Mk7 High Mileage Thread

Boosted_TDI_4_Life

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Ohio, USA
TDI
'15 Golf TDI S
I forgot to mention that the thin aluminum trim around the shifter boot came up and cut my hand when I was pulling something out of my little compartment below the a/c controls. (Not sure the mileage, but I think it was around 60k) I contacted VW Customer Care and they approved to pay for my replacement trim. Also I had the hand brake button fly off (plastic clip holding it in broke) around 75k miles. I have yet to get that fixed. (Which is a pain to set now and I don’t really feel like paying that much for the entire assembly for something that is a common problem) heh
 

GolfSW98

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Texas
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2015 GSW TDI
I forgot to mention that the thin aluminum trim around the shifter boot came up and cut my hand when I was pulling something out of my little compartment below the a/c controls. (Not sure the mileage, but I think it was around 60k) I contacted VW Customer Care and they approved to pay for my replacement trim. Also I had the hand brake button fly off (plastic clip holding it in broke) around 75k miles. I have yet to get that fixed. (Which is a pain to set now and I don’t really feel like paying that much for the entire assembly for something that is a common problem) heh
I had a similar issue but I repainted it with plastidip, I wonder if they would still replace it. Might be worth a call.
 

Boosted_TDI_4_Life

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Ohio, USA
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'15 Golf TDI S
I had a similar issue but I repainted it with plastidip, I wonder if they would still replace it. Might be worth a call.
They told me that they were aware of this issue, but there hadn't been a recall for it. I'm sure if you still have a warranty they would most likely work with you. Although, I hadn't done anything to mine except peel off the part that cut me... Also since it did cut me, I think they took my claim a bit more seriously than they would in your case. Who knows.. Can't hurt to try.
 

cascade7997

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Sep 8, 2008
Location
Pickens, SC
TDI
2005 Golf TDI sold, 2015 Golf SE TDI 6MT
181k on my 2015 Golf SE
Just returned to SC from a trip to NM and CO
No problems, timing belt at 120k per schedule, just other routine maintenance per the manual
Howard Garner
 

wrander1

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Dec 16, 2012
Location
chandler
TDI
jetta 2013
i just bought one in phoenix with 220,000 miles. it will not start due to hyrdolock. I am looking to swap out some guts (motor and turbo) and get it running soon.
 

cascade7997

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Joined
Sep 8, 2008
Location
Pickens, SC
TDI
2005 Golf TDI sold, 2015 Golf SE TDI 6MT
185564 miles as of today.
Picked it up at the dealer 10/8/2014
No major issues. Warranty items, AdBlue sensor, AdBlue leak at engine
LED DRL on left is out, cause unknown, too expensive ($1300) to replace.
Timing belt, etc at scheduled 120K, rest is just standard maintenance.
Will drive it until it drops
 
Joined
Sep 22, 2021
Location
Central Wisconsin
TDI
2015 GSW
I just bought a Black 2015 GSW SEL with 128K about 3 weeks ago in Tennessee. Right now the car has an occasional CEL and left DRL is out. Dealer is sending me a driver for the DRL as this happened before I picked it up.

The DSG transmission can be a bit jerky at times when going low speeds and shifting through 1st, 2nd, and 3rd gears. Hopefully whatever powertrain issues this car has will poke their ugly heads out before 165K as this car came with an extended warranty. Other than that the only other issues I have are minor, mainly the front door speakers buzzing/rattling and the driver's side headlight bulb being loose and out of focus.

Also, interestingly, the previous owner had a TDIClub Forum license plate frame installed. I wonder if they're still around...
 

Nutty 5.0

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Aug 22, 2014
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SE PA
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15 GSW SEL TDI 6MT
I'm at 113,800 as of today. Zero issues. Just maintenance and tires. Still on original pads on both axles. New VW battery put in last year for preventative reasons but was ok.
 

PHOTOGUY1000

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Apr 9, 2012
Location
Canyon Lake, CA
TDI
2015 Golf S, SE & SEL
We have three 2015 golfs an S, SE & SEL. The SE we bought new & it has 140K on it... other two are 60K & 70K. on the SE Normal maintenance timing belt job at 120K... pump was not in the best of shape will not wait until 120k on the next cars... pads, rotors, struts, shocks. Only repeated issue with all three is the AdBlue system had various parts of it changed on all the cars some more than once all under warranty. Love these cars will drive them as long as they run.
 

shortydog

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Feb 12, 2015
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Edinburg, TX
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2015 Golf TDI
I'm at 119k miles. Got the Golf with 35k as a CPO. At 50k the water pump gave out under warranty. Just had the timing belt and water pump service done at 118k. Driver side wheel bearing started humming loudly and was replaced. Passenger side wheel bearing replaced as preventive maintenance. Wheel bearings were replaced at the same time as the TB and WP service.
 

