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
10,059
  Passat
8,532
  Beetle
2,124
  GTI
1,374
  CC
1,221
  Golf
1,215
  Tiguan
1,200
  Routan
992
  New Beetle
868
  Touareg
740
  New Beetle Convertible
423
  EOS
421
  Jetta Sportwagen
371
  Atlas
230
  Rabbit
210
  Cabrio
205
  Eurovan
167
  R32
147
  Jetta Hybrid
62
  GLI
42
  Cabriolet
41
  Phaeton
11

Number of problems reported for all models of Volkswagen built from year 2019 to 1996.

Owners of Volkswagen cars have reported a total of 30,655 problems across all Volkswagen models built from year 2019 to 1996. The average number of problems per model year in this period, reported across all Volkswagen models, is 1277.2. Cars from Volkswagen's 2009 model year have the most problems reported (2,623 problems).

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

Model Year Number of Problems
  2019 Volkswagen
377
  2018 Volkswagen
448
  2017 Volkswagen
170
  2016 Volkswagen
285
  2015 Volkswagen
569
  2014 Volkswagen
1,060
  2013 Volkswagen
1,680
  2012 Volkswagen
1,872
  2011 Volkswagen
1,467
  2010 Volkswagen
2,252
  2009 Volkswagen
2,623
  2008 Volkswagen
858
  2007 Volkswagen
873
  2006 Volkswagen
1,760
  2005 Volkswagen
927
  2004 Volkswagen
1,516
  2003 Volkswagen
1,872
  2002 Volkswagen
2,223
  2001 Volkswagen
2,076
  2000 Volkswagen
1,875
  1999 Volkswagen
1,823
  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 4,468 problems reported. The second most common Volkswagen car problem is related to the vehicle's electrical system (4,255 problems).

Table 3. Common problems of Volkswagen vehicles



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