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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
8,542
  Passat
6,942
  Beetle
1,920
  Golf
1,014
  GTI
961
  New Beetle
868
  Routan
676
  Touareg
557
  Tiguan
523
  CC
522
  New Beetle Convertible
423
  Jetta Sportwagen
306
  EOS
233
  Cabrio
203
  Eurovan
162
  R32
139
  Rabbit
137
  Cabriolet
41
  GLI
39
  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 24,216 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 1100.7. Volkswagen's 2002 model year cars have the most problems reported (2,186 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
1,858
  2001 Volkswagen
2,052
  2002 Volkswagen
2,186
  2003 Volkswagen
1,810
  2004 Volkswagen
1,420
  2005 Volkswagen
852
  2006 Volkswagen
1,537
  2007 Volkswagen
671
  2008 Volkswagen
645
  2009 Volkswagen
1,913
  2010 Volkswagen
1,622
  2011 Volkswagen
1,043
  2012 Volkswagen
1,072
  2013 Volkswagen
890
  2014 Volkswagen
498
  2015 Volkswagen
232
  2016 Volkswagen
53
  2017 Volkswagen
2

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 3,522 problems reported. The second most common Volkswagen car problem is related to the vehicle's electrical system (3,370 problems).

Table 3. Common problems of Volkswagen vehicles



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