Problems You've Had (Or Will Have Soon)

VW has been in the news a lot for issues like the Takata airbag recalls and Volkswagen Group’s diesel emissions scandal. Owners tend to complain more about what is happening under the hood – engines that chew through oil, turn it into sludge, or ignition coils that break and create massive repair bills.

Defective Timing Chains and the Threat of Engine Failure

There's No Good Time for a Dead Engine

According to VW their timing chains should last at least 120,000 miles, but the ones in the 2-liter EA888 engines break a lot sooner.

What VW's Diesel Emissions Scandal Means for Owners

Ob-NOx-ious behavior

By now you've probably heard that VW cheated on their diesel emissions. Let's explore why and the wide-reaching ramifications of that decision.

Oil Sludge in the 1.8L Turbocharged Engine

A Heart Attack For Your 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.

VW's History of Bad Mass Airflow and O2 Sensors

You MAF to be kidding me

What is it about the VW mass airflow sensor that keeps causing problems?

ABS Module Failure

A BS problem if we've ever seen one.

A lot can go wrong when your car's anti-lock braking system (ABS) fails. Just ask a Volkswagen owner.

Jetta Radios Are Suddenly Dying

VW Killed the Radio Star

Jetta radios, particularly those in the 2010 and 2011, are suddenly dying. Some owners say they heard a pop before the everlasting silence. And once they're gone, they're gone for good.

Does Your Car Have Takata Airbags? Probably

Recalls for days (and years)

Parts supplier, Takata, manufactured defective, shrapnel-hurling airbag inflators that need to be recalled. The issue affects 34 million+ vehicles spread out across 24 brands, making it one of the largest (and most dangerous) recalls in automotive history.

VW Has a Strange Definition of 'Normal' Oil Consumption

Nothing normal about it

Volkswagen wants you to know that burning through a quart of oil every 1,000 miles is within their 'acceptable' range. We obviously have a different definition of acceptable.

Why Does my VW Window Keep Falling Into Door?

It can't regulate itself

VW uses cheap plastic clips which easily break and can cause the windows to fall into the door!

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Needless to say, there are more than 9 Volkswagen problems. We're just scratching the surface and adding more problems all the time. Have a suggestion on what we should cover next?

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