VW Common Issues
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The most common Volkswagen problems

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Problems solved during Volkswagen’s recalls do not usually determine the reliability of the vehicle itself. Even the common-recalled model can be a good choice, and vice versa.

It is good to be informed, however, what problems the manufacturer has recalled most often. At least to know whether the defect was corrected by the previous owner, when buying a second-hand car. You should check your vehicle VIN with your nearest Volkswagen dealer using our special page.



The most common VW´s problems by model

Amarok Arteon Beetle Caddy CC Crafter Eos Golf Jetta Passat Phaeton Polo Scirocco Sharan T-Roc Tiguan Touareg Touran Transporter Up!


The most common VW´s faults by keywords

Airbags

Volkswagen-Tiguan-2015-recall-airbag-capacitor 21. 9. 2019

Volkswagen Tiguan (2015)

  6. 1. 2015 - 22. 12. 2015
As a result of a production error, a capacitor in the airbag control unit may fail. In rare instance ...
     301
Volkswagen-Sharan-2015-recall-airbag-capacitor 21. 9. 2019

Volkswagen Sharan (2015)

  6. 1. 2015 - 22. 12. 2015
As a result of a production error, a capacitor in the airbag control unit may fail. In rare instance ...
     207
Volkswagen-cc-2015-recall-airbag-capacitor 21. 9. 2019

Volkswagen CC (2015)

  6. 1. 2015 - 22. 12. 2015
As a result of a production error, a capacitor in the airbag control unit may fail. In rare instance ...
     157
Volkswagen-Caddy-2018-recall-airbag 13. 4. 2019

Volkswagen Caddy (2018)

  10. 7. 2018 - 29. 10. 2018
The predetermined break point in the cushion for the side airbags is on the wrong side. In the event ...
     393
volkswagen-tiguan-allspace-2018-recall-airbag 15. 9. 2018

Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace (2018)

  14. 3. 2018 - 18. 5. 2018
The passenger airbag modules may have been fitted with incorrectly packed airbags. Consequently, the ...
     1,072

End of Airbags Sumary

Brakes

Volkswagen-Polo-2018-parking-brake 24. 3. 2019

Volkswagen Polo (2016 - 2018)

  29. 10. 2016 - 21. 11. 2018
On vehicles with a rear drum brake, the operational wear of the brake lining and use-related settlem ...
     1,132
volkswagen-arteon-2018-recall-brakes 16. 3. 2018

Volkswagen Arteon (2018)

  19. 1. 2018 - 14. 2. 2018
The brake discs on the front axle are too weak. As a consequence, when placed under extreme pressure ...
     3,079
volkswagen-passat-2018-recall-brakes 16. 3. 2018

Volkswagen Passat (2018)

  19. 1. 2018 - 14. 2. 2018
The brake discs on the front axle are too weak. As a consequence, when placed under extreme pressure ...
     2,220
volkswagen-Golf-2018-recall-brakes 16. 3. 2018

Volkswagen Golf (2018)

  19. 1. 2018 - 14. 2. 2018
The brake discs on the front axle are too weak. As a consequence, when placed under extreme pressure ...
     2,408
volkswagen-tiguan-2018-recall-brakes 16. 3. 2018

Volkswagen Tiguan (2018)

  19. 1. 2018 - 14. 2. 2018
The brake discs on the front axle are too weak. As a consequence, when placed under extreme pressure ...
     4,300

End of Brakes Sumary

Engine

Volkswagen-Golf-2014-recall-camshaft-pulley 18. 8. 2019

Volkswagen Golf (2013 - 2015)

  12/2013 - 3/2015
The belt pulley of the cam gear could break and the screws on the camshaft adjuster may loosen. As a ...
     747
Volkswagen-Polo-2014-recall-camshaft-pulley 18. 8. 2019

Volkswagen Polo (2013 - 2015)

  12/2013 - 3/2015
The belt pulley of the cam gear could break and the screws on the camshaft adjuster may loosen. As a ...
     439
Volkswagen-Beetle-2013-recall-camshaft-pulley 18. 8. 2019

Volkswagen Beetle (2013 - 2015)

  12/2013 - 3/2015
The belt pulley of the cam gear could break and the screws on the camshaft adjuster may loosen. As a ...
     196
volkswagen-tiguan-2011-recall-starter 4. 3. 2018

Volkswagen Tiguan (2011)

  III. 2011 - VII. 2011
A spring in the starter motor’s magnetic switch was incorrectly installed. The starter motor m ...
     2,040
Volkswagen-Beetle-2011-recall-starter 4. 3. 2018

VW Beetle / Beetle Cabrio (2011)

