2016 VOLKSWAGEN GOLF VIN: 3VW217AU5GM022113

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Condition
Run & Drive
Damage
Collision
Title
Salvage

VIN 3VW217AU5GM022113 Decoding Volkswagen Vin Decoder

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Make

VOLKSWAGEN

Manufacturer Name

VOLKSWAGEN GROUP OF AMERICA, INC.

Model

Golf

Model Year

2016

Plant City

PUEBLA

Series

1.8 TSI Base, S, SE , SEL/TDI S, SE SEL

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)

1800.0

Displacement (CI)

109.84273937051

Displacement (L)

1.8

Engine Power (kW)

126.769000

Fuel Type - Primary

Gasoline

Engine Brake (hp) From

170.00

Other Engine Info

Fuel: Gas (50-St); Emissions Certification Test Group: GVGAV02.0APA; Federal / California Emission Standard: PZEV II / Bin 2

Engine Manufacturer

Volkswagen

Seat Belt Type

Manual

Other Restraint System Info

Advanced Front Airbags

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

2016 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:
13.4%

2016 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 3VW217AU5GM022113

Components: STRUCTURE

November 21, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11376865
Consumer Location: WEBSTER GROVES, MO
VIN: 3VW217AU5GM****

Summary of Complaint

SUNROOF LEAKS INTO HEADLINER AND DOWN THE SIDE PILLARS. OCCURS WHEN STATIONARY AND IN MOTION DURING PERIODS OF EXTENDED RAIN. RESULTS IN DAMAGE TO ELECTRONICS, SOUND SYSTEM AND FABRIC/BODY COMPONENTS.

Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER

November 23, 2015
NHTSA ID Number: 10885240
Consumer Location: TORRANCE, CA
VIN: 3VW217AU5GM****

Summary of Complaint

TWO PRIMARY PROBLEMS WITH THIS CAR AT THIS TIME: 1. EPC (ENGINE POWER CONTROL) LIGHT COMES ON FREQUENTLY WHILE DRIVING AT STREET AND FREEWAY SPEEDS. WHEN THE LIGHT COMES ON THE CAR JERKS FORWARD AND RIDES ROUGH. I AM CONCERNED ABOUT THE SAFETY OF THIS CAR AND IT NOT RUNNING CORRECTLY. THE CAR MANUAL INDICATES THAT WHEN THE EPC LIGHT IS DISPLAYED THE ENGINE IS MALFUNCTIONING. 2. THE BLUETOOTH/INFOTAINMENT SYSTEM WILL INTERMITTENTLY FREEZE AND THE PHONE WILL NOT DISCONNECT AND THE RADIO WILL WORK. THIS IS ALSO A SAFETY ISSUE SINCE I HAVE TO CONSTANTLY ADJUST THE SETTINGS TO TRY AND FIX IT AND PULL OVER THE CAR, TURN OFF THE CAR AND TRY AND FIX THE PROBLEM. I HAVE TAKEN THE CAR TO A VOLKSWAGEN DEALER /SERVICE CENTER ON MULTIPLE OCCASIONS TO FIX BOTH PROBLEMS AND THEY HAVE BEEN UNABLE TO FIX EITHER PROBLEM.

Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER

May 10, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11417362
Consumer Location: ESCONDIDO, CA
VIN: 3vw447auxgm****

Summary of Complaint

The gear shifter inside vehicle has a decorative aluminum trim that when you slide your hand in center cubby over time tends to separate. It creates sharp edges and I cut my hand while retrieving something from center console cubby.

Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER

May 15, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11416723
Consumer Location: Unknown
VIN: 3VW217AU3GM****

Summary of Complaint

SUNROOF IS LEAKING

Components: ENGINE

March 04, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11416209
Consumer Location: ATHENS, OH
VIN: 3VW5T7AU4GM****

Summary of Complaint

2016 VW GOLF GTI MK7 ENGINE COOLANT BEGAN TO SLOWLY LEAK FROM THERMOSTAT HOUSING SEAL AT 25,000 MILES. DEALER REPLACED HOUSING WITH REV M PART JUST BEFORE MY WARRANTY EXPIRED. HAS THIS EVERY 25K MILE PROBLEM BEEN RESOLVED YET?

