Volkswagen Golf SportWagen Problem Trends and Complaints

Based on 12 problem areas, owners have reported the following issues with this vehicle that range in severity ratings from low to high.

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Clock timing died at 50k miles

Model Year:

2017

Manufacturer:

Volkswagen

Model:

Golf SportWagen

Complaint Resolution:

No resolution

Clock timing defective upon leaving from 50k mile service. This is a known problem from past years and effects safety, but has been continued to be made defectively and not covered by VW past 36k miles. Horn now does not work along with any controls on wheel, and driver’s airbag

Review submitted by:VWnomore

Pros:Handles and drives very well, trunk space

Cons:Expensive early on repairs; unreliable app

Picked a lemon

Model Year:

2018

Manufacturer:

Volkswagen

Model:

Golf SportWagen

Complaint Resolution:

No resolution

Fell in love with this car -- beautiful and a joy to drive. Panoramic sunroof leaked immediately after purchase though, soaking the interior when it rains. After three unsuccessful repair attempts, and weeks in the shop, I am pursuing a buyback with VW. The leaking sunroof is a known issue

Review submitted by:GoldFish

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