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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
  12 Beetles, 10.2 months of data per Beetle, average 32800 miles

* Very small sample, members only.
2013 Volkswagen CC   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  20 CCs, 8.6 months of data per CC, average 49600 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2012 Volkswagen CC   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  15 CCs, 8.3 months of data per CC, average 67300 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2010 Volkswagen CC   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  24 CCs, 9.3 months of data per CC, average 88900 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2009 Volkswagen CC   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  14 CCs, 9.6 months of data per CC, average 86800 miles

* Very small sample, members only.
2007 Volkswagen Eos   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  10 Eos, 9.4 months of data per Eos, average 72200 miles

* Very small sample, members only.
2017 Volkswagen Golf 1.8T   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  15 Golf 1.8Ts, 4.5 months of data per Golf 1.8T, average 3800 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2017 Volkswagen GTI and Golf R 39
90% 90% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  36 GTI and Golf Rs, 3.4 months of data per GTI and Golf R, average 2600 miles
2016 Volkswagen Golf 1.8T 41
80.4347826087% 80.4347826087% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  51 Golf 1.8Ts, 9.8 months of data per Golf 1.8T, average 10300 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 29
50.6211180124% 50.6211180124% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  113 GTI and Golf Rs, 10.2 months of data per GTI and Golf R, average 7800 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, 9.0 months of data per e-Golf, average 12800 miles

* Very small sample, members only.
2015 Volkswagen Golf 1.8T 41
76.1904761905% 76.1904761905% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  28 Golf 1.8Ts, 9.4 months of data per Golf 1.8T, average 16000 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 29
47.619047619% 47.619047619% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  31 Golf diesels, 9.3 months of data per Golf diesel, average 25000 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 23
33.3333333333% 33.3333333333% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  90 GTI and Golf Rs, 9.4 months of data per GTI and Golf R, average 22000 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 11
0.246305418719% 0.246305418719% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  44 Golf diesels, 10.0 months of data per Golf diesel, average 40100 miles
2014 Volkswagen GTI   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  13 GTIs, 7.5 months of data per GTI, average 31500 miles

* Very small sample, members only.
2013 Volkswagen Golf 2.5   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  20 Golf 2.5s, 9.3 months of data per Golf 2.5, average 43900 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2013 Volkswagen Golf diesel 13
2.53456221198% 2.53456221198% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  43 Golf diesels, 8.7 months of data per Golf diesel, average 51800 miles
2013 Volkswagen GTI 21
17.2811059908% 17.2811059908% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  53 GTIs, 9.8 months of data per GTI, average 38800 miles
2012 Volkswagen Golf 2.5   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  23 Golf 2.5s, 9.6 months of data per Golf 2.5, average 50100 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2012 Volkswagen Golf diesel 20
13.2034632035% 13.2034632035% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  60 Golf diesels, 9.2 months of data per Golf diesel, average 68400 miles
2012 Volkswagen GTI 44
54.7619047619% 54.7619047619% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  59 GTIs, 8.9 months of data per GTI, average 53700 miles
2011 Volkswagen Golf 2.5   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  12 Golf 2.5s, 10.6 months of data per Golf 2.5, average 71000 miles

* Very small sample, members only.
2011 Volkswagen Golf diesel 35
29.8534798535% 29.8534798535% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  55 Golf diesels, 8.8 months of data per Golf diesel, average 80600 miles
2011 Volkswagen GTI 63
70.8791208791% 70.8791208791% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  37 GTIs, 9.8 months of data per GTI, average 65100 miles
2010 Volkswagen Golf 2.5   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  17 Golf 2.5s, 9.6 months of data per Golf 2.5, average 69000 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2010 Volkswagen Golf diesel 41
35.7142857143% 35.7142857143% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  66 Golf diesels, 8.9 months of data per Golf diesel, average 98300 miles

Redesigned.
2010 Volkswagen GTI 64
67.7700348432% 67.7700348432% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  43 GTIs, 8.7 months of data per GTI, average 70100 miles

Redesigned.
2009 Volkswagen GTI 58
44.8571428571% 44.8571428571% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  25 GTIs, 9.1 months of data per GTI, average 78700 miles
2009 Volkswagen Rabbit 55
41.4285714286% 41.4285714286% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  37 Rabbits, 9.5 months of data per Rabbit, average 86100 miles
2008 Volkswagen GTI   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  19 GTIs, 8.3 months of data per GTI, average 92200 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2008 Volkswagen Rabbit 2.5 68
49.2207792208% 49.2207792208% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  28 Rabbit 2.5s, 8.8 months of data per Rabbit 2.5, average 96000 miles