Components: STRUCTURE

March 01, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11405153
Consumer Location: MEMPHIS, TN
VIN: 3VW217AU2GM****

Summary of Complaint

CAR HAS A WATER LEAK IN THE PANORAMIC SUNROOF SINCE NEW. VWOA HAS DONE THE TSB'S BUT THE PROBLEM CONTINUES. LEAK IS AROUND THE PASSENGER SIDE A PILLAR, SUNVISER AND DOME LIGHT.

Components: FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

December 24, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11385092
Consumer Location: MILLCREEK, UT
VIN: 3VW217AU1GM****

Summary of Complaint

RAW FUEL SMELL IN CABIN. IT SEEMS TO HAPPEN AFTER A SHORT TRIP. I STOP AND RESTART WITHIN A FEW MINUTES AND IT IS QUITE A HEAVY SMELL LIKE A FUEL LEAK. THIS HAS HAPPENED BEFORE THIS MONTH.

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM AIR BAGS FORWARD COLLISION AVOIDANCE

December 14, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11383440
Consumer Location: FAYETTEVILLE, NC
VIN: 3VW547AU1GM****

Summary of Complaint

ALL STEERING WHEEL CONTROLS INOPERATIVE. THIS INCLUDES AIRBAG, HORN, CRUISE CONTROL, RADIO CONTROLS, ETC.

Components: POWER TRAIN

April 01, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11372726
Consumer Location: CUYAHOGA FALLS, OH
VIN: 3VW4T7AU0GM****

Summary of Complaint

COOLANT LEAK FROM THE WATER PUMP AND THERMOSTAT HOUSING. THE WATER PUMP AND THERMOSTAT WERE REPLACED UNDER WARRANT. I BELIEVE IT IS LEAKING AGAIN AS IT WAS REPLACED WITH THE SAME FAULTY PARTS AND I HAVE NOTICED A SLIGHT DROP IN COOLANT AND A SMELL, WHICH WAS THE ISSUE ORIGINALLY.

Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER

April 14, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11300201
Consumer Location: COLORADO SPRINGS, CO
VIN: 3VW217AU3GM****

Summary of Complaint

PANORAMIC SUNROOF LEAKS INTO THE INTERIOR A FRAME PILLARS. IT LEAKS IN THE RAIN, THE SNOW, AND EVEN THE CAR WASH. THE LEAK STARTS AS A DAMP SPOT IN THE INTERIOR WHERE THE HEADLINER MEETS THE A FRAME PILLAR. THE SUNROOF WILL LEAK IF THE CAR IS STATIONARY OR MOVING. THE LEAK WILL MAKE ITS WAY DOWN THE PILLAR AND ACROSS THE SIDE AIRBAG.

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM AIR BAGS STRUCTURE

October 15, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11270298
Consumer Location: STURGEON BAY, WI
VIN: 3VW217AU9GM****

Summary of Complaint

SUNROOF DRAIN REINFORCEMENT STEEL HAS DEVELOPED STRESS CRACKS. WHICH HAS LET WATER LEAK INSIDE VEHICLE, ONTO HEADLINER AND DOWN A-PILLARS SATURATING FRONT SIDE CURTAIN AIRBAGS MAKING THEM DEFECTIVE. VEHICLE CAN BE STATIONARY OR OPERATED, IT WILL LEAK EITHER WAY. VOLKSWAGEN REFUSES TO ADDRESS ISSUE WITH AIRBAGS AND LEAK SAYING THERE IS NOT A SAFETY ISSUE SO THEY WONT COVER REPAIR WHICH COULD COST GREATER THAN $2,500. VEHICLE HAS ALSO DEVELOPED BLACK MOLD BETWEEN ROOF AND HEADLINER WHICH IS HAZARDOUS TO BREATH. TECHNICAL BULLETIN #60-17-01(V601701) IS THE REPAIR INSTRUCTIONS FOR DEALERSHIP ONLY REPAIR BUT DOES NOT INCLUDE AIRBAG REPLACE OR HEADLINER REPLACEMENT. I ADDRESSED ISSUE WITH VOLKSWAGEN MULTIPLE TIMES WHICH THEY DENY ANY SAFETY ISSUES. *TR

