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3.3

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
41,343 miles

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2010 Volkswagen GTI electrical problems

electrical problem

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2010 Volkswagen GTI Owner Comments

problem #3

Sep 032015

GTI

  • 31,161 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

This is a low mileage (31,000) vehicle. Unexpected, complete failure of radio, cd, navigation system, bluetooth hands-free communication... everything went dead. VW dealer check fuses and radio fuse and said that they were ok. Radio and all functions associated with radio dead and not working. Will not turn on. Why is this a safety issue? because of the hands-free, bluetooth phone capabilities no longer work. Very dangerous. Plus navigation doesn't work.

- Thousand Oaks, CA, USA

problem #2

Dec 222012

GTI

  • 43,067 miles
We purchased and we were servicing our VW Gti 2010 at autobarn mt. Prospect/il. In the last 2 years we replaced all ignition coils at different time intervals and twice for cylinder #2. there are actually multiple issues here. First, this kind of problem can easily generate an accident, if one ignition coil fails at the wrong time and the wrong place (when passing or driving on a mountain road). Second, the ignition coils are poorly designed and they go bad way too fast making the car undriveable. Costly towing was required almost every time. Third, the VW dealership should advise customers to replace all coils in the same time at the first sign of trouble. Instead they choose to replace them one by one, charging between $180 and $220 every time just for labor, when the part itself costs just $32 and the level of difficulty for this task is very low.

- Hoffman Estates, IL, USA

problem #1

Aug 022014

GTI

  • 49,800 miles
When I start my car I get a warning saying multiple lights (I.e. headlight, taillight, fog lights) are burnt out. The affected light eventually turns on. The fuse for my lights was blown and scorched and my local dealer said it was a faulty fuse box which is the same box from the tiguan which has already been recalled.

- Saint Louis, MO, USA

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