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 ModelNumber of Problems
  Jetta
10,567
  Passat
8,722
  Beetle
2,182
  GTI
1,499
  Tiguan
1,341
  Golf
1,256
  CC
1,247
  Routan
1,049
  New Beetle
868
  Touareg
771
  EOS
442
  New Beetle Convertible
423
  Jetta Sportwagen
387
  Atlas
307
  Rabbit
221
  Cabrio
205
  Eurovan
167
  R32
147
  Jetta Hybrid
63
  GLI
42
  Cabriolet
41
  Phaeton
11

📊 Number of problems reported for all models of Volkswagen built between 2019 and 1996

Owners of Volkswagen cars have reported a total of 31,958 problems across all Volkswagen models built from 2019 to 1996. The average number of problems per model year in this period, reported across all Volkswagen models, is 1331.5. Cars from Volkswagen's 2009 model year have the most problems reported (2,723 problems).

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

Model YearNumber of Problems
  2019 Volkswagen
702
  2018 Volkswagen
537
  2017 Volkswagen
213
  2016 Volkswagen
365
  2015 Volkswagen
661
  2014 Volkswagen
1,178
  2013 Volkswagen
1,786
  2012 Volkswagen
1,969
  2011 Volkswagen
1,556
  2010 Volkswagen
2,323
  2009 Volkswagen
2,723
  2008 Volkswagen
878
  2007 Volkswagen
888
  2006 Volkswagen
1,780
  2005 Volkswagen
943
  2004 Volkswagen
1,526
  2003 Volkswagen
1,879
  2002 Volkswagen
2,224
  2001 Volkswagen
2,078
  2000 Volkswagen
1,876
  1999 Volkswagen
1,824
  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 4,718 problems reported. The second most common Volkswagen car problem is related to the vehicle's electrical system (4,451 problems).

Table 3. Common problems of Volkswagen vehicles



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