2015 VOLKSWAGEN GOLF VIN: 3VW217AU5FM067051

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VIN 3VW217AU5FM067051 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 3VW217AU5FM067051

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM AIR BAGS

February 09, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11175917
Consumer Location: DENVER, CO
VIN: 3VW217AU5FM****

Summary of Complaint

I WAS TURNED MY STEERING WHEEL TO PARALLEL PARK TODAY AND HEARD A 'CLICK' FROM THE STEERING WHEEL. MY AIRBAG LIGHT IMMEDIATELY CAME ONE. I DID SOME INVESTIGATION, AND MY PROBLEM IS EXACTLY WHAT IS DESCRIBED IN THIS ARTICLE: HTTPS://AUTOWEEK.COM/ARTICLE/RECALLS/NHTSA-INVESTIGATE-415000-VW-VEHICLES-AIRBAG-ISSUE MY HORN IS NOT WORKING. ADDITIONALLY, I HAVE LOST ELECTRICAL CONTROL ON ALL BUTTONS ON THE STEERING WHEEL. THIS INCLUDES VOLUME BUTTONS, HANDS-FREE PHONE CONTROL BUTTONS, AND THE BUTTON THAT CHANGES THE DIGITAL DASHBOARD DISPLAY.

Components: ENGINE

December 19, 2016
NHTSA ID Number: 10936537
Consumer Location: WOODBRIDGE, VA
VIN: 3VW217AU5FM****

Summary of Complaint

WHEN I STARTED MY CAR, THE ENGINE JUMPED AND THE CAR SHOOK. I TRIED TO DRIVE IT BUT COULDN'T GET MORE THAN 10 FEET WITHOUT IT CONSTANTLY FEELING LIKE IT WAS BOTH STARTING AND STALLING, AND ROCKING BACK AND FORTH. I HAD TO PARK IT, AND EVEN WHEN COMPLETELY STOPPED THE CAR WOULD SHAKE AND THE ENGINE MADE A TERRIBLE NOISE. MY CAR STARTED TO SMELL REALLY BAD. THE DEALERSHIP TELLS ME THAT IT IS A COIL FAILURE IN THE ENGINE, WHICH CAUSED COMPLETE ENGINE FAILURE AND LEFT ME STRANDED.

Components: STEERING POWER TRAIN

August 27, 2015
NHTSA ID Number: 10781635
Consumer Location: EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ
VIN: 3VW217AU5FM****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2015 VOLKSWAGEN GOLF. WHILE DRIVING 20 MPH AND ATTEMPTING TO ACCELERATE TO 30 MPH, THE STEERING WHEEL AND VEHICLE WOULD VIBRATE. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO THE DEALER WHERE IT WAS DIAGNOSED THAT THE AXLE NEEDED TO BE REPAIRED. THE AXLE WAS REPAIRED; HOWEVER, THE STEERING WHEEL CONTINUED TO VIBRATE. THE MANUFACTURER WAS MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 800.

Components: VISIBILITY

January 12, 2015
NHTSA ID Number: 10690247
Consumer Location: Unknown
VIN: 3VW217AU5FM****

Summary of Complaint

INSIDE WINDOWS IN THE WINTER AT DIFFERENT TEMPERATURES FROST OVER AFTER SITTING. I HAVE TO SCRAP MY WINDSHIELD , VW DEALERSHIP TOLD ME IT IS BUILT THAT WAY. JAY THE SERVICE MANAGER TOLD ME OTHER 2015 MODELS DO THE SAME THING AND THERE IS NOTHING WRONG WITH MY CAR. *JS

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.

Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER

July 01, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11233314
Consumer Location: MILFORD, OH
VIN: 3VW2A7AU6FM****

Summary of Complaint

ERROR: SERVICE VEHICLE. ONLY LEAVE VEHICLE IN P POSITION. THIS WARNING LIGHT COMES ON INTERMITTENTLY WHILE DRIVING FOR ONLY A SECOND OR TWO. IT OCCURS BOTH HIGHWAY AND CITY DRIVING. THIS HAS BEEN GOING ON SINCE NOVEMBER 2018. DEALER SAYS TO IGNORE. INTERNET GROUPS INDICATE A COMMON PROBLEM WITH 2015 VW GOLF. SHIFTER PROBLEM THAT VW IS NOT ADRESSING..

Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER

July 20, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11232586
Consumer Location: PAHRUMP, NV
VIN: 3VW2A7AU5FM****

Summary of Complaint

WHEN I START MY CAR IN THE MORNING THE CODE ERROR SERVICE VEHICLE. ONLY LEAVE VEHICLE IN P POSITION! IT GOES AWAY BUT FLASHES AGAIN AS I'M DRIVING DOWN THE HIGHWAY OR A REGULAR ROAD OR TURNING EITHER RIGHT OR LEFT. THE ERROR MESSAGE COMES ON AND JUST AS QUICKLY GOES AWAY, ONLY TO RETURN AGAIN IN MINUTES OR HOURS.

Components: AIR BAGS UNKNOWN OR OTHER SERVICE BRAKES

March 28, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11230853
Consumer Location: MEMPHIS, TN
VIN: 3VW817AU0FM****

Summary of Complaint

I DON'T KNOW WHAT TYPE OF AIRBAGS THEY ARE, I'VE HAD TO HAVE MY CLUTCH REPLACED, WATERPUMP AND THERMOSTAT AND MY HEATER CORES, NOW MY COOLANT HOSE HAS GONE OUT ALL THIS IN LET THAN 3 MONTHS AND I HAVE ALSO HAD TO REPLACE, ROTORS TWO TIMES IN TWO YEARS IT'S GOT TO BE SOME WRONG I TAKE GOOD CARE OF MY CAR IT ONLY HAVE 72686 MILES ON IT.

Components: SERVICE BRAKES ENGINE

July 09, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11230514
Consumer Location: CHICKASHA, OK
VIN: 3VW217AU8FM****

Summary of Complaint

1. BRAKES - BACKING AND PUTTING BRAKES ON THEN INTO DRIVE THERE IS A POPPING NOISE FROM THE REAR END. BRAKES SQUEAK AT LOW SPEEDS, WHEN BRAKING AT LOW SPEEDS THEY SQUEAL AND GRAB, WHEN BRAKING AT HIGH SPEEDS THEY GRIND. THIS HAS BEEN FROM THE BEGINNING WHEN THE CAR WAS NEW UNTIL NOW. TWO DEALERSHIPS STATE "THERE IS NOTHING THEY CAN DO". 2. COOLANT - CONTINUOUS COOLANT SMELL IN CAB AND AROUND CAR AFTER DRIVING FOR ANY DISTANCE. DEALERSHIP HAS REPLACED CAP, RESERVOIR AND HOSES. STATE, "NOTHING MORE TO DO UNTIL A RECALL COMES OUT".

Components: STEERING AIR BAGS

May 20, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11208694
Consumer Location: CINCINNATI, OH
VIN: 3VW217AU7FM****

Summary of Complaint

KEPT HEARING A CLICKING NOISE WHEN TURNING STEERING WHEEL. TODAY WHEN BACKING INTO A PARKING SPOT, THERE WAS A REAL LOUD CLICK, ALMOST LIKE A SNAP, AND MY AIR BAG ERROR MESSAGE IMMEDIATELY SHOWED UP AND NONE OF THE BUTTONS ON MY STEERING WHEEL WOULD WORK ANYMORE

Components: SERVICE BRAKES

May 13, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11208271
Consumer Location: VANCOUVER, WA
VIN: 3VWRA7AU0FM****

Summary of Complaint

UNDER NORMAL OPERATION THE RELEASE BUTTON FOR THE PARKING/EMERGENCY BRAKE CAN COME OUT AND RESULT IN THE PARKING BRAKE NOT CLICKING INTO THE ENGAGED POSITION. IF THIS WERE TO HAPPEN WHEN THE CAR WAS UNATTENDED IT WOULD RESULT IN THE CAR ROLLING AWAY AND POSSIBLY KILLING OR INJURING SOMEONE.

Components: POWER TRAIN

February 08, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11180694
Consumer Location: GILLETTE, WY
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

I'VE BEEN THROUGH THREE TRANSMISSIONS SINCE I PURCHASED THE CAR THREE YEARS AGO. THE FIRST TRANSMISSION WENT OUT DUE TO MECHANIC ERROR, VW PUT A NEW ONE IN THAT ONE FAIL CATASTROPHICALLY BUT VW BLAMED THE FAIL ON THE FLYWHEEL (IT HAD HOTSPOTS ON IT) PAID $4000 FOR A USED TRANSMISSION (WITH 32K ON IT) AND NEW CLUTCH AND FLYWHEEL. NOW THAT ONE FAILED WHEN I WAS DRIVING DOWN THE INTERSTATE IT WAS CONSTANTLY SLIPPING OUT OF 5TH GEAR AND IT WAS HARD TO SHIFT IT INTO A LOWER GEAR..I'VE NEVER HAD ISSUES LIKE THIS BEFORE I'VE BEEN DRIVING MANUAL FOR 7 YEARS. I'M WONDERING WHAT IS CAUSING ALL THESE TRANSMISSIONS TO FAIL.

