Volkswagen Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your Volkswagen

Volkswagen Problems

High Mileage Automatic Transmissions May Have Shifting Problems

Shifting issues due to internal problems in high mileage automatic transmissions can be difficult to resolve without transmission replacement.

Power Windows Fail More Often Than Manually Operated Window Cranks

One or more power windows may fail. Our technicians tell us this is commonly due to a failed window regulator which will require replacement.

Premature Head Light Bulb Burnout and Bulb Harness Failure is Common

One or both head lights may not work due to premature head light bulb burnout and/or bulb harness failure. Care should be taken to inspect the head light harness connector for damage when replacing bulbs. Damaged connectors should be replaced.

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Volkswagen Questions

When stepping on brake pedal, my brake lights do not go on? Replaced bulbs but still don't work (1 answer)

Need transmission replaced should I get a used one with 34000 miles on it ? Three months warranty or a rebuilt with one or two year warranty for a 2003 Volkswagen Jetta 1.8T runs good? (1 answer)

Shop wants $3000.00 for the used one installed with a 3month warranty 34,000 miles on it? My car runs good I service it always but can't decide on a reduilt ? With a year or two warranty please help? I'm a disable veteran low income and I'm paying cash I live in Garden Grove CA 92843

Car wont start just clicks when i try starting it. (1 answer)

Was driving on hiway car kinda startled slowed down abs lite came on wouldnt start.changed battery drove for a few hours same thing happened now it just clicks when i try starting it all lites work fine.sometimes the radio goes out when i try starting it.what can this be.sometimes it will start b...

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Volkswagen Recalls

Brake Pedal Separates

The brake pedal pivot pin may become dislodged, resulting in the brake pedal separating from the pedal arm. Dealers will inspect the brake pedal assembly clip and install a replacement clip if one is missing free of charge to resolve the concern.

Under Body Sensor Electrical Short

A sensor under the vehicle body may have improperly assembled wire seals in its electrical connector which could allow water inside and cause a short circuit. Dealers will inspect the connector and replace it as necessary free of charge to resolve the concern.

Air Bags May Not Deploy In An Accident

The vehicle air bags may not deploy as expected during an accident due to the corrosion and failure of the air bag control unit. Dealers will replace the air bag control unit free of charge to resolve the concern.

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Volkswagen Reviews

At 62K miles the engine light came on. I took it to my local mechanic who diagnosed the problem as carbon buildup on the valves which they said that the intake manifold would have to be removed and the valves cleaned manually which they were not equipped to do. I took the cc to the VW dealer, they said the same thing and quoted me $300 to do an induction service (BG) or remove the intake mani...
FIRST OFF...NEGLECT..THATS what MOST of these stories are about....! Not the Vehicle...but the OWNER!!!! EVERY CAR...will have problems..thats WHY we have..PREVENTITIVE MEASURES! GET a BOOK...a GOOD BOOK..say a Bently V W Book,...read it..get to know your VW..as I did my Rifle in the Marines...it,s YOUR Friend..it takes you everywhere YOU wanna go BUT..treat it BAD..and soon..it wont like you! ...
Like one of the previous posters, I love my 2010 CC but find that I am CONSTANTLY replacing bulbs on this car. During my warranty period, the dealer often took care of them but now that I'm out of warranty, I'm on my own. I have a headlight (dip beam?) that is out. I made my appointment on Friday for service on Monday. Over the weekend, a brake light and another rear light went out. And th...

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