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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 Model Number of Problems
  Jetta
9,005
  Passat
7,490
  Beetle
1,972
  Golf
1,074
  GTI
1,025
  New Beetle
868
  Routan
786
  CC
722
  Tiguan
638
  Touareg
604
  New Beetle Convertible
423
  Jetta Sportwagen
331
  EOS
325
  Cabrio
203
  Rabbit
169
  Eurovan
166
  R32
140
  GLI
42
  Cabriolet
41
  Phaeton
10

Number of problems reported for all models of Volkswagen built from year 1996 to 2018.

Owners of Volkswagen cars have reported a total of 26,034 problems across all Volkswagen models built from year 1996 to 2018. The average number of problems per model year in this period, reported across all Volkswagen models, is 1131.9. Cars from Volkswagen's 2009 model year have the most problems reported (2,211 problems).

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

Model Year Number of Problems
  1996 Volkswagen
532
  1997 Volkswagen
398
  1998 Volkswagen
1,115
  1999 Volkswagen
1,823
  2000 Volkswagen
1,862
  2001 Volkswagen
2,059
  2002 Volkswagen
2,201
  2003 Volkswagen
1,828
  2004 Volkswagen
1,442
  2005 Volkswagen
870
  2006 Volkswagen
1,624
  2007 Volkswagen
743
  2008 Volkswagen
693
  2009 Volkswagen
2,211
  2010 Volkswagen
1,848
  2011 Volkswagen
1,190
  2012 Volkswagen
1,338
  2013 Volkswagen
1,152
  2014 Volkswagen
687
  2015 Volkswagen
295
  2016 Volkswagen
92
  2017 Volkswagen
29
  2018 Volkswagen
1

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 3,735 problems reported. The second most common Volkswagen car problem is related to the vehicle's electrical system (3,609 problems).

Table 3. Common problems of Volkswagen vehicles



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