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
9,606
  Passat
8,270
  Beetle
2,072
  CC
1,146
  Golf
1,140
  GTI
1,137
  Tiguan
1,021
  Routan
911
  New Beetle
868
  Touareg
691
  New Beetle Convertible
423
  EOS
394
  Jetta Sportwagen
351
  Cabrio
205
  Rabbit
194
  Eurovan
167
  R32
142
  GLI
42
  Cabriolet
41
  Phaeton
11

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

Owners of Volkswagen cars have reported a total of 28,832 problems across all Volkswagen models built from year 1996 to 2019. The average number of problems per model year in this period, reported across all Volkswagen models, is 1201.3. Cars from Volkswagen's 2009 model year have the most problems reported (2,507 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
1,117
  1999 Volkswagen
1,823
  2000 Volkswagen
1,871
  2001 Volkswagen
2,075
  2002 Volkswagen
2,220
  2003 Volkswagen
1,856
  2004 Volkswagen
1,494
  2005 Volkswagen
909
  2006 Volkswagen
1,725
  2007 Volkswagen
843
  2008 Volkswagen
812
  2009 Volkswagen
2,507
  2010 Volkswagen
2,148
  2011 Volkswagen
1,391
  2012 Volkswagen
1,727
  2013 Volkswagen
1,523
  2014 Volkswagen
918
  2015 Volkswagen
457
  2016 Volkswagen
191
  2017 Volkswagen
126
  2018 Volkswagen
154
  2019 Volkswagen
14

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 4,112 problems reported. The second most common Volkswagen car problem is related to the vehicle's electrical system (4,009 problems).

Table 3. Common problems of Volkswagen vehicles



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