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2009 Volkswagen Jetta / Rabbit / GTI repairs by problem area

Engine (42%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (7%)

Brakes and Traction Control (9%)

Suspension and Steering (8%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (22%)

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

Other (3%)

Chart based on 217 repairs.
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2009 Volkswagen Jetta / Rabbit / GTI repair cost distribution

$2500+ (4%)

$1000 - $2499 (7%)

$500 - $999 (16%)

$100 - $499 (29%)

< $100 (43%)

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Chart based on 160 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2009 Volkswagen Rabbit 4dr Hatch

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

Volkswagen Rabbit in Western Australia, Australia
Apr 2015 - Jul 2018
Dec 2015

55800 mi

A $950
Air conditioning was intermittent and near the end almost never blew cold air. VW wanted to replace the entire system. Found to be faulty control valve ($125 part). Cruise control stopped working. Cruise control stalk had to be replaced. Total cost was around $350. 
Jun 2016

58900 mi

A $40
Rear wiper stopped spraying wash fluid. After using it fluid would accumulate in the rear door. There is a corrugated fluid line which tears (terrible design) and needs to be cut and joined with a repair kit. 

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2009 Volkswagen Rabbit 4dr Hatch

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

Volkswagen Rabbit in California, United States
Sep 2013 - Mar 2016
Dec 2013

54000 mi

US $30
Headlight on one side went out, same side that once just needed to be reseated. Bulb burned out, replaced both. 
Feb 2016

73600 mi

US $90
Brake light out, daytime running lights out, light above drivers side visor mirror failed. 
Volkswagen Rabbit in California, United States
Dec 2010 - Jun 2018
Mar 2011

17000 mi
Rough Down shifting from 3 to 2; especially while braking. Replaced auto transmission valve cover.  
Volkswagen Rabbit in Ontario, Canada
Jul 2015 - Apr 2017
Nov 2016

80680 mi
Some sensors replaced 
Apr 2017

80600 mi

C $400
MAF sensor replaced 

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2009 Volkswagen Rabbit 4dr Hatch

170-horsepower 2.5L I5 5-speed manual FWD

Volkswagen Rabbit in Ontario, Canada
Dec 2014 - Jun 2018
Jun 2015

68200 mi

C $400
Electric lock failure 
Dec 2015

77500 mi

C $1100
alternator 
May 2016

82620 mi

C $225
rear wheel bearing 
Nov 2016

87380 mi

C $50
Burnt headlights, again 
May 2018

109740 mi

C $13
Brake light burned put 

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2009 Volkswagen Rabbit 2dr Hatch

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

Volkswagen Rabbit in New York, United States
Aug 2008 - Mar 2010
Nov 2008

82 mi
Warranty Service - faulty TPMS module 

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2009 Volkswagen Rabbit 2dr Hatch

170-horsepower 2.5L I5 5-speed manual FWD

Volkswagen Rabbit in Maine, United States
Oct 2013 - Sep 2015
Sep 2015

75000 mi

US $400
Cracked radiator 
Volkswagen Rabbit in Ohio, United States
Mar 2009 - Feb 2017
Apr 2010

15000 mi
Airbag light came on. Microsensor in seatbelt buckle had to be replaced 
Jun 2010

19000 mi
knock sensor had to be replaced. Engine would not go above 3000 rpm. Dealership gave us use of a rental while waiting for proper part to arrive POD sensor under passenger seat no longer detects person in seat so airbag for passenger is disabled. Went in for repair, sensor arrived damaged from warehouse. New part on order. 
Jul 2010

19800 mi
Replaced POD sensor 
Mar 2011

29000 mi
PODS module under seat for detecting passenger defective causing airbag light to come on. New PODS sensor ordered and I will be notified when it arrives. 
May 2011

30800 mi
PODS module was replaced 
Feb 2014

72000 mi

US $200
Bad knock sensor 
Aug 2014

79000 mi

US $524
Second knock sensor and camshaft sensor 
Dec 2015

107000 mi

US $150
replaced brake fluid 
Mar 2016

112000 mi

US $100
City lights had to be replaced. Impossible to reach with hands or without possibly crushing something. Repair had to be done at dealership. 
Volkswagen Rabbit in District of Columbia, United States
Jan 2012 - Jul 2013
Mar 2013

29000 mi

US $215
Replaced battery that was still operable but going on 5 years old based on Summer 2008 manufacture date. 
Volkswagen Rabbit in New York, United States
Apr 2010 - Sep 2011
Oct 2010

20500 mi
door seal replaced- wind type noise when hvac fan was on 
Volkswagen Rabbit in Ohio, United States
Aug 2008 - Aug 2017
Feb 2011

35000 mi
The lock/unlock button on the driver's side door has a bulb that occasionally flickers when cold. Dealer could not duplicate the condition so no repair was done. 
Volkswagen Rabbit in Florida, United States
Jul 2010 - Mar 2015
Jun 2011

27000 mi
While the car was in for an oil change, I pointed out that the shifter was squeaking and the front suspension was groaning at maximum deflection. Dealer ordered shifter and strut mounts, to be installed later. Replaced manual shifter assembly. Strut mounts hadn't yet arrived. 
Jul 2011

29000 mi
Installed previously-ordered front strut mounts to eliminate noise near ends of suspension travel. 
Jun 2014

68000 mi

US $200
A/C suddenly started blowing warm while traveling. Took it to a local shop who evacuated and recharged the system. 
Oct 2014

74300 mi

US $385
Replaced oil pan. Jiffy Lube in Louisiana had stripped the drain plug threads and installed a self-tapping plug (without telling us about the damage). 
Volkswagen Rabbit in Quebec, Canada
Jul 2015 - Jun 2018
Nov 2015

54640 mi

C $200
knock sensor replaced 
Dec 2016

61380 mi

C $360
Alternator replaced 
Jun 2017

66960 mi

C $600
brake replacement cam sensor 
Volkswagen Rabbit in California, United States
Aug 2009 - Mar 2010
Feb 2009

11000 mi
Driver side window switch broke. Replaced under warranty 
Volkswagen Rabbit in Illinois, United States
Apr 2009 - Feb 2018
Feb 2011

35000 mi
Check engine light appeared while driving to work. Took vehicle to dealership for warranty repairs to replace both engine knock sensors. Repairs were completed that day. 
Mar 2011

36000 mi
Driver side door trim had a crease that ran parallel to the window. After a year of going back and forth with Volkswagen of America, the part was authorized for replacement by the dealership and was ordered and finally replaced. 
Sep 2011

44000 mi
40,000 scheduled routine maintenance involved brakes & belts inspection / replacement, passenger head light / electrical inspection, lubrication of various parts, replacement of fluids, for an estimated $550+ at dealer. Took the car elsewhere for $250. 
Jun 2012

58000 mi

US $80
Both driver side and passenger side, rear calipers were seizing due to heat generated from normal local driving, causing premature pad and rotor wear. Calipers would remain engaged while driving. Both calipers were replaced 
Dec 2012

66000 mi

US $350
The electrical motor that diverts the airflow to the heater died. 
May 2014

88000 mi

US $650
Battery died and alternator wasn't charging battery. 
Jun 2015

106000 mi

US $1
Replaced driver side front calipers and rotor. Replaced passenger side rear caliper. 
Jul 2015

106800 mi

US $500
Passenger side rear caliper seized and started leaking brake fluid and needed to be replaced. 
Oct 2015

111300 mi

US $850
Faulty manifold sensor needed to be replaced. Routine maintenance - Replaced spark plugs, flushed radiator, brakes, power steering. 
Mar 2016

118000 mi

US $700
Oil leaking into vacuum pump and fouled MAP sensor 
Aug 2016

121800 mi

US $125
Passenger side Daytime Running Light was causing the replace light warning to go off. Dealer replaced the light as well as both side marker lights. 
Mar 2017

134000 mi

US $850
Stabilizer and sway bar bushings were missing and needed to be replaced. Alignment needed to be performed. 
Volkswagen Rabbit in Ontario, Canada
Jan 2013 - Jun 2018
Sep 2015

66340 mi

C $100
Broken rear wiper arm replaced 
Mar 2016

71300 mi
Radio would not turn on after turning on the car one day. Changed fuses, but had no effect. Living without it. 
Oct 2017

94240 mi

C $60
Exhaust pipe came off behind catalytic converter while driving. A joint on the pipe hat rotted off. Pipe was reconnected with a new clamp. 
Volkswagen Rabbit in California, United States
Jul 2008 - Mar 2016
Dec 2008

820 mi
Passenger seat jammed, seat slider handle broken off, seat frame broken 
Nov 2010

12000 mi
Inside rearview mirror nonfunctional Creaking and cracking noise when turning steering wheel, hornplate spring blocks movement at times, told "works to specification" One of the upper front passenger-door outer panel screws fell out, causing wind noise, speaker and door trim rattle. Screw replaced and tightened. 
Mar 2011

15000 mi
Driver side electric window regulator defective Steering wheel clock spring defective, making clunking and chafing noises. Driver side electric window regulator defective. After removing the door blade and performing the work, the door would not fit - completely misaligned when they screwed it together. It took 3 trips, an external body shop, and 5 days to fix  Steering wheel clock spring defective, making clunking and chafing noises. Several trips necessary. Turns out that steering column is defective, replaced. Took over a week to get parts and fix. 
Jun 2011

17000 mi
Dealer's body shop put a dent in front fender when adjusting door, fixed; replaced misfitting front wheel arch cover,  driver door inner panel replaced (missing rubber strip), door pocket felt missing; replaced. In all, 2 more trips, 3 days. Steering wheel misaligned, pointing in the opposite direction of what wheels are doing. Dealer flat out lied as no effort was made to fix. Must return once again. Plus, horn plate in steering wheel still creaking. 
Sep 2011

19000 mi

US $1004
Replaced entire driver side airbag unit - creaking and clicking noises not recognized by VW. Cost $1004. Work done at an independent shop to perfection. 
Nov 2014

45000 mi

US $400
Headliner separated and detached around sun glass holder. 
Jun 2015

48000 mi

US $600
CV boot torn Key fob failed, spare key fob defective, had to replace and program new fob Door lock cylinder loose and falling out, shop replaced parts inside door but lock came loose again after 3 weeks when they tightened and glued it in 
Sep 2015

50000 mi

US $400
Check engine light on. Some membrane burst sprayed intake and MAF sensor with oil. Replaced 
Dec 2015

53000 mi
Driver's door misaligned and chafing the fender - since the window regulator was replaced years ago, no one has been able to put that door back and align it properly, not the body shop, not the dealer. 
Jan 2016

53000 mi

US $489
Roof liner detached in the front, needed new liner all around 
Feb 2016

53000 mi
Rear hatch release on rear hatch stopped working, $256. Head unit stopped working, CD stuck. Replaced head unit with JVC aftermarket unit, $463. Rear defroster not working, cable broken in hatch. Repaired for free. 

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2009 Volkswagen GTI 4dr Hatch

turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4 6-speed manual FWD

Volkswagen GTI in California, United States
Nov 2010 - Dec 2013
Dec 2012

41000 mi
some kind of stepper motor on the intake. car was fixed under warranty. seems to be a common issue per various forums. 
Volkswagen GTI in Massachusetts, United States
Feb 2009 - Jun 2011
Nov 2009

4000 mi
Car has an idle problem at normal operating temperature. On 2nd visit to the dealership the throttle body was replaced under warranty. 
Dec 2009

4240 mi
The car went back two more times, on the 4th visit the dealer replaced the PCV valve. 
Feb 2010

5200 mi
Car still has an idle problem and also has a blown speaker. Car is at the dealership to have the purge valve replaced. 
Mar 2010

6000 mi
This was the 4th time that the CEL turned on. The problem was either new or the original problem but attempts to repair were made by replacing the throttle body and PCV valve. This time the purge valve was replaced. CEL has remained off since then 
Volkswagen GTI in Ontario, Canada
Apr 2012 - Mar 2013
Jun 2012

41540 mi
replaced passenger front wheel bearing.  replaced 1 ignition coil plug. 
Volkswagen GTI in Washington, United States
Aug 2009 - Sep 2018
Feb 2010

6100 mi
Loose wiring harness to fuel injection caused loss of power. TSB on this, known problem.  
Jun 2010

9000 mi
Car was brought in for 10k service (as scheduled). Glove box door replaced. Interior rattle resolved, car is completely rattle free now. Note: problem was so minor I hesitated to mention it even to the service writer.  
Nov 2011

17000 mi
Dual mass flywheel failure, clutch & pressure plate replaced under warranty. Thanks to Carter VW and VW for stepping up. 
Aug 2015

32100 mi

US $600
Intake manifold/fuel injectors clogged with carbon build up. 
Nov 2015

35000 mi

US $170
Ignition coil failure 
Jul 2016

38300 mi

US $900
ABS controller/pump replaced 
Oct 2017

47000 mi

US $400
High pressure fuel pump. 
Volkswagen GTI in Massachusetts, United States
Jun 2009 - Sep 2014
Mar 2014

28000 mi
Intake manifold was replaced under warranty. Misfire on cylinder 2. Engine continued to misfire, then would not start after being turned off. Suspect the cause was humidity related. Problem went away after rain stopped. 
Volkswagen GTI in Massachusetts, United States
Aug 2008 - Dec 2011
Sep 2011

56000 mi

US $199
Door lock wasn't working. 
Volkswagen GTI in New Hampshire, United States
Jul 2008 - Aug 2012
Oct 2008

4000 mi
Water pump was failing, creating an intermittent grinding sound at idle. I demonstrated the noise on a test drive and the dealer identified and repaired the problem. 
Dec 2010

48000 mi

US $550
Coolant leak from engine inlet tube. Damaged part replaced successfully. 
Apr 2012

56500 mi

US $30
Experienced single knock during hard acceleration or turning. Verified subframe bolts were stretched and allowing the subframe a small amount of movement. Resolved by installing shims and 2 heavier duty subframe bolts. 
May 2012

58000 mi

US $550
Check engine light cause by O2 sensor failure. Dealership diagnosed and replaced. 
Volkswagen GTI in California, United States
May 2014 - Oct 2017
Aug 2016

76300 mi

US $259
Heated oxygen sensor (determines air fuel mix) went bad, cost 150 plus labor. 
Jun 2017

81000 mi
Car wouldn't shift into reverse, was blocked. Drove to mechanic a few days later and it mysteriously stopped. Works fine now. 
Oct 2017

86000 mi
Radiator had sludge 

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2009 Volkswagen GTI 4dr Hatch

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

Volkswagen GTI in New York, United States
May 2009 - Mar 2012
Nov 2010

18700 mi
Check engine light went on and off for a week or so, went off the morning of the service appt. No code stored, unable to replicate, no repair attempted. 
Feb 2011

20000 mi
CEL came back on, dealer diagnosed it as a fault with a part of the intake manifold. Entire manifold replaced under warranty. Regular maintenance also performed. 
Oct 2011

29000 mi
Car went into limp mode at 30mph, pulled off and restarted. Rough idle, sputtered, went dead. Towed to dealer. Dealer replaced high-pressure fuel pump and cam follower under warranty. 
Feb 2012

34000 mi
Car stalling under load, rough idle; dealer diagnosed as faulty crankcase breather valve. Replaced under warranty. 
Mar 2012

34000 mi
Car stalling intermittently; went into limp mode on several occasions. Dealer replaced throttle body under warranty. 
Volkswagen GTI in Michigan, United States
May 2009 - Jun 2015
Sep 2009

4000 mi
Passenger front door rattled when radio played certain bass frequencies, even at moderate volume. Dealer disassembled the door and wrapped/padded the wiring harness. 
Oct 2009

5000 mi

US $10
I took the rear passenger door apart to remove a very annoying rattle. Self-stick felt in a few choice places seemed to help. I also took apart the front passenger door to stop a rattle created by the speakers (and I don't play them loudly). 
Aug 2011

36000 mi
The intake runner control actuator failed, which resulted in a check engine light. An extensive repair was required to replace it. There was no noticeable impact on drivability, but my gas mileage appears slightly better now. 
Mar 2012

45000 mi

US $120
The hatchback would not stay open, so I replaced the shocks. 
Volkswagen GTI in Virginia, United States
Jun 2009 - Jun 2018
Dec 2012

33000 mi
Tie-rod seized in passenger side and replaced inner and outer by extended warranty. 
Jul 2013

40500 mi
Intake manifold flap fail and CEL-on. Repair under power-train warranty. 
Dec 2013

45000 mi

US $100
cylinder 4 has misfiring, so replace all spark plugs and switched ignition coils(#4 coil to #3 and #3 to #4). However, still misfiring, so replaced ignition coils and problem solved! 
Jul 2014

50800 mi
High Pressure Fuel Pump and related items. 
Dec 2015

69000 mi

US $150
Replace falling headliner fabric. 
Mar 2016

72000 mi
Brake control module mulfunction 
Sep 2017

89000 mi

US $250
replace aftermarket engine and transmission mount due to engine movement. 
Dec 2017

93000 mi

US $45
cam position sensor oil leak. replace to new. 
Feb 2018

95000 mi

US $1100
1st repair failed/ replace new rear main seal Rear main seal fail/ oil leaking 
Jun 2018

98000 mi

US $30
Strut bearing worn out and make noise 
Volkswagen GTI in New York, United States
Dec 2010 - Apr 2011
Jan 2011

36000 mi

US $150
Tire pressure sensor continues to have a mind of its own. 
Volkswagen GTI in Ontario, Canada
Jul 2009 - Oct 2016
Jun 2010

15500 mi
air conditioner was not working properly. Still making odd noise even after trip to dealer. Told refrigerant was overfilled, drained some, but problem still. 
Mar 2011

31000 mi

C $116
Check engine light and backfire, code P0171, engine running lean bank 1. Dealer told me it was due to aftermarket intake. They performed a smoke test then refused to repair the maf, as it was most likely the source. Cleaned MAF myself 
Jul 2011

37700 mi

C $120
Diverter valve failed, threw code p0299, which was boost pressure limit not reached. Pin holeleak in DV, replaced with aftermarket DV. Not warranty repair due to aftermarket tune. 
Sep 2011

40300 mi
Transmission oil pan gasket did not seat properly when dealer serviced it @63k. oil leaked out in large quantities, brought to dealer, replaced oil pan and gasket on warranty. 
Feb 2012

45020 mi
Flapper position sensor on intake manifold failed. Replace entire manifold on warranty. 
Jun 2014

80600 mi

C $800
Tie rod ends both blown Wheel bearing failure 
Sep 2014

84940 mi

C $350
Thermostat failure, replace and refill coolant. 
Jun 2015

88660 mi

C $1100
Fuel injector failure, replace all 4 injectors, spark plugs, coil packs. 
Oct 2016

93000 mi
AC never fully fixed. Just learned to live with it! 
Volkswagen GTI in Indiana, United States
Sep 2009 - Oct 2014
Feb 2011

