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2017 Volkswagen Golf / GTI repairs by problem area

Engine (13%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (7%)

Brakes and Traction Control (1%)

Suspension and Steering (2%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (41%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (16%)

Other (16%)

Chart based on 85 repairs.
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2017 Volkswagen Golf / GTI repair cost distribution

$2500+ (0%)

$1000 - $2499 (3%)

$500 - $999 (0%)

$100 - $499 (6%)

< $100 (92%)

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Chart based on 36 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2017 Volkswagen Golf / GTI 4dr Wagon

turbocharged 170hp 1.8L I4 6-speed shiftable automatic FWD

Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Massachusetts, United States
Oct 2016 - Jun 2018
Feb 2017

2000 mi
Flash for infotainment reboot issue 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Maryland, United States
Oct 2016 - Jun 2018
Feb 2017

7000 mi
Constant rebooting of infotainment system and KESSY errors. Software upgraded. 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Kentucky, United States
Oct 2016 - Jun 2018
Jun 2017

10000 mi
The carpet has come off the rear set pass through so the pass through was replaced 
Sep 2017

14000 mi
The solenoid valve for the AC was sticking and was replaced under warranty. 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Connecticut, United States
Apr 2017 - Jun 2018
Jul 2017

1000 mi
screw in tire caused slow leak. Warning from tire pressure monitor idenitified which wheel and prevented failure on high speed interstate annoying creaking noise coming from sunroof area with sunroof closed only when driving on bumpy, cracked, uneven pavement and hot, sunny weather. Noise stopped when sunroof opened to the vent position. Dealer mechanics identified area, and corrected mounting position that was faulty from factory assembly. 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in West Virginia, United States
Apr 2017 - Jun 2018
Sep 2017

1208 mi
Software update. Corrected radio problem. Radio volume was cutting out after only 4-5 minutes. 
Apr 2018

2753 mi

US $25
Replaced undersized doughnut spare wheel with full sized wheel and tire. Purchased wheel on EBay and tire locally. Wheel well accommodated full size with room to spare. Doughnut spares are a nuisance, especially since I purchased the most expensive version of this VW Sportwagen (SEL). Discovered scissors jack defective when attempting to change flat tire and replace with "doughnut" undersized spare. The screw on the jack was bent. I had to borrow a friends to install the spare donut wheel. Ordered new jack from Amazon. 

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2017 Volkswagen Golf / GTI 4dr Wagon

turbocharged 170hp 1.8L I4 6-speed automated manual AWD

Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Pennsylvania, United States
Oct 2016 - Jun 2018
Jun 2017

9000 mi
Adaptive Cruise Control stopped working. When I took the car in for the scheduled oil change and mentioned the problem, I was told there was a recall for the ACC. The repair was scheduled and done over 2 days. Once fixed, the ACC has been working flawlessly. I love it! 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Michigan, United States
Oct 2016 - Jun 2018
Jan 2018

14000 mi
Smell of raw gas and/or oil vapor upon warm re-start after sitting in cold weather for 30 plus minutes. 

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2017 Volkswagen Golf / GTI 4dr Hatch

turbocharged 292hp 2.0L I4 6-speed manual AWD

Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Massachusetts, United States
Apr 2017 - Jun 2018
Jun 2017

505 mi
driving vehicle and errors appeared on Dash. Auto headlights fault and windshield wiper fault. Auto headlights defaulted to ON even though it was daylight. Wipers would not work regardless of what I selected on the stalk. This first happened on Saturday June 3rd. After half an hour everything was fine. Sunday june 4th it occurred again. Brought to dealership on Wednesday June 7th. Was there for just over an hour and was told that no faults were found. Only fault they encountered was an old one for low battery and was due to the vehicle having been on the showroom for so long. was told that may have been the cause. Drove home with no issues. upon starting the vehicle in the afternoon the errors came up again. Drove directly to the dealership and left the car running and told service writers. the confirmed the errors were appearing. Took car into shop for almost two hours before putting me in a loaner saying they were going to need more time to diagnose. Vehicle displayed faults on the MFD screen. Auto headlight fault and wiper fault. Wipers were inoperable. Lights in AUTO mode would automatically turn on regardless of what time of day/brightness/sunshine. Problem was resolved. Connector Pin 3 in Light sensor was faulty. Replaced. 
Jul 2017

1990 mi
Radio shut off while driving. Restart did not work. Screen black and no audio. Nav system disabled including compass in the Dashboard as well. Service replaced Module 5F and also updated radio software to version 753. Version 753 also has a known defect. Version 755 is the latest and greatest and supposedly fixes this issue. Problem has not returned as of yet so I haven't gone back to get the software updated. CEL came on during drive to dealership (what timing!) Dealership diagnosed it as an engine misfire and supposedly updated engine software. This seems to be a common issue with 2017 Golf R's. CEL has not come back since. Was told to let car warm up for 30 seconds before driving off. 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Wisconsin, United States
Oct 2016 - Jun 2018
Dec 2016

3000 mi
rattle near rear compartment warning lights came on regarding airbag function, only a few weeks after delivery--turns out an electrical connector under the driver seat had simply come loose. 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Quebec, Canada
Apr 2017 - Jun 2018
Jun 2017

1860 mi
Remote entry did not work. Both keys had the same problem,. Electronic module replaced. No cost 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in New Jersey, United States
Feb 2017 - Jun 2018
Sep 2017

5000 mi

US $350
Two bent wheels from potholes... Ultra low profile facroy tires do not help. (235/35r19) 
Oct 2017

5767 mi
Manual Transmission Clutch occasionally slips under full throttle acceleration at highway speeds. Inconsistent, difficult to reliably reproduce. Under application of throttle, revs will rapidly rise without accompanying increase in vehicle speed, revs will then settle back to a normal rate of increase in keeping with the car's acceleration. Vehicle is unmodified. Tech test drove vehicle with me, unable to replicate. Advised to return when problem becomes more pronounced. 
Mar 2018

13000 mi

US $2000
Factory Clutch would sometimes slip under acceleration. Opted to replace with aftermarket unit with higher clamping force. Also had APR Stage 1 tune installed. 
May 2018

14000 mi

US $360
Straightened 3 bent factory rims due to pothole impacts. Rims seem especially susceptible to damage, likely as a result of being fitted with ultra low profile tires. 

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2017 Volkswagen Golf / GTI 4dr Hatch

turbocharged 292hp 2.0L I4 6-speed automated manual AWD

Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Texas, United States
Feb 2018 - Sep 2018
Mar 2018

17000 mi
The ESC system malfunctioned causing both wheels on the right side to brake while driving. ESC icon on the dashboard flashed repeatedly and lost throttle control as the car crawled to a stop. Dealer indicated that no error codes were recorded but that the brake rotors on the right side had both turned blue from the excessive heat generated. Dealer hung on to the car for 4 days but was unable to reproduce the problem. SCARY! 
Sep 2018

23000 mi
Replaced rain sensor as part of windshield replacement. Tech spend 5 days trying to figure out how to calibrate the sensor and ended up charging the insurance $986. 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Maryland, United States
Aug 2016 - Feb 2018
Sep 2016

1000 mi
Entire head unit kept on resetting. 
Dec 2017

9000 mi
Trim around gear lever is peeling off. 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Ontario, Canada
Feb 2017 - Mar 2018
May 2017

620 mi
Driver side door control module faulty. No buttons on the driver side door worked: power windows, power mirrors, door locks etc. Dealership replaced control module under warranty. 

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2017 Volkswagen Golf / GTI 4dr Hatch

turbocharged 220hp 2.0L I4 6-speed manual FWD

Volkswagen Golf / GTI in South Carolina, United States
Sep 2016 - Jun 2018
Sep 2017

7000 mi
Latch system for rear hatch failed and needed to be replaced 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Texas, United States
Feb 2017 - Jul 2018
Aug 2017

10000 mi
On a very rainy day drove through large puddles and cars splashed lots of water on me as they passed. Water entered the right front headlight unit and corroded the unit, daytime running lights failed but nighttime headlights still worked. Dealer replaced unit under warranty. 
Dec 2017

19000 mi
Passenger side daytime running light failed. This is the same headlight unit that was replaced 4 months earlier due to water getting into the unit during a heavy thunderstorm and deep street water. DRL replaced under warranty. 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in New Jersey, United States
May 2017 - Sep 2017
Jul 2017

500 mi
rattle from soundaktor in sport mode. Dealer said would disable soundaktor. 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Colorado, United States
Nov 2016 - Nov 2017
Oct 2017

7000 mi
Evap system leak 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Texas, United States
Oct 2016 - Mar 2017
Jan 2017

1000 mi
Check engine light. O2 sensor failed 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Minnesota, United States
Nov 2016 - Mar 2019
Mar 2017

5800 mi
The sunroof was making a creaking/clicking noise when closed. It was especially bad at slower speeds and rougher pavement. In the shop it was narrowed down to the sunroof motor cover that was loose and making contact with the car. The cover was replaced and the noise is gone. 
May 2017

9000 mi
Sunroof noise/rattle came back after previous fix. Dealer had VW engineers come in and review the problem. took 3 days and 8 hours of VW engineer time to find a place on the sunroof frame that was not properly attached. The rattle has now been gone for almost a month. 
Dec 2017

19000 mi
The high pressure AC line was leaking and was replaced. 
Jan 2019

38727 mi
The thermostat housing was leaking. Dealer replaced it under warranty. 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Pennsylvania, United States
Nov 2016 - Sep 2017
Sep 2017

21000 mi
Have manual transmission. EPC Light came on and car would fully restrict boost and limit revs to 4000, so it would feel as if in limp mode. Took to dealer under warranty. Dealer concluded it's a bad oil pressure sensor and replaced under warranty. 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Kentucky, United States
Feb 2017 - Jul 2018
Mar 2018

16000 mi
Stuck fuel filler door. Lubrication applied. 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in New York, United States
Sep 2017 - Jan 2018
Jan 2018

5000 mi
Clutch pedal assembly was replaced due to a squeaking sound. Functioned normally but after filling out an online survey from VW noting the noise, I was contacted by an engineer who met me at a nearby dealer along with a rep from the vendor who made the assembly and they determined that a new assembly should be installed. 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Florida, United States
Dec 2017 - Mar 2018
Mar 2018

14000 mi
Hose replacement 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Tennessee, United States
Oct 2016 - Jun 2018
Apr 2018

18000 mi
Manual transmission catches when going into gear (2nd, 3rd and 4th gear) Also experiencing drive line slop (slack or play) when on and off throttle. Especially at highway speeds when lightly getting on an off throttle. This was during the same visit, but as with the other problem, the service tech could not duplicate the problem. Water leak into drivers side rear floorboard Steering column lock quit working. Automatic steering wheel lock on push button start vehicle. This problem resolved itself and began working properly again. Key not detected (keyless entry and start). Batteries in key fob had been replaced twice, but problem persisted. The problem is intermittent. 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in North Carolina, United States
Apr 2017 - Dec 2018
Oct 2018

17689 mi
Slipping clutch. Release bearing was sporadically applying pressure to the pressure plate and causing the clutch plate to slip. Clutch disc became glazed. New clutch kit and release bearing installed. 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in North Carolina, United States
May 2017 - Jun 2018
Apr 2018

6000 mi
Factory satellite radio goes in and out saying 'No antenna' on the screen. Sometimes it's out for hours, other times days. Dealer investigated but didn't come to any answers. Still researching. 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in District of Columbia, United States
Oct 2017 - Jun 2018
Dec 2017

1000 mi
Clutch squeaks when engaged 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Alaska, United States
Sep 2017 - Jun 2018
Jun 2018

10000 mi
Paint on rear bumper peeling behind wheel wheels. Paint on front bumper brittle and cracked. 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in New York, United States
Mar 2017 - Jun 2018
Dec 2017

6000 mi
rear latch would not return to the down position after opening for the back-up camera. Latch assembly inc. camera replaced under warranty. 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Florida, United States
Jul 2017 - Jun 2018
Nov 2017

3000 mi
Navigation system stopped working—software updated. 

