Volkswagen GTI - Problems, Statistics, and Analysis

Volkswagen GTI owners have reported a total of 1,140 problems for their cars built in the 23 model years listed in the chart below. The chart shows the number of problems reported across all service years for each given model year of the Volkswagen GTI. The 2009 Volkswagen GTI cars have the most problems reported (249 problems).

Table 1. Total number of problems by model year for Volkswagen GTI

Model Year Number of Problems
  2018 GTI
4
  2017 GTI
5
  2016 GTI
18
  2015 GTI
30
  2014 GTI
6
  2013 GTI
35
  2012 GTI
40
  2011 GTI
53
  2010 GTI
51
  2009 GTI
249
  2008 GTI
71
  2007 GTI
99
  2006 GTI
54
  2005 GTI
8
  2004 GTI
13
  2003 GTI
68
  2002 GTI
139
  2001 GTI
94
  2000 GTI
57
  1999 GTI
11
  1998 GTI
12
  1997 GTI
12
  1996 GTI
11

  Common problems of Volkswagen GTI

The following chart shows the 25 most common problems for Volkswagen GTI cars. The number one most common problem is related to the vehicle's power train (201 problems). The second most common problem is related to the vehicle's electrical system (163 problems).

Table 2. Common problems of Volkswagen GTI

Problem Category Number of Problems
  Power Train
201
  Electrical System
163
  Engine And Engine Cooling
142
  Service Brakes
117
  Air Bag
102
  Electronic Stability Control
62
  Visibility
62
  Other Fuel System
35
  Exterior Lighting
33
  Equipment
30
   
  Wheel
30
  Structure
27
  Gasoline Fuel System
26
  Steering
21
  Vehicle Speed Control
18
  Unknown Or Other
18
  Suspension
13
  Tire
13
  Seats
9
  Seat Belt
8
  Latches/locks/linkage
3
  Air Brake
3
  Interior Lighting
2
  Parking Brake
1
  Traction Control System
1


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