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Electrical System Problems of Volkswagen Jetta - part 1



Volkswagen Jetta owners have reported 335 problems related to electrical system (under the electrical system category).

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2010 Volkswagen Jetta 1
Failure Date: 11/15/2014

Safety issue - stereo is no longer functioning taking with it hands free bluetooth capabilities for making phone calls.

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car image   Electrical System problem of the 2010 Volkswagen Jetta 2
Failure Date: 11/15/2014

Radio is dead including bluetooth and hands free driving. All fuses are okay, fuse box was replaced under the recall.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2010 Volkswagen Jetta 3
Failure Date: 11/11/2014

Driving up to park my 2010 vw Jetta wagen tdi curbside in front of my house, I heard a loud "pop" emit from somewhere near the instrument panel and the touch-screen radio in my vehicle went completely black. The radio supplies the vehicle's blue-tooth capability to allow drivers to communicate emergencies, and those calls must be done hands-free (I. E. Over blue tooth or similar system), as required by law in California. Since this incident the radio (and speaker system) in the vehicle has been non-functional. I asked my local vw dealer if there were any outstanding recalls on this vehicle. They informed me there were none, but the radio spontaneously dying, particularly in this model year, has been a common complaint of vw owners. This is made clear by the many, many postings on various web boards. Factory installed defects in radios that prevent drivers from communicating emergency needs while on the road, and also prevent drivers from receiving emergency notifications over public broadcast channels while driving is a serious safety concern that must be addressed and remedied by the manufacturer immediately.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2002 Volkswagen Jetta 4
Failure Date: 10/25/2014

Faulty fuse panel in engine compartment (the one situated on top of the battery, not the panel in the cabin).

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car image   Electrical System problem of the 2012 Volkswagen Jetta 5
Failure Date: 10/21/2014

I took my Jetta to get an oil change and the mechanic went to move my car in the bay and could not get it turned off. I had to have it moved to a Volkswagen dealer to what I thought was a faulty ignition and Volkswagen said a bad steering lock.

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car image   Electrical System problem of the 2010 Volkswagen Jetta 6
Failure Date: 10/16/2014

Both exhaust pressure sensors malfunctioned causing vehicle indicator lamp to illuminate and faild emissions test. Quoted $595. 00 for repair work, after repairs vehicle still will not pass emissions test.


car image   Electrical System problem of the 2011 Volkswagen Jetta 7
Failure Date: 10/11/2014

My external light malfunction indicator went on. I stopped and saw that the left running light and the right low beam light were out. I turned the car back on 2 hours later the indicator was off and all the lights were working. Today I got the warning again and it cycled through to show multiple external lights needing replacement. It appears this is the melted fuse box issue. I see there has been a recall on some vws. Is the 2011 Jetta tdi recalled for this?.

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car image   Electrical System problem of the 2009 Volkswagen Jetta 8
Failure Date: 10/10/2014

2009 Jetta tdi sportwagen. During a panic stop to avoid an accident the abs and atc (traction control) dash indicator lights came on solid along with an alarm and the brake indicator light flashing on and off. During this panic stop both rear brakes locked. Turning the ignition off and on reset the indicator lights. Ten minutes later I attempted to duplicate the incident on a quiet side street by driving at 20 mph and hitting the brakes hard enough to engage the abs. Once again the indicator lights came on and alarm sounded. Dealer diagnosed problem as failure of the abs controller. Research on internet indicated that this is a common problem with 2009 Jettas with hundreds of similar occurrences. The part is $1750 plus labor to install brings total to $2200. The abs controller is not a wear item and should not be failing on a car which has 62,400 miles on it. The car has been dealer maintained and serviced since new. This was the first time the abs had been engaged other than during the winter on snow covered roads.

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car image   Electrical System problem of the 2008 Volkswagen Jetta 9
Failure Date: 10/06/2014

Sunroof would open and close at random, had that fixed while under warranty. Now the rear drivers side door will not lock and the alarm will not turn on. This is a safety issue as well as a theft issue and appears its pretty common due to previous vw threads. At $400 repair costs and vw knowing this is an issue, I feel this should be elevated to a recall status and not chargable to owners. Please help me/us, I cant afford the repair!!!.

