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Year Make/Model Repair Trips Per 100 Cars Compared to all models for the same year    
2013 Volkswagen Beetle   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  12 Beetles, 9.9 months of data per Beetle, average 24900 miles

* Very small sample, members only.
2013 Volkswagen CC 31
39.6551724138% 39.6551724138% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  27 CCs, 8.5 months of data per CC, average 41800 miles
2012 Volkswagen CC   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  19 CCs, 8.0 months of data per CC, average 57800 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2011 Volkswagen CC   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  10 CCs, 9.5 months of data per CC, average 73700 miles

* Very small sample, members only.
2010 Volkswagen CC 100
100% 100% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  29 CCs, 7.1 months of data per CC, average 83200 miles

Common problem with ignition coils.
2009 Volkswagen CC   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  15 CCs, 9.6 months of data per CC, average 86300 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2007 Volkswagen Eos   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  11 Eos, 11.2 months of data per Eos, average 70800 miles

* Very small sample, members only.
2016 Volkswagen Golf 1.8T 48
100% 100% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  45 Golf 1.8Ts, 6.6 months of data per Golf 1.8T, average 6800 miles

A year ago the 2015 Golf 1.8T had a similarly high repair frequency, while the GTI has generally been better.
2016 Volkswagen GTI and Golf R 27
48.7012987013% 48.7012987013% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  104 GTI and Golf Rs, 7.3 months of data per GTI and Golf R, average 4800 miles

A year ago the 2015 Golf 1.8T had a similarly high repair frequency, while the GTI has generally been better.
2015 Volkswagen Golf 1.8T 25
38.0952380952% 38.0952380952% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  33 Golf 1.8Ts, 8.9 months of data per Golf 1.8T, average 11900 miles

Redesigned. Golf 1.8T initially had a higher repair frequency than the GTI, and the TDI still does. Unclear why. All might have a somewhat common problem with failing AC compressors.
2015 Volkswagen Golf diesel 29
47.619047619% 47.619047619% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  30 Golf diesels, 9.5 months of data per Golf diesel, average 17700 miles

Redesigned. Golf 1.8T initially had a higher repair frequency than the GTI, and the TDI still does. Unclear why. All might have a somewhat common problem with failing AC compressors.
2015 Volkswagen GTI and Golf R 16
16.6666666667% 16.6666666667% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  88 GTI and Golf Rs, 10.1 months of data per GTI and Golf R, average 16000 miles

Redesigned. Golf 1.8T initially had a higher repair frequency than the GTI, and the TDI still does. Unclear why. All might have a somewhat common problem with failing AC compressors.
2014 Volkswagen Golf diesel 11
2.74725274725% 2.74725274725% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  43 Golf diesels, 10.2 months of data per Golf diesel, average 33200 miles
2014 Volkswagen GTI   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  12 GTIs, 7.9 months of data per GTI, average 25200 miles

* Very small sample, members only.
2013 Volkswagen Golf 2.5   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  19 Golf 2.5s, 10.2 months of data per Golf 2.5, average 38200 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2013 Volkswagen Golf diesel 9
0% 0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  44 Golf diesels, 9.1 months of data per Golf diesel, average 45200 miles
2013 Volkswagen GTI 22
21.921182266% 21.921182266% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  61 GTIs, 8.9 months of data per GTI, average 33400 miles
2012 Volkswagen Golf 2.5 24
25.8620689655% 25.8620689655% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  27 Golf 2.5s, 9.4 months of data per Golf 2.5, average 45400 miles
2012 Volkswagen Golf diesel 24
25.8620689655% 25.8620689655% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  60 Golf diesels, 9.0 months of data per Golf diesel, average 58500 miles
2012 Volkswagen GTI 50
77.0935960591% 77.0935960591% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  61 GTIs, 9.4 months of data per GTI, average 47600 miles
2011 Volkswagen Golf 2.5   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  18 Golf 2.5s, 9.0 months of data per Golf 2.5, average 60500 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2011 Volkswagen Golf diesel 30
22.5274725275% 22.5274725275% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  64 Golf diesels, 9.3 months of data per Golf diesel, average 74400 miles
2011 Volkswagen GTI 44
43.0402930403% 43.0402930403% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  41 GTIs, 9.9 months of data per GTI, average 58000 miles
2010 Volkswagen Golf 2.5   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  18 Golf 2.5s, 10.4 months of data per Golf 2.5, average 63800 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2010 Volkswagen Golf diesel 58
63.5531135531% 63.5531135531% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  59 Golf diesels, 10.5 months of data per Golf diesel, average 93000 miles

