Volkswagen GTI - Problems, Statistics, and Analysis

Volkswagen GTI owners have reported a total of 1,122 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
1
  2017 GTI
5
  2016 GTI
15
  2015 GTI
29
  2014 GTI
6
  2013 GTI
30
  2012 GTI
37
  2011 GTI
50
  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 (200 problems). The second most common problem is related to the vehicle's electrical system (159 problems).

Table 2. Common problems of Volkswagen GTI

Problem Category Number of Problems
  Power Train
200
  Electrical System
159
  Engine And Engine Cooling
139
  Service Brakes
117
  Air Bag
101
  Electronic Stability Control
61
  Visibility
61
  Other Fuel System
34
  Exterior Lighting
33
  Wheel
29
   
  Equipment
27
  Structure
26
  Gasoline Fuel System
26
  Steering
21
  Vehicle Speed Control
18
  Unknown Or Other
18
  Suspension
13
  Tire
12
  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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