Huge win for car owners! All TSBs to be made public. The Center for Auto Safety just made the NHTSA (US Government) make public the full text of all TSBs from now on. They are the same organization that has petitioned the NHTSA & filed lawsuits to protect car owners over exploding gas tanks & other major safety issues. Whenever you drive in your car, you are safer thanks in part to a lot of work over the years by this small but very effective consumer advocacy group.

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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
200 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2016 Volkswagen Golf R electrical problems

electrical problem

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2016 Volkswagen Golf R Owner Comments

problem #1

Jan 082016

Golf R

  • 200 miles


- vehicle is getting 19mpg (mostly highway). Mpg on car is well below published range of 22-31. VW tell me that I will only get the published mpg after 9000 miles!! - carplay system is not connecting to* apple iphone. - infotainment system is sometimes not turning on - keyless start is intermitently functioning. Cannot get car to start despite the key being placed next to steering column. - reversing camera fails to engage often. - locking (beep) confirmation is not working consistently. VW of America will not buy back this car and expect me to accept a brand new vehicle with all these problems and leave it at the shop for repair!

- New Braunfels, TX, USA

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