Front Assist Problems
VW's collision avoidance technology is detecting objects that don't exist. When that happens it slams on the brakes and ends up putting unsuspecting occupants in harm's way. A lawsuit wants the automaker to do more than simply suggest that …Continue reading article "Front Assist Problems"
Excessive Oil Consumption
Volkswagen wants you to know that burning through a quart of oil every 1,000 miles is within their 'acceptable' range. We have a different definition of acceptable. VW has settled an oil consumption lawsuit in the past, is there any hope fo…Continue reading article "Excessive Oil Consumption"
Oil Sludge in the 1.8L Turbo Engine
From 1997-2005, VW manufactured a 1.8-liter turbocharged engine with a tiny 3.7 quart oil capacity. That’s simply not a lot of oil to compensate for the amount of heat this engine generates. Complaints sparked a class-action lawsuit with an…Continue reading article "Oil Sludge in the 1.8L Turbo Engine"
What Owners Complain About the Most
Sorting out which topics, problems, and model years have the most overall complaints from owners on CarComplaints.com.
Worst Issues view all problems
- oil sludge resulting in engine failure in the 2002 Passat
- engine failure from oil sludge in the 2003 Passat
- ABS module failure in the 2009 Jetta
- engine failure from low oil pressure in the 2003 Passat
- radio stopped working in the 2011 Jetta
- stereo not working properly in the 2010 Jetta
- oil sludge problem in the 2003 Passat
What Breaks the Most view all topics
NHTSA wants to take a look at the fuel injector system in the 2018-2020 Atlas after reports that it might be leaking.
Anytime there's a threat of engine fire it sparks (sorry) the agency's interest. The investigation will look at the 3.6L engine in the 2018-2020 model years, covering roughly 190,000 vehicles.keep reading article "Investigation Opened Into Leaking Atlas Fuel Injector Concerns"
In case you missed it during your eggnog and sugar cookie hangover (no judgement), VW announced the 2012-2014 Beetle needs to be recalled to replace their dangerously defective Takata airbag inflators.
The script is very much the same as previous Takata recalls. The propellant inside the inflators becomes extremely volatile due to heat and humidity exposure over time to the point that, when the airbag is deployed, the inflator actually explodes and sends shards of metal out into the cabin.…keep reading article "2012-2014 Beetle Recalled to Replace Takata Airbag Inflators"
Volkswagen recently issued a 2-for-1 series of recalls for owners of the 2020-2021 Atlas Cross Sport and 2021 Atlas.
Both campaigns are to fix issues that can cause a sudden and dangerous loss of control.…keep reading article "Atlas and Atlas Cross Sport Owners Get a 2-for-1 Series of Recalls to Prevent a Sudden Loss of Control"
A new class-action says VW's front assist technology applies the brakes randomly and without warning.
Customers who complain are typically given two not-so-great options, live with it and document the malfunctions or disable the feature entirely.
The Missouri-based class-action says that's unacceptable and wants VW to take ownership of the problem. That includes covering any related repairs or costs associated with the system malfunctioning under warranty.keep reading article "Volkswagen's Front-Assist Emergency Braking Can Activate For No Reason, Says Lawsuit"
The lead plaintiff that submitted a nationwide class-action against Volkswagen for defective sunroofs has had a change of heart?
He has requested a voluntary dismissal of the entire lawsuit which was filed back in April of 2020. Sounds like someone got a new sunroof behind closed doors.…keep reading article "The Sunroof Leaks Continue, But The Lawsuit Will Not"
The best way to find out what's wrong with a vehicle is from the people who drive them. Not only do owner complaints help us rank vehicles by reliability, but they're often used to spark class-action lawsuits and warranty extensions. Plus, they're a great way to vent.