Worst Complaints About the Volkswagen Vanagon

Vanagon owners are having the most trouble with the hvac (50%), cooling system (50%), and the We've listed the most common owner complaints below. The full list is available on CarComplaints.com.

  1. Overheats 1 complaints at an average of 30,000 miles in the 1990 Volkswagen Vanagon.
  2. Heater Is Not Working 1 complaints at an average of 130,000 miles in the 1981 Volkswagen Vanagon.

What's Wrong with the Vanagon?

The Vanagon only has one generation which runs from 1981 to 1990. To date, it's earned a PainRank™ of 0.68 which ranks 14th.

Generation Model Years Reliability Complaints PainRank (?)
3rd Gen Vanagon 1981–1990
2 0.68