  III. 2011 - VII. 2011
A spring in the starter motor’s magnetic switch was incorrectly installed. The starter motor m ...
     851

End of Engine Sumary

Gearbox

End of Gearbox Sumary

Suspension

Volkswagen-Tiguan-2017-recall-coil-spring-break 19. 4. 2019

Volkswagen Tiguan (2017 - 2018)

  5. 4. 2017 - 6. 11. 2018
The material used for the rear coil springs may be inadequate. There is a possibility that a coil sp ...
     1,026
Volkswagen-Touareg-2018-damper-fork-recall 13. 4. 2019

Volkswagen Touareg (2018)

  27. 11. 2018 - 15. 12. 2018
The suspension damper forks are defective and could break. As a result, the tyre could be pressed ag ...
     499
Volkswagen-Tiguan-Allspace-2018-recall-rear-shock-absorbent 6. 10. 2018

Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace (2018)

  15. 1. 2018 - 14. 3. 2018
The lower securing eye of the rear gas-filled shock absorbers may be incorrectly welded. As a conseq ...
     1,389
volkswagen-crafter-2017-recall-cardan-shaft 9. 9. 2018

Volkswagen Crafter (2016 - 2018)

  2. 12. 2016 - 6. 7. 2018
Resonance vibrations at particular (high) speed can cause damage to the cardan shaft. As a consequen ...
     1,524
volkswagen-tiguan-allspace-2018-recall-front-axle1 9. 9. 2018

Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace (2017 - 2018)

  27. 7. 2017 - 3. 4. 2018
The fixing nut on the right and/or left front axle ball joint may not have been tightened with the c ...
     852

End of Suspension Sumary

Steering

End of Steering Sumary

Fuel Tank

volkswagen-t5-cng-2015-recall-tank-burst 23. 6. 2018

Volkswagen T5 CNG (2005 - 2015)

  29. 8. 2005 - 30. 6. 2015
Corrosion of the gas tank may occur. If there is insufficient residual wall thickness, the gas tank ...
     1,860
Volkswagen-Transporter-t5-cng-recall 1. 12. 2017

Volkswagen T5 CNG (2005)

  18. 11. 2005 - 6. 12. 2005
In gas-powered T5 vehicles, undetected corrosion in the gas tanks persisting over a long period coul ...
     707
Volkswagen-Touran-2011-recall 17. 3. 2017

Volkswagen Touran EcoFuel (2010 - 2013)

  1. 6. 2010 - 12. 10. 2013
If mechanical damage occurs to the varnish layer of the gas tank, it could lead to the outer shell o ...
     1,342
Volkswagen-Passat-2011-recall 17. 3. 2017

Volkswagen Passat EcoFuel (2010 - 2013)

  1. 6. 2010 - 12. 10. 2013
If mechanical damage occurs to the varnish layer of the gas tank, it could lead to the outer shell o ...
     1,501
volkswagen-caddy2011-recall 17. 3. 2017

Volkswagen Caddy EcoFuel (2010 - 2013)

  1. 6. 2010 - 12. 10. 2013
If mechanical damage occurs to the varnish layer of the gas tank, it could lead to the outer shell o ...
     1,563

End of Fuel Tank Sumary

Bodywork

volkswagen-amarok-2019-hardtop-recall 10. 2. 2020

Volkswagen Amarok (2019)

  1. 3. 2019 - 6. 9. 2019
The glue that holds the glass side-windows on the hardtop has insufficient adhesion due to a manufac ...
     53
vw-grand-california-recall-gas-escape 15. 9. 2019

VW Grand California (2019)

  14. 3. 2019 - 9. 5. 2019
The kitchen stove’s gas system might have been incorrectly fitted and the gas canister’s ...
     340
Volkswagen-Passat-2015-recall-sunroof 19. 7. 2019

Volkswagen Passat (2014 - 2018)

  15. 10. 2014 - 20. 8. 2018
In the event of a repair, due to an ambiguous indication in the replacement parts catalogue, the adh ...
     388
Volkswagen-Arteon-2018-recall-sunroof 19. 7. 2019

Volkswagen Arteon (2017 - 2018)

  until 20. 8. 2018
In the event of a repair, due to an ambiguous indication in the replacement parts catalogue, the adh ...
     366
Volkswagen-Tiguan-2018-recall-trailer-hitch 14. 6. 2019

Volkswagen Tiguan (2018)

  2/2018 - 12/2018
The locking mechanism in the articulated trailer hitch may be defective. Consequently, the trailer h ...
     589

End of Bodywork Sumary

Electronic

Volkswagen-Transporter-Multivan-T6-recall-water-infiltration-fire-short-circuit 5. 7. 2019