Components: FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

October 01, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11170856
Consumer Location: CHAPEL HILL, NC
VIN: 3VWFA7AU6FM****

Summary of Complaint

THE AD BLUE TANK HEATER IN MY CAR HAS GONE BAD AND WILL COST $1800 TO REPAIR. THIS HAPPENED JUST OUTSIDE THE 36,000 MILES WARRANTY WINDOW AT AROUND 40,000 MILES. THIS HAS BEEN A PROBLEM SINCE 2016 OR BEFORE. VW, IN ADDITION TO THE EMISSIONS ISSUES, REFUSES TO COVER THIS. THE CAR WILL NOT DRIVE UNLESS THIS IS FIXED. IT IS A VERY EXPENSIVE REPAIR FOR A VERY LOW AMOUNT OF MILEAGE. THIS SHOULD BE RECALLED SO THAT CUSTOMERS ARE NOT EATING $1800, ESPECIALLY ON BEHALF THE VW, WHO LIES AND CHEATS THEIR CONSUMERS. HTTPS://WWW.THETRUTHABOUTCARS.COM/2016/02/VOLKSWAGEN-TDI-OWNERS-BEING-STUCK-WITH-1000-ADBLUE-HEATER-REPAIRS-STILL-NOT-EPA-COMPLIANT/

Components: POWER TRAIN

August 27, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11166092
Consumer Location: INDIANAPOLIS, IN
VIN: 3VW217AU0FM****

Summary of Complaint

OVER TIME, A BUILD-UP OF SILICATE ON THE SHIFT LEVER MICRO SWITCH CONTACTS CAN MAKE IT POSSIBLE TO REMOVE THE KEY FROM THE IGNITION SWITCH WITHOUT THE SHIFT LEVER BEING IN THE "P" PARK POSITION. THIS MAKES THE VEHICLE NONCOMPLIANT WITH 49 CFR 571.114 STANDARD NO. 114 THEFT PROTECTION AND ROLLAWAY PREVENTION. IF THE IGNITION KEY IS REMOVED WITHOUT THE SHIFT LEVER BEING IN THE "P" PARK POSITION, THERE IS A RISK THAT THE VEHICLE MAY ROLL AWAY, RESULTING IN A CRASH THAT COULD INJURE PEOPLE AND DAMAGE PROPERTY.

Components: POWER TRAIN ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

December 05, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11163156
Consumer Location: SCOTTSDALE, AZ
VIN: 3VW2A7AU2FM****

Summary of Complaint

VEHICLE RANDOMLY DISPLAYS MESSAGE ON HUD SCREEN "ERROR: SERVICE VEHICLE. ONLY LEAVE VEHICLE IN P POSITION" I HAVE ONLY EVER HAD IT HAPPEN WHILE DRIVING. EVERYTHING FROM 10MPH TO 80MPH. NO PARTICULAR SPEED SEEMS TO TRIP THE ERROR. AFTER A LONG DRAWN OUT ORDEAL, BOTH THE LOCAL DEALER AND VW OF AMERICA HAVE DENIED REPAIR EVEN THOUGH, THIS EXACT ISSUE BECAUSE IT IS NOT INCLUDED IN THE 33,168 SELECT VOLKSWAGEN GOLFS AND GOLF SPORTWAGENS FROM 2015 TO 2018 MODEL YEARS. YET WITH ALL THE EVIDENCE TO INCLUDE THE ECU/TCU LOGS VERIFYING THE PROBLEM SINCE ITS NOT A "AFFECTED" VIN, THEY WILL DO NOTHING. THE LOCAL DEALER CONFIRM THAT THIS IS THE EXACT ISSUE WE HAVE BEEN DEALING WITH SINCE JULY OF THIS YEAR. MOST RECENTLY I WAS GOING THROUGH THE PHARMACY DRIVE-THRU AND IN PARK WHEN THE VEHICLE BEGAN TO ROLL FORWARD WHICH I HAD TO HIT THE BRAKES TO STOP IT. YET WITH ALL THE EVIDENCE TO INCLUDE THE ECU/TCU LOGS VERIFYING THE PROBLEM SINCE ITS NOT A "AFFECTED" VIN, THEY WILL DO NOTHING.

