2015 VOLKSWAGEN GOLF VIN: 3VW217AU2FM096054

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Condition
Run & Drive
Damage
Collision
Title
Salvage

VIN 3VW217AU2FM096054 Decoding Volkswagen Vin Decoder

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Make

VOLKSWAGEN

Manufacturer Name

VOLKSWAGEN GROUP OF AMERICA, INC.

Model

Golf

Model Year

2015

Plant City

PUEBLA

Series

1.8T, TDI

Vehicle Type

PASSENGER CAR

Plant Country

MEXICO

Body Class

Hatchback/Liftback/Notchback

Doors

4

Bed Type

Not Applicable

Cab Type

Not Applicable

Trailer Type Connection

Not Applicable

Trailer Body Type

Not Applicable

Transmission Style

Automatic

Transmission Speeds

6

Engine Number of Cylinders

4

Displacement (CC)

1796.00

Displacement (CI)

109.59864439413

Displacement (L)

1.7960000

Engine Power (kW)

126.769000

Fuel Type - Primary

Gasoline

Engine Brake (hp) From

170.00

Other Engine Info

Fuel: Gas (50-St); Federal / California Emission Standard: BIN 3 / PZEV; Emissions Certification Test Group: FVGAV02.0APA

Engine Manufacturer

Volkswagen

Seat Belt Type

Manual

Other Restraint System Info

Restraint System: Active - Driver/Passenger; Advanced Front Air Bags

Curtain Air Bag Locations

1st Row (Driver and Passenger)

Front Air Bag Locations

1st Row (Driver and Passenger)

Side Air Bag Locations

1st Row (Driver and Passenger)

Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) Type

Indirect

Bus Floor Configuration Type

Not Applicable

Bus Type

Not Applicable

Custom Motorcycle Type

Not Applicable

Motorcycle Suspension Type

Not Applicable

Motorcycle Chassis Type

Not Applicable

2015 VOLKSWAGEN GOLF Crash Test Score

5

Overall Rating

Overall Front Star Rating

Combines Driver and Passenger star ratings into a single frontal rating. The frontal barrier test simulates a head-on collision between two similar vehicles, each moving at 35 mph.

Front Driver Side
Front Passenger Side

Overall Side Star Rating

Combines Driver and Passenger star ratings into a single frontal rating. The frontal barrier test simulates a head-on collision between two similar vehicles, each moving at 35 mph.

Combined Side Barrier and Pole Ratings

Combines Driver and Passenger star ratings into a single frontal rating. The frontal barrier test simulates a head-on collision between two similar vehicles, each moving at 35 mph.

Front Seat
Rear Seat

Side Barrier

Combines Driver and Passenger star ratings into a single frontal rating. The frontal barrier test simulates a head-on collision between two similar vehicles, each moving at 35 mph.

Driver
Rear Passenger

Overall Side Pole Star Rating

Combines Driver and Passenger star ratings into a single frontal rating. The frontal barrier test simulates a head-on collision between two similar vehicles, each moving at 35 mph.

Rollover Star Rating

Combines Driver and Passenger star ratings into a single frontal rating. The frontal barrier test simulates a head-on collision between two similar vehicles, each moving at 35 mph.

Rollover Risk:
11.1%

2015 VOLKSWAGEN GOLF Safety Features

Advanced Safety Features

Rearview Video Systems Optional

Seat Belts and Head Restraints

Dynamic Head Restraints Not Available
Head Restraint Driver, Front Passenger, Rear Seat
Advanced Belt Feature Standard
Adjustable Upper Belt Anchorage Driver, Front Passenger
Seat Belt Reminder System Driver, Front Passenger

Air Bags

Frontal Air Bag Driver, Front Passenger
Curtain Driver, Front Passenger, Rear Seat
Pelvis/Torso Driver, Front Passenger
Knee Not Available
Additional Air Bags Not Available
Meets Side Air Bag Out-of-Position Requirements Yes

Child Passenger Features

LATCH Locations Rear Seat
Safety Power Windows (Anti-Pinch) Available
Safety Power Windows (Anti-Pinch) locations Driver, Front Passenger, Rear Seat

Complaints Assosiated with VIN 3VW217AU2FM096054

Components: AIR BAGS

September 30, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11436071
Consumer Location: ARVADA, CO
VIN: 3VW817AU5FM****

Summary of Complaint

Steering wheel started clicking when turned. Airbag light came on.

Components: STRUCTURE

September 05, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11431916
Consumer Location: MIAMI, FL
VIN: 3VW217AUXFM****

Summary of Complaint

THERE IS A CRACK ON THE ROOF, THE CRACK IS BETWEEN THE SUNROOF AND THE DOOR

Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER

January 10, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11421601
Consumer Location: NEWINGTON, CT
VIN: WVWLF7AU0FW****

Summary of Complaint

Was reaching across front console when metal trim near shifter seems to be released and acted like a razor blade cutting my hand severely.