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2017 Volkswagen Golf / GTI 4dr Hatch

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

Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Florida, United States
May 2018 - May 2018
Mar 2018

6500 mi

US $25
Two holes in tire 
Apr 2018

7500 mi

US $25
Another tire needed to be plugged. The all-seasons the car comes with are terrible. 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Massachusetts, United States
Aug 2017 - Jun 2018
Sep 2017

5000 mi
sunroof squeeking. Dealer applied fix 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Texas, United States
Aug 2017 - Jul 2019
May 2019

37000 mi
During 40,000 mile service, tech discovered leaking windshield washer pump. Although outside warranty, Gorman-McCracken VW repaired defect free of charge and gave me a free loaner car for two days. 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Ohio, United States
Dec 2016 - Jun 2018
Oct 2017

11000 mi
This is a very small repair but I thought that VW owners would be interested - our key battery died at 8 months of ownership. It was replaced under warranty no problem - it just seemed odd that the key battery died so quickly. The dealer indicated this was a common problem, so VW may have just got a bunch of old batteries in their key fobs. 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Colorado, United States
Sep 2017 - Jul 2018
Nov 2017

1100 mi
Clutch pedal squeaked when depressed. Dealer eliminated possible causes, first by replacing the return spring followed by the over center spring. Finally dealer replaced clutch pedal assembly. All parts replaced under warranty. Right driver's side window squeaked when window fully pushed up to the top. Dealer cleaned and lubricated top of window, problem resolved 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Michigan, United States
Jun 2017 - Jun 2018
Jan 2018

200 mi
Coolant smell 
Mar 2018

3000 mi
Sunroof rattled itself loose. 
Apr 2018

5000 mi
Adaptive headlights failed. Replaced assembly. Failed again. 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Illinois, United States
Jun 2017 - Jun 2018
Mar 2018

10236 mi
I was getting a crazy rattle by my head. Turns out a seat belt bolt was loose. No more rattling. 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in California, United States
Jan 2017 - Jul 2018
Oct 2017

9108 mi

US $3
Kay fob battery replaced based on computer notification. 
May 2018

12484 mi
I adjusted the sun roof rear height to prevent it from rubbing (and producing a squeak) on an plastic shield that is below the sun roof. The sun roof was adjusted by loosening two torx screws at the rear of the sun roof when open. The driver's side was higher than the passenger side and increasing the height of the passenger side provided enough clearance that no rubbing occurs now. 

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2017 Volkswagen Golf / GTI 4dr Hatch

turbocharged 210hp 2.0L I4 6-speed manual FWD

Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Missouri, United States
Nov 2016 - Jun 2018
Jan 2017 Car was delivered with faulty Bluetooth central unit - dealer will replace whole unit under warranty 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Illinois, United States
Sep 2016 - Oct 2017
May 2017

2500 mi
Reinstalled driver side windshield wiper arm to correct misalignment 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Massachusetts, United States
Oct 2016 - Apr 2019
Aug 2017

9000 mi
Air vents were very smelly. There was a TSB for this; the dealer cleaned the system for free. The smell is lessened but not gone. 

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2017 Volkswagen Golf / GTI 4dr Hatch

turbocharged 170hp 1.8L I4 6-speed shiftable automatic FWD

Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Washington, United States
Sep 2016 - Mar 2019
Apr 2017

2000 mi
Difficulty opening fuel filler door. They replaced the release activator which helped a little but it still doesn't open easily nor consistently. As a result they have ordered an entire fuel door assembly. Hopefully that will resolve the problem. 
Jan 2018

8100 mi
Blind spot warning indicators on exterior mirrors stopped working. Was easily resolved with a software flash. Apparently if something blocks the blind spot sensors in the bumper area for a prolong period of time the system shuts down. In my case, the cause was apparently heavy snow. The good news it that it was a minor problem that was easily fixed. Not so good news was that it was a nuisance to have to take time to go the dealer. I have not idea how common this is with VW/Audi product or other vehicles. But given how common snow is in many parts of the world, this shouldn't happen or there should be an easy DIY reset for the BS monitors. 
Mar 2019

14100 mi
Battery died as I left it on too long while cleaning it. Jump started it and BU cam, radio, and a few other electrical items didn't work. Took to dealer, they set it back to original settings and that did the trick 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Colorado, United States
Oct 2016 - Jan 2019
Dec 2016

1000 mi
Rear cross traffic alert and blind spot monitoring systems were inoperable at delivery. Dealer did not spot the issue prior to delivery. Dealer found crimped wires and repaired. System works now. 
Jan 2017

1200 mi
EPC warning light on highway. Engine cut out immediately. Towed to dealership and diagnosed as faulty fuel injector on cylinder 4. Replaced injector. Dealer removed intake manifold to replace fuel injector from previous trip. Dealer's shop failed to properly reinstall coolant line hose to overflow. Coolant shot all over engine and disabled car. Towed back to dealer for repairs. 
Nov 2017

8000 mi

US $10
Key battery died after less than one year and under 8000 miles. Easy to fix myself but replacement was much earlier than I would have expected. Probably because of the keyless entry system. 
Jan 2019

14000 mi

US $6
Replaced key battery again. Lasts for about one year. 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in New Mexico, United States
Jun 2017 - Apr 2018
Aug 2017

3000 mi
rear traffic alert sensors not working 
Sep 2017

3500 mi
rear traffic sensors not working 
Oct 2017

4000 mi
rear traffic alert sensors replaced 
Nov 2017

7000 mi
Rear traffic alert system 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Wisconsin, United States
Jul 2017 - Jun 2018
Jun 2018

15000 mi
Window regulator needed replacement, under warranty. 

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2017 Volkswagen Golf / GTI 4dr Hatch

turbocharged 170hp 1.8L I4 5-speed manual FWD

Volkswagen Golf / GTI in British Columbia, Canada
Jul 2017 - Jun 2018
Apr 2018

11160 mi
Rear right seat latch has a pop-up unlatched indicator that would not retract. Dealership replaced the latch cover and now it works fine. 

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2017 Volkswagen Golf / GTI 4-door

turbocharged 4-cylinder automated manual AWD

Volkswagen Golf / GTI in California, United States
Dec 2016 - Jul 2018
Mar 2017

4000 mi
Adaptive Cruise Control had error. Dealer re calibrated and now functional. 

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2017 Volkswagen Golf / GTI 2dr Hatch

turbocharged 210hp 2.0L I4 6-speed manual FWD

Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Quebec, Canada
Dec 2016 - Jun 2018
May 2017

3100 mi
position light bulb. took 15-20 minutes. defective bulb. 
Oct 2017

5704 mi
door and sunroof noise. Dealer says weather stripping not warranty, car is not a year old. 
Dec 2017

6944 mi
rear hatch support no longuer able to raise the backdoor 

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2016 Volkswagen Golf / GTI 4dr Wagon

turbocharged 170hp 1.8L I4 6-speed shiftable automatic FWD

Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Texas, United States
Feb 2016 - Jun 2018
Mar 2016

1000 mi
Car was delivered with Blind Spot Warning not functioning. Dealer replaced module J1087 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Georgia, United States
Mar 2016 - Jun 2018
May 2016

2200 mi
Wind noise present since day 1, door seal was replaced and still an issue. 4th time in shop now for repair. CarNet suite works intermittently; hoping this issue is resolved with a refresh or replacement. Frustrating. 
Jun 2016

4000 mi
Trim was misaligned. Appears quieter now. Still observing and can reopen the case if needed. Car Net suite works reliably now that I've gone back to iOS, Car Net did not play nice with Android. 
Jul 2017

26000 mi
EPD light on, car was driving rough. Diagnosed as a computer refresh needed for the main engine. 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Massachusetts, United States
Apr 2016 - May 2017
Oct 2016

9200 mi
Roof leaks during heavy rain. Dealer said issue was due to disconnected drain tubes. Problem not fixed. 
Nov 2016

10300 mi
Sunroof leak fix attempted again by dealer. Headliner and A-pillars replaced. Problem appears to be resolved. 
Feb 2017

15000 mi
Roof leaking again. Dealer determined water was coming in where the windshield meets the roof, not at the sunroof. New windshield, headliner, and A-pillar installed. 
Mar 2017

16000 mi
4th water leak. Drivers side visor and A-pillar, plus hatch full of water and rear of headliner wet. VWoA replacing car with a new model. 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Texas, United States
Sep 2015 - Mar 2016
Oct 2015 Sunroof did not close properly. Dealer changed adaptation settings and corrected the issue. 
Dec 2015

5000 mi
Fuel gauge extremely inaccurate, under estimates tank capacity. No fix available. 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Maine, United States
Dec 2015 - Jun 2018
Apr 2016

5800 mi
Airbag light on; Rowe VW pulled code PB100B1B; replaced overlay harness 
Jul 2016

10700 mi
Replaced infotainment control unit, 5F module 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in California, United States
Feb 2016 - Oct 2018
Aug 2016

4000 mi
A/C weak on very hots days. Dealer found TSB for N280 valve. Replaced valve and recharged system. All OK. 
Nov 2016

6100 mi
Early on, noticed a slow steady drop in coolant level and a coolant smell after shut down. Dealer inspected engine for leaks and found none. Coolant tank requires 8 ounces of coolant every 6 months. Read on True Delta of leaks from thermostat and/or water pump. Returning vehicle to have those items inspected. 
Oct 2018

27776 mi
Small rattle traced to loose wring harness under front passenger seat. Trim on driver's door grab handle replaced due to bubbling. 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Virginia, United States
Feb 2016 - Sep 2018
Apr 2016

1500 mi
replace headlight system cracked at delivery. discovered by washing the car before taking delivery, something my grandfather, a Buick dealer, taught me to do. 
Sep 2016

8000 mi
engine light on intermittenly.Code p202500, indicating leaking evaporative emission sensor. replaced fuel tank leak detection control module Car occassionally downshifts too early, resulting in a loud clunk. 
Nov 2016

9400 mi
check engine light kept coming on randomly. after many hours checking systems it was found to be caused by a faulty t17 connector at pin 9 and 11 on the engine control module. Essentially a loose wire. retightened pin 11. rattles from back. appears to be license plate assembly. extra bolts added. 
Apr 2017

12000 mi
rattle from rear continues. Finally located noise in tool kit with two tools rapping against each other. 
Mar 2018

28000 mi
rattles continue to get worse and now strange squeaks that appear to be shocks or shock mounts have become present. New buzzing noise from passenger side. Dealer says when a service rep drives it he can't find any rattles. 
Sep 2018

34000 mi
Thermostat housing replaced. Water pump replaced 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Texas, United States
Oct 2015 - Jun 2018
Dec 2017

22800 mi
Water Pump was leaking, Water Pump replaced under warranty 
Jun 2018

28000 mi
Right front low beam headlight was occasionally not operating properly 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Indiana, United States
Sep 2016 - Jun 2018
Jun 2018

24000 mi
Reset connection between gear select and transmission to clear a dash indicator. 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Colorado, United States
Sep 2015 - May 2019
Nov 2015 Paint was peeling on bumper where it meet body. Dealer repainted, gave me aloaner. 
Jun 2017

12000 mi
Bumper paint was peeling again where rear bumper meets body. I was told shop had seen this before. Probably too close a fit and bumper rubs over bumps. Compressor was defective. Temperature at vents would vary widely due to sticky valve. 
Dec 2017

15000 mi
Switch in tranny was giving error message. Tranny was pulled and switch replaced under warranty. It would have run $900 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Virginia, United States
Sep 2016 - Jun 2018
Apr 2018

10000 mi
Oil leak. Warranty repair ($600). Replaced 2 part oil pan & sensors. 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Connecticut, United States
Apr 2016 - Jun 2018
Oct 2017

17000 mi
Transmission box caused the sensor to read that there was a transmission problem, that was a false read 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Alabama, United States
Mar 2016 - Dec 2017
Jun 2017

19000 mi
Android Auto stopped working. Dealer wanted me to drop off my car and my phone (honestly...) for a day so they could diagnose. Did a full system reset and started over myself. This is the second time I have had to do this. I don't know what is causing the issue, but the dealer has no interest in looking at it. 
Sep 2017

23000 mi
Low coolant light activated. Confirmed coolant was low. Dealer said they pressure tested the system and could not find a leak. No action taken. I asked where the coolant could be going with no answer. Dealer returned reservoir with coolant over fill line. Subsequent oil analysis shows no coolant in the oil. Coolant level still dropping. 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in California, United States
Aug 2015 - Jun 2018
Jul 2017

30000 mi
EPC light turbo pressure sensor 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Washington, United States
Jan 2016 - Jun 2018
Mar 2016

1000 mi
Car-Net module was not functional, from new. 

