1st Generation (2015—2018) Golf R Problems

This generations ranks 3rd out of 45 Volkswagen generations in reliability and is one of the safer bets out there. Owners have the most complaints about the interior (100%), We've listed some of the most recent complaints below, see them all on CarComplaints.com.

  1. Bad Radio Reception on Am Band 1 complaints at an average of 36 miles in the 2016 Volkswagen Golf R.

What Golf R 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 2016 model year which has the highest PainRank™ score in this generation.

Year Complaints Recalls TSBs PainRank (?)
2018 0 2 37 0.0
2017 0 0 75 0.0
2016 1 2 159 0.46
2015 0 0 154 0.0

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