2005 Volkswagen Golf Complaints

ODINumber 10871100
Manufacturer Volkswagen group of america, inc.
Crash Yes
Fire No
NumberOfInjured
NumberOfDeaths
DateofIncident /date(1464062400000-0400)/
DateComplaintFiled /date(1464304906000-0400)/
VIN 9bwgl61j554
Component Air bags
Takata recall - i was in accident on 5/24/16 and the front of my car was all damaged but the airbag did not inflate causing me to hit the steering wheel
ProductType Vehicle

ODINumber 10120956
Manufacturer Volkswagen group of america, inc.
Crash No
Fire No
NumberOfInjured
NumberOfDeaths
DateofIncident /date(1116043200000-0400)/
DateComplaintFiled /date(1116204050000-0400)/
VIN 9bwgr61j454
Component Power train:clutch assembly
Vehicle is exhibiting signs of premature clutch failure. Dual mass flywheel (dmf) clutch will need replacement within one month.
ProductType Vehicle

ODINumber 10132001
Manufacturer Volkswagen group of america, inc.
Crash No
Fire No
NumberOfInjured
NumberOfDeaths
DateofIncident /date(1114920000000-0400)/
DateComplaintFiled /date(1123473600000-0400)/
VIN 9bwgr61jx54
Component Engine and engine cooling:engine:other fuel types:turbo/supercharger | fuel system, other
Dt: consumer owned a 2005 volkswagen golf with turbo diesel injection. She bought vehicle with 75 miles on it. While driving on and passing a big truck which was merging into consumer's vehicle lane she tried to accelerate but vehicle lost power and fell back. Truck veered into the lane and consumers vehicle was forced into the median until truck noticed consumer's vehicle, got over, and let her back in the lane. The engine light came on, consumer called dealer the next morning and dealer came and picked up vehicle. Dealer notified consumer that vehicle was fixed. Consumer picked up vehicle. When she got into vehicle and turned key on she saw that engine light was still on. When getting back on highway consumer tried to accelerate and vehicle had no power. When consumer arrived at husband's job to pick him up she received a message from the dealer telling her that the turbo was out, and vehicle was not drivable . Turbo part would be in on friday. She returned vehicle to dealer, and they gave her a loaner vehicle. Dealer replaced turbo. Since then the vehicle had been back to the dealer 4 times for different fuel related problems.*ak
ProductType Vehicle

ODINumber 10147717
Manufacturer Volkswagen group of america, inc.
Crash No
Fire No
NumberOfInjured
NumberOfDeaths
DateofIncident /date(1136782800000-0500)/
DateComplaintFiled /date(1137128400000-0500)/
VIN 9bw6r615454
Component Fuel system, other:storage:fuel gauge system
Dt*: the contact stated the fuel gauge indicator on the dashboard broke and was repaired by the dealership. The malfunction indicator lamp illuminated twice. The dealership reset the lamp the first time; however the vehicle has not been taken in for service this time. *nm
ProductType Vehicle

ODINumber 10207450
Manufacturer Volkswagen group of america, inc.
Crash No
Fire No
NumberOfInjured
NumberOfDeaths
DateofIncident /date(1112331600000-0500)/
DateComplaintFiled /date(1193716800000-0400)/
VIN 9bwgr61j254
Component Air bags | electrical system | structure
Sunroof drains clog causing backup of water to settle on floors ruining carpet, causing mold. Water gets into door frames causing buckling of doors during winter months. Water damage also caused an electrical wiring short which caused an airbag failure as well as ruined two batteries. I have not used or opened the sunroof since for fear of more problems. I was informed that the cost to replace the carpeting again would be charged to me if the car had another water problem again due to the clogged drains. *tr
ProductType Vehicle

ODINumber 10206287
Manufacturer Volkswagen group of america, inc.
Crash No
Fire No
NumberOfInjured
NumberOfDeaths
DateofIncident /date(1192248000000-0400)/
DateComplaintFiled /date(1192803945000-0400)/
VIN 9bwgr61j654
Component Engine and engine cooling:engine:other fuel types:turbo/supercharger
Turbocharger on 2005 vw golf failed twice (5000 mi and 95000 mi). First blade failed (covered by warranty), second shaft broke in half ($1,800 out of pocket). I bought car because it was supposed to be relaaible and supposed reputation of the diesel engine. I don't think two failures of $1,800item in 2.5 yrs is acceptable.
ProductType Vehicle

