2008 Volkswagen Eos Recalls & Reliability
There have been no safety recalls issued from NHTSA.
Our reliability score is based on the J.D. Power and Associates Vehicle Dependability Study (VDS) rating or, if unavailable, the J.D. Power Predicted Reliability rating.
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1These scores come from consumer ratings of their vehicles after three years of ownership.
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The Eos is covered by a four-year, 50,000-mile basic warranty.
Most reviews say the Eos needs a few more years to establish a track record for dependability. The New York Times points out that Volkswagen has a "dodgy reputation for quality and reliability in recent years, particularly for its new models."
Similarly, a reviewer for Cars.com writes, "I'm duty-bound to mention that VW has had reliability problems with many of its models recently. If this mechanically complex car holds together, it should keep its owners very happy." In addition to the basic warranty -- which Newsday deems "not the best warranty in the business, for sure, but at least better than the traditional three year/36,000 miles" -- the Eos is covered by a five-year, 60,000-mile powertrain warranty.