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Electrical System Problems of Volkswagen Jetta - part 1



Volkswagen Jetta owners have reported 535 problems related to electrical system (under the electrical system category).

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2009 Volkswagen Jetta 1
Failure Date: 11/14/2016

Feb 2014 headlights and brakelights were out. . . Fuse plate and plug was replace at dealership . No charge. Since then I constanly had to replace headlights and brake light bulbs. November 2016. . Headlights and brake light wont come on even woth bulbs change. Took to dealership. . States I need new fuse box. . Call vw customer care. . I have to pay out of pocket. . . This lighting issue been a nuisance for two years.

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car image   Electrical System problem of the 2006 Volkswagen Jetta 2
Failure Date: 11/06/2016

Key gets stuck in ignition when turning off the engine.

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car image   Electrical System problem of the 2012 Volkswagen Jetta 3
Failure Date: 10/17/2016

On several occasions the key is stuck in the on position and I have difficulty turning off the engine. This obviously occurs when stationary since I am turning the vehicle off.

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car image   Electrical System problem of the 2012 Volkswagen Jetta 4
Failure Date: 10/06/2016

Key gets stuck in ignition when turning off the engine. The key will not go into the back (off) position, so the car remains running. This is apparently a known problem according to the dealership, so it should be a covered repair under a recall. This is not an inexpensive fix.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2013 Volkswagen Jetta 5
Failure Date: 10/01/2016

While driving through high wind, the driver side mirror plastic protector fell off. The ac unit needed complete replacement costing 1600 and now the ideal while turning on car is very high. Sound almost like it did when I had to take it in for the electrical recall in the last years. Doors are squeak when opening and closing. And while driving a noise that sound like chains rattles through out the car which is a very irritating sound.

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car image   Electrical System problem of the 2015 Volkswagen Jetta 6
Failure Date: 09/27/2016

Just seconds after the epc light came on (I didn't know what it meant) my brakes went out. The brake pedal was stiff and my car had no response in slowing down. Luckily I had been in a position where there was time and space to react and to slow down using the e brake. Just minutes earlier I had been on the highway, as well as in some city traffic - if I lost my brakes at any other moment things could have been deadly. Vw ended up swapping out the entire engine. The camshaft had broken in half. I was told by the technician that this was related to some sort of recall issue they had in the past, but I don't know anything more than that. I'm very troubled that a less than 2-year-old car with 16k miles on it can have such a sudden and serious malfunction. Please advise and ensure this does not happen to anyone else. Oh and to make things worse, I was on my honeymoon. . .

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car image   Electrical System problem of the 2012 Volkswagen Jetta 7
Failure Date: 09/23/2016

Key gets stuck in ignition when turning off the engine. Key will not turn off engine and key can not be removed. This occurs when the car is parked and I try to turn off the engine.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2008 Volkswagen Jetta 8
Failure Date: 09/12/2016

While the vehicle was in motion on a highway, the turn signals began to act erratically. Initially only the left turn signaling appeared to be affected, and would fail to make any indication on the dash or illuminate the lights. Shortly after this, attempting to signal a right turn would actually result in the left turn indicator lights illuminating (yes, the opposite of what was intended). As I am one of the individuals dealing with the door control issue, I am unable to use my window. I could not use arm signalling to make my intentions clear to other drivers. It was very difficult to change lanes on the highway. I believe that there was a similar issue, and associated recall, with the 2002 Jetta turn signal indicator/switch.

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car image   Electrical System problem of the 2013 Volkswagen Jetta 9
Failure Date: 09/05/2016

2013 Jetta se with 79k on it and the key is stuck in the ignition - it's at the dealer now and I'm sure from what I've read it's going to be rather costly to fix a problem that vw is aware of and not willing to recall. I have had many cars and never encountered anything like this - absurd.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2006 Volkswagen Jetta 10
Failure Date: 08/30/2016

My car has some shifting problems when in motion. My car has a jerking motion that it does when going into gears and when slowing down its rough going down gears.


 
car image   Electrical System problem of the 2012 Volkswagen Jetta 11
Failure Date: 08/15/2016

Ignition key will not turn off after starting car. Have to jiggle and tap on key to eventually get key to turn to the off position. Once out of ten times the key may turn off normally. I have tried moving the steering wheel back and forth while turning key off. I've also tried moving the gear shifter to see if the lock is preventing the key from turning. Nothing really seems to work. Then for no reason at all I you will be able to turn it off. Seems like the tumblers get out of line or something. Car is parked on flat level driveway when this happens.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2010 Volkswagen Jetta 12
Failure Date: 08/13/2016

Car won't start, jumped, drove and failed to start next day, own test and has current draw when off, took to dealer, said radio is causing problem, won't (go to sleep mode when turned off), told $800 to replace the radio, checked on line and I see so many, thousands I hear, problems with radios on this style car, if Volkswagen won't stand behind a known issue and go back on their supplier for a resolution, I will not stand behind Volkswagen and purchase another one when the time comes for a replacement vehicle, if this was a safety issue I'm sure some legal action would be taken, but it's only a radio, costing a lot of people, I'm guessing millions of dollars.

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car image   Electrical System problem of the 2012 Volkswagen Jetta 13
Failure Date: 08/11/2016

Key stuck on the on position and not able to turn key, to turn car off.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2010 Volkswagen Jetta 14
Failure Date: 08/10/2016

Radio is dead. . Read more...