Components: AIR BAGS

June 07, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11421339
Consumer Location: EUREKA, CA
VIN: 3VW2A7AU8FM****

Summary of Complaint

The steering control module and clockspring is faulty. My transmission light and airbag light came on. I brought it to my German auto repair shop and he did some research. It was confirmed as a faulty part and vw should pay for it. My functioning airbags and cruise control are things i rely on for safety. I will bring it in to a dealership because the clockspring has to be programmed by a dealership. I live 300 miles from a vw dealership and it is a real pain.

Components: SUSPENSION

May 23, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11418487
Consumer Location: OREGON, MO
VIN: 3VWRA7AU4FM****

Summary of Complaint

Broken rear spring, impacting handling and preventing safe operation of the vehicle. I discovered this after noting handling issues and clunking noises from the rear of the vehicle. There were no warning lamps

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM AIR BAGS

April 04, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11406568
Consumer Location: Unknown
VIN: 3VW2A7AU2FM****

Summary of Complaint

CLOCK SPRING BROKE. THIS IS A KNOWN ISSUE AND RECALL FOR PREVIOUS YEARS, BUT APPARENTLY NOT MINE. SYMPTOMS ARE AIRBAG LIGHT ON, INOPERABLE STEERING WHEEL ACCESSORIES INCLUDING HORN. THIS IS A SAFETY ISSUE. IT SHOULD BE RECALLED. FIRST KNOWLEDGE OF THIS PROBLEM WAS UPON STARTING FIRST THING IN THE MORNING. CAR WAS PARKED IN THE GARAGE.

Components: STRUCTURE

February 03, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11402868
Consumer Location: DUNN LORING, VA
VIN: 3VW2A7AU0FM****

Summary of Complaint

THE CHROME TRIM AROUND THE SHIFTER LEVEL IS EXTREMELY SHARP AND IS A SAFETY HAZARD. REACHING INTO THE STORAGE COMPARTMENT IN FRONT OF THE SHIFTER, MY FINGER CAUGHT THIS SHARP EDGE AND WAS SERIOUSLY CUT. THERE WAS A LOT OF BLOOD AND PAIN AS A RESULT. AN ONLINE SEARCH REVEALS THAT THIS TYPE OF INJURY IS NOT UNCOMMON.

Components: FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

March 11, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11400372
Consumer Location: WEISER, ID
VIN: 3VWRA7AU0FM****

Summary of Complaint

THE ENGINE WILL SHUT OFF WITHOUT WARNING. THE ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL ERROR MESSAGE COMES UP ON THE INFORMATION DISPLAY ALONG WITH A TPMS ERROR. THIS HAS HAPPENED IN INTERSECTIONS AND HAS PUT ME IN DANGER OF COLLISIONS FROM SUDDEN DECELERATIONS WITHOUT WARNING. THE CAR WILL USUALLY START AFTER THE IGNITION BUTTON IS DEPRESSED AGAIN. IT MAY HAPPEN UP TO FOUR TIMES BEFORE IT QUITS STALLING. THE ERROR MESSAGES CLEAR AFTER IT IS MOVING AGAIN. IT HAS EVEN HAPPENED ONCE ON THE HIGHWAY.

Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER

October 01, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11384851
Consumer Location: ATLANTA, GA
VIN: 3VW217AU9FM****

Summary of Complaint

THERMOSTAT

Components: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE

December 15, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11384383
Consumer Location: CAGUAS, PR
VIN: 3VW217AU4FM****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2015 VOLKSWAGEN GOLF. THE CONTACT STATED THAT WHILE DRIVING OR WHILE THE VEHICLE WAS PARKED, FUEL LEAKED FROM THE VEHICLE. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO CENTRO DE SERVICIO FLAGSHIP VOLKSWAGEN (CARR. #2, KM 14.7 HATO TEJAS, BAYAMN, 00959, PUERTO RICO) AND WAS DIAGNOSED THAT THE SUBCISION PUMP, FILTER AND FUEL TANK NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED SINCE THE WARRANTY HAD EXPIRED. THE CONTACT MENTIONED THAT THE VEHICLE WAS PREVIOUSLY REPAIRED UNDER NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 16V647000 (FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE, ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING) HOWEVER, THE REPAIR FAILED TO CORRECT THE FAILURE. THE MANUFACTURER WAS MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE AND PROVIDED A CASE NUMBER. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS APPROXIMATELY 65,000.

Components: AIR BAGS VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL UNKNOWN OR OTHER

September 10, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11355305
Consumer Location: BREMERTON, WA
VIN: 3VWRA7AU7FM****

Summary of Complaint

THE CLOCKSPRING BROKE ABOUT 1 YEAR AGO I HAD IT REPLACED. IT BROKE AGAIN LAST WEEK. THE AIRBAG IS DISABLED AS IS THE HORN AND CRUISE CONTROL.

