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Electrical System Problems of Volkswagen Jetta - part 1

Volkswagen Jetta owners have reported 596 problems related to electrical system (under the electrical system category).

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2011 Volkswagen Jetta 1
Failure Date: 08/12/2017

Once the car is started and engine is running, it has been difficult to turn the key off and stop the engine. On Saturday it was impossible to turn the key to the off position and remove the key when we wished to park the vehicle. We had to stall the engine to make it stop running. There are multiple reports of this online in various vw forums for multiple model years. We were only able to get the key out by using one of the tricks we found online.

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car image   Electrical System problem of the 2013 Volkswagen Jetta 2
Failure Date: 08/06/2017

Key gets stuck in ignition when turning off the engine.

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car image   Electrical System problem of the 2014 Volkswagen Jetta 3
Failure Date: 08/05/2017

Key gets stuck in the ignition, when trying to cut the car off.

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car image   Electrical System problem of the 2003 Volkswagen Jetta 4
Failure Date: 08/03/2017

My car got hacked my charlie miller and chris valasek was seen over at my neighbors house on 4/29/2017 and my ex boss chris stutz jr is in charge of all the break in of my house and cars edwardsville police will not do anything because the police are friend of them I hope I don't get killed over these hacks but if that's what it will take to do anything about it.

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car image   Electrical System problem of the 2012 Volkswagen Jetta 5
Failure Date: 08/01/2017

The key will not come out of the ignition. We have tried everything possible and vw said this is a known issue but wont recall and have to pay 1000+ to fix. What if something happened with myself or kids in the car and needed to get the keys out!.

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car image   Electrical System problem of the 2012 Volkswagen Jetta 6
Failure Date: 08/01/2017

Key gets stuck in ignition and I cannot turn off the engine.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2004 Volkswagen Jetta 7
Failure Date: 07/31/2017

The contact owns a 2004 Volkswagen Jetta. While driving approximately 65 mph, all the warning indicators started to flash on the instrument panel. The door chime sounded and the vehicle stalled. The contact coasted the vehicle onto the shoulder. The contact had the vehicle jump started and drove to a nearby parking lot. The failure occurred two other times and the vehicle was repaired by an independent mechanic. The fuse box melted and had to be replaced. The vehicle operated normally after the repairs were completed. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 74,000.

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car image   Electrical System problem of the 2013 Volkswagen Jetta 8
Failure Date: 07/29/2017

The key gets stuck so it wont turn to shut the car off. If able to get it to turn the car off the key gets stuck so you can't take it out. Trying to turn the car off the key gets stuck.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2012 Volkswagen Jetta 9
Failure Date: 07/29/2017

Key gets stuck in ignition when turning off the engine. The key won�t move or turn off the engine no matter what I do, and I am not able to turn the car off!! I tried for over an hour and finally had to drive to dealer - they weren�t able to get the key to turn off the engine either and had to pop the hood and pull wires.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2012 Volkswagen Jetta 10
Failure Date: 07/26/2017

When my car is on, I cannot turn the key in the ignition to turn the car off. I was told this is an extremely common problem in Jettas. The car is just under 5 years old, less than 80,000 miles on it. I've learned that vw knows about the problems, but won't recall to fix the problems that happen in so many Jettas. It is no coincidence, and vw should be responsible.


 
car image   Electrical System problem of the 2010 Volkswagen Jetta 11
Failure Date: 07/23/2017

"key gets stuck in ignition and I cannot turn off the engine. " I got home from running errands. Parked in my driveway and could not turn car off. Key was stuck.

