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Electrical System Problems of Volkswagen Jetta - part 1



Volkswagen Jetta owners have reported 315 problems related to electrical system (under the electrical system category).

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2010 Volkswagen Jetta 1
Failure Date: 09/10/2014

Radio made a pop sound and turn off. Has not power up again. All fuses are good and power to radio is good. Radio has a flaw according to all the complaints by Volkswagen owners online. Could be a fire hazard. Vw is not doing anything about this if the warranty is expired.

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car image   Electrical System problem of the 2009 Volkswagen Jetta 2
Failure Date: 09/10/2014

Fuse f16 melted in engine fuse box disabling all right side lights and turn signals. This is a common complaint and also subject to recall on 2009 tiguans. This is the same problem, a hard-coated fuse should be installed via a recall.

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car image   Electrical System problem of the 2010 Volkswagen Jetta 3
Failure Date: 09/09/2014

Touch screen radio on my 2010 vw Jetta tdi stopped working a few weeks ago. At the same time the a/c began to fail. This week after researching why the radio stopped working came across many threads discussing similar issue and the term "parisitic drain". This problem causes the battery to be drained. Woke up this morning and I got in the car and the battery is drained. Will try the dealership once it opens.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2011 Volkswagen Jetta 4
Failure Date: 09/09/2014

I was driving along when the radio made a popping noise. Now it no longer works and I've lost all abilities to use my handsfree dial or answer features on my phone. Radio now has a black screen and will not power on. The loss of handsfree phone through my radio is a mojor safety concern and having it was a contributing factor when I made the purchase.

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car image   Electrical System problem of the 2010 Volkswagen Jetta 5
Failure Date: 09/05/2014

Another Jetta to add to the list with a faulty radio. The radio just died in the middle of a normal commute. I found in a forum that I'm just one of many so I'm lodging a complaint in hopes vw will listen. Also, the remote entry doesn't work sometimes and sometimes the car will not go into reverse without stopping the engine and restarting it.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2010 Volkswagen Jetta 6
Failure Date: 08/27/2014

I was driving home from work and the radio went off, black screen. Has not came back on, fuse is good.


car image   Electrical System problem of the 2011 Volkswagen Jetta 7
Failure Date: 08/22/2014

My three year old, bought brand new from the dealership Jetta, and after parking overnight I got in my car to drive to work and my handsfree bluetooth, satellite, radio unit would not turn on. This is a major concern and driving hazard concidering I am on call 24 hours a day and recieve calls in my vehicle which is the reason why I bought this vehicle with the integrated bluetooth. After checking all the fuses I did some online research and found that this is a reoccurring problem with this vehicle and there was a class action lawsuit already started due to the inordinate amount of claims being filed. I then brought the vehicle to the dealership where they told me that there was a short in the unit and it would have to be replaced. I then contacted Volkswagen of America where they acknowledged they there was a know short in those units but due to the miles on my vehicle nothing could be done. The unit is 3 years old and with the known electrical defects, potential fire hazards the vehicle needs to be investigated.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2010 Volkswagen Jetta 8
Failure Date: 08/14/2014

Vehicle is equipped with an rcd 510 2din touchscreen radio (delphi premium - 8). Hands free operation comes through this system. On the morning of 8/14/14 I started my car and the radio system was dead. Totally dead, as if there is no power getting to it whatsoever. I checked all fuses (engine compartment, interior of car and the 15 amp fuse located in rear of the radio) and all were fine. It may be a coincidence, but my left headlight has burned out twice in the last 6 months, most recently in early August 2014. In addition, my sirius annual subscription ended on the exact day of the radio dying.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2007 Volkswagen Jetta 9
Failure Date: 08/13/2014

Car shuts off and battery light comes on immediately put on emergency flashers so I will not get hit from behind both times I have been stopped at a traffic signal I put the car in park and have been able to start the car again to get to a safe place I do not feel safe driving the car do to the fact it could stop at anytime first I took my car to my certified vw specialist he ran diagnostics kept my car for three days drove it but was unable to reproduce took my car back then again the next week same thing happened I heard a click car shut down and battery light came on this time I did not feel safe to even get it into the dealership so I called a tow truck to have it towed to the dealership. Feeling frustrated 2nd week renting a car waiting to hear from the dealership to make thing worse I bought my car new off the show room floor from ron price that dealership has since closed down I have noticed cracking if the paint on the hood vehicle has never been in an accident I was told from a body shop that repair work was done to the car probably because it was damaged in shipping and if the cost of repair is not at least 6 percent of the purchase price vw does not have to disclose to customer.

