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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 Phaeton.

Table 1. Compare Volkswagen models

Volkswagen Model Number of Problems
  Jetta
8,585
  Passat
7,047
  Beetle
1,923
  Golf
1,026
  GTI
975
  New Beetle
868
  Routan
683
  CC
566
  Touareg
559
  Tiguan
531
  New Beetle Convertible
423
  Jetta Sportwagen
310
  EOS
240
  Cabrio
203
  Eurovan
163
  Rabbit
140
  R32
139
  GLI
42
  Cabriolet
41
  Phaeton
8

Number of problems reported for all models of Volkswagen built from year 1996 to 2017.

Owners of Volkswagen cars have reported a total of 24,472 problems for all Volkswagen models built from year 1996 to 2017. The average problems per model year reported during this period for all Volkswagen models is 1112.3. Volkswagen's 2002 model year cars have the most problems reported (2,188 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
1,111
  1999 Volkswagen
1,818
  2000 Volkswagen
1,859
  2001 Volkswagen
2,053
  2002 Volkswagen
2,188
  2003 Volkswagen
1,812
  2004 Volkswagen
1,421
  2005 Volkswagen
852
  2006 Volkswagen
1,558
  2007 Volkswagen
681
  2008 Volkswagen
646
  2009 Volkswagen
1,959
  2010 Volkswagen
1,657
  2011 Volkswagen
1,053
  2012 Volkswagen
1,113
  2013 Volkswagen
928
  2014 Volkswagen
534
  2015 Volkswagen
236
  2016 Volkswagen
59
  2017 Volkswagen
3

Common problems of Volkswagen Vehicles

The following chart shows the most common problems reported for all models of Volkswagen cars. The number one most common problem of Volkswagen is related to the vehicle's engine and engine cooling, with 3,542 problems reported. The second most common Volkswagen car problem is related to the vehicle's electrical system (3,391 problems).

Table 3. Common problems of Volkswagen vehicles



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