Volkswagen Complaints

  • 2534 Complaints
  • 100 Crashes
  • 17 Fires
  • 147 Injuries
  • 4 Fatalities
  • A total of 2534 complaints have been filed with NHTSA for vehicles that are model year 2015 or newer. 5.8%, or 147 of those complaints have caused some degree of injury. 3.9%, or 100 were crash related, and 0.7%, or 17 complaints describe fire-related incidents.

Recent Complaints

Parts: SERVICE BRAKESPOWER TRAIN
  • Date of Incident: May-12, 2021
  • Date complaint filed: 19:46 May-12, 2021

Intermittently, when i got to apply the brakes moving forward or turning, the vehicle sounds like grinding or rubbing in the front axle

2021 Volkswagen ATLAS CROSS SPORT
Parts: ENGINE
  • Date of Incident: May-05, 2021
  • Date complaint filed: 00:00 May-12, 2021

Tl* the contact owns a 2021 volkswagen atlas cross sport. The contact stated while driving at an undisclosed speed, the check engine warning light illuminated. The contact had taken the vehicle to stohlman volkswagen (8433 leesburg pike, tysons, va 22182) where the mechanic replaced the engine purge valve and returned the vehicle to the contact. Soon after the repair, the contact stated that the check engine warning light reappeared. The contact alerted the dealer of the failure and the contact was asked to return the vehicle for further inspection. The dealer replaced the leak sensor pump and the vapor canister. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The vehicle remained in the possession of the dealer. The failure mileage was approximately 1,000.

Parts: ENGINE
  • Date of Incident: Mar-04, 2021
  • Date complaint filed: 00:00 May-11, 2021

2016 VW Golf GTI MK7 ENGINE COOLANT BEGAN TO SLOWLY LEAK FROM THERMOSTAT HOUSING SEAL AT 25,000 MILES. DEALER REPLACED HOUSING WITH REV M PART JUST BEFORE MY WARRANTY EXPIRED. HAS THIS EVERY 25K MILE PROBLEM BEEN RESOLVED YET?

Parts: SERVICE BRAKES
  • Date of Incident: Mar-04, 2021
  • Date complaint filed: 12:52 May-10, 2021

The vehicle was backed out of a parking space in a lot. A pop was heard and the brake the brake pedal went to the floor and eventually stopped. The instrument panel showed faulty brake booster. I had vw tow the vehicle to the dealership and they ordered a new brake booster and replaced it. On may 7, 2021 the same symptom happened and i contacted the dealership and they again towed the vehicle to their location. I am waiting for a call from the dealership on the diagnosis.

Parts: FORWARD COLLISION AVOIDANCE
  • Date of Incident: Jul-15, 2020
  • Date complaint filed: 18:41 May-08, 2021

The vehicle will stop itself while in motion through the automatic braking system at random times, both in traffic and when no other vehicles are around. The warning will show up in the gauge cluster and the car will quickly come to a stop. This has happened on at least 4 occasions. The dealer has stated there are no faults.

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