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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
74,002 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2007 Volkswagen GTI engine problems

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2007 Volkswagen GTI Owner Comments

problem #2

Mar 262014

GTI 4-cyl

  • 100,000 miles


I was traveling at approximately 40 mph when another vehicle ran a stop sign. I T-boned the other vehicle. The front of my car impacted the front passenger fender and door of the other vehicle. I did not have time to apply the brake, only enough to let off of the gas pedal before the collision occurred. I was wearing my seat belt at the time of the accident. My vehicle was not drivable and sustained front end damage and engine compartment damage. My airbags did not deploy even though I was traveling at 40 mph.

- Phoenix, AZ, USA

problem #1

Mar 232012

GTI 4-cyl

  • 48,003 miles
While approaching a stop light the vehicle shut off with no advance notice of any problems. The battery light came on as the vehicle was shutting off. The vehicle would not immediately restart. After six tries, in morning rush hour traffic, the vehicle finally restarted. Several vehicles had to swerve around me to keep from running in the rear of the vehicle. At least one othe incident has happened since then with the engine light coming on.

- Waldorf, MD, USA

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