6th Gen (2009 – 2014) Volkswagen GTI Problems

The 6th generation of the GTI has a cumulative PainRank™ of 7.69. 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 2009–2014 GTI model years have sent in 68 complaints on CarComplaints.com. We've listed the three most common below. Most are about the engine (33%) followed by the brakes (10%) and the clutch (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 2012 model year which has the highest PainRank™ score in this generation.

Year Complaints Reliability PainRank (?)
2014 1
0.86
2013 10
10.5
2012 26
14.14
2011 10
8.09
2010 4
0.94
2009 17
11.59

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