Components: POWER TRAIN

December 15, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11163155
Consumer Location: FREDERICKSBURG, VA
VIN: 3VW2A7AU9FM****

Summary of Complaint

VEHICLE IS INTERMITTENTLY SHOWING ERROR 'ERROR: SERVICE VEHICLE, LEAVE ONLY ON P'. ERROR HAPPENS RANDOMLY, BUT USUALLY DURING OR JUST AFTER DRIVING IN WET CONDITIONS. ALWAYS WHILE THE VEHICLE IS IN MOTION. GEAR SHIFT ASSEMBLY WAS REPLACED TWO YEARS PREVIOUSLY TO ADDRESS THE PROBLEM, BUT NOW THE ERRORS ARE BACK. SAME SYMPTOMS AS CAMPAIGN NUMBER 18V464000, VW SERVICE RECALL 37L5, HOWEVER NO RECALL IS LISTED FOR THIS VIN.

Components: AIR BAGS UNKNOWN OR OTHER

September 01, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 11142378
Consumer Location: WASHINGTON, DC
VIN: 3VW817AU8FM****

Summary of Complaint

AS I WAS TURNING MY STEERING WHEEL, I HEARD A CRINKLE SOUND AND THE AIR BAG LIGHT CAME ON. I REALIZED LATER THAT I COULD NO LONGER HONK THE HORN. WHEN I BROUGHT MY CAR IN FOR SERVICE, THE CLOCK SPRING WAS REPLACED, HOWEVER THE EXACT SAME PROBLEM HAPPENED AGAIN WITHIN WEEKS. I CANNOT HONK MY HORN AND I AM CONCERNED THAT MY AIR BAG WILL NOT DEPLOY IN THE CASE OF AN EMERGENCY.

Components: STRUCTURE

August 09, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 11129335
Consumer Location: DES MOINES, WA
VIN: 3VW217AU8FM****

Summary of Complaint

LOUD KNOCK IS PRODUCED WHEN THERE IS BODY FLEX (TIGHT TURNS, SPEED BUMPS, CHANGES IN ELEVATION) ON THE DRIVER SIDE B-PILLAR. BROUGHT INTO AUBURN VOLKSWAGEN TO DIAGNOSE, AND WAS TOLD THEY COULD FIND NOTHING WRONG WITH THE VEHICLE. TOOK THE VEHICLE TO A BODY SHOP AND HAD THEM REPRODUCE THE NOISE. WAS TOLD IT IS LIKELY A BAD WELD FROM THE B-PILLAR TO THE ROOF, AND SHOULD BE FIXED IMMEDIATELY AS IT'S A SAFETY CONCERN. CONTACTED THE DEALERSHIP AND WAS TOLD THEY WERE NOT ABLE TO DEAL WITH ANY ISSUES CONCERNING THE BODY OF THE CAR. CONTACTED VOLKSWAGEN OF AMERICA, AND HAVE BEEN PASSED AROUND BETWEEN CUSTOMER SERVICE AGENTS WITHOUT BEEN GIVEN ASSISTANCE.

Components: POWER TRAIN

August 13, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11119793
Consumer Location: NORWOOD, MA
VIN: 3VW217AU3FM****

Summary of Complaint

CAR WOULD NOT MOVE AFTER A STOP AND THEN ACCELERATED RAPIDLY.

Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER

May 16, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11096430
Consumer Location: SILVER SPRING, MD
VIN: 3VW817AU1FM****

Summary of Complaint

PREMATURE CLUTCH FAILURE AT 32,000 MILES (THIS CAR ALREADY HAD TWO DEFECTIVE PARTS AT 9,000 MILES - THE TIMING CHAIN COVER AND OIL LEVEL SENSOR.) CAR STARTED MAKING SCREECHING NOISE WHEN DRIVING, HAD IT TOWED TO DEALER WHO SAID IT WASN'T MAKING ANY SOUND WHEN THEY DROVE IT, AND THEY DIDN'T SEE ANYTHING WRONG. ONE WEEK LATER, BURNING SMELL FROM VENTS, NOW DEALER SAYS CLUTCH HAS FAILED.

Components: AIR BAGS

May 07, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11092378
Consumer Location: SANTA BARBARA, CA
VIN: 3VW817AU0FM****

Summary of Complaint

AIRBAG SENSOR LIGHTS ON. TOOK TO DEALER VENTURA VOLKSWAGEN. THEY CHARGED ME $145 TO DIAGNOSE THE PROBLEM, THEN SAY IT WILL COST $615 TO REPLACE THE "CLOCK SPRING." THE CAR HAS NEVER BEEN IN AN ACCIDENT AND THE AIRBAGS NEVER HAVE DEPLOYED. VENTURA VOLKSWAGEN SAYS IT IS NOT UNDER RECALL NOR COVERED BY MY WARRANTY AND WILL CHARGE ME $615 TO FIX IT. INVOICE FROM THE DEALER IS ATTACHED.