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2016 Volkswagen Golf / GTI 4dr Wagon

turbocharged 170hp 1.8L I4 5-speed manual FWD

Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Ontario, Canada
Apr 2016 - Jun 2018
Jun 2016

620 mi
Rear door locks inoperative since driving off the lot. Dealer found loose connection in door panel and fixed. Sunroof pinch protection was too sensitive and roof would not auto close. Dealer adjusted sensitivity, works well now. 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Maryland, United States
Oct 2015 - Oct 2017
Mar 2017

21000 mi
Suction pump replacement per TSB. No issues observed prior to repair. 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Washington, United States
Oct 2015 - Jun 2018
Jan 2017

7200 mi
Climate control system (manual) malfunction. A/C pump staying on and icing up the heat exchanger. 

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2016 Volkswagen Golf / GTI 4dr Hatch

turbocharged 300hp 2.0L I4 6-speed automated manual AWD

Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Quebec, Canada
Jun 2015 - Jun 2018
Mar 2017

12400 mi
CEL - P2185. Dealer diagnosed as faulty coolant temp sensor. Coolant temp sensor was replaced under warranty. 
Aug 2017

14839 mi
Problem: Recurring P11A6 CEL. Diagnosed by dealer as Cam adjuster cylinder 2 - loose connection. Connector was reconnected properly. 
Oct 2017

15500 mi
Previously reported CEL P11A6 returned. Dealer tracked it down to faulty Camshaft Actuators on one cylinder. Replaced under warranty. 

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2016 Volkswagen Golf / GTI 4dr Hatch

turbocharged 292hp 2.0L I4 6-speed manual AWD

Volkswagen Golf / GTI in California, United States
Apr 2016 - May 2017
Dec 2016

10000 mi
Low oil level... 3rd time it happens, they can't explain why engine is burning through oil 
Mar 2017

13000 mi
the car is burning through oil for some reason. Dealer cant seem to figure it out either, this is the 4th time, they always say the car is fine, yet I tend to go back every 3500 miles or so because the oil light turns on. First time it came on, dealer said they probably didn't check it correctly. Second time they just called it a fluke in relation to the first time. Oil change was done at 9500 miles (VW states every 10K), Oil like came on again at 11500 miles... then they said the tech probably didn't properly fill it at oil change. Came on AGAIN at 13600 miles, and they initiated an oil consumption test, which came back reading normal. ARG!!! 
May 2017

16000 mi
Oil consumption 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Florida, United States
Mar 2016 - Jun 2018
Aug 2016

5000 mi
Rear window washer nozzle dribbled fluid for no reason. Car did not recognize presence of key fob inside car and would not start. 
Feb 2017

10000 mi
Center console cubby bin door lost one rubber cushion. Replaced bin under warranty. 
Feb 2018

21527 mi
Car would not start and all electrical systems (displays, lights, windows, etc.) would not function. Attempted to jump-start; displays and windows would work, but the starter wouldn't crank and the info display showed numerous system errors. Trailered the car to the dealer, who replaced the battery and reset settings as required. Battery was replaced under warranty. 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Indiana, United States
Oct 2015 - Jun 2018
Jun 2017

17000 mi
Various glitches caused by early version of infotainment software. Updated software version. 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Illinois, United States
Oct 2015 - Sep 2016
Feb 2016

3300 mi
Exterior B-pillar trim was cracking 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Ohio, United States
Mar 2016 - Jun 2018
Sep 2017

17000 mi
Drivers side window Express up/down not holding programming. 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Florida, United States
Nov 2015 - Jun 2018
Mar 2017

18000 mi
Oil leak in rear differential. The differential had to be replaced under warranty. 
Apr 2017

18000 mi
Power window switch difficult to modulate. Affected all four windows operated by driver. 
Jun 2018

35000 mi
Backup camera fails to work sometimes. Service department reflashed software. I noticed an odor of coolant after starting car. Dealer replaced thermostat gasket. 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Texas, United States
Nov 2015 - Jun 2018
Sep 2017

16000 mi
Battery failed. Part is not in the US and a temporary battery has been fitted until a BEM battery arrives from Germany in October. 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Ontario, Canada
Apr 2016 - Mar 2019
Jun 2018

13020 mi

C $80
Rear brake rotors started to became noticeably rusty within 6 months of vehicle delivery in 2015. Finally decided to clean off the rust and repaint with a heat resistant silver caliper paint as the rust had become a very noticeable eyesore. Cost = hire of hoist (rear wheels removed to provide access) plus cost of paint. 
Mar 2019

16740 mi
Solenoids on the rear dampers rusting out. Not covered under warranty as considered "fair wear and tear". No fault codes. Not replaced ($583 each). Problem first noticed in 2018 after vehicle being on the road for only two Canadian winters. 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Texas, United States
May 2016 - Jun 2018
Jun 2016

1000 mi
Backup camera intermittent failure, camera replaced Replaced backup camera 
Oct 2016

3000 mi
Back-up camera intermittently fails. Replaced camera module. Issue went away temporarily, but camera started intermittently failing again. 
Mar 2017

5000 mi
Back-up camera intermittently fails. Applied updated to camera module. 
Feb 2018

12000 mi
Backup camera, intermittent failure. 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in New York, United States
Nov 2015 - Jun 2018
Feb 2018

30000 mi

US $3000
Clutch replaced. I installed an APR Stage 1 (low torque) chip tune and the clutch started to slip under high acceleration. So I upgraded the clutch lining and pressure plate to a TTRS version. So it may count as a performance upgrade. 

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2016 Volkswagen Golf / GTI 4dr Hatch

turbocharged 292hp 2.0L I4 6-speed automated manual AWD

Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Arizona, United States
Apr 2016 - Jun 2018
Dec 2016

11000 mi
Rear windows had been squeaking excessively since obtaining the car. Asked VW to look into it and both rear door seals apparently need replacing as they are defective from the factory. Waiting for parts from Canada currently. 
Mar 2017

16000 mi
Rear window door seals were replaced after waiting a couple months for parts. Excessive squeaking rolling windows up and down is no longer present. Cooling system warning came on indicating low coolant level. Brought car into dealership to investigate and was likely related to air in lines from manufacture. Level was topped off, codes cleared and car was deemed fine. Has not re-occurred. 
Jun 2017

20300 mi
Car would not start and all electrical power was out. Was able to jump start it to get it to the dealer. Battery had gone bad in only ~20K miles and 14 months. Was replaced under bumper to bumper warranty. 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Florida, United States
Feb 2018 - May 2018
Apr 2018

12000 mi
cruise control and backup camera system errors 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in British Columbia, Canada
Apr 2016 - Sep 2018
May 2016 Plastic rattle that was diagnosed to emanate from the roof console aft of the rear view mirror and housing the interior ceiling lights 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Maryland, United States
Mar 2016 - Mar 2018
May 2016

1200 mi
DSG transmission failure. Dealer had whole new DSG transmission shipped from Germany and installed. 
Feb 2018

19000 mi
Evaporator purge valve failed and was replaced under warranty. 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Wisconsin, United States
Aug 2018 - Sep 2018
Sep 2018

18000 mi

US $200
I brought the car in for a buyer inspection. There is a noise coming from the right side of the car. I thought it might be something related to wheel bearing or axle. The mechanic inspected it thoroughly, identified the noise, but could not find the source. He suspects it might be a weldment or other issue with a subframe. I'm going to bring it into the dealer and see what they have to say. 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Michigan, United States
May 2017 - Jun 2018
Nov 2017

27000 mi
Front suspension creak, especially when cold, going over speed bumps and other road imperfections. Tech couldn't reproduce. Drove with tech, and he heard noise. Was told they would call for repair. Never called. 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Massachusetts, United States
Mar 2018 - Jun 2018
May 2018

34000 mi

US $30
Replaced A-Pillar trim due to fabric coming loose from plastic trim. Replaced rattling driver's side airbag assembly (in steering wheel) Re-coded ECU to fix driver's window auto up/down feature 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Alabama, United States
Jul 2015 - Sep 2018
Mar 2016

10000 mi
Low coolant warning light came on. Smell of coolant near front of engine. Dealer attempted to top off, but upon opening the tank, fluid expanded. 2nd occurrence on a road trip, topped off myself with distilled water. Possible air bubble. Drove through major standstorm, causing many chips in paint and windshield, some down to metal. Obtained estimate from body shop of $2k or higher, and elected to purchase touch-up paint instead to resolve problem. Performed radiator inspect. 
Sep 2016

17000 mi
Horns became inoperative after driving through heavy rain with puddles not otherwise too deep for the car. Low-tone became completely inoperative, leaving only high tone. Dealer opted to replace both horns. Backup camera has wavy lines in video, like bad connection. Driver's seat had foam bits underneath, as if seat pad was falling apart. Dealer replaced lower foam pad and left bolster. Left bolster had torn free from base, and was rubbing apart, leaving foam pieces on floor. Maybe how I enter/exit car 
Feb 2017

25000 mi
Premature battery failure at 18 months/24,534 miles. Battery would not take a charge, and could not start vehicle. 
May 2017

30071 mi
HD Radio stations occasionally do not tune at radio power up. Changing stations restores audio. Dealer updated head unit software from 0241 to 0247 version. Backup camera flickers when first activated when hot. Intensifies with vibration (including engine exhaust sound). Dealer attempted fix via software update under warranty, however I suspect a loose video connection. Suspension creaking sound over speed bumps. Dealer attempted to reproduce, but used speed tables at moderate speed and could not reproduced. Called problem "normal". Driver's power window occasionally forgets auto up/down limits, requiring a reset. Dealer tested unit, and could not reproduce, declaring no fault found. 
Jun 2017

30274 mi
Haldex AWD unit stopped functioning. The condition existed for 2-3 weeks in that rear wheels were not engaging in low-traction situations. Fault code was triggered after a launch control start spun the front wheels. Dealer replaced unit (OCQ525010F) with revised part (0CQ525010H), along with associated non-reusable bolts and fluids. Time in shop was waiting for the differental part to arrive from Canada. 
May 2018

35800 mi
Chrome trim in front of gear shift peeling and creates sharp edges, safety risk Backup camera flicker 
Sep 2018

38850 mi

US $162
Battery diminished quickly, requiring two jump starts on road trip. This was a replacement of a previous "warranty replacement" battery. Non-OEM battery used this time. 

