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Great Overall Car, Pros outweigh the Cons. - While there are some things to dislike about the car overall, for the price (just 25k (base model) new, and can be purchased for 17-22k used), it is r...

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Pricing Trends

The average LemonFree listing price for a Volkswagen GTI in California:

2015 $30,328
2014 $27,168
2013 $26,111
2012 $22,726
2011 $19,674
Safety Ratings
2014 Volkswagen GTI
Rollover 4.0000
Number of Recalls0
Number of Complaints0
Number of Investigations0
2013 Volkswagen GTI
Rollover 4.0000
Number of Recalls0
Number of Complaints1
Number of Investigations0
2012 Volkswagen GTI
Rollover 4.0000
Number of Recalls0
Number of Complaints6
Number of Investigations0
2011 Volkswagen GTI
Rollover 4.0000
Number of Recalls0
Number of Complaints9
Number of Investigations0
2010 Volkswagen GTI
Front Crash Driver Side 4.0000
Front Crash Passenger Side 4.0000
Side Crash Driver Side 5.0000
Side Crash Passenger Side 5.0000
Number of Recalls1
Number of Complaints16
Number of Investigations0
Recall Notice

LemonFree has found some important recall information regarding Volkswagen GTI vehicles

2010 Volkswagen GTI (8/20/2009)  

Campaign Number: 09V333000

Component Name: POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION

Manufacturer: Volkswagen of America, Inc.

Description: VOLKSWAGEN IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2009 AND 2010 PASSENGER CARS MANUFACTURED BETWEEN SEPTEMBER 2008 AND AUGUST 2009. THE WIRING HARNESS OF A TEMPERATURE SENSOR IN THE DIRECT SHIFT GEARBOX (DSG) MAY HAVE CONNECTOR WIRES THAT WERE INSUFFICIENTLY CRIMPED. WITH INSUFFICIENTLY CRIMPED CONNECTOR WIRES, A TEMPERATURE SENSOR HAS THE POTENTIAL TO FALSELY DETECT A HIGH GEARBOX OIL TEMPERATURE, CAUSING THE TRANSMISSION TO ABRUPTLY SHIFT TO NEUTRAL. IF THIS HAPPENS, THE SELECTOR LEVER POSITION INDICATOR WITHIN THE INSTRUMENT PANEL WILL FLASH. IN ADDITION, THE "DEPRESS BRAKE PEDAL" INDICATOR LIGHT WILL BE ILLUMINATED, ALERTING THE DRIVER TO APPLY THE BRAKES.

Defect: THE ABRUPT SHIFT TO NEUTRAL COULD LEAD TO A CRASH WITHOUT WARNING.

Corrective Action: VOLKSWAGEN WILL REPROGRAM THE TRANSMISSION CONTROL MODULE WITH UPDATED SOFTWARE FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL BEGAN ON OCTOBER 20, 2009. OWNERS MAY CONTACT VOLKSWAGEN AT 1-800-822-8987.

2009 Volkswagen GTI (8/20/2009)  

Campaign Number: 09V333000

Component Name: POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION

Manufacturer: Volkswagen of America, Inc.

Description: VOLKSWAGEN IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2009 AND 2010 PASSENGER CARS MANUFACTURED BETWEEN SEPTEMBER 2008 AND AUGUST 2009. THE WIRING HARNESS OF A TEMPERATURE SENSOR IN THE DIRECT SHIFT GEARBOX (DSG) MAY HAVE CONNECTOR WIRES THAT WERE INSUFFICIENTLY CRIMPED. WITH INSUFFICIENTLY CRIMPED CONNECTOR WIRES, A TEMPERATURE SENSOR HAS THE POTENTIAL TO FALSELY DETECT A HIGH GEARBOX OIL TEMPERATURE, CAUSING THE TRANSMISSION TO ABRUPTLY SHIFT TO NEUTRAL. IF THIS HAPPENS, THE SELECTOR LEVER POSITION INDICATOR WITHIN THE INSTRUMENT PANEL WILL FLASH. IN ADDITION, THE "DEPRESS BRAKE PEDAL" INDICATOR LIGHT WILL BE ILLUMINATED, ALERTING THE DRIVER TO APPLY THE BRAKES.

Defect: THE ABRUPT SHIFT TO NEUTRAL COULD LEAD TO A CRASH WITHOUT WARNING.

Corrective Action: VOLKSWAGEN WILL REPROGRAM THE TRANSMISSION CONTROL MODULE WITH UPDATED SOFTWARE FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL BEGAN ON OCTOBER 20, 2009. OWNERS MAY CONTACT VOLKSWAGEN AT 1-800-822-8987.

