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2014 Volkswagen Golf / GTI repairs by problem area

Engine (45%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (0%)

Brakes and Traction Control (0%)

Suspension and Steering (9%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (23%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (9%)

Other (14%)

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2014 Volkswagen Golf / GTI repair cost distribution

$2500+ (0%)

$1000 - $2499 (6%)

$500 - $999 (18%)

$100 - $499 (0%)

< $100 (76%)

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Chart based on 17 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2014 Volkswagen Golf / GTI 4dr Hatch

turbocharged 220hp 2.0L I4 6-speed automated manual FWD

Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Great Britain
Apr 2015 - Jun 2015
Apr 2015

6000 mi
Well known issue in the UK. Noise from rear suspension. Replaced rear shocks and top mounts. Problem as bad as ever. Many UK non DCC Golfs with same issue. VW cannot fix. Its unbelievable see MK7 Forum for this problem. 

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2014 Volkswagen Golf / GTI 4dr Hatch

turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4 6-speed manual FWD

Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Massachusetts, United States
Mar 2014 - Mar 2018
Apr 2015

4200 mi
Started and ran rough, threw a code. No problem found; car running fine. 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Arizona, United States
Jan 2014 - Feb 2017
Nov 2014

15507 mi
Notorious water pump failure. Came home, noticed puddle on the floor, dropped off car at 8am. Picked up at 10:30 repaired. Warranty Notorious water pump failure. Came home, noticed puddle on the floor, dropped off car at 8am. Picked up at 10:30 repaired. Warranty 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Minnesota, United States
Jan 2016 - Mar 2018
Dec 2016

30000 mi
Sensor on intake manifold failed. Dealer replaced intake manifold under warranty. 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in New Hampshire, United States
Mar 2014 - Apr 2014
Apr 2014

1000 mi
Parking brake sensor faulty. Car would not sense brake released and continually "chimed". 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Illinois, United States
Sep 2013 - Jun 2018
Oct 2014

9700 mi
Water pump failed. Repair included new water pump, drive belt, and coolant flush. 

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2014 Volkswagen Golf / GTI 4dr Hatch

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

Volkswagen Golf / GTI in California, United States
May 2014 - Dec 2016
Jun 2016

23000 mi

US $750
Turbo intercooler broke, lost all turbo power to the engine. Dealership said it was my fault and there was "a crack" but there was nothing. Tried jipping me for 1500 turned it down. 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Illinois, United States
Oct 2014 - Oct 2016
Aug 2015

22400 mi
Window switch one-click up not working. Switch replaced. 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in California, United States
Jun 2015 - Jul 2016
Feb 2016

15900 mi
AC Control unit "lost" all programming. Dealer reflashed the unit's software 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Florida, United States
May 2016 - Jun 2018
Apr 2018

58000 mi

US $750
Part in intake needed to be replaced. Covered by warranty. Decided to do the valve cleaning due to carbon buildup at the same time for a discount price 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in New Mexico, United States
Mar 2014 - Jul 2018
May 2014

2200 mi
Defective Secondary Pressure Motor. It took the dealer three tries but they fixed it. 
Oct 2015

16300 mi
Rear passenger door did not close properly. The door clasp came loose and had to be screwed back in. 
Jul 2018

45000 mi

US $1000
Cylinder head leak. 

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2014 Volkswagen Golf / GTI 4dr Hatch

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

Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Massachusetts, United States
Jun 2014 - Jul 2017
Apr 2014

9250 mi
I am recording from the original work invoices that was provided with the car. I guess the car became slow above 2000 RPMS. The dealer investigated and replaced the turbo. This fixed the issue. Also the washer fluid sensor was replaced. I am recording from the original work invoices that was provided with the car. The windshield washer fluid sensor was replaced because it showed the washer fluid to be empty even when full. 
Jan 2016

43800 mi
Noticed a squeaking noise coming from the front of the car when going over rough roads or speed bumps. Replaced Front roll bar links which had too much play. Rear window cleaning fluid sprayer stopped working. Fix by reattaching the hose to it. 
May 2016

54700 mi

US $50
Driver's door seal was leaking causing water to enter and got my arm wet in heavy rains. The seal was replaced. It hasn't rain since the seal being replaced so no idea if it is fixed. Fixed with VW CPO warranty. I paid the deductible 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Kentucky, United States
Dec 2015 - Jun 2018
Jul 2017

155000 mi

US $700
fan went out. dealership screwed me on the cost to fix. 

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2014 Volkswagen Golf / GTI 4dr Hatch

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

Volkswagen Golf / GTI in South Africa
Jul 2014 - Sep 2014
Sep 2014

7440 mi
Interior trim panel on driver side, inside sill. Looks like holding clips had broken. 

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2014 Volkswagen Golf / GTI 4dr Hatch

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

Volkswagen Golf / GTI in New South Wales, Australia
Dec 2016 - Nov 2017
Nov 2016 Had a major problem with the turbo charger. It had to be totally replaced, but fortunately was within the warranty period. Apparently this is a known problem, which some people think they can avoid by changing the oil more often. We only use the high performance oil recommended by VW. 

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2013 Volkswagen Golf / GTI 4dr Hatch

turbocharged 256hp 2.0L I4 6-speed manual AWD

Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Texas, United States
Dec 2016 - Sep 2017
Aug 2017

44000 mi
Oil was leaking into the coolant from the oil cooler. 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Ontario, Canada
Sep 2012 - Aug 2016
May 2016

34100 mi
Front end links. Fixed under warranty. 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Quebec, Canada
May 2014 - Jun 2018
Jun 2015

36580 mi
Fault code p0456 replaces faulty n80 emission valve 
Aug 2017

52700 mi
Front link kit 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in California, United States
Feb 2015 - Jun 2018
Mar 2018

56800 mi

US $100
The anti-theft chip installed by the dealer pre-sale (garbage that they are) was malfunctioning and causing interior lights, gauges and warning mechanisms to flash randomly. 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Florida, United States
Apr 2015 - Aug 2017
Mar 2017

62000 mi

US $414
Alignment and repair a bent toe arm. Also found a bent suspension arm. All related to a set of coilovers that were removed because they were too stiff. Not a car fault. TSB for the airbags in the car. "Clock spring fix" 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in New Jersey, United States
Jan 2013 - Aug 2014
Mar 2013

500 mi
After leaving the car outdoors in the snow, the brakes stuck to the rotors. This caused the brakes to rattle excessively under heavy braking. Dealer shaved erosion from the brakes. 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in California, United States
Sep 2012 - Jun 2018
Jun 2014

24000 mi
Check engine light came on with codes p2015/p2010: Intake manifold runner position sensor failure. The motor/sensor module was replaced and codes cleared. 
Jun 2018

50000 mi

US $150
Driver side power window switch module replaced. Driver window switch auto-raise stopped working, and passenger switch broke a pin and fell out of its slot. 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Minnesota, United States
Aug 2012 - Jun 2018
Jan 2018

44000 mi

US $950
Haldex all-wheel drive system failure, dealer replaced the Haldex unit. 2/3 of cost was covered by VW even though I was out of warranty. 

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2013 Volkswagen Golf / GTI 4dr Hatch

turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4 6-speed manual FWD

Volkswagen Golf / GTI in South Dakota, United States
Mar 2013 - Nov 2017
Jun 2014

21000 mi
Upper radiator hose developed a small leak, hose replaced. 
Mar 2015

30000 mi
Water pump leak, water pump replaced. 
Sep 2017

55000 mi

US $800
Intake manifold flapper valve replaced. 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Wisconsin, United States
Feb 2013 - Dec 2016
Jul 2013

5800 mi
one touch up feature not working on passenger door; replaced 
Apr 2014

18800 mi
Radio system malfunction, software updated to fix it 
Jan 2016

20800 mi
airbag wiring recall issue--airbag light on, steering-wheel mounted controls stopped working 
Aug 2016

55700 mi

US $540
parking brake was dragging even if released rear end links worn out, making clunking noise 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Texas, United States
Feb 2015 - Mar 2016
Jul 2015

22800 mi
Metallic "clunk" sound heard from rear over bumps. Dealer inspected and found rear right shock had internal fault. Replaced under warranty. Passenger seat creaks. Dealer inspected and found no obvious fault, but suggested lubing internal seat components requiring disassembly, not covered by warranty. Declined and will do it myself on a weekend. 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in New Jersey, United States
Nov 2013 - Jun 2018
Jan 2016

40000 mi
Water pump replacement 
Jul 2017

69631 mi

US $230
Intake manifold replaced due to check engine light on. 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Ohio, United States
Feb 2013 - Dec 2016
May 2016

37300 mi

US $10
One of the headlight bulbs failed immediately after the warranty had ended. 
Aug 2016

43000 mi

US $330
The diverter valve on the turbo failed. I told the dealership what was wrong, but they still charged me for diagnostics and claimed it wasn't covered on powertrain warranty (even though the turbo was listed as covered). Frustrating. 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in New Hampshire, United States
Aug 2013 - Apr 2017
Aug 2014

21900 mi
My GTI dropped all its coolant on the driveway overnight. It needed a new thermostat housing. Fixed under warranty. 
Jun 2015

31000 mi
Inability to change into higher gears. Could just barely get the car started in first. Had very occasionally had balky shifts into second gear from the beginning of owning it. Clutch replacement. 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Ohio, United States
Aug 2013 - Jun 2017
Dec 2015

25000 mi
Coolant pump leak. It had started leaking slightly. To be fair, it would have been preventive if I had acted as soon as I got the recall notice instead of letting it go for six months. 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Ohio, United States
Aug 2013 - Jun 2018
Jan 2015

7500 mi
Coolant leaking, water pump replaced 
Jun 2017

55500 mi

US $125
Latch for rear hatch no longer engaging. driver information center showed rear hatch open. Replaced latch with part from amazon, required trip to parts store for specialty multipoint socket. 1/2 hour easy replacement not counting special trip to store. Engine recorded 3 p2015 faults. Troubleshooting by dealer found loose vacuum hose. Replaced hose. Kept car overnight to ensure faul would not repeat. 
Jul 2017

56000 mi
Diagnostic recorded multiple engine misfire faults. I spoke to service manager at the dealer, he suspected issue with carbon build up and recommended driving the car harder (twist my arm) and switching to regular gas before resorting to manual cleaning. I did both and problem has not repeated for 3k miles so far. 
Jan 2018

67000 mi
Washer fluid hose near rear window cracked and spraying fluid into luggage area of car. Would cost $325 to fix. 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Illinois, United States
Sep 2015 - Jun 2018
Oct 2016

38000 mi

US $1900
Clutch starting slipping under heavy throttle in upper gears. Thanks, previous owner. 
Sep 2017

57000 mi
CEL on, code P0299. No boost but no other symptoms. Wastegate stuck open, dealer replaced turbo. Darn good thing I was just barely in the 5/60 powertrain warranty. I think this would have been a multi-thousand dollar repair. 
May 2018

67000 mi

US $700
CEL. Bad intake flap servo. Just out of power train warranty, after many phone calls VW agreed to pay half. 
Jun 2018

71000 mi

US $600
Front wheel bearings got noisy quickly. Mechanic said one noisy other looked in early stages so I had him replace both. 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in District of Columbia, United States
Jun 2013 - Jul 2018
Mar 2015

16000 mi
Driver's side passenger window control switch replaced. 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in California, United States
Jul 2014 - Jun 2018
Sep 2014

13000 mi
Water pump failed, and it was replaced under warranty 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Maryland, United States
Dec 2013 - Jun 2018
Mar 2015

20000 mi
Slowly kept losing coolant. Faulty water pump. Replaced along with seals. 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Arizona, United States
Oct 2012 - Oct 2017
Jun 2014

12000 mi
Replace leaking water pump Replace weak battery 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Virginia, United States
Jul 2015 - Jun 2018
Apr 2017

50000 mi

US $1500
Intake Manifold had an issue, CEL was on. They fixed it. 
May 2017

50000 mi
A hose wasn't reattached during intake manifold repair, causing vacuum leak and vibration noise at higher RPMs. 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Massachusetts, United States
Sep 2013 - Oct 2017
Apr 2017

20000 mi

US $200
Original brakes wear out prematurely. Replaced rear rotors and pads. 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Maine, United States
Oct 2013 - Apr 2014
Apr 2014

6800 mi
Rear sway-bar passenger's side end-link loose/damaged. Replaced under warranty. Sunroof shade rattled when open (pushed to rear) foam added to cease noise (warrantied). 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Wisconsin, United States
Apr 2018 - Jul 2018
May 2018

112000 mi

US $1000
Carbon build up 

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2013 Volkswagen Golf / GTI 4dr Hatch

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

Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Illinois, United States
Nov 2013 - Jul 2018
Dec 2013 Check engine light on and Inside lights would not turn off. 
Jun 2014

4000 mi
Leaking engine coolant and low coolant indicator. Found to be coming from water pump. Water pump to be replaced. 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in California, United States
Mar 2013 - Oct 2015
Feb 2015

41000 mi

US $300
Intake manifold, turbo diverted valve, and carbon clean. 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Texas, United States
Oct 2014 - Apr 2018
May 2017

48047 mi

US $211
Engine seized. Valve dropped into piston and melted together. Debris found in exhaust and turbo. Engine and turbo replaced under manufacturer warranty. Price not disclosed. 
Sep 2017

51000 mi

US $627
Starter shorted out. Replaced. 
Mar 2018

58565 mi

US $289
One ignition coil failed. Coil and spark plug required to be replaced. Estimate was $289 for just this work, but I agreed to have all 4 coils and plugs replaced at a cost of $541.88 including taxes and fees. (For the purposes of this report, I entered $289 as the charge.) 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Wisconsin, United States
Oct 2012 - Oct 2014
Jan 2013

13700 mi
Rattle from turbo waste gate. Clip was attached to stop the rattle. 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Florida, United States
May 2014 - Jun 2018
Sep 2014

3000 mi
The low coolant light came on; also had a quick drop in operating temperature while driving. Took the car to the dealership, and the water pump was replaced under warranty. 
Nov 2016

29900 mi
Leak in DSG transmission 
Jun 2017

33000 mi
Headliner began to sag and fall down. Dealer replaced under warranty. 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Ohio, United States
Apr 2013 - Sep 2018
Mar 2014

12000 mi
The sensor for the windshield washer fluid reservoir was always indicating the reservoir was empty. 
May 2015

25000 mi
Leaking coolant. Replaced water pump under warranty 
Mar 2018

49060 mi

US $125
Check engine light came on with a P2015 code (Intake manifold runner position sensor switch circuit range performance). Replaced the intake manifold Cleaned carbon off the valves while the intake manifold was off the car being replaced. 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in California, United States
Feb 2016 - Jun 2018
Jun 2018

68000 mi

US $125
CEL error code indicating carbon buildup on a valve. Code cleared and started using VW fuel additive, car runnning OK since 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in California, United States
Jul 2016 - Jun 2018
Mar 2017

27000 mi

US $7
Wind noise, well sort of... The plastic pin that holds my passenger side rear window to the operator popped out. Consequently, the window would not go up all the way unless it was given a helping hand. TERRIBLE design IMO. 
Nov 2017

34000 mi

US $20
Passenger side rear window regulator pin popped out. Love this car but this is very aggravating! 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Texas, United States
Jul 2013 - Mar 2018
Mar 2018

46000 mi

US $311
Engine had multiple oil leaks due to failed pressure valve fixed under extended warranty. Total bill $1900 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in California, United States
Nov 2012 - Jun 2018
Jan 2013

28800 mi
console backlight adjustment switch had a short and was replaced. 
Feb 2014

10000 mi
Check engine light was on. Technicians test drove and could not find problems, so the light was reset and I was told to "just keep an eye on it." 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Texas, United States
Dec 2015 - Jun 2018
Jan 2016 Water pump was leaking coolant in the engine bay and onto the garage floor. Water pump was replaced. 
May 2017

48237 mi
Check Engine Light. Pulled P2004 and P2015 codes. Intake Manifold valve was stuck open. While the intake was off, I had the carbon buildup cleaned too. Battery was dead in less than 2 years. VW battery has 3 year full replacement and 5 year prorated warranty on the battery so I got a new battery for free. 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in California, United States
Dec 2014 - Jun 2018
Jun 2016

39000 mi

US $178
Air wasn't cool 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Massachusetts, United States
Feb 2013 - Jun 2018
Aug 2014

20700 mi
Door rain drainage tube not connected causing water to come into front and back floors. Did not realize until many months of water seepage, needed new carpeting. 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Quebec, Canada
Feb 2013 - Nov 2018
Mar 2016

29140 mi
Trim was not seated properly from previous repair 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Georgia, United States
Aug 2015 - Jun 2018
Apr 2016

29300 mi
Plastic chrome finish peeling off of gear selector knob lever creating an uncomfortably rough edge. 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Illinois, United States
Jun 2015 - Sep 2015
Aug 2015

16100 mi
Water pump failure 

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2013 Volkswagen Golf / GTI 4dr Hatch

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

Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Connecticut, United States
Aug 2012 - Feb 2017
Jun 2015

40000 mi
Exhaust diverter flap failed, eventually covered out of warranty by VW. Since then flap now covered to 120,000 miles by new extension of factory warranty 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Texas, United States
Oct 2012 - Feb 2017
Mar 2014

21000 mi

US $2800
Clutch burnt - had to replace the entire thing. Manual transmission. 
Jul 2016

49300 mi
Lose bolt on transmission made it impossible to get into 6th gear. 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Maryland, United States
Jun 2013 - Feb 2016
Nov 2014

42000 mi
Inside lights (dome, mirror, footwell) failed to turn off after exiting car. Key fob locking "beep" went silent. Rear window wipers failed. This lasted for 5 days before all of them worked again. No trip to the dealership. 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in New Jersey, United States
Apr 2014 - Jun 2017
Sep 2014

31000 mi
Occasional light ticking sound when unwinding steering wheel, like a rotary phone. Possibly some kind of clock spring. Driver's airbag replaced under warranty. Sound gone. 
Nov 2014

33600 mi
Did not start in cold 32F/28F/and then thaw cycle. Then after several retries, started but quit. Finally started. Web research indicated common issue and 'cold weather fix kit'. Dealer could not reproduce the issue and would not install fix. 
Jan 2015

36700 mi
Previous complaint on hard/rough start around freezing (but not sub-freezing) temperatures. This time VW dealer installed intercooler kit to avoid ice build-up. 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Georgia, United States
Sep 2016 - Sep 2017
Jan 2016

70000 mi

US $200
Compressor replacement 

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2013 Volkswagen Golf / GTI 4dr Hatch

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

Volkswagen Golf / GTI in California, United States
Jul 2015 - Jul 2015
Jul 2015

63000 mi
High Pressure Fuel Pump shattered causing pieces to get into the fuel filter and fuel lines. Fuel system was replaced, even though vehicle was 2k outside of warranty. There have been reports to NHTSB. Maybe contaminated fuel caused it. 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Ontario, Canada
Jan 2013 - Jun 2013
Apr 2013

1240 mi
Car brought to dealer with continuing handling issue - drifting & inconsistency on highway. Dealer could not reproduce - no fix 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Illinois, United States
Jun 2014 - Mar 2016
Feb 2016

39000 mi

US $98
Failed exhaust flap, part of VW TSB. 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in California, United States
Mar 2013 - Mar 2017
Apr 2013

8300 mi
check engine light: engine control software required update 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in New York, United States
Mar 2013 - Dec 2014
Dec 2013

5000 mi
Fan motor burned out 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Maine, United States
Mar 2013 - Sep 2015
Apr 2015

40000 mi

US $700
Standard 50K Service; plus Dash rattle in instrument cluster 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Illinois, United States
Jun 2013 - Jan 2017
Dec 2016

87000 mi

US $350
Trunk latch 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in California, United States
Jun 2013 - Jan 2017
Sep 2014

38000 mi
Catastrophic failure of high pressure diesel fuel pump. Repair required extensive replacement and cleaning of other systems on car 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Washington, United States
Oct 2013 - Apr 2017
Mar 2014

4000 mi
recurring persistent vibration / rattle from headliner area vicinity of overhead light console. 
Nov 2014

11700 mi
Plastic piece that allows you to aim the rear air vent broke 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Quebec, Canada
Jul 2013 - Aug 2015
May 2014

12400 mi
Engine reported intermittent communication loss with transmission. CEL came on and off 1-2 days at a time. VW checked cables, wires then changed the entire shifter assembly. 

