Most Common VW Problems

By combining owner complaint data from CarComplaints.com with investigation, recall, and Technical Service Bulletin (TSB) information from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), we’ve put together a list of some of the most widespread problems out there. We can sometimes use this data to predict which cars might experience issues in the future, and what owners can do about it in the meantime.

Oil Sludge in the 1.8L Turbo Engine

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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 com...

Oil Sludge in the 1.8L Turbo Engine

Why Are Jetta Radios Suddenly Dying?

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There's a trend popping up where VW radios are fine one minute, then 'popping' before falling silent. This is particularly true in the 20...

Jetta Radio Problems

Complaints On the Rise

As complaints about a specific vehicle start to pile up, we here at Autbeef HQ run them through our abacus and look for any warning signs or potential trends.

Here's a look at the most commonly complained issues with VW vehicles over the last couple months. Maybe you see something that looks familiar? If that's the case, keep our abacus moving by adding a complaint of your own over at CarComplaints.com.