Redesigned.
2010 Volkswagen GTI 54
57.6923076923% 57.6923076923% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  43 GTIs, 10.3 months of data per GTI, average 64600 miles

Redesigned.
2009 Volkswagen GTI 82
74.1982507289% 74.1982507289% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  25 GTIs, 10.0 months of data per GTI, average 74100 miles
2009 Volkswagen Rabbit 62
50.8746355685% 50.8746355685% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  40 Rabbits, 9.2 months of data per Rabbit, average 77500 miles
2008 Volkswagen GTI 50
33.5164835165% 33.5164835165% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  25 GTIs, 7.6 months of data per GTI, average 83900 miles

Average odometer much lower for the R32.
2008 Volkswagen R32   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  10 R32s, 9.5 months of data per R32, average 71900 miles

* Very small sample, members only.
2008 Volkswagen Rabbit 2.5 72
57.6923076923% 57.6923076923% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  32 Rabbit 2.5s, 8.9 months of data per Rabbit 2.5, average 92800 miles

Average odometer much lower for the R32.
2007 Volkswagen GTI 84
61.3300492611% 61.3300492611% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  30 GTIs, 8.5 months of data per GTI, average 100100 miles

Redesigned. Includes the 2006.5 Rabbit and GTI.
2007 Volkswagen Rabbit 2.5   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  23 Rabbit 2.5s, 10.6 months of data per Rabbit 2.5, average 113200 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2005 Volkswagen Golf / GTI   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  10 Golf / GTIs, 9.4 months of data per Golf / GTI, average 134100 miles

* Very small sample, members only.
2004 Volkswagen Golf / GTI   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  13 Golf / GTIs, 8.9 months of data per Golf / GTI, average 110500 miles

* Very small sample, members only.
2003 Volkswagen Golf / GTI   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  15 Golf / GTIs, 8.5 months of data per Golf / GTI, average 150900 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2003 Volkswagen Golf diesel 101
55.5238095238% 55.5238095238% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  26 Golf diesels, 10.1 months of data per Golf diesel, average 231100 miles

Note high average odometer for the TDI.
2002 Volkswagen Golf / GTI   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  15 Golf / GTIs, 8.4 months of data per Golf / GTI, average 110600 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2002 Volkswagen Golf diesel   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  14 Golf diesels, 9.1 months of data per Golf diesel, average 235000 miles

* Very small sample, members only.
2001 Volkswagen Golf / GTI   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  15 Golf / GTIs, 6.0 months of data per Golf / GTI, average 153200 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2016 Volkswagen Jetta 8
0% 0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  26 Jettas, 5.5 months of data per Jetta, average 5000 miles
2015 Volkswagen Jetta 29
47.619047619% 47.619047619% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  27 Jettas, 9.1 months of data per Jetta, average 12500 miles
2014 Volkswagen Jetta 23
29.1208791209% 29.1208791209% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  41 Jettas, 9.0 months of data per Jetta, average 26300 miles
2013 Volkswagen Jetta 38
53.4482758621% 53.4482758621% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  45 Jettas, 7.6 months of data per Jetta, average 46500 miles
2012 Volkswagen Jetta 32
41.6256157635% 41.6256157635% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  45 Jettas, 8.4 months of data per Jetta, average 57900 miles
2011 Volkswagen Jetta 41
38.6446886447% 38.6446886447% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  34 Jettas, 8.6 months of data per Jetta, average 73000 miles

