Volkswagen Jetta owners have reported 244 problems related to automatic transmission (under the power train category). The most recently reported issues are listed below. Also please check out the statistics and reliability analysis of Volkswagen Jetta based on all problems reported for the Jetta.
The contact owns a 2010 Volkswagen Jetta. The contact was traveling 70 mph with the cruise control activated when the transmission lost power. The check engine light illuminated after the failure. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where the dealer confirmed that the transmission needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was not contacted. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and the current mileage was 92,517. Updated 08/07/lj updated 08/07/12.
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2002 Volkswagen Jetta. Consumer writes to express discontent regarding repairs at local dealer
the consumer stated three days after retrieving the vehicle from the dealer, for maintenance work, the vehicle broke down on the highway. The problem was determined to be the alternator. The consumer stated he was involved in a hit-and run accident in which the rear end impact caused damage to the transmission. The consumer stated even though the vehicle was repaired, he continued to experience problems with the transmission. Updated 12/08/11.
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The contact owns a 2005 Volkswagen Jetta. While driving approximately 65 mph, the vehicle stalled without warning. The failure would occur intermittently. The engine would also misfire and the vehicle would jerk and decelerate. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for diagnostics where the technician advised the contact that the b valve, the glow plug and the glow plug harness would have to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired but the failure continued after the repair. The vehicle was taken to a second dealer for diagnostics where the technicians stated that the direct shift gearbox unit would have to be replaced. The contact referenced a recall for the 2009-2010 models under NHTSA campaign id number: 09v333000 (power train:automatic transmission) but was advised by the manufacturer that the recall did not include the 2005 model vehicles. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 118,000. Updated 04/02/lj.
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Tl- the contact owns a 2006 Volkswagen Jetta. While driving at approximately 5 mph the contact noticed a grinding sound. The sound could be heard at different speeds intermittently. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for diagnostics. The technician stated the transmission had to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 30,000. Ds.
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I have a 2010 vw Jetta tdi with dsg automatic transmission. Vehicle has 15k miles on it thus far. When pulling out onto a street from a complete stop there is a definite and hazardous hesitation before the vehicle will move forward. This issue existed since the car was new. Sometimes the hesitation is very short before the car will move, other times it takes the car a moment as if the car has to "think" about what it is supposed to do. When I push the accelerator pedal the car just sits there! the longer hesitations are fairly frequent and are a danger to other vehicles, my family and myself. I don't trust this car to be able to quickly move out of harm's way in an emergency and also don't trust it to pull onto a street in front of any other vehicle no matter how far away the other vehicle is down the road. It's just not safe to do so! vw should be forced to address this problem and provide a fix for this common issue and complaint that can be read about on various vw forums all over the internet. No injuries yet from this issue with my vehicle because I know better than to try to pull out into oncoming traffic.
The dual mass flywheel has failed on my car. If this would have happened at high speed it could cause the transmission and engine to seize thus locking the front wheels and causing loss of control/serious vehicle damage. There is widespread information about this on the internet documenting the failures, some of which have destroyed the vehicles transmission and engine in the process. Volkswagen of America is aware of this problem and hasn't issued a recall . I am forced to replace this part myself since vw will not cover this part despite the fact that they now have an upgraded replacement part as they know the original is defective. Cst to repair at dealership $1600.
Dsg transmission is getting more frequent with the hard shifting/surging both forward and reverse and occurs usually when slowing down and then letting go of the brake upon a green light. Sometimes the car will roll back if on a slight incline when letting go of the brake. Vw dealership says that the dsg is a very "active" transmission and it is normal. I was told this on two separate occasions and going to bring my car in again until the problem is fixed. . .
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Automatic transmission has extream hesitation when accelerating from slow speed such as merging with traffic. Dealer says this is normal and finds no fault with the power train. When accelerating the car will vitually stall with zero forward movement, then it will finally engage and lunge the car forward very abrubtly. Have had three very close calls and this will result in accidents in the future.
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The contact owns a 2006 Volkswagen Jetta tdi. The contact stated after having her transmission flushed by the dealer, they notified her that the vehicle would no longer shift into reverse. The vehicle was not repaired. The vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic who advised her that she would need to replace the transmission since it was faulty. The manufacturer was contacted and offered no assistance. The failure and current mileage was approximately 90,000.
