2005 VOLKSWAGEN GOLF VIN: 9BWGR61J454002029

TBD
Condition
Run & Drive
Damage
Collision
Title
Clear

VIN 9BWGR61J454002029 Decoding Volkswagen Vin Decoder

Error Text

0 - VIN decoded clean. Check Digit (9th position) is correct

Make

VOLKSWAGEN

Manufacturer Name

VOLKSWAGEN GROUP OF AMERICA, INC.

Model

Golf

Model Year

2005

Plant City

CURITIBA

Series

GLS

Vehicle Type

PASSENGER CAR

Plant Country

BRAZIL

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

Engine Number of Cylinders

4

Displacement (CC)

1896

Displacement (CI)

115.701018803

Displacement (L)

1.896000

Engine Power (kW)

74.5700

Fuel Type - Primary

Diesel

Engine Brake (hp) From

100

Other Engine Info

45-St./Can. BIN 10 emission. Emissions Certification Test Group: 5VWXV01.9236.

Engine Manufacturer

Volkswagen

Seat Belt Type

Manual

Other Restraint System Info

Active Seat Belt

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)

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

2005 VOLKSWAGEN GOLF Crash Test Score

0

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

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 Star Rating 4x4
Rollover Star Rating 4x2
Rollover Risk:
0%

2005 VOLKSWAGEN GOLF Safety Features

Seat Belts and Head Restraints

Dynamic Head Restraints Not Available
Head Restraint Not Available
Advanced Belt Feature Not Available
Adjustable Upper Belt Anchorage Not Available
Seat Belt Reminder System Driver

Air Bags

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

Child Passenger Features

LATCH Locations Not Available
Safety Power Windows (Anti-Pinch) Standard
Safety Power Windows (Anti-Pinch) locations Not Available

Complaints Assosiated with VIN 9BWGR61J454002029

Components: POWER TRAIN

May 14, 2005
NHTSA ID Number: 10120956
Consumer Location: WINDSOR, VA
VIN: 9BWGR61J454****

Summary of Complaint

VEHICLE IS EXHIBITING SIGNS OF PREMATURE CLUTCH FAILURE. DUAL MASS FLYWHEEL (DMF) CLUTCH WILL NEED REPLACEMENT WITHIN ONE MONTH.

Components: SERVICE BRAKES

June 24, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11422241
Consumer Location: PHOENIX, AZ
VIN: 9bwgr61j154****

Summary of Complaint

Brake Booster Vacuum Line Fell off making me run a red light I could not stop the car in time. After getting the car stopped about 100 feet past the light I found that the Brake Booster Vacuum Line fell off its made of hard plastic that has become brittle it cracked at both ends. There was no warning lights even after it fell off. The part number of the hose is 130-612-041 I just wanted to let someone know before people start getting hurt...

Components: SEAT BELTS

March 02, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11315583
Consumer Location: TROY, OH
VIN: 9BWGL61J854****

Summary of Complaint

I GOT IN THE CAR THIS MORNING TO HEAD TO WORK, I REACHED BACK TO PULL THE SEAT BELT FORWARD AND AROUND MY LAP. NEXT THING I KNEW THE BELT WAS FULLY EXTENDED AND WOULD NOT RETRACT AT ALL. I HAD NO TENSION LEFT IN THE SEAT BELT AND IT HUNG OVER ME COMPLETELY EXTENDED. NOW I AM DRIVING WITH THIS COMPLETELY LOOSE SEAT BELT AROUND ME, AND NO PROTECTION IF I AM IN AN ACCIDENT.

Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER ENGINE FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

April 15, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11229158
Consumer Location: NORWAY, ME
VIN: 9BWGL61J254****

Summary of Complaint

WHEN DRIVING THE CAR IT WAS RUNNING FINE AND THEN ALL OF A SUDDEN DIED ON ME AND WOULD RESTART THEN DIED AGAIN BEFORE I COULD MOVE IT OUT OF THE WAY. NOW WHEN I START IT, IT DIES IMMEDIATELY.