Redesigned.
2010 Volkswagen Jetta sedan 2.5   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  16 Jetta sedan 2.5s, 9.7 months of data per Jetta sedan 2.5, average 68200 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2010 Volkswagen Jetta sedan diesel   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  18 Jetta sedan diesels, 10.5 months of data per Jetta sedan diesel, average 84800 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2009 Volkswagen Jetta 2.0T 82
74.1982507289% 74.1982507289% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  25 Jetta 2.0Ts, 10.0 months of data per Jetta 2.0T, average 74100 miles
2009 Volkswagen Jetta 2.5 62
50.8746355685% 50.8746355685% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  40 Jetta 2.5s, 9.2 months of data per Jetta 2.5, average 77500 miles
2009 Volkswagen Jetta diesel 49
35.7142857143% 35.7142857143% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  46 Jetta diesels, 9.0 months of data per Jetta diesel, average 98300 miles
2008 Volkswagen Jetta 2.0T 50
33.5164835165% 33.5164835165% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  25 Jetta 2.0Ts, 7.6 months of data per Jetta 2.0T, average 83900 miles
2008 Volkswagen Jetta 2.5 72
57.6923076923% 57.6923076923% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  32 Jetta 2.5s, 8.9 months of data per Jetta 2.5, average 92800 miles
2007 Volkswagen Jetta 2.0T 84
61.3300492611% 61.3300492611% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  30 Jetta 2.0Ts, 8.5 months of data per Jetta 2.0T, average 100100 miles
2007 Volkswagen Jetta 2.5   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  23 Jetta 2.5s, 10.6 months of data per Jetta 2.5, average 113200 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2006 Volkswagen Jetta 2.5   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  17 Jetta 2.5s, 9.3 months of data per Jetta 2.5, average 124700 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2006 Volkswagen Jetta diesel   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  19 Jetta diesels, 9.8 months of data per Jetta diesel, average 143600 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2005 Volkswagen Jetta   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  10 Jettas, 9.4 months of data per Jetta, average 134100 miles

* Very small sample, members only.
2004 Volkswagen Jetta   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  13 Jettas, 8.9 months of data per Jetta, average 110500 miles

* Very small sample, members only.
2003 Volkswagen Jetta   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  15 Jettas, 8.5 months of data per Jetta, average 150900 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2003 Volkswagen Jetta diesel 101
55.5238095238% 55.5238095238% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  26 Jetta diesels, 10.1 months of data per Jetta diesel, average 231100 miles

Note high average odometer for the TDI.
2002 Volkswagen Jetta   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  15 Jettas, 8.4 months of data per Jetta, average 110600 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2002 Volkswagen Jetta diesel   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  14 Jetta diesels, 9.1 months of data per Jetta diesel, average 235000 miles

* Very small sample, members only.
2001 Volkswagen Jetta   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  15 Jettas, 6.0 months of data per Jetta, average 153200 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2014 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen diesel 11
2.74725274725% 2.74725274725% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  43 Jetta SportWagen diesels, 10.2 months of data per Jetta SportWagen diesel, average 33200 miles
2013 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen 2.5   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  19 Jetta SportWagen 2.5s, 10.2 months of data per Jetta SportWagen 2.5, average 38200 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2013 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen diesel 9
0% 0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  44 Jetta SportWagen diesels, 9.1 months of data per Jetta SportWagen diesel, average 45200 miles

Note high average odometer for the TDI.
2012 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen 2.5 24
25.8620689655% 25.8620689655% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  27 Jetta SportWagen 2.5s, 9.4 months of data per Jetta SportWagen 2.5, average 45400 miles

Note high average odometer for the TDI.
2012 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen diesel 24
25.8620689655% 25.8620689655% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  60 Jetta SportWagen diesels, 9.0 months of data per Jetta SportWagen diesel, average 58500 miles

Note high average odometer for the TDI.
2011 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen 2.5   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  18 Jetta SportWagen 2.5s, 9.0 months of data per Jetta SportWagen 2.5, average 60500 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2011 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen diesel 30
22.5274725275% 22.5274725275% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  64 Jetta SportWagen diesels, 9.3 months of data per Jetta SportWagen diesel, average 74400 miles

Note high average odometer for the TDI.
2010 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen 2.5   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  18 Jetta SportWagen 2.5s, 10.4 months of data per Jetta SportWagen 2.5, average 63800 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2010 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen diesel 58
63.5531135531% 63.5531135531% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  59 Jetta SportWagen diesels, 10.5 months of data per Jetta SportWagen diesel, average 93000 miles

Note high average odometer for the TDI.
2009 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen 2.0T 82
74.1982507289% 74.1982507289% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  25 Jetta SportWagen 2.0Ts, 10.0 months of data per Jetta SportWagen 2.0T, average 74100 miles

Note high average odometer for the TDI.
2009 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen 2.5 62
50.8746355685% 50.8746355685% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  40 Jetta SportWagen 2.5s, 9.2 months of data per Jetta SportWagen 2.5, average 77500 miles

