Every VW vehicle has problems, some just have more than others. PainRank™ combines owner data, recall frequency, vehicle age, and other factors to give you a guide about which vehicles are a pain-in-the-butt to own. We’ve also ranked VW generations, so you can get a better sense of which vehicles and model years you should avoid like the plague.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) wants to keep the roads safer by conducting investigations into potential problems, recalling safety issues, and tracking technical service bulletins issued by automakers.
Here we compare how often these things have happened for every Volkswagen vehicle.