In take off hard clutch kicking, during drive hard shifting, problems with reverse and gearbox not responding. The mechatronic unit was changed in my vehicle after it was working fine due to a recall and now the car has severe problems.
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I have a 2006. 5 Jetta tdi with a dsg transmission and 130,000 miles. My car has had all transmission service completed at the dealership. My incident began at a red light. When I went to hit the gas, my car did not move. The engine revved but nothing. I turned the car off. Once I started it again, I was able to get to my destination. When I went to leave, it did it again at a stop sign. I was again able to turn off my car and restart. It moved approximately 20 ft into intersection, then nothing. I turned if off two more times and finally made it through intersection (approximately 40 ft through). While in drive (going approx. 20 mph), the car shifted into neutral, all lights on instrument panel were blinking, just as before. I sat for a few minutes, then I tried to drive home again in the manual gear shifting mode. I made it approximately 1/2 mile when it shifted into neutral again (going approx. 40 mph) and lights blinking. I had to call a tow truck to take me to the dealership. Heaven forbid I had been going faster and this happened or someone had hit me in the intersection as I tried to turn across traffic. I understand there is a recall for 2007-2009 transmissions and extended warranty. I suggest expanding this to include all models with dsg transmissions since they obviously have dangerous reliability problems.
The dual mass flywheel has failed on my car. If this would have happened at high speed it could cause the transmission and engine to seize thus locking the front wheels and causing loss of control/serious vehicle damage. There is widespread information about this on the internet documenting the failures, some of which have destroyed the vehicles transmission and engine in the process. Volkswagen of America is aware of this problem and hasn't issued a recall . I am forced to replace this part myself since vw will not cover this part despite the fact that they now have an upgraded replacement part as they know the original is defective. Cst to repair at dealership $2000.
The contact rented a 2011 Volkswagen Jetta. The contact stated that the gear shifter independently shifted from park into reverse while driving. The vehicle then began to reverse uncontrollably and crashed into a small patio but the vehicle did not stop. The contact then jumped from the driver side window and sustained injury. A relative then jumped into the vehicle while still in motion to maintain control of the vehicle. The relative was able to stop the vehicle while on a residential patio. The contact was hospitalized and a police report was filed. The contact did not notify the dealer. The manufacturer was awaiting a response from the contact regarding the crash. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and current mileage was 4,000.
I was to service my 2006 volkswagon Jetta tdi with dsg trasmission. I took off the lower engine cover and found a bunch of different size broken spring laying on cover. I notice that at several different spots that something had been rubbing thru the trans housing at several locations. I took the car to a indepented vw shop. I was told that the flywheel had broken and cause the transmission to rub on housing. I was told not to drive car because the transmission housing could seperate from the engine and possible cause great bodily harm or death to myself or whomever else may be near. I called a volkswagon dealer and was told it was a very common problem with the volkswagon tdi with the dsg transmission. Why isn't something being done or how many people need to die because of this. The estimated repaires are close to 8000. 00-10000. 00 for a new dsg trasmission and a flywheel to be installed. Thank you for any help or reply.
Driving to work at 65mph for over 1 hour with out any problems. Turned off highway and into turn lane. Car shifted hard and drive indicator lights on dash began to flash. Drove into parking lot in first gear. I have searched the internet and there are a lot of problems with the dsg transmission on the vw. Have not had a chance to have the car looked at yet.
My 2004 vw Jetta 1. 8 turbo which I purchased new is having transmittion problems. My cat has only 66,000 miles in it and has been well maintained. In the past two years I have replaced the fuel pump, battery, catalytic converter, numerous vacuum leaks ect. . . But a transmission???? Volkswagen needs to issue a recall as this is way to common!! please help.
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Vehicle lost power at highway speed. Further application of the throttle caused the transmission to second from fourth, causing the vehicle to rapidly decelerate from 70 to 40 mph, at which point the engine resumed normal operation. This happened several times in the span of an hour, and is entirely intermittent. Three vw dealers are at a complete loss for an explanation. The ecu does not return a fault code. This problem occurs completely at random, regardless of fuel level, incline, or throttle position. The only consistency is that it has never happened at a speed over 50 mph.