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2016 Volkswagen Golf / GTI 4dr Hatch

turbocharged 220hp 2.0L I4 6-speed manual FWD

Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Illinois, United States
Oct 2015 - Jun 2018
Jan 2016

14300 mi
Hatch door was rubbing on rear bumper cover, causing scratches. Bumper replaced under warranty. Dealer cites "wave" in bumper cover as cause for scratching. 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Connecticut, United States
Jan 2016 - Jun 2018
Feb 2017

3700 mi
Fuel level sensor failure immediately following fuel filler recall fix; not confirmed if this was due to faulty repairs. Fuel gauge got stuck around half tank and car ran out of gas on the road. Keyfob battery died after just 11 months of ownership. Replaced under warranty. Key fob battery failed just 1 week after it was replaced. Dealer cited the possibility of a faulty battery, and replaced it again Key fob battery failed for 3rd time in as many weeks. Dealer spent a day examining fob and car but could not find cause. Battery replaced again even though I insisted that the battery is not the root cause, as it is unlikely that multiple batteries would be faulty. 
Mar 2017

4000 mi
Key fob battery failed for the fourth time in four weeks. After another full day in the shop dealer agreed that the key fob was faulty, and replaced it. However the item had to be ordered and took several days to arrive. 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Illinois, United States
Aug 2015 - Apr 2017
Apr 2017

15000 mi
Moon roof not closing correctly, leaking water into car. Reset system. 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Georgia, United States
Dec 2015 - May 2018
Nov 2016

5000 mi
Under TSB replace fuel pump. No symptoms of a problem with it. Replace Oil & Filter. Fixed sunroof rattle (loose glass). Sunroof was rattling. took car 3 times before dealer finally admitting to it and fix it. the glass was loose. 
Dec 2016

6000 mi
Key fob needed new battery. replace under warranty. First time that I needed to replace the battery in less then a year I have the car! 
Jun 2017

7901 mi
Sunroof was rattling again. This time they replace the retaining bolts instead of just tighten them up.  Also a loose panel in the passenger footwell was fixed. 
Mar 2018

11000 mi
So they replace the frame of the sunroof because they found out that it was cracked from the factory. So they got the factory to send the parts and the vendor to replace it. 
May 2018

12000 mi
After they change the frame and supposedly fixed the sunroof and it was quite for a few days and then started rattling again. So I got VW to buy the car back. This was my second GTI that had the same issue. The other one was the first 2007 4 door in Northeast (Jersey) with same issue that was also return. Other the this the car is very good. 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Florida, United States
Feb 2016 - Jun 2018
Jan 2018

14720 mi
Sunroof. SLIGHT leak—observed only inside passenger visor vanity mirror! Turned out there was recall, so sunroof was resealed in some way. 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Texas, United States
Oct 2015 - Jun 2018
May 2016

6000 mi
After one attempt at Hendrick VW of Frisco, had to go to Rusty Wallis VW. Some dealers are very unhelpful/poorly trained. Hendrick has below average customer service despite being a huge flagship dealer.rnCamera kept getting stuck. Replaced. 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Florida, United States
Feb 2018 - Jun 2018
Jun 2018

23000 mi
Noise coming from driver front when hitting bumps. Front struts and sway bar links replaced. Tires rotated. 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Ohio, United States
Jun 2016 - Jun 2018
Nov 2016

9700 mi
Sunroof rattle when closed. Internet forum suggested lubing rear seal which fixed rattle. 
Apr 2017

18000 mi
Sunroof rattle examined by VW of America (VWoA) representatives (engineers and Mexican plant rep) at my local VW dealer to develop a solution, but sunroof still rattles. They continue to look for a solution for this common Mk7 Golf/GTI problem. Lube no longer works. Although issue not fixed, EXCELLENT customer service by VWoA! 
Jun 2017

21000 mi
Sunroof rattle, multiple interior rattles 
Jul 2017

24000 mi
DIY attempt to fix sunroof rattle. Removed sunroof, removed plastic shield over sunroof motor and reinstalled sunroof. Rattle fixed! 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Wisconsin, United States
Apr 2018 - Jun 2018
Jun 2018

36000 mi
Bad strut mount. Replaced under warranty. 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Pennsylvania, United States
Sep 2015 - Jun 2018
Jul 2017

7700 mi
Broken center console lever vibrated from 3-4K RPM. Dealer replaced under warranty. 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in New York, United States
Jun 2015 - Jul 2019
Mar 2016 Rough ride for past several months. After jacking car up, noticed that the dealer left shipping strut pucks in. Asked for suspension inspection and removal of pucks. Settings for bluetooth in radio couldn't be changed. Software update resolved problem. 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in New York, United States
Jan 2016 - Jun 2018
Sep 2016

4000 mi
the switch for the sunroof did not work correctly. Problem took 2 trips since part had to be ordered. 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Massachusetts, United States
Aug 2016 - Jun 2018
Apr 2018

22000 mi
MIL on. Needed an actuator for cylinder 2 valve. It intermittently failed turning on MIL 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Minnesota, United States
Sep 2015 - Dec 2018
Oct 2015 Engine went into limp mode. Dealer diagnosed bad oil pressure sensor and replaced. Problem recurred two days after leaving shop. Car still in shop (Trip 2) for further repairs. Engine went into limp mode again. Dealer called factory and they jointly diagnosed failed/failing crankshaft thrust bearing. Complete long block was replaced under warranty. 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Colorado, United States
May 2016 - Feb 2018
Dec 2017

13000 mi
batteries in both keys died. 

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2016 Volkswagen Golf / GTI 4dr Hatch

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

Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Washington, United States
Nov 2015 - Jun 2018
Dec 2016

7000 mi
Coolant Pump Leaked. Quickly fixed and replaced. 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in New Jersey, United States
Feb 2016 - Apr 2018
Feb 2016

9000 mi
sunroof rattling. 
Jun 2017

34500 mi
sunroof rattling and fixed with VW service bulletin 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in California, United States
Oct 2015 - Sep 2016
Nov 2015 Electronics: Adaptive Cruise Control, Front Assist, Infotainment, and Smart Key 
Dec 2015

1000 mi
Electronics: Adaptive Cruise Control, Front Assist, Infotainment, and Smart Key 
Jan 2016

1800 mi
Infotainment and Smart Key malfunctions 
Feb 2016

3600 mi
Driver Assist (ACC, Front Assist, Collission Avoidance), Infotainment, and Smart Key 
Mar 2016

6000 mi
Driver Assist (ACC, Front Assist, Collission Avoidance), Infotainment, and Smart Key 
May 2016

7700 mi
Driver Assist (ACC, Front Assist, Collission Avoidance), Infotainment, and Smart Key 
Jun 2016

10000 mi
Driver Assist (ACC, Front Assist, Collission Avoidance), Infotainment, and Smart Key 
Jul 2016

10300 mi
Infotainment: MIB II with CarPlay and Sirius 
Sep 2016

12000 mi
Problems with infotainment and driver assist never resolved. 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Maryland, United States
Nov 2015 - Jul 2018
Jun 2016

6000 mi
Waterleaked into passenger foot well due to loose trim in hood. 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in New Mexico, United States
Jun 2016 - Jun 2018
Jul 2017

9000 mi
Charcoal canister replacement under warranty NHTSA Campaign Number: 16V647000 Fuel/evap system suction pump replaced under warranty as part of recall Have noticed coolant smell emanating from engine bay when warm since new. Coolant level has slowly decreased. Dealership perfromed leakdown test and could not find a leak in the cooling system. Also, they performed a visual inspection of the cooling system and could find no evidence of a leak. They topped off the coolant reservoir and advised me that it is not unusual for vehicles with pressurized coolant systems to smell of coolant without an obvious leak. I will monitor the vehicle's coolant use and report back if more work is done. 
Mar 2018

13500 mi
The rear suspension started making a slight, intermittent clattering/clunking noise in Q4 2017. Took car to the dealership to diagnose. Dealer tech acted like he couldn't hear the noise. Left the car for 3 days, returned on 3rd day and was told that noise could not be heard. Took dealer tech for a ride and pointed out the noise, at which point he admitted he could hear it. Dealer service advisor claimed that noise came from rear shock, but were advised by VAG to only replace 1 shock. Was told shock would be special ordered and I would be contacted when it came in. This was over a month ago. Have decided to replace both rear shocks with aftermarket units. Asked dealership (different VW dealership from last time) to diagnose coolant smell issue. Service tech claimed he could not smell the coolant smell. It is obvious VAG does not have any interest in fixing this issue. I will take my car to my independent mechanic from this point forward. A warranty is worthless if the company will not honor it. 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in California, United States
Apr 2017 - Jun 2018
Feb 2018

15000 mi
Fixed shift surround which peeled up and was cutting skin 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Texas, United States
Apr 2016 - Jul 2018
Jul 2018

15100 mi
I smelled coolant and noticed my coolant level was decreasing over time. I had to re-fill coolant several times in the past few months. The dealer found that the car was leaking coolant and had to replace the thermostat. The dealer installed a sunroof water channel repair kit. 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Virginia, United States
Oct 2015 - Jun 2018
Feb 2018

17000 mi
Leaky sunroof. July update: Hasn't been fixed yet. I won't be taking it in for another few months. I just don't go out in the rain for the time being. 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Georgia, United States
Oct 2017 - Jun 2018
Feb 2018

13 mi
Dealer can't recreate, but water entered the interior and soaked the headliner. 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in California, United States
Feb 2016 - Jun 2018
Oct 2016

1000 mi
Sunroof squeaked, rattled, sunshade broke out of rails, which was fixed, then TSB applied, then entire frame and sunroof needed to be replaced. But now map lights don't work. 
Nov 2016

1500 mi
Incessant rattling and buzzing sound from overhead console (esp. with Soundaktor active). Headliner rattling and creaking. Headliner replaced for 3rd time. Also, dealer-caused scratches and nicks on trim necessitated replacement of trim. 
Apr 2017

4211 mi
Driver's seat rocking back and forth, shifting left and right during cornering. Seat anchor bolts were lose, dealer tightened bolts. Incessant plasticky creaking noise from passenger side/A-pillar when temperature is below 60 degrees. Creaking increases when turning steering wheel, after parking on steep hill, or driving over broken roads. Problem not fixed as temp is too high when dealership is open and they cannot duplicate. 
May 2017

4700 mi
Driver seat shifting still after several trips to tighten bolts, entire seat frame replaced under warranty. Incessant creaking near front passenger A pillar continues, esp. over uneven roads and every time steering wheel is turned left/right. 
Jan 2018

8200 mi
Head unit and media unit would unexpectedly and with increasing frequency shut off (crash, blank screen, would not restart on own, requiring 15 second reboot). Both units were swapped for new ones. Lock button on front passenger door failed. 
Mar 2018

9000 mi
Incessant and constant creaking from front passenger door. Put a towel on the upper hinge that reduced noise. Dealership diagnosed loose door strap and tightened. Not fixed. Loose electric driver seat, occasionally shifting forward and sideways when making turns or stopping. 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Illinois, United States
Mar 2016 - Apr 2017
Feb 2017

4000 mi
Water leak from sunroof. The black area around the sunroof was replaced. No water leak since. 