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2013 Volkswagen Golf / GTI 4dr Hatch

turbocharged 140hp 1.4L I4 7-speed automated manual FWD

Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Great Britain
Feb 2013 - Sep 2016
Apr 2014

4200 mi
Rear passenger overhead interior light will not switch off at all except when car locked and left at end of journey. Switch reset under warranty. 

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2013 Volkswagen Golf / GTI 4dr Hatch

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

Volkswagen Golf / GTI in New South Wales, Australia
Jul 2014 - Jun 2018
Apr 2018

52700 mi
Judder when starting on steep hills. Replacement clutch pack for DSG gearbox fitted by dealer under warranty, no costs to owner. 

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2013 Volkswagen Golf / GTI 4dr Hatch

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

Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Washington, United States
Jun 2013 - Sep 2016
Oct 2013

5000 mi
Rear washer fluid nozzle would occasionally dribble fluid when accelerating. Problem intermittent and difficult to reproduce. 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Minnesota, United States
Aug 2015 - Jun 2018
Mar 2016

41000 mi
Tech found oil while replacing spark plugs. Replaced valve cover and gasket under CPO warranty. 
Jun 2017

52000 mi

US $50
Drivers side heated seat bottom failed. Dealer replaced under CPO. 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Kansas, United States
Dec 2014 - Jun 2018
Feb 2015

29400 mi
Replaced seat recline switch under warranty. Glove box latch and passenger window switch. These are three separate issues. 
May 2015

35000 mi
Turn signal integrated into the mirror did not function. Was replaced under warranty 
Mar 2017

66000 mi

US $227
Automatic transmission would not shift out of 5th gear. Cause was determined to be a broken wire. 
Nov 2017

78000 mi

US $196
Wires leading to transmission, another one broke, transmission was stuck in 3rd gear until wire was repaired 

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2013 Volkswagen Golf / GTI 4dr Hatch

170-horsepower 2.5L I5 5-speed manual FWD

Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Ontario, Canada
Dec 2014 - Jun 2018
Feb 2017

53320 mi

C $400
Right rear wheel bearing was shot. Replaced it. 
Jun 2017

58280 mi
Water pump replaced under warranty 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Ontario, Canada
Oct 2012 - Oct 2014
Nov 2013

9920 mi
Headlight is fogging up. 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Ontario, Canada
Jan 2014 - Feb 2017
Aug 2015

27980 mi
I heard "knocking" sounds coming from the front and rear suspension. The dealership diagnosed the problem as broken stabilizer links. The dealer replaced both front and rear links. Repair was covered by warranty. 
Nov 2016

43800 mi

C $100
While having my car in for scheduled service, the technician reported that my right-front stabilizer link was getting loose. The link was replaced under warranty. An alignment was also performed. 

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2013 Volkswagen Golf / GTI 2dr Hatch

turbocharged 256hp 2.0L I4 6-speed manual AWD

Volkswagen Golf / GTI in New York, United States
Aug 2014 - Jun 2016
May 2016

38000 mi

US $50
Clunking from suspension over slow bumps. Dealer found front strut mounts to be the source of sound and replaced them. Fixed source of sound. 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Virginia, United States
Nov 2013 - Jan 2015
Feb 2014

13300 mi
Intake flap motor failed causing CEL 
Dec 2014

27000 mi

US $2500
Replaced clutch bc it was starting to slip 

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2013 Volkswagen Golf / GTI 2dr Hatch

turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4 6-speed manual FWD

Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Louisiana, United States
Oct 2014 - Nov 2017
Feb 2015

17400 mi
19,000 miles. Could not shift into gears. Clutch was dragging. pressure plate retaining ring failure. Entire clutch assy replaced. Was performe under warranty at no cost to me. 
Nov 2017

46000 mi
Clutch throwout bearing/ slave cylinder failure. Similar failure as previous repair. Did not fix, sold vehicle. 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in North Dakota, United States
Nov 2012 - Sep 2015
Feb 2014

20000 mi
Water pump leaking. Water pump replaced. 
Sep 2015

30000 mi
Water pump broke again. Fixed under recall. 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Minnesota, United States
Feb 2014 - Jun 2018
Feb 2014

18000 mi
Intake manifold needed to be replaced due to malfunctioning intake runner flap. Caused check engine light, misfires, and stalls. 
Jun 2016

75000 mi

US $300
Replace intake manifold and clean valve, valve stems, and intake port. 
Dec 2017

98000 mi

US $1500
Replaced clutch, flywheel, pressure plate, and throw-out bearing (with aftermarket equipment, due to OEM equipment failing). Replaced manual trans fluid and rear main seal during clutch replacement. 
Feb 2018

104000 mi

US $1200
Replaced rear main seal. 2nd in two months. 1st new seal leaked from factory. 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in California, United States
May 2014 - Jul 2015
Feb 2015

20000 mi
Water pump leak caught on 20k service. Waited a week for water pump to arrive. Replaced. 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Massachusetts, United States
Apr 2013 - Feb 2014
Dec 2013

24000 mi
Blown water pump. Replaced under warranty. 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Wisconsin, United States
Nov 2012 - May 2016
May 2015

26000 mi
Leaking water pump. Water pump replaced under warranty. 

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2013 Volkswagen Golf / GTI 2dr Hatch

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

Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Massachusetts, United States
Jan 2013 - Jan 2016
Feb 2015

20300 mi
Experienced repeated difficult start, rough idle, and stall symptomatic of failing ignition coil(s) or fuel pump. Dealer unable to replicate, no CEL or misfire codes. Presumed to be bad gas (doubtful). 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Utah, United States
Jun 2015 - Jun 2018
Nov 2015

46000 mi

US $110
Wiper fluid sensor 
Feb 2018

81000 mi

US $500
Coil Packs failed resulting in severe misfires. Replaced all coil packs and spark plugs. These were the original packs and plugs, and the car had been "chip tuned" for about 50,000 miles prior to failure. 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Indiana, United States
Jun 2013 - Apr 2017
Nov 2016

28000 mi
In tank electric fuel pump replaced 

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2013 Volkswagen Golf / GTI 2dr Hatch

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

Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Oregon, United States
Jun 2013 - Nov 2016
Aug 2013

2000 mi
storage compartment cover defective, replaced under warranty 
Feb 2015

12000 mi
passenger seat belt wouldn't retract, had to replace parts. 

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2013 Volkswagen Golf / GTI 2dr Hatch

170-horsepower 2.5L I5 5-speed manual FWD

Volkswagen Golf / GTI in South Carolina, United States
Mar 2016 - Jul 2018
Feb 2018

39000 mi

US $50
throttle body failure 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Ohio, United States
Sep 2016 - Jun 2018
Aug 2017

32000 mi

US $45
Switch to adjust driver and passenger mirror stopped working 

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2012 Volkswagen Golf / GTI dr

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

Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Chile
Dec 2017 - Jun 2018
Feb 2018

32860 mi

$200
One of the four ignition coils went dead, the previous owner changed two of the originals at 45.000km and now i am replacing the other two at 53.000. This is a common problem for vw. I recommend that you do it outside the dealer because they charge way to much for a simple coil change. The car can be used for short trips or to get to the garage. 

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2012 Volkswagen Golf / GTI

Engine not specified

Volkswagen Golf / GTI in New York, United States
Dec 2012 - Apr 2013
Mar 2013

3000 mi
something in the clutch is moving. something is loose. 

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2012 Volkswagen Golf / GTI 4dr Wagon

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

Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Ontario, Canada
Jan 2012 - Jun 2016
May 2014

38000 mi
Fault in right rear ABS sensor circuit; electrical issue: one wire inside harness had open circuit. Replaced ABS harness. 
Dec 2014

45260 mi
Engine light on; Exhaust flap sticking open and closed; replaced flap 
Feb 2015

46500 mi

C $600
Heater fan wouldn't start. 

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2012 Volkswagen Golf / GTI 4dr Wagon

turbocharged 105hp 1.6L I4 Diesel 6-speed manual AWD

Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Finland
Jan 2012 - Dec 2014
Dec 2012

22940 mi

€150
Door handles do not work properly when minus centigrade, you need to pull the handle twice to get the door open. 
Oct 2013

39440 mi

€400
Door handles needed to be pulled twice Gas tank hatch always open 
Oct 2014

63240 mi

€700
Manual gear box, could not get in first gear. replaced the "gear guide"? 

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2012 Volkswagen Golf / GTI 4dr Hatch

turbocharged 270hp 2.0L I4 6-speed manual AWD

Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Alberta, Canada
Feb 2012 - Apr 2014
Nov 2012

6180 mi
Leaking seal on rear drive differential "bevel box". Replaced seal and did alignment. 
Aug 2013

13640 mi
Bevel box seal leak. Rear drive connection to transmission leaking oil 

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2012 Volkswagen Golf / GTI 4dr Hatch

turbocharged 256hp 2.0L I4 6-speed manual AWD

Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Florida, United States
Jun 2012 - May 2014
Jun 2013

10000 mi
Water pump impeller came loose and ate through housing and engine timing belt. Very common for R's with build dates Feb-March 2012. 
Oct 2013

12300 mi
Battery died, dealer replaced it under warranty. Car is 18 months/12.6K miles old. Dealer said this is normal on German-built VW's. The US made ones fair better, battery-wise. 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in British Columbia, Canada
Sep 2014 - Sep 2015
Sep 2014

16120 mi
In Tank low pressure transfer pump not supplying adequate fuel pressure to the cam driven direct injection fuel pump, resulting in fuel starvation and power loss during times of high engine load and speed. Pump replaced under warranty. 
Apr 2015

18700 mi
All major components of the fuel system replaced. Fuel tank, in tank low pressure fuel transfer pump, it's controller, fuel lines, engine driven direct injection pump, and all injectors. 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Oregon, United States
Jan 2012 - Apr 2015
Feb 2013

6500 mi
Front speaker had a bass rattle. It required replacement. 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Pennsylvania, United States
Mar 2012 - Jun 2016
Jun 2013

13000 mi
Loud whine indicating impending WP failure. replaced pump, timing belt. Replaced timing belt cover. 
Mar 2014

21000 mi
Crankcase breather replaced under warranty. 
Jun 2016

34000 mi
Left rear speaker not working. 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in California, United States
Apr 2012 - May 2014
Mar 2013

6000 mi
Got the error message "Keyless malfunction." Dealer replaced the "brain" that deals with the proximity key that allows keyless locking/unlocking and starting the car. Repair worked for a day. 
Nov 2013

10100 mi
Keyless entry system repaired by fixing wiring in driver's door. 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Virginia, United States
Nov 2016 - Mar 2018
Aug 2017

71000 mi

US $800
Airbag sensor fail Sensor for front passenger side failure 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Nova Scotia, Canada
Apr 2012 - Sep 2018
Aug 2013

1240 mi
Noise from driver's door when car is in motion. Found loose bolt on striker. Tightened bolt and adjusted door. 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Alberta, Canada
Feb 2012 - Jun 2018
Dec 2012

11780 mi
Steering wheel functions (radio computer, nav, horn) stopped working. A clockspring wire had broken. 
Sep 2014

29140 mi

C $1365
Front differential was leaking. Repaired under warranty 
Apr 2016

41220 mi
Subframe bolts needed replacing. Symptom was creaking while driving and turning. Air flow sensor 
Feb 2018

63860 mi

C $200
[audio] System stopped working. Repaired 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in California, United States
Feb 2012 - Jun 2018
Jun 2012

2000 mi
replaced warped right front wheel well liner 
Sep 2013

15000 mi
updated software on RCD-510 entertainment system due to bugs when connecting with Bluetooth. 
Oct 2013

15500 mi

US $35
left rear bumper reflector cracked. Replaced with new part. Dealer claimed rock damage, but an odd location for this. Friend had same problem with his car. 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Virginia, United States
Mar 2012 - Sep 2012
Apr 2012

2000 mi
Sirius Satellite cutting in and out Keyless entry not functioning at proper distances 
May 2012

2300 mi
Rear windshield washer nozzle clogged. When used first time, line burst leaking into trunk Keyless entry not functioning at proper distances 
Jun 2012

4000 mi
Keyless entry not functioning at proper distances 
Sep 2012

4000 mi
Keyless entry not functioning at proper distances. Intermittent, but sometimes had to get within 2-3 feet. After five failed attempts, I asked that the car be replaced. VW did so with no hassle. VW took great care of me. 

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2012 Volkswagen Golf / GTI 4dr Hatch

turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4 6-speed manual FWD

Volkswagen Golf / GTI in California, United States
Jul 2012 - Jun 2018
May 2013

7000 mi
Service Now warning came on ~3k miles prematurely, dealer reset it 
Aug 2013

7000 mi
Coolant leak from water pump, water pump replaced under warranty 
Jun 2014

13000 mi
The knob to adjust the outside mirrors broke off with normal use and was repaired under warranty 
Aug 2014

13200 mi
EPC warning light came on then turned off after a short time. Dealer viewed stored codes but couldn't diagnose specific issue, no repair needed. 
Dec 2014

14000 mi
Water pump failed for the second time (first at 9k miles). Replaced under warranty. 
Jan 2016

11700 mi
ECU updated per recall - fixed a malfunctioning warning light. 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in California, United States
Aug 2011 - Sep 2017
Mar 2012

6000 mi
Front Turn Signal would not turn off. 
Mar 2013

16000 mi
Water Pump failure caused a slow but constant loss of fluid. Water pump replaced under warranty. Common GTI problem. 
Jun 2013

18000 mi
Rear Hatch would not close 
May 2014

27100 mi
Water pump leaking coolant. 2nd failure. 
Dec 2015

43000 mi

US $350
Carbon Buildup due to Direct Injection design. 
Jan 2016

27300 mi
Faulty HPFP (fuel pump). Common GTI problem. 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Minnesota, United States
Jul 2012 - Oct 2018
Feb 2014

18800 mi
Replaced camshaft adjuster unit because the inlet screen had popped out. Extreme cold weather (-25F) may have contributed. 
Jan 2015

19500 mi
Code 2015, intake flapper motor failed. Replaced intake assembly. 
May 2015

32500 mi
Car was losing power under turbo pressure and CEL came on. Dealer found that intake fitting downstream of the turbo was loose. Dealer tightened fitting. This is also just a few months after the dealer replaced the complete intake. 
Dec 2015

37000 mi
Replaced intake manifold. Car through a CEL (code 2015) on previous day though no adverse performance had been noticed. Dealer replaced intake at no charge because an extended warranty had been offered on this component by VW. 
May 2016

40000 mi
Intake manifold replaced again. Through CEL, engine hesitated occasionally, and couldn't achieve full throttle. 
Apr 2017

49000 mi

US $100
Check engine light flashing and EDC light on accompanied by very rough idle and loss of power. Cyl 1 coil was bad and replaced, cyl 3 has intermittent misfire but coil not replaced. Trip took about 2 hours. 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in New York, United States
Jan 2012 - Nov 2013
Jun 2013

20000 mi
Right rear window not functioning. A few days later it fell off the track again. I was able to still use it if I opened/closed it without using the auto function. 
Nov 2013

22000 mi
Loss of power and check engine lit on dashboard. Right rear window regulator replaced. 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Connecticut, United States
Aug 2013 - Dec 2015
Dec 2013

26000 mi
Leaking Oil when hot. Tightened loose oil pan plug from dealership. 
Oct 2014

36700 mi
Check Engine light and failure to start led to replacement of Intake Manifold. 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in British Columbia, Canada
Mar 2012 - Jun 2018
May 2012

4340 mi
Bluetooth module died. Dealer replaced under warranty 
Feb 2017

39060 mi

C $800
heck engine light one. Control manual had air valve stuck in open position. 3 hours labour to change $90 of parts. 
Dec 2017

45880 mi
Haven't attempted a fix. pushing it back in does not solve problem 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Alberta, Canada
Sep 2011 - May 2018
Nov 2016

33140 mi
Clutch had squeal - repaired as per TSB. Flywheel still scorched though. 
Jun 2017

35960 mi

C $140
Failed start. Rough idle prior to kick-down. Bogging down on acceleration intermittently (will continue to occur until car shuts down and restarted on a 'good performance' start-up) 
May 2018

45880 mi

C $300
Loud compressor noise, increasing with load. Intermittent in nature. 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Colorado, United States
Oct 2012 - Dec 2016
Nov 2013

15000 mi
Water pump leaks 
Jul 2014

22300 mi
water pump 2nd time 
Sep 2015

32000 mi
Ck engine light on, was a sensor on the radiator, emissions related to replace the sensor whole radiator was replaced. 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in New Jersey, United States
Apr 2012 - Aug 2015
Jul 2013

5300 mi
When turning wheels sharp to the right there was a noise coming from suspension. Dealer fixed it under warranty. 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Virginia, United States
Mar 2012 - May 2014
May 2013

21000 mi
The dashboard developed a bubble and had to be replaced. 
Jan 2014

17800 mi
CEL from bad sensor in intake. Very common issue on 2.0 TSI engine. 
May 2014

32000 mi
Rough idle. Dealership could not duplicate. Last straw decided to get rid of vehicle before warranty ends. 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in California, United States
May 2012 - Jul 2018
Feb 2014

23000 mi
Water pump seal connecting water pump to block failed. Replaced water pump and two sealing rings. 
Oct 2014

32200 mi
Water pump again 
Feb 2015

38000 mi
high pressure fuel pump failed 
Nov 2016

60200 mi

US $300
Cel on for bad intake manifold. Manifold replaced under factory 120,000 warranty on this part Paid 300.00 dollars for carbon cleaning of head intake ports and valves. Also had water pump replaced with VW updated part at no charge. 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in New Jersey, United States
May 2012 - Dec 2017
Aug 2013

10500 mi
Water pump failed. Replaced under warranty. 
Sep 2016

53000 mi

US $550
Window regulator failed - DS front window 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in New York, United States
Dec 2011 - Jun 2016
Jan 2013

10800 mi
Returned for routine maintentance and I was informed of a programming update for climate control 
Mar 2014

22000 mi
The car was losing coolant without an apparent leak. The dealer determined that the leak was in the water pump and replaced that part. 
Sep 2014

27000 mi
The high pressure fuel pump failed and the engine was not making power 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Texas, United States
Sep 2012 - Jul 2015
Nov 2012

8500 mi
Roof bracket around sun roof was rattling and needed to be replaced. 
Jul 2015

27000 mi

US $100
Underbody shield came off and wire to oxygen sensor was exposed. 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Oklahoma, United States
Nov 2012 - Dec 2014
Jul 2013

32800 mi
Intake manifold was replaced due to a faulty sensor. 
Mar 2014

43000 mi

US $300
car was misfiring on cold start-up. I changed the plugs, coil packs and eventually the EGR valve. 
Jun 2014

51000 mi

US $55
Tie rod ends were squeaking and needed replacement. this was the second set needed! 
Jul 2014

51500 mi

US $100
Battery died needing replacement 
Sep 2014

54000 mi

US $600
High pressure fuel pump ffailed 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Indiana, United States
Jul 2011 - Jun 2018
Feb 2014

18300 mi
Check engine light went due to condensation in the fuel line. The problem cleared itself but the check engine light still needed to be reset. 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in California, United States
May 2014 - Jun 2018
Aug 2014

50000 mi

US $10
Rear cargo cover/parcel shelf hinge pin broke off. Drilled out old pin, used a nut/bolt and nylon standoff to replace the pin. 
Dec 2014

55000 mi

US $257
Minor coolant leakage on LH lower corner of radiator (a few drops on the garage floor). Coolant level was still full. Replaced radiator and PZEV temperature/anti-tamper sensor. Refilled w/G12++ coolant and distilled water. 
Jun 2015

60000 mi
Windshield is delaminating at several places around the edges. Very unusual for a 3 year old car, typically not seen until 15+ years. Purely a cosmetic problem at this time. 
Mar 2016

68000 mi
Very light misfiring at idle for a long time. Now much worse after a cold start. Eventually set code P0303 misfire cylinder #3. Moved the #3 coil and spark plug to different cylinders to see if the misfire would move. Misfire stayed at #3. 
Jun 2016

