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Volkswagen Golf / GTI Powertrain and Chassis Repair Frequencies

Results are for year ending June 30, 2018. Only successfully completed repairs are currently included in the analysis. Routine maintenance, most wear items, recalls, and problems fixed with just a reflash or warning light reset are not included.
Year Make/Model Repair Trips Per 100 Cars Compared to all models for the same year    
2018 Volkswagen GTI and Golf R   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  22 GTI and Golf Rs, 3.0 months of data per GTI and Golf R, average 3100 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2017 Volkswagen Golf 1.8T 0
0% 0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  75 Golf 1.8Ts, 9.2 months of data per Golf 1.8T, average 12300 miles
2017 Volkswagen GTI and Golf R 0
0% 0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  101 GTI and Golf Rs, 9.3 months of data per GTI and Golf R, average 9100 miles
2016 Volkswagen e-Golf   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  10 e-Golfs, 10.2 months of data per e-Golf, average 12900 miles

* Very small sample, members only.
2016 Volkswagen Golf 1.8T 0
0% 0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  45 Golf 1.8Ts, 10.9 months of data per Golf 1.8T, average 24000 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 0
0% 0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  106 GTI and Golf Rs, 10.3 months of data per GTI and Golf R, average 18700 miles

A year ago the 2015 Golf 1.8T had a similarly high repair frequency, while the GTI has generally been better.
2015 Volkswagen e-Golf   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  10 e-Golfs, 10.1 months of data per e-Golf, average 23900 miles

* Very small sample, members only.
2015 Volkswagen Golf 1.8T 0
0% 0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  29 Golf 1.8Ts, 8.7 months of data per Golf 1.8T, average 27700 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 0
0% 0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  33 Golf diesels, 7.9 months of data per Golf diesel, average 35500 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 0
0% 0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  78 GTI and Golf Rs, 9.6 months of data per GTI and Golf R, average 34400 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.
2013 Volkswagen Golf 2.5   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  18 Golf 2.5s, 11.1 months of data per Golf 2.5, average 56200 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2013 Volkswagen GTI 51
100% 100% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  48 GTIs, 9.4 months of data per GTI, average 54100 miles
2012 Volkswagen Golf 2.5   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  18 Golf 2.5s, 10.1 months of data per Golf 2.5, average 63100 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2012 Volkswagen Golf diesel   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  18 Golf diesels, 7.2 months of data per Golf diesel, average 71500 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2012 Volkswagen GTI 24
31.3186813187% 31.3186813187% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  49 GTIs, 10.0 months of data per GTI, average 66500 miles
2011 Volkswagen Golf 2.5   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  15 Golf 2.5s, 9.7 months of data per Golf 2.5, average 73900 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2011 Volkswagen Golf diesel   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  15 Golf diesels, 8.3 months of data per Golf diesel, average 88400 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2011 Volkswagen GTI 27
28.3410138249% 28.3410138249% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  33 GTIs, 9.3 months of data per GTI, average 72800 miles
2010 Volkswagen Golf 2.5   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  15 Golf 2.5s, 9.3 months of data per Golf 2.5, average 81300 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2010 Volkswagen Golf diesel   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  19 Golf diesels, 4.9 months of data per Golf diesel, average 90700 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2010 Volkswagen GTI 60
100% 100% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  27 GTIs, 9.7 months of data per GTI, average 87300 miles

Redesigned.
2009 Volkswagen GTI   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  19 GTIs, 9.6 months of data per GTI, average 88200 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2009 Volkswagen Rabbit 9
0% 0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  27 Rabbits, 10.1 months of data per Rabbit, average 90600 miles
2008 Volkswagen GTI   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  12 GTIs, 10.2 months of data per GTI, average 99200 miles

* Very small sample, members only.
2008 Volkswagen Rabbit 2.5   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  22 Rabbit 2.5s, 9.4 months of data per Rabbit 2.5, average 111500 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2007 Volkswagen GTI   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  15 GTIs, 7.3 months of data per GTI, average 111100 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2007 Volkswagen Rabbit 2.5   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  16 Rabbit 2.5s, 9.3 months of data per Rabbit 2.5, average 119100 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2004 Volkswagen Golf / GTI   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  15 Golf / GTIs, 9.9 months of data per Golf / GTI, average 125000 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2003 Volkswagen Golf / GTI   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  13 Golf / GTIs, 11.2 months of data per Golf / GTI, average 157500 miles

* Very small sample, members only.
2003 Volkswagen Golf diesel   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  20 Golf diesels, 11.5 months of data per Golf diesel, average 258600 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2002 Volkswagen Golf diesel   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  12 Golf diesels, 9.3 months of data per Golf diesel, average 245900 miles

* Very small sample, members only.

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