7th Gen (2015 – 2017) Volkswagen Golf GTI Problems

The 7th generation of the Golf GTI has a cumulative PainRank™ of 4.03. That can be compared against other Volkswagen generations. Shopping for a Volkswagen? So far, so good. But there are some warning signs to watch for.

Owners of the 2015–2017 Golf GTI model years have sent in 17 complaints on CarComplaints.com. We've listed the three most common below. Most are about the interior (29%) followed by the hvac (17%) and the engine (11%).

Comparing Years in This Generation

Generations are a good baseline for prediciting reliability, but there will almost always be year-to-year differences. We've calculated a reliability score for each model year within this generation, but we've based that score on how the model year compares to all Volkswagen model years.

Watch out for the 2015 model year which has the highest PainRank™ score in this generation.

Year Complaints Reliability PainRank (?)
2017 0
2016 6
2015 11

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