1st Generation (2018—2019) Atlas Problems

This generations ranks 32nd out of 45 Volkswagen generations in reliability and is generally a good bet. Owners have the most complaints about the body (25%), engine (17%), and the brakes (10%). We've listed some of the most recent complaints below, see them all on CarComplaints.com.

  1. Excessive Wind Noise Inside Vehicle 6 complaints at an average of 2,537 miles in the 2018 Volkswagen Atlas.
  2. Axle Broke 3 complaints at an average of 2,835 miles in the 2018 Volkswagen Atlas.
  3. Air Bag Light On 2 complaints at an average of 1,600 miles in the 2018 Volkswagen Atlas.

What Atlas Year is Most Reliable?

Generations are a good baseline for prediciting reliability, but there will almost always be year-to-year differences. We've calculated a reliability score for each model year within this generation, but we've based that score on how the model year compares to all Volkswagen model years.

Watch out for the 2018 model year which has the highest PainRank™ score in this generation.

Year Complaints Recalls TSBs PainRank (?)
2019 0 1 6 0.0
2018 28 8 63 11.35

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