Note high average odometer for the TDI.
2009 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen diesel 49
35.7142857143% 35.7142857143% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  46 Jetta SportWagen diesels, 9.0 months of data per Jetta SportWagen diesel, average 98300 miles

Note high average odometer for the TDI.
2015 Volkswagen Passat 11
4.7619047619% 4.7619047619% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  28 Passats, 8.0 months of data per Passat, average 14400 miles
2014 Volkswagen Passat gas   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  13 Passat gass, 10.1 months of data per Passat gas, average 31600 miles

* Very small sample, members only.
2014 Volkswagen Passat TDI 30
44.5054945055% 44.5054945055% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  30 Passat TDIs, 10.7 months of data per Passat TDI, average 39100 miles
2013 Volkswagen Passat gas 24
25.8620689655% 25.8620689655% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  30 Passat gass, 8.2 months of data per Passat gas, average 39400 miles

Multiple turbo failures reported for the TDI, but few since 2014.
2013 Volkswagen Passat TDI 61
98.7684729064% 98.7684729064% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  50 Passat TDIs, 9.4 months of data per Passat TDI, average 56400 miles

Multiple turbo failures reported for the TDI, but few since 2014.
2012 Volkswagen Passat gas 37
51.4778325123% 51.4778325123% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  26 Passat gass, 10.1 months of data per Passat gas, average 59100 miles

Redesigned. TDI less reliable than gas.
2012 Volkswagen Passat TDI 45
67.2413793103% 67.2413793103% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  32 Passat TDIs, 10.0 months of data per Passat TDI, average 63300 miles

Redesigned. TDI less reliable than gas.
2010 Volkswagen Passat   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  20 Passats, 9.4 months of data per Passat, average 74500 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2009 Volkswagen Passat   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  18 Passats, 9.1 months of data per Passat, average 106200 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2008 Volkswagen Passat 107
96.1538461538% 96.1538461538% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  32 Passats, 8.4 months of data per Passat, average 85400 miles
2007 Volkswagen Passat 101
78.078817734% 78.078817734% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  27 Passats, 8.8 months of data per Passat, average 119500 miles
2006 Volkswagen Passat   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  14 Passats, 8.3 months of data per Passat, average 94900 miles

* Very small sample, members only.
2005 Volkswagen Passat   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  17 Passats, 9.8 months of data per Passat, average 125100 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2004 Volkswagen Passat 140
99.7835497835% 99.7835497835% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  27 Passats, 6.7 months of data per Passat, average 152200 miles
2003 Volkswagen Passat 125
73.8095238095% 73.8095238095% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  27 Passats, 8.9 months of data per Passat, average 145300 miles
2002 Volkswagen Passat   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  14 Passats, 7.1 months of data per Passat, average 148000 miles

* Very small sample, members only.
2014 Volkswagen Routan 25
33.5164835165% 33.5164835165% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  53 Routans, 9.2 months of data per Routan, average 30500 miles

Most of the cars in this sample are the related Chrysler and Dodge minivans.
2013 Volkswagen Routan 45
67.2413793103% 67.2413793103% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  56 Routans, 10.0 months of data per Routan, average 41500 miles

Most of the cars in this sample are the related Chrysler and Dodge minivans.
2012 Volkswagen Routan 17
12.0689655172% 12.0689655172% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  53 Routans, 9.4 months of data per Routan, average 49600 miles

Most of the cars in this sample are the related Chrysler and Dodge minivans.
2011 Volkswagen Routan 64
72.3443223443% 72.3443223443% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  32 Routans, 10.5 months of data per Routan, average 68400 miles

Most of the cars in this sample are the related Chrysler and Dodge minivans.
2010 Volkswagen Routan 46
45.9706959707% 45.9706959707% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  37 Routans, 8.4 months of data per Routan, average 77400 miles

Most of the cars in this sample are the related Chrysler and Dodge minivans.
2009 Volkswagen Routan 89
82.361516035% 82.361516035% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  35 Routans, 10.1 months of data per Routan, average 107500 miles

