What's Wrong with the Volkswagen Cabrio?

Cabrio owners have made 19 complaints to CarComplaints.com. We've listed the three most active below. Most are about the engine (36%), followed by the exterior (21%) and the interior (10%).

Want more information about these problems? Clicking on the link will bring you over to CarComplaints.com for additional details. While you're there, add your own complaints about the Cabrio.

Comparing Cabrio Generations

Watch out for the 4th generation's (1999–2002) 1.17 PainRank™, which is the worst of 2 generations. Looking for a year-to-year comparison? We've got that too.

Generation Model Years Reliability Complaints PainRank (?)
4th Gen Cabrio 1999–2002
15 1.17
3rd Gen Cabrio 1995–1998
4 0.35

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The Worst Cabrio Years

This bar chart shows the seven years with the highest complaint volume. Clicking on the year will take you to their problem pages on CarComplaints.com.

But wait, there's more ... outside of the top seven, there's the and 1997 (0).