Volkswagen Jetta owners have reported 306 problems related to electrical system (under the electrical system category).
I was driving home from work and the radio went off, black screen. Has not came back on, fuse is good.
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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.
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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 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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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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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!.
Battery fuse box melted. Engine overheated and cut off.
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.
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...
Driving along when a warning light came on( epc) which is electronic power control. On my way to the dealer now.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!!.
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.
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.
Handsfree bluetooth functionality has cut off. Radio went dead.
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...
The 2011 vw Jetta tdi main source of communication is through the radio (delphi premium 8). I was driving and the radio completely went out after a pop. I have done some research and as a 2011 automobile, this shouldn't be happening 3 years after a new car is purchased. This is a large safety hazard while driving and not having the vehicles main communication accessible. Please look more into this. This is a common occurrence with this radio model.
My 2007 vw Jetta with 37k on it started to indicate on the dash cluster panel that the door is closed when its open. The vehicle also automatically locks the door on its own once I have exited the vehicle. I believe this is a safety issue that can lock my children inside the car, can affect other area of the car and can catch fire while on the road. This issue has been discovered on various Jetta, gti, etc and vw has done nothing about it. On 7/3/2014 @ 10am, vw of America was contacted and were not helpful and did not want to assist or stand by their product die to the warranty being expired. Open road vw of manhattan was contact for information and they confirmed that they have seen this frequently on the above mentioned models and that they estimate the jobs to be from $700 and up. This looks, sounds and is a factory defect. Please assist towards this issue.
Driving to work in my 2010 vm Jetta which I purchased used 3 months ago. I heard a loud pop that seemed to come from my right side speaker and the entire radio went dead! no power, no sound, no nothing.
The contact owns a 2013 Volkswagen Jetta. The contact stated that while driving 25 mph, the battery warning light illuminated and the steering wheel seized. In addition, the vehicle stalled. The contact was able to restart the vehicle and the failure recurred four times. The vehicle was taken to the dealer, who replaced the control relay device. The failure recurred two weeks after the repairs were performed. The vehicle was taken back to the dealer, who was unable to duplicate the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 55,000. The VIN was not available.
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This complaint is for the 2011 vw Jetta sportwagon tdi . There is a manufacture defect that caused the fuse box under the hood to melt. This caused most of the lights on the exterior to fail, which included the headlights, taillights, break-lights, ect. There were recalls on similar models, but not this specific car. There needs to be a recall on this car to prevent potential injuries.
I got in to my car after work on Saturday I turned on the car and no radio. I checked the fuses and they were fine. Yes, there wasn't one in the plug (18) but I put one in there to see if that would work for me and it did not. Then my windshield wipers were not working either. I turned the car off and back on and the wipers started working. It's rainy season here. So I hope they continue to work. . This morning I called the dealer and they said that my car was not covered under the extended warranty for the radio. Many other vw customers are having the same problem. . Read more...
While picking up a friend with car running. Switched from cd to radio. Radio unit went completely inop. No backlight to buttons no clock no nothing completely dark. Along with audible speaker popping noise. Even when car shut off and key pulled from ignition and doors locked still makes audible popping noise. Had to disconnect battery to get noise to stop. Looked around online and seen that this is a chronic problem with this head unit. I have yet to check for c/b's or fuses located inside the cabin. Please help. Contact info 3012541365. Vw 2010 Jetta wolfburg manual.
Entire radio unit failed. Not able to use bluetooth or any component of the radio. Checked all fuses and they are good.
Air conditioner stopped working . Found left fuse on fuse box on top of battery is black and melted.
While driving the car using the bluetooth hands free connection provided by the stereo heard a popping sound and then the stereo went blank and I lost the call connection. The (required by oregon law) hands free connection no longer works. There are many other people on the internet reporting this same problem with the 2010 vw radios. . Read more...
I was driving home from work, on a side road, not going more than 40 miles an hour, and in the middle of a song, my radio made a loud "pop" noise and went dead. At the time, my car had 46k miles on it, stays in a a garage at home and at work, gets regular servicing and has never had an issue. The radio hasn't worked since June and I have gotten nowhere with the dealership. I took it in for an evaluation the day after the radio went out, and they had no solution or remedy, only that I could buy a new radio and pay around $600 for the installation. I have been researching this matter and it seems a lot of other people have suffered the same fate. The car power isn't the same as it was before the radio went out, and I'm worried the dead radio is affecting the battery. I'm just not sure what to do anymore, I feel as though this isn't isolated and should bring about a recall.
On Thursday, may 29th, I was driving my 2014 vw Jetta hybrid sel premium (~165 miles on odometer) when the epc and battery light came on the dash. At the same time, the gas engine shut off. I was able to get the vehicle to restart. Same issue happened two additional times before I got the vehicle to the dealership the next morning. I picked up the vehicle Monday, June 2nd, from the dealership (~387 miles on odometer) stating that the vehicle was in working order and they could not get the problem to duplicate. The dealership put approximately 200 miles on the new vehicle to diagnose it. About an hour after picking up the vehicle (~393 miles on odometer), the vehicle did the exact same thing, except this time I was in a parking lot. The vehicle is back at the dealer and they are having an engineer come and diagnose the vehicle.
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Tl * the contact owns a 2008 Volkswagen Jetta. While driving approximately 60 mph, the vehicle stalled. The contact steered the vehicle to the side of the road and was able to restart the vehicle. The failure recurred four times in five days. The dealer stated that the electronic computer machine needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified. The approximate failure mileage was 90,000.
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While driving to office (6 miles) my radio "popped" and stopped working. I had it inspected at the dealership and was told that all fuses were good and that radio died! they attempted to sell me a replacement radio for $700! I started researching this issue and discovered that it was trending among like Jettas. After spending a considerable amount of time with "customer service" at vw, they told me that the radio was out of warranty. They refused to tell me if this problem was happening to other owners. After talking to two dealers in dallas, TX, I discovered that a faulty radio was the current trend in the 2010 vw Jettas. Their solution was to sell me a refurbished radio to fix the problem, and not address the true cause of the complaints!.
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