Components: STEERING AIR BAGS

March 01, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11076024
Consumer Location: EL PASO, TX
VIN: 3VW547AU4FM****

Summary of Complaint

TAKATA RECALL- 2015 GTI. TURNED CAR ON AT 5:30 AFTER WORK AND AIRBAG ERROR LIGHT CAME ON, NO CONTROLS IN STEERING WHEEL WORKING LIKE VOLUME , BLUE TOOTH CRUISE CONTROL AND HORN. CAR WAS PARKED FOR 8 HOURS. LIGHT DRIVING CITY TRAFFIC USUALLY FROM AND BACK TO WORK. THERE WAS NO INDICATION, JUST STOPPED. 44.000 MILES. CAR WAS BOUGHT AT 34500 MILES EXACTLY ONE YEAR AGO (2017) NO HORN AND NO AIRBAG WORKING AS OF YESTERDAY IS A SAFETY ISSUE AND DEALERSHIP SAID THERE IS NO RECALL ON THIS PARTICULAR MAKE MODEL YEAR !

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM SERVICE BRAKES ENGINE

January 04, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11061634
Consumer Location: SANTA FE, NM
VIN: 3VW2A7AUXFM****

Summary of Complaint

I DROVE THE CAR TO A MEETING ON THURSDAY EVENING, JAN 4TH, 2018. PARKED IT IN A RESIDENTIAL HOME OFFICE PARKING AREA IN SANTA FE, NM AT 6PM. AT 6:10PM ANOTHER PERSON ARRIVED TO THE MEETING AND SAID SHE SAW FLAMES BY A RED CAR. IT WAS MY GOLF. SEVERAL OF US WENT OUT WITH POTS OF WATER AND A HOSE TO CONTAIN THE FIRE. MOVED THE OTHER VEHICLES AWAY FROM IT TO AVOID IT SPREADING. THE FLAMES CAME DOWN FROM THE ENGINE ONTO THE GROUND IN FRONT OF THE BUMPER. IT WAS SMOKY AND SMELT HORRIBLE. WE WERE ABLE TO CONTAIN THE FIRE. WHEN THE FIRE DEPT ARRIVED THEY USED A SPECIAL TOOL TO PRY THE HOOD OPEN AND USED THE RESIDENTIAL GARDEN HOSE TO DOUSE THE ENGINE TO STOP THE SMOLDERING AND REDUCE THE HEAT OF THE VEHICLE TO ASSURE IT WOULD NOT IGNITE AGAIN. THE CAR WAS ASSESSED AS TOTALED. I JUST BOUGHT IT FROM VW UPTOWN ABQ. IT WAS A TDI THAT HAD THE MODIFICATION FOR THE EMISSIONS CLASS ACTION SUIT.

Components: FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

December 13, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 11054733
Consumer Location: MIDDLESEX, VT
VIN: 3VW2A7AU6FM****

Summary of Complaint

RUST ON FUEL FILTER HOUSING DISCOVERED DURING 60K MILE FUEL FILTER CHANGE OF 2015 GOLF TDI (SEE PHOTO). TOLD THIS CAN LEAD TO POTENTIAL MAJOR DAMAGE TO HIGH PRESSURE FUEL PUMP IF PARTICLES COME OFF. ONLY USE HIGH-QUALITY DIESEL SO NOT SURE HOW THIS HAPPENED.

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

November 01, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 11054737
Consumer Location: MIDDLESEX, VT
VIN: 3VW2A7AU6FM****

Summary of Complaint

CLOCK SPRING FAILURE IN THE STEERING WHEEL DISABLED AIRBAG OF 2015 GOLF.

Components: STEERING AIR BAGS UNKNOWN OR OTHER

October 11, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 11047379
Consumer Location: ODESSA, FL
VIN: 3AVW2A7AYU5****

Summary of Complaint

STEERING COLUMN CONTROL MECHANISM, AIR BAG SENSOR, LOCK MECHANISM. SAW AN ARTICLE POSTED LAST WEEK ABOUT PREVIOUS RECALL NOT RESOLVING A KNOW ISSUE WITH AIRBAGS THAT AFFECTS THE STEERING COLUMN. I JUST HAD TO PAY $641.10 TO HAVE THIS REPAIRED. IF THIS IS SOMETHING THAT VW SHOULD HAVE HAD TO PAY FOR I WOULD LOVE TO BE ABLE TO RECOUP MY MONEY.

VOLKSWAGEN GOLF Sold

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