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3rd Generation Volkswagen Vanagon Problems

The Vanagon's 3rd generation runs from 1981 to 1990 and has generated 2 complaints on Collectively, this generation has a 0.68 PainRank™ which ranks 21st in reliability out of 56 generations.

Shopping for a Volkswagen? This generation is generally a good bet .

Problem Areas Between the 1981 and 1990 Model Years

So what are most of the complaints about? Let's take a look at specific areas that have generated the most complaints. This should give you a good idea about general trouble-spots.

Worst Complaints for this Generation

Let's take a look at the most common Vanagon 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.