Components: FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

August 21, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11245909
Consumer Location: SAN JUAN, PR
VIN: 3VW4T7AU3GM****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2016 VOLKSWAGEN GTI S 4D AUTO. WHILE DRIVING 45 MPH, THE CONTACT NOTICED AN ABNORMAL FUEL ODOR COMING FROM THE FUEL TANK WITHOUT WARNING. THE CONTACT MANAGED TO DRIVE THE VEHICLE AND NOTICED FUEL LEAKING FROM THE FUEL TANK. THE VEHICLE WAS TOWED BY THE CONTACT'S INSURANCE COMPANY TO FLAGSHIP VOLKSWAGEN CARRETERA (#2 14.7, BAYAMN, 00922, PUERTO RICO, 787-302-2718) WHERE IT WAS DIAGNOSED THAT THE EVAP SYSTEM FAILED AND NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE AND INFORMED THE CONTACT THAT THE VIN WAS NOT INCLUDED IN A RECALL. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS APPROXIMATELY 31,546.

Components: STRUCTURE

April 01, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11234534
Consumer Location: OVERLAND PARK, KS
VIN: 3VW217AU4GM****

Summary of Complaint

SUNROOF FRAME LEAKS WATER INTO THE CAR. THE WATER DRIPS ON TO THE CENTER CONSOLE HARDWARE/ELECTRONICS AND HARDWARE/ELECTRONICS LOCATED ON THE WINDSHIELD. THE LEAK IS A KNOWN DEFECT FOR VW GOLF 2016, AS VW PREVIOUSLY SENT OUT A RECALL FOR THE SUNROOF FRAME. THE LEAK OCCURS AFTER HEAVY RAINFALL. THE WATER DRIPS RIGHT ON TO THE ACC CRUISE CONTROL. VW ACKNOWLEDGED IN PHONE MESSAGE THAT SOURCE OF LEAK WAS SUNROOF AND THAT IT SHOULD BE COVERED BY THE RECALL. ORIGINALLY, I THOUGHT THE LEAK DERIVED FROM DIRTY DRAINS, BUT VW CLARIFIED THE ROOT CAUSE AS THE SUNROOF. HOWEVER, THEY DID NOT FOLLOW UP WITH ME. I RE-ENGAGED THEM AND THEY STATED THEY WOULD NEED TO TEST IT AGAIN. AFTER THE SECOND TEST, THEY SAID THEY COULD NOT REPRODUCE MY CLAIM DESPITE DESPITE THE INITIAL, POSITIVE IDENTIFICATION OF THE SUNROOF AS THE LEAK. I AM WORRIED THAT THIS WILL CAUSE OTHER, MORE SERIOUS PROBLEMS IF LEFT UNTREATED. THE LEAK CAN OCCUR WITH THE CAR EITHER STATIONARY OR IN MOTION. HOWEVER, THE LEAK IS MORE PROMINENT WHEN STATIONARY. FOR EXAMPLE, MY CAR LEAKS THE WORST WHEN I LEAVE IT IN THE PARKING LOT AT WORK DURING HEAVY RAINFALL. UPON ENTERING MY CAR, STANDING WATER WILL HAVE POOLED UP IN THE GEAR SELECTOR COVER AND DRIPS FROM MY REAR VIEW MIRROR ON TO THE CENTER CONSOLE. I STILL POSSESS THE VOICEMAIL WHERE THEY IDENTIFIED THE SUNROOF AS THE SOURCE OF THE LEAK. I ATTACHED A PHOTO OF THE WATER STAINS BECAUSE IT WAS NOT RAINING WHEN I FILED THE COMPLAINT.