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2016 Volkswagen Golf / GTI 4dr Hatch

turbocharged 210hp 2.0L I4 6-speed manual FWD

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

35000 mi
Window switch 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Florida, United States
Jan 2016 - Jan 2019
Aug 2016

7000 mi
Horn stopped working.. dealer replaced both drivers under warranty. 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Illinois, United States
Mar 2017 - Jul 2018
Mar 2018

29000 mi

US $800
Bought bad gas with a high water content (It was Shell V-Power Supreme). Ruined fuel pump. VW refused to cover it, predictably and somewhat understandably. Shell station reimbursed me within a week. Great car otherwise. 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in New York, United States
Nov 2015 - Jun 2018
May 2016

2600 mi
Engine will shake after warm in a complete stop, problem will come on and off. Dealer couldnt find anything.I decided to change the gas from BPto Shell.Now works better.Does notshake as before. 93 oct allthetime.Dealerwould notrecomd anythin 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in California, United States
Dec 2015 - Jan 2016
Dec 2015

4000 mi
Drivers side door would not sit flush with the rest of the car when closed. Slightly raised when the door was closed. 
Jan 2016

4000 mi
Infotainment System is in an infinite boot loop. Dealership tried updating software per a recall, but unit would restart halfway during the software upgrade. A new unit has been ordered from Germany, with an ETA of 2 weeks. 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in District of Columbia, United States
Jun 2016 - Jun 2018
Feb 2017

9000 mi
Thud and moaning sounds from front suspension. Dealer "could not duplicate." Still does it. Trying a new dealership at next service. 
Mar 2018

18000 mi
This was for a service bulletin related to the sunroof. Time to repair was a 2 day so delayed repair. Not experiencing any issues. 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in California, United States
Sep 2015 - Jun 2018
Sep 2016

10000 mi
Software update for infotainment system 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Florida, United States
Mar 2016 - Jun 2018
Jun 2016

8000 mi
Car needed 22 oz. of oil at 7940 miles prior to the recommended 10,000 mile maintenance/oil change. 
Dec 2016

16000 mi
MIB II software update. 
Oct 2017

27400 mi

US $155
OEM battery would no longer hold a charge 1 day short of 2 years from purchase. Battery was replaced. 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Virginia, United States
Jun 2016 - Aug 2017
Aug 2017

16000 mi
A small crack developed in the plastic trim on the roof that surrounds the sunroof. The dealer worked with a body shop to repair it. The process involved removing the headliner followed by removing and repairing the entire sunroof assembly. The total cost of repair is unknown, since it was covered by the warranty. Due to the extended amount of time required for the roof trim repair, VW bought the car back and I purchased a new GTI. 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Washington, United States
Mar 2016 - Dec 2017
Aug 2016

4000 mi
Sunroof rattles, squeaks & rough operation Fuel tank would not fill completely if the nozzle was on a high flow setting. 
Feb 2017

10200 mi
Fuel suction pump recall 

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2016 Volkswagen Golf / GTI 4dr Hatch

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

Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Georgia, United States
Nov 2015 - Jun 2018
Jan 2016

2200 mi
Front bumper airbag sensor became disconnected and triggered an airbag alert 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Quebec, Canada
Oct 2015 - Sep 2016
Jul 2016

5360 mi
Sunroof leaked. Frame had a crack in it 
Sep 2016

7440 mi
Window whistle when driving on highway and front windows make ticking noises when they are fully closed and when the car flexes 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in California, United States
Jul 2016 - Aug 2019
Feb 2017

3600 mi
Noise above 75mph. Found faulty front driver wheel bearing. Replaced under warranty 
Mar 2018

17000 mi
Replaced shifter assembly under warranty due to error / fault on dash 
Jan 2019

31000 mi
Turbo intake hose (PCV) leaking. Replaced under warranty 
Jul 2019

35900 mi
Shifter trim came loose. Dealer replaced the complete assembly. 
Aug 2019

36000 mi
Leaking thermostat assembly. Dealer replaced the thermostat, Water pump, hoses, and seals. Pressure tested OK. Oil leak from the Turbo. Dealer removed and replaced exhaust manifold turbo assembly with a brand new unit, changed all new hardware, coolant hoses and seals. Took more than anticipated because of parts availability and final assembly. 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Nevada, United States
Jan 2016 - Mar 2018
Jun 2017

12000 mi
Sunroof making rattling/clicking noise when driving. Dealer fixed the problem through a VW TSB but the noise returned after a few weeks. 
Nov 2017

14000 mi
Battery failed less than 2 years after purchase. Replaced under warranty. 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Illinois, United States
Aug 2015 - Jun 2018
Apr 2016

5500 mi
Android Auto was not working properly. Dealer installed update. Update to radio software was faulty. Dealer re-installed software update and bluetooth problems resolved. 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Pennsylvania, United States
Jun 2016 - Apr 2018
Jan 2017 The head unit is malfunctioning - periodic reboots, blue screen, no display with sound, now it tries to multiple times and shuts off completely. No display, radio, bluetooth, or backup camera work. Awaiting replacement (on backorder) 
Mar 2017

15000 mi
The oil filler cap was defective and was never attached properly from the factory. They had to order a replacement and I could not drive the car until it was fixed. 
Apr 2017

14000 mi
The entire head unit was defective and needed to be replaced. Under warranty. 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in California, United States
Sep 2015 - Jun 2018
Feb 2016

3400 mi
Software Update to the infotainment system and replaced driver door handle and switch. The door locks were not behaving right and I was told that both the handle switch and the software needed to be updated. Service bulletin to quiet rattle in the sunroof 
Sep 2017

16000 mi
Service bulletin for the sunroof. Not previously aware of any problem, no leak. I'll let you know about the sunroof when it rains really hard! 
Apr 2018

20000 mi
Water pump was failing. 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Ohio, United States
Jul 2016 - Jun 2018
May 2018

21155 mi
The left front wheel bearing went bad. Dealer replaced under warranty. They didn't have the part, so the car was in the shop for 2 consecutive days. 

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2016 Volkswagen Golf / GTI 4dr Hatch

turbocharged 170hp 1.8L I4 6-speed shiftable automatic FWD

Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Wisconsin, United States
Feb 2016 - Jun 2018
May 2017

24500 mi
Engine developed a ticking sound that varied with RPM. Dealer said it was a loose torque converter bolt, repaired under warranty. 
Jun 2018

48000 mi
Sunroof drain holes plugged, probably by tree seed fluff. Cleaned out with compressed air. 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Connecticut, United States
Apr 2017 - Oct 2017
Oct 2017

18800 mi
replaced left rear passenger window regulator 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in New Hampshire, United States
Jul 2016 - Jun 2018
Dec 2017

24000 mi

US $400
Faulty radiator hose causing slow fluid leak. 
May 2018

30000 mi
Water leak around the front visor and pillars due to sunroof drain plug recall. Fixed issue and tried to clean the brown spots away but could not, so they ordered a new headliner unit for the interior. 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Missouri, United States
Mar 2016 - May 2018
Feb 2018

11000 mi
tsb...strengthen sunroof...dealer initiated...quick and easy 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in British Columbia, Canada
Dec 2016 - Mar 2018
Sep 2016

1240 mi
not able to duplicate the problem, also replaced car key as it constantly show 'battery needs to be replaced'. Need to visit the dealership again as the other car key is showing the same symptoms and only one key can be replaced at once. 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Michigan, United States
Jun 2016 - Jun 2018
Dec 2016

11000 mi
Coil pack went bad, replaced promptly. Sunroof started leaking. 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in California, United States
Jun 2016 - Sep 2018
Dec 2016

6000 mi
CarPlay connector defective. 
May 2018

26000 mi
Rear hatch leaked. Leak repaired and headliner cleaned. 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Manitoba, Canada
Sep 2016 - Jun 2018
Oct 2016 Back up camera was not working, new module was install. 
Jan 2018

13020 mi
Cooling system was leaking from water pump, new water pump and gasket was installed. 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Illinois, United States
Apr 2016 - Jun 2018
Sep 2016

5000 mi
EPC warning came for 2nd time. Engine very sluggish dealer stated engine oil is overfilled. Questioning if I have done it? It is new car with only 5000 miles no reason to top off engine oil Metal bezel on transmission cover next to storage had sharp metal edge caused hand to caught and bleed. Notified the problem to dealer and it was replaced under warranty 
Jun 2017

14000 mi
Manufacturer's recall 
Sep 2017

16000 mi
transmission shifter was replaced under warranty. "Transmission Error" message on diagnostics 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in New York, United States
Jan 2016 - Jun 2017
May 2017

24000 mi
Sun roof leak 
Jun 2017

24000 mi
Shifter assembly had to be replaced due to bad contacts causing transmission error codes 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Quebec, Canada
Sep 2015 - Jun 2018
Apr 2017

26660 mi
Water leak inside of the car via sunroof. Turned out to be a known problem with a TSB issued. Dealer replaced defective parts and replaced insulation in car too because of water damage. (Also had my windshield wipers (front) replaced). 
Feb 2018

48360 mi
Keyless start faulty message on dash. Problem tracked to defective electrical harness in front passenger door. Repair took only a couple of hours but had to wait a day to get piece shipped from Toronto (to Montreal). 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in California, United States
Feb 2016 - Oct 2016
Jul 2016

8000 mi
No washer fluid spraying, no low fluid light. Discovered no fluid level sensor on this model. Dealer checked for faults and reset defaults. Issue appeared resolved. Creaking from rear windows when raising. Seals lubed. 
Sep 2016

9000 mi
Rear windows creaking when rolled up only after sitting in the sun. Dealer verified after 1.5 weeks replace both rear window regulators 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Florida, United States
Sep 2015 - Dec 2017
Apr 2016

5300 mi
Infotainment software update 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Virginia, United States
Nov 2015 - Mar 2017
Jan 2016

2000 mi
Infotainment system frequently cuts out with Bluetooth connections, and has recently started shutting the screen off. 
Mar 2016

6000 mi
Infotainment issues came back, dealer reflashed software after saying previous attempt failed. Issue still occurring. 
Sep 2016

15000 mi
Infotainment issues. The dealer took an infotainment unit out of another Golf and replaced ours. 
Oct 2016

15800 mi
Car was throwing EPC warning light and cutting power. Took to dealer, managed to recreate issue after a couple of weeks of driving. VW of America has advised at least 2 month to develop fix. 

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2016 Volkswagen Golf / GTI 4dr Hatch

turbocharged 170hp 1.8L I4 5-speed manual FWD

Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Minnesota, United States
Jun 2016 - Jul 2018
Jul 2017

18000 mi
Metallic plating was flaking off the shift knob near the top of the shift boot. Knob replaced under warranty. 
Jul 2018

33000 mi
I noted several instances in which the passenger seat occupancy sensor would cause the "fasten seatbelt" indicator and chime to come on when the seat was empty. Dealership said they checked the sensor and while they acknowledged it to be very sensitive, stated it was operating properly. 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Quebec, Canada
Jul 2015 - Jan 2018
Dec 2015

4960 mi
Loose underbody cladding due to two loose screws. Secured by dealer but rattle returned 2,days later. 
Apr 2016

9900 mi
Loose underbody cladding. Replaced missing fastener. 

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2016 Volkswagen Golf / GTI 4dr Hatch

115-horsepower Electric 1-speed automatic FWD

Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Texas, United States
Jul 2016 - Jun 2018
Apr 2018

13000 mi
Change oil light came on. Knew it didn't need an oil change. Dealership reset the light. 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in California, United States
Oct 2015 - Jun 2018
Nov 2015 "Car-Net" system light was red, indicating malfunction. The Car-Net system itself was working properly, except for the indicator light. Car-Net roof antenna was replaced, light now green. 
Feb 2016

4000 mi
Infotainment system malfunction - navigation, "App-Connect" system, bluetooth & voice commands all broken, with inscrutable error messages. Dealer service took 3 days to diagnose & determine a fix. Finally reset the system, works now. 

