What's Wrong with the Volkswagen Vanagon?

Vanagon owners have made 2 complaints to CarComplaints.com. We've listed the three most active below. Most are about the hvac (50%), followed by the cooling system (50%) and the .

Want more information about these problems? Clicking on the link will bring you over to CarComplaints.com for additional details. While you're there, add your own complaints about the Vanagon.

Comparing Vanagon Generations

The Vanagon only has one generation which runs from 1981 to 1990. To date, it's earned a PainRank™ of 0.68 which ranks 13th. Looking for a year-to-year comparison? We've got that too.

Generation Model Years Reliability Complaints PainRank (?)
3rd Gen Vanagon 1981–1990
2 0.68

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The Worst Vanagon Years

This bar chart shows the seven years with the highest complaint volume. Clicking on the year will take you to their problem pages on CarComplaints.com.