70000 mi

US $328
Injected Seafoam Spray in the intake at high idle to clean carbon buildup that was causing misfires at idle and check engine light. Significant smoke after the process, so I repeated it again with a 2nd can. Moderate improvement, not 100%. Dealer found faulty intake manifold runner, code P2008. Covered by a warranty extension for this part. I had sharply lower fuel economy for months (a symptom of this) but the code never came up with my scantool. Intake manifold replaced. Dealer offered a manual carbon cleaning while the intake manifold was already removed. Cost was $328 since manifold removal was paid by VW due to the faulty intake runner. Normal price is $1100 for manual carbon cleaning at this dealer. 
Apr 2017

79000 mi
Electric coolant after-run pump is making a bearing-like rattling noise intermittently. Didn’t try to fix it; will listen to see if the noise gets louder or more consistent before replacing the pump. 
Mar 2018

87025 mi

US $30
Car was misfiring. Code P0302, cylinder #2 misfire. Inspected cylinder #2 spark plug. Appearance was normal. Swapped cylinder #1 and cylinder #2 ignition coils. Misfire code moved to cylinder #1. Replaced the #1 ignition coil (formerly at cylinder #2). 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Michigan, United States
Dec 2014 - Nov 2017
Nov 2015

60700 mi

US $2000
misfire at idle. we checked injectors, cleaned valves, checked ECU and it ended up being a deflector plate inside the valve cover that had been damaged but a quick lube shop. clunk on bumps, a bushing that only clunked when partially loaded. 
Mar 2016

65000 mi

US $900
replace shocks and 2 new tires 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in New York, United States
Nov 2013 - Dec 2017
Aug 2015

24000 mi
Repacement water pump due to slow leak. This was rhe second time it was replaced for the same reason. Supposedly replaced by a newer version. Pads were worn out abd rotors were scored. Surprisingly the fronts were less worn than the rears. 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Ohio, United States
May 2016 - Sep 2018
Dec 2017

82000 mi
code was for the intake manifold flap motor. Was covered by an extended warranty though VW. 
Sep 2018

96000 mi

US $134
Had multiple faults int he steering control module. When driving over bumpy roads the electric steering would drop out. I erased the faults on my own and tried to relearn the steering angle sensor it would not work. Put the car up and checked the connections on the rack for any corrosion, no corrosion found. Looked up the faults on alldata and found a tech bulletin on the exact faults. Took it to the dealer and had them do the programming update for the faults. Have not had the problem happen again. 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Pennsylvania, United States
Apr 2015 - Jun 2018
Apr 2015

61000 mi
Waterpump replaced under warranty 
Mar 2016

85000 mi

US $630
Began getting a CEL for Intake Manifold Flap errors. The Entire manifold was replaced under the TSB extended warranty. Rear Rotors were quite rusty 
Jan 2018

135000 mi
I started getting bulb failure notices on the MFI....11 of them! And the corresponding lights were in fact not working. Then all at once they began working again. After researching the fuse lay out I discovered the F16 (under the hood) had gotten so hot that the plastic had melted but the fuse itself did not burn out. It was only impeded by the melted plastic. I replaced the fuse and all seems well. 
Mar 2018

145000 mi

US $150
Began Getting Cylinder Misfire codes...changed Coils and Plugs but still getting codes......engine idles rough but runs fine under throttle.....fuel mileage is unaffected......suspect carbon build up 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Massachusetts, United States
Feb 2014 - Sep 2018
Jul 2015

54000 mi

US $150
Rear wheel bearing became very noisy (driver's side). Replaced bearing/hub assembly. 
Apr 2017

82000 mi

US $40
Latch for rear tailgate broke- I replaced it. 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Massachusetts, United States
May 2014 - Jun 2018
May 2014

31000 mi
Water pump leaking. Replaced under warranty 
Jun 2014

33000 mi
P2015 check engine light. Entire manifold replaced under warranty. 
Jul 2016

88000 mi

US $900
Misfires on cold start. Carbon mechanically cleaned from intake valves. 
Mar 2017

106000 mi

US $300
Intake manifold failed. Replaced under warranty. Carbon cleaned from intake valves at same time. 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Florida, United States
Jan 2015 - Sep 2018
Jan 2016

US $25
failed coil-pack, replaced by owner. 
Feb 2016

72000 mi
Faulty fuel injector replaced under warranty 
Sep 2017

90000 mi
timing chain replacement battery replaced new Throttle Body and alignment 

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2012 Volkswagen Golf / GTI 4dr Hatch

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

Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Minnesota, United States
Aug 2012 - Dec 2016
May 2015

20700 mi

US $200
A/C stopped producing cold air. System was down to 130 grams. The tech could not find a leak and recharged the system to 550 grams, including a dye to find any possible leak in the future. A rattle came from front passenger side door at speeds below about 40 mph. Tech located rattle on rear driver side door, cleaned window and door seals and applied silicone lubricant to that area. This did NOT fix the reported rattle. 
Sep 2015

25000 mi
A/C was becoming weaker for the second time this y ear. At last visit, dye was injected into refrigerant. A technician, while replacing the coolant pump as part of a Service Action, found the leak and replaced the A/C condenser assembly. 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in California, United States
Sep 2011 - Jul 2012
Oct 2011

1000 mi
Poor Gas Mileage. City: 12-18 mpg. Hwy: 28-30. Combined: 23.9 mpg for the first 1100 miles. Was told that it would improve after break in period of up to 5000 miles but no guarantee that it would ever hit the EPA estimates of 24 mpg city One headrest in back seat could be removed but two others could not be removed. Had to make a second trip since they needed a couple hours to remove panel to fix problem. 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in New Jersey, United States
Oct 2016 - Aug 2017
Dec 2016

67000 mi

US $114
Threw a code for a failed coil pack after cold engine misfire. Replaced all of them and it completely resolved the issue. 
Aug 2017

68000 mi

US $300
Trunk latch servo failed and would not latch. All of the trunk latch needed to be replaced. 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in California, United States
Jun 2015 - Sep 2018
Jun 2015

19000 mi
coolant pump failed. 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Texas, United States
May 2012 - May 2013
Aug 2012

4700 mi
iPod MFI cable was not working correctly 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Georgia, United States
Jul 2012 - Oct 2013
Aug 2012 Driver's side tail light wasn't sealed properly, condensation appearing in tail light housing. Severe rattle under low boost from the turbo. Clearly a wastegate rattle. 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Florida, United States
Dec 2011 - Jan 2012
Jan 2012

3000 mi

US $44
With 200 miles on the vehicle, the water pump began making a loud whistling noise. It was determined to be faulty. Two front wheel center caps fell off during normal driving. Upon inspection of center caps, it was found that the clips that hold it into the wheel had snapped. Dealer claimed that they were not covered because they were a trim item. 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in California, United States
Feb 2012 - Jun 2018
Oct 2012

12000 mi
Leaky rear windshield washer nozzle was replaced. 
Feb 2015

35000 mi
Water pump failed, leaking almost all coolant. 
Sep 2015

41000 mi
Water pump was replaced as per recall. 
Dec 2015

43000 mi

US $500
Oil leak from upper timing cover. Cover replaced. 
Feb 2017

57000 mi

US $300
Oil leaking from timing cover. 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Florida, United States
May 2012 - Sep 2015
Jul 2015

43000 mi
HPFP (High Pressure Fuel Pump) failure 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in California, United States
Aug 2012 - Dec 2015
Nov 2012

4500 mi
Front Passenger Seat-belt buckle rattles if the road is bumpy. Replaced under warranty. 
Feb 2014

13000 mi
Coolant Pump Leak. Repaired Under Warranty at Dealer. 
Oct 2014

16000 mi

US $230
Faulty battery did not hold a charge. Just outside of the two year warranty, had to replace with fully out of pocket spending. 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Michigan, United States
Jan 2012 - Nov 2014
Feb 2012 Car's trip computer did not have all functionality installed correctly at factory; dealer had to perform a software install/upgrade to fix issue 
Oct 2012

11000 mi
wiper/multi function stalk on right side of steering column fell apart while I was using it on a rainy day. 
Sep 2014

46000 mi

US $712
High pressure fuel pump should signs of failing (MIL light on, car hard to start and hesitating). Normal pressure to be 40psi; test reading had it at 7psi, 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Texas, United States
Mar 2013 - Mar 2013
Mar 2013

16000 mi
Coolant warning illuminated. Checked Temperatures over OBDII (normal) and drove to dealer to top up coolant. Water pump found leaking. Replaced under warranty. 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Florida, United States
Dec 2015 - Apr 2017
Apr 2017

56000 mi

US $120
Intake manifold failed, fixed under warranty 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Alabama, United States
Apr 2012 - Feb 2015
Dec 2012

14000 mi
Front strut mounts making grinding noise. Replaced both front strut mounts. Loud buzzing noise from right passenger vent when over course roads. Dealer noticed noise and replaced vent. So far noise is absent. 
Dec 2013

28000 mi
Replaced broken A/C vent. Turbo waste gate was rattling when accelerating. 
Feb 2015

43000 mi

US $991
Electronic Control module failed. High pressure fuel pump failed. 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Texas, United States
Aug 2011 - Sep 2015
Jul 2012

10300 mi
Wastegate rattle. 
Nov 2014

30400 mi
Rear taillight full of water 
Feb 2015

32800 mi

US $760
Bad PCV valve. Also required oil change as leaking valve resulted in significant loss of oil. Symptom was oil pressure warning light proceeded by grinding engine noise during a fast turn. 
Sep 2015

37000 mi
Excessive oil consumption. Was burning 1quart of oil per 1,00 0 miles. Dealer ran a oil consumption test and said it was still within range (ie: 1qt per 600 miles is considered in range). VW's solution is to keep adding oil. :( 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Washington, United States
Jan 2012 - Sep 2014
Mar 2012

3000 mi
Rear hatch wouldn't open Rear hatch broke again 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Massachusetts, United States
Apr 2012 - Dec 2017
Jun 2012 Radio would not tune certain FM stations without shutting down. Dealer ordered new radio. 
Jul 2012 Replaced radio 
Apr 2014

30000 mi
Water pump failed. Had to be towed for service. 
Jan 2016 Coilpack failed on valve 2 and was replaced under power train warranty. Ecu recall also performed. 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Florida, United States
Jan 2012 - Jun 2014
May 2012

4000 mi
The bluetooth module was faulty and needed to be replaced 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Tennessee, United States
Mar 2012 - Dec 2015
Mar 2014

26000 mi

US $200
Had to replace the battery on a car that was 23 months old and had 25000 miles on it. 
Dec 2014

35000 mi
Hatch area makes noise. Dealer claimed it is the tools squeaking and they cannot stop it 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Texas, United States
Apr 2016 - May 2018
Jun 2016

70000 mi

US $600
Replaced AC compressor. 
Mar 2018

84000 mi
Replaced intake manifold unit under warranty. 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Arizona, United States
Nov 2011 - Jul 2018
Oct 2012

10000 mi
Parking brake release button broke off months ago. Arranged repair during scheduled maintenance. Whole parking brake handle was replaced and is now working perfectly. 
May 2014

30000 mi
High-pressure fuel pump failed and was replaced under warranty. 
Nov 2014

37000 mi
Replaced driver's window controls, as auto-up speed working. 
Feb 2015

40000 mi
Leaking water pump replaced. 
Aug 2015

46000 mi
The wastegate on the turbo failed. The turbo unit was replaced. 
May 2016

56000 mi
Plastic end on coolant hose cracked and failed, draining coolant. Hose was replaced. 
Apr 2017

72000 mi

US $148
Seized actuator for fuel door preventing door from being opened. Car towed to dealership (on fumes). Dealer had to order actuator (2 days). Broke existing fuel door to release actuator for replacement, and new door was sent out for paint, but had to be done twice (extra day delay). Part was replaced and car was returned.  In addition, the passenger side rear tail light bulb assembly had a broken clip and kept popping out. Had been broken for some time and I had ignored it. Reported at last scheduled maintenance (March), part ordered and arrived in mid-April. Replaced during this visit. 
Apr 2018

85000 mi

US $265
Actuator motor for hatch stripped causing hatch to fail to close and a grinding noise from the motor when lifting the hatch via the badge handle. Hatch actuator motor replaced. 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Virginia, United States
Feb 2013 - Dec 2016
Mar 2016

47000 mi
Water pump failure 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Pennsylvania, United States
Mar 2017 - Mar 2018
Dec 2017

104000 mi

US $1400
The ECU/EMU had to be replaced 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Texas, United States
Mar 2012 - Mar 2016
Mar 2015

36000 mi
Foam on drivers side seat back split and allowed metal bar in the seat back to contact the drivers back. Repair covered under warranty. 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in New York, United States
Jul 2011 - Nov 2014
Dec 2013

67000 mi

US $300
Fan motor on heater was squealing. Fan blower was replaced. 
Mar 2014

75000 mi

US $900
High pressure fuel pump failed causing performance issues. 
Aug 2014

84100 mi

US $500
Check engine light came on. Sensor was replaced. 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Washington, United States
Jan 2014 - Jun 2015
May 2015

52000 mi

US $800
Bad sensor need replacement 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Georgia, United States
Aug 2011 - Jun 2013
May 2012

10000 mi
Rattling noise when accelerating. Fixed when taken in for 10k service there was a TSB for a new waste-gate clip that was applied and stopped the noise. 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Maryland, United States
May 2013 - Dec 2015
Nov 2014

23800 mi
Airbag warning light for driver's side came on, and all steering wheel controls stopped working, were no longer lit. VW replaced a clock spring, which resolved the issue. GTI logo in steering wheel silver trim almost completely worn off. I asked dealer to replace that trim part under warranty. Was told that they can't replace just the trim. They've ordered a completely new steering wheel. 
Feb 2015

26000 mi
Light switch cracked. Dealer replaced at no charge despite this not being covered by warranty. 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in California, United States
Mar 2012 - Nov 2017
Feb 2014

8000 mi
Alarm system was going off randomly for no apparent reason. Computer software had an error code. Dealer reset code and problem seems to be fixed. 
Mar 2015

14000 mi
Slight creaking noise on dry steering. Dealer replaced strut mount/bearing under warranty. Quick and easy repair. 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in California, United States
Mar 2013 - Apr 2014
Apr 2014

21000 mi
Interior panels popped off, replaced under warranty 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Georgia, United States
Jul 2014 - Jun 2018
Mar 2018

68000 mi

US $550
Water pump started a slow leak. Common issue, quick replacement. 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in New York, United States
Oct 2011 - Dec 2012
Oct 2012

21800 mi
replaced faulty water pump 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Massachusetts, United States
Oct 2012 - Jul 2018
Nov 2014

29000 mi
Leaking Cam Position sensor 
Jul 2018

55000 mi

US $75
Rear pass wheel bearing 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Illinois, United States
Oct 2014 - Jul 2017
Dec 2015

87000 mi
Under their extended warentee, VW replaced the manifold sensor (which was either sticking or just reporting it was sticking) and the entire manifold. $0. Also a software update and a recalled air ad wire harness. All &0 
Jun 2017

99000 mi

US $250
Wireless ignition switch 
Jul 2017

99000 mi
The bluetooth antenna is dying, and keeps forgetting my saved devices. 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Texas, United States
Nov 2011 - Jul 2017
Jan 2016

73800 mi
Intake manifold 
Jul 2016

67700 mi

US $200
Ignition coils and Spark plugs 
Jul 2017

84000 mi

US $5000
Mechatronics broke and is inrepairable. Replacement required. 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Michigan, United States
Mar 2012 - Jun 2018
Nov 2012

4000 mi
Airbag light, switch replaced 
Dec 2013

8000 mi
Vibration when engine under load conditions between 1800-3000 rpm. 
Nov 2016

26000 mi

US $115
check coolant light 
Oct 2017

38 mi

US $600
Rear passenger caliper frozen resulting in complete wear of pad, scoring of rotor. Pads and rotors replaced both rear wheels. Caliper not replaced. 

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2012 Volkswagen Golf / GTI 4dr Hatch

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

Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Quebec, Canada
May 2013 - Jun 2018
Jun 2013

17980 mi
Malfunctioning rear oxygen sensor - in first ten km driven. 
Nov 2013

25260 mi
Two full battery failures led to two jump-starts, about 5 hours lost, and a full battery replacement under warranty (1.25 years after purchase). 
Dec 2014

48980 mi
'The' known intercooler design issue - condensation causes water to fill the intake and 'prevents' starts. Dealer decision to replace per TSB. About 5 hours' billable work or $3,000 if not under warranty. 
Feb 2015

51420 mi

C $375
Rear exhaust gas temp sensor. Entire bloody subframe had to be lowered to change. Fought with dealer over goodwill. In the end, VW Canada paid 75% - yay VW, boo dealer. 

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2012 Volkswagen Golf / GTI 4dr Hatch

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

Volkswagen Golf / GTI in North Carolina, United States
Nov 2012 - May 2017
Jan 2017

48000 mi

US $200
Replace battery 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Maryland, United States
Apr 2012 - Mar 2013
Nov 2012

19300 mi
Bad fuel pressure valve on the fuel return line was causing hesitation and stumbling at steady cruising state around 35-50 mph. 
Feb 2013

26400 mi
Bad fuel pressure valve; same problem as previous (failed again). 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Quebec, Canada
Mar 2012 - Jun 2015
Nov 2012

4700 mi
One side of the rear-spoiler's glue didn't hold (Dealer installed, optional spoiler). Took it to the dealer who re-installed it properly. Hasn't moved since. 
May 2014

23540 mi
Front right stabilizer bar end link got loose, causing noises at low speed. Replace under warranty by dealer. 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Alabama, United States
Mar 2012 - Apr 2017
Nov 2016

96700 mi
Headliner came loose. Since it's a TDI and going back from whence it came soon, I just stapled it up. 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Ontario, Canada
Jul 2011 - Nov 2014
Dec 2013

35960 mi
Inside cover of hatch came loose, screw fell out. Dealer repaired under warranty 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Illinois, United States
Aug 2011 - May 2017
Jun 2012

10000 mi
Sunroof leak. Water ran down A pillar behind the dash, and onto the floor. Sunroof seat was repaired, car dried out 
Apr 2013

16300 mi
Sunroof leak 
Aug 2015

40700 mi

US $340
Sway bar end links replaced 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Nevada, United States
Jul 2012 - Sep 2012
Sep 2012

13000 mi
After a rain, used the defogger. Soon after lost the radio. All other media played. Satellite, CD, Phone worked in that console. Then the radio started playing. But only the HD (AM and FM) stations. Then problem went away. Reported to dealer, no tests. 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Massachusetts, United States
May 2016 - Dec 2016
May 2016

40000 mi

US $300
They replaced the part. 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in California, United States
Dec 2011 - Dec 2012
Nov 2012

21400 mi
Simple dash and panel rattles. 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Ontario, Canada
May 2015 - Jul 2017
Sep 2016

70060 mi

C $150
Front sway bar endlinks needed to be replaced to solve clunking in front end 
Jun 2017

85560 mi
Exhaust pressure control valve stuck open. 

