5th Gen (2006 – 2009) Volkswagen Rabbit Problems

The 5th generation of the Rabbit has a cumulative PainRank™ of 2.78. That can be compared against other Volkswagen generations. Shopping for a Volkswagen? So far, so good. But there are some warning signs to watch for.

Owners of the 2006–2009 Rabbit model years have sent in 30 complaints on CarComplaints.com. We've listed the three most common below. Most are about the brakes (30%) followed by the interior (13%) and the engine (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 2009 model year which has the highest PainRank™ score in this generation.

Year Complaints Reliability PainRank (?)
2009 14
2008 7
2007 9
2006 0

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