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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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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VW Golf R 20th Anniversary Special Edition Revealed For North America But Don’t Expect More Power

Volkswagen announced the new 20th Anniversary Edition of the beloved Golf R for North America. The model will be limited to “about 1,800 units” and will feature special design touches. What it won’t feature, however, is the Golf R 20 Years Edition’s pumped-up powertrain. Unlike the anniversary edition model being offered to European customers, which […]

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2023 Golf R ’20 Years’ Becomes Fastest R-Branded VW Ever To Lap The Nurburgring

Volkswagen today announced that professional driver Benny Leuchter managed to clock a time of 7:47.31 around the fearsome Nürburgring-Nordschleife behind the wheel of the Golf R “20 Years.” That time makes the limited edition model the fastest R-branded VW ever to tackle the track. Curiously, that doesn’t actually make it the fastest Golf to ever […]

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VW Recalls The 2022 Golf R And GTI Because Their Sunroof Button Is Too Sensitive

It’s unlikely to surprise any of the enthusiasts who prefer a good old-fashioned button, but Volkswagen has gotten into trouble because of its touch-capacitive buttons. One, in particular, is leading to the recall of 2,238 Golfs. The cars, 2022 Golf R and GTI models, have a touch-capacitive button to operate the sunroof (among other things). […]

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The GR Supra Is One Of Only 16 Cars For 2023 With More Than 300 HP And A Manual Trans Option

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