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2012 Volkswagen Golf / GTI 4dr Hatch

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

Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Ontario, Canada
Oct 2011 - Mar 2016
Dec 2014

39060 mi
Check engine light came on. Exhaust flap was seized. Was replaced. 
Mar 2016

51460 mi
Went to start car. Started and then would stop. Info screen said "key not in range". Tried other key...same. Had car towed to dealer. Immobilizer was re-programmed. 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Minnesota, United States
Jan 2012 - Sep 2014
Apr 2012

5000 mi
DSG equipped car stalled then ran rough after re-starting. 
Jun 2012

9000 mi
Check Engine Light during roadtrip. Brought to dealership after return home, no current problems found. Code was EGR related. 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in California, United States
Aug 2012 - Dec 2015
Jan 2013

15200 mi
Left B-pillar creaked loudly whenever going over bumps or when torsion applied to frame. Solved by "Universal spray at some B-pillar points and lubed weather seals in contact with door and body." Common TDI low speed lurching problem. At low speeds when the engine is cold the car lurches between 1st and 2nd gear. Dealer said they could not reproduce. I was able to reproduce it the next morning. WIll have to leave it overnight w/ them 
Dec 2013

10000 mi
Started car after it had been parked for 1 hour and turned the headlights on. Dash indicated a headlight was out, but inspection revealed all lights working. Restarted car and indicator went away. 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Pennsylvania, United States
Sep 2014 - Oct 2014
Oct 2014

29000 mi
The dealer replaced a faulty exhaust gas temperature sensor. 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Arizona, United States
Feb 2012 - Apr 2017
Mar 2012

1000 mi
Driver's side front door squeaked. Dealer readjusted the mounting of the door and solved problem. 
Sep 2016

64000 mi

US $50
In an effort to isolate and eliminate a humming noise, dealer replaced front passenger side wheel bearing that they claimed was worn out. Issue still remained after replacement, still not sure if repair was actually necessary. 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Tennessee, United States
Aug 2014 - Nov 2016
Dec 2015

60000 mi

US $100
CEL came on indicating a problem with EGR system. 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Florida, United States
Dec 2012 - Apr 2017
Nov 2013

16200 mi
Ventilation system smelled like crap literally. Needed a new compressor although ac never blew warm and was Ice cold. they did a recall on the cabin filter it had an issue and smelled up the car when the fan was on. Clean the vent system and new filter. 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Ontario, Canada
Jul 2012 - Jul 2017
Sep 2014

29760 mi
Pulled code P047F - "Exhaust Pressure Control Valve A Stuck Open" Fixed under warranty. 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Ontario, Canada
Jan 2016 - Apr 2017
Jul 2016

73140 mi

C $196
Reverse bulb not working. Harness issue. 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Florida, United States
Oct 2011 - Jul 2013
Feb 2012

2700 mi
Sunglass compartment overhead kept popping open. Replaced under warranty 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Oregon, United States
Apr 2012 - Feb 2017
Jan 2014

34000 mi
Car wouldn't start in the morning - water frozen in intercooler. Work to replace turbo intercooler, etc. Service Bulletin to resolve issue with moisture buildup in the intercooler. 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Virginia, United States
Jul 2012 - Jan 2017
Sep 2012

2000 mi
Transmission is surging at slow speeds (approx 20MPH) 
Dec 2012

6000 mi
Intermittent jerking/lurching action caused by the transmissions when driving at slow speeds. VW repaired by reflashing the computer with an update. The update has resolved the issue. 
Apr 2013

8700 mi
When outside temp was 60 deg F. or higher, the low coolant light would come on after driving vehicle for 30 minutes, shutting it down for 20 minutes, and starting it up again. 
Dec 2014

29000 mi

US $193
Strong musty smell coming from vent when using A/C Dealership replaced pollen filter and cleaned ventilation system using AIRCO CLEAN 

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2012 Volkswagen Golf / GTI 4dr Hatch

turbocharged 105hp 1.2L I4 6-speed manual FWD

Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Queensland, Australia
Feb 2012 - Mar 2015
May 2014

17720 mi
Minor leak in water pump. Fixed under warranty 
Jun 2014

18600 mi
Rattle with fuel line. Common problem, fixed in 5 minutes by mechanic. 

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2012 Volkswagen Golf / GTI 4dr Hatch

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

Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Manitoba, Canada
Sep 2013 - Sep 2018
Dec 2013

7440 mi
Heater control would not put out maximum heat when set at high; would have to dial control to 'low' then turn to 'high' before hot air would come out of vents. Vehicle required a software upgrade to work. Passanger side sun visor light would turn on and off when pulling visor down from ceiling. 
Jun 2017

31620 mi

C $300
Started experiencing occasional mild knocking noise in front end when going over small bumps and when driving. Front tie-rod end links needed to be replaced. 
Jun 2018

39060 mi

C $800
Rear passenger tire flat - replaced all four tires 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in New York, United States
May 2013 - Feb 2016
Dec 2013

26000 mi
Whirring noise under the hood. Dealer claims it to be normal noise from vacuum motor controlling the idle. I do not remember hearing it from new. 
Feb 2014

29100 mi
Washer tank level switch stopped working. 
Jun 2014

37000 mi
I had the dealer install a factory navigation system when I purchased the car July 2012. They had to install a shark fin antenna. In April of this year I noticed water in the rear drivers side footwell. The roof antenna had leaked. 
Apr 2015

57800 mi

US $270
MAP sensor code. Needed software update. Not covered by warranty 
Feb 2016

71000 mi
Started banging during downshifts when coming to a stop. Had same problem in my 2008 Golf 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Ontario, Canada
Jul 2012 - Dec 2012
Oct 2012

2480 mi
EVAP problem, engine light came on. Dealer replaced some component at the gas tank. 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in New York, United States
Jan 2012 - Jun 2018
Nov 2013

8000 mi
After hail repair, both narrow "headliners" running fore-and-aft over the tops of the front doors----not the "big headliner" over the entire cabin-----separated at their joints about 4 inches back from the upper corners of the windshield.  
Jan 2015

15700 mi
Passenger side visor broke off under slight stress. Dealer replied under warranty. 
Apr 2015

13200 mi
Secondary air pressure sensor circuit low. Per Tech Bulletin #2028415/3. Replaced secondary air pressure sensor. 
Jul 2015

14200 mi
Visor light remains on while ignition is on. Light only turns off if ignition is off and locked. Visor work had been done in Jan 2015. Chafed wiring on incorrectly routed wire. Replaced wiring in correct format. 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in New York, United States
May 2012 - Jul 2016
Jun 2012 Shifter cable became disconnected from transmission rendering car undriveable - stuck in Reverse. 
Mar 2013

3000 mi
Something was wrong with the window track or window motor on the rear driver's side window. The deal never fully explained what was wrong. 
Jul 2016

14000 mi

US $273
Trouble code P2432. Took the deal a day to diagnose. VW CC covered 75% of repair. 2ndary air injection system. 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Ontario, Canada
Nov 2011 - Feb 2015
Aug 2012

12260 mi
the turn signal, and start up chimes changed tone, and the resulting fix is a new instrument cluster, which is on order, and to be installed. no big deal, VW was great about it. 
Sep 2012

13020 mi
return trip for instrument cluster review, didn't reset the measurement of days to service, mechanic had to diagnose with other car, easy fix, took a about 20 mins or so. 
Feb 2014

36760 mi
knock sensor replaced / manifold pressure sender cleared codes. car would go into "safe" mode, and not surpass 3000 RPM in acceleration in any gear (5-spd manual), it was determined to be the intake manifold sensor. 
Mar 2014

36580 mi
manifold pressure sensor seems problematic, they haven't replaced it yet. performed a VW service bulletin, and the sensor came on again 2 weeks later (first trip March 12 or so, next one soon...for something, who knows this time.) MAP sensor reset (2nd time...first time was when we replaced the knock sensor). dealer reset sensor, will replace it when the sensor is tripped again. MAP sensor replacement - taken to dealer vehicle was hunting in RPM from 0 to 1000 vehicle was holding RPM when revved for a few seconds at 2000, or 3000... warranty repair, not sure if this is the extent of current issues...stay tuned. 
Sep 2014

44640 mi
the ongoing engine light issue seems to have been resolved. its been in the shop 1 - 2 times a month since March. reflash software, replace MAF, replace wiring, etc, all done on last trip 

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2012 Volkswagen Golf / GTI 4dr Hatch

170-horsepower 2.5L I5 5-speed manual FWD

Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Ontario, Canada
Nov 2012 - Jun 2018
Aug 2013

18340 mi
Musty smell from HVAC. Cleaned system and replaced pollen filter. 
Mar 2015

37200 mi
Rattle in headliner near sunroof controls. Found and tightened loose screw. 
Jul 2015

44820 mi
Gauge cluster warnings chimes (key-in, turn signal on, etc.) stopped working. Gauge cluster replaced. 
Jun 2017

90520 mi

C $210
Rattle when going over uneven pavement at low speeds. Sway bar end links were replaced. 
Jun 2018

104780 mi
Repaired wire under driver's seat that was accidentally broken. 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Quebec, Canada
Aug 2012 - Apr 2017
May 2013

11160 mi
Sunroof rattle repaired 

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2012 Volkswagen Golf / GTI 2dr Hatch

turbocharged 256hp 2.0L I4 6-speed manual AWD

Volkswagen Golf / GTI in New Jersey, United States
Oct 2015 - Oct 2016
Sep 2016

95000 mi

US $250
Fuel cap lock solenoid shorted. 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Virginia, United States
Feb 2012 - Feb 2014
Jun 2013

32000 mi

US $300
Gas filler door hinge cracked and broken left under car shield 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Virginia, United States
Apr 2012 - Jun 2018
Jan 2016

39500 mi

US $135
OEM battery failed. Replaced by owner with aftermarket AGM battery. Original battery failed sooner that expected. 
May 2017

75000 mi

US $350
Replaced front pads and rotors. 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in California, United States
Dec 2016 - Jun 2018
Jul 2017

31300 mi

US $35
Fuel pump cam follower replaced. Wear on cam was low and the replacement was not necessary. 
Oct 2017

32000 mi
Regular service interval to change differential fluid 
Mar 2018

36000 mi

US $1800
Water pump replaced, additionally timing belt, tensioner and pulleys were replaced because coolant had leaked onto the timing belt and contaminated it. Oil/filter change was done since it was close to its next service interval. 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Massachusetts, United States
Feb 2012 - Sep 2015
Oct 2013

14500 mi
A failed water pump gear caused the timing belt to fail which resulted in a blown motor. VW replaced the engine, no questions asked. No problems since. Apparently this has been a problem for a few cars with an early 2012 build date as mine. 

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2012 Volkswagen Golf / GTI 2dr Hatch

turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4 6-speed manual FWD

Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Washington, United States
Mar 2012 - Jun 2018
Aug 2015

38000 mi
Water pump leak 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in North Carolina, United States
Oct 2011 - Dec 2012
Aug 2012

9000 mi
Wind noise on both driver and passenger door. Driver door was also rattling, making a thudding noise when going over rough roads. 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Wisconsin, United States
Nov 2012 - Oct 2014
Sep 2014

29000 mi

US $54
Clunking noise when making sharp turn over bump. 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Indiana, United States
Mar 2014 - Jun 2016
Jun 2014

28000 mi

US $400
Found coolant leak. Defective water pump replaced. 
May 2016

43000 mi

US $600
15 months old around 20k miles car tires were cupped and ruined. My other VW GLI also cupped and destroyed its tires. Car realligned but it has been determined at 43k miles car will need all new struts and another realignment to correct. 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Florida, United States
Mar 2012 - Jun 2016
May 2012 I took the car in for a slight vibration when the car reaches about 45 mph and above 
Aug 2012

4600 mi

US $100
Had the car in for an oil change and tire rotation and balance to try to see if the vibration would go away but it didn't. $100 was for oil change and tire rotation and balance which I thought the price was fair since it was the dealer 
Aug 2014

30000 mi
replaced water pump and tie rods 
Apr 2016

53200 mi
Coolant light came on Friday. Took the car Saturday to have it checked, a new water pump was installed. 
May 2016

54000 mi
power door locks no longer work. will not get it fixed 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Kentucky, United States
Dec 2012 - Jan 2013
Jan 2013 Cold engine start - EPC light would flash, check engine light would come on, power loss occasionally. After engine warmed up issue would dissipate. Would occasionally notice same problem after sharp turn. Replaced cam sensor and some related cracked pins. 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Colorado, United States
Nov 2011 - Dec 2014
Apr 2012

2300 mi
Water leaking into left side passenger window. 
Oct 2014

24200 mi
Recirculation valve sticking and throwing code 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Washington, United States
Jul 2011 - Apr 2012
Oct 2011

3000 mi
EPC light on, reset computer 
Jan 2012

3700 mi
EPC light, many parts replaced. ECM, CCC connectors and housing. Light came back on eight days later. 
Mar 2012

7000 mi
EPC light. Final fix was the replacement on the steering column wire harness. 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Massachusetts, United States
Mar 2012 - Apr 2018
Sep 2012

4000 mi
Dealer fixed a rattle near the glovebox. Replaced vent assembly and added foam to side panel per a TSB. 
Aug 2013

13000 mi
Low coolant warning (had checked 2 days earlier, no issue). Water pump was source of leak. Replaced under warranty. 
Jun 2014

22000 mi
Lost coolant due to bad seal. Covered under warranty. Dealer replaced 9 seals to be safe and test drove for 5 miles. 
Mar 2017

50000 mi

US $700
Clutch plate issue—required new clutch, done by local shop Timing chain issue—wrecked engine 

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2012 Volkswagen Golf / GTI 2dr Hatch

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

Volkswagen Golf / GTI in California, United States
Apr 2012 - Sep 2016
Feb 2014

18100 mi
Water Pump Failed Leaking Coolant. Coolant light went on on dash. New water pump installed under warranty. 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Michigan, United States
Jun 2012 - Sep 2016
Aug 2013

20000 mi
Problem with seat back mechanism 
Jan 2014

28800 mi
Dsg transmission stopped working. Replaced under warranty. 
Aug 2014

38300 mi
Paint is chipping off car everywhere. VW said they will cover only 1 of the many areas. Still working with the dealer, but it looks like they will not stand behind it. Paint started coming off in non-wear areas at about 20K mi. 
May 2015

46000 mi
Paint chipping off all over the place. Rust beneath the paint on the tailgate. Do not buy a white Volkswagon. The paint is horrible. Volkswagen will only repair about 30% of the problem areas. Their paint warranty SUCKS. Don't trust VW. 
Nov 2015

47000 mi
Peeling paint, rust. Many locations on body. Took several trips to body shop to get it fixed and there are new ones being repaired now 
Aug 2016

48000 mi
Bad Paint from factory. Repairs done by incompetent body shops. Volkswagen denies some rust repairs while telling me on the phone that "volkswagens don't rust". Terrible manufacturer, avoid at all costs. Denied problems exist for 2 years 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in California, United States
Sep 2013 - Feb 2015
Oct 2014

34800 mi
Check coolant light came on, water pump was leaking and replaced under warranty. 
Nov 2014

35400 mi
Engine was misfiring badly and went into limp mode, check engine light and epc light came on. Three of four coil packs were replaced under warranty. 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Manitoba, Canada
Oct 2011 - Mar 2017
Feb 2012

2460 mi
Glove Box Squeaks when opening, 
Mar 2015

24800 mi
High pressure fuel pump sensor was replaced 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Germany
Jan 2017 - Jun 2018
May 2018

86800 mi

€75
CEL lit. VAGCOM called misfiring cylinders. Replaced coil packs; no improvement. Problem not solved yet. 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Montana, United States
Jan 2014 - Jun 2018
Sep 2016

39000 mi
I was on a trip, had an alarm concerning cooling. Took to dealer who replaced water pump under a recall notice. 
Apr 2018

54000 mi

US $129
Check engine light, dealer checked emissions systems, found no problem. Reset engine light. 

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2012 Volkswagen Golf / GTI 2dr Hatch

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

Volkswagen Golf / GTI in South Carolina, United States
Feb 2012 - Sep 2012
Mar 2012

1000 mi
Rear window windshield wiper arm broke off the car while driving. Replaced under warranty. 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Ohio, United States
May 2016 - Jan 2017
Oct 2016

77000 mi

US $186
Replaced glow plug on one cylinder. 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Florida, United States
Oct 2011 - Jun 2014
Dec 2012

12000 mi
Power window switch on the driver's side had been malfunctioning since the car was delivered. Dealer installed a new switch cluster under warranty. 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Florida, United States
Mar 2013 - Jun 2018
Jun 2013

6000 mi
I had a rattle in the passenger side door and a wind noise in the drive side door. The dealer applied a rattle kit to the passenger side door and adjusted the driver side door. 
Aug 2013

10300 mi
Dealer replaced driver side door seal. 
Jan 2014 The steering wheel clock spring malfunctioned causing my steering wheel controls and airbag to stop working. The dealer replaced the clock spring in approximately 2 4 hours. It was covered under warranty. 
Jun 2014

31000 mi
Turbo bearings failed 31000 miles. The turbo was replaced under warranty and a loaner car was provided at no cost. 
Dec 2015

61000 mi

US $108
The push button start stopped required multiple presses to start/stop. The button itself needed to be replaced. Simple fix, part cost $108 from the dealer. 

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2012 Volkswagen Golf / GTI 2dr Hatch

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

Volkswagen Golf / GTI in California, United States
Jan 2013 - Jun 2018
May 2013

4000 mi
Issue was with window switch on driver's side that controls passenger window. Amount of pressure needed to perform the "one-touch" open/close feature wasn't right. 
Jun 2014

15000 mi
Pedal movement before brakes "grab" is too much. Wanted them to bleed brake fluid or do something that would make the brake pedal more precise. Dealer said they bled brakes a bit but it all looked good and pedal movement was normal. 
Jan 2015 Heating coil blinking dash light. Dealer replaced heating coil computer module and car battery under warranty. 
Dec 2015

25000 mi
Driver's window switches one-touch up/down function stopped working, and occasionally wouldn't work at all. 

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2012 Volkswagen Golf / GTI 2dr Hatch

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

Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Florida, United States
Mar 2012 - Mar 2013
Feb 2013

20100 mi
Low tone of horn stopped working. Chrome-look trim piece on air conditioning vent fell off 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Maryland, United States
Oct 2013 - Dec 2015
Apr 2014

21300 mi
Front bumper towing eye cover was loose. 
Jun 2014

23000 mi
Rear hatch wiper fluid spray nozzle leaking. TSB on file. Dealer replaced via warranty. 

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2012 Volkswagen Golf / GTI 2dr Hatch

170-horsepower 2.5L I5 5-speed manual FWD

Volkswagen Golf / GTI in California, United States
Jul 2011 - Jun 2018
Feb 2017

31000 mi

US $152
Check engine light with P0106 code. Addressed per technical bulletin # 01-14-23: Software update performed, replaced N80 EVAP purge valve, and cleaned throttle body. 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Missouri, United States
Jul 2015 - Jun 2018
Jan 2018

75000 mi

US $150
Blower motor was non-functioning, replaced with new. 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Rhode Island, United States
Jun 2012 - Feb 2018
Jul 2014

53200 mi

US $115
Car didn't start. Dealer checked electrical system and battery. Everything checked OK, but I insisted on a new battery being installed for my own peace of mind. 
Jun 2016

117000 mi
Condenser pierced. Replace condenser. Alternator failed. Replaced Alternator. 
Aug 2017

143000 mi

US $300
MAP sensor replaced. 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Washington, United States
Sep 2012 - Jun 2016
Aug 2013

5000 mi
Wheel TPMS is giving a false warning about low tire pressure. 
Oct 2015

13200 mi
The lock/unlock button on the driver door was malfunctioning. Would not unlock the door when pressed. After the repair it functioned for about a month before failing again. 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Texas, United States
Mar 2012 - Feb 2016
Jan 2014

47000 mi
A CD became stuck in the CD player. Dealership replaced radio under warranty, but the new radio's sound quality is terrible across the board. After about 10 minutes, sound becomes scratchy and unlistenable. 
Nov 2015

82000 mi

US $180
Liftgate suddenly stopped locking/closing. Under medium acceleration, liftgate would open, and the trip computer showed an open door. Took to an independent shop who had to order the part. Fixed next morning. 
Feb 2016

87000 mi
Audio system had awful sound quality, would become unlistenable. Never fixed. 

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2011 Volkswagen Golf / GTI

Engine not specified

Volkswagen Golf / GTI in New Jersey, United States
Jun 2013 - Feb 2014
Dec 2013

26000 mi
The drivers seat back heating element failed. A new seat cover and element was ordered. drivers seat back heating element failed. Seat cover with element was ordered, installed and repair as successful. 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in New York, United States
Jan 2014 - Feb 2014
Jan 2014

24000 mi
Stuck direct injection fuel injector flooded engine with fuel. 

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2011 Volkswagen Golf / GTI 4dr Hatch

twincharged 160hp 1.4L I4 6-speed manual FWD

Volkswagen Golf / GTI in South Africa
Mar 2012 - Oct 2013
Sep 2012

18600 mi
Replaced a leaking valve on the vacuum system used for Turbocharger control. The leaking valve caused the car to ping under heavy acceleration. 
Feb 2013

22196 mi
Dismantled complete supercharger-turbocharger complex & reassembled without finding fault. ECU firmware updated & problem improved 
Mar 2013

24180 mi
Severe loss of power on change over between supercharger and turbocharger 
Apr 2013

24580 mi
On switch over from the supercharger to the turbocharger the engine would exhibit a severe loss of power. 

