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Year Make/Model Repair Trips Per 100 Cars Compared to all models for the same year    
2013 Volkswagen Beetle   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  14 Beetles, 8.9 months of data per Beetle, average 36600 miles

* Very small sample, members only.
2013 Volkswagen CC   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  18 CCs, 8.7 months of data per CC, average 53800 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2012 Volkswagen CC   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  13 CCs, 8.9 months of data per CC, average 73800 miles

* Very small sample, members only.
2011 Volkswagen CC   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  10 CCs, 7.2 months of data per CC, average 81000 miles

* Very small sample, members only.
2010 Volkswagen CC   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  24 CCs, 8.6 months of data per CC, average 95100 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2009 Volkswagen CC   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  14 CCs, 8.3 months of data per CC, average 90000 miles

* Very small sample, members only.
2017 Volkswagen Golf 1.8T 40
82.4675324675% 82.4675324675% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  25 Golf 1.8Ts, 6.0 months of data per Golf 1.8T, average 5000 miles
2017 Volkswagen GTI and Golf R 41
85.0649350649% 85.0649350649% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  52 GTI and Golf Rs, 5.1 months of data per GTI and Golf R, average 3600 miles
2016 Volkswagen Golf 1.8T 47
95.3416149068% 95.3416149068% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  51 Golf 1.8Ts, 10.5 months of data per Golf 1.8T, average 12800 miles

A year ago the 2015 Golf 1.8T had a similarly high repair frequency, while the GTI has generally been better.
2016 Volkswagen GTI and Golf R 31
55.5900621118% 55.5900621118% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  113 GTI and Golf Rs, 10.1 months of data per GTI and Golf R, average 9700 miles

A year ago the 2015 Golf 1.8T had a similarly high repair frequency, while the GTI has generally been better.
2015 Volkswagen e-Golf   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  10 e-Golfs, 9.3 months of data per e-Golf, average 13900 miles

* Very small sample, members only.
2015 Volkswagen Golf 1.8T 33
57.1428571429% 57.1428571429% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  27 Golf 1.8Ts, 9.3 months of data per Golf 1.8T, average 18100 miles

Redesigned. Golf 1.8T initially had a higher repair frequency than the GTI, and the TDI still does. Unclear why. All might have a somewhat common problem with failing AC compressors.
2015 Volkswagen Golf diesel 13
9.52380952381% 9.52380952381% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  34 Golf diesels, 8.3 months of data per Golf diesel, average 26400 miles

Redesigned. Golf 1.8T initially had a higher repair frequency than the GTI, and the TDI still does. Unclear why. All might have a somewhat common problem with failing AC compressors.
2015 Volkswagen GTI and Golf R 30
50% 50% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  83 GTI and Golf Rs, 9.6 months of data per GTI and Golf R, average 24300 miles

Redesigned. Golf 1.8T initially had a higher repair frequency than the GTI, and the TDI still does. Unclear why. All might have a somewhat common problem with failing AC compressors.
2014 Volkswagen Golf diesel 10
0% 0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  46 Golf diesels, 8.2 months of data per Golf diesel, average 43600 miles
2014 Volkswagen GTI   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  12 GTIs, 7.7 months of data per GTI, average 34500 miles

* Very small sample, members only.
2013 Volkswagen Golf 2.5   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  18 Golf 2.5s, 9.6 months of data per Golf 2.5, average 44700 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2013 Volkswagen Golf diesel 21
18.5714285714% 18.5714285714% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  39 Golf diesels, 7.4 months of data per Golf diesel, average 54200 miles
2013 Volkswagen GTI 28
31.9047619048% 31.9047619048% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  52 GTIs, 9.9 months of data per GTI, average 41400 miles
2012 Volkswagen Golf 2.5   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  21 Golf 2.5s, 9.9 months of data per Golf 2.5, average 53900 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2012 Volkswagen Golf diesel 25
18.253968254% 18.253968254% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  56 Golf diesels, 8.7 months of data per Golf diesel, average 71800 miles
2012 Volkswagen GTI 32
29.3650793651% 29.3650793651% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  55 GTIs, 9.5 months of data per GTI, average 57600 miles
2011 Volkswagen Golf 2.5   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  14 Golf 2.5s, 9.0 months of data per Golf 2.5, average 73500 miles

