Safety Recalls of Volkswagen GTI Vehicles

There have been 18 safety recalls for the Volkswagen GTI. The most recent recalls are shown below. Table 1 and Table 2 show the historical recalls and the recall statistics by the model year of the Volkswagen GTI.

NHTSA Recall #: 16V913000; Dec. 20, 2016

A loss of vehicle control can increase the risk of a crash.

Recalled Vehicles: 2009 Audi A3, 2009 Volkswagen EOS, 2010 Volkswagen Golf, 2009 Volkswagen GTI, 2009 Volkswagen Jetta, 2010 Volkswagen Jetta, 2009 Volkswagen Jetta Sportwagen, 2009 Volkswagen Rabbit
Component: SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:ANTILOCK
Recall Summary: Volkswagen group of America, inc. (Volkswagen) is recalling certain model year 2009-2010 Volkswagen jetta a5 sedan, 2009 Volkswagen jetta sportwagen, eos, gti, rabbit and Audi a3 vehicles, and 2010 Volkswagen golf a6 vehicles.... Details of this recall goto detail
NHTSA Recall #: 16V647000; Sep. 7, 2016

As fuel accumulates in the evap system, it may leak out through the charcoal canister filter element. A fuel leak in the presence of an ignition source increases the risk of a fire.

Recalled Vehicles: 2015 Audi A3, 2016 Audi A3, 2015 Volkswagen Golf, 2016 Volkswagen Golf, 2015 Volkswagen GTI, 2016 Volkswagen GTI
Component: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:EXHAUST SYSTEM:EMISSION CONTROL
Recall Summary: Volkswagen group of America, inc. (Volkswagen) is recalling certain model year 2015-2016 Volkswagen golf, golf sportwagen, gti, Audi a3 sedan and a3 cabriolet vehicles. Due to a problem with the suction pump inside the fuel tank, fuel may flow into the evaporative emissions (evap) system. ... Details of this recall goto detail
NHTSA Recall #: 15V483000; Aug. 4, 2015

A loss of electrical connection to the driver's frontal air bag will prevent the air bag from deploying in the event of a vehicle crash, increasing the risk of injury.

Recalled Vehicles: 2010 Volkswagen CC, 2011 Volkswagen CC, 2012 Volkswagen CC, 2013 Volkswagen CC, 2014 Volkswagen CC, 2010 Volkswagen EOS, 2011 Volkswagen EOS, 2012 Volkswagen EOS, 2013 Volkswagen EOS, 2011 Volkswagen Golf, 2012 Volkswagen Golf, 2013 Volkswagen Golf, 2014 Volkswagen Golf, 2011 Volkswagen GTI, 2012 Volkswagen GTI, 2013 Volkswagen GTI, 2014 Volkswagen GTI, 2011 Volkswagen Jetta, 2012 Volkswagen Jetta, 2013 Volkswagen Jetta, 2014 Volkswagen Jetta, 2010 Volkswagen Passat, 2012 Volkswagen Passat, 2013 Volkswagen Passat, 2014 Volkswagen Passat, 2011 Volkswagen Tiguan, 2012 Volkswagen Tiguan, 2013 Volkswagen Tiguan, 2014 Volkswagen Tiguan
Component: AIR BAGS:FRONTAL
Recall Summary: Volkswagen group of America, inc. (Volkswagen) is recalling certain model year 2010-2014 Volkswagen cc, and passat, 2010-2013 eos, 2011-2014 golf, gti, jetta, and tiguan, and 2012-2014 jetta sportwagen vehicles.... Details of this recall goto detail
NHTSA Recall #: 15V229000; Apr. 17, 2015

If the fuel pump fails, the vehicle will not start, or if the engine is running, it will stop and the vehicle will stall, increasing the risk of a crash.

Recalled Vehicles: 2015 Audi A3, 2015 Volkswagen Golf, 2015 Volkswagen GTI
Component: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:DELIVERY:FUEL PUMP
Recall Summary: Volkswagen group of America, inc. (Volkswagen) is recalling certain model year 2015 Volkswagen golf, and gti manufactured on February 17, 2014, to may 22, 2014, and Audi a3 manufactured on February 16, 2013, to April 23, 2014.... Details of this recall goto detail
NHTSA Recall #: 15V028000; Jan. 23, 2015

A fuel leak, in the presence of an ignition source, can result in a vehicle fire.

