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VW – Common Problems

The most common Volkswagen problems


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.

However, it is good to be informed for what problems the manufacturer has recalled most often. At least to know whether the defect was fixed 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

Useful links

If you wish to know more about possible problems of a specific car (e.g. real mileage, potential traffic accidents damages, odometer rollback, repairs, etc.), then we suggest going to HPI-Check.

Check the vehicle’s history

Common Problems :: Volkswagen Recalls

21 November 2020

The adhesion of the glass cover on the sliding roof may be insufficient due to contamination during the manufacturing process. As … .

13 October 2020

Due to a manufacturing error, the adjustment mechanism on the backrest frame of the front seat may be faulty or incorrectly … .

11 October 2020

The winch rope that is used to attach the spare wheel under the vehicle and the additional strap fitted as a … .

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