Components: SUSPENSION SEATS UNKNOWN OR OTHER

March 27, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11348575
Consumer Location: PORTLAND, OR
VIN: 3VW217AU7FM****

Summary of Complaint

THE CAR MAKES NOISES WHEN GOING OVER BUMPS OR AROUND CORNERS AS THE BODY ROLLS BACK AND FORTH I THINK IT IS THE RECALL THAT WAS ISSUED # 10122609 ABOUT THE SEATS AND A GAP BETWEEN A TAB AND THE SEAT FRAME. MY CAR WAS NOT INCLUDED IN THIS RECALL.IT SHOULD HAVE BEEN INCLUDED.

Components: ENGINE

June 01, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11338906
Consumer Location: Unknown
VIN: 3VW217AU0FM****

Summary of Complaint

THERMOSTAT ELBOW LEAKING

Components: ENGINE

February 21, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11310624
Consumer Location: SANTA CLARA, CA
VIN: 3VW217AU1FM****

Summary of Complaint

THIS IS A SECOND REPAIR FOR A FAILED THERMOSTAT HOUSING/WATER PUMP ON THIS VEHICLE. THE FIRST TIME, JANUAARY 2019, THE THERMOSTAT HOUSING AND RELATED SEALS WERE REPLACED. THIS TIME THE THERMOSTAT HOUSING AND WATER PUMP WERE BOTH REPLACED.

Components: ENGINE

January 21, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11287513
Consumer Location: SANTA CLARA, CA
VIN: 3VW217AU1FM****

Summary of Complaint

THERMOSTAT HOUSING & ASSOCIATED SEALS ON THE CURRENT 1.8L AND 2.0L VOLKSWAGEN/AUDI EA888 GEN 3 ENGINE ARE PRONE TO FAILURE, CAUSING LOSS OF ENGINE COOLANT. THIS COULD AFFECT ANY VW/AUDI VEHICLE USING THE 1.8 OR 2.0L EA888 GEN 3 ENGINE. VW HAS A LONG HISTORY OF WATER PUMP/THERMOSTAT HOUSING ISSUES AND THE CURRENT GENERATION OF VEHICLES IS NO EXCEPTION. MANY OTHER REPORTS CAN BE FOUND ON VARIOUS ONLINE FORUMS SUCH AS REDDIT.COM, GOLFMK7.COM AND VWVORTEX.COM, ETC. THIS IS A COSTLY OUT OF WARRANTY REPAIR REQUIRING REMOVAL OF THE INTAKE MANIFOLD AND HAS BEEN REPORTED ONLINE BY OWNERS OF 2015 '2019 US MY VEHICLES. SOME VEHICLES, SUCH AS OURS, EXPERIENCED A REPEAT FAILURE. THERE ARE THREE FAILURE MODES THAT I AM AWARE OF AS REPORTED ON THE SITES MENTIONED ABOVE. MY WIFE AND I HAVE EXPERIENCED FAILURE MODES 1 AND 2. WHEN THIS ISSUE IS OCCURRING OWNERS OFTEN REPORT THE SMELL OF COOLANT OUTSIDE THE VEHICLE 1. HOUSING HEATING/COOLING CAUSES EXPANSION/CONTRACTION AND WARPING RESULTING IN A SLOW WEEP OR LEAK FROM THERMOSTAT HOUSING ASSEMBLY & ASSOCIATED SEAL, MOST OF THE TIME NOT DETECTABLE AT THE HOUSING ASSEMBLY/SEAL WITHOUT PRESSURE TEST. OFTEN, VW SERVICE CENTERS ARE UNABLE TO VERIFY THERE IS A LEAK, EVEN AFTER PRESSURE TEST, OWNERS ARE SENT ON THEIR WAY, AND YET COOLANT STILL DISAPPEARS FROM THE TANK. MY WIFE'S CAR WENT IN FOR TESTING MULTIPLE TIMES BEFORE ISSUE WAS FOUND. 2. HOUSING HEATING/COOLING CAUSES EXPANSION/CONTRACTION AND WARPING RESULTING IN A SMALL BUT CONSTANT LEAK LARGE ENOUGH TO CREATE A SMALL PUDDLE OR STREAM UNDER THE CAR. A LOW COOLANT ALERT MAY/MAY NOT APPEAR DEPENDING ON SPEED OF THE LEAK. 3. HOUSING HEATING/COOLING CAUSES EXPANSION/CONTRACTION AND WARPING RESULTING IN A SUDDEN CATASTROPHIC FAILURE RESULTING IN RAPID LOSS OF COOLANT AND CAUSING A VISIBLE LARGE PUDDLE UNDER THE CAR AND A WARNING ALERT TO APPEAR ON THE DASHBOARD.

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