ODINumber 10263137
Manufacturer Volkswagen group of america, inc.
Crash No
Fire No
NumberOfInjured
NumberOfDeaths
DateofIncident /date(1237953600000-0400)/
DateComplaintFiled /date(1238040000000-0400)/
VIN 9bwgl61j654
Component Air bags
2005 vw golf gls. 77,661 miles. Warranty only covers 50,000. Could not afford $3,300 for extended warranty. No repairs until now. Passenger seat infrequently used. "check engine" light came on. A few minutes later "check engine" light went out and the "airbag indicator" light came on. Dealership charged me $99.50 for diagnostic test. Result:wiring chassis to passenger side had very high resistance reading and replacement was required for the chassis and airbag (650.00). Needed car inspection this month. Dealership stated that the error may be untrue. They erased the error and stated that if the indicator did not reappear, then there was not a problem. If it did, then the repair was mandatory to pass state inspection and provide acceptable safety for passenger. Driving home from dealership light did not appear so i had state inspection. Passed state inspection. Called dealership and vw and asked for reimbursement since this was a faulty error. Dealership and vw customer care would not refund the diagnostic cost or acknowledge that there may be an issue with the airbag system. Now i am wondering if the error is legitimate and also if my airbag system has an error. If i am in an accident, will i have a problem with my airbags deploying properly or at all? *tr
ProductType Vehicle

ODINumber 10281644
Manufacturer Volkswagen group of america, inc.
Crash No
Fire No
NumberOfInjured
NumberOfDeaths
DateofIncident /date(1251086400000-0400)/
DateComplaintFiled /date(1251172800000-0400)/
VIN 9bwgr61j554
Component Power train:manual transmission
My vehicle has 55,000 miles and the dual mass flywheel is failing and is covered under warranty but other vehicles out of warranty may not be covered. If this were to completely fail the clutch could lock up at any time. And cause an accident. *tr
ProductType Vehicle

ODINumber 10280491
Manufacturer Volkswagen group of america, inc.
Crash No
Fire No
NumberOfInjured
NumberOfDeaths
DateofIncident /date(1250222400000-0400)/
DateComplaintFiled /date(1250308800000-0400)/
VIN 9bwgr61j554
Component Air bags
The airbag light has turned on for the second time, redering the airbags useless. I have had the airbags replaced once within the last year and a half because of the same issue. I was never in an accident and i never hit anything to cause the sensor to trigger. This seems to be a faulty part that has problems with reliability now and the bags do not deploy when they are needed. The first time this happened, the car was still under warranty. The car is now 3 months or 4,000 miles out of warranty. I am to get into an accident the bags will not deploy now. I have done nothing outside the realm of normal driving. When the parts were replaced the first time, the dealership kept the old parts. I have not taken this one in yet as i cannot afford to pay for the cost of this very expensive repair at this time. *tr
ProductType Vehicle

ODINumber 10286759
Manufacturer Volkswagen group of america, inc.
Crash No
Fire No
NumberOfInjured
NumberOfDeaths
DateofIncident /date(1254110400000-0400)/
DateComplaintFiled /date(1254974400000-0400)/
VIN 9bwfl61j354
Component Suspension:front
Car was driven on a highway, approx 60 mph when a clunk was heard from the front suspension and sound of metal falling on the road. Car immediately started shaking and pulling strongly to the right. When the vehicle was raised up and examined it was found that the right front suspension spring has broken and couple of coils have fallen off. Car in question is 2005 vw golf, 55000 miles. Vw of america was contacted and they have denied any help claiming vehicle is out of warranty. Is not this a safety issue? *tr
ProductType Vehicle

ODINumber 10295427
Manufacturer Volkswagen group of america, inc.
Crash No
Fire No
NumberOfInjured
NumberOfDeaths
DateofIncident /date(1240459200000-0400)/
DateComplaintFiled /date(1260594000000-0500)/
VIN 9bwgl61j154
Component Exterior lighting | interior lighting
Volkswagen 2005 golf: both front exterior lights, day time and night time went out. The fuse was good and the light bulbs were out. Apparently, the wiring had a malfunction which also caused the interior light on the climate controls to go off. The fuse was good as well. Another malfunction from thevw company. lastly, driver side front window went down while driving to work 25 mph. I did not touch the window nor tried to open or close it, it went done completely and it is inside the door...it won't go up nor down. It is not broken either. It is very dangerous to drive with no window in the winter. Snow, hail. Rain can happen while the window went down while driving. It's very unpleasant to have wind and cold of 3 degrees below zero hit your face and go in the car to the other passengers. The hail, rain or snow can that can get in the car can cause further damage inside the car. *tr
ProductType Vehicle

