Volkswagen Polo Problems
No car is perfect, but we've gathered everything relating to the Volkswagen Polo reliability here to help you decide if it's a smart buy.
Volkswagen Polo 2016: Why is my car reversing when in drive?
My 2016 Volkswagen Polo will go into reverse when I engage in drive, and will then go into drive when I engage reverse. I have to drive with my foot over the brake pedal and the problem can happen at ...Read more
What is the durability and re-sale value of a used car?
I have the opportunity to buy a 2017 VW Polo Urban+ or a 2019 Renault Clio Zen. They are both the same price, but the Polo has one year left on the warranty compared to the Clio, which has five years ...Read more
Volkswagen Polo 2012: Car won't reverse
My 2012 VW Polo will not go into reverse, but will engage first and jumps into third gear, fifth and seventh. Is this a common problem, and what could be the cause? Read more
Volkswagen Polo 2012: Gearbox failed
I have a 2012 VW Polo 1.6 TDI and the gearbox has failed. I have been advised that the linkages have ceased and require a gearbox rebuild. The car has travelled 94,000 km. Is this a common, or an ...Read more
Volkswagen Polo and Mitsubishi Triton recalled
Volkswagen issues recall for potentially explosive airbag, while Mitsubishi rectifies defective side-steps. Read more
Volkswagen Polo 2014: losing water
My 2014 VW Polo Vivo 1.4 has never bothered me when filling it with water every second day. It used to take sometimes two months without needing any water. Now I fill it every second day. What could ...Read more
Volkswagen Polo 2015: Is it safe to buy?
Is it safe to buy a 2015 VW Polo? Does it suffer from the DSG issue? What model years should I avoid? Read more
Volkswagen Polo 2010: DSG problems
I am looking to buy to a post-2010 VW Polo, but I am concerned about the DSG issue. Is there a year that is mostly issue-free, like the risk is below 10 per cent? Above 20 per cent I definitely ...Read more
Broken gearbox in a 2013 Volkswagen Polo
My VW Polo had done 72,000 km in 2013 when I bought it and it has now done 199,012 km. Last week I had to change my gearbox because it was broken. The clutch plate is still okay but I want to know ...Read more
Turbo replacement on a 2014 Volkswagen Polo
My VW Polo is 3.5 years old and has been serviced every 10,000km. From new it had a whirr in it that sounded like something was off centre. Several trips back to the dealer failed to have it fixed ...Read more
Volkswagen Polo recall for MY18
Volkswagen Australia has announced it is recalling model year 2018 examples of its new Polo light hatch, over an obscure rear seatbelt issue. Read more
Will Volkswagen fix problems if a car that is out of warranty?
We've had some electrical problems with my daughter’s 2014 Volkswagen Polo 81TSI Comfortline 1.2L DSG auto, but l feel something might go wrong with the transmission. Volkswagen told her on a few ...Read more
Why is my 2013 Volkswagen Polo GTi going into limp mode?
I have a 2013 VW Polo GTI and my DSG box has been acting up since last year October. Every time when driving my car for about 10 to 13 km my shifting gear-change from Drive to spanner on the display ...Read more
Could a VW Polo handle rural Victoria?
I live in rural Victoria, about three hours from Melbourne, and I’m looking to buy a 2015 VW Polo 81TSi Comfortline. I want a car that is suitable for country road travel, comfortable and fuel- ...Read more
What's a safe first car?
I am a student looking for my first car. I'm currently undecided between a secondhand 2014 VW Polo 66TSI with 45,000 km at $12,000, a new Mazda 2 or Toyota Yaris with AEB. Safety is my priority, ...Read more
What are the common issues of a VW Polo 81TSI?
Which are some of the more common problems with Volkswagen Polo 81TSI manual hatchback Comfortline 1.2-litre? Are there issues with the timing belt or chain or not enough boot space with seats erect ...Read more
Polo DSG transmission problem?
My 2015 VW Polo GTi DSG has a thud/whack when changing into third gear. I read somewhere that one owner was offered a new gearbox and was exploring financial compensation. I have the same problem and ...Read more
VW keeps leaking coolant
Recently my 2002 VW had some coolant leak issues, which were repaired, but since then I've had to top up the coolant twice in four weeks. Given its age and the possibility of a more serious problem I ...Read more
Used Volkswagen Polo review: 1998-2014
Ewan Kennedy reviews the 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 Volkswagen Polo as a used buy. Read more