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2011 Volkswagen Golf / GTI 4dr Hatch

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

Volkswagen Golf / GTI in New Zealand
Oct 2015 - Dec 2017
Dec 2015

40300 mi

$300
Failed coil pack replaced 
Oct 2017

75640 mi

$1750
Intake manifold flapper motor failure, intake manifold replaced and valve carbon cleaning carried out. 

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2011 Volkswagen Golf / GTI 4dr Hatch

turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4 6-speed manual FWD

Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Maryland, United States
Apr 2014 - Mar 2017
Dec 2015

61000 mi

US $100
failed pressure diverter valve replaced and chain case gasket replaced (oil leak detected) 
Jul 2016

67000 mi

US $130
check engine light on due to low turbo boost pressure; turbocharger needs to br replaced 
Oct 2016

68700 mi
turbo charger replaced 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Washington, United States
Sep 2013 - Mar 2014
Oct 2013

17500 mi
Water pump leaking coolant. Replaced water pump. 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in California, United States
Apr 2012 - Jun 2018
Jun 2012

6000 mi
Car infotainment unit malfunctioned. Key fob remote range very poor 
Aug 2012

7500 mi
Key fob wireless range very poor. 
Jun 2018

48000 mi

US $170
AC not as cold as when new. System was recharged. 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in New York, United States
Sep 2010 - Mar 2013
Sep 2012

31000 mi
insulation pad under hood had come loose. It was replaced with one that fit better. (part had been ordered previously) 
Dec 2012

35000 mi
switch falsely indicating an open hood affecting windshield wiper operation. 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Maine, United States
Oct 2010 - Apr 2013
Dec 2012

40000 mi
Water pump leaked and replaced under warranty 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in California, United States
Nov 2010 - Jul 2011
Jul 2011

6000 mi
iPod issue when sold, was going to bring it up at first service. Dealer said it was a hardware issue with the cable. 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in California, United States
Mar 2013 - Apr 2015
Apr 2013

50000 mi

US $12
Mass Airflow sensor throw check engine light needed to be cleaned 
Jun 2014

79000 mi

US $600
Waterpump fail 
Sep 2014

85000 mi

US $115
plastic intake manifold 
Jan 2015

US $600
actually my second waterpump/thermostat replacement within the year. TBS on the part, finally got a revised part. intake manifold, flap actuator 
Apr 2015

97000 mi

US $200
2 piece throwout bearing failed, known issue and there is a single piece revised part available. dealer would not pay. 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in California, United States
Jun 2017 - Jun 2018
Feb 2018

95000 mi

US $1500
Timing chain tensioner failure 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Virginia, United States
Feb 2018 - Jun 2018
Jun 2018

77000 mi

US $320
Battery light was coming on intermittently when less than 3000rpm. Battery then lost charge while driving and the car started shutting down systems (abs/tc and power steering). Diagnosed with multimeter, bought a remanufactured alternator and installed in about 2 hours including trips to the store and diagnosis. Replaced front pads and flush/bleed. 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Texas, United States
Mar 2011 - Jun 2014
Jul 2013

31800 mi
Cruise control stops working sometimes, dealer replacing cruise control stalk. 
Oct 2013

36500 mi
Sunroof wouldn't close all the way. 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Hawaii, United States
Feb 2014 - Sep 2018
Aug 2014

22000 mi

US $50
A/C was not blowing cold. System was at about 1/2 spec. Recharged under warranty with $50 deductible 
Aug 2015

27300 mi
Metallic Rubbing noise when engaging clutch 
Mar 2017

35000 mi

US $2100
Repaired Metalic Creacking noise in Clutch by replacing clutch with aftermarket kit 
Jul 2018

39000 mi

US $1150
Replaced Oil separator componnents to stop leak. Repair unsuccessful. Returned to shop and repaired by replacing drain bolt. Repaired drooping headliner Headliner Drooping, repaired 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Ohio, United States
Jan 2011 - Jul 2013
Oct 2011

18700 mi
Rattle coming from front passenger door. Tech found connector loose and re-attached plastic retaining clip 
May 2012

28000 mi
Radiator developed small pinhole leak, radiator replaced under warranty Radiator developed small pinhole leak, radiator replaced under warranty 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Washington, United States
Jul 2011 - May 2016
Oct 2011

2000 mi
Rear window washer nozzle dribbles water onto rear window under hard acceleration. 
Jun 2012

10000 mi
Rear window washer dribbling 
Sep 2012

13000 mi
Interior trunk trim loose as a result of July 1 repair of rear window washer. 
Nov 2013

25000 mi
Replaced failed (leaking) water pump. 
Jul 2014

33200 mi
Fixed headliner rattle 
Aug 2015

43700 mi
Leaking water pump replaced - recall 
Sep 2015

45000 mi
High pressure fuel pump failed 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in British Columbia, Canada
Mar 2016 - May 2017
Jul 2016

29340 mi

C $290
Rear left door latch mechanism failed (door wouldn't lock) 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Connecticut, United States
May 2011 - Jun 2018
Jul 2013

21300 mi
Nav system went blank and started flashing. Replaced with new Nav/Audio system. Fixed after two attempts. 
Mar 2014

27000 mi
Bluetooth module failed and was replaced. 
May 2014

29000 mi
Water leaked into rear passenger tail light. 
Dec 2014

38000 mi

US $205
Car was found completely dead. Jump started car, brought to Dealer. Dead battery - replaced with OEM battery. 
May 2015

39000 mi
Water leaked into rear passenger tail light. Fixed this issue once and it has reoccurred. new tail light will be installed at Manufacturer's expense. 
Jun 2016

49000 mi

US $250
Radiator cracked 
Oct 2016

51200 mi

US $50
Passenger tail light socket corroded and failed. 
Mar 2017

53500 mi

US $150
The other tail light filled with water and shorted out. Had to replace the full tail light assembly including outer housing and socket. 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Ohio, United States
Jun 2011 - Jun 2018
Jun 2012

10000 mi
Installed check valve in rear window washer system to prevent hot weather from causing washer fluid to leak onto rear window / hatch / bumper. Installed "clip" on wastegate actuator rod to eliminate rattle that could be heard between ~ 2k and 3.5k RPM. Adjusted "striker" on driver's side read door, as door did not close in an acceptable manner prior to adjustment. 
Apr 2015

37200 mi
Replaced intake manifold under warranty after check engine light came on. Dealer noted "intake valves have excessive carbon on them", but would not clean them unless I agreed to pay for this this. I refused, as I see this as a VW issue. 
Dec 2015

46000 mi
Update to ECM software to fix discovered (by VW) issue with low pressure fuel pump duty cycle. Also includes extension of high pressure fuel pump warranty to 100k miles. 
Jun 2016

52000 mi

US $1900
soda blast cleaning of intake valve carbon buildup. fixed misfire at cold startup. 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Virginia, United States
Jan 2011 - Jun 2014
Feb 2011

3000 mi
Low Oil pressure light came on while sitting in traffic. Oil level was low. Light did not come on again. Dealer called VW Tech line and recommended replacing Instrument cluster. Parts ordered Instrument cluster replaced. 
Jun 2011

10000 mi
reverberation Noise from Front Passenger door when stereo is on. Dealer added felt kit to stop noise. Noise, then shortly occurred again  
Dec 2011

17000 mi
Trim on passenger door was rattling when stereo was played. Corrected 
Nov 2013

47300 mi
Symptom was low coolant. Found bad water pump. Replaced under warranty. 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Wisconsin, United States
Jun 2013 - May 2018
Apr 2014

36300 mi
intake manifold needed to be replaced, valves had carbon build up so that was not covered under warr. and elected to have that cleaned. 
Feb 2017

81000 mi
Cyl. 4 misfiring. Injector replaced under warranty extended due to common problem. Also replaced ignition coil. 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in New York, United States
Apr 2011 - Apr 2016
Jul 2012

9300 mi
A/C line between compressor and condenser was leaking 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Texas, United States
Dec 2011 - Jun 2012
May 2012

3000 mi
HPFP failed. Car randomly died. 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Illinois, United States
Apr 2014 - Jun 2018
Dec 2014

34000 mi

US $50
Coil pack failure. This is the second coil pack to go. Dealer said once the first goes, the rest usually follow within 12-18 months. 
May 2015

37100 mi

US $50
Coil packs 
May 2016

45400 mi

US $4000
Cam tension tightener skipped a gear, required tearing down engine to replace a small part. Labor was $2000. 
Mar 2018

53000 mi

US $500
Carbon build-up on intake valves 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Alberta, Canada
Jul 2015 - Oct 2018
Jun 2015

37200 mi

C $500
Clutch was making squeel whine when engadged and cold, was slipping warm or cold. Dealer identified the problem as a defective clutch, had the dealer replace the throw out bearing as well. 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Alabama, United States
Mar 2011 - Jul 2018
Dec 2012

25000 mi
Intake Manifold i nternal flaps broke. Common issue with VW GTI. Intake manifold was replaced free of charge. Vehicle is under warranty. 
Dec 2016

86125 mi

US $1000
Got the intake manifold replaced on the car. Fortunately the malfunction was under an extended warranty and didnt cost anything. But if i had to pay for it out of pocket the price would be 1000-1500 dollars. Cleaned the intake manifold from carbon and oil deposits. When intake was replaced was informed that there was excess carbon deposit in the intake manifold. Cleaning would of cost 1000 dollars if my brother who is a mechanic would not of helped me do the cleaning. He is a mechanic and cleaned the intake manifold and the car is now working like new. 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Illinois, United States
Nov 2010 - Oct 2012
Feb 2011

2000 mi
Alarm intermittently going off when ignition key removed. Also rear wiper arm not flush with window. Module and arm replaced under warranty. 
May 2011

2300 mi
Car alarm intermittently goes off when ignition key removed. 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Minnesota, United States
Apr 2011 - Aug 2014
Oct 2013

71500 mi

US $910
Intake manifold failed causing lack of vacuum. Intake manifold was replaced. 

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2011 Volkswagen Golf / GTI 4dr Hatch

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

Volkswagen Golf / GTI in California, United States
Oct 2010 - Sep 2017
Sep 2017

70000 mi

US $1000
Water pump replacement 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Pennsylvania, United States
Apr 2015 - Sep 2017
Aug 2016

104300 mi

US $640
Injector on cylinder 2 failed. Replaced all 4 as a precaution since these injectors are not known to be reliable. 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Minnesota, United States
Mar 2016 - Mar 2016
Mar 2016

39000 mi

US $1200
Replaced two oxygen sensors and a high pressure fuel line. 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Ontario, Canada
Feb 2016 - Jun 2018
Jul 2016

90900 mi

C $1010
Air intake manifold died. Also had the engine decarbbed at the same time (I was over due for this one). 
Apr 2017

96720 mi

C $800
Had misfires, replaced spark plugs. Calipers seized, wearing down the rear brakes too early. Replaced brakes, and maintenance done on the calipers. This is a recurring problem, I might start having the brakes sand blasted once or twice per year to keep in good condition. Rear hatch lock and lock motor broke, so the hatch wouldn't close. Both were replaced 
May 2017

97960 mi

C $1500
Fuel injector died. So I asked to replace all of them while they were opening the engine up. For some reason my injectors had double seals on them. This may have caused the early failure. Water leaked into the rear hatch (possibly from the spray nozzle) and rusted out cables. Half the lights in the rear hatch were dead until the wires were replaced. 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in California, United States
Mar 2015 - Mar 2018
May 2015

75600 mi

US $275
Water pump leak found, replaced water pump. Misfires on cylinders 2 & 3, injectors replaced 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Pennsylvania, United States
Jul 2014 - Jun 2018
Sep 2015

53000 mi
Intake manifold replaced 
May 2017

67000 mi
Rear wheel bearing 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Alberta, Canada
Nov 2012 - Dec 2014
Oct 2012

3100 mi

C $2000
Radio would intermittently cut out; replaced radio multiple times; ended up taking dash apart and fixing loose wiring 
Oct 2014

19420 mi
Light for gear shift was out; couldn't see what gear I was in during the night 
Dec 2014

20460 mi
ABS control module had to be replaced. ABS light would go off 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Alabama, United States
Jul 2014 - Sep 2018
Dec 2017

63000 mi

US $800
During 60k maintenance evidence of oil leaking was found so repair was performed 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Oregon, United States
Jan 2011 - Jun 2018
Nov 2011

11200 mi
Drivers door creaked when opening, hinge replaced under warranty. 
Apr 2012

18000 mi
Cracked bezel around light switch, to be repaired at next service 
Jun 2012

20000 mi
Dealer updated transmission software, no issues noticed. 
Aug 2012

24000 mi
Headlight switch replacement from cracked bezel. 
Jan 2014

19200 mi

US $203
4 coil packs replaced. 
Mar 2015

58000 mi

US $50
Check engine light came on, indicating a problem with the cooling system. Initial estimate for thermostat repair was $500. System was leaking at water pump, making repairs warranty-eligible. Woohoo! 
Apr 2016

69500 mi

US $200
Intake manifold replaced under warranty and valves cleaned at the same time. 
Jun 2017

79000 mi

US $900
I brought my car in to have the timing chain tensioner replaced, as failure can result in bent valves and a destroyed head. The tensioner was replaced, but the car was returned with a chain rattle and oil leak. Returned to have that rectified, car returned but timing chain was thrown within 10 miles, resulting in bent valves and a destroyed head. Dealer admitted fault and replaced head and camshaft. It took them another three weeks to resolve the resulting oil leak. Car was returned, leak was finally fixed and all is well-fingers crossed! 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Minnesota, United States
Apr 2013 - Jun 2016
Jul 2013

29200 mi
Leaking rear window sprayer. 
Sep 2013

30000 mi
Rear window sprayer was leaking 
Jan 2014 Replaced trim piece on driver rear door 
Sep 2015

56000 mi
The timing belt tensioner was defective causing the timing chain to rattle. The clip and chain where replaced under warranty. Window switch no working properly. Rear Window washer sprayer leaking. Solved problem for about a week. Sprayer has started to leak again after use. 
Jun 2016

66000 mi
The problem of the leaky rear window washer was never remedied and VW had no fix for the problem. 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in New York, United States
Mar 2012 - Jun 2018
Jan 2014

35700 mi

US $114
OEM Varta battery was killed off by harsh northeast winter. Replaced with AutoCraft GOLD from AAP. 
Sep 2014

28000 mi
Timing chain tensioner bracket broke causing timing issue & misfiring on all cylinders 
Jan 2016

25700 mi
Replaced intake manifold. Was setting off CEL. No driveability issues. VW extended warranty to 10 years/120,000 miles on this part. 
Oct 2016

45000 mi

US $57
Parking brake sticking on drivers side. Tech readjusted and lubed caliper to allow e-brake to engage properly. 
Sep 2017

47000 mi

US $120
Parking brake cable connection at hand brake lever came lose. 
Mar 2018

51000 mi

US $120
Replaced parking brake cable drivers side 
Apr 2018

52000 mi

US $72
Replaced rear pads and discs 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in New York, United States
Apr 2012 - May 2017
Sep 2012

9000 mi
driver's door was rattling. inside the door they found a loose or missing screw. 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Quebec, Canada
Mar 2011 - Jun 2018
Feb 2017

58280 mi

C $485
Engine began misfiring. Check engine and EPC indicator lights came on. Fuel injectors replaced in cylinders 1,2, and 3 and ignition coil in cylinder 3. Intake manifold ports were also cleaned. Injectors were covered under warranty. 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Texas, United States
Sep 2015 - Dec 2015
Nov 2015

46000 mi
Camshaft failure coolant pump leak Sensor housing cracked, causing coolant to leak. Replaced and system recharged 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Arizona, United States
Aug 2011 - Jun 2018
Sep 2013

32000 mi
Water Pump 
Nov 2014

44700 mi
Water pump failed for the second time. 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Washington, United States
Jun 2011 - Dec 2016
Dec 2013

28000 mi
When I picked the car up from a warranty maintenance service, there was an indicator light that a light was out, but no one there could find it. I returned the car a week later so they could work on it and they finally replaced a light 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in New Jersey, United States
Jul 2011 - Dec 2012
Apr 2012

26000 mi

US $250
Undertray ripped off during snow storm. Replaced pieces out of warranty. 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Ontario, Canada
Apr 2011 - Jun 2015
Feb 2012

10200 mi
One backlight LED on gauge cluster was intermittently failing. Car was diagnosed by dealership in Dec 2011, part was installed Feb 2012. 
Dec 2012

22320 mi
Sunroof had been making windnoise since new. Until now dealership refused to even look at the issue. Escalated to management, adjustment was made. Minor improvement was attained. Car still has the noisiest sunroof I have ever had. 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Hawaii, United States
Oct 2010 - Dec 2014
Mar 2011

5000 mi
Light on radio went out and dealer replaced under warranty.  
Aug 2013

44000 mi
Change water pump due to leaking coolant. Car randomly dies and cannot restart. 
Jun 2014

56000 mi
Coolant leaking, change water pump under warranty due to less than year since last replacement. Water pump and gaskets replaced 
Dec 2014

59000 mi
The random dying, trouble restarting was never fixed. They could not duplicate problem. 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Ontario, Canada
Sep 2010 - Jun 2018
Dec 2016

76260 mi
Intake manifold runner position sensor error. Replaced intake manifold and #3 fuel injector. 
Oct 2017

86800 mi

C $575
Grinding from front wheel bearings. Front wheel bearings replaced. 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in New York, United States
Dec 2010 - Dec 2017
Jul 2014

45500 mi

US $350
Check Engine light on with code P0299 (Underboost). Problem was Overrun Cutout valve (also called Diverter valve) rubber diaphragm ripped causing boost leak. Shop replaced part with new design part that does not use a rubber diaphragm. 
Sep 2014

48000 mi
Replaced turbo under warranty as a preventive maintenance item due to wast-gate issue (rattling) 
Dec 2014

55000 mi
Car had a code for bad thermostat and temp gauge was moving funny. Brought car in and they replaced integrated water pump/thermostat under warranty. 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Maryland, United States
Jul 2013 - Mar 2014
Feb 2013

28000 mi
Faulty fuel pump had to be replaced 
Aug 2013

33500 mi
Leak Detector broken left front main headlight fuse blown 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in New York, United States
Jan 2011 - Feb 2014
Apr 2011

3000 mi
The windshield wipers were very noisy. Dealer installed a grommet that was missing from time of manufacture.  "Low oil pressure. Do not exceed 4000 RPM" was displayed on dashboard. Dealer could not replicate the problem but changed the oil filter. Dealer speculated that the valve in the oil filter was faulty. 
Nov 2012

28000 mi
Popping noise was heard during spirited turns. Dealer replaced the sub frame bolts. 
Apr 2013

33500 mi
Blower fan was noisy. It was replaced. Interior door handle would not snap back to its return position after opening the door. Interior door panel and handle was replaced. Popping sound was heard during spirited turns. Subframe bolts were tightened. The problem is temporarily resolved but VW needs to release a TSB to permanently resolve the issue. One key fob failed to function. Fob was replaced and second fob was reprogrammed. 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Pennsylvania, United States
May 2011 - Oct 2012
Jul 2011

1500 mi
The engine intermittently sputtered and check engine light would appear, the disappear upon restart of engine. Many faults appears during code read including low voltage indicator. Battery cable found loose. Reset of codes. 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Kansas, United States
Mar 2011 - Apr 2012
May 2011

3000 mi
Replaced the sunglass holder which began to fall open. 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Ohio, United States
Nov 2010 - Sep 2017
Nov 2016

90000 mi

US $850
Carbon buildup on intake valves caused a misfire code. The valves were cleaned by the dealer. A rusty exhaust system clamp was replaced. 
Apr 2017

100000 mi

US $300
Windshield and rear hatch window washer systems developed leaks and required repair, along with routine maintenance. 

