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Volkswagen Reliability

The ADAC breakdown statistics determine which Volkswagen models are the most reliable and which have broken down most – a good help when buying a used Volkswagen.

In the statistics for 2020, all the 3,756,226 breakdowns for which the German Yellow Angels had to move out in 2019 were recorded and evaluated. There is enough data available that gives an objective picture of the reliability of the Volkswagen models.

We have sorted the available data by the make and model. Choose the Volkswagen model you are interested in.

Volkswagen Reliability by Model

Source: ADAC

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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Recent 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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