Volkswagen Golf 1985-2013

Car model
Name Number of models Recalls Bulletins Investigations Consumer Complaints
Volkswagen Golf 1985 8 6 0 1 15
Volkswagen Golf 1986 3 5 0 3 21
Volkswagen Golf 1987 3 4 0 2 4
Volkswagen Golf 1988 2 6 1 1 9
Volkswagen Golf 1989 3 4 1 1 41
Volkswagen Golf 1990 2 5 3 3 10
Volkswagen Golf 1991 2 3 4 2 11
Volkswagen Golf 1992 2 2 3 0 6
Volkswagen Golf 1993 2 5 16 0 11
Volkswagen Golf 1994 2 5 17 0 61
Volkswagen Golf 1995 2 5 23 2 89
Volkswagen Golf 1996 3 1 16 1 76
Volkswagen Golf 1997 3 0 19 0 25
Volkswagen Golf 1998 2 1 15 0 28
Volkswagen Golf 1999 2 6 49 2 72
Volkswagen Golf 2000 6 7 48 7 119
Volkswagen Golf 2001 6 8 46 6 158
Volkswagen Golf 2002 4 6 28 6 96
Volkswagen Golf 2003 4 4 33 2 24
Volkswagen Golf 2004 4 5 42 0 37
Volkswagen Golf 2005 4 3 40 0 24
Volkswagen Golf 2006 6 2 22 0 16
Volkswagen Golf 2007 0 1 19 0 1
Volkswagen Golf 2008 0 1 21 0 0
Volkswagen Golf 2009 0 1 27 1 0
Volkswagen Golf 2010 4 1 33 3 166
Volkswagen Golf 2011 0 1 22 1 258
Volkswagen Golf 2012 0 1 12 1 67
Volkswagen Golf 2013 0 0 6 0 2


Table of contents:
Volkswagen Golf bulletins
BulletinBulletin dateReplacement BulletinItem no.SummaryAdded
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
991810/29/1999610170Some vehicles may exhibit diagnostic trouble codes p1580 (17988) and p0103 (16487) stored in diagnostic trouble code memory. *tt2000-04-19
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM - WIRING
030410/06/2003990110004519Information on repairing the headlight electrical connection. 1999 - 2003 model years. *tt2003-12-17
POWER TRAIN - AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
37010103/05/2001370002619871On some vehicles, the transmission appears to be leaking around the atf pan gasket. *tt2001-07-05
000212/22/2000616806A condition may exist where the transmission appears to be leaking around the pan gasket. *tt2001-03-13
POWER TRAIN - AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION - CONTROL MODULE (TCM, PCM)
990505/25/1999608342Information regarding vehicle's exhibiting diagnostic trouble code (dtc) 00297 transmission vehicle speed sensor (vss)-g38- stored in dtc memory, on new golf, new jetta's with 01m transmissions. *mjs1999-11-23
990605/25/1999606256Conditions with diagnostic trouble code (dtc) 00281 vehicle speed sensor (vss) -g68- stored in transmission control module (tcm) memory. *tt1999-08-13
POWER TRAIN - MANUAL TRANSMISSION
980104/22/1998601071Transmission difficult to shift or will not shift into gear. *yc1998-06-25
STRUCTURE - BODY
000312/21/2000616807Techincal bulletin regarding body side moldings, painting for certain 1993 - 1999 model year vehicles. *tt2001-03-13
SUSPENSION - FRONT - MACPHERSON STRUT
GRP40/950101/01/1995GRP40/90-0139748Dull clunking noise from the front end when driving slowly over small dips and rises. *tw1995-11-01
UNKNOWN OR OTHER
V980105/05/1998601221Additions / revisions on labor operation. *yc1998-07-08
VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
030104/02/200310001566Poor throttle response. *tt2003-06-06
Volkswagen Golf Consumer Complaints
Fail datemilesoccurencesPurchase date
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING - COOLING SYSTEM
04/01/19951
 Cooling system ruptured prior to recall, causing injury. *dh
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING - ENGINE
10/09/2002210/08/2002
 Nar 02/28/2003 mr the car burns oil excessively. dealer notified. *cb
EQUIPMENT - MECHANICAL - JACKS
1
 Car jack recalled, replacement jack not received.
EXTERIOR LIGHTING - HEADLIGHTS - CONCEALMENT DEVICES
1
 Headlight plastic lenses are fading on vehicle.*mr consumer learned the lenses were not sold separately but he would have to purchase the entire assembly for $168.60 dollars each. consumer stated if the manufacturer used plastic lenses instead of glass, it should be a good none fade type of quality. *ph *jb
Car dealers selling Volkswagen Golf 1985-2013
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