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Volkswagen Problems

RepairPal has identified the most common problems for 26 Volkswagen models based on complaints from actual vehicle owners. We'll tell you what the problem is and what it'll take to fix it.

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Extensive transmission damage can occur in some of the automatic transmission models when the transmission oil cooler fails and allows coolant to mix with the automatic transmission fluid.
Extensive transmission damage can occur in some of the automatic transmission models when the transmission oil cooler fails and allows coolant to mix with the automatic transmission fluid.
Extensive transmission damage can occur in some of the automatic transmission models when the transmission oil cooler fails and allows coolant to mix with the automatic transmission fluid.

Cars using biofuel typically have problems with injection pump failures; symptoms can include a "no start" condition or external pump leaks.

Cars using biofuel typically have problems with injection pump failures; symptoms can include a "no start" condition or external pump leaks.

Cars using biofuel typically have problems with injection pump failures; symptoms can include a "no start" condition or external pump leaks.

Cars using biofuel typically have problems with injection pump failures; symptoms can include a "no start" condition or external pump leaks.

Cars using biofuel typically have problems with injection pump failures; symptoms can include a "no start" condition or external pump leaks.

Heater core leaks are common in this model, more so if the wrong anti-freeze/coolant is used in the cooling system.

Heater core leaks are common in this model, more so if the wrong anti-freeze/coolant is used in the cooling system.

Heater core leaks are common in this model, more so if the wrong anti-freeze/coolant is used in the cooling system.

Head gasket failure is common on higher mileage vehicles.

Aging plastic components in the cooling system—including the connecting pipes to the radiator—can fail unexpectedly.

Ignition wire breakdown is common, resulting in misfires.

Ignition wire breakdown is common, resulting in misfires.