36300 mi
Multiple faulty valves in turbo intake system Check engine light: replaced 2 sensors and ignition switch. 
Sep 2011

46000 mi
Exhaust/emissions light was lighting intermittently. Intake manifold replaced. 
Oct 2011

47000 mi
The exhaust/emission light appeared while passing another vehicle. The power went "soft" afterward. Dealer replaced the turbocharger under the power train warranty. 
Apr 2012

51800 mi

US $100
Small leak discoverd at the oil cooler. Th eextended warranty adjuster was extremely slow to approve repair. Ultimately they did so. 
May 2013

70400 mi
Sensors failed, causing traction control warning lights to display while running 
Dec 2013

83000 mi

US $350
Lumpy idle, followed by yellow engine light on dashboard. Injectors cleaned and bad gas drained on first trip. Problem reoccurred a week later. Fuel injectors replaced under extended warranty. 
Mar 2014

85000 mi
The traction control light came on intermittently. Dealer confirmed the fault code but all systems tested OK. 
Oct 2014

96000 mi
Replaced steering rack and wiring loom to address steering and traction control warning lights on dash. When the steering warning light would come on the steering felt markedly different.  Soon after airbag warning light came on, apparently new harness faulty. A third harness not faulty but a newer design reluctant to talk with sensors that control the airbag. Finally new circular spring installed in steering wheel and system reprogrammed. 
Volkswagen GTI in Connecticut, United States
Dec 2009 - Jan 2012
Jan 2012

26000 mi
Chip on shifter knob. 
Volkswagen GTI in United Arab Emirates
Mar 2013 - Dec 2015
Jul 2014

31000 mi
Sunroof lining loose 
Volkswagen GTI in Wisconsin, United States
Jun 2013 - Dec 2015
Jun 2013

30000 mi

US $556
Radiator leak, secondary fan seized and non-operational. Replaced radiator and fan. VW quoted 1276.00 (they were double dipping labor charges). Local shop completed for 556 minus cost of radiator. 
Dec 2015

56000 mi
Manifold control sensor failed and out of specs. VW has extended warranty on this item so it was repaired free of charge. Would have cost about 690.00$ All 4 wheels needed quite a bit of toe and camber adjustment. I believe the shop that did my shocks and struts really didn't do an alignment. 
Volkswagen GTI in New Zealand
Nov 2014 - Dec 2016
Jan 2015 Headlight washer tubing popped apart causing leak in washer system 
Volkswagen GTI in Massachusetts, United States
Nov 2014 - Jun 2018
Feb 2015

68900 mi

US $950
CV Boot torn 
Aug 2015

71500 mi

US $450
Wheel bearing replaced Secondary air sensor 
May 2016

78600 mi

US $800
also oil pan, exhaust leaks 
Nov 2016

82800 mi
Secondary air sensor replaced under warranty 
Feb 2017

85000 mi
ABS module recall. It had shown signs of failure, I never noticed any loss of braking, but anytime the antilock would engage, the brake light come on and stay on until I turned off the ignition. 
Jun 2018

93000 mi

US $2000
Brake backing plate, rear springs, control arm 
Volkswagen GTI in New Zealand
Jul 2014 - Sep 2018
Dec 2014

34131 mi

$5000
New abs controller needed. Import from o/s and install 
Jul 2015

36580 mi

$15000
typical gti timing chain tensioner failure. Engine replacement required 
Aug 2015

36980 mi

$2500
Timing chain slipped, required new valves etc 
Aug 2018

50840 mi

$1000
oil leak 
Volkswagen GTI in Wisconsin, United States
Apr 2015 - Jul 2017
May 2016

99000 mi
Replace fan Passenger door and window failed. 
Volkswagen GTI in New York, United States
May 2018 - Jun 2018
Jun 2018

152000 mi

US $460
Coolant leak - hose replaced 
Volkswagen GTI in Colorado, United States
Nov 2012 - Sep 2017
Sep 2013

52000 mi
cruise control is broken. Fault shown for throttle control module. Estimated repair cost is $600. Not worth it to me at this time, so I'm deferring repair. Update: cleared up on its own. 
Jul 2014

65800 mi

US $157
added 100 g of coolant 
Nov 2014

72300 mi

US $1300
ABS/ESP computer was faulty, had to be replaced 
Mar 2015

78000 mi

US $200
HID headlight bulb needed replacement 
Dec 2015

91000 mi

US $850
My 2.0 TSI engine had heavy carbon deposits on the intake and intake valves. This was manually cleaned and a catch can was added to the EGR system to avoid future deposits. 
Apr 2016

93000 mi

US $1600
CV boots torn 
May 2017

108000 mi

US $2900
Major oil leaks from upper cam chain cover,brake vacuum pump and rear main seal. Dual-mass flywheel was found to be loose and was replaced too. 
Volkswagen GTI in California, United States
Apr 2011 - Jun 2011
Jun 2011

13000 mi
USG auto transmission mechatronics unit replaced after transmission went out of gear while driving. Lost faith in car and traded it in. 
Volkswagen GTI in Maryland, United States
May 2011 - Mar 2013
Jun 2011

49000 mi
Required a new CV joint upon purchase inspection, so that was replaced before we took final delivery of it. 
Volkswagen GTI in Pennsylvania, United States
Apr 2011 - Jun 2018
Aug 2011

22900 mi
car went into limp mode. worked fine after restart. took to dealer who read codes, steering column with tiptronic paddles lost communication to CAN BUS. cleared codes and haven't seen problem since. 
Nov 2013

63300 mi

US $300
Intake manifold failed, covered under factory extended warranty. CV boot was torn, not sure if inner or outer. torn cv boot replaced 
Apr 2014

71200 mi

US $1300
ABS module experienced short circuit. ABS module was replaced. 
Jul 2014

77700 mi

US $3500
timing chain tensioner failed, caused car to jump timing. needed new chain, tensioner, valves, gaskets 
Sep 2014

81000 mi

US $180
serpentine belt wore out and was replaced 
Feb 2015

89000 mi

US $1270
rear main seal was leaking dual mass flywheel needed replacement 
Aug 2017

119000 mi

US $200
Tie rod end link needed replacement 
Feb 2018

117 mi

US $140
Ac control unit not sending power to high/low pressure sensor, no AC 

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2009 Volkswagen GTI 2dr Hatch

turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4 6-speed manual FWD

Volkswagen GTI in Kentucky, United States
Jan 2011 - Jun 2015
Jun 2011

15000 mi
Power steering light and ESP light come on intermittently. Problem discovered to be steering angle sensor and part of ignition switch. Dealer found problem and ordered parts and did repair under factory warranty. 
Jun 2012

28000 mi
Engine made whining sound; dealer inspected and found water pump to be faulty. Water pump replaced under powertrain warranty. 
Dec 2012

33000 mi

US $175
Coil pack for #1 cylinder failed, replaced at dealer. 
Jun 2013

38000 mi

US $700
Abs pump replaced. VWoA paid for the part. 
Jan 2014

43200 mi
Intake manifold failure--replaced under extended warranty for manifold. 
Volkswagen GTI in Texas, United States
Oct 2014 - Nov 2016
Apr 2015

35800 mi

US $300
3 sensors failed. CEL Light recently back on 
Dec 2015

45000 mi

US $300
Coolant leak and thermostat failure 
Volkswagen GTI in Washington, United States
Nov 2010 - Nov 2013
Mar 2011

59000 mi
Intake Manifold flapper linkage would not stay connected. Entire intake manifold replaced by dealer under 60k powertrain warranty. 
Volkswagen GTI in California, United States
Sep 2009 - Jun 2018
Feb 2014

33000 mi
Check engine light came on. Dealer scanned; P2015 code, faulty intake manifold runner. This appears to be a very common problem. New part fitted, supposedly upgraded to avoid this problem in future. We'll see. All done under warranty. 
Feb 2016

49000 mi
Alarm sounded, traction control light came on, red warning flashed. After restarting car all lights went out. Independent VW specialist diagnosed intermittent ABS module. Unplugged cable, plugged back in again, fault codes cleared. 
Volkswagen GTI in New York, United States
Jul 2012 - Jun 2018
Mar 2013

58000 mi

US $100
Headlamp, $100 for the bulb 
Dec 2016

94000 mi

US $800
CV boot was leaking 
Sep 2017

99000 mi
rear hatch lock - dealer repair was unsuccessful, still works intermittantly 
Volkswagen GTI in California, United States
- Nov 2009
Nov 2009

15000 mi
O2 Sensor replacement 
Volkswagen GTI in Oregon, United States
Feb 2012 - Dec 2014
Sep 2014

57000 mi

US $750
Replaced air conditioning hose. 

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2009 Volkswagen GTI 2dr Hatch

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

Volkswagen GTI in Virginia, United States
Nov 2014 - Dec 2014
Dec 2014

63000 mi

US $5000
Timing chain tensioner broke; damaged valve train and engine lost compression. 
Volkswagen GTI in Florida, United States
Jun 2014 - Jun 2015
Jul 2014

48000 mi

US $500
Automatic door lock drivers side stopped working 
Aug 2014

48300 mi
DSG failed 
Nov 2014

48300 mi

US $500
Headliner delaminated 
Feb 2015

49300 mi

US $200
Coil pack failure 
Volkswagen GTI in Florida, United States
Nov 2011 - Jan 2012
Jan 2012

US $275
Starter cranked longer than normal. Shop discovered faulty fuel pump. Fuel pump and pressure regulator were replaced. 
Volkswagen GTI in Louisiana, United States
Mar 2010 - Jun 2016
Oct 2012

32300 mi
First day intake manifold sensor changed. But engine light came on again. Second day intake manifold changed. 
May 2013

36500 mi
headliner is falling off 
Jul 2013

38200 mi
vw america lady was very nice and allowed repair to headliner that was falling and followed up with me. VW Walker in Kenner, La. continues to have awful service (too extensive to write about right now). 
Apr 2014

42300 mi

US $497
abs module failed. abs system replaced 
Jun 2014

43000 mi

US $266
brake boot 
Feb 2015

46900 mi

US $300
misfiring in two spark plugs. spark plugs and wiring changed. 
Dec 2015

53000 mi
Thermostat stuck in open position. Told is part of unit with water pump so water pump with the thermostat was changed. 
Jun 2016

53000 mi
They could not be sure what was the problem. Perhaps throttle body. 
Volkswagen GTI in Maryland, United States
Aug 2011 - Sep 2018
Nov 2011

40900 mi
Took in for intermittent CEL. CEL due to busted intake manifold, which was replaced under warranty. 
Dec 2014

106000 mi
Driver's side CV boot damaged and leaking grease. 
Dec 2015

109000 mi

US $2800
Timing chain tensioner failed. Car jumped timing on start up. Cylinders/valves okay, not repaired. Timing chain, tensioner and misc. replaced. 
Mar 2017

118000 mi

US $3600
Rear main seal leaking, replaced. Fuel filter/line clogged. Door lock/open mechanism not working properly. Car would not recognize door was open most of the time. Would occasionally fail to unlock remotely. Would click/hum at times. Torn CV boot, passenger side front. 

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2008.5 Volkswagen GTI 4dr Hatch

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

Volkswagen GTI in Massachusetts, United States
Mar 2015 - Dec 2015
Nov 2015

102900 mi

US $350
Leaking o-ring on transmission. Had to be replaced and refilled with transmission fluid. 

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2008 Volkswagen Rabbit 4dr Hatch

twincharged 140hp 1.4L I4 6-speed automated manual FWD

Volkswagen Rabbit in Israel
Oct 2008 - Mar 2010
Oct 2009

16120 mi
The man at the shop found that there is kind of "bump" at beginning of drive. Software was updated with reflash, solved partly. Computer of transmission replaced. Car is OK. 
Mar 2010

18600 mi

$110
While driving on a highway, I felt that the engine is not having its actual power, like a fuel blockage. Car was scanned by computer, and that's what showed the turbo-sensor probem. Replaced sensor. 

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2008 Volkswagen Rabbit 4dr Hatch

turbocharged 105hp 1.9L I4 Diesel 5-speed manual FWD

Volkswagen Rabbit in Germany
Sep 2009 - Apr 2018
Jan 2017

75640 mi

€400
Bearings replaced 
Apr 2018

79980 mi

€100
Replacement [brakes] 

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2008 Volkswagen Rabbit 4dr Hatch

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

Volkswagen Rabbit in California, United States
Aug 2014 - Apr 2015
Apr 2015

97000 mi
Various electrical quirks displayed, including an occasional failure to open the trunk lid and difficulty starting. New battery fixed these issues. 
Volkswagen Rabbit in British Columbia, Canada
Mar 2008 - Apr 2015
May 2008

620 mi
Louvers on dash hvac vent non operable. 
Volkswagen Rabbit in New Jersey, United States
Aug 2010 - Mar 2012
Oct 2011

48300 mi

US $300
malfunctioning wheel bearing passenger side rear wheel 
Volkswagen Rabbit in Illinois, United States
Dec 2009 - Aug 2010
Dec 2009

37076 mi
Replaced Evaporator Purge Valve under warranty 
Mar 2010

39675 mi
Replace LDP Pump under warranty Replace Rubber Door Seal under warranty 
Aug 2010

44627 mi
Rear Door would not open (Handle did not engage latch/lock). Reattached latch rod that disconnected inside door Reattach loose rear door handle cable/rod under warranty. 
Volkswagen Rabbit in Pennsylvania, United States
Apr 2011 - Mar 2012
Sep 2011

39000 mi
oil consumption test. determined that oil consumption was within spec. car needs 2 quarts every 1200 miles. 
Volkswagen Rabbit in Maryland, United States
Jan 2014 - Mar 2015
May 2014

42100 mi

US $3000
dryer unit disintegrated and spread throughout the system. Pump was replaced twice only to fail after a couple of weeks. A specialist recognized the "black sludge/ residue" in the coolant lines. Required complete clean and new pump 
Volkswagen Rabbit in Georgia, United States
Aug 2011 - Feb 2012
Aug 2011

53800 mi

US $1800
Both cooling fans replaced. Transmission valve body harness replaced. 
Sep 2011

56000 mi
Valve body harness broken, $800 (VW America picked up the tab) 
Jan 2012 Transmission valve body and valve body harness broken and replaced. $2000 (VW America covered with extended warranty on valve body. 
Volkswagen Rabbit in Maryland, United States
Jul 2012 - Nov 2017
Mar 2015

75000 mi

US $250
Purge valve went bad - replaced. Spark plugs replaced. 
Apr 2016

86700 mi

US $750
- Left CV boot leaking - 4 new tires - alignment 
Aug 2016

90000 mi

US $14
Check Engine light: P0455 Engine felt jerky. Took 2 attempts to start car after fill up. Replaced the purge valve, problem went away. 
Oct 2016

92500 mi

US $50
Threw codes: P0691, P0322, P0106. Replaced crankshaft position sensor (P0322) and all codes went away. Car drives well. 
Volkswagen Rabbit in California, United States
May 2011 - Aug 2011
Jun 2011

138000 mi

US $670
pcv valve, and timing belt now in shop again,transmission 
Jul 2011

140000 mi

US $2055
replaced tranmission with a used one; rebuilding transmission would have been between $3500.00 and $5200.00 
Volkswagen Rabbit in Florida, United States
May 2008 - Mar 2011
Jul 2010

12000 mi
Foul smell when turning on air conditioner. It was fixed under warranty. No charge for fixing it. 
Volkswagen Rabbit in British Columbia, Canada
Apr 2010 - Jun 2011
May 2010

42780 mi
Left rear wheel bearing repaired under warranty Left rear wheel bearing repaired under warranty 
Volkswagen Rabbit in Maryland, United States
Aug 2009 - Dec 2013
Dec 2009

39000 mi
windshield wiper washers didn't work 
Volkswagen Rabbit in Alberta, Canada
Nov 2011 - Jan 2012
Jan 2012 Only unrepaired item...small stress crack in windshield. 
Volkswagen Rabbit in Ontario, Canada
Jul 2008 - Jun 2018
Dec 2010

23560 mi
engine light on, reset no fault found 
Mar 2011

24800 mi
Engine does not heat up after 20 minutes when ambient temperature is colder than -15C. TOld by dealer that this is a design fault in the 2.5 L engine. 
Dec 2013

55180 mi

C $1000
Height mechanism on drivers seat failed. Seat frame replacement is the only fix. 
Mar 2016

74400 mi

C $850
Thermostat failed Rust over both front wheel wells 
May 2016

76260 mi

C $54
rust over wheel wells, bottom driver door 
Apr 2017

83080 mi

C $400
failed abs sensor on rear wheel 
Jun 2017

84320 mi

C $1300
rear wheel bearings and abs sensors 
Jul 2017

84320 mi

C $900
radiator replaced 
Volkswagen Rabbit in Texas, United States
Feb 2010 - Jun 2018
Mar 2012

46000 mi
Rear doors do not unlock with remote consistently. Dealer could not duplicate. Edit: Battery was low. Replaced battery and have had no further problems. 
Jun 2012

49000 mi
Replaced AC compressor under warranty. 
Jul 2015

83300 mi
Replaced radiator fan. Replaced air conditioning refrigerant. 
Jan 2016

79700 mi

US $200
Replaced headliner. 
Volkswagen Rabbit in Delaware, United States
Sep 2015 - Sep 2018
Dec 2017

138000 mi

US $500
Replaced drive shaft with a failing CV joint, . Shaft was seized on, so it required additional time to complete the service.  Ball joint was replaced as well. 
Volkswagen Rabbit in Ontario, Canada
Aug 2009 - Apr 2016
Feb 2015

144460 mi

C $35
CEL on, code read Evap valve leak 
May 2015

148820 mi

C $250
Radiator fans died, the bigger one was working over time and was extremely loud. Changed both fans 
Oct 2015

156240 mi

C $300
Exhaust was coming in through cabin vent. Discovered cracked flex pipe. Mechanic replaced the flex pipe and there is no sign of exhaust fume in cabin anymore. 
Mar 2016

164300 mi

C $1200
Main pulley rubber part was worn and the rest had slight vibration. Changed entire pulley system 

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2008 Volkswagen Rabbit 4dr Hatch

170-horsepower 2.5L I5 5-speed manual FWD

Volkswagen Rabbit in California, United States
Sep 2008 - Sep 2012
May 2009

14000 mi
Sirius receiver was not recognizing the radio network. Could not activate radio with the provider. Dealer found receiver to be faulty. Ordered a new receiver to be installed later. Installed new sirius receiver. Problem solved 
Oct 2011

54000 mi
CD player would show an error code and not play CD's. Google showed that it required a complete replacement or battery unplug and reset. Did battery reset and works fine. CD player would show an error code and not play CD's. Google showed that it required a complete replacement or battery unplug and reset. Did battery reset and works fine. 
Volkswagen Rabbit in Wisconsin, United States
Sep 2011 - Mar 2016
Oct 2012

26300 mi
Replaced audio component head unit/cd changer due to malfunction. Malfunction occurred when attempting to load CD in to 6 disc changer. Replacement covered by VW CPO warranty. 
Volkswagen Rabbit in Ontario, Canada
Jan 2008 - Jun 2018
Feb 2008

186 mi
HVAC system non-functional on day three of ownership. Repaired under warranty 
Feb 2009

8060 mi
Door well ice buildup cause door frame to bend. VW has a TSB out on this problem. Fixed in two days under warranty. http://www.golfmkv.com/forums/attachment.php?s=ccb7f2b371065cff170b26fcc609f451&attachmentid=13110&d=1184246514 
Dec 2009

22940 mi
Valve on fuel pressure purge system needed to be replaced after CEL and gas cap light came on. 
Feb 2010

24180 mi
CEL on. Dealership said it had to do with the fuel tank pressure purge valve. Had been replaced after a similar CEL a month ago. Dealership suspects drastic weather changes (which are occurring) can affect function of the valve, tripping the sensor. 
Jul 2011

37820 mi
Door lock stopped working, so car alarm would not arm. Dealer replaced door lock mechanism. Problem solved. Owner thought alarm was the problem, not the lock. 
Mar 2012

44640 mi
Differential broke apart into the transmission and clutch. Dealer replaced entire transmission, differential and clutch under the powertrain warranty. No warning, unclear why this failed so catastrophically. Dealer was surprised. 
Oct 2013

61160 mi
Dealer noticed a hole in the catalytic converter assembly. Replaced entire assembly, including the converter under the emission system warranty. 
Oct 2014

70360 mi

C $919
Heard creaking and low popping noise during low speed steering. Dealer reported front strut mounts were seizing. Front struts and wheel bearings replaced, re-aligned. T-stabilzer links re-used. 
Jun 2015

75020 mi

C $450
Heard a whine / squealing from the engine. Dealership replaced alternator pulley and belt. Problem fully corrected. 
Feb 2017

78120 mi

C $200
Sway bar was loose. Repair was made. 
Sep 2017

80600 mi

C $125
Sway bar was becoming loose. Replaced. 
Dec 2017

83700 mi

C $1000
Wiring to hatch reverse lights had worn out, rear backup lights no longer working. Wiring was re-done. Rear wiper arm had cracked, wiper blade no longer moved. Wiper motor fine, arm replaced. 
Volkswagen Rabbit in Ontario, Canada
Dec 2008 - Jun 2011
Jan 2009

8060 mi
There was water leaking into the cabin. They replaced the back windows seal. It should be fixed. 
Feb 2010

19840 mi
The driver side power lock switch was faulty. It only worked half the time. 

