Common Volkswagen Golf Problems

by Aryn Plax

Feb 12, 2021

If your Volkswagen Golf has recurring problems that seemingly cannot be fixed, your vehicle may be considered a “lemon.”

Under the California Lemon Law, a lemon is a vehicle with recurring problems that, despite authorized repair facilities being given a reasonable number of repair attempts, cannot be remedied. These problems must negatively impact the use, safety or value of your vehicle.

Many owners and lessees of Volkswagen Golf vehicles report problems that do just that. Learn more about common problems that 2015–2019 Volkswagen Golf owners and lessees report in their vehicles. If one of these problems repeatedly appear in your Volkswagen Golf, you may need to talk to a lemon law attorney about your case.

Brake Systems

Volkswagen Golf vehicles come with Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB) systems that can malfunction and cause random braking.

The AEB systems are designed to detect obstacles and, unless the driver responds in time, trigger the brakes.

However, these systems pick up false alarms and randomly brake in unsafe situations.

This braking problem alone may be enough to get a vehicle labeled a “lemon.”

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Engine Problems

The illumination of your Check Engine Light is just one of many indicators of a faulty engine in your Volkswagen Golf.

Golf owners and lessees have reported that their engines hesitate, stall, jerk and misfire. Some of these problems may be caused by excessive oil consumption or other vehicle defects. Whatever the cause of these problems may be, they should not be overlooked.

Fuel System Problems

Some Volkswagen Golf vehicles have faulty fuel systems that are an ongoing headache for their drivers.

Volkswagen Golf owners and lessees have reported fuel odors, fuel leaks, and vehicle shaking while driving. These problems may point to malfunctioning fuel system parts, such as pumps, sensors and injectors. If fuel system problems repeatedly appear in your vehicle, it just may be a lemon.

Electrical Systems

Volkswagen Golf owners have reported a loss of control of components connected to the electrical systems, which may scare drivers and make their vehicles unsafe to drive.

For example, some drivers have reported that they lost control of the steering wheels’ buttons. Meanwhile, others’ reported loss of control of windows, car horns, data and other electrical systems. If electrical systems in your Volkswagen Golf have gone haywire, it may be time to talk to a lemon law attorney about your situation.

Contact a California Lemon Law Attorney

If problems persist in your Volkswagen Golf despite multiple repair attempts, your vehicle may be a lemon.

Owners and lessees of “lemons” or defective vehicles are entitled to cash compensation, a vehicle replacement or a lemon law buyback. Knight Law Group has helped thousands of lemon owners and lessees obtain these rewards under the California Lemon Law with a success rate in excess of 99%.

Don’t go through the lemon law process alone. Our experienced lemon law attorneys can provide legal representation at no up-front cost to you. If you want to learn more about the California Lemon Law or have specific questions about your case, fill out our contact form or call us for a free consultation at 877-222-2222.