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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 San Jose California

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2011 Volkswagen GTI

$19,988

2011 VOLKSWAGEN GTI

  • Bodystyle: Hatchback
  • Mileage: 17839 Miles
  • Ext Color: Black
  • Int Color: N/A
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Hayward, CA
  • MPG: 24 City / 33 Hwy

2012 Volkswagen GTI

$21,700
Price Reduced

2012 VOLKSWAGEN GTI

  • Bodystyle: Hatchback
  • Mileage: 33154 Miles
  • Ext Color: White
  • Int Color: Black
  • Trans: Manual
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: San Jose, CA
  • MPG: 21 City / 31 Hwy

2012 Volkswagen GTI

$20,482
Price Reduced

2012 VOLKSWAGEN GTI

  • Bodystyle: Hatchback
  • Mileage: 40195 Miles
  • Ext Color: Black
  • Int Color: Black
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Palo Alto, CA
  • MPG: 24 City / 33 Hwy

2013 Volkswagen GTI

$24,332
Price Reduced

2013 VOLKSWAGEN GTI

  • Bodystyle: Hatchback
  • Mileage: 8535 Miles
  • Ext Color: Gray
  • Int Color: Black
  • Trans: Manual
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Corte Madera, CA
  • MPG: 21 City / 31 Hwy

2008 Volkswagen GTI

$17,998

2008 VOLKSWAGEN GTI

  • Bodystyle: Hatchback
  • Mileage: 42313 Miles
  • Ext Color: Gray
  • Int Color: N/A
  • Trans: Manual
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Dublin, CA
  • MPG: 20 City / 29 Hwy

2012 Volkswagen GTI

$20,995

2012 VOLKSWAGEN GTI

  • Bodystyle: Hatchback
  • Mileage: 36395 Miles
  • Ext Color: Gray
  • Int Color: Gray
  • Trans: Manual
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Newark, CA
  • MPG: 21 City / 31 Hwy

2011 Volkswagen GTI

$19,500
Price Reduced

2011 VOLKSWAGEN GTI

  • Bodystyle: Hatchback
  • Mileage: 33443 Miles
  • Ext Color: Gray
  • Int Color: Black
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: San Rafael, CA
  • MPG: 24 City / 33 Hwy

2011 Volkswagen GTI

$18,981
Price Reduced

2011 VOLKSWAGEN GTI

  • Bodystyle: Hatchback
  • Mileage: 64369 Miles
  • Ext Color: Black
  • Int Color: Gray
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: San Jose, CA
  • MPG: 24 City / 33 Hwy

2012 Volkswagen GTI Autobahn

$21,000

2012 VOLKSWAGEN GTI AUTOBAHN

  • Bodystyle: Hatchback
  • Mileage: 20519 Miles
  • Ext Color: Black
  • Int Color: Black
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: San Leandro, CA
  • MPG: 24 City / 33 Hwy

2008 Volkswagen GTI

$15,998

2008 VOLKSWAGEN GTI

  • Bodystyle: Hatchback
  • Mileage: 72910 Miles
  • Ext Color: White
  • Int Color: N/A
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Hayward, CA
  • MPG: 22 City / 29 Hwy

2013 Volkswagen GTI Wolfsburg Edition

$24,226
Price Reduced

2013 VOLKSWAGEN GTI WOLFSBURG EDITION

  • Bodystyle: Hatchback
  • Mileage: 6063 Miles
  • Ext Color: White
  • Int Color: N/A
  • Trans: Manual
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Fairfield, CA
  • MPG: 21 City / 31 Hwy

2010 Volkswagen GTI

$19,888

2010 VOLKSWAGEN GTI

  • Bodystyle: Hatchback
  • Mileage: 31963 Miles
  • Ext Color: White
  • Int Color: Black
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: San Jose, CA
  • MPG: 24 City / 32 Hwy

2011 Volkswagen GTI

$21,988

2011 VOLKSWAGEN GTI

  • Bodystyle: Hatchback
  • Mileage: 50491 Miles
  • Ext Color: Gray
  • Int Color: N/A
  • Trans: Manual
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Hayward, CA
  • MPG: 21 City / 31 Hwy

2007 Volkswagen GTI

$12,995

2007 VOLKSWAGEN GTI

  • Bodystyle: Hatchback
  • Mileage: 96761 Miles
  • Ext Color: Red
  • Int Color: Black
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Newark, CA
  • MPG: 22 City / 29 Hwy

2009 Volkswagen GTI

$19,988

2009 VOLKSWAGEN GTI

  • Bodystyle: Hatchback
  • Mileage: 88709 Miles
  • Ext Color: White
  • Int Color: N/A
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Hayward, CA
  • MPG: 22 City / 29 Hwy
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