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Electrical System Problems of Volkswagen Jetta - part 1



Volkswagen Jetta owners have reported 349 problems related to electrical system (under the electrical system category).

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2010 Volkswagen Jetta 1
Failure Date: 01/17/2015

Car radio suddenly shutoff while driving and would not turn back on. Touch screen does not respond. Checked fuses on engine component and left side panel, and no fuses are blown. Now the passenger headlight and driver's side taillight are also out, but replaced with new ones they still do not come on. Very concerned that the electrical issues will drain the battery and that there is no apparent cause for this incident. . Read more...

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car image   Electrical System problem of the 2010 Volkswagen Jetta 2
Failure Date: 01/07/2015

Radio was working perfectly fine yesterday morning on my commute to work. Went out for lunch. Black screen. No audio. No bluetooth. I can live without a radio. But I cannot live without having a hands free option for my phone. I am on the phone for work and traveling often. . Read more...

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2010 Volkswagen Jetta 3
Failure Date: 01/07/2015

Started car to leave work today and radio would not turn on just a black touchscreen. In researching this problem, I see there are hundreds if not more with the exact problem. So I hope this helps to get something rolling.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2007 Volkswagen Jetta 4
Failure Date: 01/05/2015

Both back passenger doors no longer lock. Even with child lock on they open freely. Having children in the back seat is a huge problem as they can open the doors at any time. There is no warning the locks have failed. I've researched online and this seems to be a known issue.

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car image   Electrical System problem of the 2010 Volkswagen Jetta 5
Failure Date: 12/30/2014

The radio quit working making the bluetooth hands free not operable? safety issue as I need the blue for talking while driving for work.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2012 Volkswagen Jetta 6
Failure Date: 12/21/2014

Upon returning home on Sunday 12/21 at 3 pm, smoke was coming from our garage. We opened the garage door to discovery my car on fire and a garage full of smoke. We called 911 and requested fire assistance. We then proceeded to extinguish the fire using 5 commercial size fire extinguishers. The fire department arrived and extinguished the flames and dragged the car from the garage. The car had not been driven for approximately 18 hours.

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car image   Electrical System problem of the 2010 Volkswagen Jetta 7
Failure Date: 12/19/2014

I am having a similar issue with my vehicle as in NHTSA id numbers 10660948, 10664166, 10662515 and 10633219. All four of my vehicle's door locking mechanisms have failed. As a result, the doors cannot be opened from the outside of the vehicle. This could be a safety issue in the event of an accident or the need to quickly evacuate a passenger from the vehicle.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2013 Volkswagen Jetta 8
Failure Date: 12/07/2014

I was stopped at a solid red traffic light and when I got the green light to proceed straight across the intersection I began to accelerate. Halfway through the intersection another vehicle (vehicle #2) crossed my path of travel on the right hand passenger side and vehicle #2 driver's side crashed into my front end. My vehicle was spun around counter clockwise due to the impact of vehicle #2. As a result of this crash my vehicle sustained heavy front end damage and pieces and parts were strewn all over the road. Fluid was leaking out of my vehicle and the vehicle was not able to be operated post-collision. With the heavy front end damage the driver, passenger and side airbags in my vehicle did not deploy.

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car image   Electrical System problem of the 2011 Volkswagen Jetta 9
Failure Date: 11/23/2014

Transmission kicked into neutral while cruising on highway. Had to pull over and come to a complete stop and restart the car before it would allow me to shift back into drive. The fault recurred a few miles later and has recurred several times since then. The car is now too unsafe to drive.

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car image   Electrical System problem of the 2010 Volkswagen Jetta 10
Failure Date: 11/15/2014

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


 
car image   Electrical System problem of the 2010 Volkswagen Jetta 11
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 12
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 13
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 14
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.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2010 Volkswagen Jetta 15
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 16
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?.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2009 Volkswagen Jetta 17
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 2010 Volkswagen Jetta 18
Failure Date: 10/08/2014

My 2010 vw Jetta wolfsburg radio went dead about 1 month ago. Forward to present day. After I came home from a 5 day vacation it would not start. I had to get a jump. This morning it would not start again after sitting 24 hrs. Before this all happened the doors would lock and unlock and the window would not roll up all the way. I cannot use bluetooth and my car sporadically will not start.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2008 Volkswagen Jetta 19
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 20
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 21
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 22
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 2002 Volkswagen Jetta 23
Failure Date: 10/01/2014

First intermittent and then inoperative turn signal and hazard flasher function. .

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2002 Volkswagen Jetta 24
Failure Date: 10/01/2014

This is a followup on my NHTSA complaint with odi 10660489. I would like to bring to your attention the NHTSA campaign id number 04v584000 which precisely describes the same problem I have encountered with my Jetta. Please note that my Jetta is also a 2002 model as noted in the above campaign.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2009 Volkswagen Jetta 25
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.

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