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2010 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI repairs by problem area

Chart based on 427 repairs.

2010 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI repair cost distribution

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

Engine not specified

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

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

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 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. 

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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 - Jun 2015
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 
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 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. 

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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
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. 

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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
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. 

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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. 

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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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2010 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI Repair Histories

293 TrueDelta members own (or used to own) a 2010 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI. 158 of these members (53.9%) have reported repairs for their car. A total of 427 repairs to 2010 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTIs--an average of 1.5 per vehicle--have been reported.

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