Worst Complaints About the Volkswagen GTI

GTI owners are having the most trouble with the engine (31%), clutch (9%), and the transmission (9%). We've listed the most common owner complaints below. The full list is available on CarComplaints.com.

  1. Clutch Went Out 4 complaints at an average of 33,952 miles in the 2012 Volkswagen GTI.
  2. Clutch Slipping 3 complaints at an average of 32,122 miles in the 2011 Volkswagen GTI.
  3. Engine Blew 1 complaints at an average of 25,238 miles in the 2013 Volkswagen GTI.

What's Wrong with the GTI?

Watch out for the 6th generation's (2009–2014) 7.9 PainRank™, which is the worst of 3 generations.

Generation Model Years Reliability Complaints PainRank (?)
6th Gen GTI 2009–2014
69 7.9
5th Gen GTI 2004–2008
6 0.34
4th Gen GTI 1997–2003
10 0.76

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