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2008 Volkswagen Rabbit 2dr Hatch

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

Volkswagen Rabbit in Florida, United States
Dec 2010 - Sep 2014
Jun 2014

96000 mi

US $700
AC compressor replaced 
Volkswagen Rabbit in California, United States
Mar 2010 - Jun 2011
Apr 2010

15000 mi
Tightened B pillar trim (rattle), replaced drivers side door seal (wind noise). Replaced wheel (peeling clear coat), replaced side skirt (bowed). Tightened B pillar trim (rattle), replaced drivers side door seal (wind noise). All fixed under warranty. Replaced wheel (pealing clear coat), replaced side skirt (bowed). Both under warranty. 
Volkswagen Rabbit in California, United States
Apr 2014 - May 2014
May 2014

58000 mi
Not the first time I've had this problem, the valve body was bad and I had it replaced once but they installed the wrong part and had to reinstall it again. Turns out the re-installed the wrong part again and now it was replaced again. 
Volkswagen Rabbit in Alberta, Canada
Mar 2009 - Mar 2011
Apr 2009

22940 mi
Engine Speed Sensor Replaced 
Volkswagen Rabbit in California, United States
Jul 2013 - Sep 2016
Jun 2014

66000 mi
Vacuum pump replacement Replace defective part 
Dec 2014

68000 mi

US $105
Defective Transmission Valve Body which was covered under extended warranty. Vacuum pump is leaking oil, gasket need replacement. Recirculation flap motor needs replacement. 
Feb 2015

68000 mi
Replaced the gasket around the vacuum pump that should have been done when the vacuum pump was replaced. 
Volkswagen Rabbit in Maryland, United States
Jul 2015 - Jun 2018
Jul 2017

70900 mi

US $400
CV Boot Joint wore down and had to be replaced. 
Feb 2018

82000 mi

US $350
Shock absorber repair 

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2008 Volkswagen Rabbit 2dr Hatch

170-horsepower 2.5L I5 5-speed manual FWD

Volkswagen Rabbit in Texas, United States
Nov 2008 - Jan 2012
Apr 2009

12000 mi
Front strut mounts replaced to correct low speed steering noise 
Volkswagen Rabbit in California, United States
Mar 2009 - Jun 2018
Apr 2018

117000 mi

US $2000
Tie rods & control arms were worn out (still original). Those were replaced, and I elected to upgrade my shock absorbers and springs to lower my car while they were already doing suspension work. 
Volkswagen Rabbit in California, United States
Jan 2018 - Mar 2018
Mar 2018

70000 mi

US $350
Headliner falls down, replaced by third party upholstery shop. 
Volkswagen Rabbit in New Mexico, United States
Sep 2011 - Jan 2016
Nov 2012

68300 mi

US $20
CEL indicated a small evaporative leak. I reset the CEL and it came back on a week later. After checking VW forums for the issue, I replaced the purge valve. This appears to have resolved the issue. 
Sep 2015

104000 mi

US $550
Door lock module failing. Symptom is the 'lights on' warning chime has stopped sounding when opening the door with lights on and keys out. VW online forums suggest it is a common issue with the door module. A/C takes extended time to start cooling and does not cool very much. Search of online VW forums indicate it is likely the A/C compressor solenoid needing replacement. Replaced all 4 struts/shocks, mounts, bearings, bump stops and stretch bolts. (note that original mounts were in good condition and could have been reused. Bearings and bump stops would need replacement.) 
Oct 2015

104700 mi

US $310
Had 3rd party shop replace a/c compressor solenoid. 
Jan 2016

108000 mi
Door lock module never fixed. 
Volkswagen Rabbit in Minnesota, United States
Aug 2015 - Dec 2016
Dec 2016

97000 mi
Hatch latch will sometimes not lock or unlock. Repair shop claims the lock actuator was starting to fail. 
Volkswagen Rabbit in Texas, United States
Aug 2015 - Jun 2016
Dec 2015

108000 mi

US $600
Radiator Leak. Needed to be replaced. 
Volkswagen Rabbit in Quebec, Canada
Oct 2012 - Mar 2018
Mar 2013

76260 mi

C $900
The rear window broke into pieces for no apparent reason as we were putting the bike rack on the trunk. 
Jun 2014

84940 mi

C $40
The exhaust pipe disconnected in the middle of the car. 
May 2015

92380 mi

C $760
Replaced both links due to clacking noise in the front (ends loose). AC has a leak, recharged with colorant in fluid in order to find the hole later. The flex pipe broke off (disconnected) from the exhaust pipe behind the engine. A new flex pipe was welded to the exhaust system. 
Aug 2016

107880 mi

C $730
One of the rear caliper was seizing and my disk disintegrated prematurely. Had to change one caliper and both rear brakes. Parking brake broke loose when yanking on it a few months back. My wiper transmission broke. One of the rubber donut in the articulation wore off and the arm disconnected itself. 
Sep 2016

110360 mi

C $1000
Tires starting to wear uneverly, suspension needed to be changed 
Jun 2017

117800 mi

C $560
Replaced 2 tension pulleys from the belt system + both belts. They were making noise. The mechanic had a hard time removing one of them. It got stuck to the open position after removing the belt. Coil #1 replaced ABS sensor replaced on passenger rear wheel. But sensor touching Wheel bearing... so bearing will need to be replaced soon. 
Aug 2017

122140 mi

C $200
The ABS sensor was not working because of a rear wheel bearing being rusty and slightly deformed. So the bearing was changed (rear right), and the sensor was changed. The check engine light has been on since 3 months, code : misfire on cylinder #1. The coil has already been replaced, so we try to change the spark plugs to see if it removes the check engine light. It did not. 
Nov 2017

125240 mi

C $240
The starter broke, but the mechanic now understood all the previous problems since the summer. Mechanic repaired starter temporarily. The head gasket has a leak : that's why I was having a misfire code on coil #1, and smoke out the back on startups, and having to top off coolant regularly. Put leak stopper fluid in the coolant tank in hopes that it will clog the head gasket leak... so far it holds well! 
Dec 2017

127720 mi

C $60
The rear exhaust pipe disconnected from the rest. Got welded back on. 
Feb 2018

131440 mi

C $125
Driver side tie rod end needed to be changed. 
Volkswagen Rabbit in Texas, United States
Dec 2012 - Jul 2014
Feb 2014

109600 mi

US $350
Battery replaced 
Jul 2014

111000 mi

US $400
Airbag warning light came on and horn was not working. Replaced the clock spring on the steering wheel 
Volkswagen Rabbit in Minnesota, United States
Oct 2010 - Mar 2011
Dec 2010

57000 mi

US $25
Interior door handle broke off, breaking window switches. 
Volkswagen Rabbit in Massachusetts, United States
Dec 2008 - Mar 2017
Jul 2009

18000 mi
Vibration felt in front end. Steering wheel vibrates at highway speed. Could be a tire issue although shop was unable to replicate it. 
Jan 2011

67700 mi
The fuel filler cap area was cleaned. Debris caused a fuel filler cap light to come on, followed by a MIL light. After cleaning the light went out. No further issues. 
Sep 2015

92000 mi

US $300
Passenger door would not lock (alarm would not arm). Door latch parts replaced. 
Mar 2017

119000 mi

US $4100
Damage to block, oil pan cracked away from block. I was driving on the highway and I tried to avoid a cloud of debris (as were other vehicles). I could hear some of the debris pinging on the car. At that moment the engine quit. very stran 
Volkswagen Rabbit in New York, United States
May 2012 - Jun 2013
Sep 2012

33000 mi

US $400
Frozen caliper, caliper replaced 

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2008 Volkswagen R32 2dr Hatch

250-horsepower 3.2L V6 6-speed automated manual AWD

Volkswagen R32 in Maryland, United States
Jan 2010 - Mar 2011
Jul 2010

37000 mi
Check engine light came on 
Dec 2010

42000 mi
Inserted foam in each door to prevent ice damage. Replaced seals in both doors 
Volkswagen R32 in Texas, United States
Jun 2008 - Mar 2010
Oct 2008

18000 mi
Replace strut bearings 
Volkswagen R32 in California, United States
Jun 2015 - Jun 2018
Dec 2016

65000 mi

US $635
Replaced tensioner pulley which had frozen and the main engine belt that broke. Also replaced two other pulleys on engine. Repair shop stated the bearing in these pulleys on German cars wear out. 
Volkswagen R32 in Texas, United States
Jun 2008 - Mar 2010
Nov 2008

5000 mi
Vehicle occasionally stumbles or stalls after being refueled. There may be a problem with the 2 piece tank design and the evap canister/purge valve that makes the car overly sensitive to "topping off;" drawing fuel into the canister and soaking it.  During pre-delivery inspection, dealer neglected to remove the rubber spring spacers on the front suspension, which are designed to elevate the front end of the vehicle 1.5 inches to prevent scraping the front valance during shipping. Spacers removed. Rear license plate light fixture fell out of bumper...was improperly assembled and mounting plate was broken Dealer replaced entire fixture. 
Volkswagen R32 in Texas, United States
Nov 2009 - Feb 2016
Dec 2010

29000 mi
Popping noise from right strut bearing. Dealer replaced both strut bearings. Problem fixed. 
Aug 2012

40800 mi
Replaced springs and struts to correct 1/2 inch difference in height between right and left front wheels. 
Mar 2014

55000 mi

US $410
Right front strut bearing replaced 
Volkswagen R32 in Maryland, United States
May 2009 - Jun 2018
Dec 2010

40000 mi
Serpentine Belt snapped & shredded due to seized & broken tensioning pulley. 2 idler pulleys damaged from belt. Replaced all of them. 
Mar 2013

74000 mi
noise from strut mounts, they were replaced 
Oct 2016

124700 mi

US $1000
AC Compressor pulley broke 
Mar 2017

132000 mi

US $1200
Cooling fans and thermostat stopped working - replaced. 
Jul 2017

136000 mi

US $600
DSG fluid leak from Mechatronic unit 
Volkswagen R32 in Delaware, United States
Jun 2015 - Sep 2018
Jun 2018

108000 mi

US $800
Replace CV boot Worn serpertine belt replaced. Coolant leak. Hole was found in reservoir. 
Volkswagen R32 in Ohio, United States
Mar 2009 - Jun 2018
Feb 2011

24500 mi

US $80
TSB 57 08 15 12/10/2008 Cowl water that is flowing into driver door area, and on freezing, could deform driver door on opening. Install parts and gasket material to inside fender well area and door to divert this water flow. 
Jul 2011

28000 mi
Driver door latch malfunction--replaced under warranty 
Sep 2011

29000 mi
Mechatronic unit of the DSG tranny diagnosed for slow downshift into first gear on a rolling stop. Setting within the unit found at 82/spec of 87, and reset to 88. 
Dec 2011

35000 mi
The tensioner pulley seized and broke the serpentine accessory belt 
May 2014

54000 mi
Small cooling radiator fan not working. Electric fan control module removed and replaced 
Nov 2014

58400 mi
Getting intermittent high revs at idle (1100) on a warm engine in a stopped mode. Had VW analyze; found no codes, and cleaned mass air flow sensor, and installed new air filter. No change to problem—waiting for dealer to schedule a return. 
Feb 2015

61100 mi
Follow-up to 11/2014 service--no cause of continued intermittent high idle revs found--battery tested OK--no codes found 
Mar 2015

62000 mi

US $196
Driver side headlight dim--replace HID bulb 
Jun 2015

64000 mi
power window switch on driver's door does not always activate the driver and/or passenger windows 
Sep 2016

74000 mi
Replace Haldex clutch which developed noise on slow speed turns left or right. Part replaced under the Fidelity extended warranty--Gold Plus--as purchased from the dealer after the expiration of the OE warranty at five years-60.000 miles. 
Dec 2016

75000 mi
Driver seat got "locked" in the adjustable position on the seat rails. Not able to be moved via the driver bottom seat lever, or the top seat cable-lever. Corrected--NC--, but to return car for the same problem via the top seat lever only. 
Jan 2017

63000 mi

US $269
Driver seat top handle cable-operated seat control broke. Seat unable to be operated manually forward to allow a passenger to enter into rear of vehicle. 
May 2017

78000 mi

US $404
Install new "adjustable" [WHITELINE] front control arm rear bushing kit to bring the front wheel alignment caster specs into OE manufacturer's specified range--out-of-range prior to changes due to normal wear. 
Oct 2017

80000 mi

US $474
R&R both rear axle shaft seals R&R right rear spring 
Nov 2017

80000 mi
Check on auto adjust headlight system--headlights out of focus 
Feb 2018

83000 mi
Replacement of air baffle under engine due to improper re-installation at last oil change in 9/2017. Rear three retaining bolts fell out, and, on backing out of drive in heavy snow on driveway, the "drooping" baffle was torn at the rear end. 
Volkswagen R32 in Pennsylvania, United States
Nov 2008 - Feb 2011
Jun 2010

44000 mi
Gas gage stopped working. 
Volkswagen R32 in Maryland, United States
Aug 2009 - May 2012
Dec 2009

31000 mi
DSG Transmission jerky and rough at low speeds; "rev hang" at high speeds when should be upshifting. 
Jan 2010 Cruise Control does not work approximately 1 out of every 10-15 vehicle starts. If vehicle is shut down and restarted, problem generally goes away. Shop unable to replicate on this trip. Returned within the week for Cruise control issue because the problem had re-occurred during my drive. Took to shop and left car running so they could test while issue was happening; problem successfully replicated and issue located; parts on order. 
Feb 2010

37000 mi
Cruise Control repair parts installed and system tested for 5 full days while working with VWoA. Problem eventually rectified. 
Volkswagen R32 in Massachusetts, United States
Aug 2008 - May 2013
Sep 2008 There was a missing interior trim piece in the trunk. 
Jun 2009

5000 mi
air conditioning did not blow cold. found out that i needed a high pressure switch and the part had to be ordered. High Pressure switch was installed and AC now works fine. The Drivers door would lock automatically even if the door is open! Dealership told me i need a new door lock module and they didn't have any in stock so they needed to order the parts and i have an appointment on 7/11/09 to have it installed 
Jul 2009

6000 mi
new door lock module was replaced, door locks functioning as intended now. repair took only 45 minutes. 
Feb 2011

16000 mi
Recall on the Mechatronic unit of the DSG transmisstion. Car would jerk upon going into 1st gear and some times would "Thunk" when shifting into reverse. Recall replaced the mechatronic unit. cruise control not working. Dealer "forgot" to repair it while it was in for recall work on another issue. This is the second time the dealer "forgot" to look at it. 
Jun 2011

21000 mi
cruise control was not working, dealer determined that a switch needed to be replaced but they did not have one in stock. drivers side headlight was out. Second time in six months. Dealer determined that the "igniter/ballast" was bad and had to order parts. dealer replaced drivers side headlight bulb and "ballast/igniter" dealer installed new cruise control switch. works perfectly now new bulb that was installed is not aimed properly. the light is shining to the left. Dealer tried to level the bulb during this trip but was unsucessful. Will need to drop it off at a later date to have them look at it again. 
Jul 2011

21000 mi
had another trip to the dealer, explained to them that the passenger side bulb was not now aimed properly. Was told bulb had fallen out of "holder". Theyalso aligned the drivers side headlight After the last trip to dealer, i was driving at night and my headlights were aimed at the road signs above the highway, had little light on the road ahead of me. They had the car for 2 days, replaced what they called a Defective Bulb" 
Dec 2011

23000 mi
Auto Leveling headlights are still shining too high. Dealership still unable to correct. 
Jul 2012

27000 mi
ongoing problem with autoleveling headlights. lights shine too high and to the left and right. dealer adjusted lights but they are now too low. i adjusted them myself at home and they are nearly perfect now. 
Volkswagen R32 in Michigan, United States
Mar 2008 - Jun 2012
Aug 2008

5000 mi
Occasionally the radio loses all presets and can't access the Sirius tuner. At the time VWoA had advised that a software update would be available in the future. The car was in service for 1 day, but the issue was not resolved due to the software update.  
Apr 2012

48000 mi
Performed VW service bulletin to replace the Mechatronic unit, replaced fluid per proceedure, also replaced internal fluid filter. 
Volkswagen R32 in Colorado, United States
Feb 2008 - Apr 2010
Jul 2008