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2016 Volkswagen Golf / GTI 2dr Hatch

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

Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Ontario, Canada
Jun 2017 - Jul 2018
Mar 2018

18600 mi
Sunroof squeaking when fully closed 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in California, United States
Jul 2015 - Jun 2018
Aug 2017

6000 mi
When wheels turned hard right, clicking noise. They used the replace parts approach. First, changed right half shaft. Still had click. Called in factory rep. Replaced steering rack, which was successful. 

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2016 Volkswagen Golf / GTI 2dr Hatch

turbocharged 210hp 2.0L I4 6-speed manual FWD

Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Virginia, United States
Jan 2016 - Dec 2016
May 2016

4000 mi
Airbag light flashing in cluster and reacting to jarring bumps in the road. Airbag module stopped working and blew a fuse. Fuse was replaced. Service department drive car over 400mi and could not get issue to reoccur. Repair unsuccessful. Ambient lighting strip on driver's door stopped operating. Entire interior door panel was replaced. Repair was successful. 
Jun 2016

6000 mi
Airbag light flashing. Airbag module fuse blown. Fuse was replaced. 
Nov 2016

10300 mi
Airbag warning light illuminates sporadically. Dealer could not diagnose and split the circuit leading to the airbag fuse into 4 different fuses so that if and when issue causes fuse to blow, they will know where the current is coming from. 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Florida, United States
Nov 2015 - Dec 2015
Dec 2015

1000 mi
The new Infotainment system for the '16 model broke within a week of buying the car. The system would try to start up but never did. Dealership ordered new module, easy fix. 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Oregon, United States
Jan 2016 - Jun 2018
Mar 2016 Rear trunk latch failed and was replaced. 

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2015 Volkswagen Golf / GTI 4dr Wagon

turbocharged 170hp 1.8L I4 6-speed shiftable automatic FWD

Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Georgia, United States
Apr 2015 - Jun 2018
Feb 2017

28000 mi
some issue with the gearshift sensors. Not a big issue and covered under warantee. 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Wisconsin, United States
May 2015 - Mar 2018
Oct 2017

23500 mi
Shifter error. Repaired under warranty. 

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2015 Volkswagen Golf / GTI 4dr Wagon

turbocharged 170hp 1.8L I4 5-speed manual FWD

Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Alberta, Canada
Sep 2017 - Jun 2018
Jan 2018

25420 mi

C $200
Leaking brake line tightened 

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2015 Volkswagen Golf / GTI 4dr Wagon

turbocharged 150hp 2.0L I4 Diesel 6-speed manual FWD

Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Arizona, United States
Jun 2015 - Jun 2018
Jan 2018

35000 mi
Replaced faulty moonroof 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Connecticut, United States
Apr 2015 - Jun 2018
Sep 2017

31000 mi
Child lock stuck on, on a rear door. The dealership confirmed the problem but refused to fix it under warranty, the reason given was that I caused the damage. 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Michigan, United States
Nov 2016 - Jan 2017
Jan 2017

US $1200
Vacuum hose issue causing the turbo to see a vacuum and go into limp along mode. 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Maryland, United States
Aug 2016 - Apr 2017
Oct 2016

12800 mi
The engine light for missing AdBlue fluids went on and needed to be filled. 

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2015 Volkswagen Golf / GTI 4dr Wagon

turbocharged 150hp 2.0L I4 Diesel 6-speed automated manual FWD

Volkswagen Golf / GTI in British Columbia, Canada
Jun 2015 - Mar 2018
Sep 2015

2480 mi
Minor water penetration and wind noise from front drivers door window. Window seal replaced under warranty. 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Ohio, United States
May 2017 - Mar 2018
Mar 2018

22000 mi
Check engine light came on. Auxiliary water pump failure. Ordered part, to be replaced under warranty. Car is fine to be driven as is. 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Florida, United States
Aug 2015 - Sep 2017
Apr 2016

15200 mi
Engine oil pressure switch failed intermittently causing limp mode and flashing glow plug light. 

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2015 Volkswagen Golf / GTI 4dr Wagon

turbocharged 150hp 1.4L I4 6-speed manual FWD

Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Nova Scotia, Canada
Apr 2018 - Jun 2018
Jun 2018

40920 mi
Replaced 4 rotors under warranty Second stage of emissions upgrade completed 

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2015 Volkswagen Golf / GTI 4dr Hatch

turbocharged 292hp 2.0L I4 6-speed automated manual AWD

Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Kansas, United States
Mar 2015 - Jun 2018
Jun 2015

3000 mi
Radio station randomly reset when car was off 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in New York, United States
Feb 2015 - Jun 2018
May 2016

10000 mi
Purge valve had to be replaced. Covered by warranty. 
Jun 2017

21000 mi
The rearview camera was stuck in its operating position out from under the VW emblem/hatch release. It was determined that fuse #18 had blown, and replacing it fixed the problem. 

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2015 Volkswagen Golf / GTI 4dr Hatch

turbocharged 230hp 2.0L I4 6-speed manual FWD

Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Ireland
Jan 2015 - May 2017
May 2015

11780 mi
Suspension misaligned with both front tyres worn to legal limit on outer edge whilst inner edge > 6mm. VW said that was due to wear and tear and not a problem with the car. 
Dec 2016

57660 mi
Gear selection became difficult, as if gate was obstructed (manual). Intermittent problem, but especially bad when engine cold. Dealer made adjustments. problem improved slightly. 
Apr 2017

66960 mi

€90
Rear Shocks rattling (known issue on GTi & GTD with passive dampers). Replaced VW shocks with Bilstein OEM equivalent to remedy noise issues. Owner provided parts, dealer charged €90 for labour. Done while car was being serviced. 

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2015 Volkswagen Golf / GTI 4dr Hatch

turbocharged 220hp 2.0L I4 6-speed manual FWD

Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Connecticut, United States
Apr 2018 - Jul 2018
Jul 2018

30000 mi

US $50
Replaced bad engine temp sensor. Back up camera turns off when backing up. 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in New York, United States
Feb 2015 - Jul 2018
Dec 2017

31000 mi

US $150
The front sensor to alert the driver that a collision is eminent stopped working. It used to make a buzzer go off and the steering wheel to give a hepatic shake. They said it was caused by a pothole and not covered. Since it cost almost $1000 to fix it, I decided to leave it as is. 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Texas, United States
Jul 2015 - Jan 2016
Jan 2016

4000 mi
Trim and Panel misalignment 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Colorado, United States
Mar 2015 - Jul 2018
Dec 2016

13000 mi
Skunky A/C smell and cloudy side mirrors both refused by VW- fixed by owner. Bad attitude by manufacturer. Fixed skunky A/C smell. Condenser cleaner and mildew inhibitor spray and new filter about $45 total online and 20 minutes.  Fixed cloudy side mirrors. 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Connecticut, United States
Feb 2015 - Feb 2018
Jan 2018

39000 mi
Clutch is slipping and needs replacement. Car off lease next month. Turning it in early. 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Louisiana, United States
Dec 2015 - Jun 2018
Sep 2016

20000 mi
Very Small Leak. Does not happen in the fall or winter. I clear the error and run with it. 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Utah, United States
Apr 2015 - May 2019
Jun 2015

1000 mi
A/C compressor dead at 1k miles, replaced under warranty. 
Jun 2017

17000 mi
Fuel pump filter recall performed Trim around shifter peeling, replaced under warranty 
May 2018

23000 mi
Seat seam torn, replaced seat cover. 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Maryland, United States
Oct 2016 - Oct 2017
Jul 2017

32000 mi
Something was wrong with the power steering motor and it took three trips for them to figure this out. The work was covered under the warranty. A sensor for the fuel injection was malfunctioning causing the check engine light to go on. The sensor was replaced which fixed everything. 

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2015 Volkswagen Golf / GTI 4dr Hatch

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

Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Quebec, Canada
Oct 2015 - Jun 2018
Jan 2017

2720 mi
Sunroof seal was not tight and water leaked into passenger side vanity mirror, producing as condensation on the mirror and affecting the vanity mirror light. Seal fixed and visor and light replaced under warranty 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Virginia, United States
Oct 2014 - Feb 2016
Dec 2014

4000 mi
Strange rubbing/squeaking sound coming from right side, maybe in a wheel well or underneath the car. Update: turned out to be shipping material they failed to remove during prep. 
Aug 2015

22700 mi
Audio systems likes to reset the FM radio station to 87.7 regardless of the selected station that is playing, after car is turned off and started back up again. Tech did not know how to fix the issue. 
Dec 2015

32000 mi
Continuing problem with radio resetting to 87.7, followed by a blank display in the drivers information center where the speedometer and tach are. Went to a different dealer who found a software update was needed. 
Jan 2016

4000 mi
Car would stutter and jerk upon acceleration. Needed new oxygen sensor, replaced by dealer under warranty. 
Feb 2016

32000 mi
Unknown problem, warning message appeared twice directing me to stop driving and place car in park. Brought to dealer who could not replicate or tell me what the message meant. Sold the car soon after multiple issues occurred. 

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2015 Volkswagen Golf / GTI 4dr Hatch

turbocharged 210hp 2.0L I4 6-speed manual FWD

Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Oklahoma, United States
Jun 2015 - Dec 2017
Sep 2015

10000 mi
AC did not work. Seems like sth was leaking. 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Oregon, United States
May 2015 - Jun 2018
May 2016

11000 mi
sunroof made screeching noise upon opening, shade didn't open all the way. sunroof dissembled, shade replaced. shade now open but screeching remains when car has been left in sun. 
Nov 2016

16800 mi
Sunroof makes terrible squeal upon opening/closing when the car has been sitting in the sun. This is the second trip for this problem - techs have been unable to replicate sound and thus have not fixed problem. 
Feb 2017

21000 mi
O2 sensor failed; indicated by engine light. Dealer diagnosed but didn't have part, returned 2 days later for repair. 
Apr 2018

29800 mi
Took my car in for 30K scheduled maintenance, was told that the sunroof had a recall notice, and that they would repair/replace. Hoped it would finally solve the squealing-on-opening issue when the car has been sitting in the sun - didn't. At least it didn't cost me anything! 
May 2018

31000 mi
Sent dealer videos of the sunroof making horrible screeching noises and getting stuck closed. Problem only arose when the car had been baking in the sun, and only on the first attempted opening of the roof. Dealer replaced the sunroof guide rail and a broken clip, and adjusted the glass. 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in California, United States
Dec 2014 - Sep 2017
May 2017

35900 mi
Prematurely worn right front wheel bearing due to faulty part from factory. After diagnosis, was replaced under warranty. 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Ohio, United States
Mar 2017 - Jan 2018
Dec 2017

16000 mi
HVAC system is making very loud ticking noises on startup for 10-15 seconds. Dealer tore apart whole dash and replaced three motors. Warranty claim. Unsure of cost if it had been out of warranty. 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Ohio, United States
Jan 2017 - Jun 2018
Dec 2017

25000 mi
Smell of raw gasoline in interior. Pump in emission system needed to be replaced. 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Ontario, Canada
Oct 2014 - Sep 2018
Mar 2018

51616 mi
The engine warning light came on after multiple false reading from the fuel cap. It appears there was a faulty reading indicating an evap system leak. Inspection found no leak, technician reset sensors. 
Sep 2018

57660 mi

C $500
Replacement of passenger side, rear wheel bearing. 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Montana, United States
Sep 2014 - Mar 2018
Jun 2016

26000 mi
Pins on intake runner sensor faulty. New sensor installed. Radio software level low, updated and ok. 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in California, United States
Nov 2014 - Jan 2018
Dec 2014

1000 mi
Battery lost charge, triggered traction & tire pressure lights. Dealer reset system. Problem has not reappeared. 
Apr 2015

5500 mi
Random error messages on display, dealer said battery was abnormally low. Recharged battery. Problem ended up reoccurring later. 
Jun 2015