Components: ENGINE FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

March 08, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11186523
Consumer Location: MAHWAH, NJ
VIN: 3VW4T7AUXGM****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2016 VOLKSWAGEN GOLF GTI. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE CHECK ENGINE WARNING INDICATOR ILLUMINATED INTERMITTENTLY. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO AN INDEPENDENT MECHANIC WHO DIAGNOSED THAT THERE WAS A FUEL LEAK. THE DEALER WAS NOT CONTACTED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 37,000.

Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER

October 12, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11140077
Consumer Location: MERIDIAN, ID
VIN: 3VW217AU9GM****

Summary of Complaint

I WAS DRIVING ON THE FREEWAY AND HEARD A LOUD POP LIKE A GUN SHOT. I LOOKED UP AND IT WAS MY MOON ROOF. IT WAS AS IF IT HAD BLOWN OUT. I WAS NOT UNDER AN UNDERPASS OR NEAR ANY VEHICLES THAT COULD HAVE THROWN A ROCK. IT HAPPENED LIKE COMBUSTION. SO RANDOM AND SCARY! IF I WOULDN'T HAVE HAD THE SHADE CLOSED, I WOULD HAVE BEEN COVERED IN GLASS. THIS WAS AN ORDINARY MORNING WITH TEMPS AROUND 60 DEGREES. I AM SHOCKED TO SEE THAT THIS HAS BEEN A PROBLEM FOR MANY AND YET THERE IS NO SAFETY RECALL. PLEASE HELP.

Components: AIR BAGS ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL SERVICE BRAKES

July 09, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11119886
Consumer Location: Unknown
VIN: 3VWC17AU3GM****

Summary of Complaint

THE LEFT REAR WHEEL SPEED SENSOR MALFUNCTIONED RESULTING IN FALSE WARNINGS OF AIR BAG, STABILIZATION CONTROL, ABS SYSTEM, AND TIRE PRESSURE FAILURES. A REPLACEMENT PART IS ON BACK ORDER AND/OR UNAVAILABLE. THIS WILL RESULT IN DISREGARD OF ANY OF THE ABOVE WARNINGS IN THE FUTURE EVEN IF THEY ARE GENUINE. THIS PROBLEM OCCURS RANDOMLY AT ANY SPEED.

Components: AIR BAGS

July 08, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11110420
Consumer Location: GAITHERSBURG, MD
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

THE CLOCK SPRING ON MY CAR WENT BAD AFTER 46,000 MILES. MAKES AIRBAG UNUSEABLE AND STEERING COLUMN CONTROLS DO NOT WORK EITHER

Components: WHEELS

July 02, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11105166
Consumer Location: MEMPHIS, TN
VIN: 3VW217AU2GM****

Summary of Complaint

CONTINENTAL PROCONTACT' TX 195/65R15 RT REAR TIRE SIDE WALL BLEW OUT WITH NO WARNING. CAR HAS 16000 MILES AND HAS BEEN DEALER SERVICED SINCE NEW. CAR WAS ACCELERATING ON FREEWAY ON RAMP WHEN VIBRATION AND THUMP WERE FELT INSIDE THE CAR. DRIVER PULLED INTO SECURE AREA AND SAW THAT TIRE SIDEWALL HAD BLOWN OUT ON INSIDE AND OUTSIDE SIDEWALLS. TIRE WAS REPLACED BY VOLKSWAGEN DEALERSHIP AT OWNERS EXPENSE.