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2011 Volkswagen Golf / GTI 4dr Hatch

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

Volkswagen Golf / GTI in California, United States
Dec 2010 - Jan 2016
Aug 2014

40900 mi

US $150
Battery died at 40,000 miles. 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Ontario, Canada
Feb 2011 - Aug 2017
Jan 2012

21780 mi
Diagnose and replace intercooler with redesigned cold weather model. Currently condensed water pools in intake, leading to MIL and limp mode. Parts on order; should arrive in 5-6 weeks. 
Dec 2012

16120 mi
Intercooler replaced with a cold weather model incorporating a bypass to prevent ice buildup under near-freezing conditions. 
Feb 2013

17220 mi
Factory block heater socket retention system failed. Socket pulled out of fog light housing and hung there by the cord. Fog light housing replaced. Two trips because they ordered the wrong part the first time. 
Apr 2014

25100 mi
Hinge on centre armrest between the two front seats stuck in the upright position in very cold weather. I forced it down and something went snap. Dealer is treating it as a warranty repair, no cost, but he had to order parts so 2 trips. 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Wisconsin, United States
Jul 2014 - Aug 2014
Aug 2014

40000 mi
Bad fuel injector 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Quebec, Canada
Mar 2011 - Aug 2015
Dec 2011

21080 mi
Hard start and loss of power due to intercooler icing. Wanted to apply VW TSB for issue, dealer refused, "unable to reproduce" (problem arises under very specific conditions) 
Feb 2012

27280 mi
Hard starts when cold due to intercooler icing/water ingestion from melted ice. Well-documented problem with Mk VI TDIs 
May 2012

33460 mi
Previous Feb. repair was incorrectly done. Dealer forgot to clip rad hose in place. Fan sectioned rad hose, car lost its coolant. Car had to be towed. dealer paid for repairs. 
Nov 2012

45580 mi

C $300
During routine service inspection, it was discovered that a suspension arm (rear) had been bent by a previous tow due to the tow operator using suspension rather than tow hook. 
Jun 2013

57040 mi

C $1900
Car would occasionally lose power at approx. 3000 rpm during vigorous acceleration. High-pressure fuel pump not performing to spec. HPFP replaced. Not covered by powertrain warranty. Complained, VW paying 2/3 of cost Seized left rear brake caliper. 
Aug 2013

60420 mi
Car occasionally and suddenly loses all power at 3000 rpm during acceleration. Car still in the shop, VW unable to diagnose issue (HPFP changed in June for same issue-repair unsuccessful). VW HQ involved; 3d attempt to solve issue. 
Dec 2013

65100 mi
Hard start in near freezing conditions, power loss. Dealer found intercooler hose choked with ice. TSB already carried out did not cure problem. Removed air intake duct to draw intake aire from engine compartment instead of outside. 
Feb 2014

68200 mi
Exhaust flap failed, check engine light on. Fixed under VW TSB and extended warranty for the part 
Jun 2014

71920 mi

C $1285
ABS sensor connecter broken Stripped bolt and bolt hole on hub. 
Mar 2015

80600 mi

C $390
Noisy wheel bearing. Left rear wheel bearing found worn and was replaced. 
Aug 2015

84320 mi
Left front coil spring broke. Right front coil spring broke 3 weeks after left front coil spring did the same thing. Not repaired, car traded in. 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Wisconsin, United States
Sep 2014 - Nov 2014
Nov 2014

44000 mi
Engine had hard start. Inter cooler filled with water. 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in New York, United States
Oct 2011 - Mar 2017
Mar 2012

25000 mi

US $20
The shield that protects the bottom of the engine fell off while driving at low speeds. Presumably, the tech failed to replace the 9 screws that hold it into place during the last visit to the dealer for maintenance and recall repair. 
May 2013

39800 mi

US $735
Car would not start when it was hot. Check Engine light and ECP error all illuminated. Problem solved by replacing ECM and exhaust flap. Covered under warranty. 
Sep 2013

44000 mi

US $50
Window glass became disconnected from the mechanism that pushes it up and down the frame 
Nov 2013

46700 mi
Battery was too weak to start the car. Failure was in battery, not the charging system. 
Aug 2015

65000 mi
Emissions light illuminated. Exhaust flap failed; replaced under the extended warranty. 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Idaho, United States
May 2011 - Jun 2018
May 2017

93000 mi

US $100
AC needed recharged 

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2011 Volkswagen Golf / GTI 4dr Hatch

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

Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Texas, United States
Oct 2017 - Jun 2018
Oct 2017

70500 mi

US $900
Assistant fuel pump went out. 
Nov 2017

71000 mi

US $500
Battery dead for 3rd time. 
Dec 2017

72000 mi

US $1900
Power steering rack was making a click noise fwhen accelerating from a stop. The rack was bad. It was replaced. The car had not been wrecked, so I am not sure what caused this. 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Oregon, United States
Dec 2012 - Jul 2017
Feb 2014

36100 mi

US $145
Check engine light came on and exhaust gas temperature sensor #3 gave erratic signal and needed replacing. Not covered under warranty because more than three years since purchase ;may dispute. Update: dealer later refunded $460 labor charge. 
May 2015

49300 mi
Red'd notice form VoA re: ECM software update. Real improvement and no charge! 
Dec 2015

57000 mi

US $316
ECU light diagnosed as throttle valve electrical connectors; ECU came on 3 weeks later and advised throttle valve needed replacing. VW picked up 50%; remainder covered by good will package. 
Jul 2017

82000 mi

US $300
MIL tripped, codes p0181 and p0183 for fuel temp sensor, wiring damaged 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Alabama, United States
Mar 2012 - Apr 2012
Apr 2012

40000 mi
Driver's side seat cover cloth fraying. Dealer replaced under warranty. 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Maryland, United States
Dec 2010 - Jan 2013
Jun 2011

10000 mi
The RT FT door was misaligned causing wind noise and visible. Noticed it about 3 days after delivery. Told dealer I would like it fixed at 1st service (10K) and it was--no problem now. I'd consider it minor, but, a warranty's a warranty. Will report once part arrives. This is a washer-fluid leak from the rear (the 3rd brake light needs to be replaced). Dealer tech verified and ordered. I gather it is a common problem for the car. 
Sep 2011

16000 mi
They changed out the unit, but the new one leaks, too. Said they'd 'find a fix' for it. DSG transmission giving 'false neutrals'--i.e., indicator says it's in 3rd gear but engine just revs when you step on the accelerator. They ordered a new mechatronics unit, which hasn't arrived yet. 
Nov 2011

19000 mi
First they ordered a new mechatronics unit; problem came back quickly. Then, they did the reflash/recall; so far, so good--haven't had the false neutral since. Rear wiper/washer leaked; they replaced unit, still had problem. On visit where they fixed the DSG issue, they fixed this as well. 
Aug 2012

34300 mi
Took it in for its 30K maintenance and reported high-pitched screech at ~60mph+. They heard it and couldn't isolate it; needed it for a day. They took 2 days to fix, but it seems good. Rt Ft door not closing flush. Was repaired before (2011) under warranty. Dealer insist it was caused by my hitting a road hazard, but the door was coming loose before then. NOT FIXED 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Florida, United States
Sep 2012 - Jan 2017
Aug 2014

44000 mi
AC taking very long time to cool. Dealer replaced compressor. Dealer worked with Vw to cover the cost. 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Wisconsin, United States
Jun 2014 - Jun 2017
Jun 2016

70000 mi

US $110
No AC. Compressor is malfunctioning and needs to be repaired. 
Jul 2016

70500 mi

US $900
AC compressor was not engaging. Required a replacement of the compressor along with condenser and receiver drier 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in California, United States
Dec 2014 - Jan 2016
Jan 2016

56000 mi

US $650
Bad Glow Plug 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Colorado, United States
Apr 2011 - May 2014
Oct 2011

15000 mi
DSG Mechatronics Unit Died 
Sep 2012

32000 mi
Leaking rear window washer 
Feb 2014

57000 mi
Dead turbocharger Dead intermediary fuel pump. Dealer initially denied that this was due to recent turbo repair. Complained to VW and they split cost 75/25 with dealer. I think a fuel line fused together due to incorrect reinstallation causing the fuel pump to fail. 
May 2014

57000 mi
Leaking rear window washer never fixed. 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Alabama, United States
Jul 2011 - Jul 2014
Mar 2012

5000 mi
Car dead. Installed new battery. 
Jul 2013

15300 mi
Air condition check due to chlorine smell 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in California, United States
Mar 2011 - Jan 2013
Jul 2011

6000 mi
one touch up window fuction not working, window would go half way up then all the way down. Hold button to bring window back to closed position audio function not working properly after disconnecting bluetooth phone call. New problem developed shortly there after head unit interface not working with connected iPod/iPhone 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Illinois, United States
Apr 2011 - Sep 2015
Mar 2013

12000 mi
Rear O2 Sensor needed to be replaced 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Massachusetts, United States
May 2011 - Jan 2015
Jan 2014

33300 mi

US $100
Steering wheel paddles fail to work intermittently 
May 2014

55000 mi
Exhaust actuator valve stuck open 
Jan 2015

49000 mi
I never had the the paddles fixed. The problem was so infrequent (every 4 weeks or so) and the cost so high ($750) that it just wasn't worth it. 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Maryland, United States
Jun 2011 - Aug 2013
Mar 2012

20000 mi
1) driver seat cover was replaced 2) shift lever cover plate was replaced 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Alberta, Canada
Feb 2010 - Jun 2011
Sep 2010

310 mi
Could not get any warm air from extermal air, recirculation only. The external air intake duct was covered with a plug instead of a grate, installed incorrectly during vehicle assembly. this was replaced with correct part. 
Mar 2011

5952 mi
Replaced front control arm bushings for creaking noise over suspension travel. Had a very strong draft under steering column, at highway speeds and with recirculation going this was extremely cold. A firewall port was not installed during assembly. Heater blower motor making high pitched squeal at -10C and below, it was replaced Had a very strong draft under steering column, at highway speeds and with recirculation going this was extremely cold. A firewall port was not installed during assembly. Heater blower motor making high pitched squeal at -10C and below, it was replaced Replaced front control arm bushings for creaking noise over suspension travel. 
Jun 2011

5952 mi
Transmission has major defect, unable to decide which gear it wants to be in on light throttle in stop-and-go traffic/low speeds. Slams into gear or no gear at all/delayed response. Put up with it for week, then returned to dealer for full-value trade. 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Texas, United States
Apr 2013 - Dec 2016
Jul 2015

58300 mi
Compressor was replaced. 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Quebec, Canada
Aug 2010 - Mar 2011
Mar 2011

6820 mi
Coolant reservoir sensor replacement Coolant reservoir sensor replaced 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in California, United States
Feb 2011 - Mar 2017
Sep 2012

35000 mi
Bluetooth module stopped working and the Battery died a week later. Dealership ordered a new BT module and installed a loaner battery. Bluetooth started working on its own after a week. 
Nov 2012

37300 mi

US $120
Dealer replaced Bluetooth module under warranty. Re-tested the original battery, but it wouldn't hold charge. Paid for a new battery as it was out of warranty (2y/24k). 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in California, United States
Nov 2010 - Jun 2016
Dec 2012

12000 mi
Reverse light replaced. 
May 2013

14400 mi

US $50
Tail light went out. I have now had to change two different bulbs in 2 years. Not a big deal, but on my other car haven't changed any in 7. Annoying time wise, about 45 minutes. 
Jan 2015

14200 mi

US $400
glow plug died, after only 24K miles. Since I was passed the 3 year warranty limit, I had to pay 100% out of pocket. 
Jan 2016

26000 mi

US $582
Sensor needed to be replaced. Pretty expensive, for my taste. 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Illinois, United States
Nov 2010 - May 2015
Jul 2014

48000 mi

US $100
Information Menu control button on steering wheel stopped operating correctly. Problem was physical (mechanical) with the button, not electronic. Defective button and module replaced under extended warranty. $100 deductible 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in California, United States
Jan 2011 - Mar 2018
Aug 2012

24700 mi
Battery replaced to suspected "dead cell". When brought to dealership it failed their load test. Was replaced under warranty. 
Mar 2013

33000 mi
Rear swaybar endlinks were "clunking" when driving over bumps. I opted to replace them, dealer wouldn't cover the parts since they weren't technically damaged. 
May 2013

34000 mi
Leaking seal on one of the AC lines. Line was replaced and AC was recharged. Couldn't do a true test of the AC because the ambient outside temperatures were only in the high 60s. They also installed a new pollen filter and disinfected the ventilation  
Jun 2013

34000 mi
A/C Condenser was replaced due to factory defect. Replaced under warranty. 
Nov 2013

36700 mi
DSG clutchpacks needed to be replaced. Dealer attempted to charge me for the repair (nearly $2500) parts + labor for replacement telling me that it was a wearable item. After complaining directly to VWOA it was covered under B2B warranty. 
May 2015

55000 mi

US $1500
AFS system in drivers side light failed. Required replacement of HID light housing (complete) + AFS controller 

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2011 Volkswagen Golf / GTI 4dr Hatch

turbocharged 105hp 1.2L I4 6-speed manual FWD

Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Czech Republic
Jan 2014 - May 2017
Dec 2015

30380 mi

$1000
Timing belts stretched and had to be replaced 
May 2017

46500 mi

$20
Engine light kept coming on and ESP kept malfunctioning. Required cleaning and reset of sensors. 

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2011 Volkswagen Golf / GTI 4dr Hatch

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

Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Ontario, Canada
Feb 2011 - Mar 2015
Feb 2013

25040 mi
Sunroof would not work - needed to be reset. 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in North Carolina, United States
Jun 2011 - Dec 2012
May 2012

11700 mi
Replaced defective fuel pressure regulator valve. 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in California, United States
Jul 2013 - Jun 2018
Feb 2015

36000 mi

US $960
Front passenger power window motor 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Ohio, United States
Dec 2010 - Sep 2013
Feb 2011

2000 mi
Slight buzzing noise in dash bezel. 
Mar 2011

4000 mi
Rear arm rest hard to pull down. TSB detailed replacement hinge in some models. 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Massachusetts, United States
Sep 2010 - Dec 2015
Apr 2013

10000 mi
One part of emission system was replaced after warning light appeared. Didn't hinder car's performance. 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Texas, United States
May 2011 - Apr 2016
Jun 2011

8000 mi
Bad tire pressure sensor. Replaced 
Jul 2015

75500 mi

US $289
Intermittent ac malfuction 

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2011 Volkswagen Golf / GTI 4dr Hatch

170-horsepower 2.5L I5 5-speed manual FWD

Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Quebec, Canada
Sep 2014 - Jan 2016
Jul 2015

30980 mi

C $250
I had to change a beering 

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2011 Volkswagen Golf / GTI 4dr Hatch

Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Chile
Oct 2011 - Jun 2018
Oct 2012

12800 mi
Defective engine mounts had to be replaced after a recall was issued by the manufacturer. Slight noise now gone. 

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2011 Volkswagen Golf / GTI 4-door

4-cylinder manual 2WD

Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Great Britain
Jun 2011 - Mar 2018
Jun 2014

15000 mi
heat shield loose 

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2011 Volkswagen Golf / GTI 2dr Hatch

turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4 6-speed manual FWD

Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Alberta, Canada
Aug 2010 - Jun 2018
Nov 2013

41200 mi

C $600
slight stumble noticed in idle. Flushed fuel system and replaced spark plugs. 
Feb 2016

57200 mi

C $150
Had slight misfire at high idle, replaced spark plugs and coils. Improved situation but not a complete solution. Only a problem in cold weather, so song it less with the warm weather. 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Oregon, United States
Mar 2011 - Apr 2012
Mar 2012

16000 mi
CEL came on. Took car to dealer. Faulty part related to turbo intercooler was fixed. Loose passenger door was also fixed. 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Virginia, United States
Mar 2011 - Sep 2013
Nov 2012

35000 mi
Window regulator in passenger side was replaced. 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Maryland, United States
May 2011 - Jun 2018
Jun 2013

26000 mi
HVAC Fan would only blow on high(setting 4), dealer replaced "fuse" 
Sep 2013

30000 mi
A/C would not blow cold air, needed recharge even though it is a closed system. 
Jun 2014

40000 mi
A/C was no longer blowing cold air, leak found in gasket on compressor. 
Dec 2014

49000 mi

US $50
Coil pack failed causing engine misfire in one cylinder. Replaced faulty coil pack and normal operation resumed. 
May 2016

70300 mi

US $2100
Replaced clutch and flywheel after the clutch lining wore out. 
Aug 2016

72900 mi
Intake manifold replaced under warranty after causing CEL 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Pennsylvania, United States
Jun 2011 - Jun 2018
Sep 2011

10000 mi
Wastegate rattle 
Jul 2012

24500 mi
Misfire cylinder 4 Steering wheel leather peeling, probably damaged during dealer prep 
Jun 2013

37000 mi
AC was not cold. Condenser replaced. Window made a noise when going up/down Window regulator replaced 
Jan 2014

19800 mi

US $140
Engine misfire. Coil pack replaced 
Feb 2015

66000 mi

US $1103
Check engine light. Low high side fuel pressure sensor. Timing tensioner known to fail. Replace with updated version. 
Mar 2015

66000 mi

US $6300
Oil pick up clogged. Engine needed replaced. All regular maintenance followed to a T prior to failure. 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Texas, United States
Apr 2015 - Jun 2015
Apr 2015

42000 mi
Ignition cool went out Driver window switch is broken 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Texas, United States
Mar 2011 - Mar 2013
Sep 2011

3000 mi
TPMS error. Check pressure warning would not go away, even after adding more air. Reset by dealership. 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in New Jersey, United States
Sep 2012 - Nov 2013
Feb 2013

11600 mi
Engine leaking coolant, filled it leaks out every month 
May 2013

16600 mi
Erroneous alerts reported to check tire pressure etc 
Nov 2013

23000 mi
Engine was leaking coolant badly. 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in New York, United States
Jun 2013 - Dec 2013
Oct 2013

46000 mi

US $250
Pressure plate has been broken since approx. 10k miles. Replaced along wit clutch assembly by VW after long battle with warranty people Doors misaligned Driver side pass. window switch fail 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Pennsylvania, United States
Feb 2011 - May 2014
Mar 2011

2000 mi
Radio display stopped working for a few minutes. 
Jun 2011

3000 mi
Radio replaced as display would not show when hot outside. 
Mar 2012

10000 mi
Creaking noise from rear of doors 
Mar 2013

18000 mi
Aux input not working. Needed new iPod cable. Doors once again squeak. Needed relived. 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Ohio, United States
Jul 2012 - Jun 2018
Nov 2017

40000 mi

US $700
Water pump was leaking and got replaced with a new one 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Alabama, United States
Nov 2014 - Aug 2015
Dec 2014

71000 mi

US $595
Oil leak around lower timing chain cover. 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Alaska, United States
Nov 2011 - Sep 2016
Jun 2012

20000 mi
Intake manifold flaps were broken, resulting in illuminated check engine light, replaced entire intake manifold. Blower motor bearings were bad, resulting in sqeaking noises when cold. Replaced blower motor. Passenger side door creaking at low speeds, i.e. taking off from light, driving over speed bumps. Replaced passenger side B pillar trim and clips. Wastegate rattle at low revs under load (heavy throttle). Replaced wastegate actuator rod clips per TSB. 
Aug 2012

22700 mi
Main intake hose came off on road trip; dealer had not properly reinstalled hose/clamp when they replaced intake manifold at previous visit. No turbo boost, unable to continue trip. 
May 2013

34000 mi
HVAC airflow direction control not responding to input. Replaced entire "heater box" and servo motors, which were on back order. Required removal and reinstall of entire dashboard. 
May 2015

61000 mi
Check engine light came on, scanned and pulled code P2015 - Intake manifold flaps. Dealer replaced intake manifold at no cost under VW's extended warranty (10yrs/120k miles) for this part. Second time it's been replaced. 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Ohio, United States
Jun 2013 - Mar 2015
Oct 2013

22300 mi
Passenger side window was making a grinding/ screetching sound when being rolled up from the being rolled down. 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Texas, United States
Mar 2011 - Dec 2014
Apr 2012

20000 mi
Window switch on drivers side stopped working when trying to roll down passenger window. 
May 2014

53000 mi
CEL came on and code P2015 was pulled. Intake Manifold Runner Flap was stuck in the open position. VWoA extended the warranty to 10yr/120k miles to cover this defect. 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Michigan, United States
Jan 2015 - Sep 2017
May 2015

57000 mi
Rattling noise coming from turbo wastegate under acceleration. TSB for the problem was available. A clip was installed that fixed rattling noise. 
Oct 2015

58800 mi
Leak developed at the water pump. Replaced water pump, all o-rings on pipes. Recall on item pending, will get reimbursed when issued. 
Mar 2017

75000 mi
Also addressed small coolant leak at lower hose. 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Washington, United States
Feb 2011 - Oct 2013
Jul 2012

18500 mi
The vibration that comes from the turbo when accelerating thru 2K rpm's needed the clip installed. Done by the dealer at no charge, fixed the vibration noise. I noticed it, read about other cars having it on the web, asked dealer and they knew of the TSB. 
Oct 2013

32000 mi
The water pump was found to be bad. My temp light indicated the coolant might be low and I should check the maintanance hand book. After looking I noticed all of the coolant was gone from the resaviour so I called the dealer right away. 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Arizona, United States
Nov 2010 - Jul 2015
Jan 2011

26500 mi
Engine rattle which has no fix as of yet per Volkswagen North Scottsdale (TSB 211001). "Silenced by more than 50%" but is still present. 
Sep 2011

7000 mi
Engine vibration/rattle when accelerating between 2,000-3,000 RPM. VW released a TSB over the summer of 2011 to attach a small metal clip onto an engine component. The rattle/vibration is nearly gone, just barley audible now.  
Nov 2014

41000 mi

US $85
Radiator failed and leaked coolant 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in New Jersey, United States
Nov 2012 - Jun 2016
Dec 2015

87000 mi
Recall issue. Intake problem. 

