Reliability of the Volkswagen Transporter/Multivan

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 Transporter/Multivan.

In the statistics for 2021, all the breakdowns for which the German Yellow Angels had to move out in 2020 were recorded and evaluated. There is enough data available that gives an objective picture of the reliability of the Volkswagen Transporter/Multivan.

Volkswagen Transporter/Multivan Reliability

Breakdowns in the 2020 calendar year

EZ 2011 EZ 2012 EZ 2013 EZ 2014 EZ 2015 EZ 2016 EZ 2017 EZ 2018
21,3 18,2 14,5 11,6 13,0 7,5 6,1 4,2

Breakdowns in the 2019 calendar year

EZ 2010 EZ 2011 EZ 2012 EZ 2013 EZ 2014 EZ 2015 EZ 2016 EZ 2017
26,6 23 19 15,3 10,5 11,4 6,9 7,8

Legend: Number of breakdowns per 1,000 vehicles registered (= breakdown index) by year of first registration (EZ)

Common Breakdowns

  • Exhaust gas recirculation (2011)
  • Battery (2017)

Source: ADAC

owner  VW Transporter / Multivan owners’ reviews

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 Transporter/Multivan Recalls

09. 07. 2021

Due to inadequate insulation, water may penetrate into the doors through the retractable side windows. Consequently, the water may enter into … .

26. 05. 2020

Due to inadequate sealing, water may penetrate into the Bowden cables in the driver’s or front passenger’s door and impair the … .

21. 04. 2020

The electrical child safety device may not be mechanically locked even though it has been activated by the driver and the … .

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