Volkswagen - Problems, Statistics, and Analysis

📉 Compare Volkswagen models

The following chart shows the Volkswagen models that have had the most problems reported. Note that a model on the top of the list may simply indicate that it is a popular model rather than a problematic car. For example, over the years, Volkswagen has sold far more Jetta model cars than the Phaeton model.

Table 1. Compare Volkswagen models

Volkswagen ModelNumber of Problems
  Jetta
10,418
  Passat
8,649
  Beetle
2,175
  GTI
1,457
  Tiguan
1,301
  Golf
1,247
  CC
1,242
  Routan
1,034
  New Beetle
868
  Touareg
764
  EOS
439
  New Beetle Convertible
423
  Jetta Sportwagen
383
  Atlas
281
  Rabbit
217
  Cabrio
205
  Eurovan
167
  R32
147
  Jetta Hybrid
63
  GLI
42
  Cabriolet
41
  Phaeton
11

📊 Number of problems reported for all models of Volkswagen built between 2019 and 1996

Owners of Volkswagen cars have reported a total of 31,574 problems across all Volkswagen models built from 2019 to 1996. The average number of problems per model year in this period, reported across all Volkswagen models, is 1315.5. Cars from Volkswagen's 2009 model year have the most problems reported (2,690 problems).

Table 2. Number of problems reported during the vehicle's first year in service

Model YearNumber of Problems
  2019 Volkswagen
593
  2018 Volkswagen
512
  2017 Volkswagen
202
  2016 Volkswagen
351
  2015 Volkswagen
629
  2014 Volkswagen
1,138
  2013 Volkswagen
1,761
  2012 Volkswagen
1,943
  2011 Volkswagen
1,534
  2010 Volkswagen
2,312
  2009 Volkswagen
2,690
  2008 Volkswagen
871
  2007 Volkswagen
883
  2006 Volkswagen
1,772
  2005 Volkswagen
934
  2004 Volkswagen
1,524
  2003 Volkswagen
1,874
  2002 Volkswagen
2,224
  2001 Volkswagen
2,078
  2000 Volkswagen
1,876
  1999 Volkswagen
1,824
  1998 Volkswagen
1,118
  1997 Volkswagen
398
  1996 Volkswagen
532

🔎 Common problems of Volkswagen Vehicles

The following chart shows the most common problems reported across all models of Volkswagen cars. The number one most common problem of Volkswagen cars is related to the vehicle's engine and engine cooling, with 4,638 problems reported. The second most common Volkswagen car problem is related to the vehicle's electrical system (4,400 problems).

Table 3. Common problems of Volkswagen vehicles



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