hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
69,000 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

The NHTSA is the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints can be spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem. See the Back button — blue bar at the very top of the page — to explore more.

Get notified about new defects, investigations, recalls & lawsuits for the 2012 Volkswagen Eos:

Unsubscribe any time. We don't sell/share your email.

problem #4

Jul 012016


  • 68,000 miles
I bought the vehicle on 02/15/2013 it only have 10,000 miles on it. Then as soon as it hit 68,500 miles and went out of warranty. I had just had it serviced for the last time under warranty on 6/21/2019 at 67,996 miles. The timing chain snapped and bent all the valves. I had to rebuild the engine. Which coasted a fortune. I saw that their were a bunch of class action suites going on against Volkswagen for similar issue but was dealing with a family crisis that ended poorly and went into a state of depression from the death of multiple family members back to back so I never followed up on it. Now my car is at 80,000 miles and seems to be experiencing electrical problems as well as problems with the cd player it progressed and now all disk spaces say error and I cant play cds. When I could get it working it was fine until turning off the car then opening the door I heard noises from the player when starting the car it says error in all the disk spaces and half the time wont even let me load the disk. This is ridiculous. This car is my biggest regret of my life. Its a night mare there have been more issues but these are the biggest and most recent issues.

- Rocky Ridge, MD, USA

problem #3

Dec 292017


  • 69,000 miles
As I was backing out of a parking spot on 12/29/17, not quite 3 months after I bought the car, the clock spring failed, which meant no airbags. Since I knew this was previously an issue, I contacted VW directly since the recall was not coming up at the dealership. They told me that the part had been previously fixed in 2016 under the recall, and even though the part failed again in less than 2 years, it wasn't covered under warranty.

- Columbus, OH, USA

problem #2

Mar 062018


  • 79,000 miles
I took my 2012 VW Eos to them for a clock spring failure which is under a recall. They told me that it did not fall under the recall because they put a dust cover over the clock spring in 2015. I told the that there is no way the mechanic who did the work could guarantee that no debris got into the clock spring during the 3 years prior to the dust cover being installed. I also told them that the feds opened another investigation in Oct 2017 for VW not doing enough to fix the problem with the poorly designed part in 2015. I told the manager at the dealership about this and he said there was nothing he could do. He said that when the dust cover was put on they never got close to the clock spring. I told him that they didn't have to get close to the clock spring because debris had already gotten into the clock spring during the 3 years prior to it being installed which compromised the clock spring leading to the premature failure of the clock spring. I don't know if he understood what I was saying or was just blowing me off.

- Henrico, VA, USA

problem #1

Feb 142018


  • 60,000 miles
The VW safety recall 15V483 - safety recall 69L2 on the clock spring- VW did their "fix" when I took it in 2016, however the steering wheel clock spring went bad (loss of steering control when backing up- also controls steering wheel controls such as cruise control) still- when I contacted VW service they ran my VIN and stated the problem was taken care of under the 2016 recall and it would only be fixed for cost. - obviously it did not take care of it. I took it into a private vendor of german cars who replaced the clock spring - total cost $543.98 I feel that VW needs to expand this recall as they didn't do enough

- Mount Vernon, WA, USA