* Very small sample, members only.
2011 Volkswagen Golf diesel 44
41.4285714286% 41.4285714286% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  49 Golf diesels, 8.4 months of data per Golf diesel, average 83500 miles
2011 Volkswagen GTI 67
74.2857142857% 74.2857142857% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  35 GTIs, 10.2 months of data per GTI, average 67400 miles
2010 Volkswagen Golf 2.5   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  16 Golf 2.5s, 10.4 months of data per Golf 2.5, average 68900 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2010 Volkswagen Golf diesel 40
37.1794871795% 37.1794871795% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  64 Golf diesels, 7.9 months of data per Golf diesel, average 100500 miles

Redesigned.
2010 Volkswagen GTI 70
81.1355311355% 81.1355311355% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  38 GTIs, 9.0 months of data per GTI, average 72500 miles

Redesigned.
2009 Volkswagen GTI   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  22 GTIs, 10.3 months of data per GTI, average 80300 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2009 Volkswagen Rabbit 71
52.3376623377% 52.3376623377% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  33 Rabbits, 9.8 months of data per Rabbit, average 87300 miles
2008 Volkswagen GTI   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  13 GTIs, 10.5 months of data per GTI, average 95900 miles

* Very small sample, members only.
2008 Volkswagen Rabbit 2.5 77
57.1428571429% 57.1428571429% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  25 Rabbit 2.5s, 8.1 months of data per Rabbit 2.5, average 98400 miles

Average odometer much lower for the R32.
2007 Volkswagen GTI   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  23 GTIs, 8.9 months of data per GTI, average 103400 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2007 Volkswagen Rabbit 2.5   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  24 Rabbit 2.5s, 10.0 months of data per Rabbit 2.5, average 122200 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2004 Volkswagen Golf / GTI   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  16 Golf / GTIs, 8.2 months of data per Golf / GTI, average 114000 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2003 Volkswagen Golf / GTI   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  14 Golf / GTIs, 8.1 months of data per Golf / GTI, average 137600 miles

* Very small sample, members only.
2003 Volkswagen Golf diesel 97
53.4749034749% 53.4749034749% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  27 Golf diesels, 8.7 months of data per Golf diesel, average 233700 miles

Note high average odometer for the TDI.
2002 Volkswagen Golf / GTI   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  11 Golf / GTIs, 8.2 months of data per Golf / GTI, average 103700 miles

* Very small sample, members only.
2002 Volkswagen Golf diesel   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  12 Golf diesels, 9.5 months of data per Golf diesel, average 235300 miles

* Very small sample, members only.
2017 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack 40
82.4675324675% 82.4675324675% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  25 Golf Alltracks, 6.0 months of data per Golf Alltrack, average 5000 miles
2017 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack 41
85.0649350649% 85.0649350649% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  52 Golf Alltracks, 5.1 months of data per Golf Alltrack, average 3600 miles
2016 Volkswagen Jetta 7
0% 0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  35 Jettas, 9.6 months of data per Jetta, average 10700 miles
2015 Volkswagen Jetta 11
4.7619047619% 4.7619047619% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  26 Jettas, 8.8 months of data per Jetta, average 22700 miles
2014 Volkswagen Jetta 18
11.7511520737% 11.7511520737% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  43 Jettas, 7.8 months of data per Jetta, average 34600 miles
2013 Volkswagen Jetta 26
28.0952380952% 28.0952380952% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  31 Jettas, 8.8 months of data per Jetta, average 60700 miles
2012 Volkswagen Jetta 14
0.793650793651% 0.793650793651% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  38 Jettas, 8.7 months of data per Jetta, average 66700 miles
2011 Volkswagen Jetta 51
51.4285714286% 51.4285714286% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  32 Jettas, 8.8 months of data per Jetta, average 85000 miles

Redesigned.
2010 Volkswagen Jetta sedan 2.5   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  16 Jetta sedan 2.5s, 9.9 months of data per Jetta sedan 2.5, average 80500 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2010 Volkswagen Jetta sedan diesel   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  19 Jetta sedan diesels, 8.4 months of data per Jetta sedan diesel, average 91300 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2009 Volkswagen Jetta 2.0T   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  22 Jetta 2.0Ts, 10.3 months of data per Jetta 2.0T, average 80300 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2009 Volkswagen Jetta 2.5 71
52.3376623377% 52.3376623377% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  33 Jetta 2.5s, 9.8 months of data per Jetta 2.5, average 87300 miles
2009 Volkswagen Jetta diesel 39
19.0909090909% 19.0909090909% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  45 Jetta diesels, 7.5 months of data per Jetta diesel, average 106600 miles
2008 Volkswagen Jetta 2.0T   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  13 Jetta 2.0Ts, 10.5 months of data per Jetta 2.0T, average 95900 miles