Components: STEERING ELECTRICAL SYSTEM AIR BAGS

May 31, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11099933
Consumer Location: WEST HAVEN, CT
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

DESPITE A 2015 RECALL, 2016 GOLFS ARE STILL BEING AFFECTED BY FAULTY CLOCK SPRING SETUPS AND A LACK OF SOME TYPE OF COVER THAT IS PREVENTING DEBRIS FROM GETTING INSIDE AND BREAKING THEM. WHILE DRIVING THE CAR, THE AIRBAG WARNING LIGHT WENT ON. I THEN NOTICED THAT NONE OF THE CONTROL FEATURES ON THE STEERING WHEEL WORKED.. NO CRUISE CONTROL, NOT HORN, NO SYSTEM DATA, ETC. UPON FURTHER INVESTIGATION I DISCOVERED THAT THE CLOCK SPRING WAS THE REASON FOR THE PROBLEM AND THAT THIS HAS BEEN AN ONGOING PROBLEM THAT VW HAS KNOWN ABOUT SINCE 2011. ONLY AFTER AN INVESTIGATION WAS VW FORCED INTO DOING A RECALL IN 2015. THE PROBLEM OBVIOUSLY STILL EXISTS SINCE THERE ARE A NUMBER OF CONTINUED COMPLAINTS STILL BEING FILED.

Components: ENGINE

June 02, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11099415
Consumer Location: LEXINGTON, KY
VIN: 3VWC17AU3GM****

Summary of Complaint

CONSUMING OIL

Components: FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

September 28, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 11030441
Consumer Location: SAN RAFAEL, CA
VIN: 3VW217AU1GM****

Summary of Complaint

I LEASED A NEW 2016 VW GOLF. VW CLAIMED THE CAR GOT 25/35 MILEAGE. I AM GETTING 13/26 AND YET I AM A VERY CASUAL DRIVER. I HAVE TAKEN IT TO TWO VW DEALERSHIP A TOTAL OF FIVE TIMES. THEY ARE CLAIMING THAT THAT I ONLY DRIVE A FEW MILES A DAY, SO THE CAR DOESN'T HAVE ENOUGH TIME TO WARM UP AND THAT IS WHY I DO NOT GET THE STATED MILEAGE. IT'S A RIDICULOUS CLAIM. I FEEL LIKE THIS IS ANOTHER VW SCANDAL. I NEED TO ESCALATE THE RESOLUTION OF THIS ISSUE AS I HAVE PLENTY OF PROOF ON THE ISSUE. LET ME KNOW IF YOU ARE THE CORRECT GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENT TO DEAL WITH THIS ISSUE.

Components: VISIBILITY

July 01, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 11018861
Consumer Location: Unknown
VIN: 3VW217AU9GM****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2016 VOLKSWAGEN GOLF. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE SUN ROOF MALFUNCTIONED AND CAUSED WATER TO ENTER THE VEHICLE. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN NUMEROUS TIMES TO AN UNKNOWN VOLKSWAGEN DEALER. THE DEALER REPLACED THE SUN ROOF SEALANT, BUT THE FAILURE WAS NOT CORRECTED. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN BACK TO THE DEALER WHERE IT WAS DIAGNOSED THAT THE SUN ROOF RACK NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 7,000.

Components: ENGINE FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

November 01, 2016
NHTSA ID Number: 10992847
Consumer Location: WASHINGTON, DC
VIN: 3VW217AU1GM****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2016 VOLKSWAGEN GOLF. THE CONTACT RECEIVED NOTIFICATION OF NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 16V647000 (FUEL SYSTEM, ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING). THE PARTS TO DO THE REPAIR WERE UNAVAILABLE. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE VEHICLE DID NOT RECEIVE ADEQUATE FUEL MILEAGE AND THAT THE MANUFACTURER EXCEEDED A REASONABLE AMOUNT OF TIME FOR THE RECALL REPAIR. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT NOTIFIED OF THE ISSUE. THE LOCAL DEALER (OURISMAN VOLKSWAGEN OF BETHESDA LOCATED AT 7001 ARLINGTON RD, BETHESDA, MARYLAND 20814) WAS CONTACTED AND INFORMED THE CONTACT THAT THEY HAD NOT RECEIVED PARTS FROM THE MANUFACTURER AND THAT THE CONTACT WAS PLACED ON A WAITING LIST. THE MANUFACTURER WAS MAKING FLORIDA AND PUERTO RICO A PRIORITY FIRST. THE CONTACT HAD NOT EXPERIENCED A FAILURE. PARTS DISTRIBUTION DISCONNECT.

Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

December 01, 2016
NHTSA ID Number: 10984229
Consumer Location: LAKE WORTH, FL
VIN: 3VW117AU0GM****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2016 VOLKSWAGON GOLF. WHILE DRIVING VARIOUS SPEEDS, THE VEHICLE EXPERIENCED UNINTENDED ACCELERATION WHILE BEING OPERATED IN SECOND AND THIRD GEARS. THE CONTACT INDICATED THAT THE VEHICLE'S SPEED WOULD INCREASE BY APPROXIMATELY 35 MPH WITHOUT DEPRESSING THE ACCELERATOR PEDAL. THE FAILURE WAS INTERMITTENT AND WOULD OFTEN OCCUR AFTER THE VEHICLE HAD NOT BEEN DRIVEN FOR SEVERAL HOURS. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO SEVERAL DEALERS WHO INDICATED THAT THE ISSUE WAS A CHARACTERISTIC OF THE VEHICLE AND NO FAILURE WAS FOUND. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 3,000.

Components: FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

March 01, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 10971575
Consumer Location: BEVERLY HILLS, MI
VIN: 3VWC17AU7GM****

Summary of Complaint

PERSISTENT FUEL SMELL. VEHICLE RECALL WAS PERFORMED, VEHICLE WAS REPAIRED TWICE AT DEALERSHIP FOR SAME PROBLEM. CARBON FILTER WAS REPLACED, FUEL SENSOR AND FUEL INJECTORS REPLACED (UNDER WARRANTY). SMELL MOST NOTICEABLE AFTER BEING DRIVEN FOR 10-30 MINUTES, THEN PARKED FOR 10 MINUTES TO 1 HOUR.

Components: FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

January 01, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 10968443
Consumer Location: NARBERTH, PA
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

FUEL ODOR IN CAR CABIN USUALLY AFTER THE CAR IS STARTED AFTER BEING RUN AND SITTING BRIEFLY OFF. THE PROBLEM HAS PERSISTED AFTER SUCTION PUMP RECALL WORK WAS DONE.

Components: STEERING

February 01, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 10955589
Consumer Location: OMAHA, NE
VIN: 3VWC17AU4GM****

Summary of Complaint

STEERING POWER ASSIST "TWITCHES" WHILE CAR IS IN MOTION. HAPPENS AT RANDOM TIMES, SPEEDS AND STEERING CONDITIONS WHILE DRIVING....ENOUGH TO JERK THE CAR INTO THE NEXT LANE. MIGHT BE TIED TO VW'S DSR OR DYNAMIC STEERING RECOMMENDATION SETTING IN THE VEHICLE COMPUTER.

Components: SERVICE BRAKES

January 25, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 10948507
Consumer Location: GREENSBORO, NC
VIN: 3VW547AU4GM****

