1990 Volkswagen Vanagon Problems
RepairPal has identified the most common problems with the 1990 Volkswagen Vanagon based on complaints from actual vehicle owners. We'll tell you what the problem is and what it'll take to fix it.
Aging plastic components in the cooling system—including the connecting pipes to the radiator—can fail unexpectedly.
Leaking cylinder head O-rings and/or porous cylinder heads can cause coolant loss and engine overheating. A porous cylinder will require replacement.
Reverse gear failures and noise in the manual transmission models are common.