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2016 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI repairs by problem area

Engine (14%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (1%)

Brakes and Traction Control (0%)

Suspension and Steering (0%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (48%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (33%)

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2016 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI 4dr Wagon

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

Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in Georgia, United States
Mar 2016 - Dec 2016
May 2016

2500 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. 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / 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 / Rabbit / GTI in Massachusetts, United States
Apr 2016 - Feb 2017
Oct 2016

9000 mi
Roof leaks during heavy rain. Dealer said issue was due to disconnected drain tubes. Problem not fixed. 
Nov 2016

10000 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. 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in Washington, United States
Jan 2016 - Dec 2016
Mar 2016

1000 mi
Car-Net module was not functional, from new. 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in Texas, United States
Feb 2016 - Dec 2016
Mar 2016

1000 mi
Car was delivered with Blind Spot Warning not functioning. Dealer replaced module J1087 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in Colorado, United States
Sep 2015 - Dec 2016
Nov 2015 Paint was peeling on bumper where it meet body. Dealer repainted, gave me aloaner. 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in Maine, United States
Dec 2015 - Dec 2016
Apr 2016

6700 mi
Airbag light on – Rowe VW pulled code PB100B1B; replaced overlay harness 
Jul 2016

11300 mi
Replaced infotainment control unit, 5F module 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in California, United States
Feb 2016 - Dec 2016
Aug 2016

4000 mi
A/C weak on very hots days. Dealer found TSB for N280 valve. Replaced valve and recharged system. All OK. 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in Virginia, United States
Feb 2016 - Jan 2017
Apr 2016

2000 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

9300 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. 

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2016 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI 4dr Wagon

turbocharged 170hp 1.8L I4 5-speed manual FWD

Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in Washington, United States
Oct 2015 - Feb 2017
Jan 2017

23000 mi
Climate control system (manual) malfunction. A/C pump staying on and icing up the heat exchanger. 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in Ontario, Canada
Apr 2016 - Dec 2016
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. 

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2016 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI 4dr Hatch

turbocharged 292hp 2.0L I4 6-speed manual AWD

Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in Texas, United States
May 2016 - Sep 2016
Jun 2016

1000 mi
Backup camera intermittent failure, camera replaced Replaced backup camera 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in Florida, United States
Mar 2016 - Feb 2017
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. 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in Illinois, United States
Oct 2015 - Sep 2016
Feb 2016

3700 mi
Exterior B-pillar trim was cracking 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in California, United States
Apr 2016 - Dec 2016
Dec 2016

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

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2016 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI 4dr Hatch

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

Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in British Columbia, Canada
Apr 2016 - Dec 2016
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 / Rabbit / GTI in Arizona, United States
Apr 2016 - Dec 2016
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. 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in Alabama, United States
Jul 2015 - Feb 2017
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

24000 mi
Premature battery failure at 18 months/24,534 miles. Battery would not take a charge, and could not start vehicle. 

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2016 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI 4dr Hatch

turbocharged 220hp 2.0L I4 6-speed manual FWD

Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in Illinois, United States
Oct 2015 - Jan 2017
Jan 2016

3300 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 / Rabbit / GTI in Minnesota, United States
Sep 2015 - Dec 2016
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 / Rabbit / GTI in Georgia, United States
Dec 2015 - Dec 2016
Nov 2016

5000 mi
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! 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in Texas, United States
Oct 2015 - Jan 2017
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 / Rabbit / GTI in Ohio, United States
Jun 2016 - Dec 2016
Nov 2016

9500 mi
Sunroof rattle when closed. Internet forum suggested lubing rear seal which fixed rattle. 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in New York, United States
Jan 2016 - Dec 2016
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 / Rabbit / GTI in New York, United States
Jun 2015 - Dec 2016
Mar 2016 Settings for bluetooth in radio couldn't be changed. Software update resolved problem. 

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2016 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI 4dr Hatch

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

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

7000 mi
Coolant Pump Leaked. Quickly fixed and replaced. 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in California, United States
Feb 2016 - Dec 2016
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. 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in Maryland, United States
Nov 2015 - Dec 2016
Jun 2016

6000 mi
Waterleaked into passenger foot well due to loose trim in hood. 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in New Jersey, United States
Feb 2016 - Jan 2017
Feb 2016

9000 mi
sunroof rattling. 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / 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

2700 mi
Infotainment and Smart Key malfunctions 
Feb 2016

4300 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

8700 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

11000 mi
Infotainment: MIB II with CarPlay and Sirius 
Sep 2016

12000 mi
Problems with infotainment and driver assist never resolved. 

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2016 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI 4dr Hatch

turbocharged 210hp 2.0L I4 6-speed manual FWD

Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in Florida, United States
Jan 2016 - Dec 2016
Aug 2016

7000 mi
Horn stopped working.. dealer replaced both drivers under warranty. 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / 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 / Rabbit / GTI in Washington, United States
Mar 2016 - Dec 2016
Aug 2016

4000 mi
Sunroof rattles, squeaks & rough operation Fuel tank would not fill completely if the nozzle was on a high flow setting. 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in New York, United States
Nov 2015 - Sep 2016
May 2016

2700 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 / Rabbit / GTI in California, United States
Sep 2015 - Dec 2016
Sep 2016

10000 mi
Software update for infotainment system 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in Florida, United States
Mar 2016 - Jan 2017
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. 

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2016 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI 4dr Hatch

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

Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in Pennsylvania, United States
Jun 2016 - Jan 2017
Jan 2017

11000 mi
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) 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in Illinois, United States
Aug 2015 - Dec 2016
Apr 2016

6000 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 / Rabbit / GTI in Georgia, United States
Nov 2015 - Dec 2016
Jan 2016

2000 mi
Front bumper airbag sensor became disconnected and triggered an airbag alert 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in California, United States
Sep 2015 - Jan 2017
Feb 2016

3300 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 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in Quebec, Canada
Oct 2015 - Sep 2016
Jul 2016

5560 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 

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2016 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI 4dr Hatch

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

Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in Michigan, United States
Jun 2016 - Dec 2016
Dec 2016

11000 mi
Coil pack went bad, replaced promptly. Sunroof started leaking. 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in Florida, United States
Sep 2015 - Dec 2016
Apr 2016

5700 mi
Infotainment software update 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in Illinois, United States
Apr 2016 - Dec 2016
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 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in Virginia, United States
Nov 2015 - Oct 2016
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. 
Oct 2016

15000 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. 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / 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 / Rabbit / GTI in California, United States
Jun 2016 - Jan 2017
Dec 2016

6000 mi
CarPlay connector defective. 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in Manitoba, Canada
Sep 2016 - Dec 2016
Oct 2016 Back up camera was not working, new module was install. 

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2016 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI 4dr Hatch

turbocharged 170hp 1.8L I4 5-speed manual FWD

Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in Quebec, Canada
Jul 2015 - Dec 2016
Dec 2015

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

10500 mi
Loose underbody cladding. Replaced missing fastener. 

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2016 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI 4dr Hatch

115-horsepower Electric 1-speed automatic FWD

Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in California, United States
Oct 2015 - Dec 2016
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 / Rabbit / GTI 2dr Hatch

turbocharged 210hp 2.0L I4 6-speed manual FWD

Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / 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 / Rabbit / GTI in Oregon, United States
Jan 2016 - Dec 2016
Mar 2016 Rear trunk latch failed and was replaced. 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in Virginia, United States
Jan 2016 - Dec 2016
May 2016

4700 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

11000 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. 

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