* Very small sample, members only.
2008 Volkswagen Jetta 2.5 77
57.1428571429% 57.1428571429% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  25 Jetta 2.5s, 8.1 months of data per Jetta 2.5, average 98400 miles
2007 Volkswagen Jetta 2.0T   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  23 Jetta 2.0Ts, 8.9 months of data per Jetta 2.0T, average 103400 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2007 Volkswagen Jetta 2.5   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  24 Jetta 2.5s, 10.0 months of data per Jetta 2.5, average 122200 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2006 Volkswagen Jetta 2.5   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  17 Jetta 2.5s, 7.1 months of data per Jetta 2.5, average 130700 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2006 Volkswagen Jetta diesel   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  19 Jetta diesels, 9.2 months of data per Jetta diesel, average 147800 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2004 Volkswagen Jetta   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  16 Jettas, 8.2 months of data per Jetta, average 114000 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2003 Volkswagen Jetta   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  14 Jettas, 8.1 months of data per Jetta, average 137600 miles

* Very small sample, members only.
2003 Volkswagen Jetta diesel 97
53.4749034749% 53.4749034749% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  27 Jetta diesels, 8.7 months of data per Jetta diesel, average 233700 miles

Note high average odometer for the TDI.
2002 Volkswagen Jetta   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  11 Jettas, 8.2 months of data per Jetta, average 103700 miles

* Very small sample, members only.
2002 Volkswagen Jetta diesel   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  12 Jetta diesels, 9.5 months of data per Jetta diesel, average 235300 miles

* Very small sample, members only.
2014 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen diesel 10
0% 0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  46 Jetta SportWagen diesels, 8.2 months of data per Jetta SportWagen diesel, average 43600 miles
2013 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen 2.5   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  18 Jetta SportWagen 2.5s, 9.6 months of data per Jetta SportWagen 2.5, average 44700 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2013 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen diesel 21
18.5714285714% 18.5714285714% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  39 Jetta SportWagen diesels, 7.4 months of data per Jetta SportWagen diesel, average 54200 miles

Note high average odometer for the TDI.
2012 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen 2.5   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  21 Jetta SportWagen 2.5s, 9.9 months of data per Jetta SportWagen 2.5, average 53900 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2012 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen diesel 25
18.253968254% 18.253968254% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  56 Jetta SportWagen diesels, 8.7 months of data per Jetta SportWagen diesel, average 71800 miles

Note high average odometer for the TDI.
2011 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen 2.5   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  14 Jetta SportWagen 2.5s, 9.0 months of data per Jetta SportWagen 2.5, average 73500 miles

* Very small sample, members only.
2011 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen diesel 44
41.4285714286% 41.4285714286% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  49 Jetta SportWagen diesels, 8.4 months of data per Jetta SportWagen diesel, average 83500 miles

Note high average odometer for the TDI.
2010 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen 2.5   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  16 Jetta SportWagen 2.5s, 10.4 months of data per Jetta SportWagen 2.5, average 68900 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2010 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen diesel 40
37.1794871795% 37.1794871795% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  64 Jetta SportWagen diesels, 7.9 months of data per Jetta SportWagen diesel, average 100500 miles

Note high average odometer for the TDI.
2009 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen 2.0T   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  22 Jetta SportWagen 2.0Ts, 10.3 months of data per Jetta SportWagen 2.0T, average 80300 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2009 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen 2.5 71
52.3376623377% 52.3376623377% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  33 Jetta SportWagen 2.5s, 9.8 months of data per Jetta SportWagen 2.5, average 87300 miles

Note high average odometer for the TDI.
2009 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen diesel 39
19.0909090909% 19.0909090909% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  45 Jetta SportWagen diesels, 7.5 months of data per Jetta SportWagen diesel, average 106600 miles