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car image   Electrical System problem of the 2003 Volkswagen Jetta 10
Failure Date: 08/11/2014

There is a fuse box on the top of my battery as there was for all mk4 Jettas, golf in all motor trims. The fuse box on top of the battery melted. When opened there was a black wire severed from the box. When turning the battery over the cable wire was arching. The wire was actually sparking. There are fuses in the original box but they never boke, tripped.

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car image   Electrical System problem of the 2010 Volkswagen Jetta 11
Failure Date: 08/04/2014

After getting my 70k mile service and leaving the dealership my radio died. Went back to shop and the service department checked the fuses and verified that power was getting to the radio. Reported it had just "died". They did not acknowledge this as a trend, however, my service advisor admitted that another customer has replaced his radio 2x - also a 2010 Jetta. This is not a luxury item, as I travel long distances for work and use the "hands-free" function of the radio system for making calls safely. I understand there are at least 65 other formal complaints regarding this issue, and several people have reported that this problem can and does drain the battery. This is about the third battery I've had in this car of 4 years - seems a little fishy. This is a safety issue, and more importantly, a defect which should be recalled!.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2014 Volkswagen Jetta 12
Failure Date: 08/04/2014

The car presented problems in the month of July. Stopping at a red light the car is completely turned off, also the cell phone charger not working, this happened three times unfortunately not had the time to take it to the dealer. No light at the board of any problem warned. Turned off and turned on the car again and went back to work. I made an appointment with the service department told me to take it on Monday, August 4 at 10:30 am, I waited until 1:30 pm. They didnt give another car for go my job. They said they had called the same Volkswagen and they could not find the problem. They gave me the car without solving the problem because it turns off only they fixed the phone charger. The car returned to present problems on Sunday August 31 at 7:30 pm. I started the car and drive 3 blocks / blocks and turn right the car turned off, I found myself with a CO-pilot. Turn off the car and turned it on like I used to, yes it worked, but it light seat belt and air bags began ringing since we had not recognized belts. Turn off the engine and turned on 4 occasions but the problem was not resolved. I had to be with this annoying noise during Monday (labor day). I come back on Friday 5 September to services department left my car and I need a car to get my job but the didnt want to give me when I told her that explain in a paper that there isnot a car for me she asked me to wait a moment and suddenly I got a 2015 Nissan altima, but could handle only in new york I can not leave this area. I call wolkswagen 800-822-8987 because I want come back my money because the car presents too many flaws that can not be fixed and I will not be a victim of an accident in the future. Please appreciate attention to my order. Thanks a lot.

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car image   Electrical System problem of the 2003 Volkswagen Jetta 13
Failure Date: 07/31/2014

Battery fuse box melted. Engine overheated and cut off.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2010 Volkswagen Jetta 14
Failure Date: 07/28/2014

Heard a pop and the display screen went dark. The radio and other systems (navigation, auxillary, etc) no longer function. There are hundreds of similar complaints that have been posted to vw sites. This should be a recall.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2010 Volkswagen Jetta 15
Failure Date: 07/25/2014

2010 vw Jetta 2. 0tfsi wolfsburg edition - rcd-510 touch screen radio died loud audible "pop" noise then no operation. All fuses are fine. Found a blog online that shows many other consumers with same year and model have the exact same problem, yet vwoa refuses to consider a recall for this issue. Please make sure they they address this problem and compensate consumers with free repairs or reimbursement. Thank you. . Read more...

