1. Front Assist Problems

    VW's collision avoidance technology is detecting objects that don't exist. When that happens it slams on the brakes and ends up putting unsuspecting occupants in harm's way. A lawsuit wants the automaker to do more than simply suggest that …

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  2. Clock Spring Failure

    Volkswagen owners continue to have clock spring problems years after the parts were first recalled. The failed recall is under investigation, but in the meantime VW owners are staring at a disabled driver's side airbag, horn, and steering-w…

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  3. Ignition Coil Failure

    Ignition coils produce a high-voltage current that fires the spark plugs. But VW coils often fail causing the engine to suddenly lose power. This can lead to shaking or hesitation and leave the driver in a vulnerable position.

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  4. Atlas Fuel Injector Leak

    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is looking into leaky fuel injectors in the 2018-2020 VW Atlas. The investigation was opened after owners reported smelling gas in their vehicles and seeing fuel leaking from the engine com…

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  5. ABS Failure

    VW owners have had a lot of ABS complaints over the years, and rightfully so. Not only are their ABS modules failing early, but they also fail at the most inopportune time like when slamming on the brakes to avoid an accident. And the repai…

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  6. Jetta Radio Problems

    There's a trend popping up where VW radios are fine one minute, then 'popping' before falling silent. This is particularly true in the 2010-2011 Jetta and once they're gone, they're gone for good.

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  7. Excessive Oil Consumption

    Volkswagen wants you to know that burning through a quart of oil every 1,000 miles is within their 'acceptable' range. We have a different definition of acceptable. VW has settled an oil consumption lawsuit in the past, is there any hope fo…

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  8. Oil Sludge in the 1.8L Turbo Engine

    From 1997-2005, VW manufactured a 1.8-liter turbocharged engine with a tiny 3.7 quart oil capacity. That’s simply not a lot of oil to compensate for the amount of heat this engine generates. Complaints sparked a class-action lawsuit with an…

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