Volkswagen GTI - Problems, Statistics, and Analysis

Volkswagen GTI owners have reported a total of 1,073 problems for their cars built in the 22 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 (238 problems).

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

Model Year Number of Problems
  2017 GTI
4
  2016 GTI
12
  2015 GTI
22
  2014 GTI
6
  2013 GTI
24
  2012 GTI
34
  2011 GTI
43
  2010 GTI
44
  2009 GTI
238
  2008 GTI
70
  2007 GTI
99
  2006 GTI
53
  2005 GTI
8
  2004 GTI
13
  2003 GTI
68
  2002 GTI
139
  2001 GTI
93
  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 (196 problems). The second most common problem is related to the vehicle's electrical system (154 problems).

Table 2. Common problems of Volkswagen GTI

Problem Category Number of Problems
  Power Train
196
  Electrical System
154
  Engine And Engine Cooling
129
  Service Brakes
113
  Air Bag
95
  Visibility
59
  Electronic Stability Control
57
  Other Fuel System
33
  Exterior Lighting
31
  Wheel
29
   
  Gasoline Fuel System
26
  Structure
25
  Equipment
20
  Steering
20
  Unknown Or Other
18
  Vehicle Speed Control
16
  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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