8000 mi
Error message that gas cap was not closed. Dealer tech said they'd never seen this error. Replaced gas cap with a new one. Same error message returned one week later. 
Jul 2015

8200 mi
Error that gas cap was not closed. Dealer replaced fuel system pressure sensor. It was giving a false reading showing a leak in the fuel system. 
Dec 2016

12000 mi
Rough ride and thumping noise over speed bumps. Dealer had left in shipping pucks in struts when doing PDI. Removed and replaced struts. 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Florida, United States
Apr 2014 - Nov 2016
Sep 2015

15000 mi
Fuel door stuck due to faulty latch. They replaced the latch. 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Illinois, United States
Aug 2014 - Apr 2018
May 2015

14600 mi
Evap Purge valve replaced 06H-906-517-T 
Mar 2016

30000 mi
Bad gas cap seal causing evap system errors; gas cap replaced. 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in New York, United States
Jul 2014 - Jun 2017
Dec 2014

5000 mi
Yellow steering wheel warning light came on and a whoosh whoosh noise became prominent at speeds above 60 and vibration was felt. 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Ontario, Canada
Mar 2015 - Jun 2018
Sep 2016

18600 mi
Door vent on the climate control system wouldn't close properly. Produced loud, intermittent clicking noises from the dash. 
May 2017

27280 mi

C $500
New brake pads and rotors 
Sep 2017

33480 mi
Auto dimming high beams failed - replaced under warranty 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Virginia, United States
Oct 2014 - Jun 2018
Dec 2014

2000 mi
TPMS warning lights. Persists. I've been there three times for this, and the light returns each time after about a week. Dealer says no leaks. Traction control warning lights. Not confirmed that permanently fixed. 
Jun 2015

8000 mi
Traction Control and TPMS warning lights appearing together discovered to be an electronic steering alignment issue. 
May 2017

28500 mi
Finally got a software update to fix radio issue as well as tpms and traction control warnings. Part was replaced. Suction cup or something as part of a recall. 
Oct 2017

32250 mi
Per the repair sheet "PERF GFF CODE P050700 P11AE00 CAMSHAFT POSITION SENSOR EXHAUST CAM SIDE - PERFORMED TEST PLAN VALVE STICKING OPEN REPL N604 VALVE & RD TEST" Cam shaft sensor failed. Part replaced under warranty. 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Illinois, United States
Dec 2014 - Jun 2016
Feb 2015 Had leaky valve stem when I got it, causing low pressure warning. Dealer replaced next weekend under warranty. 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Pennsylvania, United States
Dec 2015 - Sep 2017
Jan 2017 Needed to replace the e-brake assembly (no longer was engaging appropriately when lifted upwards). 
Feb 2017

18000 mi
ABS sensor was faulty; replaced under warranty. Part was shipped overseas (hence long wait period in shop). Work itself took a day. 

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2015 Volkswagen Golf / GTI 4dr Hatch

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

Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Kentucky, United States
Jan 2015 - Mar 2019
Sep 2016

21000 mi
Upon start up of the car the AC made a noise every time it started or every time the auto mode kicked on to keep the temp cool. Took to the dealership and it was the actuator flap. Part was ordered and fixed. 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Colorado, United States
Feb 2015 - Feb 2019
Jun 2017

35000 mi
I had a noisy driver's door. They replaced some "band" near the hinge in 10 minutes and I was out of there with no charge. 
Feb 2019

59600 mi
VW agreed to warranty repairs for a leaking CAM ladder gasket and a leaking timing chain.The cabin filter was changed as suggested. 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Massachusetts, United States
Aug 2014 - Sep 2015
Sep 2015

15000 mi
A motor moving a vane behind the passenger side vent made a clicking noise, replaced under warranty. 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Alabama, United States
Aug 2014 - Jun 2018
Feb 2017

38000 mi
Shift assembly was sending error codes to the computer. It didn't appear that anything mechanical was wrong. 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Utah, United States
Dec 2014 - Jun 2017
Apr 2015

3500 mi
Error light for headlights. Turned out to be a loose connection cable. 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Texas, United States
Dec 2014 - Jun 2018
Aug 2015

6500 mi
radio software flash- radio would not remain on last station listened once shut off seat leather is bubbling/misshappen 
Dec 2015

9000 mi
Seat bubbling 
Dec 2017

29000 mi
No heat for several days, brought to dealer and problem could not be replicated 
Jan 2018

30000 mi
Replaced heater core and thermostat 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Florida, United States
Feb 2015 - Dec 2016
May 2016

13000 mi
Replaced window switch unit on drivers side as it had failed. 
Aug 2016

15000 mi
AC blower intermittently stopped working. Dealer replaced refrigerant. No leaks found. 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Texas, United States
Jan 2016 - Mar 2018
Jun 2017

41000 mi

US $190
Replaced battery 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Texas, United States
Nov 2014 - Dec 2016
Sep 2016

21000 mi
High pressure fuel pump failed 
Dec 2016

21000 mi
Issue couldn't be corrected. Stalling and clunking at highway speeds not always present and dealer couldn't replicate. Ended up trading the car in after the 3rd 10 visit to the dealer. 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Indiana, United States
Sep 2014 - Jun 2018
Feb 2015

5000 mi
The fitting for a license plate light began to fail. Replaced under warranty. While there they did a software update and took care of the fuel rail recall. 
Jan 2017

39000 mi
Intermittent loss of heat and erratic readings on the engine temp gauge, probably due to air in cooling system. Coolant was topped off and system bled. The car has an intermittent AC issue. On cold mornings the Heater will blow very cold air, even as the temp gauge moves abnormally quickly up to normal temp. It feels as if the AC is on, although no indicator light comes on. Manually tuning the AC on and then off seems to reset the system at which point the heater air begins to warm and the temp gauge falss back to where it would normally have been and then registers a more typical increase. The dealer kept the car for a long weekend but was unable to replicate the problem. It happened again over the Winter but mot since the weather got warmer. 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Missouri, United States
Apr 2015 - May 2017
Jun 2015

5000 mi
Accent lighting in passenger door was not connected at wire harness. 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Nevada, United States
Nov 2016 - Nov 2016
Jan 2016

11000 mi
Fan switch behind glove box making loud noise. Replaced at no cost. Dealer commented that the part was a high failure rate item. 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Indiana, United States
Sep 2016 - Jun 2018
Jul 2017

31000 mi
A faulty o-ring between the engine and oil cooler caused a slow coolant leak. Repair was covered under warranty but was difficult to repair as there was heavy labor in accessing the oil cooler. 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in New Jersey, United States
Mar 2017 - Mar 2018
Nov 2017

33700 mi
The plastic trim began peeling in November. Replaced under bumper to bumper warranty. 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in North Carolina, United States
Feb 2015 - Jun 2018
Dec 2017

60000 mi

US $550
Rear wheels needed alignment. 
Jun 2018

71000 mi

US $266
Wheel alignment 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Ontario, Canada
Jun 2014 - Jun 2018
Jun 2018

42160 mi
Fuel pump recal 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Georgia, United States
Aug 2017 - Sep 2018
Sep 2018

35541 mi

US $144
CHECK ENGINE LIGHT. FAULT CODE P11AC. CAMSHAFT ADJUSTMENT CYLINDER 3. VW REPLACED 2 PARTS ON THE VEHICLE. I PAID $144 FOR DIAGNOSING THE ISSUE. CHECK ENGINE LIGHT CLEARED, BUT I WAS TOLD THERE IS A CHANCE IT MAY RETURN. 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Alabama, United States
Apr 2016 - May 2016
May 2016

40000 mi
Had bad boost pressure (MAP) sensor. Replaced the sensor along with the intake manifold. 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Massachusetts, United States
Feb 2016 - Jun 2018
Mar 2017

23378 mi
Three injectors failed and were replaced 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in North Carolina, United States
Jan 2015 - Dec 2017
Jul 2016

11000 mi
Delaminating start push button was replaced 

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2015 Volkswagen Golf / GTI 4dr Hatch

turbocharged 170hp 1.8L I4 6-speed shiftable automatic FWD

Volkswagen Golf / GTI in New Brunswick, Canada
Mar 2015 - Oct 2018
May 2016

13020 mi
Front passenger loose door hinge, same as seen in this video: https://youtu.be/uBavZsV51Ew Dealer commented that 3-4 Volkswagen had same problem in same week as me. 
Apr 2017

21700 mi
On January 27, 2017, when car went to dealer for Suction Pump Recall, dashboard error message had previously indicated Gearbox Error (no repair done, unable to reproduce). At Motor Vehicle Inspection, found faulty Shift Module Assembly (ordered and replaced). 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in California, United States
Feb 2016 - Jun 2018
Feb 2016

18000 mi
CEL thrown after check fuel cap warning was seen. Dealer determined failed N80 EVAP valve. 
Jun 2016

21000 mi
CEL seen. Dealer diagnosed fault in EVAP charcoal canister. Dealer reported this was common failure and part was redesigned. Replaced with new version of part from VW. 
Nov 2016

23700 mi
Car experienced shimmy on acceleration. These early 2015 production run front axles found to be faulty. Front axles replaced. 
Oct 2017

31000 mi
Rear windshield fluid sprayer nozzle was leaking. Part had to be ordered, causing a couple days wait, and the nozzle was replaced. 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Louisiana, United States
Dec 2015 - Sep 2017
Jan 2016

27700 mi
Gearbox failed and replaced under warranty. 
Jul 2017

35000 mi
Front driver wheel bearing bad, replaced under warranty. 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Ontario, Canada
May 2015 - Feb 2019
Sep 2015

2480 mi
Loose Antenna connection for Satellite Radio.Tightened 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Maryland, United States
Feb 2017 - Feb 2018
Aug 2017

29000 mi
Shifter replaced due to reoccurring error on MFI Fan motor cleaned due to build of rust that was causing a squeaking sound when A/C was on and braking 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Illinois, United States
Feb 2015 - Jun 2018
Apr 2016

6200 mi
Problem with sunroof shade getting stuck, had to be replaced. 
Jul 2016

7500 mi
Clicking noise when turning on recirculation of a/c, replaced the recirc flap motor 
Mar 2018

19000 mi
Had an intermittent "transmission error" light, so shifter column replaced. 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Quebec, Canada
Jun 2015 - Jul 2018
Jun 2016

5580 mi
warning message that something was wrong. Dealer checked, message went off, no repair, no bill. 
Dec 2016

13020 mi
rattle 
Feb 2017

16740 mi
remote control dysfunction (batteries lasted a few days ): new remote control under warrenty. 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in South Carolina, United States
Jul 2014 - Mar 2018
Sep 2014

1000 mi
Left headlight was replaced because there was cloudiness on the inside of the unit. Could not be repaired. It was replaced under warranty. Cannot accurately answer the "What was done" below because the unit was replaced. 
Dec 2014

3000 mi
Shaking/wobble felt on acceleration from stop. Does this only on 1.8 TSI with automatic. Was called by dealer for a TCM upgrade fix. Upgrade did not stop the wobble problem. 
Feb 2015

3900 mi
Same shaking/wobble problem. Dealer replaced right front axel. Did not solve the problem. Seems there is a bad batch of axels made in China. Those made in Mexico don't seem to cause the problem. 
May 2015

4600 mi
After unsuccessful attempt to repair shaking/wobble in front end, dealer replaced both axles with ones made in Mexico and not China (like the OEM ones). This seems to have stopped the problem and the acceleration is now smooth. 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Maryland, United States
May 2015 - Dec 2018
Feb 2017

19000 mi
On a trip back from Kentucky to MD, an alert signal was raised and the text "transmission issue" but the manual has no information for that. I called the dealer from the mountains of west virginia and they said that it wasn't a worry....but to take it in....when I took it in they found that the shifter needed replacing. 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Washington, United States
Sep 2015 - Oct 2016
Oct 2016

22000 mi
Shift handle issue 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in New Jersey, United States
May 2016 - Aug 2016
Aug 2016

29000 mi
Car was towed to local dealership after a "critical error" message came up while leaving for work. A module in the shift level was found to have failed and was replaced under warranty. 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in West Virginia, United States
Jun 2015 - Jan 2018
Dec 2015

10000 mi
Software update to improve shifting. 
Jun 2017

15000 mi
Fuel tank suction pump replaced under recall 
Dec 2017

18000 mi
Transmission error diagnosed, new shifter ordered 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Kansas, United States
Jul 2014 - Jul 2016
Jun 2015

5000 mi
transmission software reflash to help jerky low speed starts 
Mar 2016

8000 mi
Front suspension noise over low speed bumps. Replaced bearings, bushing and strut mount. Adjustments and lubrication. The noise was lessened but still present and apparently temperature related. It seemed to be lesser on days over 80-90 degrees. 
Jul 2016

11000 mi
Suspension noise never eliminated. 

