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2015 Volkswagen Golf Reliability Ratings

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2015 Volkswagen Golf Recalls

There have been 11 safety recalls issued from NHTSA.

STEERING:COLUMN LOCKING:ANTI-THEFT DEVICE Recall Date: 08/21/2019
  • Summary: Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Volkswagen) is recalling certain 2015-2019 GTI, 2015-2016 and 2018-2019 Golf, 2012-2019 Beetle and Beetle Convertible, 2017-2019 Golf SportWagen and 2011-2018 Jetta vehicles equipped with an automatic transmission, manual handbrake and keyless entry. A build-up of silicate on the shift lever micro switch contacts may enable the key to be removed from the ignition when the transmission shift lever is not in "Park."
  • Potential Number of Units Affected: 679027
  • Consequence: Removing the key while the shift lever is in a position other than "Park" increases the risk of an unintended vehicle rollaway that may result in personal injury or a crash.
  • Remedy: Volkswagen will notify owners, and dealers will install an additional switch and circuit board, free of charge. The recall began November 19, 2019. Owners may contact Volkswagen customer service at 1-800-893-5298. Volkswagen's number for this recall is 37M2.
  • Dates of Manufacture: MAR 28, 2014 to JUL 22, 2015
  • Manufacturer Recall Number: 37M2
  • NHTSA Campaign ID: 19V615000
SUSPENSION:REAR:SPRINGS:COIL SPRINGS Recall Date: 03/05/2019
  • Summary: Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Volkswagen) is recalling certain 2017-2019 Golf Sportwagen, 2019 Jetta, 2015-2019 Golf, and 2018-2019 Tiguan vehicles. The rear coil springs may prematurely fracture.
  • Potential Number of Units Affected: 56173
  • Consequence: If a coil spring fractures while driving, it may damage a rear tire causing a loss of vehicle control, increasing the risk of a crash.
  • Remedy: Volkswagen will notify owners, and dealers will replace the rear axle coil springs, free of charge. The recall began April 12, 2019. Owners may contact Volkswagen customer service at 1-800-893-5298. Volkswagen's number for this recall is 42J5.
  • Dates of Manufacture: JAN 13, 2015 to OCT 26, 2018
  • Manufacturer Recall Number: 42J5
  • NHTSA Campaign ID: 19V188000
SUSPENSION:REAR:SPRINGS:COIL SPRINGS Recall Date: 12/18/2018
  • Summary: Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Volkswagen) is recalling certain 2018-2019 Volkswagen Atlas, 2015 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen, and 2019 Volkswagen Jetta vehicles. The rear coil springs may prematurely fracture.
  • Potential Number of Units Affected: 6322
  • Consequence: If a coil spring fractures while driving, it may damage a rear tire causing a loss of vehicle control, increasing the risk of a crash.
  • Remedy: Volkswagen has notified owners, and dealers will replace the rear axle coil springs, free of charge. The recall began January 31, 2019. Owners may contact Volkswagen customer service at 1-800-893-5298. Volkswagen's number for this recall is 42J2/42J3.
  • Dates of Manufacture: FEB 12, 2015 to JUL 05, 2015
  • Manufacturer Recall Number: 42J2/42J3
  • NHTSA Campaign ID: 18V904000
STEERING:COLUMN LOCKING:ANTI-THEFT DEVICE Recall Date: 07/10/2018
  • Summary: Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Volkswagen) is recalling certain 2015-2018 Volkswagen Golf and Golf Sportwagen vehicles. The build of silicate on the shift lever micro switch contacts may enable the key to be removed from the ignition while the vehicle shift lever is not in "Park." As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 114, "Theft Protection and Rollaway Prevention."
  • Potential Number of Units Affected: 33168
  • Consequence: Removing the key while the shift lever is in a position other than "Park" increases the risk of an unintended vehicle rollaway that may result in personal injury or a crash.
  • Remedy: Volkswagen will notify owners, and dealers will install an additional switch and circuit board, free of charge. The recall began March 19, 2019. Owners may contact Volkswagen customer service at 1-800-893-5298. Volkswagen's number for this recall is 37L5.