2008 Volkswagen GTI (9/24/2007)  

Campaign Number: 07V442000

Component Name: EXTERIOR LIGHTING:HEADLIGHTS

Manufacturer: Volkswagen of America, Inc.

Description: CERTAIN VEHICLES FAIL TO COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 108, "LAMPS, REFLECTIVE DEVICES, AND ASSOCIATED EQUIPMENT." SOME VEHICLES MAY NOT HAVE HAD A REQUIRED CAP INSTALLED WHICH DISABLES THE HEADLIGHT HORIZONTAL AIM AND SOME VEHICLES MAY CONTAIN A CAP THAT DISABLES THE VERTICAL AIMING SCREW.

Defect: NONCOMPLIANCE CAN INHIBIT PROPER HEADLAMP AIM ADJUSTMENT FOR ROADWAY ILLUMINATION, IMPROPERLY AIMED HEADLAMPS COULD CAUSE REDUCED ROAD VISIBILITY, INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.

Corrective Action: DEALERS WILL INSPECT FOR THE PRESENCE OF A CAP IN THE SOCKET OF THE LOW BEAM HORIZONTAL AIMING SCREW AND INSTALL ONE IF MISSING, AND INSPECT FOR THE PRESENCE OF A CAP IN THE SOCKET OF THE VERTICAL AIMING SCREW AND IF PRESENT, THE CAP WILL BE REMOVED. THE RECALL WILL BEGIN ON OCTOBER 31, 2007. OWNERS MAY CONTACT VW AT 1-800-822-8987.

2006 Volkswagen GTI (9/24/2007)  

Campaign Number: 07V442000

Component Name: EXTERIOR LIGHTING:HEADLIGHTS

Manufacturer: Volkswagen of America, Inc.

Description: CERTAIN VEHICLES FAIL TO COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 108, "LAMPS, REFLECTIVE DEVICES, AND ASSOCIATED EQUIPMENT." SOME VEHICLES MAY NOT HAVE HAD A REQUIRED CAP INSTALLED WHICH DISABLES THE HEADLIGHT HORIZONTAL AIM AND SOME VEHICLES MAY CONTAIN A CAP THAT DISABLES THE VERTICAL AIMING SCREW.

Defect: NONCOMPLIANCE CAN INHIBIT PROPER HEADLAMP AIM ADJUSTMENT FOR ROADWAY ILLUMINATION, IMPROPERLY AIMED HEADLAMPS COULD CAUSE REDUCED ROAD VISIBILITY, INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.

Corrective Action: DEALERS WILL INSPECT FOR THE PRESENCE OF A CAP IN THE SOCKET OF THE LOW BEAM HORIZONTAL AIMING SCREW AND INSTALL ONE IF MISSING, AND INSPECT FOR THE PRESENCE OF A CAP IN THE SOCKET OF THE VERTICAL AIMING SCREW AND IF PRESENT, THE CAP WILL BE REMOVED. THE RECALL WILL BEGIN ON OCTOBER 31, 2007. OWNERS MAY CONTACT VW AT 1-800-822-8987.

2007 Volkswagen GTI (9/24/2007)  

Campaign Number: 07V442000

Component Name: EXTERIOR LIGHTING:HEADLIGHTS

Manufacturer: Volkswagen of America, Inc.

Description: CERTAIN VEHICLES FAIL TO COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 108, "LAMPS, REFLECTIVE DEVICES, AND ASSOCIATED EQUIPMENT." SOME VEHICLES MAY NOT HAVE HAD A REQUIRED CAP INSTALLED WHICH DISABLES THE HEADLIGHT HORIZONTAL AIM AND SOME VEHICLES MAY CONTAIN A CAP THAT DISABLES THE VERTICAL AIMING SCREW.

Defect: NONCOMPLIANCE CAN INHIBIT PROPER HEADLAMP AIM ADJUSTMENT FOR ROADWAY ILLUMINATION, IMPROPERLY AIMED HEADLAMPS COULD CAUSE REDUCED ROAD VISIBILITY, INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.

Corrective Action: DEALERS WILL INSPECT FOR THE PRESENCE OF A CAP IN THE SOCKET OF THE LOW BEAM HORIZONTAL AIMING SCREW AND INSTALL ONE IF MISSING, AND INSPECT FOR THE PRESENCE OF A CAP IN THE SOCKET OF THE VERTICAL AIMING SCREW AND IF PRESENT, THE CAP WILL BE REMOVED. THE RECALL WILL BEGIN ON OCTOBER 31, 2007. OWNERS MAY CONTACT VW AT 1-800-822-8987.

