7th Gen (2014 – 2017) Volkswagen Golf Problems

The 7th generation of the Golf has a cumulative PainRank™ of 4.91. 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 2014–2017 Golf model years have sent in 36 complaints on CarComplaints.com. We've listed the three most common below. Most are about the interior (25%) followed by the engine (16%) and the electrical (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 7
3.6
2016 7
3.75
2015 17
8.49
2014 5
3.8

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