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2011 Volkswagen Jetta 15
Failure Date: 08/08/2016

My vehicle will cut off at random times while driving and steering locks up, also my alarm will make the sound to disarm the vehicle when driving I have to pull over shut down car and disarm it and start again. While at a stop light the vehicles rpm will raise and go down raise and go down until car just shuts off. I was pulling into my parking stall and car shut off and locked up I had to hit the brake and re start the car to pull in safely or it would have ran into the carport. On this date the car shut itself off in motion 2 times and it cut off with brake on at a light 3 times.

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car image   Electrical System problem of the 2012 Volkswagen Jetta 16
Failure Date: 08/01/2016

Key gets stuck in ignition when turning off the engine. (car in park, stationary. ) must turn key back and forth several times to remove. Ongoing since early August.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2010 Volkswagen Jetta 17
Failure Date: 07/29/2016

The car radio does not work. No display. No power. First was an intermittent problem when starting up the car, no display or radio power. Now no radio or display anytime.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2012 Volkswagen Jetta 18
Failure Date: 07/26/2016

The contact owns a 2012 Volkswagen Jetta. When starting the vehicle, the epc warning light illuminated and the vehicle stalled when attempted to drive. The vehicle was towed to the dealer where the failure code was cleared for the abs fuse. In addition, while driving 60 mph, the brake light failed. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the brake switch and brake booster failed and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 73,000.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2011 Volkswagen Jetta 19
Failure Date: 07/24/2016

I got into my car after filling the fuel tank and the the car started fine, but the radio is suddenly gone blank. Radio does not work. The vehicle was stationary. The radio was working just fine prior to my stop for fuel.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2009 Volkswagen Jetta 20
Failure Date: 07/18/2016

We went to replace a key and remote on this car and when they went to "program" it they said that they were unable to as both the front drivers side door actuator and rear drivers side door actuator were both non responsive and would have to be replaced. As a consequence, we learned that the car cannot actually be locked using the remote. We understand that sometimes this gets worse over time and other aspects of the lock go bad -- you can't open the trunk, the rear door, etc. Not being able to lock or unlock your doors is clearly a safety issue and one that you would have to fix in order to use the car. Several people have fixed their own cars and Volkswagen is aware of the issue, but won't provide the part at a decent price. The door lock actuator is $233. 20 for the front door and $238. 70 for the rear door. And the labor is $150 for each (involves fully removing both door panels etc. ). The grand total the dealership is asking for the repair is $833. And this is only for 2 doors that have failed. We are asking that the NHTSA look into how many of these are failing in cars under 10 years old and looking into whether Volkswagen is involved in a cover up of the faultiness of the original parts. They will not tell consumers how many of these fail or how many they replace. People who work on their own cars are repairing the parts themselves and the blogs are saying that it is an issue with the contacts inside the actuator failing and needing to be resoldered.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2014 Volkswagen Jetta 21
Failure Date: 07/08/2016

One day I was pulling out of a parking lot onto a small street with a slight hill. Felt like the car was stalling but I thought maybe I didn't press on the gas hard enough. The car rolled slightly backwards until I hit the brakes. I tried pressing the gas harder. Next thing I knew, the engine was off and battery warning light came on. A couple of other lights came on as well, but those come on and then go off often so I don't know what to make of that. The next day I was driving down the road and as I slowed down with traffic approaching stop light the vehicle started to shake as if it was trying to quit on me. I pulled over into a bank parking lot to stop and restart the car. Another light came on but it is off now. I'm worried that this will happen again and result in an accident. Not sure what is wrong or if the vehicle is safe to drive.

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car image   Electrical System problem of the 2011 Volkswagen Jetta 22
Failure Date: 07/06/2016

The radio is completely dead. I have checked all applicable fuses, none of them are blown.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2011 Volkswagen Jetta 23
Failure Date: 07/05/2016

My boyfriend and I drove to get dinner. On the way there my radio was fine we were singing and laughing. We get to the restaurant and I turn my car off and there were these little buzzing sounds, didn't think anything of it. It was a hot day cars make sounds. After diner getting in the car and getting ready to start driving I realize I can't play music! I always use the aux cord. At first I thought it was my phone then I looked up and seen that my touch screen was black. . . . Then I just thought it was turned off so I tired pushing the power button. . . Nothing. So on the way home my boyfriend looked up the fuses got the chart, and we pulled it out and it was perfect no nothing. Then I immediately got on the internet and started reading. No only did I find that similar models and previous years have had the same problem, but in a few months it leads to dead batteries, and the possibly that's your car is not reliable and it should be with an easy fix. I also found that the type of radio is very hard to find, I couldn't find it in vw parts and replacements, but instead finding earlier, and more update versions!.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2011 Volkswagen Jetta 24
Failure Date: 06/25/2016

Vehicle driven earlier in the day without any issues. Later in the day, I was unable to turn the key while in ignition to turn on the vehicle. Towed it to nearby Volkswagen dealer and diagnosis proved that ignition lock and cylinder have failed without any explanation of what could of caused it. Searched online and discovered that there are numerous owners of 2011 and up experiencing the same issue. Currently, my vehicle has 76,000 miles.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2010 Volkswagen Jetta 25
Failure Date: 06/22/2016

Started the car and the stereo just stayed black and will no longer turn on. Fuses are in working condition. The battery is now slowly dying because the radio is still drawing power. Have seen multiple complaints regarding this issue and Volkswagen has done nothing.

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