Used VOLKSWAGEN GTI for sale in El Cajon California

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2012 Volkswagen GTI

$21,399

2012 VOLKSWAGEN GTI

  • Bodystyle: Hatchback
  • Mileage: 14639 Miles
  • Ext Color: Black
  • Int Color: Black
  • Trans: Manual
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: San Juan Capistrano, CA
  • MPG: 21 City / 31 Hwy

2013 Volkswagen GTI

$21,599

2013 VOLKSWAGEN GTI

  • Bodystyle: Hatchback
  • Mileage: 12253 Miles
  • Ext Color: Red
  • Int Color: Gray
  • Trans: Manual
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: San Juan Capistrano, CA
  • MPG: 21 City / 31 Hwy

2013 Volkswagen GTI Wolfsburg Edition

$23,899

2013 VOLKSWAGEN GTI WOLFSBURG EDITION

  • Bodystyle: Hatchback
  • Mileage: 9406 Miles
  • Ext Color: White
  • Int Color: Gray
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: San Juan Capistrano, CA
  • MPG: 24 City / 33 Hwy

2008 Volkswagen GTI

$9,993
Price Reduced

2008 VOLKSWAGEN GTI

  • Bodystyle: Hatchback
  • Mileage: 90340 Miles
  • Ext Color: Gray
  • Int Color: Black
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Cerritos, CA
  • MPG: 22 City / 29 Hwy

2012 Volkswagen GTI Autobahn

$18,995

2012 VOLKSWAGEN GTI AUTOBAHN

  • Bodystyle: Hatchback
  • Mileage: 26527 Miles
  • Ext Color: Black
  • Int Color: Gray
  • Trans: Manual
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Cathedral City, CA
  • MPG: 21 City / 31 Hwy

2013 Volkswagen GTI Autobahn

$31,860

2013 VOLKSWAGEN GTI AUTOBAHN

  • Bodystyle: Hatchback
  • Mileage: 4 Miles
  • Ext Color: Gray
  • Int Color: Gray
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Cathedral City, CA
  • MPG: 24 City / 33 Hwy

2013 Volkswagen GTI Autobahn

$32,125

2013 VOLKSWAGEN GTI AUTOBAHN

  • Bodystyle: Hatchback
  • Mileage: 68 Miles
  • Ext Color: White
  • Int Color: Gray
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Cathedral City, CA
  • MPG: 24 City / 33 Hwy

2010 Volkswagen GTI

$13,991

2010 VOLKSWAGEN GTI

  • Bodystyle: Hatchback
  • Mileage: 104182 Miles
  • Ext Color: Gray
  • Int Color: N/A
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Cerritos, CA
  • MPG: 24 City / 32 Hwy

2013 Volkswagen GTI

$22,000

2013 VOLKSWAGEN GTI

  • Bodystyle: Hatchback
  • Mileage: 21982 Miles
  • Ext Color: Gray
  • Int Color: Gray
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Orange, CA
  • MPG: 24 City / 33 Hwy

2013 Volkswagen GTI

$25,888
Price Reduced

2013 VOLKSWAGEN GTI

  • Bodystyle: Hatchback
  • Mileage: 7106 Miles
  • Ext Color: White
  • Int Color: Gray
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Cerritos, CA
  • MPG: 24 City / 33 Hwy

2010 Volkswagen GTI

$17,898

2010 VOLKSWAGEN GTI

  • Bodystyle: Hatchback
  • Mileage: 65307 Miles
  • Ext Color: White
  • Int Color: Gray
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Cerritos, CA
  • MPG: 24 City / 32 Hwy

2012 Volkswagen GTI Autobahn

$21,995
Price Reduced

2012 VOLKSWAGEN GTI AUTOBAHN

  • Bodystyle: Hatchback
  • Mileage: 34602 Miles
  • Ext Color: Black
  • Int Color: Black
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Foothill Ranch, CA
  • MPG: 24 City / 33 Hwy

2007 Volkswagen GTI

$12,990

2007 VOLKSWAGEN GTI

  • Bodystyle: Hatchback
  • Mileage: 85208 Miles
  • Ext Color: Gray
  • Int Color: Black
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: San Diego, CA
  • MPG: 22 City / 29 Hwy

2008 Volkswagen GTI

$11,995

2008 VOLKSWAGEN GTI

  • Bodystyle: Hatchback
  • Mileage: 97627 Miles
  • Ext Color: Gray
  • Int Color: N/A
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Long Beach, CA
  • MPG: 22 City / 29 Hwy

2013 Volkswagen GTI

$20,890

2013 VOLKSWAGEN GTI

  • Bodystyle: Hatchback
  • Mileage: 30100 Miles
  • Ext Color: Gray
  • Int Color: N/A
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: La Mesa, CA
  • MPG: 24 City / 33 Hwy
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