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car image   Electrical System problem of the 2011 Volkswagen Jetta 12
Failure Date: 07/20/2017

Takata recall. Key wont turn in ignition on or off in car was in park.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2012 Volkswagen Jetta 13
Failure Date: 07/20/2017

The contact owns a 2012 Volkswagen Jetta. While driving approximately 65 mph, the electronic power control warning indicator illuminated and the vehicle lost acceleration. The contact merged the vehicle to the road shoulder to a complete stop. The engine was turned off and then restarted. The contact stated that the vehicle had been experiencing the failure for approximately six months. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic (wallen auto ii in michigan city, indiana) for diagnostic testing and the accelerator pedal was replaced twice, but the vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 97,000.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2013 Volkswagen Jetta 14
Failure Date: 07/18/2017

Takata recall. Key gets stuck in ignition when turning off engine.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2012 Volkswagen Jetta 15
Failure Date: 07/17/2017

"key gets stuck in ignition and I cannot turn off the engine. ".

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2010 Volkswagen Jetta 16
Failure Date: 07/14/2017

The abs system went out of control, all of the sudden the lights on the dashboard where on. The car was in motion when this happened it was a scary situation! there is a local Volkswagen near my house and this people suggest me to change the entire abs pump, vacuum pump and they got the nerve to charge me for the car revision when they knew this car is on recall.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2013 Volkswagen Jetta 17
Failure Date: 07/12/2017

While car is in park, key will get stuck in ignition while attempting to turn car off. Unable to turn key to the off position.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2015 Volkswagen Jetta 18
Failure Date: 07/09/2017

The contact owns a 2015 Volkswagen Jetta. After parking the vehicle, the key would not shut off the vehicle. Approximately three minutes later, and after several attempts, the vehicle did shut off. There were no warning indicators illuminated. The contact stated that the failure occurred for approximately six months. The vehicle was taken to winner Volkswagen in dover, delaware for diagnostic testing. The contact was informed that the tumbler failed and needed replacement. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 88,000.

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car image   Electrical System problem of the 2012 Volkswagen Jetta 19
Failure Date: 07/08/2017

Key stuck in ignition, unable to turn off engine only by releasing the clutch in first gear. Problem happens all the time but I have been able wiggle it out, however now its stuck for sure!.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2012 Volkswagen Jetta 20
Failure Date: 07/01/2017

Ignition locks up preventing key from being released or engine turning off. After inspection vw can find no fault by driver, but not covered under warranty. Required ignition parts replacement.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2013 Volkswagen Jetta 21
Failure Date: 06/17/2017

It has always been hard to cut the car off. But I assumed it was the key . This weekend after getting my oil changed we could not get the key out the ignition. The ignitioj switch wouldn't cut off. It took over an hour to get the key out. This was the first time the key has ever got stuck like that. And since then it has stalled 3 more times. It does require a lot of pressure or shaking of the key in the switch for the ignition to finally cut off.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2014 Volkswagen Jetta 22
Failure Date: 06/05/2017

Key gets stuck in the ignition when turning off engine.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2014 Volkswagen Jetta 23
Failure Date: 06/04/2017

Can not turn ignition to "off" position when engine is running. Car was placed in park l, parked in grocery store FL t surface parking lot. Drove car back home,tried again to no avail. Car was stationary.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2010 Volkswagen Jetta 24
Failure Date: 06/03/2017

As with most other 2010 vw Jetta owners, my premium 8 touch screen radio (vwz4z7j3024044) stopped working, no warning or intermittent problems prior to the failure. I have been taking a great care of my Jetta which has very low miles (33k) and I never have had a radio fail in any my previous cars, one of them was also a vw car. My local vw dealership wants to charge me $600 for a refurbished radio plus $70 for the installation. I have reviewed various online forums and discovered this is a common problem with the revision of this radio for the 2010-2011 model year. Unfortunately Volkswagen has done nothing to issue recall. The car has integrated hands free bluetooth which also does not work because of the radio and is a safety issue for hands free calling required in my state. Also, this will cause a drain on the battery which could result in not being able to start the vehicle after sitting too long.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2015 Volkswagen Jetta 25
Failure Date: 06/02/2017

My key have been getting stuck in my ignition. I could not turn my car off. The only way to get the key out is to flick the key in the ignition for it to let go.

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