Note high average odometer for the TDI.
2017 Volkswagen Passat   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  15 Passats, 5.9 months of data per Passat, average 5100 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2015 Volkswagen Passat 29
47.619047619% 47.619047619% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  27 Passats, 7.7 months of data per Passat, average 23600 miles
2014 Volkswagen Passat gas   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  20 Passat gass, 8.6 months of data per Passat gas, average 40600 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2014 Volkswagen Passat TDI 20
15.4377880184% 15.4377880184% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  30 Passat TDIs, 8.1 months of data per Passat TDI, average 48900 miles
2013 Volkswagen Passat gas   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  21 Passat gass, 8.1 months of data per Passat gas, average 47900 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2013 Volkswagen Passat TDI 79
100% 100% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  46 Passat TDIs, 9.0 months of data per Passat TDI, average 66500 miles

Multiple turbo failures reported for the TDI, but few since 2014.
2012 Volkswagen Passat gas   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  19 Passat gass, 8.8 months of data per Passat gas, average 64200 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2012 Volkswagen Passat TDI 45
50% 50% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  32 Passat TDIs, 7.5 months of data per Passat TDI, average 71700 miles

Redesigned. TDI less reliable than gas.
2010 Volkswagen Passat   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  18 Passats, 8.4 months of data per Passat, average 83100 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2009 Volkswagen Passat   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  12 Passats, 9.5 months of data per Passat, average 112000 miles

* Very small sample, members only.
2008 Volkswagen Passat 84
64.2857142857% 64.2857142857% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  32 Passats, 8.5 months of data per Passat, average 96000 miles
2007 Volkswagen Passat 86
63.3004926108% 63.3004926108% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  26 Passats, 9.1 months of data per Passat, average 119000 miles
2006 Volkswagen Passat   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  10 Passats, 9.0 months of data per Passat, average 94100 miles

* Very small sample, members only.
2005 Volkswagen Passat   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  15 Passats, 9.2 months of data per Passat, average 138500 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2004 Volkswagen Passat   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  13 Passats, 9.5 months of data per Passat, average 151200 miles

* Very small sample, members only.
2003 Volkswagen Passat 95
51.9305019305% 51.9305019305% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  25 Passats, 7.6 months of data per Passat, average 156100 miles
2002 Volkswagen Passat   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  13 Passats, 7.3 months of data per Passat, average 158400 miles

* Very small sample, members only.
2014 Volkswagen Routan 38
48.6175115207% 48.6175115207% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  53 Routans, 9.5 months of data per Routan, average 39500 miles

Most of the cars in this sample are the related Chrysler and Dodge minivans.
2013 Volkswagen Routan 24
24.2857142857% 24.2857142857% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  51 Routans, 9.9 months of data per Routan, average 48900 miles

Most of the cars in this sample are the related Chrysler and Dodge minivans.
2012 Volkswagen Routan 41
43.6507936508% 43.6507936508% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  51 Routans, 9.8 months of data per Routan, average 55800 miles

Most of the cars in this sample are the related Chrysler and Dodge minivans.
2011 Volkswagen Routan 63
68.5714285714% 68.5714285714% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  32 Routans, 9.6 months of data per Routan, average 76400 miles

Most of the cars in this sample are the related Chrysler and Dodge minivans.
2010 Volkswagen Routan 51
53.2967032967% 53.2967032967% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  37 Routans, 9.6 months of data per Routan, average 92200 miles

Most of the cars in this sample are the related Chrysler and Dodge minivans.
2009 Volkswagen Routan 99
81.4285714286% 81.4285714286% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  32 Routans, 10.6 months of data per Routan, average 117800 miles

Most of the cars in this sample are the related Chrysler and Dodge minivans.
2014 Volkswagen Tiguan   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  16 Tiguans, 10.3 months of data per Tiguan, average 25400 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2013 Volkswagen Tiguan 11
0% 0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  25 Tiguans, 8.4 months of data per Tiguan, average 42000 miles
2012 Volkswagen Tiguan   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  22 Tiguans, 9.6 months of data per Tiguan, average 57500 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2011 Volkswagen Tiguan 57
60% 60% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  27 Tiguans, 10.1 months of data per Tiguan, average 65600 miles
2010 Volkswagen Tiguan   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  10 Tiguans, 10.1 months of data per Tiguan, average 61800 miles

