The 3rd generation of the Vanagon has a cumulative PainRank™ of 0.68. That can be compared against other Volkswagen generations. Shopping for a Volkswagen? This generation is generally a good bet.
Owners of the 1981–1990 Vanagon model years have sent in 2 complaints on CarComplaints.com. We've listed the three most common below. Most are about the hvac (50%) followed by the cooling system (50%) and the .