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Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
400 miles

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2016 Volkswagen Golf miscellaneous problems

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2016 Volkswagen Golf Owner Comments

problem #2

Jun 282016


  • 800 miles


Sudden violent shaking while driving. They replaced all four fuel injectors, second time happened a month later. Shaking while driving. They cannot fix. Miles just under 2000 on second occurrence.

- Cardiff, CA, USA

problem #1

Nov 232015


  • miles
Two primary problems with this car at this time: 1. epc (engine power control) light comes on frequently while driving at street and freeway speeds. When the light comes on the car jerks forward and rides rough. I am concerned about the safety of this car and it not running correctly. The car manual indicates that when the epc light is displayed the engine is malfunctioning. 2. the bluetooth/infotainment system will intermittently freeze and the phone will not disconnect and the radio will work. This is also a safety issue since I have to constantly adjust the settings to try and fix it and pull over the car, turn off the car and try and fix the problem. I have taken the car to a Volkswagen dealer /service center on multiple occasions to fix both problems and they have been unable to fix either problem.

- Torrance, CA, USA

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