Georges2015

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Mar 10, 2018
Location
Chicago, Illinois
TDI
2015 Golf
185564 miles as of today.
Picked it up at the dealer 10/8/2014
No major issues. Warranty items, AdBlue sensor, AdBlue leak at engine
LED DRL on left is out, cause unknown, too expensive ($1300) to replace.
Timing belt, etc at scheduled 120K, rest is just standard maintenance.
Will drive it until it drops

Had my "U" DRL go out as well. The ballast was the issue. I'll have to dig around and find the one I ordered. Dealer said the same thing about replacing the assembly (think I was quoted 1k?) Bought the ballast on eBay for 50 dollars. No problems since then.

Edit: 4G0907697G was the number I used to search it on ebay

157k on my '15. Had the DRL issue as above, and the master window switch on the drivers door broke, replaced that with a used one for ~8 dollars. Otherwise routine maintenance.




George
 
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HatchbackHater

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Apr 8, 2020
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WI
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2015 Golf Hatch
118,000 miles on my golf 6 speed. Owned since 72k. Clutch is iffy on rare occasions. I've had a Kerma tune on it since 84k putting 325ft/lbs to the wheels so not surprising. Other than that, nothing notable.
 

Kosa

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Oct 5, 2019
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Texas
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2015 Golf TDi S
115k miles on my Golf 6 speed. Its got 32k miles when I bought it a little over 2 years ago. No major problems so far. Injectors, along with a torn lower engine cover, were replaced August last year when it ingested water during a flash flood.
 

TriviaSteve

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central PA
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2003 Jetta GLS Wagon, 550K miles, 2015 Golf Sportwagen TDI S, 100K miles and a 65 beetle
Updated 7.14.21

Unconfirmed highest EA288 - 367,042 Miles ; Post 22 - Dealer was selling car.

300K Club
1. -
2. -
3. -

250K Club
1. -
2. -
3. -


200K Club
1. -
2. -
3. -

150K Club
1. cpinde, Golf, 180,000 (DEF Injector, Engine Harness, DPF Pressure Sensors, Suspension, & Brakes) Post 11
2. - TriviaSteve, GSW, 197,000. Right now having massive issues with the exhaust system and DPF. Replaced EGR, several sensors, fuel economy suffering horribly. down to 31 mpg.
3. -

100K Club
1. nectarguru, Golf, 145,000 (Radiator, Ball Joint,) Post 28
2. Brazos Slim, GSW 139,000 (Struts and HVAC Actuator) Post 6
3. Giest296, GSW, 137,000 (TB, Brake/Rotor) Post 23
4. Freeroamer, Golf, 134,000 (No issues) Post 22
5. Demgxc, Golf 128,5000 (HVAC Actuator @80K) Post 5
6. PedroYUL, GSW 126,000 (No Issues) Post 3
7. greenthumb, GSW 121,000 Post 20
8. sands80, Golf, 120,400 (W/P @ 105K) Post 9
9. RW2016, Jetta, 118,600 Post 21
10. Leicaman, Golf 117,000 (No Issues) Post 4
11. katahdinTDI, GSW, 113,400 (No issues) Post 16
12. nokivasara, Golf, 112,500 (In-tank fuel pump, brakes) Post 8
13.T4RBoarder GSW, 111,000 (WP *88K, CA/Endlinks, Blower Motor) Post 14
14. 15TDICommuter, GSW 100,500 (No Issues) Post 1
15. -



Sub 100K
Adjat84th, Golf, 97,500
tacomafitch, GSW, 86,000
Boosted TDI 4 Life 97,250
 

brazos slim

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TX
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2015 Sportwagen
Ours recently passed the 165k mark. Since the last post, I replaced the brake pads which had over 150k and were still usable.
 

15TDICommuter

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Jan 6, 2019
Location
South Florida
TDI
2015 GSW
For the sake of keeping this thread going, I will hold on updating the list found earlier in the post. I will make a point to update the thread when I find the time.
 

armyschus

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Aug 4, 2005
Location
Bel Air, MD
TDI
2015 Golf S TDI, Blue Silk Metalic, 6M
Have 110,000+ miles in my 2015 Golf TDI. Had to replace a leaking water pump at 103,000 miles and a Tb job at the same time.
 

Midwesthick

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Oct 26, 2011
Location
Denver
TDI
A3, Q5, Golf
95,300 miles on our GSW and nothing but regular maintenance so far. I can make the clutch slip around 2K rpm's between 4-6 but have a Kerma tune and some small mods. Will look at upgrading with some bigger maintenance closer to 100K miles.
 

s_ribs

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Apr 13, 2022
Location
Sheboygan, WI
TDI
2015 Golf S
I have been lurking since I purchased my Golf in 2019... finally joined. :oops:

94k miles on mine. S trim, 6 speed manual.

Issues experience during the 20k miles I have owned it:
  • DEF line was leaking at the injector had to be replaced last year ~89,000 miles. $0, covered by emissions warranty.
  • Wiring connection to the turbo cooler thingy... have to dig out the receipt... earlier this year. Cost me around $300, dealer would not cover it under warranty even though I have a CEL. Did not feel like fighting at the time.
  • HVAC recirculating motor started clicking this past winter. Have not changed it yet as it's been cold, costs almost $200, and it doesn't impact driving.
Only mod to date is the shift mechanism from the Audi S3. Feels like it should've from the factory, definitely not 'short'.
 
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