Average odometer much lower for the R32.
2007 Volkswagen GTI 89
66.2561576355% 66.2561576355% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  25 GTIs, 9.2 months of data per GTI, average 100700 miles

Redesigned. Includes the 2006.5 Rabbit and GTI.
2007 Volkswagen Rabbit 2.5 82
59.3596059113% 59.3596059113% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  25 Rabbit 2.5s, 10.0 months of data per Rabbit 2.5, average 118200 miles

Redesigned. Includes the 2006.5 Rabbit and GTI.
2005 Volkswagen Golf / GTI   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  10 Golf / GTIs, 9.2 months of data per Golf / GTI, average 140000 miles

* Very small sample, members only.
2004 Volkswagen Golf / GTI   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  13 Golf / GTIs, 9.3 months of data per Golf / GTI, average 113600 miles

* Very small sample, members only.
2003 Volkswagen Golf / GTI   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  16 Golf / GTIs, 8.2 months of data per Golf / GTI, average 135000 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2003 Volkswagen Golf diesel 111
66.6666666667% 66.6666666667% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  28 Golf diesels, 9.7 months of data per Golf diesel, average 237200 miles

Note high average odometer for the TDI.
2002 Volkswagen Golf / GTI   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  13 Golf / GTIs, 7.7 months of data per Golf / GTI, average 109000 miles

* Very small sample, members only.
2002 Volkswagen Golf diesel   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  13 Golf diesels, 9.6 months of data per Golf diesel, average 232200 miles

* Very small sample, members only.
2017 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  15 Golf Alltracks, 4.5 months of data per Golf Alltrack, average 3800 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2017 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack 39
90% 90% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  36 Golf Alltracks, 3.4 months of data per Golf Alltrack, average 2600 miles
2016 Volkswagen Jetta 8
0% 0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  35 Jettas, 8.3 months of data per Jetta, average 8600 miles
2015 Volkswagen Jetta 24
35.7142857143% 35.7142857143% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  25 Jettas, 10.0 months of data per Jetta, average 20400 miles
2014 Volkswagen Jetta 24
25.8620689655% 25.8620689655% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  41 Jettas, 8.7 months of data per Jetta, average 31800 miles
2013 Volkswagen Jetta 26
26.4976958525% 26.4976958525% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  35 Jettas, 9.1 months of data per Jetta, average 57500 miles
2012 Volkswagen Jetta 10
0% 0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  38 Jettas, 9.2 months of data per Jetta, average 63900 miles
2011 Volkswagen Jetta 56
60.6227106227% 60.6227106227% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  33 Jettas, 9.7 months of data per Jetta, average 82200 miles

Redesigned.
2010 Volkswagen Jetta sedan 2.5   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  14 Jetta sedan 2.5s, 9.7 months of data per Jetta sedan 2.5, average 76100 miles

* Very small sample, members only.
2010 Volkswagen Jetta sedan diesel   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  19 Jetta sedan diesels, 9.5 months of data per Jetta sedan diesel, average 89900 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2009 Volkswagen Jetta 2.0T 58
44.8571428571% 44.8571428571% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  25 Jetta 2.0Ts, 9.1 months of data per Jetta 2.0T, average 78700 miles
2009 Volkswagen Jetta 2.5 55
41.4285714286% 41.4285714286% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  37 Jetta 2.5s, 9.5 months of data per Jetta 2.5, average 86100 miles
2009 Volkswagen Jetta diesel 52
38% 38% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  43 Jetta diesels, 8.6 months of data per Jetta diesel, average 102300 miles
2008 Volkswagen Jetta 2.0T   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  19 Jetta 2.0Ts, 8.3 months of data per Jetta 2.0T, average 92200 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2008 Volkswagen Jetta 2.5 68
49.2207792208% 49.2207792208% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  28 Jetta 2.5s, 8.8 months of data per Jetta 2.5, average 96000 miles
2007 Volkswagen Jetta 2.0T 89
66.2561576355% 66.2561576355% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  25 Jetta 2.0Ts, 9.2 months of data per Jetta 2.0T, average 100700 miles
2007 Volkswagen Jetta 2.5 82
59.3596059113% 59.3596059113% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  25 Jetta 2.5s, 10.0 months of data per Jetta 2.5, average 118200 miles
2006 Volkswagen Jetta 2.5   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  19 Jetta 2.5s, 8.3 months of data per Jetta 2.5, average 132100 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2006 Volkswagen Jetta diesel   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  19 Jetta diesels, 9.3 months of data per Jetta diesel, average 147500 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2005 Volkswagen Jetta   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  10 Jettas, 9.2 months of data per Jetta, average 140000 miles

