time. This time with a updated design clutch. 
May 2011

35960 mi
Car had starting problem. Shop diagnosed as faulty ECU 
Jul 2011

38440 mi
Judder when changing from 1st to 2nd gear in 7 spd DSG. Clutch pack replaced and transmission software upgraded 
Sep 2011

38440 mi
driver's seat fabric worn showing threads. seat and back was replaced under warranty by VW 

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