ODINumber 10331180
Manufacturer Volkswagen group of america, inc.
Crash No
Fire No
NumberOfInjured
NumberOfDeaths
DateofIncident /date(1273636800000-0400)/
DateComplaintFiled /date(1274241600000-0400)/
VIN 9bwgr61j354
Component Fuel system, diesel | fuel system, diesel:storage:tank assembly
The vehicle is maintained according to manufacturer guidelines and by certified mechanics at volkswagen dealer service center. less than a week after the last maintenance, fuel tank exploded while driving. Bottom of the car is damaged right under rear passenger seats. based on initial report from dealer service department, due to internal pressure build-up there was no fire (the car is diesel). updated 06/23/10.*jb *tr
ProductType Vehicle

ODINumber 10334170
Manufacturer Volkswagen group of america, inc.
Crash No
Fire No
NumberOfInjured
NumberOfDeaths
DateofIncident /date(1274328000000-0400)/
DateComplaintFiled /date(1275364800000-0400)/
VIN 9bwgr61jx54
Component Electrical system | exterior lighting:turn signal
The turn signal clicker continues clicking after the signal has been de-activated. This defect leads to people not using the signal as they do not want to risk listening to the annoying clicking that sometimes goes on for hours. *tr
ProductType Vehicle

ODINumber 10384354
Manufacturer Volkswagen group of america, inc.
Crash No
Fire No
NumberOfInjured
NumberOfDeaths
DateofIncident /date(1294894800000-0500)/
DateComplaintFiled /date(1298523600000-0500)/
VIN 9bwgr61j554
Component Air bags
Multiple airbag failures 01218 - side airbag igniter; passenger side (n200) 001 - upper limit exceeded - intermittent - mil on 01217 - side airbag igniter; driver side (n199) 001 - upper limit exceeded - intermittent - mil on the dtc's seem to be generated during cold weather periods when the seats are moved. This happens at least 1 - 2 times per year. Vehicle has never been moving when these codes were generated. dealer has completed the tsb for the drivers side airbag wiring, but the problem is still occurring. Passenger seat does not have a tsb for the airbag wiring. Dealer requires that the code be cleared at the dealership for $100 per incident. Problematic airbags are disabled until the fault code is cleared from the system. Both codes have appeared multiple times, at least 4, on this same vehicle and this problem is also found on multiple vw models. *tr
ProductType Vehicle

ODINumber 10434032
Manufacturer Volkswagen group of america, inc.
Crash No
Fire No
NumberOfInjured
NumberOfDeaths
DateofIncident /date(1320206400000-0400)/
DateComplaintFiled /date(1320206400000-0400)/
Component Fuel system, gasoline
When exiting the freeway, the fuel lift pump died and the car stalled on the exit ramp at 55 mph. I lost control of power brakes and power steering but was able to coast off the ramp to the stop light at the end of the ramp. *tr
ProductType Vehicle

ODINumber 11229158
Manufacturer Volkswagen group of america, inc.
Crash No
Fire No
NumberOfInjured
NumberOfDeaths
DateofIncident /date(1555300800000-0400)/
DateComplaintFiled /date(1562126400000-0400)/
VIN 9bwgl61j254
Component Engine | fuel/propulsion system | unknown or other
When driving the car it was running fine and then all of a sudden died on me and would restart then died again before i could move it out of the way. Now when i start it, it dies immediately.
ProductType Vehicle

ODINumber 11315583
Manufacturer Volkswagen group of america, inc.
Crash No
Fire No
NumberOfInjured
NumberOfDeaths
DateofIncident /date(1583125200000-0500)/
DateComplaintFiled /date(1583170455000-0500)/
VIN 9bwgl61j854
Component Seat belts
I got in the car this morning to head to work, i reached back to pull the seat belt forward and around my lap. Next thing i knew the belt was fully extended and would not retract at all. I had no tension left in the seat belt and it hung over me completely extended. Now i am driving with this completely loose seat belt around me, and no protection if i am in an accident.
ProductType Vehicle

ODINumber 10957137
Manufacturer Volkswagen group of america, inc.
Crash No
Fire No
NumberOfInjured
NumberOfDeaths
DateofIncident /date(1487394000000-0500)/
DateComplaintFiled /date(1488163089000-0500)/
VIN 9bwgl61j054
Component Air bags
I move my passenger seat back and for no reason the airbag came on, it would not reset.
ProductType Vehicle

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