Most of the cars in this sample are the related Chrysler and Dodge minivans.
2014 Volkswagen Tiguan   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  15 Tiguans, 6.8 months of data per Tiguan, average 22800 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2013 Volkswagen Tiguan   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  24 Tiguans, 9.2 months of data per Tiguan, average 37700 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2012 Volkswagen Tiguan 20
17.9802955665% 17.9802955665% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  28 Tiguans, 10.5 months of data per Tiguan, average 46700 miles
2011 Volkswagen Tiguan 69
79.6703296703% 79.6703296703% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  31 Tiguans, 10.1 months of data per Tiguan, average 58400 miles
2010 Volkswagen Tiguan   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  17 Tiguans, 8.1 months of data per Tiguan, average 57500 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2009 Volkswagen Tiguan 75
66.0349854227% 66.0349854227% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  27 Tiguans, 11.3 months of data per Tiguan, average 86500 miles

First model year.
2016 Volkswagen Touareg   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  13 Touaregs, 8.9 months of data per Touareg, average 9600 miles

* Very small sample, members only.
2014 Volkswagen Touareg   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  21 Touaregs, 10.1 months of data per Touareg, average 28300 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2013 Volkswagen Touareg 44
65.2709359606% 65.2709359606% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  29 Touaregs, 10.3 months of data per Touareg, average 43700 miles
2012 Volkswagen Touareg   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  24 Touaregs, 10.7 months of data per Touareg, average 53600 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2011 Volkswagen Touareg   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  13 Touaregs, 9.3 months of data per Touareg, average 62500 miles

* Very small sample, members only.
2010 Volkswagen Touareg   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  13 Touaregs, 8.2 months of data per Touareg, average 87000 miles

* Very small sample, members only.
2008 Volkswagen Touareg   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  10 Touaregs, 8.9 months of data per Touareg, average 90400 miles

* Very small sample, members only.
2005 Volkswagen Touareg   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  12 Touaregs, 8.8 months of data per Touareg, average 125800 miles

* Very small sample, members only.

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Volkswagen Reliability

You won't find Volkswagen reliability information like this anywhere else. Actual repair frequencies, not just vague dots. So you can tell how much the Volkswagen truly differs from competing car models in reliability.

These stats are promptly updated four times a year, to much more closely track Volkswagen reliability as the cars age. Others tell you how reliable the Volkswagen was a year ago, when the cars were a year younger and had 12,000 fewer miles on them. Only TrueDelta tells you how reliable the Volkswagen has been recently.

What People Are Saying about Reliability and the Volkswagen

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What Our Members Are Saying about the Reliability and Durability of the Volkswagen