Vehicle transmission would not engauge needed to turn engine off and back on before it would move check engine light would come on and than off on the day before I took it in for service it happened everytime I stsrted the car that day vehicle is now at dealer and they told me they needed tech support from vw and it would be until next week before any thing was done.
The following relates to a 2008 Jetta 2. 0l wolfsburg edition sedan. Three times in the last month the vehicle has suddenly lost motive power, with the engine quickly dropping to 0 rpm, with all 3 incidents occurring during busy traffic conditions. After the first incident, the car was able to restart, and was brought to the dealer. A fuel pressure sensor was replaced. Two weeks later, the exact same incident occured, but the car could not be restarted. Vehicle was towed to dealer, and the fuel pump was replaced. While in the shop, the dealer stated that there was a recall on a part within the transmission, which was order and replaced. Upon receiving the car the 2nd time, the vehicle behaved noticably different - poor acceleration, unusual shifting, sudden jerking and lurching while idling. Three days after receiving the car, once again a complete loss of motive power during heavy traffic. Now waiting for a second tow, and third visit to the dealer service department. These incidents pose serious safety threats, since the sudden loss of power seems to unrelated to vehicle operation status - ie, speed, incline, etc do not affect the vehicle's sudden loss of power, and thus can occur in any traffic condition.
The contact owns a 2004 Volkswagen Jetta. The contact stated the vehicle would no longer shift into reverse. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The contact also stated no warning lights were illuminated on the dashboard. The failure was 88,000 and the current mileage was 90,000.
First issue, the engine is burning oil. I've noticed that my car engine started burning oil when it had about 50,000 miles on it. It took me almost two years to prove to the vw dealership mechanics that the engine is burning oil. At 73,000 miles the vw dealership mechanics rebuilt the engine. My oil consumption normalized. Now, at around 115,000 miles, I've noticed that the engine started burning oil again. 1,800 miles after an oil change, jiffy lube mechanic had to add 2. 5qt of oil. Shouldn't the engine last at least 100,000 miles after rebuild? it seems that this engine only lasts 45,000 miles. This feels like a major defect and vw has to recall the engine. Second issue, my car is only 8 years old but it's on its third transmission. I had to replace transmission at 32,000 miles and again at 73,000 miles. I'm at 115,000 and I'm getting very worried because I'm starting to feel little jerks. This looks to be a 40,000 miles transmission. How can vw do this to consumers? it would seem reasonable to me if this transmission gets recalled. I'm not even mentioning many other malfunctions. One of which includes getting flooded during rainy season. I can't believe my car, 2002 vw Jetta 2. 0l GLS was allowed to be on the market.
According to carfax report, maintenance has been regular. I maintained car appropriately. All of sudden major sporadic shifting issues began occurring around 140,000k with 3rd gear causing the car to jerk and lose power each time it attempts 3rd gear. This has occurred with me at numerous stop lights in city causing traffic behind me to slam on brakes to avoid a collision.
Tl the contact owns a 2006 vw Jetta. The contact stated while the gear was in drive position the instrument panel illuminated and gear independently shifted into neutral, he experienced the failure numerous times while driving at low speed, but was able to avoid crashing. The vehicle was taken to the dealer whom performed a diagnosed. The failure was located at the transmission which needed to be replaced. The manufacturer advised they were not aware of the failure, and offered minimal assistant towards the purchase of a new vehicle, or the new transmission. The vehicle has not been repaired. The failure and the current mileage were 84,000.
The contact owns a 2002 Volkswagen Jetta. The contact stated that the vehicle would experience problems shifting from first to second gear. The vehicle would not move forward as well. The dealer stated that the transmission needed to be replaced. The current and failure mileages were approximately 105,000. Updated 1/25/11 updated 02/07/11.
Hard shift from 2nd to 3rd gear and from 1st to 2nd gear. Problem causes car to violently jerk and poses a potential safety issue when attempting to accelerate or stop.
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|Power Train problems||
|Automatic Transmission problems||
|Manual Transmission problems||
|Automatic Transmission Gear Indicator problems||
|Transmission Failure problems||
|Transmission Noise problems||
|Clutch Pedal/linkage problems||
|Clutch Broken problems||
|Transmission Gear Slipping problems||