* Very small sample, members only.
2004 Volkswagen Jetta   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  13 Jettas, 9.3 months of data per Jetta, average 113600 miles

* Very small sample, members only.
2003 Volkswagen Jetta   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  16 Jettas, 8.2 months of data per Jetta, average 135000 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2003 Volkswagen Jetta diesel 111
66.6666666667% 66.6666666667% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  28 Jetta diesels, 9.7 months of data per Jetta diesel, average 237200 miles

Note high average odometer for the TDI.
2002 Volkswagen Jetta   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  13 Jettas, 7.7 months of data per Jetta, average 109000 miles

* Very small sample, members only.
2002 Volkswagen Jetta diesel   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  13 Jetta diesels, 9.6 months of data per Jetta diesel, average 232200 miles

* Very small sample, members only.
2014 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen diesel 11
0.246305418719% 0.246305418719% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  44 Jetta SportWagen diesels, 10.0 months of data per Jetta SportWagen diesel, average 40100 miles
2013 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen 2.5   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  20 Jetta SportWagen 2.5s, 9.3 months of data per Jetta SportWagen 2.5, average 43900 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2013 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen diesel 13
2.53456221198% 2.53456221198% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  43 Jetta SportWagen diesels, 8.7 months of data per Jetta SportWagen diesel, average 51800 miles

Note high average odometer for the TDI.
2012 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen 2.5   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  23 Jetta SportWagen 2.5s, 9.6 months of data per Jetta SportWagen 2.5, average 50100 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2012 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen diesel 20
13.2034632035% 13.2034632035% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  60 Jetta SportWagen diesels, 9.2 months of data per Jetta SportWagen diesel, average 68400 miles

Note high average odometer for the TDI.
2011 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen 2.5   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  12 Jetta SportWagen 2.5s, 10.6 months of data per Jetta SportWagen 2.5, average 71000 miles

* Very small sample, members only.
2011 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen diesel 35
29.8534798535% 29.8534798535% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  55 Jetta SportWagen diesels, 8.8 months of data per Jetta SportWagen diesel, average 80600 miles

Note high average odometer for the TDI.
2010 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen 2.5   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  17 Jetta SportWagen 2.5s, 9.6 months of data per Jetta SportWagen 2.5, average 69000 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2010 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen diesel 41
35.7142857143% 35.7142857143% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  66 Jetta SportWagen diesels, 8.9 months of data per Jetta SportWagen diesel, average 98300 miles

Note high average odometer for the TDI.
2009 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen 2.0T 58
44.8571428571% 44.8571428571% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  25 Jetta SportWagen 2.0Ts, 9.1 months of data per Jetta SportWagen 2.0T, average 78700 miles

Note high average odometer for the TDI.
2009 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen 2.5 55
41.4285714286% 41.4285714286% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  37 Jetta SportWagen 2.5s, 9.5 months of data per Jetta SportWagen 2.5, average 86100 miles

Note high average odometer for the TDI.
2009 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen diesel 52
38% 38% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  43 Jetta SportWagen diesels, 8.6 months of data per Jetta SportWagen diesel, average 102300 miles

Note high average odometer for the TDI.
2015 Volkswagen Passat 22
30.9523809524% 30.9523809524% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  25 Passats, 8.6 months of data per Passat, average 21500 miles
2014 Volkswagen Passat gas   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  19 Passat gass, 9.0 months of data per Passat gas, average 37400 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2014 Volkswagen Passat TDI 25
27.8325123153% 27.8325123153% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  29 Passat TDIs, 9.9 months of data per Passat TDI, average 47900 miles
2013 Volkswagen Passat gas   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  23 Passat gass, 8.6 months of data per Passat gas, average 45100 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2013 Volkswagen Passat TDI 71
100% 100% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  48 Passat TDIs, 9.2 months of data per Passat TDI, average 63700 miles

Multiple turbo failures reported for the TDI, but few since 2014.
2012 Volkswagen Passat gas 33
35.7142857143% 35.7142857143% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  25 Passat gass, 8.8 months of data per Passat gas, average 63600 miles

Redesigned. TDI less reliable than gas.
2012 Volkswagen Passat TDI 35
39.1774891775% 39.1774891775% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  31 Passat TDIs, 9.9 months of data per Passat TDI, average 69500 miles