3000 mi
Had front grill replaced with holeless/plateless grill as per VW TSB. 
Volkswagen R32 in Rhode Island, United States
Jan 2010 - Nov 2011
Jul 2011

36000 mi
Warning light indicating left headlight failure. Driver's side HID bulb after only 3 yrs. Dealer agreed to handle replacement of this VERY expensive bulb under factory warranty. Here's hoping 2nd bulb fails under warranty as well. 
Volkswagen R32 in Maine, United States
Oct 2013 - Dec 2015
Aug 2014

24100 mi

US $400
strut mount 
Sep 2015

31000 mi

US $450
A/C Controller leak 
Volkswagen R32 in Kansas, United States
Dec 2011 - Sep 2016
Nov 2012

35300 mi
Driver side rear differential output shaft seal leaking. Replaced seal. Covered under powertrain warranty. 
Jan 2013

36200 mi
Driver side door sensor failed. This caused the car to think the door was always closed. Bearings in tensioner pulley were failing. Replaced pulley. 
Volkswagen R32 in Illinois, United States
Feb 2008 - Nov 2010
Sep 2008

4000 mi
Buzzing passenger door speaker. TSB exists, but dealer has never heard of it! 
Nov 2008

5500 mi
Dealer added TSB foam to door panel which made buzzing worse. 2nd attempt added 'more' insulation, and seems to have worked. Dealer removed passenger seat to re-attach pulled seat backing. 
Dec 2008

7000 mi
Buzz in passenger door panel fixed. 
Volkswagen R32 in Michigan, United States
Nov 2011 - Jan 2013
Apr 2012

69000 mi

US $98
DSG malfunction. After cold start, car fails to engage 2nd gear. Dealer could not reproduce problem due to warm weather and no code was thrown. Problem has happened around 10 times. 
Volkswagen R32 in Maryland, United States
Dec 2011 - Jun 2018
Feb 2012

32100 mi
Replace noisy serpentine belt tensioner 
Dec 2012

39000 mi
Fuel smell in vehicle, installed fuel tank ventilation valve assembly kit per recall 209P 
May 2015

62100 mi

US $310
A/C sensor failed, causing system to leak. Sensor replaced, system recharged. 
Oct 2016

70200 mi

US $40
One of two horns replaced 
Jul 2017

72500 mi

US $110
Replace headlight bulb 
Volkswagen R32 in California, United States
Feb 2013 - Dec 2014
Mar 2013

50000 mi

US $436
AC stopped working. Defective valve found, replaced and system recharged. 
Apr 2014

54500 mi

US $100
Lost a HID low beam. Replaced it and had the car serviced. 
Volkswagen R32 in Virginia, United States
Dec 2011 - May 2013
Feb 2012

24000 mi
a/c pressure sensor leaking refrigerant. replaced switch, recharged system. 
Jun 2012

30000 mi
rear axle seals weeping. Replaced seals. small rattle in steering coloumn 
Jul 2012

31000 mi
I found and fixed a loose bolt on the steering coloumn U-joint that was causing the joint to rattle back and forth after the dealer was unable to. 
Volkswagen R32 in Virginia, United States
Sep 2007 - Feb 2011
Nov 2010

37900 mi

US $1000
Lumbar support motor was inop. Dealer replaced harness under warranty. Starter assembly in steering column was faulty, "clicking" on first start-up. Caused door locks to act strangely, not functioning correctly when increasing and decreasing speed past 10 mph. Dealer replaced assembly, problem solved. 
Volkswagen R32 in Florida, United States
Sep 2010 - Dec 2014
Oct 2010

34000 mi
Master seal (between transmission and motor) found to be leaking. 
Jan 2011

36200 mi
Low coolant light appeared when I picked up the car. No leak. 
Jan 2012

37700 mi

US $215
Water pump failed at end of 10 hour drive. Serpentine belt failed as result. Engine over-heated, but temperature gauge showed normal. Engine froze, inoperable. Car towed to dealership. VW warranty covered long-block engine replacement. 
Jun 2012

47000 mi

US $380
Owner requested Haldex service Rough shifting, dealer reset computer Car has tall block from January engine failure with cylinder coils from failed engine. Engine stumbles at idle. Mechanic "reseated" the cylinder coils, said that fixed it, but it did not. 
Aug 2012

47800 mi

US $192
Engine stumbled at idle. Previous repair unsuccessful. Assigned different mechanic. Scope showed misfire #2 cylinder. Swapping #2 coil with #3 coil moved misfire to #3 cylinder. Coil replaced, not in warranty, though "powertrain" is. Headliner separation, drooping over rear 60% of interior. VW "courtesy" replacement. (Vehicle resides in Florida). 
Volkswagen R32 in Wisconsin, United States
Apr 2012 - Aug 2017
Aug 2014

57600 mi

US $430
Idler pulley was replaced and belt. Pulley was making a sound. 
Volkswagen R32 in California, United States
Nov 2010 - Jul 2013
Jul 2011

32700 mi
moisture in taillight 
Volkswagen R32 in Washington, United States
Jul 2012 - Jul 2018
Aug 2014

71000 mi

US $377
Wheel bearing began making noise 
Jan 2017

94000 mi
Replaced catalytic converter due to CEL. 

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2008 Volkswagen Jetta / Rabbit / GTI

Engine not specified

Volkswagen R32 in Greece
Mar 2011 - Dec 2012
Mar 2012

31000 mi

€1000
A motor belt was loose 
Sep 2012

39680 mi

€500
oil leak, TSB 
Volkswagen Rabbit in Pennsylvania, United States
Sep 2009 - Mar 2010
Oct 2009

27000 mi
Brake Lights out 

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2008 Volkswagen Jetta / Rabbit / GTI 4-door

turbocharged 4-cylinder automated manual 2WD

Volkswagen GTI in Bashkortostan Rep., Russia
Jun 2008 - Jan 2017
Dec 2016

69440 mi
lights are always going out 

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2008 Volkswagen Jetta / Rabbit / GTI 2-door

6-cylinder automated manual AWD

Volkswagen GTI in Alabama, United States
Feb 2008 - Jun 2008
Jun 2008

1000 mi
I brought in the car for what I considered to be a DSG glitch in June, '08; VW acknowledged the troublesome behavior in question but said it was "normal". No fix. 

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2008 Volkswagen GTI 4dr Hatch

turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4 6-speed manual FWD

Volkswagen GTI in British Columbia, Canada
Jul 2012 - Dec 2013
Jan 2013

54560 mi
Engine light on. Started running rough on freeway. Dealer said 2 ignition coil-packs were failed or failing. Replaced under warranty. Engine light is now out. Car runs like new. Goes like stink! 
Volkswagen GTI in Ontario, Canada
Nov 2008 - May 2014
Sep 2010

31620 mi
Driver side door would not lock with the key fob.  
Volkswagen GTI in Minnesota, United States
Jul 2011 - Apr 2013
Apr 2013

70000 mi
Tensioner was making noise, they replaced it and the timing belt at no charge. 
Volkswagen GTI in Massachusetts, United States
Apr 2008 - Sep 2008
Jul 2008

5000 mi
Brought my car in for the 5000 mile service. Warning light came on on the way home. Brought back to dealer. Oil filter failed, cylinder misfiring, could not repair. VW is putting us in a new '09 GTI to avoid further inconvenience for us. 
Volkswagen GTI in New Jersey, United States
Aug 2016 - Oct 2016
Sep 2016

88000 mi

US $50
Exhaust clamp rusted through, creating a slight buzz. Replaced clamp 
Volkswagen GTI in New York, United States
Jun 2008 - Nov 2010
Jul 2009

12000 mi
Loud clunk heard from front subrame or suspension upon acceleration, braking or turns. One click from each acceleration direction imlies loose bolt holding front subframe to unibody A/C weak. Tightened down the high/low pressue switch and recharged system with freon.  Clunk Repair was not successful the first time (bolts were tightened), and was not successful this second time around. This time lower control arm bushings were replaced. The clunk was back on the drive back home from dealer 
Aug 2009

13000 mi
"could not replicate knocking noise" For subframe knocking - they changed all subframe bolts. Solution lasted for about a day at most, then started clicking again Performed TSB that was originally released for Passats to replace 2 bolts and install 2 shims. (2) 7M3-499-349-A - plate/shim (2) N-908-235-01 - BOlt 
Sep 2009

14000 mi
Dealer broke control arm bolt during previous visit. Replaced for free. 

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2008 Volkswagen GTI 4dr Hatch

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

Volkswagen GTI in California, United States
Apr 2012 - Jan 2014
Jul 2012

88800 mi

US $55
Support strut under shifter was bent and rubbing on exhaust pipe. Repaired by straightening. 
Dec 2012

97000 mi

US $756
Battery was producing error reports so replaced. 
Nov 2013

111700 mi

US $644
Replaced fuel tank, pump and filter. 
Volkswagen GTI in Indiana, United States
Mar 2009 - Jun 2010
May 2009

32000 mi
an engine fan burned out.  engine fan repaired under warranty 
Volkswagen GTI in Ontario, Canada
Oct 2010 - May 2013
Nov 2010

22320 mi
Electronic part of drivers door latch intermittent. I.e. door open indicator, headlight on warning indicator etc. 
Jan 2011

27860 mi
Bad door latch sensor fixed after tech examined car at -15 Celcius ! Replaced part of drivers door latch under warranty. Latch was not *telling* the central locking computer that the door was open. All kinds of bizarre effects of that. 
Sep 2011

29140 mi
Drivers side rear door locking intermittent.  
Nov 2011

29760 mi

C $740
Dealer replaced the rear door latch 
Jul 2012

34400 mi

C $70
rear wiper arm broken. probably caused by stress of winters and snow + car washes. Rear washer also damaged but still useable 
Volkswagen GTI in Alabama, United States
Sep 2013 - Sep 2015
Jan 2014

US $210
Car had to be towed to replace starter. 
Sep 2014

112000 mi

US $250
Strut mount and bearing bad Headliner defective 
Feb 2015

120000 mi

US $500
Cracked coolant fitting. Had to replace and replenish coolant. PCV valve broken, causing oil consumption and seals leaking. 
May 2015

122000 mi

US $200
A/C compressor took a long time to start pumping, sometimes 5 to 10 min. Found bad small Aux radiator fan and main problem was the Refrigerant Control Valve had malfunctioned requiring replacement and evacuation and recharge of R-134a 
Jun 2015

124000 mi

US $16
Fabric on door panel glue and foam deteriorated causing to fall. Used spray adhesive to glue back but repair looks bad. 
Volkswagen GTI in California, United States
Jul 2010 - Jan 2014
Oct 2011

42000 mi
PCV valve was replaced. Unsuccessful repair. 
Aug 2012

55200 mi
iPod Dock creates feedback through stereo, repairs under warranty extension as this was in shop just prior to 50k mile extension for this problem. finally fixed in fifth attempt when dealer realized problem was with the dock not cable or audio system. 
Jul 2013

71000 mi

US $1400
Water pump replacement - engine overheating. Replaced timing belt, etc at the same time. 
Volkswagen GTI in California, United States
Jul 2012 - Jul 2017
Oct 2012

58000 mi

US $360
Cylinder 3 coil pack failure caused vehicle to go into limp mode. Undrivable 
Nov 2012

59200 mi

US $60
Turbocharger hi-pressure hose to intercooler o-ring failure 
Oct 2013

71200 mi

US $700
Engine check light and subsequent code revealed a cooling performance warning, engine not warming up correctly. Required new thermostat and coolant flush to correct 
Mar 2014

80000 mi

US $1200
split outer CV Joint boot required replacement of drive-shaft 
Jul 2014

83300 mi

US $160
Intercooler charge pipe disconnected 
Sep 2014

85000 mi

US $200
Changed HID bulbs and igniters, a job that should take no longer than 10 minutes took over 2 hours dues accessibility and component design! 
Jan 2015

74300 mi
CV Joint failure again 
Aug 2015

90600 mi

US $300
Failure of the crankcase ventilation valve in the intake system causing boost pressure loss. Apparently a design fault requiring additional retrofit parts from VW at owners expense. Additional work not undertaken 
Volkswagen GTI in Wisconsin, United States
Apr 2010 - Apr 2011
Mar 2011

57000 mi
Small oil leak at crankcase breather. Valve was replaced and it fixed problem. 
Volkswagen GTI in California, United States
Sep 2010 - Dec 2013
Oct 2010

40000 mi
Loose subframe 
Sep 2011

47000 mi
Headlight error light intermittent on console. Bulb replaced at no cost. 
May 2013

59400 mi
I believe alternator was replaced. 
Volkswagen GTI in California, United States
Sep 2009 - Nov 2015
Nov 2009

26000 mi
Again reported that DSG surging at low speed, and got VWoA involve. They reflashed the transmission. Problem not fixed. Timing belt replaced under warranty because of failure of tensioner. Symptom: cricket sound noise from timming belt cover. 
Feb 2010

29000 mi
Transmission mount failure. Bolt actually broke off. Replaced mount and main transmission support bolt with new ones. 
Oct 2010

35300 mi
Whining noise when car started. Loud noise when shutdown. PCV valve failure. Had to wait 2 days for replacement to arrive and installation. DSG surging continued to get worse. Went to a different dealer. VWoA released a new Customer Service Program to replace the Mechatronic Unit (due to a faulty bushing in unit, causing exact condition as I have claimed). Part ordered. 
Apr 2011

40500 mi
Replaced DSG mechatronic unit. Still have a clunk when downshift from 2 to 1, but VW says this is normal. 
Volkswagen GTI in California, United States
Feb 2011 - Mar 2016
Dec 2011

59979 mi
Replace crankcase breather tube under warranty 
Dec 2015

106000 mi

US $80
Change out low-pressure fuel sensor P/N: 06E906051K 
Volkswagen GTI in Ontario, Canada
Apr 2008 - Apr 2012
Dec 2008

8060 mi
Replaced sunglass holder. 
Volkswagen GTI in California, United States
May 2013 - Apr 2016
Jun 2013

67000 mi
Drivers door central locking module 
Oct 2013

70800 mi

US $1000
Creaking noise from front end while tuning the stealing wheel. Replaced strut tower bearings 
Apr 2015

84300 mi

US $1750
Cam follower punched a hole in crank case 
Volkswagen GTI in Minnesota, United States
Mar 2009 - Apr 2012
Jan 2011

34700 mi
Bad rear left wheel bearing. Replaced under warranty. Replaced window motor: it ran backwards from all the other windows. 
Volkswagen GTI in New South Wales, Australia
- Jun 2010
Sep 2009

9300 mi
Replacement of faulty O2 sensor 
Jan 2010

12400 mi
Securing of fuel line causing rattle 
Mar 2010

15500 mi
Rattle from rear door trim 
May 2010

16740 mi
Rattle from front door trim 
Jun 2010

18600 mi
Replacement of faulty fuel pump 
Volkswagen GTI in Texas, United States
Feb 2011 - Jul 2014
May 2012

53400 mi
Upper strut bearing failure on Drivers (left ) side. Dealer also replaced right side too. And replaced wheel bearings and left side half shaft 
Volkswagen GTI in California, United States
Oct 2013 - Nov 2013
Nov 2013

102000 mi

US $600
Valve cover gasket leaking, replaced 
Volkswagen GTI in Ontario, Canada
Mar 2016 - Jun 2018
May 2016

76300 mi

C $700
Corrosion, worn brake parts including calipers. Warranty denied for rust claim on front wings. 
Jun 2018

94860 mi

C $600
Left front bearing. 
Volkswagen GTI in Greece
Dec 2010 - Jan 2011
Jan 2011 Sometimes and only in the M (manual) mode the second gear could kick in a little harsher. Been checked with no evident cause, had also a dsg software update. I was told there is no problem with it although it was not fixed. 
Volkswagen GTI in Virginia, United States
Oct 2011 - Jun 2018
Mar 2014

60000 mi

US $200
CV boot was torn and was replaced.  Coolant flange leak that was repaired under warranty. 
Feb 2015

73000 mi

US $2000
Coolant pump leak. Oil leak from rear main seal. 
Oct 2015

78300 mi

US $300
Coil packs stopped working 
May 2016

83900 mi

US $1300
Coolant leak. Water pump failure. 
Apr 2017

88000 mi

US $350
Sputtering under acceleration. Coil packs and spark plugs replaced. Creaking from drivers side. CV joint replaced 
Jul 2017

89000 mi
Leaking coolant. Can't find source 
Dec 2017

92000 mi

US $1300
Catalytic converted replaced 
Jun 2018

94000 mi

US $1000
Intake manifold Squealing noise. AC compressor was replaced but ultimately was pcv valve 
Volkswagen GTI in Ohio, United States
Jan 2009 - Jun 2011
Apr 2010

27000 mi
Leak in high pressure switch allowed loss of refrigerant from A/C. 
Volkswagen GTI in British Columbia, Canada
Nov 2007 - Dec 2008
Dec 2008

7440 mi
The car was always burning substantial amounts of oil (1 qt / 1500km ). First dealer said it was "within spec", second dealer would look at it but car got totalled before we got there. 
Volkswagen GTI in Illinois, United States
Nov 2008 - Jan 2010
Jan 2009

9000 mi
Bad fuel pressure sensor. VW replaced unit. 
Volkswagen GTI in California, United States
Jun 2008 - Oct 2014
Dec 2010

15000 mi
Intermittent long crank when starting. Fault codes found for ignition switch, which was replaced under warranty. 
Jul 2012

21000 mi

US $400
Cylinder misfires due to two failing ignition coils when accelerating quickly. Replaced all ignition coils. 
Jul 2013

26000 mi

US $450
Audio controls on steering wheel, horn, and paddle shifters were not working. Airbag fault light was on. Fixed by replacing contact ring in steering wheel. 
Volkswagen GTI in North Carolina, United States
May 2008 - Apr 2016
Jun 2013

17000 mi

US $225
Airbag fault light came on. Ended up being a faulty clockspring. Volkswagen agreed to pick up 75% of the cost even though the car was under warranty. 
Volkswagen GTI in California, United States
Apr 2008 - Oct 2014
May 2008

2000 mi
Weak A/C performance / Center air vent rattles 
Dec 2011

35000 mi
Ignition coils packs and spark plugs were replaced for misfires Mechatronics transmission valve body unit replaced for jerky shifting 
Feb 2012

37000 mi
Timing belt sqeaking noise replaced timing belt and tensioners 
Jul 2014

68500 mi

US $800
cam follower, hpfp, cam chain, cam tensioner replacement 
Volkswagen GTI in Ohio, United States
Feb 2008 - Apr 2017
Mar 2011

40000 mi

US $30
Mechatronics unit replaced on DSG transmission through recall. Transmission would sometimes shift erratically before replacement. Mechatronics unit replaced on DSG transmission. Done free under warranty and part of recall. Transmission shifting rough before repair. A widespread problem with VW DSG transmissions. Had trans filter replaced as routine maintenance. 
Apr 2012

