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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
8,672
  Passat
7,209
  Beetle
1,928
  Golf
1,036
  GTI
988
  New Beetle
868
  Routan
700
  CC
620
  Touareg
569
  Tiguan
554
  New Beetle Convertible
423
  Jetta Sportwagen
318
  EOS
280
  Cabrio
203
  Eurovan
163
  Rabbit
151
  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 24,914 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 1132.4. 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
1,430
  2005 Volkswagen
858
  2006 Volkswagen
1,587
  2007 Volkswagen
702
  2008 Volkswagen
657
  2009 Volkswagen
2,033
  2010 Volkswagen
1,693
  2011 Volkswagen
1,085
  2012 Volkswagen
1,190
  2013 Volkswagen
989
  2014 Volkswagen
589
  2015 Volkswagen
247
  2016 Volkswagen
69
  2017 Volkswagen
9

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 3,581 problems reported. The second most common Volkswagen car problem is related to the vehicle's electrical system (3,425 problems).

Table 3. Common problems of Volkswagen vehicles



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