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Volkswagen Phaeton – Common problems

Common problems for the VW Phaeton

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 Phaeton, for which Volkswagen has announced a recall through the EU Rapex system.

If the problem is corrected in time, it may not affect the overall reliability of your VW Phaeton. 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 Phaeton have been resolved in the past. How to do it, we give advice on a special page.


Latest Phaeton’s Issues in the EU

8 July 2016

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

13 May 2016

Summer tyres may have been mounted with the wrong rubber mixture in the running surface.The use of the wrong rubber mixture … .

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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