* Very small sample, members only.
2009 Volkswagen Tiguan   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  22 Tiguans, 7.9 months of data per Tiguan, average 97200 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2016 Volkswagen Touareg   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  14 Touaregs, 10.4 months of data per Touareg, average 17000 miles

* Very small sample, members only.
2014 Volkswagen Touareg   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  17 Touaregs, 9.4 months of data per Touareg, average 39000 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2013 Volkswagen Touareg 49
71.9047619048% 71.9047619048% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  26 Touaregs, 11.3 months of data per Touareg, average 52900 miles
2012 Volkswagen Touareg 59
72.2222222222% 72.2222222222% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  25 Touaregs, 9.8 months of data per Touareg, average 62900 miles
2011 Volkswagen Touareg   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  12 Touaregs, 7.0 months of data per Touareg, average 75200 miles

* Very small sample, members only.
2010 Volkswagen Touareg   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  12 Touaregs, 7.1 months of data per Touareg, average 95400 miles

* Very small sample, members only.
2005 Volkswagen Touareg   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  10 Touaregs, 7.0 months of data per Touareg, average 131000 miles

* Very small sample, members only.
2004 Volkswagen Touareg   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  10 Touaregs, 8.0 months of data per Touareg, average 128300 miles

* Very small sample, members only.

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Volkswagen Reliability

You won't find Volkswagen reliability information like this anywhere else. Actual repair frequencies, not just vague dots. So you can tell how much the Volkswagen truly differs from competing car models in reliability.

These stats are promptly updated four times a year, to much more closely track Volkswagen reliability as the cars age. Others tell you how reliable the Volkswagen was a year ago, when the cars were a year younger and had 12,000 fewer miles on them. Only TrueDelta tells you how reliable the Volkswagen has been recently.

What People Are Saying about Reliability and the Volkswagen

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What Our Members Are Saying about the Reliability and Durability of the Volkswagen

