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Volkswagen Crafter – Common problems

Common problems for the VW Crafter

Some problems will only occur after many years of operation, others are related to technical solutions and forced the manufacturer to issue a recall. In the following overview, you will find the most common problems for the VW Crafter, for which Volkswagen has announced a recall through the EU Rapex system. For recalls and faults found in the UK scroll down.

If the problem is corrected in time, it may not affect the overall reliability of your VW Crafter. However, the fault can often remain unresolved because the previous owner didn´t know about the recall or ignored the manufacturer’s letter.

The good news is that automakers usually provide unlimited time to correct such defects for free. Check to see if all of the potential problems with your VW Crafter have been resolved in the past. How to do it, we give advice on a special page.


Latest Crafter’s Issues in the EU

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15 September 2019

The kitchen stove’s gas system might have been incorrectly fitted and the gas canister’s storage cabinet might not be properly sealed. … .

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9 September 2018

Resonance vibrations at particular (high) speed can cause damage to the cardan shaft. As a consequence, it could break and lead … .

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30 March 2018

With intensive trailer use, screws attaching the trailer coupling device may become loose. This may impair stability in trailer operation and … .

If you wish to know more about eventual 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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Latest Crafter’s Issues in the UK

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