Summary of Complaint

BRAKE FAILURE. THE CAR WAS BEING DRIVEN AROUND 20MPH, WHEN A 'BRAKE: FLUID LOW SEE OWNER'S MANUAL' MESSAGE CAME ON. AFTER SEEING THIS MESSAGE PRESSURE WAS APPLIED TO THE BRAKE PEDAL AND THE PEDAL WENT TO THE FLOOR. THE PEDAL MADE A 'CHATTERING NOISE' AS IT MOVED THROUGH THE PEDAL STROKE. THE PARKING BRAKE WAS USED TO STOP THE CAR. THIS WAS EASILY RECREATED IN A PARKING LOT AND AT THE LOCAL DEALER. THE WARNING LIGHT CAME ON EACH TIME THE CAR WAS STARTED AFTER THE INITIAL INCIDENT, AND WHEN PRESSURE WAS APPLIED TO THE PEDAL, THE PEDAL EASILY WENT TO THE FLOOR MAKING THE SAME CHATTERING NOISE. THERE WERE NO SYMPTOMS BEFORE THIS INCIDENT. THE BRAKE SYSTEM SEEMED TO FUNCTION AS IT SHOULD AND HAD EVERY OTHER TIME THE CAR WAS DRIVEN. I CHECKED FOR BRAKE FLUID LEAKS AT THE MASTER CYLINDER AND AT EACH OF THE FOUR CALIPERS, AND DID NOT FIND ANY LEAKED FLUID. IT APPEARED THAT THERE WAS STILL BRAKE FLUID IN THE BRAKE FLUID RESERVOIR. UPON INITIAL CONTACT, THE DEALER SAID THEY HAD NEVER SEEN THIS BEFORE. AFTER THEIR INITIAL ASSESSMENT BY THE DEALER, THEY BELIEVED IT WAS A MASTER CYLINDER ISSUE AND THE SEAL ON THE SIDE OF THE BRAKE BOOSTER HAD FAILED, AND BRAKE FLUID LEAKED INTO THE BOOSTER.

Components: ENGINE

August 20, 2016
NHTSA ID Number: 10897865
Consumer Location: WEST LONG BRANCH, NJ
VIN: 3VWC17AU8GM****

Summary of Complaint

ENGINE MISFIRED AND CAUSE THE CAR TO STUTTER WITH LOSS OF PERFORMANCE. THIS HAPPENED TO ME WHEN MAKING A LEFT HAND TURN NEARLY CAUSING AN ACCIDENT BECAUSE THE CAR WAS NOT MOVING AT THE NORMAL SPEED DUE TO LOSS OF PERFORMANCE. THIS IS THE 3RD TIME THE ENGINE HAS MISFIRED SINCE I BOUGHT THE CAR. IT HAS LESS THAN 2,800 MILES ON IT.

Components: SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

July 29, 2016
NHTSA ID Number: 10897131
Consumer Location: CHALFONT, PA
VIN: WVWUF7AU3GW****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2016 VOLKSWAGEN GOLF. WHILE DRIVING APPROXIMATELY 20 TO 25 MPH, THE CONTACT HEARD A CRACKLING NOISE WHEN THE BRAKE PEDAL WAS DEPRESSED. THE BRAKES FAILED WITHOUT WARNING. THE CONTACT HAD TO APPLY THE EMERGENCY BRAKE TO STOP THE VEHICLE. THE VEHICLE WAS TOWED TO THE DEALER. IT WAS DIAGNOSED THAT THERE WAS A MECHANICAL FAILURE IN THE VACUUM PUMP. THE VEHICLE WAS REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT NOTIFIED. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 9,558. THE CONSUMER STATED THE CONCERN WAS THAT THE VEHICLE WAS REPAIRED WITH THE SAME OEM PART THAT INITIALLY FAILED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED. THE CONSUMER REQUESTED FOR THE VEHICLE TO BE BOUGHT BACK BUT, THE MANUFACTURER DECLINED AND OFFERED A 200.00 GIFT CARD. *JS

Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER ENGINE FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

June 28, 2016
NHTSA ID Number: 10888512
Consumer Location: CARDIFF, CA
VIN: 3VWC17AU5GM****

Summary of Complaint

SUDDEN VIOLENT SHAKING WHILE DRIVING. THEY REPLACED ALL FOUR FUEL INJECTORS, SECOND TIME HAPPENED A MONTH LATER. SHAKING WHILE DRIVING. THEY CANNOT FIX. MILES JUST UNDER 2000 ON SECOND OCCURRENCE.

Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

April 04, 2016
NHTSA ID Number: 10853372
Consumer Location: HUNTERSVILLE, NC
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

ON MANUAL TRANSMISSION VEHICLES CRUISE CONTROL DOES NOT DEACTIVATE WHEN DEPRESSING CLUTCH, CHANGING GEAR. ONCE CLUTCH IS RELEASED CRUISE AUTOMATICALLY RE ENGAGES. THIS IS A HUGE SAFETY LIABILITY. VW CALLS IT A NEW FEATURE, THIS FEATURE HAS CAUSED A FEW NEAR MISSES.. THIS FEATURE WILL EVENTUALLY CAUSE AN ACCIDENT I'VE BEEN DRIVING MANUAL TRANSMISSION CARS FOR OVER 20 YEARS AND EVERY TIME THE CLUTCH IS DEPRESSED CRUISE TURNS OFF AND WILL ONLY RE-ENGAGE ONCE THE BUTTON IS DEPRESSED.

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM ENGINE FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

December 16, 2015
NHTSA ID Number: 10816865
Consumer Location: SARATOGA, CA
VIN: WVWKP7AU0GW****

Summary of Complaint

SAFETY ISSUE - 2016 EGOLF WOULD NOT MOVE AFTER A ROUTINE TRAFFIC STOP WITH "MAIN CHARGING FAILED" ERROR. DURING A NORMAL COMMUTE AFTER 3, 4 MILES OF DRIVING 30 - 40 MPH, CAR WOULDN'T MOVE AFTER A ROUTINE TRAFFIC STOP RIGHT AFTER A TRAFFIC LIGHT. THIS IS EVENING 6PM RUSH HOUR TRAFFIC, CAR JUST STOPPED IN THE MIDDLE OF THE ROAD. WHILE REST OF THE SYSTEMS SEEM TO BE FUNCTIONING, THE CAR IGNITION IS ON, PRESSING ACCELERATOR PEDAL DOESN'T DO ANYTHING WITH "ELECTRICAL ERROR , STOP" MESSAGE ON THE DASH. AFTER GETTING STUCK IN A LANE FOR AN HOUR IN RUSH HOUR TRAFFIC, GOT THE CAR TOWED TO NEARBY VW DEALER. DEALER INFORMED THAT THE MAIN CHARGING MODULE THAT CHARGES BATTERY FAILED, WHICH NEEDS TO BE REPLACED WITH NEW PART FORM GERMANY. IT COULD TAKE UP TO TWO WEEKS. SAFETY ISSUE - THE FACT THAT CAR JUST STOPS WHILE DRIVING EVEN THOUGH THE BATTERY HAS PLENTY OF CHARGE LEFT POSES A SERIOUS AND SIGNIFICANT SAFETY RISK. A SERIOUS ACCIDENT IS JUST WAITING TO HAPPEN.I WAS TOLD THAT THE DESIGN PROTECTS DRIVERS AGAINST GETTING STRANDED AFTER BATTERY IS DISCHARGED, SINCE THE CHARGING MODULE FAILED. THIS SEEMS TOTALLY ILLOGICAL THAT THE DESIGN IS TRYING TO PROTECT YOU FROM STRANDED WHEN BATTERY RUNS OUT, SO IT RATHER STOP IN THE MIDDLE OF THE ROAD TO GET THE MODULE FIXED BEFORE YOU CAN DRIVE IT TO A SAFE PLACE. THERE ARE QUITE A FEW INCIDENTS REPORTED LIKE THIS, SO VW HAS A SERIOUS SAFETY ISSUE TO FIX ON 2016 EGOLF IMMEDIATELY. MAYBE IT REQUIRES A DESIGN FIX TO LET DRIVERS DRIVE TO A DEALER TO GET THE FAULTY PART TO BE FIXED, INSTEAD OF STRANDING IN THE MIDDLE OF THE ROAD.

VOLKSWAGEN GOLF Sold

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