Recalled Vehicles: 2014 Volkswagen Beetle, 2015 Volkswagen Beetle, 2015 Volkswagen Golf, 2015 Volkswagen GTI, 2014 Volkswagen Jetta, 2015 Volkswagen Jetta, 2014 Volkswagen Passat, 2015 Volkswagen Passat
Component: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:FUEL INJECTION SYSTEM:FUEL RAIL
Recall Summary: Volkswagen group of America, inc. (Volkswagen) is recalling certain model year 2014-2015 jetta vehicles manufactured March 28, 2014, to November 24, 2014, 2014-2015 passat vehicles manufactured April 7, 2014, to November 18, 2014, 2015 golf and gti vehicles manufactured July 1, 2014, to November ... Details of this recall goto detail
NHTSA Recall #: 14V412000; Jul. 7, 2014

A loose stabilizer link may interfere with the vehicle's steering, requiring additional effort to control the vehicle, increasing the risk of a crash.

Recalled Vehicles: 2015 Volkswagen Golf, 2015 Volkswagen GTI
Component: STEERING
Recall Summary: Volkswagen group of America, inc. (Volkswagen) is recalling certain model year 2015 golf and gti vehicles manufactured January 27, 2014, to may 12, 2014. In the affected vehicles, the stabilizer link fasteners may come loose and possibly interfere with the steering of the vehicle. ... Details of this recall goto detail
Table 1. Historical Recalls of Volkswagen GTI Vehicles
Date Component Vehicle Affected
Dec. 20, 2016   Service Brakes, Hydraulic:antilock 135,683
Sep. 7, 2016   Engine And Engine Cooling:exhaust System:emission Control 110,042
Aug. 4, 2015   Air Bags:frontal 415,825
Apr. 17, 2015   Fuel System, Gasoline:delivery:fuel Pump 6,205
Jan. 23, 2015   Fuel System, Gasoline:fuel Injection System:fuel Rail 44,658
Jul. 7, 2014   Steering 2,001
Aug. 20, 2009   Power Train:automatic Transmission 16,000
Sep. 24, 2007   Exterior Lighting:headlights 340,000
Feb. 20, 2007   Exterior Lighting:brake Lights:switch 1,002,000
Apr. 19, 2005   Fuel System, Gasoline:delivery:fuel Pump 30,708
Dec. 16, 2004   Exterior Lighting:hazard Flashing Warning Lights:switch 410,000
Aug. 17, 1998   Service Brakes, Hydraulic:foundation Components:hoses, Lines/piping, And Fittings 153,000
Jul. 16, 1998   Latches/locks/linkages:hood:latch 238,000
Sep. 15, 1992   Vehicle Speed Control 12,650
Apr. 14, 1992   Visibility:defroster/defogger System:windshield:heater Core 650,000
May. 8, 1987   Wheels:lugs/nuts/bolts 10,000
Nov. 7, 1986   Fuel System, Gasoline:storage:tank Assembly 23,000
Feb. 20, 1986   Fuel System, Gasoline:storage:tank Assembly 77,000


Table 2. Recall Statistics of Volkswagen GTI Model Years
Model# Recalls
2016 Volkswagen GTI 1
2015 Volkswagen GTI 4
2014 Volkswagen GTI 1
2013 Volkswagen GTI 1
2012 Volkswagen GTI 1
2011 Volkswagen GTI 1
2010 Volkswagen GTI 1
2009 Volkswagen GTI 2
2008 Volkswagen GTI 1
2007 Volkswagen GTI 1
2006 Volkswagen GTI 2
2005 Volkswagen GTI 1
2004 Volkswagen GTI 1
2003 Volkswagen GTI 1
2002 Volkswagen GTI 2
2001 Volkswagen GTI 2
2000 Volkswagen GTI 3
1999 Volkswagen GTI 2
1996 Volkswagen GTI 1
1995 Volkswagen GTI 2
1994 Volkswagen GTI 2
1993 Volkswagen GTI 2
1992 Volkswagen GTI 1
1991 Volkswagen GTI 1
1990 Volkswagen GTI 2
1989 Volkswagen GTI 1
1988 Volkswagen GTI 1
1987 Volkswagen GTI 2
1986 Volkswagen GTI 3
1985 Volkswagen GTI 2