Components: AIR BAGS

February 18, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 10957137
Consumer Location: TRIANGLE, VA
VIN: 9BWGL61J054****

Summary of Complaint

I MOVE MY PASSENGER SEAT BACK AND FOR NO REASON THE AIRBAG CAME ON, IT WOULD NOT RESET.

Components: AIR BAGS

May 24, 2016
NHTSA ID Number: 10871100
Consumer Location: SAN DIEGO, CA
VIN: 9BWGL61J554****

Summary of Complaint

TAKATA RECALL - I WAS IN ACCIDENT ON 5/24/16 AND THE FRONT OF MY CAR WAS ALL DAMAGED BUT THE AIRBAG DID NOT INFLATE CAUSING ME TO HIT THE STEERING WHEEL

Components: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE

November 02, 2011
NHTSA ID Number: 10434032
Consumer Location: ALMA, MI
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

WHEN EXITING THE FREEWAY, THE FUEL LIFT PUMP DIED AND THE CAR STALLED ON THE EXIT RAMP AT 55 MPH. I LOST CONTROL OF POWER BRAKES AND POWER STEERING BUT WAS ABLE TO COAST OFF THE RAMP TO THE STOP LIGHT AT THE END OF THE RAMP. *TR

Components: AIR BAGS

January 13, 2011
NHTSA ID Number: 10384354
Consumer Location: ALMA, MI
VIN: 9BWGR61J554****

Summary of Complaint

MULTIPLE AIRBAG FAILURES 01218 - SIDE AIRBAG IGNITER; PASSENGER SIDE (N200) 001 - UPPER LIMIT EXCEEDED - INTERMITTENT - MIL ON 01217 - SIDE AIRBAG IGNITER; DRIVER SIDE (N199) 001 - UPPER LIMIT EXCEEDED - INTERMITTENT - MIL ON THE DTC'S SEEM TO BE GENERATED DURING COLD WEATHER PERIODS WHEN THE SEATS ARE MOVED. THIS HAPPENS AT LEAST 1 - 2 TIMES PER YEAR. VEHICLE HAS NEVER BEEN MOVING WHEN THESE CODES WERE GENERATED. DEALER HAS COMPLETED THE TSB FOR THE DRIVERS SIDE AIRBAG WIRING, BUT THE PROBLEM IS STILL OCCURRING. PASSENGER SEAT DOES NOT HAVE A TSB FOR THE AIRBAG WIRING. DEALER REQUIRES THAT THE CODE BE CLEARED AT THE DEALERSHIP FOR $100 PER INCIDENT. PROBLEMATIC AIRBAGS ARE DISABLED UNTIL THE FAULT CODE IS CLEARED FROM THE SYSTEM. BOTH CODES HAVE APPEARED MULTIPLE TIMES, AT LEAST 4, ON THIS SAME VEHICLE AND THIS PROBLEM IS ALSO FOUND ON MULTIPLE VW MODELS. *TR

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM EXTERIOR LIGHTING

May 20, 2010
NHTSA ID Number: 10334170
Consumer Location: MISSOULA, MT
VIN: 9BWGR61JX54****

Summary of Complaint

THE TURN SIGNAL CLICKER CONTINUES CLICKING AFTER THE SIGNAL HAS BEEN DE-ACTIVATED. THIS DEFECT LEADS TO PEOPLE NOT USING THE SIGNAL AS THEY DO NOT WANT TO RISK LISTENING TO THE ANNOYING CLICKING THAT SOMETIMES GOES ON FOR HOURS. *TR

Components: FUEL SYSTEM, DIESEL

May 12, 2010
NHTSA ID Number: 10331180
Consumer Location: CHARLOTTE, NC
VIN: 9BWGR61J354****

Summary of Complaint

THE VEHICLE IS MAINTAINED ACCORDING TO MANUFACTURER GUIDELINES AND BY CERTIFIED MECHANICS AT VOLKSWAGEN DEALER SERVICE CENTER. LESS THAN A WEEK AFTER THE LAST MAINTENANCE, FUEL TANK EXPLODED WHILE DRIVING. BOTTOM OF THE CAR IS DAMAGED RIGHT UNDER REAR PASSENGER SEATS. BASED ON INITIAL REPORT FROM DEALER SERVICE DEPARTMENT, DUE TO INTERNAL PRESSURE BUILD-UP THERE WAS NO FIRE (THE CAR IS DIESEL). UPDATED 06/23/10.*JB *TR

