Volkswagen e-Golf Problems

Consider These

PainRank (?) Year Model Watch For
1.07 2016 e-Golf electrical

Avoid These

PainRank (?) Year Model Beware Of
1.07 2016 e-Golf electrical

Generation 1

Gen Score

1.07 PainRank™

Watch Out For These Problems

  1. doesn't start, doesn't charge in the 2016 at 280 miles
  2. in the 2015 at miles

Areas the Breakdown

NHTSA Information

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is a government agency designed to "keep people safe on the roadways." Here's a look at the number of times NHTSA has recalled and investigated the e-Golf.

Recalls by Year

Investigations by Year

Recent e-Golf News

First Takata, Now Autoliv. More Airbag Recalls for VW.

For the love of everything, is there an airbag out there that’s not trying to kill us these days?

We all know about Takata – the airbag supplier which made moisture-sensitive, death traps that are responsible for worldwide panic. Well, not to be outdone we’re now looking at more airbag recalls but this time from a supplier named Autoliv. From CarComplaints.com:

About 5,900 vehicles are affected by front passenger and side head airbags that may not deploy during a crash. In addition, the seat belt pre-tensioners may not activate during a crash if you’re driving a 2017 Audi Q7, A4, A4 allroad or 2018 Audi Q5.

The saddest part? Airbags that don’t deploy may actually be safer than those that do deploy these days.

Vibrations Opening Child Door Locks in 2016 Volkswagens

Volkswagen just can’t seem to catch a break. Well, unless you count their child door locks. Those are breaking all over the place.

Simple vibrations are disengaging the rear door child locks in many 2016 VWs, prompting a recall.

A molding problem caused the locking mechanism to be improperly manufactured causing the position retaining mechanism inside the door lock to break

That’s a problem, especially for my toddler where her seat-kicking-snack-throwing-booster-seat-bouncing routine creates much more than a simple vibration.

The 2016 CC, Golf R, Tiguan, and eGolf are all involved. For specific build dates, visit CarComplaints.com.

Sudden EV Shutdown

VW says about 5,500 e-Golf cars can suddenly shut down while driving. How e-Xciting.

The automaker says the diagnostics for the high-voltage battery management system is too sensitive and can falsely detect an electrical surge. The electric drive motor for the e-Golf will shut down unexpectedly if the system detects an electrical surge.

VW says they’ve already begun mailing out notices for the recall.