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Volkswagen Golf Recalls & Reliability

Recalls

There have been 3 safety recalls issued from NHTSA.

FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:DELIVERY:FUEL PUMPRecall Date: 04/16/2015
  • Summary: Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Volkswagen) is recalling certain model year 2015 Volkswagen Golf, and GTI manufactured on February 17, 2014, to May 22, 2014, and Audi A3 manufactured on February 16, 2013, to April 23, 2014. Improper nickel plating of components within the fuel pump may result in the fuel pump failing.
  • Potential Number of Units Affected: 6205
  • Consequence: If the fuel pump fails, the vehicle will not start, or if the engine is running, it will stop and the vehicle will stall, increasing the risk of a crash.
  • Remedy: Volkswagen will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the vehicles and replace any affected fuel pumps, free of charge. The recall began on June 16, 2015. Owners may contact Volkswagen at 1-800-893-5298 or Audi at 1-800-253-2834.
  • Dates of Manufacture FEB 16, 2014 to MAY 21, 2014
  • Manufacturer Recall Number: 20V5
  • NHTSA Campaign ID: 15V229000
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:FUEL INJECTION SYSTEM:FUEL RAILRecall Date: 01/22/2015
  • Summary: Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Volkswagen) is recalling certain model year 2014-2015 Jetta vehicles manufactured March 28, 2014, to November 24, 2014, 2014-2015 Passat vehicles manufactured April 7, 2014, to November 18, 2014, 2015 Golf and GTI vehicles manufactured July 1, 2014, to November 20, 2014, and 2014-2015 Beetle and Beetle Convertible vehicles manufactured March 31, 2014, to November 27, 2014. A sealing cap at the fuel rail may fail, allowing fuel to leak into the engine compartment.
  • Potential Number of Units Affected: 44658
  • Consequence: A fuel leak, in the presence of an ignition source, can result in a vehicle fire.
  • Remedy: Volkswagen will notify owners, and dealers will replace the fuel rails with new parts, free of charge. The recall began February 6, 2015. Owners may contact Volkswagen customer service at 1-800-822-8987. Volkswagen's number for this recall is 24BL. Note: This recall expands and supersedes recall 14V-809 (Volkswagen recall number 24Bi) and only affects vehicles not previously repaired under that campaign.
  • Dates of Manufacture JUN 30, 2014 to NOV 19, 2014
  • Manufacturer Recall Number: 24BL
  • NHTSA Campaign ID: 15V028000
STEERINGRecall Date: 07/06/2014
  • Summary: Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Volkswagen) is recalling certain model year 2015 Golf and GTI vehicles manufactured January 27, 2014, to May 12, 2014. In the affected vehicles, the stabilizer link fasteners may come loose and possibly interfere with the steering of the vehicle.
  • Potential Number of Units Affected: 2001
  • Consequence: A loose stabilizer link may interfere with the vehicle's steering, requiring additional effort to control the vehicle, increasing the risk of a crash.
  • Remedy: Volkswagen will notify owners, and dealers will replace the front stabilizer links, free of charge. The recall began in July 2014. Owners may contact Volkswagen customer service at 1-800-822-8987. Volkswagen's number for this recall is 40K9/1W.
  • Dates of Manufacture JAN 26, 2014 to MAY 11, 2014
  • Manufacturer Recall Number: 40K9/1W
  • NHTSA Campaign ID: 14V412000

Reliability

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.

Predicted Reliability Score 3_0
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  • 5 Among The Best
  • 4 Better Than Most
  • 3 About Average
  • 2 The Rest

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Warranty

Volkswagen covers the 2015 Golf with a three-year/36,000-mile new vehicle limited warranty and a five-year/60,000-mile powertrain warranty.

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