Components: EXTERIOR LIGHTING INTERIOR LIGHTING

April 23, 2009
NHTSA ID Number: 10295427
Consumer Location: CICERO, IL
VIN: 9BWGL61J154****

Summary of Complaint

VOLKSWAGEN 2005 GOLF: BOTH FRONT EXTERIOR LIGHTS, DAY TIME AND NIGHT TIME WENT OUT. THE FUSE WAS GOOD AND THE LIGHT BULBS WERE OUT. APPARENTLY, THE WIRING HAD A MALFUNCTION WHICH ALSO CAUSED THE INTERIOR LIGHT ON THE CLIMATE CONTROLS TO GO OFF. THE FUSE WAS GOOD AS WELL. ANOTHER MALFUNCTION FROM THEVW COMPANY. LASTLY, DRIVER SIDE FRONT WINDOW WENT DOWN WHILE DRIVING TO WORK 25 MPH. I DID NOT TOUCH THE WINDOW NOR TRIED TO OPEN OR CLOSE IT, IT WENT DONE COMPLETELY AND IT IS INSIDE THE DOOR...IT WON'T GO UP NOR DOWN. IT IS NOT BROKEN EITHER. IT IS VERY DANGEROUS TO DRIVE WITH NO WINDOW IN THE WINTER. SNOW, HAIL. RAIN CAN HAPPEN WHILE THE WINDOW WENT DOWN WHILE DRIVING. IT'S VERY UNPLEASANT TO HAVE WIND AND COLD OF 3 DEGREES BELOW ZERO HIT YOUR FACE AND GO IN THE CAR TO THE OTHER PASSENGERS. THE HAIL, RAIN OR SNOW CAN THAT CAN GET IN THE CAR CAN CAUSE FURTHER DAMAGE INSIDE THE CAR. *TR

Components: SUSPENSION

September 28, 2009
NHTSA ID Number: 10286759
Consumer Location: PITTSBURGH, PA
VIN: 9BWFL61J354****

Summary of Complaint

CAR WAS DRIVEN ON A HIGHWAY, APPROX 60 MPH WHEN A CLUNK WAS HEARD FROM THE FRONT SUSPENSION AND SOUND OF METAL FALLING ON THE ROAD. CAR IMMEDIATELY STARTED SHAKING AND PULLING STRONGLY TO THE RIGHT. WHEN THE VEHICLE WAS RAISED UP AND EXAMINED IT WAS FOUND THAT THE RIGHT FRONT SUSPENSION SPRING HAS BROKEN AND COUPLE OF COILS HAVE FALLEN OFF. CAR IN QUESTION IS 2005 VW GOLF, 55000 MILES. VW OF AMERICA WAS CONTACTED AND THEY HAVE DENIED ANY HELP CLAIMING VEHICLE IS OUT OF WARRANTY. IS NOT THIS A SAFETY ISSUE? *TR

Components: POWER TRAIN

August 24, 2009
NHTSA ID Number: 10281644
Consumer Location: ALMA, MI
VIN: 9BWGR61J554****

Summary of Complaint

MY VEHICLE HAS 55,000 MILES AND THE DUAL MASS FLYWHEEL IS FAILING AND IS COVERED UNDER WARRANTY BUT OTHER VEHICLES OUT OF WARRANTY MAY NOT BE COVERED. IF THIS WERE TO COMPLETELY FAIL THE CLUTCH COULD LOCK UP AT ANY TIME. AND CAUSE AN ACCIDENT. *TR

Components: AIR BAGS

August 14, 2009
NHTSA ID Number: 10280491
Consumer Location: ALMA, MI
VIN: 9BWGR61J554****