50500 mi
AC high pressure switch replaced and refrigerant added. AC was not blowing cold air, AC unit would not turn on. 
Aug 2012

53700 mi

US $150
Engine would crank but wouldn't start. Cracked and burned out coil pack and other wiring. Small electrical fire. Replaced wiring and 4 coil packs and associated parts. Again had trouble starting after repair. Took back to dealer. Took back in for intermittent starting problem due to unsuccessful repair of previous coil pack problem. Also had dealer check problem with car not sensing that the driver's door was open (no chimes, no dome light, etc.). Continued to have hard start problems. Diagnosed as fuel tank pump not holding pressure and fuel filter needing replaced. Estimated repairs-$450. Opted not to repair items. Will get rid of vehicle soon. Warning: Don't buy VWs. 
Oct 2013

65300 mi

US $200
Replacement of HID headlight bulb. 
Aug 2015

78800 mi

US $50
Loud exhaust. Shop put on a patch between muffler and exhaust pipe. 
Volkswagen GTI in Connecticut, United States
Sep 2008 - Jun 2018
Sep 2009

5000 mi
Sometimes the car fails to start in the morning. Three repair trips so far, but the dealer cannot find anything wrong with it. 
Mar 2011

12000 mi
Steering wheel buttons replaced. 
Volkswagen GTI in Pennsylvania, United States
Jan 2009 - Jun 2018
Jun 2010

21000 mi
Not enough oil. Engine stopped. Warning came on: your engine stopped because oil is too low. Firestone put in 3 quarts of oil. At no cost. Went to VW. Was told the engine can use up to one quart/600 miles. No damage. Valve stuck. Replaced.  
Dec 2016

57000 mi

US $600
Had to replace the coils. 
Apr 2017

60000 mi

US $283
He backer plate of the right rear brake rusted through and rubbed agains the brake rotor. Needed to be replaced. 
Mar 2018

74000 mi

US $600
Backing plate rusted through - rubbed against rotor - left rear side 

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2008 Volkswagen GTI 2dr Hatch

turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4 6-speed manual FWD

Volkswagen GTI in New York, United States
Jan 2017 - Mar 2018
Feb 2017

88000 mi

US $30
Diagnose brake check light on intermittently beginning in January. Problem was damaged wire harness. Chose not to fix as yet. 
Volkswagen GTI in Georgia, United States
Feb 2010 - Jun 2011
May 2010

42000 mi
TPMS light on and off intermittently. Re-calibrated system, but light came on within 10 miles after leaving. Replaced TPMS control unit. Light back on with in 10 miles again. Loud popping sound heard and felt when cornering. Replaced suspension bushings and sub-frame bolts. Found that oil was down nearly three quarts after only 6 weeks of owning the car. Changed the oil (it was due anyway) and will monitor regularly. Either left the dealership way down, or is burning a significant amount of oil. Finally discovered faulty TPMS sensor in FR wheel. Replaced and light hasn't come back on in 2 days (where it was on nearly constantly before). 
Volkswagen GTI in Ohio, United States
Jan 2009 - Dec 2011
Dec 2009

16000 mi
Horn stopped working and blew fuses. Dealer found a short in the horn and ordered a new part to replace it. 
Mar 2010

19000 mi
Ice buildup inside door caused damage to the bottom front corner of door when door was opened. 
Volkswagen GTI in Indiana, United States
Feb 2008 - Nov 2010
Mar 2008 The wiper blade had a streak portion, so they replaced the entire arm. 
Aug 2008

6000 mi
Rear washer diffuser cap had disappeared. Dealer ordered replacement, installed on subsequent visit. Same problem occurred in same time frame in 2002 on previous new 2002 GTI. 
May 2010

28000 mi
Flaking paint on 1 wheel center cap. 
Volkswagen GTI in Georgia, United States
Oct 2010 - Jun 2011
Nov 2010

43000 mi

US $381
Dealer replaced left front CV joint 
Dec 2010

43000 mi

US $784
grinding sound coming from suspension. Dealer lubed and all joints. problem solved. 
Volkswagen GTI in Illinois, United States
Dec 2011 - Jun 2013
Jul 2012

38000 mi
Passenger side (small) cooling fan seized. 
Volkswagen GTI in Washington, United States
Oct 2008 - Mar 2010
Oct 2008

7000 mi
Torn passenger side CV-boot. Unknown cause for tear. 
Volkswagen GTI in Ontario, Canada
Aug 2008 - Mar 2012
Apr 2009

16120 mi
Engine cooling fans kicking in when engine is not even at operating temp. Fans replaced under warranty. 
Oct 2009

22320 mi
Sporadic fuel pressure 
Sep 2010

37200 mi
Failed ignition coil. Coil and burnt connector/wiring replaced under original warranty. 
Feb 2011

40520 mi
Broken driver's side lumbar support 'bird twitter' sound from engine when cold 
Mar 2011

43400 mi
Supposed to have repaired broken lumbar support, but still not working. Also did not re-install the seat correctly. Annoyed. 
Apr 2011

44640 mi
Water found in spare tire wheel well. Source traced to faulty seal in right tail light. 
Jun 2011

47120 mi
Fixed lumbar. Fixed leaking tail light seal. 
Volkswagen GTI in Massachusetts, United States
Jun 2010 - Aug 2016
Apr 2011

25300 mi
Fuel line rattle, TSB. 
Jul 2016

54000 mi

US $435
Turbo blow off vale failure 
Volkswagen GTI in Massachusetts, United States
Mar 2009 - Sep 2014
Jul 2009

40000 mi
Car makes a clunking sound when making turns. I've pretty much dropped the problem with the dealer, going to try and perform the fix myself. I suspect that it is the infamous (on the forums, at least) loose subframe bolt issue.  
Jul 2013

108700 mi

US $180
AC pressure switch needed to be replaced. AC system was then recharged. 
Jun 2014

126000 mi

US $7
Bad fuel cap gasket was causing CEL 
Jul 2014

126700 mi

US $75
Bad coil pack 
Aug 2014

128000 mi

US $40
Xenon bulb needed to be replaced 
Volkswagen GTI in District of Columbia, United States
May 2009 - Jun 2018
Mar 2011

36000 mi
Trip computer that measures trip time driven, trip distance, avg trip mpg, instant mpg, etc. was not resetting on cold starts like it is supposed to. The computer was replaced and has worked properly ever since. 
Feb 2017

78000 mi

US $250
Replaced front axle assembly in order to replace torn CV boot. 
Volkswagen GTI in New York, United States
Dec 2007 - Mar 2011
Jun 2009

15000 mi
Check engine light - Low-pressure fuel sensor replaced. 
Jan 2011

36000 mi
Noise from front drivers side suspension when increasing or decreasing throttle during slow turn. Control arm bushing replaced based on TSB recommendation. 
Feb 2011

37000 mi
Sway bar linkages replaced under warranty 
Volkswagen GTI in Texas, United States
Sep 2008 - Jun 2017
Apr 2009

10000 mi
Complained of inconsistent idle quality. Can feel cylinder 'misses' that the ECM doesn't detect. Occurs at traffic light stops. Dealer kept all day, idled thru 1/4 tank of gas, said they couldn't feel it. Did not charge anything. 
Jan 2012

49000 mi
Replaced PCV assembly 
Mar 2012

50000 mi

US $180
Engine would not respond to throttle & CEL was flashing; code unreadable at dealer, required reflash of ECU; this resolved problem. 
Nov 2016

100700 mi

US $100
replace passenger door electric lock mechanism; door would not lock or unlock most of the time. 
May 2017

106000 mi

US $150
compressor regulator went bad and high pressure sensor went bad; replaced regulator, have not replaced sensor yet. 
Jun 2017

108000 mi

US $65
Replaced AC pressure sensor 
Volkswagen GTI in Georgia, United States
Nov 2007 - Jul 2018
Nov 2009

23000 mi
Replaced fuel sensor. 
Mar 2011

36000 mi
Oil leak around valve cover. Gasket replaced and  defective PCV valve replaced. 
Sep 2011

43000 mi
Rear hatch struts would no longer hold the hatch open. The dealer replaced under warranty. 
Jul 2015

91000 mi

US $100
One coilpack went bad, but replaced all 4. 
Sep 2015

95000 mi

US $70
Cleaned carbon deposits from intake valves. Replaced DV valve. 
Sep 2016

109000 mi

US $25
#1 Coilpak failed. 
Oct 2016

109800 mi

US $300
Drooping Headliner replaced. 
Apr 2018

123000 mi

US $305
AC pressure switch went bad and leaked all Freon. Switch was replaced and system recharged. 
Volkswagen GTI in Virginia, United States
Sep 2010 - Apr 2011
Oct 2010

54000 mi
Window switch replaced on drivers side. Rattles not fixed. 
Volkswagen GTI in Virginia, United States
Oct 2013 - May 2016
Oct 2014

80000 mi

US $1000
Both fans needed replacement 
Oct 2015

89200 mi

US $300
The moonroof was opening and closing all by itself, even with the car parked and turned off. Two dealers were not able to fix this! Took it to Eurowerks, and so far, so good. 

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2008 Volkswagen GTI 2dr Hatch

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

Volkswagen GTI in California, United States
Jan 2016 - May 2017
Mar 2016

135000 mi

US $2650
Replaced coil packs Replaced thermostat Both headlight bulbs replaced 
Volkswagen GTI in California, United States
May 2013 - Sep 2015
Aug 2013

80900 mi

US $550
Wheel bearing failed and was replaced successfully. 
Jan 2014 Cam follower. Light on, mechanic recommended replacement. The 2008 VW GTI is an expensive lemon. 
Jul 2014

87000 mi

US $1320
Thermostat was stuck open. Required replacement. $720. Turbo Bypass Valved was frayed (the stock one is made out of plastic, a bad choice). Not only did it affect power, but it caused oil to leak. $600. 
Dec 2014

91000 mi

US $430
Two of four ignition coils were faulty. Symptoms included loss of power and misfires. 
Volkswagen GTI in Oklahoma, United States
Nov 2013 - Nov 2014
May 2014

67000 mi
REPLACED FAULTY INJECTORS, REPLACED PLUGS, WIRES, COILS. CLEANED INTAKE HEADLIGHT OUT Replace the left headlight. Owner supplied. 
Volkswagen GTI in Oregon, United States
- Feb 2008
Feb 2008

100 mi
Oil leak in one of the lines feeding into the oil cooler/filter housing. More annoyance than real problem. Was slightly discouraged to find a leaking car (haven't seen any of my cars leak oil for over 25 years), but all is well now. 
Volkswagen GTI in Ohio, United States
Jul 2010 - Jun 2012
Jan 2011

35100 mi

US $45
Rear brake lightbulb replaced. 
Dec 2011

48000 mi
Fuel pump went out 
Volkswagen GTI in Tennessee, United States
Sep 2008 - Jul 2011
Jul 2010

15000 mi
Software revision level check for engine management system and transmission control system. Reported as being latest levels. 
Volkswagen GTI in California, United States
Aug 2008 - Nov 2011
Dec 2008

5000 mi
Carpet pulling up.  
Mar 2010

23000 mi
Jerky transmission, recall. 
May 2010

24400 mi
Recall for jerky DSG transmission performed in May. I complained and complained but it was "Normal" until the recall came out. It surged and jerked on light throttle. 
Sep 2010

28000 mi
The loose carpet on the drivers side was attached again Aux audio jack was replaced 
Jan 2011

21800 mi

US $45
Headlamp out  Moisture in rear tail light 
May 2011

37700 mi
A updated valve of some sort was installed car was making wierd noises 
Volkswagen GTI in Illinois, United States
Sep 2008 - Apr 2010
Jan 2009

5000 mi
Both of the 12V outlets did not work after only 3K. I took the car in at 4900K for service and fuses were replaced and outlets now work.  
Volkswagen GTI in Alabama, United States
Oct 2009 - Apr 2011
Apr 2011

32000 mi
AC stopped blowing cold. Shop said it was a pressure switch. New switch installed and system recharged under warranty. Also ordered part for TSB issue for the DSG transmission. Part ordered but not installed. Car traded for 2011 GTI 4 door TSB for mechatronic unit (DSG). Ended up trading car for a new 4 door model. Repair was not reason for trade... have a kid on the way.  
Volkswagen GTI in Illinois, United States
Feb 2009 - Apr 2012
Apr 2009

9000 mi
Front Passenger Seat Belt release button rattling. Rattle behind glovebox. I believe it is the common VW Fuel Line Rattle. Could not replicate the day I took it in. DSG transmission shifting poorly and surging at low speed. New Mechatronic unit ordered. Repaired Seat Belt. Rattle is gone. New Mechatronics unit installed in the transmission. Surging gone. Trans seems to shift more smoothly. 
May 2009

9000 mi
Transmission when downshifting into 1st while coming to a stop causes a slight vibration through the car and often "thuds" into 1st gear. Was told transmission was acting normally. 
Dec 2009

15000 mi
Car was having sporadic very hard 2-3 upshifts while in "D" mode. Dealer could not replicate. No repair made. Car had noticeable rattle behind glovebox during cold weather and at idle. When dealer had car, apparently rattle was not present. Returned to dealer for sporadic very hard 2-3 upshifts while in "D" mode. Took tech in car while owner drove. Was able to replicate hard 2-3 upshift multiple times. Tech noted problem. Owner told dealer needed to call VW for help in finding repair Returned car to dealer for software update to transmission computer. Repair successful. Very hard 2-3 upshift has not returned. 
Dec 2010

18000 mi
CDC Hardware Error displayed when trying to play CDs in changer. Replacement head unit ordered New head unit delivered and replaced. Fixed the CDC Hardware Error problem. Fuel line rattle. Repaired using TSB. 
Jan 2011

18000 mi
on/start radio volume always at set level. old radio and manual state if low volume at off, will be low volume at on. but higher/set volume when turned on than when turned off. dealer acknowledged, said this is how new radios work. no fix. 
Mar 2011

19000 mi
Rear hatch / trunk light not working. Rear hatch also not closing properly when holding in the VW Emblem latch mechanism. Hatch open sensor broken, causing both problems. Hatch thinks it is always closed. Replacement sensor ordered. Same radio "on" volume problem. Volume always at approx level 5 when turned on, even if at lower volume when turned off. Dealer said radio is indeed not working properly. Ordered a new head unit. 
Apr 2011

20000 mi
Head unit was replaced in hope of repairing ON volume issue. New head unit does the same thing. Told "this is how they work now" Rear hatch sensor was replaced. hatch closes properly now and rear hatch light comes on properly. While replacing rear hatch sensor, technician left scratches on the bumper clear bra, improperly installed rear trim, and left pry marks along trim. new trim pieces ordered. new clear bra ordered. 
May 2011

22000 mi
Replaced interior trim and put on new clear bra. However, during interior trim install, they noticed prior damage and have ordered another new trim piece to be installed later. 
Jun 2011

25000 mi
Returned for repair of additional damaged part. Arrived at dealer. Replacement part was damaged out of box. Dealership cut me a check for value of parts and labor. 
Volkswagen GTI in Arkansas, United States
Dec 2008 - May 2009
Jan 2009

9000 mi
Light bulb in right mirror blinker (LED inside sideview mirror) went out.  
Mar 2009

12000 mi
A terrible rattle at idle, diagnosed as TSB for fuel line rattle.  
Volkswagen GTI in Illinois, United States
Feb 2008 - Sep 2014
Mar 2010

40000 mi
DSG hard shifting issues and surging at low speed. Dealer reflashed ECM and TCM. 
Dec 2012

72000 mi

US $83
The low-speed radiator fan (electric) seized up and needed to be replaced. The fan was replaced. 
May 2013

82000 mi

US $500
Intake runner flapper motor that controls variable valve timing was failing intermittently, causing the MIL to be illuminated. 
Volkswagen GTI in Texas, United States
Jul 2008 - Jul 2010
Jul 2009

12000 mi
Rear hatch was not aligned properly (not a problem or fixable) even though it clearly is off.  Rattle, could not replicate. 
Jul 2010

23000 mi
Only problem when sold was rattling speakers in doors when music playing. 
Volkswagen GTI in New York, United States
Apr 2008 - Jun 2016
Aug 2014

62000 mi
Leak turbo 
Volkswagen GTI in North Carolina, United States
Apr 2012 - May 2012
May 2012

54000 mi
Driver door lock would make repeated clicking noises. Dealer replaced lock mechanism, then a week later the new lock stopped working and I had to climb in from passenger side. Took it back to dealer, supposedly fixed now. 
Volkswagen GTI in Maryland, United States
Oct 2010 - Feb 2014
Nov 2013

34600 mi
Mechatronic unit replaced under warranty. Transmission shifts were very rough. 
Volkswagen GTI in Virginia, United States
Jun 2008 - Oct 2009
Jul 2009

42000 mi
Megatronic Unit replacement. Transmission reprogramming. The Megatronic unit had to be pulled off the factory line in Wolfsburg, Germany. Fuel pump sensor replacement. 

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2007.5 Volkswagen GTI 2dr Hatch

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

Volkswagen GTI in Victoria, Australia
Sep 2011 - Jun 2018
Jan 2011

37200 mi
Air conditioning and ventilation, repair 
Oct 2011

40300 mi

A $150
Fuel, intake, or emissions system repair. Engine: fuel, ignition, intake, and emissions systems; also accessory drives, repair 
Jan 2016

71300 mi

A $200
PCV Valve Poor idle. CEL. Replaced Pressure Control Valve (PCV). However it was noted the part was physically damaged and may have been since it was installed at 60,000km. 
Feb 2018

96720 mi

A $150
CV Boot split. CV Boot replaced. 
May 2018

99820 mi

A $500
Fuel Pump 

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2007 Volkswagen Rabbit 4dr Hatch

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

Volkswagen Rabbit in Michigan, United States
Oct 2014 - Dec 2014
Nov 2014

198300 mi

US $200
Replaced right half axle Driver's side lower CV joint failure. Replaced half shaft. 
Volkswagen Rabbit in Massachusetts, United States
Apr 2007 - Sep 2014
Jan 2007

51200 mi
Replaced engine control module power relay 
Mar 2008

22000 mi
Dead ECU. 
Jun 2010

63000 mi

US $150
Replaced a torn CV joint boot. 
Sep 2012

104000 mi

US $320
EPC light, replaced crank sensor. 
Mar 2013

117000 mi

US $300
Replaced a CV joint boot. 
Jun 2013

122000 mi

US $200
Fixed a muffler leak 
Jan 2014

US $300
Replaced a cracked vaccum line in the brake booster circuit. 
Sep 2014

140000 mi
The automatic transmission failed, repair cost too high, traded the car in. 
Volkswagen Rabbit in California, United States
Mar 2012 - Jul 2019
Apr 2015

101300 mi

US $150
Front driver side axle needed to be replaced 
Mar 2016

110000 mi

US $650
Vacuum pump in brake system was leaking oil, requiring replacement. Part was $350, labor about $200, plus steam cleaning engine to remove oil. 
Jul 2016

112500 mi

US $180
Check engine light and rough idle. Diagnosed by shop as failed coils, quoted $40/coil and ~$150 labor. Purchased replacement parts and made repair myself. Also replaced spark plugs at the same time. 
Sep 2016

115000 mi

US $500
Rear wheel bearings replaced. 
Jan 2017

112000 mi
Rough idle, diagnosed as recurrence of problem with coils/ spark plugs. Previously repaired July, 2016. Used retained parts from prior job to fix new problem, will be ordering more coils. 
Feb 2017

120000 mi

US $2000
Rough shifting esp. btw. first and second. Diagnosed as worn valve body box. $1000 part, $500 labor, etc. Replaced transmission fluid, which was otherwise due at 120k service. 
Apr 2017

122000 mi

US $166
Serpentine belt failed. Replaced belt. 
Volkswagen Rabbit in California, United States
Feb 2008 - Aug 2015
Apr 2008

14700 mi
Left tail light went out 
Dec 2009

29000 mi
Light bulb replaced. 
May 2010

31800 mi
Fuel pump went out after being in body shop for two months, causing car to stall. Fuel might have gone bad? VW replaced for free under warranty. 
Volkswagen Rabbit in Ontario, Canada
Apr 2008 - Mar 2010
Nov 2009

34720 mi

C $130
Surface corrosion in door sill 
Dec 2009

35340 mi
Surface corrosion in door sill repaired once VW confirmed that it was a warranty covered item. 
Volkswagen Rabbit in California, United States
Mar 2011 - Jul 2018
Sep 2015

144000 mi
Air conditioning compressor going bad 
Volkswagen Rabbit in Colorado, United States
Sep 2006 - Mar 2009
Feb 2009

14000 mi
Airbag warning light was on. Shop traced it to a bad contact, problem went away after they took the airbag assembly apart and put it back together. 

