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Volkswagen Up! – Common problems

Common problems for the VW Up!

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 Up!, 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 Up!. 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 Up! have been resolved in the past. How to do it, we give advice on a special page.


Latest VW´s Up! Issues in the EU

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15 September 2018

A poorly welded towing eye may have been included in the vehicle’s toolkit. As a consequence, it could break off during … .

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2 April 2017

Some vehicles have differences in the mixture ratio for the initiating device, which could lead to the driver and passenger airbag … .

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15 July 2016

In the affected vehicles, the mechanical rear-door child-proof locking system may have been damaged during manufacturing. This can cause the child-proof … .

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 VW´s Up! Issues in the UK

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