6th Gen (2010 – 2013) Volkswagen Golf Problems

The 6th generation of the Golf has a cumulative PainRank™ of 8.85. That can be compared against other Volkswagen generations. Shopping for a Volkswagen? You could do worse (but you could also do better).

Owners of the 2010–2013 Golf model years have sent in 39 complaints on CarComplaints.com. We've listed the three most common below. Most are about the engine (33%) followed by the transmission (15%) and the interior (10%).

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 2010 model year which has the highest PainRank™ score in this generation.

Year Complaints Reliability PainRank (?)
2013 11
5.79
2012 6
2.53
2011 8
10.86
2010 14
16.23

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