There are 5 owner complaints spread out over 5 years, but the most belong to the 2008.
This generation ranks 8th in reliability out of 43 overall Volkswagen generations.
This generation has been recalled 6 times. It's also part of 1 investigations and has 284 TSBs.
- transmission slams into gear in the 2006 GTI at 89000 miles
- transmission shifting roughly in the 2008 GTI at 37282 miles
- engine excessive oil consumption in the 2008 GTI at 68700 miles
- electrical door locks cycling in the 2008 GTI at 70000 miles
- accessories - exterior exterior mirror glass has fallen off in the 2008 GTI at 78000 miles