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What's Wrong with the Volkswagen GLI?

The Volkswagen GLI has a total of 20 complaints. The majority of the complaints involve the interior (30%) followed by the body (20%) and the engine (15%).

The GLI only has one generation which runs from 2006 to 2013. To date, it's earned a PainRank™ of 3.29

How GLI Generations Rank

Gen Model Years Complaints PainRank (?)
6th Gen GLI 2006–2013 20 3.29

Worst Overall GLI Complaints

Let's take a look at the most common GLI complaints submitted to over the years.

The complaints are sorted by their PainRank™ which is a score calculated by combining data points such as 1) how long does it take for the problem to start 2) how much does it cost to fix 3) what rank did owners assign to this problem, etc.

Most Complained About GLI Years

A quick look at which years have the highest complaint volumes. Clicking on the year will take you to their problem pages on