1st Generation (2015—2017) Golf SportWagen Problems

This generations ranks 15th out of 45 Volkswagen generations in reliability and is one of the safer bets out there. Owners have the most complaints about the windows (80%), electrical (20%), and the We've listed some of the most recent complaints below, see them all on CarComplaints.com.

  1. Leaking Panoramic Sunroof 1 complaints at an average of 1,500 miles in the 2015 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen.
  2. Sunroof Leaks 1 complaints at an average of 25,000 miles in the 2017 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen.
  3. Panoramic Roof Leaking 2 complaints at an average of 24,500 miles in the 2016 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen.

What Golf SportWagen 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 1 1 105 0.6
2016 2 1 200 0.46
2015 2 1 276 1.08

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