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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
1,100 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.

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2009 Volkswagen GTI accessories - interior problems

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2009 Volkswagen GTI Owner Comments

problem #1

Nov 092008


  • 1,100 miles


I have a 2009 VW Gti that is only 3 months old. The rear brakelight in the spoiler is filled with moisture and does not go away. I would like to be able to change this bulb out easily when it fails because it will if moisture remains trapped. However the factory manual warns that this is a multi-day job and may result in a broken spoiler and possible body damage. This appears to be a violation of FMVSS 108 which requires that replacing the bulbs be simple and require only common tools. This is an issue on all 2006 - 2009 VW Gti and R32 cars.

- Apo, AE, USA

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