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VW – Common Problems

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.

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.

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Common Problems > Volkswagen Recalls

Volkswagen-Touareg-2020-automatic-gearbox-oil-leak
15 July 2020

An oil line in the automatic gearbox may have a manufacturing defect. Consequently, the oil may leak out onto the road, … .

Volkswagen-Golf-8-2020-recall-e-call
12 July 2020

The emergency call service may not be functioning. As a result, the system may not assist the car occupants by contacting … .

Volkswagen-Polo-2020-recall-seat-belt-buckle
30 June 2020

The double rear safety-belt buckles may be damaged due to a manufacturing error and have reduced strength. This could reduce the … .


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