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2011 Volkswagen Golf / GTI 2dr Hatch

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

Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Iowa, United States
Jun 2015 - Jun 2018
Jul 2015

39500 mi

US $500
Car started surging and losing power while driving. Wouldn't restart. Dealer replaced the in tank fuel pump & seal. 
Jan 2018

74850 mi
Carbon cleaning of engine intake, replaced fuel injectors Mechanic found a code showing an intermittent misfire in cylinder 4. Car misfires when started from cold and then the misfire goes away. Mechanic said it could be fixed with a carbon cleaning but wasn't urgent so I will fix it soon. 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Connecticut, United States
Feb 2011 - Apr 2017
Sep 2012

21000 mi
Leaking rear window washer nozzle. Motor was reinstalled and lines checked for blockages. 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Michigan, United States
Nov 2012 - Dec 2012
Feb 2012

5000 mi
Replace metallic trim on shifter due to surface peeling 
Dec 2012

14000 mi
Rear pillar trim came loose and was replaced. 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in New York, United States
Jul 2012 - Jul 2013
Dec 2012

18000 mi
WATER PUMP WAS LEAKING. DEALER REPLACED ENTIRE ASSY. 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Iowa, United States
Feb 2014 - Jun 2018
Feb 2017

64000 mi
Took car in to get CEL diagnosed. There was a fuel rail problem with intake manifold. (Car drivability remained unchanged). Replaced free of charge. This is a well known problem that has warranty extended to cover it out to 100k miles. 
May 2017

68000 mi

US $250
HID headlamp needed replacement 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in California, United States
Jul 2011 - Jul 2015
Mar 2013

21000 mi
Coolant was low, dealer found the cooling system seals leaked. Replaced seals and water pump. 
Sep 2014

48000 mi
Seals in engine degraded and coolant suddenly leaked out. Water pump and seals were replaced under warranty. 
Mar 2015

53000 mi
Intake manifold replaced 

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2011 Volkswagen Golf / GTI 2dr Hatch

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

Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Washington, United States
Sep 2012 - Jan 2013
Oct 2012

8200 mi
wind noise coming from right B-pillar small water leak coming from left A-pillar front passenger's safety belt buckle rattle 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Virginia, United States
Apr 2013 - May 2013
May 2013

31111 mi
Right after 30,000 miles check-up, check engine light came on, dealer replaced glow plug. Problem was considered fixed by dealer. Within days of previous repair, CEL came on again. Dealer replaced glow plug wiring harness. Problem considered fixed by dealer. 4th Time back to fix CEL. Replaced ECM (computer), Diesel Particulate Filter (2nd time, 1st time was at 14,500 miles approx) and Valve flap as part as a recall or tech bulletin. Est. parts and labor to date is just shy of price of car. 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Connecticut, United States
Mar 2011 - Mar 2016
Jan 2012

40200 mi
2. Radio replacement (data was not updating) 3. TPMS repair (light would not go out after reset, software needed to be updated). 
Apr 2012

26000 mi
TPMS sensor would not shut off. Something needed to be replaced. Something happened to the front passenger seat-back. It is damaged and needs to be replaced. 
May 2013

52000 mi
The TPMS sensor would not go off. 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Kentucky, United States
Dec 2014 - Mar 2015
Jan 2015

67000 mi
High Pressure Fuel System (HPFS) failure. Was covered by VW out of warranty, but normally is approximately $4,000 Replaced water pump due to slow leak. $318.00 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Louisiana, United States
Apr 2015 - Feb 2017
Feb 2017

92000 mi
Problem was diagnosed by dealer as likely being water in a vacuum line that, in unseasonably cold temperatures, froze and prevented delivery of fuel to the engine. The next day the weather was warmer and the car started and ran fine. 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Ohio, United States
Mar 2012 - Feb 2017
Jul 2013

43300 mi

US $100
Diagnostic light called for error. Fixed by dealer 
Oct 2013

45700 mi

US $50
Oxygen sensor replaced 
Aug 2014

55500 mi

US $50
Replace right rear bearing 
Feb 2015

60000 mi
left rear wheel bearing 

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2011 Volkswagen Golf / GTI 2dr Hatch

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

Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Illinois, United States
Apr 2015 - Dec 2015
Nov 2015

12300 mi

US $130
heat/AC blower relay. 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in California, United States
Apr 2015 - Oct 2015
May 2015

56000 mi

US $220
Leaking rear shock absorber. 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Colorado, United States
Mar 2015 - Mar 2015
Mar 2015

25000 mi
Hose came loose, Dealer hooked hose back up, engine light returned to normal. 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Ontario, Canada
Mar 2017 - Jun 2018
Feb 2018

45260 mi

C $400
Front wheel bearings 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Iowa, United States
Apr 2012 - Jun 2018
Jul 2012

6000 mi
The rear washer nozzle was leaking onto the rear window when not in use. 
May 2015

37000 mi

US $50
Front marker light on the driver's side started to come off the bumper. Body shop applied glue to the bracket that holds the light properly in place. 
Jan 2017

58503 mi

US $270
Replaced windshield, cracked across top. Caused by rock hitting the top edge of the windshield on the drivers side. Crack immediately spread almost to the rear view mirror mount. 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Ontario, Canada
Nov 2011 - Jun 2017
Mar 2014

94240 mi

C $600
replace catalyst sensor 
Feb 2016

130200 mi

C $1500
Replace both front axles due to wear. Fixing vibration cause by axles. 

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2011 Volkswagen Golf / GTI 2dr Hatch

170-horsepower 2.5L I5 5-speed manual FWD

Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Illinois, United States
Feb 2018 - Jul 2018
Mar 2018

80500 mi

US $150
Washer fluid pump had died and was replaced. 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Ohio, United States
Apr 2017 - Aug 2018
May 2017

76183 mi

US $53
Replaced front brake pads to eliminate squealing noise. 
Sep 2017

82000 mi

US $680
Rear wheel bearing wore out and destroyed speed sensor, triggering ABS, tire pressure, ESP and airbag lights. Check engine light came on, code indicated idle speed problem. 
Apr 2018

87500 mi

US $780
Horn didn't work, was replaced along with fuse and relay Vacuum pump 
Aug 2018

90000 mi

US $840
Left rear wheel bearing and tone wheel deteriorated and damaged ABS speed sensor, so both needed to be replaced. A nearly identical thing happened on the right rear 10 months before. 

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2010.5 Volkswagen Golf 4dr Hatch

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

Volkswagen Golf in Great Britain
Oct 2010 - Dec 2012
Mar 2012

24000 mi
Car was not charging and battery light was on, called recovery who repaired the fault, it was down to a poor connection in the fusebox during manufacture. 
Apr 2012

24300 mi

£750
AC had failed due to a damaged ACC condenser as it was hit by a stone. 

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2010 Volkswagen Golf 4dr Hatch

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

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

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

15900 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 in Israel
Mar 2010 - Jun 2018
Jul 2010

1440 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

10120 mi
Vibration and noise in low gear. DSG clutches replaced. 

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2010 Volkswagen Golf 4dr Hatch

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

Volkswagen Golf 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 4dr Hatch

turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4 6-speed manual FWD

Volkswagen Golf in Massachusetts, United States
Apr 2010 - Jun 2018
May 2013

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

38800 mi

US $136
One Ignition coil pack failed - all 4 replaced 
Nov 2016

111000 mi

US $350
Replaced Intake Manifold and fuel injectors due t misfiring 
Sep 2017

122000 mi

US $150
Starter motor died - replaced 
Volkswagen Golf in Connecticut, United States
Apr 2010 - May 2016
Jun 2012

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

28100 mi
The moon roof would work intermittently. They replaced the controller. 
Volkswagen Golf in Quebec, Canada
Jun 2015 - Jun 2018
Sep 2016

78120 mi

C $125
Check engine light on. Replaced intake manifold under manufacturer extended warranty. I have Paid for intake valve cleaning. 
Nov 2017

103540 mi

C $55
Parking brake was sticking on cold winter temperature 
May 2018

108500 mi

C $320
replaced one rear wheel bearing 
Volkswagen Golf in Texas, United States
Oct 2009 - Mar 2013
May 2010

5800 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

35400 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 in California, United States
Jan 2010 - Mar 2015
Dec 2011

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

37500 mi
Dealer replaced 2 faulty fuel injectors under warranty. 
Dec 2013

42000 mi
Bad Oxygen sensor. 
Oct 2014

48700 mi
Intake manifold replaced. 
Volkswagen Golf in New York, United States
Aug 2010 - Mar 2012
Jan 2011

6100 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 in North Carolina, United States
Sep 2010 - Jul 2013
Oct 2010

8000 mi
All exterior door moldings were loose and had to be replaced.  Steering wheel was misaligned from new. Dealer agreed to straighten steering wheel even though VW factory warranty excludes it. 
Volkswagen Golf in Massachusetts, United States
Feb 2014 - Sep 2017
Apr 2014

32500 mi

US $350
Faulty ignition coil. One was replaced under warranty previously, this one was paid out of pocket. 
Volkswagen Golf in Alberta, Canada
Aug 2010 - Jun 2018
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

24680 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 in Massachusetts, United States
Jun 2015 - Sep 2015
May 2015

90000 mi

US $400
Rear wheel bearing replaced 
Volkswagen Golf in Arizona, United States
Feb 2012 - Jun 2018
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

23300 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

24400 mi
Tire Pressure System needed to be reset as I was getting an indicator on my dash display 
Oct 2016

56800 mi

US $250
ECU fried from bench flash from 2014. Nothing physically wrong with the vehicle but CEL for EVAP Leak Detection was stuck on and would not go away, causing emissions to be failed. ECU swapped out for used part. 
Volkswagen Golf 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 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. 
Sep 2012

28000 mi
Manifold intake replacement 
Volkswagen Golf in California, United States
Mar 2018 - Apr 2018
Apr 2018

109000 mi

US $5000
Cylinder would not hold compression, replaced whole engine 
Volkswagen Golf 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 in Pennsylvania, United States
Feb 2012 - Dec 2012
Oct 2012

39500 mi
Clutch was squeaking - replaced entire clutch assembly free 
Nov 2012

39900 mi

US $50
Intake manifold faulty (common problem on TSI engine). Replaced under warranty. 
Volkswagen Golf 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. 
Volkswagen Golf in Georgia, United States
Apr 2010 - Jul 2013
Oct 2010

17000 mi
Tire Pressure Monitoring System light stayed on. It was a software glitch, a service bulletin item that was fixed. 
Volkswagen Golf in Virginia, United States
Mar 2011 - Sep 2012
Jul 2012

44000 mi
Intake Manifold fluttering--replaced under warranty 
Volkswagen Golf in Maryland, United States
Feb 2017 - Aug 2017
Jun 2017

99000 mi

US $116
Replaced turbo by-pass valve 

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2010 Volkswagen Golf 4dr Hatch

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

Volkswagen Golf 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 in North Carolina, United States
Oct 2010 - Feb 2018
Oct 2011

12200 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

23200 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. 
Jul 2017

71574 mi

US $1500
TPMS system reporting low tire pressure, even though all were properly topped up. After days of diagnostic tests, one of the two electronic monitoring control modules was replaced, which solved the issue. 
Volkswagen Golf 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 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

49300 mi
Valve cover 
Volkswagen Golf 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 in New Jersey, United States
Dec 2009 - Sep 2012
Mar 2011

15400 mi
Replaced headlight. Light bulbs - headlight or took more than 10 minutes to change, repair 
Volkswagen Golf 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 in Connecticut, United States
Jan 2011 - Jun 2016
Jun 2013

39000 mi

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

56000 mi

US $400
Oil drain plug stripped. Unable to remove plug from oil pan. New lower oil pan was required. 
Oct 2015

56500 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 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 in Virginia, United States
Nov 2009 - Mar 2012
Jun 2010

5000 mi
slight ticking sound from B pillar - felt placed behind trim 
Volkswagen Golf 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
CEL, intake manifold replaced. Vacuum hose was incorrectly attached. check engine came on within one day of pick up. Had to make a second trip. replaced intake manifold 
Volkswagen Golf in Wisconsin, United States
Dec 2009 - Oct 2017
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 in Ohio, United States
Sep 2010 - Jul 2016
May 2014

48400 mi

US $300
sensor in exhaust system 
Volkswagen Golf 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 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 in Illinois, United States
Jan 2010 - Aug 2011
Feb 2011

30800 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 Tire pressure sensor repaired and reprogramed 
Volkswagen Golf in Nevada, United States
Mar 2010 - Jun 2014
Jun 2011

14000 mi

US $250
Severed wire to the ABS control system. 
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 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

29120 mi
Window would not roll up or down with the switch. Something inside snapped 
Volkswagen Golf in Texas, United States
May 2010 - Mar 2013
Apr 2012

32000 mi
Had to replace intake manifold. Covered under warranty. 
Volkswagen Golf 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
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

63200 mi

US $600
High pressure fuel pump 
Feb 2015

69000 mi

US $1300
Timing chain tensioner failure 
Volkswagen Golf 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 in Virginia, United States
Jun 2010 - Jan 2018
May 2014

30000 mi

US $200
Hose for rear window spray nozzle was leaking. 
Jan 2018

75000 mi

US $250
Replaced upper timing belt cover due to oil leak. 
Volkswagen Golf 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 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 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 in Utah, United States
Sep 2010 - Sep 2018
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

26400 mi
The water pump was leaking so they replaced it 
Apr 2013

30300 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 
Jun 2014

46000 mi

US $5
The turbo banjo bolt was leaking antifreeze after they replaced the turbo so they tightened it and replaced oil plug to fix an oil leak 
Sep 2016

68000 mi

US $260
A coil pack failed 
May 2018

87000 mi

US $60
There were oil leaks on the top of the engine. The dealer wanted to replace the valve cover seal. I decided to try replacing the PCV valve instead. 
Jul 2018

87000 mi
Check engine light came on, and I determined that it was a input manifold position sensor. The dealership replace the input manifold under warranty. 
Volkswagen Golf in California, United States
Mar 2011 - Mar 2012
Jul 2011

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

33000 mi
Engine failure. Cylinder misfire. Same cylinder as July trip. 
Volkswagen Golf 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

46300 mi

US $200
Coil went bad in cylinder 1. It was replaced. 
Volkswagen Golf in Washington, United States
Jun 2010 - Jun 2013
Jul 2012

23000 mi
intake manifold replaced and injector seals replaced. 
Volkswagen Golf in Ontario, Canada
Jun 2010 - Jun 2018
Sep 2011

25420 mi
Wastegate rattle retention clip 
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

84200 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

99280 mi

C $3200
Leaking front oil seals. Failed wheel bearing. 
Apr 2017

102920 mi

C $1800
Replace both headlight bulbs 
Apr 2018

115940 mi

C $100
Hub deterioration due to rust required work. 
Volkswagen Golf in Ontario, Canada
Dec 2009 - Aug 2011
May 2011

16520 mi
oxygen sensor replaced 
Volkswagen Golf in California, United States
Sep 2013 - Apr 2017
Mar 2015

45000 mi
Check engine light. Replaced intake manifold. 
Volkswagen Golf in California, United States
Mar 2014 - Oct 2014
May 2014

58600 mi
cam shafts issue. timing belt replaced. 
Volkswagen Golf in Illinois, United States
Nov 2014 - Nov 2014
Nov 2014

39000 mi
intake manifold Windows squealing Main seal went out 
Volkswagen Golf 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 in Michigan, United States
Feb 2010 - May 2018
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. 
May 2014

83800 mi
During routine maintenance the dealer shorted out the amplifier. They had to order a new one which was not available here in the States. Had to wait for 3 1/2 weeks so they could ship a replacement from Germany!! 
Apr 2016

105200 mi

US $1036
Crankshaft Oil Leak. Removed and replaced oil seal. 
Mar 2017

108000 mi

US $400
One ignition coil malfunctioned, all 4 replaced. 
Volkswagen Golf in Texas, United States
- Dec 2009
Dec 2009

7000 mi
TPMS sensor went out. 
Volkswagen Golf in Illinois, United States
May 2016 - Apr 2017
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 in Colorado, United States
Nov 2013 - Jul 2016
Sep 2015

36000 mi

US $1
Blown horn fuse, easily rectified. 
Volkswagen Golf in California, United States
Mar 2012 - Jun 2018
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

92000 mi

US $50
Door panel partially removed for full window control switch access. Drivers side clips had broken and needed replacement 
Volkswagen Golf 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

30160 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 in Illinois, United States
Apr 2013 - Jul 2018
Nov 2013

28600 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 Intake manifold replaced under warranty 
Jan 2014

28300 mi
water pump was leaking and replaced under powertrain warranty at no charge 
Jul 2018

73000 mi

US $1400
Carbon buildup cleaning. Not fixed. 
Volkswagen Golf in California, United States
Mar 2012 - Jun 2013
Apr 2013

25200 mi

US $238
Ran out of battery right after 3 years. No warranty. 
Volkswagen Golf 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 in California, United States
May 2013 - Dec 2013
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. 

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2010 Volkswagen Golf 4dr Hatch

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

Volkswagen Golf in British Columbia, Canada
Apr 2015 - Jun 2018
May 2015

47700 mi
Faulty fuel gauge, it would drop to empty at 1/2 tank. Fuel sensor replaced. 
Dec 2016

75020 mi

C $350
Exhaust flap fixed 
Nov 2017

91140 mi
Emmissions modification completed by VW for TDI settlement. Replaced a glow plug harness as part of TDI settlement agreement warranty. 