VW T6 Multivan / Transporter (2015 - 2019)

  23. 7. 2015 - 8. 2. 2019
If the vehicle is washed with a high-pressure cleaner, water may enter the interior, damage the cont ...
     966
volkswagen-t6-california-recall-gas-kitchen 24. 8. 2018

Volkswagen California T5 & T6 (2015 - 2018)

  14. 1. 2015 - 19. 5. 2018
The screw connections in the gas installation of the built-in kitchen may be inadequate. As a conseq ...
     1,229
25. 3. 2016

Volkswagen Passat (2014 - 2015)

  7. 1. 2014 - 11. 12. 2015
A plug has not been correctly fitted into the fuse holder of the central electrics which can cause f ...
     1,622
11. 3. 2016

Volkswagen Touareg Hybrid (2009 - 2015)

  12. 8. 2009 - 18. 4. 2015
Water infiltration in the battery compartment (spare wheel recess) may cause a short circuit between ...
     963
volkswagen-caddy-2013-recall 15. 1. 2016

Volkswagen Caddy (2012 - 2013)

  25. 5. 2012 - 31. 1. 2013
There may be a defect in the earth connection of the electrical system control unit in the sill area ...
     2,640

End of Electronic Sumary

Door Locks

15. 7. 2016

Volkswagen Polo (2015 - 2016)

  25. 11. 2015 - 14. 4. 2016
In the affected vehicles, the mechanical rear-door child-proof locking system may have been damaged ...
     2,255
15. 7. 2016

Volkswagen Tiguan (2015 - 2016)

  25. 11. 2015 - 14. 4. 2016
In the affected vehicles, the mechanical rear-door child-proof locking system may have been damaged ...
     1,072
15. 7. 2016

Volkswagen CC (2015 - 2016)

  25. 11. 2015 - 14. 4. 2016
In the affected vehicles, the mechanical rear-door child-proof locking system may have been damaged ...
     1,107
15. 7. 2016

Volkswagen Up! (2015 - 2016)

  25. 11. 2015 - 14. 4. 2016
In the affected vehicles, the mechanical rear-door child-proof locking system may have been damaged ...
     2,255
15. 7. 2016

Volkswagen Jetta (2015 - 2016)

  25. 11. 2015 - 14. 4. 2016
In the affected vehicles, the mechanical rear-door child-proof locking system may have been damaged ...
     829

End of Door Locks Sumary

Stabilization

Volkswagen-Caddy-2009-recall 14. 7. 2017

Volkswagen Caddy (2008 - 2010)

  20. 5. 2008 - 28. 8. 2010
The earth connection of the ABS/ESP system may be interrupted as a result of thermomechanical overlo ...
     1,289
volkswagen-jetta-2009-recall 14. 7. 2017

Volkswagen Jetta (2008 - 2010)

  20. 5. 2008 - 28. 8. 2010
The earth connection of the ABS/ESP system may be interrupted as a result of thermomechanical overlo ...
     1,009
Volkswagen-Golf-2010-recall 14. 7. 2017

Volkswagen Golf (2008 - 2010)

  20. 5. 2008 - 28. 8. 2010
The earth connection of the ABS/ESP system may be interrupted as a result of thermomechanical overlo ...
     1,933
volkswagen-eos-2010-recall 14. 7. 2017

Volkswagen Eos (2008 - 2010)

  20. 5. 2008 - 28. 8. 2010
The earth connection of the ABS/ESP system may be interrupted as a result of thermomechanical overlo ...
     1,540
vw-scirocco-2010-recall 14. 7. 2017

Volkswagen Scirocco (2008 - 2010)

  20. 5. 2008 - 28. 8. 2010
The earth connection of the ABS/ESP system may be interrupted as a result of thermomechanical overlo ...
     2,731

End of Stabilization Sumary

Seat Belts

Volkswagen-Tiguan-2015-recall-airbag-capacitor 21. 9. 2019

Volkswagen Tiguan (2015)

  6. 1. 2015 - 22. 12. 2015
As a result of a production error, a capacitor in the airbag control unit may fail. In rare instance ...
     301
Volkswagen-Sharan-2015-recall-airbag-capacitor 21. 9. 2019

Volkswagen Sharan (2015)

  6. 1. 2015 - 22. 12. 2015
As a result of a production error, a capacitor in the airbag control unit may fail. In rare instance ...
     207
Volkswagen-cc-2015-recall-airbag-capacitor 21. 9. 2019

Volkswagen CC (2015)

  6. 1. 2015 - 22. 12. 2015
As a result of a production error, a capacitor in the airbag control unit may fail. In rare instance ...
     157
Volkswagen-Touareg-2018-recall-seatbelt 2. 2. 2019