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2015 Volkswagen Golf / GTI 4dr Hatch

turbocharged 170hp 1.8L I4 5-speed manual FWD

Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Ontario, Canada
Feb 2015 - Jun 2018
Aug 2015

5580 mi
Compressor failure. Ordered compressor; vehicle returned in meantime. 
Sep 2015

6200 mi
Compressor failure. Compressor, drier, and associated parts replaced. 
Sep 2017

29140 mi
Creaking noise over bumps - sway bar joints greased 
Apr 2018

38440 mi
Investigated creaking noise over bumps - dealer could not reproduce 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Ontario, Canada
Nov 2017 - Jun 2018
May 2018

26040 mi
Secondary horn for the alarm and locking confirmation sound went bad and was replaced under warranty 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Quebec, Canada
Jun 2014 - Dec 2015
Nov 2014

2960 mi
AC compressor was changed 
Apr 2015

5980 mi
driver seat heating element 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Ontario, Canada
Nov 2014 - Jun 2018
Feb 2018

29140 mi
Leaking thermostat housing 
May 2018

29760 mi
Leaking water pump replaced 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in British Columbia, Canada
Feb 2015 - Jun 2018
Jul 2017

15500 mi
Antenna assembly on the roof came loose. It was fixed under warranty. It required removing the headliner, which made the repair longer. I was given a rental, but I only needed it overnight, because my car was ready the following day. 
Oct 2017

19220 mi
The lock button on the parking brake handle popped off along with an internal spring. Repair under warranty. 

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2015 Volkswagen Golf / GTI 4dr Hatch

turbocharged 150hp 2.0L I4 Diesel 6-speed manual FWD

Volkswagen Golf / GTI in New York, United States
Jun 2017 - Jun 2018
Aug 2017

20000 mi
Unable to set dashboard clock to correct date/time. A new "module" that controls the clock as well as the radio, navigation, phone, park pilot ( don't know what else) was installed under warranty. This TDI is a repaired vehicle that was brought into compliance with emission regulations. 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Ontario, Canada
Oct 2017 - Jun 2018
Jun 2018

65100 mi
Emissions system work - Adblue line had a leak, line replaced under a recall notice 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Ontario, Canada
Oct 2014 - Oct 2018
Jul 2015

12060 mi
Sunroof drain tube was broken as there was water marks in the head liner. The handle in the roof was loose and they can not get it back into place. The time in the garage is due to that. New mechanism for handle has been difficult to fix. 
Oct 2015

17240 mi
The system to turn the vanity light on/off shorted on the passenger side so the sun visor needed to be replaced. Light did not turn off. 
Sep 2016

22320 mi
Rust bubble on rear quarter panel 
Dec 2016

23560 mi
The auto highbeam assistant module stopped working. They replaced the module, no longer getting the error but it still doesn't work need to take it back. Update: They didn’t secure the wire connection.  
Dec 2017

33480 mi
spring in steering wheel that was part of the air bag broke causing the airbag light to turn on, on the dash 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in California, United States
Aug 2015 - Jun 2018
Apr 2016

30500 mi
Motor control for vents 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Nova Scotia, Canada
Dec 2015 - Dec 2016
Jul 2016

14860 mi
Infotainment system quit working entirely 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in District of Columbia, United States
Apr 2017 - Oct 2017
Jun 2017

1000 mi
Sunroof drain plug blocked due to car sitting on dealer lot from stop sale order for 2015 VW diesels. Dealer tested sunroof for leaks, found leak, cleared drain. 
Oct 2017

1500 mi
VW has determined the sunroof leak can not be repaired. Car has achieved lemon law status and VW has offered to replace the car with a new 2017 GTI Autobahn. I accepted the offer and will be turning the TDI in by month's end. Continued water leaks at A pillars, visors and sunroof control panel. First repair attempt, which took a week, to clear drain lines and replace cracked sunroof frame lines did not resolve the problem. Car went in again for 28 days to replace sunroof drain lines, fix sunroof rails based on either a VW technical bulletin or recall that was issued in Sept. for sunroof rails. Dealer says sunroof doesn't leak...we shall see. I've reached lemon law status if the repair doesn't work. VW has real problems with this panoramic sun roof, which continue with 2017 Golf model years based on my research. 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Florida, United States
Mar 2015 - Mar 2017
Jun 2015

5000 mi
Occasional stalling on upshift to 2nd gear. Dealer flashed latest ecu software, though it is not documents as addressing the problem Rear seat base cushion lose at front. Flips up when passenger exits car. 
Oct 2015

9200 mi
Brakes pulsing/vibrating at highway speeds after 15-30 minutes. Dealer inspected and found no defect. Problem continues. Dealer also performed 10K mi service. 
Dec 2015

12000 mi
Adblue warning light on 2K illness after service. Dealer appears to have neglected to add adblue logos at 10K service. Dealer added fluid on this trip, resolving the problem. 
Apr 2016

17500 mi
Power relay for starter overheated and failed, causing intermittent no-start condition. 
Jun 2016

20000 mi
One key fob was no longer recognized by car, resulting in a no-start condition with "demobilizer activated". Dealer redid the programming. 

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2015 Volkswagen Golf / GTI 4dr Hatch

turbocharged 150hp 2.0L I4 Diesel 6-speed automated manual FWD

Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Great Britain
Mar 2016 - Jun 2017
Nov 2016

12500 mi
When lowering the Near side front window there was a terrible screeching sound. 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Ontario, Canada
Aug 2014 - Oct 2017
Apr 2017

37200 mi
AdBlue line had a leak. 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Ontario, Canada
Nov 2014 - May 2017
Aug 2015

4920 mi
Software issue - radio would not hold station - went to a frequency that was white noise. 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in California, United States
Dec 2014 - Jan 2017
Sep 2015

12000 mi
Recirculation motor was defective. 
Nov 2016

35300 mi
Coolant leak. Dealer could not diagnose the source the leak. 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in New York, United States
Mar 2015 - Jul 2016
Aug 2015

10100 mi
Fuel gauge quit working 
May 2016

21900 mi
addblue injector leaking 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Missouri, United States
Dec 2014 - Jun 2018
Feb 2015 Got flashing glow-plug light and high oil level warning 
Mar 2015

3000 mi
Got flashing glow-plug light again, but turns out there was a brake light switch that was not fully connected, throwing the warning. One brake light was working intermittently, especially in warmer weather. 
May 2015

7000 mi
Keyless entry (Kessy) system not always sensing key when in a pocket or bag. Dealer replaced antenna for the system, but the repair didn't fix the problem. Will address again at car's next service. 
Aug 2015

11900 mi
Same issue as before. Kessy system was not working with the rear hatch some time. 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Florida, United States
Jun 2016 - Jun 2018
Dec 2017

77000 mi

US $1200
The DEF line was leaking onto the DEF injector. Both the DEF line and DEF injector was replaced. 

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2015 Volkswagen Golf / GTI 4dr Hatch

115-horsepower Electric 1-speed automatic FWD

Volkswagen Golf / GTI in California, United States
Oct 2016 - Sep 2018
Mar 2017

12000 mi
A/C stopped working. A/C pressure switch replaced. 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in California, United States
Oct 2014 - Nov 2017
Dec 2015

9000 mi
Many problems related to sensors and charging system. A few were recall items, many were discovered during inspection. 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Illinois, United States
Nov 2016 - Nov 2017
Jun 2017

8000 mi
the car's vehicle health system was reporting a problem with the car's brake booster; VW dealer checked with VW HQ and simply reset the error as it was a false code and no repair was needed -- no charge as car was still under warranty 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in California, United States
Aug 2017 - Aug 2018
May 2018

21000 mi
The charger was stuck to the car. They had to replace the charger on the car. 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Massachusetts, United States
Dec 2015 - Jun 2018
Mar 2017

7000 mi
It's an all-electric eGolf. Car threw lots of codes. They had to order a special battery. This didn't really fix the problem. 
Apr 2017

7100 mi
First attempt didn't really fix the problem. Two weeks later it was back in with same issue. A speed sensor seems (so far) to have fixed it. 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in California, United States
Apr 2015 - Sep 2016
Jun 2015

1000 mi
SW issue that prevented scheduled charging 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Maryland, United States
Feb 2015 - Apr 2018
Feb 2015

2000 mi
vibrating sound coming from the HVAC when braking. 
Jan 2016 heat issue 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Oregon, United States
Oct 2015 - Jul 2018
Jul 2018

22000 mi
Reported problem with in-vehicle infotainment system. Original visit, replaced infotainment system. Infotainment system worse than before. Second trip, fixed. Finish repairs for infotainment system. 

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2015 Volkswagen Golf / GTI 2dr Hatch

turbocharged 210hp 2.0L I4 6-speed manual FWD

Volkswagen Golf / GTI in New Jersey, United States
Dec 2016 - Feb 2018
Feb 2017

25700 mi
I retorqued the bolt on my door myself. 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in New Brunswick, Canada
Jun 2015 - Jun 2018
Sep 2017

32860 mi
Radio would loose presets after turning the car off. 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in California, United States
Feb 2015 - Jun 2018
Sep 2015

12000 mi
Issues with sound system playing songs on flash drive with errors on iPod and "mom" and "dad" is difficult for the voice command system. Also now have an issue with middle back seat cusion falling off. 
Dec 2016

40000 mi
Bluetooth is weak and loud pitch noise from drivers side speaker when talking on the phone for awhile. Dealer unable to replicate. iPod does not connect sometimes or shows error but again unable to replicate. 
Feb 2017

42000 mi
Passenger door intermittent rattling. Dealer tried to repair but was unsuccessful. 

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2015 Volkswagen Golf / GTI 2dr Hatch

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

Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Ontario, Canada
Jun 2016 - Sep 2017
Jun 2016

23560 mi
Ventilation system failure 
Apr 2017

31000 mi
Fuel pump replacement as part of manufacturer recall 
Volkswagen Golf / GTI in New Mexico, United States
Oct 2014 - Jun 2018
Nov 2016

20700 mi
A strong smell of gas every time I turned off the car. I brought it by two dealers but each insisted there was no problem, finally, after two years, there was a recall. The car still sometimes smells like gas but it's not as bad as it was. 

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2015 Volkswagen Golf / GTI 2dr Hatch

turbocharged 170hp 1.8L I4 5-speed manual FWD

Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Ohio, United States
Oct 2014 - Feb 2016
Jul 2015

4300 mi
Door was latching and unlatching "stiffly" then was hit in parking lot. door replaced, new one operates fine. 

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