3rd Generation (1992—1993) Cabriolet Problems

This generations ranks 7th out of 45 Volkswagen generations in reliability and is one of the safer bets out there. Owners have the most complaints about the engine (100%), We've listed some of the most recent complaints below, see them all on CarComplaints.com.

  1. Trouble Starting 1 complaints at an average of 137,500 miles in the 1993 Volkswagen Cabriolet.
  2. Engine Stalls 1 complaints at an average of 78,000 miles in the 1992 Volkswagen Cabriolet.
  3. Oil Pressure Warning Light Blinking, Buzzing Noise 1 complaints at an average of 137,500 miles in the 1993 Volkswagen Cabriolet.

What Cabriolet 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 1993 model year which has the highest PainRank™ score in this generation.

Year Complaints Recalls TSBs PainRank (?)
1993 2 0 0 0.3
1992 1 0 0 0.17

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