2018 Volkswagen Golf / GTI Volkswagen Golf / GTI 2018

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2018 Volkswagen Golf / GTI repairs by problem area

Engine (27%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (0%)

Brakes and Traction Control (13%)

Suspension and Steering (7%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (33%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (20%)

Other (0%)

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2018 Volkswagen Golf / GTI repair cost distribution

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2018 Volkswagen Golf / GTI 4dr Wagon

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

Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Pennsylvania, United States
Feb 2018 - Dec 2018
Jun 2018

5000 mi
[ABS] Problem has been occurring since 1800 miles. First visit was unsuccessful. Brought back in at 4000 with problem still present and repair again unsuccessful. Will be getting third party involved. same [ABS] problem. still not positive of issue. 
Jul 2018

5000 mi
Sensor wiring 

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2018 Volkswagen Golf / GTI 4dr Wagon

turbocharged 170hp 1.8L I4 6-speed manual AWD

Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Quebec, Canada
Feb 2018 - Jun 2019
Jun 2018

4650 mi
Dealer performed TSB for very common panoramic roof leak and replaced rubber seal around. Cleaned or replaced stained 'A' pillar and cleaned stained headliner. 
Oct 2018

9300 mi
Infotainment screen had two thin lines of burnt pixels vertically across the whole screen. 

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2018 Volkswagen Golf / GTI 4dr Wagon

Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Great Britain
Jun 2017 - Jan 2019
Jan 2019

32000 mi

£7
Keys stopped working 

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2018 Volkswagen Golf / GTI 4dr Hatch

turbocharged 292hp 2.0L I4 7-speed automated manual AWD

Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Michigan, United States
Mar 2018 - Jan 2019
Dec 2018

19638 mi
Tried to fix internal buzz/rattle from housing in front of the rear view mirror on the windshield, but we couldn't reproduce the sound during the test drive. 

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2018 Volkswagen Golf / GTI 4dr Hatch

turbocharged 292hp 2.0L I4 6-speed manual AWD

Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Alabama, United States
Jul 2018 - Mar 2019
Aug 2018

150 mi
Vehicle rode rough with poor shock absorber function and would 'bottom' out during response to road imperfections. It was inspected and found to still have the shipping blocks used during transit attached to the springs. Secondly, dealer found the tire pressure was double recommended tire/vehicle settings. Was told the dealership had additional issues with several other newly prepped deliveries and terminated the individual(s) responsible. 

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2018 Volkswagen Golf / GTI 4dr Hatch

turbocharged 220hp 2.0L I4 6-speed manual FWD

Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Virginia, United States
Jan 2018 - Jun 2019
Sep 2018

19000 mi
Front seal needed replacing. 
May 2019

29500 mi
Replaced fuel injector for cylinder #3. 

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2018 Volkswagen Golf / GTI 4dr Hatch

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

Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Texas, United States
Feb 2018 - Aug 2019
Sep 2018

7250 mi
Coolant was steadily dropping since purchasing vehicle on 3/24/2018. By the time I took it to service, the coolant level was right above the minimum line (was full from the factory). Dealership pressure tested cooling system and found no leaks, coolant topped off, and advised by dealership to continue to monitor coolant level. 
Mar 2019

15000 mi
Engine coolant dropping slowly after a couple months again. Dealership pressure tested and found no leaks. Coolant topped off. 
Jul 2019

19602 mi
Blind spot monitor system was still functional on driver side, but the actual indicator light burnt out in the mirror. Driver side mirror glass replaced under warranty. 

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2018 Volkswagen Golf / GTI 4dr Hatch

Volkswagen Golf / GTI in Queretaro, Mexico
Apr 2018 - Sep 2018
Sep 2018

4960 mi
Sunroof rattles. Dealer lubricated the sunroof. Problem persists and now they state that it's a normal sound. Going to try to solve it myself. A/C does not blow cold enough. They asked permission to disassemble the dash and I refused because of past experience with bad reassembly and rattles created by it. 

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