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What's Wrong with the Volkswagen Polo?

The Volkswagen Polo has a total of complaints. The majority of the complaints involve the engine (37%) followed by the electrical (8%) and the airbags & seat belts (8%).

We'd recommend avoiding the 5th generation (–) which has the worst overall PainRank™ of 1.74

How Polo Generations Rank

Gen Model Years Complaints PainRank (?)

Worst Overall Polo Complaints

Let's take a look at the most common Polo complaints submitted to over the years.

The complaints are sorted by their PainRank™ which is a score calculated by combining data points such as 1) how long does it take for the problem to start 2) how much does it cost to fix 3) what rank did owners assign to this problem, etc.

Most Complained About Polo Years

A quick look at which years have the highest complaint volumes. Clicking on the year will take you to their problem pages on