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2010 Volkswagen Jetta 16
Failure Date: 07/25/2014

Driving along when a warning light came on( epc) which is electronic power control. On my way to the dealer now.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2010 Volkswagen Jetta 17
Failure Date: 07/24/2014

Radio went dead at toll stop and was no longer functional on interstate or any other road. Hands free phone service was lost. Phone still seams to link up with bluetooth but does not function any longer through radio. Distracting for driving without the handsfree phone. Could cause vehicle accident if not replaced.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2010 Volkswagen Jetta 18
Failure Date: 07/18/2014

Entire radio unit failed. Not able to use bluetooth or any component of the radio. Checked all fuses and they are good. There are many reports of this same issue on various car blogs. Dealership stated this issue is common, but they are not issuing a recall because the radio is a "luxury" item. This seems to only be a problem on the 2010 tdi model.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2010 Volkswagen Jetta 19
Failure Date: 07/17/2014

Radio/nav unit popped and died while the car and radio were being operated. This exact issue has been communicated on many online discussions. Without bluetooth connectivity for phones, this is a driving safety concern. I will likely resolve the issue with an aftermarket unit due to the high cost of an oem/dealer replacement. If this is a known and reoccurring issue with these units, vw should actively resolve the problem.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2010 Volkswagen Jetta 20
Failure Date: 07/16/2014

The radio was working fine on my drive home from work. I was at home for about 1 hour and got back in car to run errands and at that point the radio never turned on. My phone still connected to radio, but no sound was coming and the screen was dark/blank. My phone indicated the bluetooth was connected. I could not get it back on. I replaced the fuses to make sure, but it did not work.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2011 Volkswagen Jetta 21
Failure Date: 07/15/2014

I bought a 2011 Jetta in February 2011. Today, I am told by the dealer that 'some wires' located under the spark plugs are short-circuiting and need to be replaced at a cost of $830 + tax. Now, why are there 'some wires' under the spark plugs that are not sufficiently insulated? and, why are 'some wires' under the spark plugs anyway? I was going down I-24 at 55 mph and the car 'cut off'! the only thing that saved my life is that it was rush hour and the traffic was bumper to bumper. I was afraid to drive the car to the dealership and had to have it towed. I could have been killed!!! such a design of 'some wires' under the spark plugs is not good craftsmanship or professional design. The vehicle is not even paid for and I have to replace 'some wires' under the spark plugs already. I think this should be a recall item because of the possibility of the vehicle cutting off when driving at full speed, in traffic on a major highway. Everyone with a 2011 Jetta needs to be made aware of the possibility of this same 'instant shut down of engine' happening to them. There was no warning such as the engine light coming on or the car stalling when trying to start the engine. In fact, some one may be disillusioned when car restarts and drives like there is nothing to it!!! it took the dealer 2-days to fine the problem so everyone needs to be made aware of this gross danger!!.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2010 Volkswagen Jetta 22
Failure Date: 07/14/2014

Drivers side tail light and turn signal indicator does not function. Vw diagnosed the problem to be a faulty j519 power control unit. The wv dealer's service supervisor indicated this a common problem and the replacement part has progressed through 5-6 evolutions and vw still can't remedy the issue. J519 part costs $550. 00 plus $150. 00 labor. Seems like an excessive cost for a faulty tail light.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2010 Volkswagen Jetta 23
Failure Date: 07/14/2014

The radio unit stopped working after 4yrs of use, the safety concern is the lost of bluetooth and the ability to conduct hands free cellphone calls / operations the broken radio drains the battery causing family to be stranded at night until the tow truck to arrive.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2010 Volkswagen Jetta 24
Failure Date: 07/08/2014

Handsfree bluetooth functionality has cut off. Radio went dead.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2010 Volkswagen Jetta 25
Failure Date: 07/06/2014

The rcd-510 premium 8 radio with blue tooth cell phone connectivity failed in my 2010 jsw tdi at about 3 1/2 years and 56k miles--worked fine one day and black screen-of-death with no function at all the next. Fuses intact and current being delivered to the unit. . Read more...

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