Summary of Complaint

THE AIRBAG LIGHT HAS TURNED ON FOR THE SECOND TIME, REDERING THE AIRBAGS USELESS. I HAVE HAD THE AIRBAGS REPLACED ONCE WITHIN THE LAST YEAR AND A HALF BECAUSE OF THE SAME ISSUE. I WAS NEVER IN AN ACCIDENT AND I NEVER HIT ANYTHING TO CAUSE THE SENSOR TO TRIGGER. THIS SEEMS TO BE A FAULTY PART THAT HAS PROBLEMS WITH RELIABILITY NOW AND THE BAGS DO NOT DEPLOY WHEN THEY ARE NEEDED. THE FIRST TIME THIS HAPPENED, THE CAR WAS STILL UNDER WARRANTY. THE CAR IS NOW 3 MONTHS OR 4,000 MILES OUT OF WARRANTY. I AM TO GET INTO AN ACCIDENT THE BAGS WILL NOT DEPLOY NOW. I HAVE DONE NOTHING OUTSIDE THE REALM OF NORMAL DRIVING. WHEN THE PARTS WERE REPLACED THE FIRST TIME, THE DEALERSHIP KEPT THE OLD PARTS. I HAVE NOT TAKEN THIS ONE IN YET AS I CANNOT AFFORD TO PAY FOR THE COST OF THIS VERY EXPENSIVE REPAIR AT THIS TIME. *TR

Components: AIR BAGS

March 25, 2009
NHTSA ID Number: 10263137
Consumer Location: CARLISLE, MA
VIN: 9BWGL61J654****

Summary of Complaint

2005 VW GOLF GLS. 77,661 MILES. WARRANTY ONLY COVERS 50,000. COULD NOT AFFORD $3,300 FOR EXTENDED WARRANTY. NO REPAIRS UNTIL NOW. PASSENGER SEAT INFREQUENTLY USED. "CHECK ENGINE" LIGHT CAME ON. A FEW MINUTES LATER "CHECK ENGINE" LIGHT WENT OUT AND THE "AIRBAG INDICATOR" LIGHT CAME ON. DEALERSHIP CHARGED ME $99.50 FOR DIAGNOSTIC TEST. RESULT:WIRING CHASSIS TO PASSENGER SIDE HAD VERY HIGH RESISTANCE READING AND REPLACEMENT WAS REQUIRED FOR THE CHASSIS AND AIRBAG (650.00). NEEDED CAR INSPECTION THIS MONTH. DEALERSHIP STATED THAT THE ERROR MAY BE UNTRUE. THEY ERASED THE ERROR AND STATED THAT IF THE INDICATOR DID NOT REAPPEAR, THEN THERE WAS NOT A PROBLEM. IF IT DID, THEN THE REPAIR WAS MANDATORY TO PASS STATE INSPECTION AND PROVIDE ACCEPTABLE SAFETY FOR PASSENGER. DRIVING HOME FROM DEALERSHIP LIGHT DID NOT APPEAR SO I HAD STATE INSPECTION. PASSED STATE INSPECTION. CALLED DEALERSHIP AND VW AND ASKED FOR REIMBURSEMENT SINCE THIS WAS A FAULTY ERROR. DEALERSHIP AND VW CUSTOMER CARE WOULD NOT REFUND THE DIAGNOSTIC COST OR ACKNOWLEDGE THAT THERE MAY BE AN ISSUE WITH THE AIRBAG SYSTEM. NOW I AM WONDERING IF THE ERROR IS LEGITIMATE AND ALSO IF MY AIRBAG SYSTEM HAS AN ERROR. IF I AM IN AN ACCIDENT, WILL I HAVE A PROBLEM WITH MY AIRBAGS DEPLOYING PROPERLY OR AT ALL? *TR

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM AIR BAGS STRUCTURE

April 01, 2005
NHTSA ID Number: 10207450
Consumer Location: EXETER, RI
VIN: 9BWGR61J254****