Volkswagen Reliability and Durability: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2012 4dr SUV turbocharged 184hp 2.0L I4
8-speed shiftable automatic AWD
Ive had no issues with my tiguan, after 16,000miles in one year and plenty of abuse such as hundreds of redline shifts in 1,2,3rd gear and taking it on quite a few deeply rutted mountain roads. It still has no issues, squeaks or rattles. Everything is like the day I bought it. see full Volkswagen review
2012 4dr Sedan turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed automated manual FWD
Very Reliable and dependable, Ive had 50,000 miles on it never had to take it back to the dealership for something annoying o rattles or squeks or vibrations see full Volkswagen review
2012 2dr Hatch turbocharged 170hp 1.8L I4
5-speed manual FWD
The car is not old, but so far, so good. Oil changes are required only every 10K miles at first, and the first three are taken care of - not a high-price incentive, certainly, but a nice touch. I haven't had a single cause for alarm so far, and the car operates as it did on the day I bought it. VW has an iffy reputation in the US right now, but it's also said that quality control is best in Wolfsburg, where this car is assembled, and for what its worth, Consumer Reports ranked the MK6 Golf well above average for projected reliability. see full Volkswagen review
2012 4dr Sedan turbocharged 150hp 2.0L I4 Diesel
6-speed manual FWD
I drive an average of 20,000 miles per year and am currently on track to put more than 40,000 miles in two years of ownership. Not one problem whatsoever. No visits to dealership other than routine maintenance. Very solid vehicle so far. see full Volkswagen review
2011 4dr SUV Had issues with the Adblue heater and replaced that. Also sometimes the Glowplug light turns on after a start in the morning, and have the odd NOX sensor check engine light come on. But in both cases after several restarts and a good heavy foot drive on the highway the issues disappears. So crossing my fingers that these do not become long term issues and requires repairs. see full Volkswagen review
2011 4dr Wagon turbocharged 140hp 2.0L I4 Diesel
6-speed automated manual FWD
We suffered one "no start" on this car when it was brand new - a software glitch fixed under warranty. Otherwise, the car has been flawless in the first 18 months. see full Volkswagen review
2011 4dr Wagon 170-horsepower 2.5L I5
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
I avoided VW products for 30 years until one of their models (the Golf) started posting above-average reliability ratings. Unfortunately, we seem to be having one of the old-style experiences with our Jetta Sportwagen (Golf Wagon here in Canada). We have had continuous repair issues since we drove the car off the lot. see full Volkswagen review
2011 2dr Hatch turbocharged 210hp 2.0L I4
6-speed manual FWD
I've never had any problems whatsoever. Regular oil changes with good-quality products, premium gas, the occasional bottle of techron and she's been good to go for almost 60k now. see full Volkswagen review
2010 4dr Wagon The Passat is a very solid and well-built car; our previous Passat was very reliable (if maintained properly). see full Volkswagen review
2010 4dr Sedan turbocharged 150hp 2.0L I4 Diesel
6-speed automated manual FWD
We purchased the vehicle new in June 2012. Around Oct I noticed a bubble on the lower half of the steering wheel. It did not bother me until I seen a thread was starting to come undone. We showed the dealer and they said to monitor it, and if it gets worse come back in. On a weekend trip it came undone more. Once back in town we took it in, and they scheduled to replace it. They did so under warranty with not problems. Besides this One problem the vehicle as been flawless. With just over 40k miles on the vehicle we both say we would get another one. Problem is I told the wife she MUST wait tell 150k miles to get a new vehicle. see full Volkswagen review
Volkswagen Reliability and Durability: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2016 2dr Hatch turbocharged 210hp 2.0L I4
6-speed manual FWD
Suspect durability of new tech TSI see full Volkswagen review
2013 4dr Sedan turbocharged 150hp 2.0L I4 Diesel
6-speed automated manual FWD
Sunroof decided to not close after two weeks, I had to give it a little help with my hand, then after three days it fixed itself. If it happens again it'll have to go back to the dealer for repair. Otherwise no problems. see full Volkswagen review
2013 4dr Hatch turbocharged 150hp 2.0L I4 Diesel
6-speed manual FWD
There is a major potential problem with the Golf TDI in the form of the high pressure fuel pump. The concern is that the Bosch unit does not like American low sulfur diesel fuel because of its relatively lower lubricity compared to Euro diesel fuels available where the car was designed. When the pump fails, it can send metal shavings throughout the fuel system, and require major replacements to the tune of $8-10,000. This is a sword of Damocles hanging over the head of any TDI owner. Three or more design revisions have been implemented, but the problem still shows up. Are you willing to take a chance they finally got it right in your car? see full Volkswagen review
2012 2dr Hardtop conv. turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed automated manual FWD
Beginning 1,000 miles after I took delivery, I had problems with entry access and recognition of key that took 4 times back at the dealer before they were resolved. The problems did get resolved on the 4th time back permanently, and since then the car has been trouble free. see full Volkswagen review
2012 4dr Hatch turbocharged 210hp 2.0L I4
6-speed automated manual FWD
My GTI had a water pump failure inside of 20k miles. Other than that, all was good. see full Volkswagen review
2011 4dr Sedan 115-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
VW has traditionally had troubles with reliability. We've had the Jetta for 9 months and 8,000 miles (daughter's car) and thus far there have been four admittedly minor recalls. On positive, structure feels sturdy all controls appear of hi see full Volkswagen review
2011 4dr Wagon turbocharged 140hp 2.0L I4 Diesel
6-speed automated manual FWD
Other than one software glitch when new, this car has given us no problems at all. That is an accomplishment for VW. I have owned Passats and an Audi A4, and both were subject to engine-related recalls. So far, so good with the TDI! (I have found Hondas and Mazdas to be very reliable, but their cars have not appealed to me the way the VW has. see full Volkswagen review
2010 4dr SUV turbocharged 184hp 2.0L I4
8-speed shiftable automatic FWD
I've had it in the shop 3 times for parts replacements in 2 years: rear brake rotors in first 6 months, then oil pressure relief valve necessitating replacing entire head gasket, then faulty fuel pump relay. All covered by warranty, and they comp'd my rental car, but I'm worried about what happens when it's not under warranty anymore! see full Volkswagen review
2010 4dr Wagon turbocharged 150hp 2.0L I4 Diesel
6-speed manual FWD
VW has had some bad years recently, so I was a little nervous about buying this car. So far so good (5500 miles). see full Volkswagen review
2010 4dr Sedan turbocharged 210hp 2.0L I4
6-speed automated manual FWD
1 year old, shop needed to work on motor at least twice. see full Volkswagen review