7th Generation (2015—2017) Golf GTI Problems

This generations ranks 30th out of 45 Volkswagen generations in reliability and is generally a good bet. Owners have the most complaints about the interior (27%), hvac (16%), and the engine (11%). We've listed some of the most recent complaints below, see them all on CarComplaints.com.

  1. A/C Not Working 2 complaints at an average of 2,425 miles in the 2015 Volkswagen Golf GTI.
  2. Traction Control Issues 1 complaints at an average of 3,300 miles in the 2016 Volkswagen Golf GTI.
  3. Check Engine Light On 1 complaints at an average of 3,300 miles in the 2016 Volkswagen Golf GTI.

What Golf GTI 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 2015 model year which has the highest PainRank™ score in this generation.

Year Complaints Recalls TSBs PainRank (?)
2017 0 0 0 0.0
2016 6 0 0 4.62
2015 12 0 0 7.79

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