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2007 Volkswagen Rabbit 4dr Hatch

150-horsepower 2.5L I5 5-speed manual FWD

Volkswagen Rabbit in Texas, United States
Dec 2011 - Oct 2017
Dec 2013

112000 mi

US $225
Replaced headliner. Forums say this is a common problem for VW in hot climates. 
Sep 2014

130000 mi

US $347
Replaced failing radiator cooling fan, passenger side 
Mar 2015

140000 mi

US $900
Broken anti-sway bar end replaced Vacuum booster leaking 
Dec 2015

158000 mi

US $530
Replaced belts and worn idler pulley assemblies (plastic rollers wear unevenly, causing slippage. They are also sold only as an assembly with the pulleys, driving up repair costs) 
Jun 2017

191000 mi

US $40
Refrigerant Control Valve was sticking, added AC oil. Now it cools as soon as the engine reaches operating temperature. 
Jul 2017

194000 mi

US $50
Replaced right rear wheel bearing. The job only involves six bolts, but they are hard to reach with the strength required. 
Volkswagen Rabbit in Quebec, Canada
Jan 2011 - Jul 2014
Apr 2011

44020 mi
AC not blowing cold air Radio cracking sound when wet Smyrna replaced 
Jun 2012

61380 mi
Lack of cold air from the ac. 
Aug 2013

78740 mi

C $750
Changed the battery and it was the alternator. But the battery was due. 
Mar 2014

90520 mi

C $700
Rear pads and discs were done. Rear wheel bearing replaced. 
Jun 2014

94860 mi

C $300
Air con not working 
Volkswagen Rabbit in Ontario, Canada
Sep 2010 - Sep 2016
Apr 2011

48440 mi
Directional tabs broke off of 3 vents (2 in front, 1.in rear). Dealer ordered parts. 
Jul 2012

60120 mi
Airbag warning light was on. Passenger airbag replaced under warranty. 
Jun 2013

71300 mi
Passenger seat side airbag faulty. Replaced under dealer repair warranty. 2nd time repair for same airbag. 
Sep 2016

104160 mi
Rust warranty work. Driver's fender at door, rocker panel, and both rear fenders repaired. Driver's fender required replacement as rusted fully through. 
Volkswagen Rabbit in Saskatchewan, Canada
May 2008 - Jun 2018
Nov 2010

52700 mi

C $200
seal leak on transaxle output shaft 
May 2011

59520 mi
leaking transmission seal 
Nov 2011

69960 mi

C $800
Leaking transmission seal. R and r output. Earnings and r and r seals 
Jun 2015

107880 mi

C $1400
Plugged fuel tank vent. Didn't repair right away. Flattened fuel tank and broke pump. 
Jan 2016

78800 mi

C $500
Needed an ignition coil and plugs. Plugs I believe is maintenance but the coil for cylinder 2 had failed. 
Aug 2016

123040 mi

C $800
pollution control air pump had a small leak. 
Jun 2018

149420 mi

C $1300
Electric door latch failed Fuel tank vent was plugged 
Volkswagen Rabbit in Ontario, Canada
Nov 2014 - May 2017
May 2015

92380 mi

C $360
Exhaust flex coupling was leaking, and was replaced. 
Jun 2015

93000 mi
Corroded wire on the rear O2 sensor. Spliced in a new length of wire. 
Dec 2015

94860 mi

C $30
Cabin recirculation motor was broken. Replaced it. 
Nov 2016

97960 mi

C $250
Front brake lines replaced. 
Volkswagen Rabbit in Ohio, United States
Dec 2006 - Jul 2017
Sep 2008

64000 mi

US $550
Front wheel bearing went bad. Dealer discovered rear wheel bearing was also bad. Two wheel bearings were replaced. 
Apr 2009

98000 mi
Headlight bulb burned out. Replaced.  Other headlight burned out 2 weeks later. Replaced. 
Oct 2010

160800 mi

US $350
Check engine light was periodically on. It was discovered that the front O2 sensor wiring was shorting out. O2 sensor was replaced. 
Jan 2013

172500 mi
Air bag light was on. Checked error code and saw service bulletin was issued for bad wiring connector under seat. Removed connector and soldered wires together. Fixed 
Aug 2013

216000 mi

US $30
The trouble light indicated that the fuel cap was loose. It turned out that the fuel tank pressure was not holding because the valve controlling the gas tank fume canister was stuck in the open position. Replaced EVAP canister purge valve. 
Dec 2014

237000 mi

US $100
Rear bearings making noise, indicating wear. Both rear bearings were replaced. 
Nov 2016

256700 mi

US $275
Inner tie rod end had broken due to ball joint corrosion. The tie rod had broken from the inner ball joint becoming immobile from rust and seizing. 
Dec 2016

257000 mi

US $75
Cabin fan speed controller malfunctioned. Only high speed and off worked. Replaced speed controller and blower assembly. Typically resistance from blower motor bearings cause the speed controller to overheat and burn out so both replaced. 
Jul 2017

265000 mi
The ABS light is on. The suspension is loose going around corners. The exhaust system has a leak. Have been ignoring the ABS and suspension the last couple of months but with the exhaust system leak and the high mileage, 265,000 miles, have decided to replace rather than repair the vehicle. 

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2007 Volkswagen Rabbit 4dr Hatch

115-horsepower 1.6L I4 6-speed manual FWD

Volkswagen Rabbit in Ontario, Canada
Dec 2008 - Jun 2011
Jan 2009

27900 mi

C $100
Air noise at highway speeds from rear passenger door. 

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2007 Volkswagen Rabbit 4dr Hatch

102-horsepower 1.6L I4 5-speed manual FWD

Volkswagen Rabbit in Ontario, Canada
Sep 2011 - Jun 2015
Jan 2012

148120 mi

C $400
rear window shattered. Had freezing rain, started car to defrost,came out window shattered 
Nov 2013

183740 mi

C $130
wheel bearing replaced 
Dec 2013

186000 mi
OIL PAN PLUG STRIPPED. HAD TO REMOVE PAN AND DRILL AND RETAP... THE HEATER SWITCH FAN ONLY RAN ON HIGH.. WAS A ELECTIC PANEL UNDER GLOVE BOX 
Mar 2014

197160 mi

C $3000
TIMING BELT BLOWN , HEADS DAMAGED. 
Mar 2015

238080 mi
front wheel bearing noisy. howling sound. replaced noise gone 

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2007 Volkswagen Rabbit 2dr Hatch

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

Volkswagen Rabbit in Alberta, Canada
Feb 2011 - Jun 2018
Jun 2013

50220 mi

C $650
1) Replace left front driveshaft  2) Replace both rear hub bearings 
Feb 2014

57400 mi

C $7
left headlight bulb (again) Both headlight bulbs now replaced 2x. 
Apr 2014

63540 mi

C $430
right outer boot had tear so replaced axle 
Nov 2014

67580 mi
Changed left axle again, due to factory defect...outer boot leaking grease. Repair shop replaced it N/C 
Volkswagen Rabbit in Texas, United States
Oct 2010 - Dec 2011
Aug 2011

74000 mi

US $80
Oil Filter Housing leaking. Replaced with new OEM part.  
Volkswagen Rabbit in Pennsylvania, United States
Mar 2008 - Mar 2010
May 2009

15000 mi
KNOCKING AT IDLE. FORWARD O2 SENSOR REPLACED. 
Volkswagen Rabbit in Minnesota, United States
Mar 2007 - Mar 2010
Jun 2007

2000 mi
visor light on right side would not turn off when visor was pulled down. replaced switch in visor. sun glasses holder in roof console fell open every bump / expansion joint. holder replaced. 
Oct 2007

6000 mi
pass side seat could be adjusted. entire frame was replaced. 
Nov 2008

20000 mi
Brake failure light came on along with abs light. Brake fluid indicator issue turned off abs 
Volkswagen Rabbit in Ohio, United States
Jul 2010 - Sep 2015
Dec 2010

47000 mi
Ipod hookup was not playing well so it was replaced under cerified warranty at no cost to me 
May 2011

51000 mi
The driver side emergency brake handle had a small amount of damage to it. It was replaced under the certified warranty before any further problems developed. 
Jun 2014

93000 mi

US $25
Bad coil pack causing a misfire. $25 and 30 minutes to fix. 
Sep 2014

95000 mi

US $220
Bad rear wheel bearings, replaced both. 
Oct 2014

95500 mi

US $900
Bad valve body, part paid for by VW. Labor I paid for. 
Feb 2015

100000 mi

US $200
Replaced torn cv boot and 2 wheel bearings 

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2007 Volkswagen Rabbit 2dr Hatch

150-horsepower 2.5L I5 5-speed manual FWD

Volkswagen Rabbit in New York, United States
Apr 2011 - Jul 2012
Jan 2012

67100 mi

US $40
wire was frayed on spark plug 
Jul 2012

76000 mi
Erased trouble code before inspection failed inspection needed to drive it before going to inspect. Just driving around waiting for system to be ready 
Volkswagen Rabbit in Washington, United States
Jul 2015 - Jun 2017
Sep 2015

164000 mi

US $2500
Transmission failed without any warning making it unable to drive as well as a safety hazard. I spent 1700 dollars on this. It is a sealed transmission and there is no way to know it is failing and leaking from axels until it is to late. 
Aug 2016

182000 mi

US $850
Sway bar was really bad 
Volkswagen Rabbit in Michigan, United States
Jan 2008 - May 2010
Apr 2008

10000 mi
Rattle coming from HVAC unit at center of the dash. Fixed. Water in the spare tire well, replaced drain plug. Rear windshield wiper spray director fell off, replaced. 
Volkswagen Rabbit in New York, United States
May 2011 - Oct 2015
Oct 2015

114000 mi
Car is rusting on wheel wells and hood 
Volkswagen Rabbit in Ontario, Canada
Mar 2011 - Sep 2016
Mar 2012

32860 mi
airbag warning light appeared: replaced wiring to passenger side airbag (repair covered under VW CPO warranty) 
Aug 2012

37060 mi
Fan only works on High, Resistor replaced - covered under VW CPO warranty 
Apr 2013

41220 mi

C $185
Plastic button on rear side panel that holds up the tonneau cover snapped, required replacement of rear side panel. 125 for the part. Airbag Sensor light on- passenger airbag required replacement 
Nov 2013

47740 mi

C $30
replacement of radio antenna (screw-in mast) - due to rubber failure the mast broke off. Replaced by owner, part purchased at dealer. 
Mar 2014

50840 mi

C $200
EPC light flashed amber then solid (car running rough). Service suggested tow to dealer not drive. Codes cleared (misfire code), car ran fine next trip. Sparks and coils reported OK (sparks changed recently). See if it happens again. 
Aug 2014

53200 mi

C $500
Wheel (left rear) not turning properly - diagnostic revealed seized calliper. Part ordered in for next-day replacement. Replaced cracked rear suspension coil. 
Jun 2015

59520 mi
replaced 2 emissions valves 
Aug 2015

61620 mi

C $600
Some panels replaced or painted due to rust. Covered by VW warranty 
Sep 2016

68200 mi
Airbag sensor light on (not checked) 
Volkswagen Rabbit in North Carolina, United States
Nov 2009 - Sep 2015
Dec 2009

40000 mi
Defective door lock actuator. 
Jan 2010

76200 mi
Defective power door lock actuator caused (1) fuel pump not to prime upon opening driver's door and (2) windows to not open/close when inserting key in driver's door. 
Oct 2010

56500 mi

US $40
Car ran rough on startup in morning, obvious misfire, code indicated cyl 1 misfired. Replaced faulty ignition coil, problem fixed. 
Nov 2010

56000 mi

US $23
A second ignition coil failed (2 failures of original coils within a month), not covered by existing VW recall on coils, VW not willing to reimburse. 
Jun 2015

129000 mi
Fuel pump failed 
Volkswagen Rabbit in California, United States
Feb 2013 - Dec 2017
Jun 2015

118000 mi

US $200
Bad wheel bearing. Replaced bearing w/hub. 
Nov 2016

148700 mi

US $580
Failed ignition switch/steering lock housing 1K0905841 Takes 7-30days for part to be ordered from VW. If your key has issues turning in ignition visit dealer before this part fully breaks!They can replace partial functioning part in 1-2days 
Dec 2016

150000 mi

US $300
Crankshaft Position/Engine Speed sensor. When it goes bad, the car randomly shuts off while driving (because it doesn't sense the engine turning so disables the fuel pump). 
Volkswagen Rabbit in Colorado, United States
Jul 2007 - Jun 2018
May 2010

38000 mi
Noisy left rear wheel bearing. Replaced under warranty 
Mar 2018

84000 mi

US $700
Replace noisy right rear wheel bearing 
Volkswagen Rabbit in Florida, United States
Mar 2014 - May 2018
Apr 2017

51000 mi

US $600
tune-up, plugs and coil pack 
Volkswagen Rabbit in Colorado, United States
Mar 2007 - Mar 2010
May 2007

2000 mi
A rattle coming from the dash was noticeable at highway speeds. Dealer found rattle coming from the right defog vent - dealer insulated vent. Rattle gone. 
Volkswagen Rabbit in Alberta, Canada
Jun 2016 - Jun 2018
Aug 2016

83080 mi

C $130
Old battery failed. Replaced with new 
Mar 2017

81220 mi

C $1000
front crank seal oil leak. Replaced seal 
Jun 2018

85560 mi

C $720
Crankshaft position sensor failed and required replacement small radiator fan failed and seized up requiring replacement 

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2007 Volkswagen R32 4dr Hatch

250-horsepower 3.2L V6 6-speed automated manual AWD

Volkswagen R32 in Tokyo-Shinagawa, Japan
Jun 2011 - Feb 2015
Jul 2014

48360 mi

$500
Something in the A/C was replaced. Do not have details. 

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2007 Volkswagen Jetta / Rabbit / GTI

Engine not specified

Volkswagen GTI in Minnesota, United States
Jun 2008 - Mar 2010
Jul 2008

24000 mi
Burning oil 
Volkswagen Rabbit in Colorado, United States
Feb 2011 - Apr 2011
Mar 2011

65000 mi

US $130
Vacuum hose leak - no power brakes and unstable idle. 

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2007 Volkswagen Jetta / Rabbit / GTI 4-door

turbocharged 4-cylinder automated manual 2WD

Volkswagen Rabbit in Hawaii, United States
Jun 2008 - Nov 2008
Jul 2008

16000 mi
Vehicle stalled without warning in traffic. Low fuel sensor malfunction caused engine to shut down. Rear hatch strut failure, seal on hydraulic pressure strut failed. Hatch will not stay open on its own. Dealer does not have part in stock, needed to be ordered, awaiting arrival of part. 
Nov 2008

17000 mi
New hatch strut installed. Car stalling from "overheating solenoid." A/C conking out. 

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2007 Volkswagen Jetta / Rabbit / GTI 4-door

5-cylinder manual 2WD

Volkswagen GTI in New Mexico, United States
Oct 2006 - May 2007
Nov 2006

3000 mi
Rattle in dash 

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2007 Volkswagen Jetta / Rabbit / GTI 4-door

5-cylinder automatic 2WD

Volkswagen GTI in California, United States
Feb 2008 - Mar 2010
Oct 2008

48000 mi
Tail light replaced. 

