Electrical System Problems of Volkswagen Golf

Volkswagen Golf owners have reported 112 electrical system related problems since 1996. Table 1 shows the 21 most common electrical system problems. The number one most common problem is related to the vehicle's electrical system (38 problems). The second most common problem is related to the vehicle's wiring (10 problems). For details of each of the problem category, use the links in the table.

  Recently reported Electrical System problems of Volkswagen Golf

The Electrical System problem

The sunroof leaks water from all four counters into the vehicle: headliner, seats, carpet and dashboard. Warning signals/errors messages: air bag, traction, engine light. 2500 miles on vehicle purchased 3/18 new. The vehicle was parked in a driveway during a major rain storm.   Read details...

The Wiring problem

When starting my Golf tdi I received several warning messages on the car's information screen to check turning lights, brake lights, headlights and running lights on the right hand side of the car. The right hand headlights, turn signals and brakelights were out.   Read details...

The Alternator/generator/regulator problem

On two occasions, about two weeks apart, the power cut off while driving. The car became very difficult to steer. The alternator light came on. After turning the ignition off and on again once or twice, the car started again, and the light was no longer on.   Read details...

The Horn Assembly problem

Despite a 2015 recall, 2016 Golfs are still being affected by faulty clock spring setups and a lack of some type of cover that is preventing debris from getting inside and breaking them. While driving the car, the airbag warning light went on.   Read details...

The Ignition Switch problem

Tl-the contact owns a 2003 Volkswagen Golf. While driving approximately 35 mph, the contact noticed that the air conditioner, windshield wipers and headlights became inoperable, as well as the turn signals. The contact performed repairs to the vehicle himself and replaced the ignition switch.   Read details...

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