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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
12,642 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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2010 Volkswagen Golf engine problems

engine problem

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2010 Volkswagen Golf Owner Comments

problem #3

Jun 052011

Golf 4-cyl

  • 34,600 miles


2010 VW Golf tdi - engine died after accelerating while entering a highway from a parking lot. I had to coast back into the parking lot at a dangerously slow speed. If there had been oncoming traffic it could likely have led to an accident. The car did restart after parking and turning the ignition off and back on. I did not lose power to any of the electronics, only to the engine. The tachometer went to zero and the accelerator was unresponsive. The car currently has approx. 34K miles on it.

- Douglasville, GA, USA

problem #2

Jan 112011

Golf 4-cyl

  • 3,315 miles
While driving my 2010 VW Golf tdi will stall/hesitate for a second or two. I experience this issue about once every couple weeks. I reported the issue to the dealer, but they reported that could not find any issues with the car.

- Long Beach, CA, USA

problem #1

Aug 282010


  • 10 miles
Engine stalls, on starting from stop, sometimes when going down hill, or over a bump in the road. Seems to stall when RPM goes below 750. Commonly stalls in intersection, resulting in dangerous situation while one restarts car. Complained to dealer, but they were unable to fix problem. This is a recurring problem with stalls daily to once every several days. Has been doing it since I purchased the car.

- Santa Cruz, CA, USA

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