  • Dates of Manufacture: MAR 27, 2014 to JUL 21, 2017
  • Manufacturer Recall Number: 37L5
  • NHTSA Campaign ID: 18V464000
UNKNOWN OR OTHER Recall Date: 05/15/2018
  • Summary: Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Volkswagen) is recalling certain 2012-2016 Eos, 2012 Passat, 2012-2016 CC, 2015-2016 e-Golf, 2011-2015 Touareg, 2012-2015 and 2017 Tiguan, and 2011-2016 Golf and 2011-2013 GTI vehicles. Modifications made while the vehicles were in an internal evaluation period may cause the affected vehicles to not comply with all of the applicable regulatory requirements.
  • Potential Number of Units Affected: 252
  • Consequence: If the vehicles do not meet all regulatory requirements, there could be an increased risk of a crash, fire, or injury.
  • Remedy: Volkswagen will notify owners, and dealers will repair the vehicles to make them fully compliant or Volkswagen will repurchase them if necessary, free of charge. The recall began November 29, 2018. Owners may contact Volkswagen customer service at 1-800-893-5298.
  • Dates of Manufacture: MAR 01, 2011 to NOV 07, 2014
  • Manufacturer Recall Number: 01C5/01C6
  • NHTSA Campaign ID: 18V329000
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:EXHAUST SYSTEM:EMISSION CONTROL Recall Date: 09/06/2016
  • Summary: Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Volkswagen) is recalling certain model year 2015-2016 Volkswagen Golf, Golf SportWagen, GTI, Audi A3 sedan and A3 Cabriolet vehicles. Due to a problem with the suction pump inside the fuel tank, fuel may flow into the evaporative emissions (EVAP) system.
  • Potential Number of Units Affected: 110042
  • Consequence: As fuel accumulates in the EVAP system, it may leak out through the charcoal canister filter element. A fuel leak in the presence of an ignition source increases the risk of a fire.
  • Remedy: Volkswagen will notify owners, and dealers will replace the suction pump, free of charge. The recall began November 2016. Volkswagen owners may contact Volkswagen customer service at 1-800-893-5298, Audi owners may contact Audi customer service at 1-800-253-2834. Volkswagen's numbers for this recall are 20Y6 and 20Y5.
  • Manufacturer Recall Number: 20Y6/20Y5
  • NHTSA Campaign ID: 16V647000
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:POWER ASSIST:VACUUM Recall Date: 10/25/2015
  • Summary: Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Volkswagen) is recalling certain model year 2015-2016 Jetta, Beetle, Beetle Convertible, Passat, Golf and Golf SportWagen vehicles. In the affected vehicles, the camshaft lobe that drives the brake vacuum pump may shear off, resulting in a loss of brake assist.
  • Potential Number of Units Affected: 91867
  • Consequence: If the camshaft lobe shears off there would be a loss of brake assist, lengthening the distance needed to stop the vehicle and increasing the risk of a crash.
  • Remedy: Volkswagen dealer will update the engine control module (ECM) software. The recall began March 2016. Owners may contact Volkswagen customer service at 1-800-822-8987. Volkswagen's number for this recall is 23R1.
  • Dates of Manufacture: NOV 19, 2014 to JUL 16, 2015
  • Manufacturer Recall Number: 23R1
  • NHTSA Campaign ID: 15V705000
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL:SENSOR/CONTROL MODULE Recall Date: 10/06/2015
  • Summary: Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Volkswagen) is recalling certain model year 2015 Jetta vehicles manufactured September 8, 2014, to November 28, 2014, Golf vehicles manufactured April 2, 2014, to December 3, 2014, and E-Golf vehicles manufactured July 26, 2014, to October 18, 2014. The affected vehicles are equipped a Passenger Occupant Detection System (PODS) that may have been manufactured improperly. As a result, the front passenger seat occupant may be improperly classified or may not be detected.
  • Potential Number of Units Affected: 993