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2007 Volkswagen GTI 4dr Hatch

turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4 6-speed manual FWD

Volkswagen GTI in Virginia, United States
Sep 2011 - Aug 2016
Nov 2012

66500 mi

US $500
O2 sensor bad; not happy as the other sensor was replaced just a year ago. 
Dec 2014

87000 mi

US $560
Mass air flow sensor failed, and wiring connector needed repair 
Sep 2015

96000 mi

US $1450
#4 ignition coil shorted and melted wiring leaking valve cover gasket 
Dec 2015

98000 mi

US $1700
remaining coil packs failed; replaced along with spark plugs; other misc top end problems 
Volkswagen GTI in West Virginia, United States
Nov 2007 - Aug 2010
Jun 2007

8000 mi
AC compressor failure - covered under warranty 
Aug 2007

10000 mi
O2 sensor failure - covered under warranty 
Jul 2009

41000 mi
Cruise control stalk failure - covered under warranty 
Jul 2010

58000 mi

US $43
AC would not adequately cool the vehicle after temps reached the mid-90s. VW shop checked all HVAC components, found no issue. AC seems to function normally now. 
Volkswagen GTI in South Africa
Jun 2014 - Jul 2018
Aug 2015

83700 mi

R 30
Transmission Mounting Failed. 
Jun 2017

94860 mi

R 300
Replaced faulty PCV that caused erratic idling. Easy DIY and cheap parts. 
Jul 2017

95480 mi

R 2500
Rear sub-frame bushing worn. Replaced. 
Dec 2017

97960 mi

R 400
Hood strut failed. Replaced. 
Volkswagen GTI in New Jersey, United States
May 2007 - May 2011
Jul 2007

5000 mi

US $58
Rear door does not closed correctly even though the sensor shows is OK. Aligned, but not well enough. 
Aug 2007

7000 mi
Rear hatch was fixed. It was misaligned. 
Jan 2008

18320 mi
Rear hatch is misaligned. Under warranty, replaced caps for front headlights and rattle from the center console. Also tried to ajust the rear hatch but without success. Need to reschedule for this problem. 
Feb 2008

19000 mi

US $60
After 2 unsuccessful allignments they desided they need to order hinges for the rear door! 
Mar 2008

19000 mi
Hinges replaced. 
Apr 2008

21000 mi
They align the rear door again! 
Jun 2008

25000 mi
Sunroof could not close. So they replace the entire sunroof! 
Aug 2008

26000 mi
Rattle from under the dash could not be replicated. Recalled also repair successfully. Sunglass holder repair. 
Apr 2009

32000 mi
Rattles in dashboard Driver door was misaligned. Panel from roof came off by the rear hatch where the hinges are. 
May 2009

34000 mi
Engine light on. Replace valve. 
Volkswagen GTI in New Jersey, United States
Jun 2010 - Dec 2011
Oct 2010

56500 mi
Oil being pushed out past the oil cap seal. Replaced PCV system. 
Volkswagen GTI in Minnesota, United States
Jan 2007 - May 2013
Jun 2010

38000 mi
Headlight bulb replaced. Driver side rear wheel well trim loose. Part to be replaced. 
Mar 2012

53000 mi

US $450
Replaced driver side rear wheel bearing. 
Volkswagen GTI in Washington, United States
Jan 2012 - Jun 2016
Jul 2014

143000 mi

US $413
High pressure switch went bad and started leaking. 
Volkswagen GTI in Virginia, United States
Aug 2007 - Jan 2013
May 2008

30000 mi
Oil change and a airbag light came on for a bad sensor on the driver's seat. 
Jun 2008

31000 mi

US $14
Replaced seat belt harness under warranty. Airbag light was on so I took it in during my 30,000 service. 

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2007 Volkswagen GTI 4dr Hatch

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

Volkswagen GTI in North Carolina, United States
Dec 2008 - Jul 2017
Jul 2008

18000 mi
Engine light (replaced PCV valve), dash rattle addressed 
Aug 2008

20000 mi
Engine light (tumble flap motor malfunctioned once, reset light), dash rattle addressed again. Door that was not aligned properly because the dealer did not put the panel back into place correctly after tinting windows was fixed (not car's fault there). 
Sep 2008

21000 mi
Engine light because of tumble flap motor malfunction again. Replaced tumble flap motor. Dealer actually replaced the clip they broke when tinting windows on door but they broke door microswitch in the process - not car's fault. (Found out later). 
Mar 2009

25000 mi
Dash rattle. Replaced door microswitch. Engine light. Engine light for something (think PCV replaced again). Dash rattle again --- actually fixed it for a while. Replaced door microswitch because they broke it while fixing something else they broke on the car. Last time at this dealer. 
Nov 2009

35000 mi
Engine light. Replaced LPFP sensor. Engine light due to LPFP sensor, replaced LPFP sensor. All repairs to date have been under warranty. 
Jan 2010

37600 mi
Replaced front control arms. Replaced front control arms because they were being loud. Warranty paid for it and alignment. Like the new dealer fwiw. 
Mar 2010

39000 mi
clunk noise when turning sometimes. Made car feel not-aligned. Was strut bearing. Repair was difficult to diagnose, had Crunkyprise rental gratis so it wasn't a big deal at least. 
Apr 2017

51000 mi
The AC died. I took the car to the dealership on a Thursday and the service advisor would not get me into a loaner organization rental car because the car could not be verified to be broken. I made an appointment for Friday, dropped it off, and it was repaired on Monday. The dealership got me an Enterprise rental. One of the pressure switches was bad, but I can't remember if it was the high pressure or low pressure switch. 
Volkswagen GTI in Georgia, United States
May 2009 - Aug 2013
Jun 2009

29000 mi
Hissing coming from brake pedal. Was told it may be a hose that needs to be replaced causing a vacuum leak in the brake system. Safe to drive on however. Mechatronic is out of spec, needs to be replaced. Part is being ordered - will be replaced under warranty. 'clacking' sound coming from firewall area. Unable to reproduce during test drive. Still happens from time to time. Dealer said it may be a valve of some such. 
Jul 2009

32000 mi
Replaced brake booster. 
Aug 2009

31000 mi
When they replaced brake booster they damaged a gasket causing me to lose boost. Mechatronic replaced, hose replaced to fix hissing in brake pedal - hose did not fix problem, brake booster ordered. 
Sep 2009

34000 mi
Front right headlight replaced due to accident, shop (dealer based) didn't align headlight. Saw fluid leaking from transmission, dealer inspected, says saw no leaks etc. 
Dec 2009

38000 mi
Replaced Turbo bypass valve (AKA Diverter Valve). The original DV was prone to failure, replacement was 'D' revision piston style. 
May 2010

44000 mi
Intake manifold flapper valve failed and was replaced (possibly along with a ECU reflash) HID bulb turned pink (apparently an indication that they are about to fail) and was replaced by the dealer. 
Jun 2010

45000 mi
Engine made terrible awful noise, misfired @ 2k rpms and above, would not rev above 4k. Noise stopped prior to arrival at dealership, but misfires persisted. Magically corrected itself somehow? I call bulls---. Dealer denies responsibility 
Jul 2010

45500 mi
Check engine light returned 45 minutes after leaving dealer, returned to dealer the next day. 1 mile out from dealer light turns off. Dealer says no codes present. Test drove and still none. Sounds fishy. 
Sep 2010

47000 mi

US $80
Came in for excessive oil consumption and check engine light. Part replaced for check engine light (which later returned) and part ordered (not yet installed). Had oil replaced and weighed and began oil consumption test 
Oct 2010

48000 mi
Came in for completion of oil consumption test. Results were apparently hard to interpret, seemed likes piston rings may be the culprit. Checked the rings, found damage too extensive to repair. Replaced entire engine. 
Nov 2010

49000 mi
CEL came on, turbo bypass valve (or diverter valve) was found found to have torn) and it was replaced. 
Jun 2011

55000 mi
Oil filter housing cracked, was replaced. Not a part covered by warranty. Car threw check code for underboost, recirculation valve replaced 
Jul 2011

56000 mi
Turbocharger needed replacing, parts ordered. Turbocharger replaced. 
Dec 2011

59000 mi

US $1000
Paddle shifter malfunctioned, part ordered. Oil cap broke Paddle shifter replaced Right front brake caliper seized. Caliper assembly needed to be replaced in addition to pads and rotors which were damaged in the process. 
Jan 2012

52300 mi
Broken oil cap and broken engine cover studs replaced. 
Jul 2012

66500 mi
HID Headlight burnt out. Not user replaceable - or at least not conveniently. PCV System had a TSB. Fuel pump had a TSB 
Dec 2012

70000 mi
Seat belt tensioner rattles when going over bumps 
Jun 2013

75000 mi

US $20
Oil cap was broken by engine cover during normal operation of the vehicle. Replaced with new oil cap 
Volkswagen GTI in Texas, United States
May 2016 - Sep 2016
Jun 2016

72000 mi

US $900
Entire headlamp assembly needed to be replaced 
Aug 2016

72600 mi

US $400
Headliner and interior side body panels sagged and had to be reattached or replaced. Didn't come out as well as I would like. 
Volkswagen GTI in Ontario, Canada
Jun 2014 - Jul 2016
Dec 2014

94240 mi

C $1100
Replaced timing belt and water pump Cv boot was cracked. Fixed and regreased 
Sep 2015

101060 mi

C $370
Radiator needed to be replaced. Small crack leaking fluid Warranty rust protection. Trunk replaced and repainted Trunk wiper had to be broken by body shop to replace trunk for rust warranty. Charged me for new wiper had to pay to get car back. Following up with VW Canada 
May 2016

108360 mi
Radiator needed to be replaced again. Covered under parts and labour warranty 
Volkswagen GTI in Colorado, United States
Jul 2007 - Apr 2008
Mar 2007

1000 mi
Check airbag light. TSB performed on passenger wiring harness under warranty. 
Nov 2007

10000 mi
2 TSB's performed. One to reflash the radio to remove "bass spikes". Another to replace the driver door control/window motor to correct security led remaining on. 
Jan 2008

11000 mi
Emergency brake handle rattled. Center dash diffuser vent rattled. 
Volkswagen GTI in Ontario, Canada
Nov 2007 - Oct 2014
Jun 2008

11160 mi
steering rack was groaning Numerous rattles Paint peeling 
Aug 2008

12400 mi
A/c broke, fixed with new compressor. Timing belt needed to be replaced after it "slipped off". 
Apr 2010

37200 mi
cruise control switch needed replacement 
Nov 2013

86220 mi

C $400
Wiper Motor Gearbox seized 
Oct 2014

99200 mi

C $300
Window Regulator Replacement 
Volkswagen GTI in Ontario, Canada
Mar 2009 - Mar 2011
Jan 2010 Fuel line sensor replaced. It was causing a check engine light and was included in a recall. 
Aug 2010

38380 mi
Engine cooling fan failed. 
Volkswagen GTI in Illinois, United States
Jan 2007 - Dec 2014
Jan 2007

1200 mi
Stereo Bass level and volume would suddenly increase when decelerating. The speed sensitive volume was acting in the opposite direction. Fixed via software flash under warranty. 
May 2008

21000 mi
Check engine light came on for air intake. Required known ECU flash. 
Mar 2009

34000 mi
Fuel tank vapor valve stuck - continuous clicking trying to open. 
Dec 2010

70000 mi

US $75
Audio system stuck on CD mode. 
Nov 2013

98000 mi

US $650
Turbo leaking oil 
Dec 2014

105000 mi
Ignition issue repaired as extension of manufacturer's warranty 
Volkswagen GTI in Illinois, United States
Feb 2007 - Jun 2016
Apr 2007

3000 mi
Rear hatch interior trim piece misaligned with tie-down hook. Hole position not allowing hook to fully fit opening. New trim piece ordered and installed for correct fitment. Rear left door had rattle below storage bin. Dealer insulated and/or tightened door components. 
Sep 2008

25000 mi
The cruise control switch failed to activate. It was determined that there was an electrical problem with the switch. New cruise control switch was installed for successful repair. 
Nov 2010

45500 mi
Electric lumbar support for drivers seat had malfunctioned and would not move up or down and caused clicking noises. New lumbar support was installed for successful repair. Center vent in dash rattled. Replaced with new vent for successful repair. 
Aug 2014

91000 mi

US $880
Replaced rear right wheel bearing Popping noise during turning at front left wheel. CV boot was torn, oil leaked out, and damaged axle. Replaced front left axle. 
Aug 2015

106600 mi

US $450
Wheel bearing replaced after noise Ball joint replaced 
Volkswagen GTI in New York, United States
Jul 2009 - Aug 2011
Feb 2010

76000 mi

US $550
Sensor bad in coolant reservoir. Reservoir/sensor assembly replaced. 
Dec 2010

99000 mi

US $250
Replaced left front CV boot which was torn. 
Jun 2011

111000 mi

US $90
Power lumbar support keeps blowing fuse. Probably needs new switch. A/C takes about 5 minutes to start blowing cold. Dealer said it's normal on a hot day. Possibly a switch getting stuck. Could try a $350 repair if it keeps doing it. 
Jul 2011

113000 mi

US $350
Wipers stopped working. Replaced wiper transmission. 
Aug 2011

113000 mi
Lumbar motor keeps blowing fuse. Switch replaced. Problem still there. Motor needs replacing. Too expensive. 
Volkswagen GTI in Oregon, United States
Jan 2014 - Dec 2014
Jun 2014

92000 mi

US $280
part of the A/C system was leaking. Needed replacement and recharge 
Volkswagen GTI in Illinois, United States
Feb 2012 - Jun 2014
Feb 2014

53000 mi

US $2100
2 of 4 ignition coils failed. Dealer suggesting replacing all 4 as a precaution. 
Mar 2014

54000 mi

US $1500
2 ignition coils failed, all 4 were replaced, and had DSG transmission service 
Volkswagen GTI in Ohio, United States
Sep 2007 - Jun 2011
Oct 2007

7000 mi
Replace faulty paddle shifter switch. New stereo software to correct bass flare/ add clock to radio display. 
Oct 2008

12000 mi
Tightened loose dashboard fixation screw which was causing rattle on passenger side. 
Volkswagen GTI in Texas, United States
Sep 2012 - Jun 2015
Jan 2013

US $180
Car was misfiring, throwing CEL's. Mechanic ran fuel injector cleaner through it. 
Feb 2013

105300 mi
Misfires again. 
Mar 2013

107000 mi
Find bad TPMS sensor. 
Jun 2013

111000 mi

US $430
Replaced cracked airbox; oil change. 
Jul 2013

112000 mi

US $280
Replaced coolant with correct coolant; another shop when doing timing belt put in generic coolant instead of required B12 Replacd spark plugs and fuel filter; car had been running lean. 
Oct 2014

139200 mi

US $450
Replace sagging headliner. 
Volkswagen GTI in Oklahoma, United States
Oct 2010 - Dec 2017
Aug 2011

54400 mi
Car was hesitating under heavy load (driving fast up the Rocky Mountains), but would recover under normal driving conditions or if the car was turned off for a couple of minutes. Dealer replaced a faulty fuel sensor. No problems since. 
Dec 2011

58000 mi
Oil rings replaced due to abnormal oil consumption. 
Volkswagen GTI in California, United States
May 2011 - Jan 2012
Dec 2011

75000 mi
Air bag light lit up. Shop read the code and said problem was triggered by a seat belt switch. Reset the AB light and so far it hasnt re-lit. 
Volkswagen GTI in Ontario, Canada
Sep 2015 - Sep 2016
Sep 2016

70060 mi
replace: cam follower, HPFP, intake cam 

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2007 Volkswagen GTI 2dr Hatch

turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4 6-speed manual FWD

Volkswagen GTI in Connecticut, United States
Apr 2011 - Jul 2011
May 2011

29000 mi
Bad coil pack. Bad timing belt due to a defective piece of engine cover rubbing the belt. Took shop over a week of trial and error to solve problem. In the end I ended up having an entire timing belt job done at 18000 miles. 
Volkswagen GTI in Colorado, United States
Jan 2009 - May 2010
Jan 2009

20000 mi
Failed ABS pump fixed under warranty. 
Sep 2009

28000 mi
Intake manifold flap motor fixed under warranty. 
Volkswagen GTI in Florida, United States
Apr 2012 - Jul 2012
Apr 2012

78000 mi

US $291
Replaced intake manifold control motor Replaced cracked vacuum pump hose. Scheduled oil change. 
Volkswagen GTI in Georgia, United States
Feb 2007 - Apr 2011
Jul 2008

22000 mi
A/C compressor stopped working. 
Oct 2010

49200 mi
The A/C stopped working. Shop replaced a faulty switch. 
Apr 2011

52000 mi
Front wheel bearings needed replacement. Decided to trade car in. 
Volkswagen GTI in Connecticut, United States
Feb 2008 - Jun 2011
Mar 2008

14000 mi
Also brake lights did not work, reverse lights came on when brake pedal was depressed. Ordered and replaced brake light switch, also under warranty. CEL due to flapper motor. Replaced under warranty. 
Volkswagen GTI in California, United States
Mar 2007 - Mar 2010
Oct 2007

13000 mi
Airbag fault sensor connector went bad. Replaced part, took about 2 hours. Covered by warranty. 
Volkswagen GTI in New York, United States
Jun 2010 - May 2012
Jul 2011

30000 mi
Drivers door rattle, intermittent interior lights and low pressure fuel pump. Scan code showed bad door latch. Replaced under warranty. Appears to be repaired. 
Volkswagen GTI in Quebec, Canada
Oct 2007 - Jul 2017
Mar 2008

12400 mi
Compass in instrument cluster multi-function display was no longer being displayed and no longer appeared in the settings menu. Fixed by disconnecting battery for 15 minutes to force ECM and compass module reset. 
May 2008

15500 mi
Check engine light came on at 24 500 km, went off by itself at around 25 100 km, after a ~200 km trip. 
Jun 2008

16740 mi
Check Engine light again at 27000 km. This time it's a misfire on Cylinder 2. Reset computer by disconnecting battery for 15 minutes to clear CEL. 
Sep 2008

20460 mi
Manufacturer TSB for intake flap motor replacement that was causing the frequent Check Engine lights. 
Nov 2008

22940 mi

C $10
Intake snorkel access cover went missing. Replaced with new part. 
Aug 2009

34100 mi
Driver and passenger door were damaged last winter by ice accumulation that deformed the sheetmetal near the hinges. This was repaired this August under warranty as it was covered by a manufacturer issued TSB. 
Jan 2010

39680 mi
Electric door lock mechanism sensor failed on driver's side door. The car could no longer determine if door was locked or not, so the "door locked" light on driver's door was lit at all times when car was running, even if door wasn't locked. 
Apr 2010

42160 mi
Driver's side exterior door handle became loose and was coming out of door after improper repair during last service trip.  Driver's seat height adjustment mechanism seized. 
Feb 2011

57040 mi

C $1050
Worn rear-right wheel bearing. Rear washer jet seized to mounting nut and started tracking with the wiper. Wiper motor assembly replaced. 
Mar 2011

58900 mi

C $10
Roof-mounted whip antenna broke off at base. Caused by water infiltration in antenna that caused it to corrode internally. 
Sep 2011

69440 mi

C $650
Relay 167 failed, causing the ECU to stop seeing 4 critical sensors. This caused the ECU to shut down the turbocharger and put the engine in limp mode. 
Nov 2011

71920 mi
Extremely rough idle and check engine light when cold-starting engine. Dealership replaced injector for Cylinder 3 and R&R intake manifold. Rust and paint peeling on hatchback. Waiting on VW Canada analysis for warranty coverage. 
Jan 2012

74400 mi
Rust developed on hatch and driver side fender. Dealership noticed that rear hatch handle was badly corroded internally while repairing a rust problem. 
Feb 2012

75500 mi

C $200
Air recycle flap motor failed, blocking the flap in the recycle position, causing excessive window fogging when driving. Since HVAC was disassembled, also changed blower motor as a preventative measure because it was getting noisy. 
Apr 2012

78100 mi

C $200
Rear wiper nozzle broke 
Jul 2013

96800 mi

C $90
Retaining sleeve rusted out and broke, separating the exhaust system in the middle. 
Aug 2013

99200 mi

C $500
Failing wheel bearing on rear wheel. Dealer replaced. Wiper transmission (linkage) seized because of accumulated corrosion. Dealer replaced with new transmission. 
Nov 2013

102040 mi

C $600
Thermostat failed, causing low coolant temps and CEL 
Jun 2014

108500 mi

C $280
Intermittent communication faults between accelerator and throttle body on cold starts (not while driving). Misfires, goes into limp mode, DTC code appears. Returns to normal when code cleared. Dealer replaced wiring based on TSB for different engine. Replaced accelerator module myself, problem reoccurred two days later. 
Aug 2014