Volkswagen Reliability and Durability: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2012 2dr Hatch turbocharged 170hp 1.8L I4
5-speed manual FWD
The car is not old, but so far, so good. Oil changes are required only every 10K miles at first, and the first three are taken care of - not a high-price incentive, certainly, but a nice touch. I haven't had a single cause for alarm so far, and the car operates as it did on the day I bought it. VW has an iffy reputation in the US right now, but it's also said that quality control is best in Wolfsburg, where this car is assembled, and for what its worth, Consumer Reports ranked the MK6 Golf well above average for projected reliability. see full Volkswagen review
2012 4dr SUV turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
Ive had no issues with my tiguan, after 16,000miles in one year and plenty of abuse such as hundreds of redline shifts in 1,2,3rd gear and taking it on quite a few deeply rutted mountain roads. It still has no issues, squeaks or rattles. Everything is like the day I bought it. see full Volkswagen review
2012 4dr Sedan turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed automated manual FWD
Very Reliable and dependable, Ive had 50,000 miles on it never had to take it back to the dealership for something annoying o rattles or squeks or vibrations see full Volkswagen review
2012 4dr Sedan turbocharged 150hp 2.0L I4 Diesel
6-speed manual FWD
I drive an average of 20,000 miles per year and am currently on track to put more than 40,000 miles in two years of ownership. Not one problem whatsoever. No visits to dealership other than routine maintenance. Very solid vehicle so far. see full Volkswagen review
2011 4dr Wagon 170-horsepower 2.5L I5
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
I avoided VW products for 30 years until one of their models (the Golf) started posting above-average reliability ratings. Unfortunately, we seem to be having one of the old-style experiences with our Jetta Sportwagen (Golf Wagon here in Canada). We have had continuous repair issues since we drove the car off the lot. see full Volkswagen review
2011 2dr Hatch turbocharged 210hp 2.0L I4
6-speed manual FWD
I've never had any problems whatsoever. Regular oil changes with good-quality products, premium gas, the occasional bottle of techron and she's been good to go for almost 60k now. see full Volkswagen review
2011 4dr SUV Had issues with the Adblue heater and replaced that. Also sometimes the Glowplug light turns on after a start in the morning, and have the odd NOX sensor check engine light come on. But in both cases after several restarts and a good heavy foot drive on the highway the issues disappears. So crossing my fingers that these do not become long term issues and requires repairs. see full Volkswagen review
2011 4dr Wagon turbocharged 140hp 2.0L I4 Diesel
6-speed automated manual FWD
We suffered one "no start" on this car when it was brand new - a software glitch fixed under warranty. Otherwise, the car has been flawless in the first 18 months. see full Volkswagen review
2010 4dr Wagon The Passat is a very solid and well-built car; our previous Passat was very reliable (if maintained properly). see full Volkswagen review
2010 4dr Sedan turbocharged 150hp 2.0L I4 Diesel
6-speed automated manual FWD
We purchased the vehicle new in June 2012. Around Oct I noticed a bubble on the lower half of the steering wheel. It did not bother me until I seen a thread was starting to come undone. We showed the dealer and they said to monitor it, and if it gets worse come back in. On a weekend trip it came undone more. Once back in town we took it in, and they scheduled to replace it. They did so under warranty with not problems. Besides this One problem the vehicle as been flawless. With just over 40k miles on the vehicle we both say we would get another one. Problem is I told the wife she MUST wait tell 150k miles to get a new vehicle. see full Volkswagen review
Volkswagen Reliability and Durability: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2016 2dr Hatch turbocharged 210hp 2.0L I4
6-speed manual FWD
Suspect durability of new tech TSI see full Volkswagen review
2013 4dr Sedan turbocharged 150hp 2.0L I4 Diesel
6-speed automated manual FWD
Sunroof decided to not close after two weeks, I had to give it a little help with my hand, then after three days it fixed itself. If it happens again it'll have to go back to the dealer for repair. Otherwise no problems. see full Volkswagen review
2013 4dr Hatch turbocharged 150hp 2.0L I4 Diesel
6-speed manual FWD
There is a major potential problem with the Golf TDI in the form of the high pressure fuel pump. The concern is that the Bosch unit does not like American low sulfur diesel fuel because of its relatively lower lubricity compared to Euro diesel fuels available where the car was designed. When the pump fails, it can send metal shavings throughout the fuel system, and require major replacements to the tune of $8-10,000. This is a sword of Damocles hanging over the head of any TDI owner. Three or more design revisions have been implemented, but the problem still shows up. Are you willing to take a chance they finally got it right in your car? see full Volkswagen review
2012 4dr Hatch turbocharged 210hp 2.0L I4
6-speed automated manual FWD
My GTI had a water pump failure inside of 20k miles. Other than that, all was good. see full Volkswagen review
2012 2dr Hardtop conv. turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed automated manual FWD
Beginning 1,000 miles after I took delivery, I had problems with entry access and recognition of key that took 4 times back at the dealer before they were resolved. The problems did get resolved on the 4th time back permanently, and since then the car has been trouble free. see full Volkswagen review
2011 4dr Sedan 115-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
VW has traditionally had troubles with reliability. We've had the Jetta for 9 months and 8,000 miles (daughter's car) and thus far there have been four admittedly minor recalls. On positive, structure feels sturdy all controls appear of hi see full Volkswagen review
2011 4dr Wagon turbocharged 140hp 2.0L I4 Diesel
6-speed automated manual FWD
Other than one software glitch when new, this car has given us no problems at all. That is an accomplishment for VW. I have owned Passats and an Audi A4, and both were subject to engine-related recalls. So far, so good with the TDI! (I have found Hondas and Mazdas to be very reliable, but their cars have not appealed to me the way the VW has. see full Volkswagen review
2010 4dr Wagon turbocharged 150hp 2.0L I4 Diesel
6-speed manual FWD
VW has had some bad years recently, so I was a little nervous about buying this car. So far so good (5500 miles). see full Volkswagen review
2010 4dr Sedan turbocharged 210hp 2.0L I4
6-speed automated manual FWD
1 year old, shop needed to work on motor at least twice. see full Volkswagen review
2010 4dr Hatch turbocharged 150hp 2.0L I4 Diesel
6-speed automated manual FWD
Do not trust VW to be well built or have dealers that will honor the warranty. see full Volkswagen review