  • Consequence: In the event of a crash, if the front passenger seat occupant is incorrectly classified or non-detected, the passenger frontal air bag may deploy improperly or not at all, increasing the risk of occupant injury.
  • Remedy: Volkswagen will notify owners, and dealers will replace the PODS control module, free of charge. The recall began on November 20, 2015. Owners may contact Volkswagen customer service at 1-800-893-5298. Volkswgen's number for this recall is 69L6.
  • Dates of Manufacture: APR 01, 2014 to DEC 02, 2014
  • Manufacturer Recall Number: 69L6
  • NHTSA Campaign ID: 15V627000
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:DELIVERY:FUEL PUMP Recall Date: 04/16/2015
  • Summary: Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Volkswagen) is recalling certain model year 2015 Volkswagen Golf, and GTI manufactured on February 17, 2014, to May 22, 2014, and Audi A3 manufactured on February 16, 2013, to April 23, 2014. Improper nickel plating of components within the fuel pump may result in the fuel pump failing.
  • Potential Number of Units Affected: 6205
  • Consequence: If the fuel pump fails, the vehicle will not start, or if the engine is running, it will stop and the vehicle will stall, increasing the risk of a crash.
  • Remedy: Volkswagen will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the vehicles and replace any affected fuel pumps, free of charge. The recall began on June 16, 2015. Owners may contact Volkswagen at 1-800-893-5298 or Audi at 1-800-253-2834.
  • Dates of Manufacture: FEB 16, 2014 to MAY 21, 2014
  • Manufacturer Recall Number: Audi: 20V5/VW: 20W5
  • NHTSA Campaign ID: 15V229000
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:FUEL INJECTION SYSTEM:FUEL RAIL Recall Date: 01/22/2015
  • Summary: Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Volkswagen) is recalling certain model year 2014-2015 Jetta vehicles manufactured March 28, 2014, to November 24, 2014, 2014-2015 Passat vehicles manufactured April 7, 2014, to November 18, 2014, 2015 Golf and GTI vehicles manufactured July 1, 2014, to November 20, 2014, and 2014-2015 Beetle and Beetle Convertible vehicles manufactured March 31, 2014, to November 27, 2014. A sealing cap at the fuel rail may fail, allowing fuel to leak into the engine compartment.
  • Potential Number of Units Affected: 44658
  • Consequence: A fuel leak, in the presence of an ignition source, can result in a vehicle fire.
  • Remedy: Volkswagen will notify owners, and dealers will replace the fuel rails with new parts, free of charge. The recall began February 6, 2015. Owners may contact Volkswagen customer service at 1-800-822-8987. Volkswagen's number for this recall is 24BL. Note: This recall expands and supersedes recall 14V-809 (Volkswagen recall number 24Bi) and only affects vehicles not previously repaired under that campaign.
  • Dates of Manufacture: JUN 30, 2014 to NOV 19, 2014
  • Manufacturer Recall Number: 24BL
  • NHTSA Campaign ID: 15V028000
STEERING Recall Date: 07/06/2014
  • Summary: Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Volkswagen) is recalling certain model year 2015 Golf and GTI vehicles manufactured January 27, 2014, to May 12, 2014. In the affected vehicles, the stabilizer link fasteners may come loose and possibly interfere with the steering of the vehicle.
  • Potential Number of Units Affected: 2001
  • Consequence: A loose stabilizer link may interfere with the vehicle's steering, requiring additional effort to control the vehicle, increasing the risk of a crash.
  • Remedy: Volkswagen will notify owners, and dealers will replace the front stabilizer links, free of charge. The recall began in July 2014. Owners may contact Volkswagen customer service at 1-800-822-8987. Volkswagen's number for this recall is 40K9/1W.
  • Dates of Manufacture: JAN 26, 2014 to MAY 11, 2014
  • Manufacturer Recall Number: 40K9/1W
  • NHTSA Campaign ID: 14V412000

2015 Volkswagen Golf Warranty

Volkswagen covers the 2015 Golf with a three-year/36,000-mile new vehicle limited warranty and a five-year/60,000-mile powertrain warranty.

Warranty information last updated: 3/3/20

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