110980 mi
Rust repair covered by VW 12 year warranty. Replaced hood, front passenger door skin, right fender. New parts installed, painted. Vehicle went into limp mode, same issue as previously reported, ongoing problem. Reset ECU and car started correctly again. Root cause still not found. 
Sep 2014

112220 mi

C $300
Replaced engine cover with integrated air filter as current one was coming apart, not sealing up tightly along front edge (wear & tear). No driveability symptoms yet. 
Nov 2014

114700 mi

C $150
Engine running rough with lit CEL and code indicating misfires for cylinder # 3. Replaced all spark plugs and coil packs as a fix + preventative measure. Rear headlight leveling sensor actuator arm corroded through and broke. Replaced with new headlight leveling sensor assembly. 
Jun 2015

120280 mi

C $800
Car developed oil leak at valve cover gasket. Replaced + did regular maintenance oil change at the same time. Car developed oil leak at manual transmission side cover plate (rusted through). Replaced. Mechanic noticed exhaust flex pipe was near the point of failure and recommended a replacement. 
Sep 2015

124000 mi

C $512
Intermittent EPC light when driving. This had multiple fix attempts without resolution since 06/2014, but was now so frequent that another attempt was needed. Fix was to re-do a previous Throttle Body electrical wiring repair by dealer. Replaced rusted rear wiper arm retaining nut. Original nut was in unfinished metal and is exposed to the elements. Replacement VW part # now has a black paint finish. Replaced before nut seized to wiper motor & for cosmetic reasons. 1,60$ 
Feb 2016

128960 mi

C $800
Rear driver side caliper was leaking brake fluid. Replaced with new unit. Replaced driver door skin because of rust. Covered 70% by VW Canada. 
Mar 2016

129580 mi

C $100
Passenger Rear Brake Dust shield rusted out and broke off mounting bracket. Mechanic removed, did not replace as this would involve removing brake disk and potentially damaging bearing. Engine is leaking oil from intake duct. Mechanic checked and was not able to pinpoint source of leak, but suspects turbo blow-by. Windshield Washer fluid bottle is leaking. Losing around 1L per week. Driver door rubber seal was loose when opening door one morning. Noticed missing retaining clip on trim piece. Passenger side rubber seal broken. Noticed while investigating driver side problem reported earlier. 
Apr 2016

130080 mi

C $300
Replaced rear wiring looms (2X) to fix non-functional rear wiper. Some wires in original looms had frayed and broken 
Jun 2016

132680 mi

C $19
Replace L-R bumper side marker lights. Both had cracked reflectors. Mostly a cosmetic issue as both were still in working condition. Replaced headlight washers fluid pump as it was the source of a previously identified washer fluid leak Replaced plastic engine under-shield. Was cracked and drooping. 
Dec 2016

139500 mi

C $1800
Frequent CEL on colder mornings. Diagnosed as carbon buildup on intake valves. Intake cleaning service performed. Car was clunking over bumps and potholes. Mechanic found loose sway bar bushings front and rear. Replaced parts and realigned. 
Volkswagen GTI in Texas, United States
Oct 2012 - Dec 2016
Mar 2014

43000 mi

US $200
leaking valve on compressor. Compressor replaced. covered by extended warranty windshield wiper switch failed. Intermittent fault was hard to find. replaced switch assy. 
Feb 2015

51000 mi

US $500
headliner was hanging down. replaced with non-oem headliner material by specialist shop 
Jun 2016

57000 mi

US $800
loss of coolant. compressor replaced 2 years ago. 
Volkswagen GTI in Texas, United States
Feb 2011 - Jun 2017
Mar 2011

58000 mi
Airbag light on seat belt sensor non-functional. Apparently not covered vwoa after much coercion paid for just the part and I have to pay labor. 
Feb 2012

67000 mi
Driver's cv axle boot torn - replaced drivers side axle Seatbelt sensor for airbag failed, new seatbelt fastener required. I called VOA to complain they sent me a new fastener and I installed it myself. Replaced seatbelt, noticed airbag light still came back on.. Dealer had open recall for under seat sensor dealer fixed sensor and reset light. 
Mar 2012

67000 mi
CEL on diagnostic tool points to EVAP issue 
Oct 2012

71500 mi
Headliner falling down..related to poor seal for roof-mounted antenna. 
Apr 2014

84300 mi

US $1100
Timing belt service ... Also thermostat failed after timing belt / water pump change EVAP system - check engine light on .. EVAP system leak N80 valve was replaces 
Oct 2015

94800 mi
Headliner failed 
Jun 2016

108000 mi
Voltage reading is off 
Dec 2016

118000 mi
Airbag light on, under seat sensor causing issues 
Jan 2017

105800 mi

US $385
Coilpack failed car was towed to shop changed all plugs and all coilpacks at my request 
May 2017

140000 mi
Air bag sensor failed again Finally replaced all wiring and related fuses to airbag sensor, now working 
Volkswagen GTI in New Jersey, United States
Sep 2006 - Jun 2011
May 2007

14000 mi
Seatbelt retracted very slowly. Dealer replaced it during normal oil service. 
Feb 2008

24000 mi

US $119
 
Jul 2009

48000 mi
Warning chime for having lights on no longer worked. 
Sep 2009

49000 mi
Door locking mechanism was not working correctly. 
Volkswagen GTI in California, United States
Dec 2015 - Jul 2018
Apr 2015

82000 mi

US $300
Compressor was shot. Sunroof motor broke and got stuck in an open position. If closed, would open while the car was off and standing by. Had to get the motor replaced as rain was coming. 
Jan 2018

112000 mi

US $250
At home, replaced the Low Pressure Fuel Sensor before committing to a full fuel rail replacement, and the problem was successfully resolved. 3/4 cylinders misfiring, had already upgraded coil packs and spark plugs. Got the manifold and fuel system cleaned of carbon buildup at the shop, but the problem persisted. 
Volkswagen GTI in Quebec, Canada
Nov 2009 - Feb 2010
Feb 2010

36580 mi
Faulty mass air flow. 
Volkswagen GTI in Virginia, United States
Aug 2015 - Oct 2015
Oct 2015

86000 mi
Warning light came on. Two separate parts had failed. All brake booster vacuum lines cracked & were replaced. Crankshaft position sensor failed. 
Volkswagen GTI in New York, United States
Jan 2011 - Sep 2017
Sep 2012

29000 mi
PCV Valve replacement and check engine light reset. 
Nov 2013

44000 mi

US $500
Engine misfire while under load. Ignition coils and plugs replaced. Problem turned out to be the fuel pressure regulator. 
Jul 2015

68200 mi

US $150
Blown headlight (HID) bulb. 
Sep 2016

76000 mi

US $75
Washer fluid hose leaking. Remove and replace. 
Dec 2016

78000 mi

US $200
Replace one ignition coil. 
May 2017

83000 mi

US $100
AC was working but not as cold as it used to be especially at idle and in stop and go traffic. AC system was evacuated and recharged with a dye added to find any possible small leaks. 
Volkswagen GTI in Virginia, United States
- Sep 2007
Sep 2007

20200 mi
A/C Compressor failure, replaced compressor and parts of A/C system per TSB. Warranty repair. 
Volkswagen GTI in Arizona, United States
Apr 2010 - Dec 2010
Dec 2010

50000 mi
Sold with miscellaneous interior squeaks/rattles which were not covered under warranty.  

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2007 Volkswagen GTI 2dr Hatch

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

Volkswagen GTI in Minnesota, United States
Sep 2013 - Sep 2014
Nov 2013

65300 mi

US $700
AC compressor seized. 
Volkswagen GTI in New York, United States
Apr 2007 - Mar 2010
May 2008

12000 mi
Problem with radio. 
Volkswagen GTI in North Carolina, United States
Apr 2012 - Jul 2012
Apr 2012

54000 mi

US $1900
A/C STOPPED AROUND 51,000 MILES,CAR WAS TAKEN TO DEALER FOR REPAIR,DEALER CALLED AND SAID THAT THE AC WAS BLOWING COOL AIR,NOT COLD.THEN SAID THAT THEY CHECKED COMPRESSURE OIL AND FOUND METAL PARTICALS SO THE TOTAL SYSTEM HAD TO BE REPLACED. 
Jul 2012

56000 mi

US $875
CHECK ENGINE LIGHT,COLD START MISFIRE,DEALER SAID THE CAR WAS FIXED,CAR SAT FOR 4 HOURS,RESTARTED, ENGINE LIGHT CAME BACK ON,BACK TO DEALER FOR REPAIR,THEY SAID THAT THEY NEED TO KEEP CAR.WAS TOLD THAT THEY REPLACED 2 INJECTORS 
Volkswagen GTI in North Carolina, United States
Oct 2006 - May 2010
Oct 2007

13000 mi
A/C was totally dead. Replaced compressor, condenser, and two valves 
Jun 2008

20000 mi
Passenger seat belt retractor failed, causing the seat belt to hang loosely. Passenger seat belt retractor failed and left the belt inoperable, hanging slack. Replaced under warranty. Required two visits, the second lasting several hours. 
Aug 2008

22000 mi
Intake Flap Motor failed. CEL set. Part ordered. Parts replaced, code cleared. 
Sep 2008

24000 mi
CEL came on again. Took to dealer, found that the new Intake Flap Motor had failed. Ordered another. Scheduled appointment to return for installation. Replaced intake flap motor. Code cleared. 
Aug 2009

36000 mi
When the car was in previously, the technician improperly removed/reinstalled the engine cover, breaking plastic parts and tearing rubber pieces which held it on. They replaced the damaged components and reinstalled the cover. 
Dec 2009

43000 mi
High beams non-functional due to shutter motor failing. Required ordering of new motor and controller, which have been on order for two weeks now. 
Volkswagen GTI in Massachusetts, United States
Dec 2006 - Jun 2015
Apr 2010

75200 mi

US $250
Cam follower failed. 
May 2010

77300 mi

US $1500
Intake cam fuel pump lobe heavily worn. 
Jan 2015

155000 mi

US $430
Blown coil pack 
Volkswagen GTI in Massachusetts, United States
May 2007 - Dec 2016
Mar 2014

75000 mi

US $1100
Leaking cylinder 
Sep 2014

81000 mi

US $700
Replaced loose wheel bearings. 
Mar 2015

87000 mi

US $600
Bad oil leak - there was a crack somewhere and a few things needed to be replaced. 
Oct 2015

97700 mi

US $1700
Replaced timing belt, cleaned carbon buildup from various spots 
Jun 2016

111000 mi

US $1200
Catalytic converter and timing belt 
Sep 2016

115000 mi

US $500
Replaced oxygen sensor 
Volkswagen GTI in Utah, United States
Apr 2016 - Jun 2018
May 2016

116000 mi
Engine warning lamp, P0171, running lean, leaky vacuum. A damaged vacuum hose was replaced. 
Volkswagen GTI in Texas, United States
Feb 2010 - Apr 2011
Feb 2011

37000 mi
Cold start issues. Intermittent fuel cut-out. Dealer replaced the air-intake sensor. Helped with the cold start issue. Still have an issue with the fuel cut-out. 
Volkswagen GTI in South Carolina, United States
Oct 2007 - Dec 2011
Jun 2008

11000 mi
Popping sound in front suspension under load. Resolved by tightening subframe bolts. 
May 2009

22000 mi
Nozzle popped off of rear window washer. Installed nozzle 
Nov 2010

36000 mi

US $1200
Creaking from front end. Diagnosed as control arm bushings, existing TSB. Parts on hand, fixed under warranty same day. Rear wiper nozzle popped off. Replaced with new design under warranty. Buzzing from center console, could not reproduce. Mechanism for sliding seat forward and back broken on driver's seat 
Nov 2011

50000 mi

US $200
One of the HID headlamps burned out. Purchased new headlamp and attempted to replace myself unsuccessfully. Took to dealer to reinsert bulbs. 
Volkswagen GTI in Ontario, Canada
Sep 2008 - Feb 2016
Mar 2011

42160 mi
Fuel cap warning light came on, leading up to a MIL. Minor EVAP leap detected, vacuum hose replaced as per TSB. 
Jun 2012

50840 mi
Timing belt tensioner squeaking / chirping noises on cold starts. 
Jan 2014

86580 mi

C $200
Changed diverter valve to latest revision. 
Jan 2015

73280 mi

C $500
Battery drained when car is off. Electrical was diagnosed, turned out to a bad rear wiper harness. Wires shorted, caused system to remain "alive" when car is off, thus draining battery. Rear wiper didn't work either. Harness replaced. 
Volkswagen GTI in Virginia, United States
Jan 2011 - Jun 2012
Feb 2011

57000 mi
Airbag Warning Light and Recall for ignition coils 
Apr 2011

59000 mi

US $675
The timing belt was replaced under warranty. I also requested that they change the water pump and any other part that would normally be replaced during the timing belt service. The car runs like new again! 
Volkswagen GTI in New York, United States
May 2009 - Aug 2010
Jun 2009

30000 mi
Short in electrical system of passenger side mirror turn signal. Dealer replaced mirror signal electronics unit. 
Jul 2010

42000 mi
Radiator Fan Assembly replaced since 1 of 2 radiator fans had failed, causing remaining working radiator fan to operate at above "normal" speed to make up for cooling loss. 
Volkswagen GTI in Washington, United States
Sep 2007 - Jul 2018
Mar 2007

750 mi
Driver side fog light harness melted. Wrong part ordered, part had to be re-ordered. Passenger door back-lighting failed. Dealership diagnosed the problem incorrectly, new appointment made for correct diagnosis. 
Apr 2007

1019 mi
New driver-side fog light harness installed. New passenger door regulator installed. 
Sep 2008

12300 mi
Air Conditioner compressor seized. New compressor, evaporator, & expansion chamber ordered and installed under warranty. 
Oct 2008

13354 mi
Center arm rest would slide for and aft, as designed, but would not lock into place. New arm rest was ordered and installed. Sirius module failed, center arm rest would not lock into place, Navigation screen on MFD failed. New Sirius module, arm rest, & gauge cluster ordered and installed under warranty. 
Jul 2013

50000 mi

US $30
Replaced coolant temperature sensor. Replaced coolant temperature sensor. 
Mar 2017

80000 mi

US $2300
Water pump bearing beginning to fail. Replaced water pump. Replaced thermostat & housing. 
Feb 2018

90000 mi

US $150
Replaced CV boot. 
Jul 2018

93000 mi

US $150
Leak was discovered at upper refrigerant valve pin. Replaced, vacuum drained system, & recharged system. 
Volkswagen GTI in Oregon, United States
Mar 2017 - Mar 2018
Sep 2017

103000 mi

US $1250
Dual-mass flywheel replaced. 
Volkswagen GTI in Arizona, United States
Jun 2009 - Jun 2011
Jul 2010

48000 mi
Replace flapper valves (2) inside dash, these are valves controlling air flow for heat and A/C and they were making a slapping noise. Order parts. Repair squeaking seatbelt retractor driver side. Order parts. Flapper valves replaced, successful. Seatbelt retractor still squeaks and will require another trip to fix it. 
Volkswagen GTI in Florida, United States
Sep 2010 - Jun 2011
Mar 2010

30000 mi
Low pressure switch 
Oct 2010

35000 mi
Valve cover gasket. Valve cover gasket 
Volkswagen GTI in California, United States
Mar 2015 - Aug 2017
Aug 2017

55000 mi

US $400
fan control module 
Volkswagen GTI in California, United States
May 2008 - Jun 2010
Oct 2008

43000 mi
airbag fault / problem in passenger seatbelt 
Jul 2009

50000 mi

US $100
compressor blew apart. replaced all parts of the A/C 
Volkswagen GTI in Mexico, Mexico
Feb 2013 - Jun 2017
Mar 2013

61380 mi

$300
Mass oxygen sensor replaced @76,000 kilometers 
Volkswagen GTI in Western Australia, Australia
Sep 2012 - May 2018
Jan 2017

A $150
Fault light on dash. Bought OBD2 scanner and saw fault code related to the emissions control system. Cleared code, no repeat 
Volkswagen GTI in New York, United States
Sep 2007 - Dec 2012
Mar 2009

60000 mi
Bad catalytic converter. 
Volkswagen GTI in Arizona, United States
Aug 2007 - Oct 2016
Sep 2007

9000 mi
Sudden loss of turbo boost pressure driving. Determined to be a faulty diverter valve. 
May 2008

18000 mi
Stuck sunroof (would not close). Dealer re-lubed mechanical components under warranty. Problem fixed. 
Oct 2008

22800 mi
Power lumbar in the driver seat stopped functioning. Servos and motors replaced under warranty. Rear disc brakes started squeaking. Dealer determined the cause to be worn pads and rotors. Replaced, but out of pocket. Navigation system locked up. Dealer flashed to latest firmware, which fixed the problem. 
Nov 2008

23000 mi
First airbag malfunction light. Determined to be a faulty igniter. 
Mar 2009

30000 mi
Second airbag malfunction light. Another faulty igniter replaced. 
May 2011

51000 mi
Third airbag malfunction light. Airbag harness under driver seat repaired under recall. All four ignition coils also replaced during the same visit (another recall). 
Jul 2011

54000 mi
Fourth airbag malfunction light. Entire harness replaced under recall. 
Oct 2011

56000 mi

US $110
Hatch gas struts failed. No longer under warranty, so I bought the parts and repaired it myself. Hatch gas struts failed. No longer under warranty, so I bought the parts and repaired it myself. 
Volkswagen GTI in Florida, United States
May 2007 - Aug 2007
Jun 2007

3000 mi
Roof sun glasses holder was not staying closed. Seat rattles/squeaks and rattle in rear passanger panel by the window. Sluggish performance and transmission roughness. 
Volkswagen GTI in Florida, United States
Aug 2014 - Feb 2016
Nov 2014

91000 mi

US $485
Cracked and leaking CV joint boot. Passenger Rear. 
May 2015

98000 mi

US $900
Wires leading to drivers side low/dipped beam had cracking insulation that was falling off, exposing bare wires. Entire headlight housing needed to be replaced. Play was discovered in the tie rod end bushings, causing sloppy steering. 
Jan 2016

US $50
Stuck thermostat Misfire, coil pack died shutting off second cylinder after accelerating from a stop light. 

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2006.5 Volkswagen R32 4dr Hatch

250-horsepower 3.2L V6 6-speed manual AWD

Volkswagen R32 in Hong Kong, China
Jul 2013 - Apr 2014
Apr 2013

33480 mi

$500
Replaced front lower wishbone bushing both left and right. Also replaced front drive shaft dust cover. 
May 2013

35340 mi

$747
Replaced aircon compressor 
Oct 2013

38640 mi
Driveshaft boot replacement. 
Apr 2014

43400 mi

$1200
Driveshaft outer boot replacement 

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