Golf 8 issues

Golf8Daily

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I have a Golf 8 since December 2020. I would strongly recommend no one to buy this car.

The software is a joke and there is an endless list of issues with this car.

I even started a youtube channel about it, cause there is an error in about 95% of the drives.

Starting from today, I'll speak english....

If you are considering getting this car, go to youtube and search for "Golf8Daily" (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCevVYIPRH4HEbgB8cUDFWjA)
 

KTM

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OK, so you have a Fri car, or whatever VW call it, Freitag I suppose. Every manufacturer produces one from time to time, and it is instructional for all us prospective buyers to be aware. But really why don't you foist your grumbles on the Dealer, he's the only one I can think of that can resolve your issues. I don't know the whole history here, but it sounds as if you should have perhaps rejected the car ?

Mike
 

Crasher

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The Golf 8 and its software is a major issue and VW acknowledged as such at launch and instructed their dealers to warn customers to be patient whilst updates were rolled out... the only trouble is VW UK dealers have said nothing to customers and will deny any issues if you ask, "no sir/madam, never heard of that one". There is no point rejecting the car for another one as it will be no better for the foreseeable future, VW dropped the ball trying to recover from Diesel gate and playing catch up with Musk and his, his, things... Diesel didn't break VAG but electric cars, when they fail to catch on, will kill many companies who have invested too much in them.
 

Tight Git

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Hi Golf8Daily,

Sorry to hear of your disappointment with the Golf 8.

I hope this doesn't come across as gloating, but when I hear of issues like yours, it confirms to me my theory that it's best to buy the last car off the production line rather than the first!

I've got one of the last Golf 7.5's and, whilst not completely faultless, I'm 99% happy with it.

So, what to do with your problem?

I'd certainly go back to the Dealer and kick up a fuss, although I appreciate what Crasher is saying and he's in the know.

How about a complaint to Trading Standards, along the lines of not fit for purpose?

If enough people do it, maybe VW will take notice?
 

Crasher

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If enough people do it, maybe VW will take notice?

They are painfully aware of the issue, VW in Germany admitted even before the first car was built for a customer that they had huge software issues and dealers were told to warn customers with they did of course! The problem with complaining is that there is little they can do except wait for the software engineers to sort out the problems.

I agree about being an early adopter though, never a good idea but it is something we all have to learn by painful experience.
 

davidheward

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Hi All, I did have problems at first with my Golf 8 however after having a new steering wheel and seat sensor most of my problems seem fixed,only thing left is the phone paring which for some reason has to be done each time I enter the car (I think this could maybe be corrected with a possible software update).
taking into account the mentioned phone problem I am really pleased with my purchase and think all in all the mk8 is better than my previous mk7 and I think things can only get better in time with software updates, My Golf is a 2ltr 150bhp TDI Style reg date January 2021 (build date November 2020).
PS - The new 2ltr TDI engine is so much better than the 1.6ltr which was in my Golf 7 on average in town travel I get about 60mpg, can't wait to see what I get on a long run.
 
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