Summary of Complaint

SUNROOF DRAINS CLOG CAUSING BACKUP OF WATER TO SETTLE ON FLOORS RUINING CARPET, CAUSING MOLD. WATER GETS INTO DOOR FRAMES CAUSING BUCKLING OF DOORS DURING WINTER MONTHS. WATER DAMAGE ALSO CAUSED AN ELECTRICAL WIRING SHORT WHICH CAUSED AN AIRBAG FAILURE AS WELL AS RUINED TWO BATTERIES. I HAVE NOT USED OR OPENED THE SUNROOF SINCE FOR FEAR OF MORE PROBLEMS. I WAS INFORMED THAT THE COST TO REPLACE THE CARPETING AGAIN WOULD BE CHARGED TO ME IF THE CAR HAD ANOTHER WATER PROBLEM AGAIN DUE TO THE CLOGGED DRAINS. *TR

Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

October 13, 2007
NHTSA ID Number: 10206287
Consumer Location: CEDAR CREEK, TX
VIN: 9BWGR61J654****

Summary of Complaint

TURBOCHARGER ON 2005 VW GOLF FAILED TWICE (5000 MI AND 95000 MI). FIRST BLADE FAILED (COVERED BY WARRANTY), SECOND SHAFT BROKE IN HALF ($1,800 OUT OF POCKET). I BOUGHT CAR BECAUSE IT WAS SUPPOSED TO BE RELAAIBLE AND SUPPOSED REPUTATION OF THE DIESEL ENGINE. I DON'T THINK TWO FAILURES OF $1,800ITEM IN 2.5 YRS IS ACCEPTABLE.

Components: FUEL SYSTEM, OTHER

January 09, 2006
NHTSA ID Number: 10147717
Consumer Location: PORTLAND, OR
VIN: 9BW6R615454****

Summary of Complaint

DT*: THE CONTACT STATED THE FUEL GAUGE INDICATOR ON THE DASHBOARD BROKE AND WAS REPAIRED BY THE DEALERSHIP. THE MALFUNCTION INDICATOR LAMP ILLUMINATED TWICE. THE DEALERSHIP RESET THE LAMP THE FIRST TIME; HOWEVER THE VEHICLE HAS NOT BEEN TAKEN IN FOR SERVICE THIS TIME. *NM

Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING FUEL SYSTEM, OTHER

May 01, 2005
NHTSA ID Number: 10132001
Consumer Location: Unknown
VIN: 9BWGR61JX54****

Summary of Complaint

DT: CONSUMER OWNED A 2005 VOLKSWAGEN GOLF WITH TURBO DIESEL INJECTION. SHE BOUGHT VEHICLE WITH 75 MILES ON IT. WHILE DRIVING ON AND PASSING A BIG TRUCK WHICH WAS MERGING INTO CONSUMER'S VEHICLE LANE SHE TRIED TO ACCELERATE BUT VEHICLE LOST POWER AND FELL BACK. TRUCK VEERED INTO THE LANE AND CONSUMERS VEHICLE WAS FORCED INTO THE MEDIAN UNTIL TRUCK NOTICED CONSUMER'S VEHICLE, GOT OVER, AND LET HER BACK IN THE LANE. THE ENGINE LIGHT CAME ON, CONSUMER CALLED DEALER THE NEXT MORNING AND DEALER CAME AND PICKED UP VEHICLE. DEALER NOTIFIED CONSUMER THAT VEHICLE WAS FIXED. CONSUMER PICKED UP VEHICLE. WHEN SHE GOT INTO VEHICLE AND TURNED KEY ON SHE SAW THAT ENGINE LIGHT WAS STILL ON. WHEN GETTING BACK ON HIGHWAY CONSUMER TRIED TO ACCELERATE AND VEHICLE HAD NO POWER. WHEN CONSUMER ARRIVED AT HUSBAND'S JOB TO PICK HIM UP SHE RECEIVED A MESSAGE FROM THE DEALER TELLING HER THAT THE TURBO WAS OUT, AND VEHICLE WAS NOT DRIVABLE . TURBO PART WOULD BE IN ON FRIDAY. SHE RETURNED VEHICLE TO DEALER, AND THEY GAVE HER A LOANER VEHICLE. DEALER REPLACED TURBO. SINCE THEN THE VEHICLE HAD BEEN BACK TO THE DEALER 4 TIMES FOR DIFFERENT FUEL RELATED PROBLEMS.*AK

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