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2010 Volkswagen Golf 4dr Hatch

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

Volkswagen Golf in Victoria, Australia
Mar 2011 - Dec 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

83660 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

50600 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) 
Dec 2016

117800 mi

A $1200
intake manifold needed replacing as sub unit containing faulty intake sensor could not be replaced separately 

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2010 Volkswagen Golf 4dr Hatch

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

Volkswagen Golf in Massachusetts, United States
Oct 2009 - Dec 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 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 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 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 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

33800 mi
Intercooler frozen. Dealer replaced with updated part. 
May 2013

37300 mi
Low tire air light was on but no tires were low, computer needed to be reset. 
Jan 2014

32800 mi
bad thermal valve in intercooler. intercooler froze up. 
Feb 2014

50600 mi
Intercooler icing issue. Second time this happened, this time the dealer installed the new thermostat sensor update. 
Jun 2016

84000 mi

US $940
Throttle valve replaced 
Volkswagen Golf in Ontario, Canada
Nov 2010 - Jul 2017
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 $200
Liquid in the IC hose, liquid in the engine 
Apr 2014

138220 mi
Rear passenger wheel bearing died 
Jun 2014

144460 mi

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

160960 mi

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

166160 mi

C $1500
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 in Florida, United States
Sep 2015 - Feb 2017
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

67700 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

69600 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

71800 mi

US $249
The headliner had fallen from previous issue with the sunroof drains. We got it replaced with OEM material. 
Volkswagen Golf in Florida, United States
Nov 2011 - Mar 2017
Jun 2016

47000 mi

US $700
Compressor for AC motor 
Volkswagen Golf in Nevada, United States
Aug 2015 - Dec 2016
Oct 2015

120500 mi

US $1750
Turbo Failure. Also routine maintenance of timing belt. 
Volkswagen Golf in Utah, United States
Apr 2011 - Feb 2017
Aug 2011

14000 mi
TPMS light flashing for 1 minute, then steady. No indicated warning in MFI. Dealer "reset" TPMS system. 
Volkswagen Golf 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 in Utah, United States
Jul 2010 - Dec 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. 
Volkswagen Golf 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

2300 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 in California, United States
Aug 2015 - Jan 2017
Aug 2016

99700 mi

US $1100
CR diesel intake manifold sensor failure code P2015 
Volkswagen Golf in Illinois, United States
Jan 2012 - Jul 2017
Jul 2012

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

48600 mi

US $100
Reduced fuel economy 
Jul 2016

70700 mi

US $12
2 of 4 rear subframe bolts fell out due to an independent shop not torquing them properly when removing a row bar. Dealer replaced bolts 
Volkswagen Golf in District of Columbia, United States
Mar 2013 - Dec 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

40500 mi

US $400
Glow plug needed replacing. 
Volkswagen Golf in New York, United States
Mar 2010 - Jun 2012
Mar 2011

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

19300 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 in Massachusetts, United States
May 2010 - Mar 2013
Jan 2013

61000 mi

US $170
left front wheel bearing became noisy and was replaced. VW paid 2/3 partial warranty, my share was $170 

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2010 Volkswagen Golf 4dr Hatch

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

Volkswagen Golf in New York, United States
Feb 2010 - Jun 2011
Mar 2010

2000 mi
Car would not start due to loose ground wire. 
Volkswagen Golf in Saskatchewan, Canada
Mar 2014 - Jun 2018
May 2015

70060 mi

C $300
one seized rear caliper 
May 2017

83700 mi

C $200
Rear drivers side had noisy bearing. Replaced hub/bearing assembly 
Volkswagen Golf in Georgia, United States
Feb 2010 - Jan 2017
Jan 2012

36000 mi
TPMS failure 
Apr 2012

41000 mi

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

87000 mi

US $100
Compressor failed 
Dec 2014

92000 mi

US $100
Glow plug failed 
Apr 2015

98200 mi

US $600
Replaced battery 
Volkswagen Golf in Quebec, Canada
Jan 2010 - Dec 2016
Mar 2012

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

66900 mi

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

82240 mi
Check engine light, loss power, Intercooler had to be replaced. 
Nov 2016

84320 mi

C $2000
Turbo went out, lost of power and car was running rough 
Volkswagen Golf 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. 
Nov 2011

17600 mi
Software update 
Volkswagen Golf in Illinois, United States
Mar 2011 - Jul 2017
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

49900 mi

US $340
The oxygen sensor which is after catalytic converter needed replacement. 
Volkswagen Golf in Ontario, Canada
Sep 2009 - Aug 2017
Jul 2010

20200 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

140820 mi

C $3500
Transmission failed 
Nov 2015

143220 mi

C $1000
Replace failed rad fan and damaged radiator Replaced seized exhaust flap motor 
Dec 2016

166780 mi

C $700
Faulty Exhaust Manifold Body was replaced 
Volkswagen Golf 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

80500 mi

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

89900 mi

US $1000
Exhaust temp sensor replaced, 7 hours labor. 
Volkswagen Golf in California, United States
Jan 2011 - Nov 2016
Feb 2011

7500 mi
Rear washer dribbled after use. A new valve was inserted. 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

81700 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 in Illinois, United States
Oct 2009 - Jun 2011
Jan 2010

3000 mi
Coolant warning light came on. Coolant was low. Dealer said it had not been topped off on dealer prep. They topped it off. No further problems. 
Volkswagen Golf in California, United States
Jan 2011 - Jan 2018
Oct 2012

28300 mi
Installed Bluetooth module as specified by class action settlement. 
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

49300 mi
A/C fan only worked on highest speed - replaced blower motor regulator/resistor. 
Jan 2016

48500 mi

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

51600 mi

US $208
Replaced boost hose due to poor connection to intercooler, causing oil leak. 
May 2017

60636 mi
EGR flow insufficient OBD code was reported. Dealer determined both DP and EGR filters needed replaced. Entire catalytic converter appears to have been replaced, under federal emissions warranty (8 yr/80K miles). 
Volkswagen Golf in Florida, United States
May 2016 - Nov 2017
May 2016

55000 mi

US $327
Left front wheel speed sensor failed 
Sep 2017

70905 mi

US $245
Right rear wheel speed sensor replaced Snow flap control box (actuator) replaced 

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2010 Volkswagen Golf 4dr Hatch

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

Volkswagen Golf 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 4dr Hatch

turbocharged 122hp 1.4L I4 6-speed manual FWD

Volkswagen Golf in Great Britain
Mar 2010 - Dec 2015
Dec 2015

45000 mi

£500
oil leaks 

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2010 Volkswagen Golf 4dr Hatch

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

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

47600 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 4dr Hatch

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

Volkswagen Golf in Virginia, United States
Jun 2015 - Sep 2017
Nov 2016

83000 mi

US $250
Horn replaced 
Volkswagen Golf in Massachusetts, United States
Oct 2010 - Jun 2018
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

11200 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

12700 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 
Volkswagen Golf in California, United States
Dec 2010 - Jun 2017
May 2012

10700 mi
Fixed snapped rear hatch cover hook. 
Apr 2014

23300 mi
Radiator replaced under warranty. Leaking at seams evidently. 
Nov 2014

27989 mi

US $50
Sunroof would not close. Motor replaced. Sunroof would not close. Motor replaced. 
Volkswagen Golf 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

13900 mi
Transmission sensor malfunctioning. 
Volkswagen Golf in Quebec, Canada
Aug 2014 - Sep 2018
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. 
May 2017

81840 mi

C $262
The transmission would make a hard knock when shifting in and out of Park, Drive ..etc. The knocking went away after 10-15 minutes of driving, disappearing completely. The dealer said the issue was two wires from the transmission body valve that were disconnected. They repaired them and it runs smooth now. 
Jul 2017

83080 mi

C $250
Replaced front brake pads and rotors 
Volkswagen Golf in Oregon, United States
Jan 2012 - Jul 2018
Oct 2015

46300 mi

US $68
Update computer 
Volkswagen Golf 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.  
Dec 2010

3100 mi
Small paint chip on edge of drivers door. Repaired under warranty. 
Feb 2011

4120 mi
Service light came on much earlier than expected. Dealer reset, no problems with car. 
Apr 2013

17760 mi
Power door lock on driver side would not unlock doors. While repairing power door lock, dealer broke driver side exterior door latch. 
Sep 2014

26660 mi

C $150
Fuel filter leaking. 
Volkswagen Golf in Alberta, Canada
Dec 2011 - Sep 2013
Feb 2012

41420 mi
heater fan replaced 

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2010 Volkswagen Golf 4dr Hatch

170-horsepower 2.5L I5 5-speed manual FWD

Volkswagen Golf in Ontario, Canada
Apr 2014 - Apr 2016
Feb 2016

59520 mi

C $425
Two knock sensors replaced. Check engine warning prompted the visit. 
Volkswagen Golf in Quebec, Canada
Jul 2015 - Sep 2017
Sep 2016

83700 mi

C $400
Back window would not open. 

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2010 Volkswagen Golf 4dr Hatch

Volkswagen Golf in Ontario, Canada
Sep 2014 - Jun 2018
Nov 2017

70680 mi

C $900
Intake manifold replaced. Carbon build-up 

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2010 Volkswagen Golf 2dr Hatch

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

Volkswagen Golf 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

118800 mi

C $400
Cam follower replaced 
Oct 2016

129460 mi

C $2300
Timing chain tensioner failed 
Volkswagen Golf in Ontario, Canada
Nov 2010 - Jun 2016
Jun 2016

61380 mi

C $1200
Water Pump Leak Crank Case Valve - PCV Unit 

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2010 Volkswagen Golf 2dr Hatch

turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4 6-speed manual FWD

Volkswagen Golf in Massachusetts, United States
Jun 2016 - Mar 2018
Jul 2016

48000 mi

US $200
Rear main seal replaced 
Volkswagen Golf in Connecticut, United States
Sep 2009 - Apr 2018
Feb 2011

36400 mi
One coil pack replaced. 
Volkswagen Golf in Virginia, United States
Mar 2010 - Jun 2018
May 2010

1490 mi
Tire Pressure Monitoring System read improper pressure on the ECU. I could have taken it to the dealer for this, but instead i fixed the issue with a VAG-COM device. 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 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. 
Sep 2010

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

19000 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 Dealer failed to properly code new module. Third trip to reflash it. 
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

81800 mi
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 
Nov 2017

112000 mi

US $400
Accessory belt replaced, glazed, but did not break 
Feb 2018

115000 mi

US $800
The intake Manifold was replaced under an extended warranty for powertrain, and a carbon cleaning was also needed. 
Volkswagen Golf in New York, United States
Apr 2012 - Jun 2018
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. 
Jul 2017

155000 mi

US $750
Intake manifold needed replacement (already replaced 2x under warranty). Cleaned intake plenum, valves, and ports during replacement. 
Nov 2017

160000 mi

US $1200
PCV valve apparently failed in the open position, sending boost pressure into engine crankcase, subsequently damaging the rear seal gasket between the engine and the transmission. Failed rear seal was admitting excess air into combustion ratio causing engine to revert to high idle fuel mapping. Transmission needed to be removed to replace seal, replaced clutch as a preventative maintenance. 
Jan 2018

160000 mi

US $200
Replaced leaking coolant flange 
Volkswagen Golf 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 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. 
Jul 2012

36000 mi
TPMS Light was on. Tech forgot to code my computer. 
Nov 2012

38600 mi
Valve cover gasket was leaking oil. VW technicians replaced the part. 
Volkswagen Golf in California, United States
Nov 2010 - Dec 2013
Jan 2011

27000 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 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 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 in Illinois, United States
Nov 2010 - Dec 2014
Dec 2011

30000 mi
Stuck open injector 
Jul 2013

60800 mi
hole in intake manifold 
Volkswagen Golf in Vermont, United States
Nov 2010 - Jun 2018
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

15800 mi
flaky rear O2 sensor tripped fault code and set CEL 
Sep 2012

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

18300 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 
Jul 2017

71000 mi

US $100
Driver's door was making awful squeaking noise. Simple fix after checking door alignment was to apply silicon spray along the rubber seals. Driver's side switch for passenger window up/down has been intermittent for years. They removed it, checked it for corroded contacts (none) and reinstalled it. It has worked perfectly ever since. 
Oct 2017

74000 mi

US $1100
OE shock absorbers were wearing out, replaced with new Koni "orange" shocks designed as nothing more than OE replacements. 
Jun 2018

80000 mi

US $840
Replace rear main seal due to leaking, not uncommon with these engines. Covered less $100 by 9/90 platinum VW extended warranty 
Volkswagen Golf in North Carolina, United States
Nov 2009 - Jun 2017
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

19700 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

33200 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 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 in New Jersey, United States
Mar 2012 - Oct 2013
Apr 2012

5300 mi
A/C compressor did not engage. Refrigerant drain and refill. 
Oct 2013

26000 mi
Oil drain plug hole stripped. Happened during dealership oil change. Leaked oil in garage. Dealership replaced oil pan. 
Volkswagen Golf in Alaska, United States
Apr 2010 - Jun 2018
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

27700 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. 
Apr 2017

44042 mi

US $462
Hole in rear washer fluid line. Removed section of washer fluid line and replaced. Replaced parts: 1J0955875P - (2)Couple Piece @ $21.84 each, 1J0955875R - (2)Couple Piece @ $18.75 each, 1J0955751D - (2)Tubing @ $35.40 each, 
May 2017

44411 mi

US $200
AC Recharge 
Jun 2017

45086 mi

US $868
Condensor leak. Parts Replaced: 1K0820411AJ - Condensor @ $246.60, 3D0260749C - Washer @ $3.51, 4E0260749A - Washer @ $2.97 
Feb 2018

49800 mi

US $162
Rear window washer line broke. 
Volkswagen Golf in Texas, United States
Nov 2010 - Jun 2018
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. 
Jul 2017

63000 mi
P2015: intake manifold failure. Replaced for free under VW extended warranty. 
Volkswagen Golf in Wisconsin, United States
Apr 2010 - Oct 2017
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. 
Sep 2015

60000 mi

US $600
I had a front axle that had been bad for a while due to a pothole. Damaged tire and wheel somewhere between 20k and 30k miles. 
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. 
Dec 2016

70000 mi

US $650
One of my rear springs had cracked, was making some noise, so I replaced both. 
May 2017

73500 mi

US $500
Replaced front brake pads and rotors. 
Sep 2017

77000 mi

US $2599
Car was suddenly very loud one day. Brought it in. Flange connecting engine to exhaust had failed due to rust. September 21st. Losing coolant. Water pump had failed. Nearly invisible oil leak from an engine gasket was leaking onto water pump. Both had to be fixed. I was told this is not that uncommon by the dealer. September 5th. 
Volkswagen Golf 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 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 in Texas, United States
Jul 2010 - Jan 2017
Oct 2012

20500 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

54500 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. 
Jan 2017

51000 mi

US $800
Timing chain and tensioner replacement.  PCV valve failed (it's was under replacement part warranty), camshaft bearing bridge replaced. 
Volkswagen Golf 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 in British Columbia, Canada
Jul 2015 - Jun 2018
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 in California, United States
Jun 2010 - Apr 2017
Aug 2010

2000 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. 
Feb 2017

61000 mi

US $4200
Found water puddle inside car. Turns out some seal inside door panel was cracked, leaking water inside the car. Had to replace the whole carpet and carpet padding. 
Mar 2017

61000 mi

US $250
dealer broke my windshield. replaced. car wont start. jumped and drove around. wont start next day. went into shop replacing battery. 

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2010 Volkswagen Golf 2dr Hatch

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

Volkswagen Golf in Ontario, Canada
Feb 2010 - Jun 2018
Jun 2015

62620 mi

C $400
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 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 in North Carolina, United States
Feb 2010 - Dec 2011
Sep 2011

34000 mi
The seal blew on the water pump. 
Volkswagen Golf 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 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

17400 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 in Washington, United States
Dec 2011 - May 2016
Jan 2015

19700 mi

US $300
Failed PCV valve prevented engine from starting. Intake manifold replaced under TSB. 
Volkswagen Golf in Connecticut, United States
Dec 2012 - May 2017
Jan 2014

38000 mi
MAF sensor replaced under extended warranty. 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 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 The seal around the door was replaced.  
Volkswagen Golf in Missouri, United States
Mar 2011 - Jun 2017
Aug 2014

29300 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 
Oct 2016

54200 mi

US $200
dirty fuel pump/lines 
Volkswagen Golf in California, United States
Nov 2010 - Nov 2016
Apr 2013

42000 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 in Nevada, United States
Dec 2009 - Aug 2013
Feb 2013

61600 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 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 
Volkswagen Golf in Washington, United States
Mar 2014 - Jun 2015
Jul 2014

67500 mi
Intake manifold replaced, covered under extended warranty for this part 
Volkswagen Golf 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 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. 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 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 in Pennsylvania, United States
Apr 2015 - Feb 2017
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. 

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2010 Volkswagen Golf 2dr Hatch

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

Volkswagen Golf 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 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 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. 
Volkswagen Golf in Texas, United States
Mar 2010 - Nov 2017
Oct 2010

10500 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

13800 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

52700 mi
Battery replaced 
Feb 2015

69000 mi

US $290
Cyl 2 glow plug failed 
Volkswagen Golf in New York, United States
May 2010 - Sep 2017
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 

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2010 Volkswagen Golf 2dr Hatch

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

Volkswagen Golf in New York, United States
Oct 2011 - Feb 2012
Nov 2011

40000 mi

US $750
transmission update 
Volkswagen Golf in Virginia, United States
Dec 2015 - May 2017
Jan 2016

140000 mi

US $600
Check engine light on, def. associated with diesel particulate filter. 
Volkswagen Golf 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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2010 Volkswagen Golf 2dr Hatch

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

Volkswagen Golf 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 in New York, United States
Feb 2010 - Mar 2016
May 2015

64400 mi

US $300
Engine knock sensor stopped working 
Volkswagen Golf in Indiana, United States
Sep 2015 - Jun 2018
May 2017

105000 mi

US $200
Had trouble cranking. Wanted to repair before colder weather. 
Mar 2018

121000 mi

US $600
Replaced brake rotors worn completely on front. Also replaced wheel bearings on front as they had become very noisy. 
Volkswagen Golf in Oregon, United States
Oct 2010 - Mar 2018
Jun 2012

6000 mi
Defective emissions sensor 
Volkswagen Golf in Alabama, United States
Jul 2011 - Jul 2018
Jun 2015

42000 mi

US $150
Dead battery 
Jun 2017

63000 mi
License plate light bulb burned out. 
Aug 2017

65000 mi

US $1100
The oil cooler developed a crack and caused a minor oil leak. It was a high cost, labor intensive repair due to it's location in the engine bay. 
Dec 2017

67000 mi
Battery failed after 2 1/2 years. 

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2010 Volkswagen Golf 2dr Hatch

170-horsepower 2.5L I5 5-speed manual FWD

Volkswagen Golf in Kentucky, United States
Apr 2017 - Jun 2018
Jan 2017

88000 mi

US $300
Check engine shows faulty PCV Valve. Replacement intake manifold only worked for 3 days then CE light came back on; i’m Resigned to the fact this is a known design flaw nearing 90k miles on this 2.5L engine. 
Jun 2018

102000 mi
Replacement a/c compressor failed after 11 months. Service center replaced for no charge. 
Volkswagen Golf in Ontario, Canada
Jun 2015 - Sep 2018
Aug 2017

102920 mi

C $800
Front control arm bushing and tie rod ends. There was a thunk when travelling over bumps. This repair also included standard mileage maintenance. 
Dec 2017

107880 mi

C $90
A check engine light relating to the evaporation system (fuel vapour) was present and showing a small leak. The purge valve was tightened to eliminate the light (temporarily, but it should be fixed from my visit on Jan 3) 
Jan 2018

107880 mi

C $65
Gas cap had a cracked seal and was causing a small evap emission system fault. The fix was to replace the gas cap. 
Jun 2018

115320 mi

C $500
Parking brake levers on the rear calipers were seized. The only solution was to replace both rear calipers. 
Sep 2018

120280 mi

C $697
Fan belt tensioners and fan belts 
Volkswagen Golf in Minnesota, United States
Feb 2014 - Jun 2018
Apr 2017

95000 mi

US $600
diagnosis of loud engine area noise while driving. Shop dropped the axle, which narrowed down the noise to the transmission. Transmission test showed a small amount of metal flakes in the transmission fluid. Shop said repair not necessary now as transmission shifts fine, but will keep an eye on it. 
May 2017

97000 mi

US $750
Car was running loud on the highway, but fine at low speeds. Both front wheel bearings wore out and needed replacement. 700 covered by extra cost extended warranty. 50 out of pocket. 
Volkswagen Golf in Georgia, United States
May 2010 - Sep 2015
Aug 2015

76300 mi

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

114000 mi

US $1300
Bad sensor inside the compressor. Compressor replaced 
Volkswagen Golf in Alberta, Canada
Nov 2010 - Sep 2011
Feb 2011

9660 mi
Wind noise from driver side door. Striker plate was adjusted. Replaced driver side window seal with new one.  
Volkswagen Golf 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. Tachometer failed after ECU update. 
Feb 2013

44300 mi

US $80
Blower motor failed 
Apr 2014

60000 mi

US $1300
Compressor failed 
Volkswagen Golf in New York, United States
Mar 2013 - Aug 2017
May 2013

14800 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

16800 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

28700 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

23800 mi
Tire valve broke off while filling with air. Replaced valve. Replace Secondary Air Pressure Sensor to clear CEL. 
Aug 2015

43700 mi

US $760
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 in Florida, United States
Sep 2010 - Apr 2012
Aug 2011

11000 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. 

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2010 Volkswagen Golf / GTI

Engine not specified

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

6000 mi
ground effects poor fit and finish 
Apr 2012

39700 mi
replace mechatronics unit on transmission 
Volkswagen Golf in Pennsylvania, United States
Mar 2018 - Jun 2018
May 2018

77452 mi

US $150
Starter 

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2010 Volkswagen Golf / GTI 4-door

4-cylinder automatic 2WD

Volkswagen Golf 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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