Volkswagen Touareg (2018)

  8. 8. 2018 - 5. 10. 2018
A seat-belt latch may not have been sufficiently secured to the rear, right-hand seat. In the event ...
     581
Volkswagen-Polo-2018-recall-seatbelt 7. 9. 2018

Volkswagen Polo (2016 - 2018)

  29. 10. 2016 - w41/2018
The safety-belt buckle for the rear left seat could open unintentionally. In this case, the passenge ...
     1,932

End of Seat Belts Sumary

Fuel

Volkswagen-Tiguan-2017-recall-fuse-fuel-pump 2. 8. 2019

Volkswagen Tiguan (2017 - 2018)

  28. 8. 2017 - 21. 6. 2018
Due to a defective main fuse, in the event of an accident involving airbag deployment, the fuel pump ...
     725
volkswagen-t5-cng-2015-recall-tank-burst 23. 6. 2018

Volkswagen T5 CNG (2005 - 2015)

  29. 8. 2005 - 30. 6. 2015
Corrosion of the gas tank may occur. If there is insufficient residual wall thickness, the gas tank ...
     1,860
volkswagen-multivan-t6-2017-recall 19. 1. 2018

Volkswagen T6 (2016 - 2017)

  28. 11. 2016 - 11. 1. 2017
Due to a manufacturing fault, the fuel hoses may begin to leak. A fuel leak could pose a hazard to v ...
     4,642
Volkswagen-Transporter-t5-cng-recall 1. 12. 2017

Volkswagen T5 CNG (2005)

  18. 11. 2005 - 6. 12. 2005
In gas-powered T5 vehicles, undetected corrosion in the gas tanks persisting over a long period coul ...
     707
Volkswagen-Touran-2011-recall 17. 3. 2017

Volkswagen Touran EcoFuel (2010 - 2013)

  1. 6. 2010 - 12. 10. 2013
If mechanical damage occurs to the varnish layer of the gas tank, it could lead to the outer shell o ...
     1,342

End of Fuel Sumary

Seats

Volkswagen-Amarok-2018-recall-seat-wiring-harness 7. 9. 2019

Volkswagen Amarok (2016 - 2018)

  1. 5. 2016 - 16. 5. 2018
A wiring harness could be damaged when the seat is adjusted to the lowest position. Damage to a wire ...
     320
Volkswagen-Tiguan-2019-recall-seat-frame 30. 8. 2019

Volkswagen Tiguan (2019)

  4. 2. 2019 - 14. 2. 2019
Due to a manufacturing defect, the left-hand front seat (in the direction of travel) may develop cra ...
     308
Volkswagen-Golf-2018-recall-headrest 23. 12. 2018

Volkswagen Golf (2018)

  V. 2018 - VIII. 2018
The fitting for the headrest may have been incorrectly welded to the backrest. As a consequence, the ...
     867
Volkswagen-Passat-2018-recall-headrest 23. 12. 2018

Volkswagen Passat (2018)

  V. 2018 - VIII. 2018
The fitting for the headrest may have been incorrectly welded to the backrest. As a consequence, the ...
     785
Volkswagen-T-Roc-2018-recall-headrest 23. 12. 2018

Volkswagen T-Roc (2018)

  V. 2018 - VIII. 2018
The fitting for the headrest may have been incorrectly welded to the backrest. As a consequence, the ...
     2,865

End of Seats Sumary

Headlamps

End of Headlamps Sumary

Tyres

volkswagen-golf-2017-recall 7. 7. 2017

Volkswagen Golf (2016 - 2017)

  26. 9. 2016 - 21. 4. 2017
The car has tyre-pressure signs/stickers indicating the incorrect tyre pressure requirement. Too low ...
     1,079
vw-touareg-2016-recall 3. 3. 2017

Volkswagen Touareg (2016)

  8. 9. – 22. 12. 2016
It is possible that the wheel bolts were not tightened with the correct torque which could result in ...
     1,260
vw-sharan-2016-recall 3. 3. 2017

Volkswagen Sharan (2016)

  8. 9. – 22. 12. 2016
It is possible that the wheel bolts were not tightened with the correct torque which could result in ...
     1,412
VW-Touran-2016-recall 3. 3. 2017

Volkswagen Touran (2016)

  8. 9. – 22. 12. 2016
It is possible that the wheel bolts were not tightened with the correct torque which could result in ...
     1,225
VW-tiguan-2016-recall 3. 3. 2017

Volkswagen Tiguan (2016)

  8. 9. – 22. 12. 2016
It is possible that the wheel bolts were not tightened with the correct torque which could result in ...
     913

End of Tyres Sumary




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