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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
8,631
  Passat
7,121
  Beetle
1,923
  Golf
1,029
  GTI
980
  New Beetle
868
  Routan
689
  CC
595
  Touareg
566
  Tiguan
541
  New Beetle Convertible
423
  Jetta Sportwagen
316
  EOS
265
  Cabrio
203
  Eurovan
163
  Rabbit
148
  R32
139
  GLI
42
  Cabriolet
41
  Phaeton
10

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

Owners of Volkswagen cars have reported a total of 24,693 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 1122.4. Volkswagen's 2002 model year cars have the most problems reported (2,190 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
1,861
  2001 Volkswagen
2,053
  2002 Volkswagen
2,190
  2003 Volkswagen
1,812
  2004 Volkswagen
1,426
  2005 Volkswagen
854
  2006 Volkswagen
1,567
  2007 Volkswagen
691
  2008 Volkswagen
650
  2009 Volkswagen
2,003
  2010 Volkswagen
1,677
  2011 Volkswagen
1,071
  2012 Volkswagen
1,157
  2013 Volkswagen
954
  2014 Volkswagen
561
  2015 Volkswagen
241
  2016 Volkswagen
61
  2017 Volkswagen
4

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 3,561 problems reported. The second most common Volkswagen car problem is related to the vehicle's electrical system (3,408 problems).

Table 3. Common problems of Volkswagen vehicles



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