2015-2016 Volkswagen Golf Air-Conditioning Issue



The problem: Air conditioning either does not cool, or the compressor makes a grinding or groaning noise as it does cool. Either symptom is intermittent. This may be due to a faulty air-conditioning compressor regulator valve.

Vehicles affected by service bulletin:

  • 2015 Volkswagen Golf
  • 2016 Volkswagen Golf
  • 2015 Volkswagen Golf GTI
  • 2016 Volkswagen Golf GTI
  • 2015 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen
  • 2016 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen

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Corrective action: Dealers will replace either the air-conditioning refrigerant regulator valve in the compressor or the air-conditioning compressor.

Warranty info: This service is being performed free of charge under Volkswagen’s new-car or extended warranty, whichever applies.

What owners should do: Call your local dealer with your vehicle’s identification number to determine if it’s involved in this service bulletin. You can also call Volkswagen at 800-822-8987 or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration at 888-327-4236. Reference TSB No. 8716-09.

Need to find a dealer for service? Go to Service & Repair to find a local dealer.

Editor’s note: This is only one of dozens of service bulletins issued each month by automakers. Please check your automaker’s website to see if your vehicle has any service bulletins pending.

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