There are 39 owner complaints spread out over 4 years, but the most belong to the 2010.
This generation ranks 36th in reliability out of 43 overall Volkswagen generations.
This generation has been recalled 12 times. It's also part of 19 investigations and has 225 TSBs.
- fuel system high pressure fuel pump failure in the 2010 Golf at 40700 miles
- transmission shifting problems in the 2010 Golf at 37709 miles
- electrical multiple electrical issues in the 2011 Golf at 57550 miles
- engine engine seized in the 2011 Golf at 45000 miles
- exhaust system catalytic converter bad in the 2011 Golf at 17398 miles
- exhaust system egr cooler fault in the 2010 Golf at 37316 miles