Tag: VW Golf R

Five 2016 VW Golf R Models Have Faulty Windshield Wipers And Need A Fix

An issue with the front windshield wipers of the 2016 Golf R has prompted Volkswagen to issue a recall of the hot hatch. Fortunately for the automaker, the issue isn’t widespread. A recall notice reveals that incorrect windshield wiper software may have been installed when the Golf R was being produced. This software issue means […]

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More Audi And VW Models Hit By Rear-View Camera Issues

A host of Volkswagen and Audi models are being recalled in the United States because of a problem with the rear-view camera. A recall notice reveals that after drivers shift into reverse on affected cars, or manually activate the parking function, the rear-view camera image may not be displayed on the infotainment system. As such, […]

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NHTSA Forces Recall On Nearly 225,000 Cars Over Glitch That VW Calls “Inconsequential”

The VW Group of America may be frustrated that it is being required to start a recall campaign on 224,704 vehicles over an issue that it argued was “inconsequential.” The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) disagrees, however, and is making it fix vehicles it made between 2018 and 2019. The wide-ranging recall is being […]

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VW Goes To 2022 SEMA With Basecamp SUVs, GTI, ID.4s, And A Forgotten WRC Concept

Volkswagen announced its lineup for SEMA 2022 in Las Vegas, including two adventurous “Basecamp” concepts based on the Atlas and the Taos SUVs, a trio of ID.4s, a special Golf GTI filled with Oettinger accessories, a one-off Jetta GLI Performance, a unique Golf A59 prototype designed for the WRC, and the new Golf R that […]

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VW Golf R Hurricane Tuned By Apprentices Has Custom Livery, Wide Fenders, And 519 Hp

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Mysterious VW Golf R Spotted With Canards, Is A High-Performance Variant In The Works?

The Volkswagen Golf R is the definitive hot hatch, but it appears the company could be working on an even more extreme variant. Little is known about the model, but spy photographers recently snapped a mysterious prototype apparently based on the Golf R 20th Anniversary Edition. While there isn’t much to see, the prototype is […]

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VW Golf R Spiced Up With Subtle Bodykit And Forged Wheels By Oettinger

German tuner Oettinger presented a series of visual upgrades for the VW Golf R, right on time for the 20th anniversary of the hot hatch. The new kit for the fastest and most powerful Golf follows Oettinger’s offerings for the regular Golf MK8 and the GTI variant. The VW Golf R already sports model-specific bumpers […]

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