Redesigned. TDI less reliable than gas.
2010 Volkswagen Passat   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  21 Passats, 8.4 months of data per Passat, average 80700 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2009 Volkswagen Passat   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  13 Passats, 10.2 months of data per Passat, average 110400 miles

* Very small sample, members only.
2008 Volkswagen Passat 100
82.4675324675% 82.4675324675% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  31 Passats, 10.1 months of data per Passat, average 91700 miles
2007 Volkswagen Passat 103
80.0492610837% 80.0492610837% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  26 Passats, 8.5 months of data per Passat, average 120300 miles
2006 Volkswagen Passat   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  11 Passats, 7.8 months of data per Passat, average 85100 miles

* Very small sample, members only.
2005 Volkswagen Passat   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  16 Passats, 9.8 months of data per Passat, average 132500 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2004 Volkswagen Passat   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  17 Passats, 7.7 months of data per Passat, average 160900 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2003 Volkswagen Passat 91
50.7936507937% 50.7936507937% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  26 Passats, 8.2 months of data per Passat, average 153200 miles
2002 Volkswagen Passat   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  14 Passats, 7.7 months of data per Passat, average 160500 miles

* Very small sample, members only.
2014 Volkswagen Routan 21
19.9507389163% 19.9507389163% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  53 Routans, 9.6 months of data per Routan, average 37200 miles

Most of the cars in this sample are the related Chrysler and Dodge minivans.
2013 Volkswagen Routan 34
41.2442396313% 41.2442396313% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  52 Routans, 9.5 months of data per Routan, average 46900 miles

Most of the cars in this sample are the related Chrysler and Dodge minivans.
2012 Volkswagen Routan 30
30.5194805195% 30.5194805195% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  49 Routans, 10.6 months of data per Routan, average 55300 miles

Most of the cars in this sample are the related Chrysler and Dodge minivans.
2011 Volkswagen Routan 61
67.9487179487% 67.9487179487% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  32 Routans, 10.5 months of data per Routan, average 72900 miles

Most of the cars in this sample are the related Chrysler and Dodge minivans.
2010 Volkswagen Routan 37
30.1393728223% 30.1393728223% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  36 Routans, 9.1 months of data per Routan, average 86200 miles

Most of the cars in this sample are the related Chrysler and Dodge minivans.
2009 Volkswagen Routan 94
86% 86% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  33 Routans, 11.2 months of data per Routan, average 113400 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, 10.6 months of data per Tiguan, average 23600 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2013 Volkswagen Tiguan 6
0% 0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  26 Tiguans, 7.6 months of data per Tiguan, average 41500 miles
2012 Volkswagen Tiguan 10
0% 0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  27 Tiguans, 8.7 months of data per Tiguan, average 53100 miles
2011 Volkswagen Tiguan 61
67.9487179487% 67.9487179487% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  30 Tiguans, 9.9 months of data per Tiguan, average 61900 miles
2010 Volkswagen Tiguan   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  14 Tiguans, 7.3 months of data per Tiguan, average 61500 miles

* Very small sample, members only.
2009 Volkswagen Tiguan 95
87.1428571429% 87.1428571429% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  28 Tiguans, 8.1 months of data per Tiguan, average 92300 miles

First model year.
2016 Volkswagen Touareg   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  14 Touaregs, 9.9 months of data per Touareg, average 13900 miles

* Very small sample, members only.
2014 Volkswagen Touareg   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  19 Touaregs, 9.1 months of data per Touareg, average 35400 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2013 Volkswagen Touareg 39
50.4608294931% 50.4608294931% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  29 Touaregs, 10.7 months of data per Touareg, average 50500 miles
2012 Volkswagen Touareg 62
85.9307359307% 85.9307359307% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  26 Touaregs, 9.7 months of data per Touareg, average 60000 miles
2011 Volkswagen Touareg   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  11 Touaregs, 7.0 months of data per Touareg, average 66700 miles

* Very small sample, members only.
2010 Volkswagen Touareg   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  12 Touaregs, 8.8 months of data per Touareg, average 94300 miles

* Very small sample, members only.
2005 Volkswagen Touareg   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  11 Touaregs, 8.5 months of data per Touareg, average 132000 miles

* Very small sample, members only.
2004 Volkswagen Touareg   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  10 Touaregs, 8.8 months of data per Touareg, average 128000 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 200hp 2.0L I4
6-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 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
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
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
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
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 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
2010 4dr Hatch turbocharged 150hp 2.0L I4 Diesel
6-speed automated manual FWD
Do not trust VW to be well built or have dealers that will honor the warranty. see full Volkswagen review
2010 4dr SUV turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-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