Volkswagen Problems

RepairPal has identified the most common problems with the Volkswagen as reported by actual vehicle owners. We'll tell you what the problem is and what it'll take to fix it.

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Erratic turn signal operation can be a result of a failing turn signal flasher relay which will require replacement.

Erratic turn signal operation can be a result of a failing turn signal flasher relay which will require replacement.

Erratic turn signal operation can be a result of a failing turn signal flasher relay which will require replacement.

Erratic turn signal operation can be a result of a failing turn signal flasher relay which will require replacement.

Erratic turn signal operation can be a result of a failing turn signal flasher relay which will require replacement.

Erratic turn signal operation can be a result of a failing turn signal flasher relay which will require replacement.

The digital display portion of the instrument cluster may fail. Our technicians tell us the entire instrument cluster will need to be replaced to correct this concern.

The digital display portion of the instrument cluster may fail. Our technicians tell us the entire instrument cluster will need to be replaced to correct this concern.

Tire wear can be problematic, very dependent on driving style. Our technicians recommend regular tire inspection and replacement when necessary.

Power window regulator failures are more common than those for manually operated windows.

Various radio and navigation issues can be corrected by updating the necessary software. Our technicians remind us that radio and navigation problems should be properly diagnosed before any software updates are completed.

Water may be noted in the tail lights. The repair involves re-sealing the tail light housing mounts at the body.

A brake pulsation may develop due to improper torque of the wheel lug nuts. Our technicians tell us the lug nuts should be hand torqued to the proper specification to help avoid this condition.

Glow plug failure is common and results in extended crank time when the engine is cold.

Valve cover oil leaks are common on the 2.8L engines.