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car image   Electrical System problem of the 2010 Volkswagen Jetta 10
Failure Date: 10/05/2014

While driving heard a pop and touch screen radio went dead all fuses test good and also lost all bluetooth capabilities. A rhythmic feedback was then audible in speakers and would not stop with car turned off had to remove fuse to stop the feedback noise.


 
car image   Electrical System problem of the 2010 Volkswagen Jetta 11
Failure Date: 10/02/2014

At approximately 50k miles we where instructed by the dealer to change the battery. We followed instructions and consequently less then 1k miles later there was a large spark with the smell of electrical fire causing the radio to flame out and go dark. We where quoted $785 dollars to replace the radio on a four year old car. Possible electrical malfunction could lead to other problems.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2010 Volkswagen Jetta 12
Failure Date: 10/01/2014

I was driving as usual and my stereo went out. I know a lot of tdi owners with the radio 1k0 035 180 ac have had this issue too. The sheer number of people complaining about the faulty touch screen stereo makes this more than just a coincidence. This is more than just an am/fm radio problem we lose cellular capabilities that were factory installed. This is a safety concern more than it is just a "luxury" item that vw installs.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2009 Volkswagen Jetta 13
Failure Date: 09/22/2014

The contact owns a 2009 Volkswagen Jetta. While the vehicle was idling and attempting to accelerate, the contact heard an abnormal noise and the vehicle stalled. The vehicle was able to restart after several attempts. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 57,000.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2010 Volkswagen Jetta 14
Failure Date: 09/22/2014

Was slowing to make left hand turn, heard a pop and the radio went dead. Fuse is fine.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2010 Volkswagen Jetta 15
Failure Date: 09/16/2014

The touchscreen radio (model rcd-510, manufactured by delphi and utilized in various 2010-2011 model vws) had failed completely. It is acting as if no power is going to the unit. All fuses were checked and they are functional. All bluetooth and hands-free capabilities, which were built into the stereo system, no longer function. Any use of a phone while driving requires the use of hands, which is illegal in many states throughout the us. Otherwise, pulling off of the road to place/receive phone calls puts the driver at increased risk of being struck.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2011 Volkswagen Jetta 16
Failure Date: 09/11/2014

Turned my vehicle on and heard the radio pop and has been useless ever since. The radio in this vehicle controls everything. I have talked to vwoa and several other vw repair shops and they have told me this is not their problem and I must pay for diagnostics and repair myself. I am very displeased with the quality of parts and service in this vehicle. Also the way everyone seems to know what the problem is but lies about it really gets on my nerves. Its not right that a multi billion dollar company can continue to do this to people legally. I hope that there are good people at your organization that can make this right. I have found so many different websites, blogs , forums. And disappointed people that have this same problem. I have included just a few of the ones I have found with hundreds of thousands of complaints of the same issue. Thank you for taking the time to listen. . Read more...

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2010 Volkswagen Jetta 17
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.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2009 Volkswagen Jetta 18
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.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2010 Volkswagen Jetta 19
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 20
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.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2010 Volkswagen Jetta 21
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 2013 Volkswagen Jetta 22
Failure Date: 09/01/2014

Tl-the contact owns a 2013 Volkswagen Jetta. The contact stated that while stopped at a stop sign, the vehicle stalled without warning. The vehicle was able to restart. The failure recurred on numerous occasions. The dealer was unable to diagnose the failure. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was unavailable. Ne.

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car image   Electrical System problem of the 2010 Volkswagen Jetta 23
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 24
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 25
Failure Date: 08/18/2014

The sound system including cd player, radio, blue tooth hands free system, and aux stopped working suddenly. This car was less than 5 years old and this should be covered by Volkswagen! this is a safety issue because I purchased this car model because it had bluetooth. The less expensive model did not. Now I am not able to carry on a hands free conversation on my cell phone. Volkswagen needs to step up and have a recall or cover this issue.

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