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Electrical System Problems of Volkswagen Jetta - part 1



Volkswagen Jetta owners have reported 383 problems related to electrical system (under the electrical system category).

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2009 Volkswagen Jetta 1
Failure Date: 05/13/2015

The sun roof opened to the first tilt position without any action caused by the driver or passenger. It happened again on may 17 during a slow left turn in a shopping center. My concern is that it may be electrical in nature and may affect the door locks as well. On a previous occasion, I had difficulty opening the trunk and had to use my key to open the drivers side door.

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car image   Electrical System problem of the 2010 Volkswagen Jetta 2
Failure Date: 05/13/2015

Radio suddenly quit. I see from the internet that this happens a lot with Jettas. I have never had a factory radio just stop working in any other car I have owned. This is an expensive repair.

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car image   Electrical System problem of the 2010 Volkswagen Jetta 3
Failure Date: 05/13/2015

Driving down highway, cars radio just dies completely stops. Quickly moved over not knowing what was wrong. Worried something could happen to car itself. Got home checked fuses which were fine. Turned car back on, vehicle dash is displaying several indicators. Not sure if car is even safe to drive. Volkswagen didn't acknowledge issue even though there are several complaints similar to this.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2011 Volkswagen Jetta 4
Failure Date: 05/12/2015

Wife came home and said radio not working. From the research I have been looking at. It's done. Have to get a new or aftermarket unit. Can't believe I am the only on with this problem.

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car image   Electrical System problem of the 2010 Volkswagen Jetta 5
Failure Date: 05/11/2015

Radio stopped working in vw Jetta tdi 2010 - I got into my vehicle and started the engine - after finding that the radio did not start up, I pushed the power button but with no success. I checked the fuse and it seems fine, then I looked up this issue online and found a significant number of complaints for the same exact year and model (tdi). As a result, I am unable to use bluetooth for hands free phone conversation which presents a safety issue.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2010 Volkswagen Jetta 6
Failure Date: 04/27/2015

The radio with bluetooth died at 90507 miles and now the battery and new battery loose charge. . Read more...


car image   Electrical System problem of the 2010 Volkswagen Jetta 7
Failure Date: 04/24/2015

I was driving around town this past Friday (4/24/15) and the radio made a loud "pop" sound and then it stopped working; the touchscreen went black and will not turn on or display the time. I checked all the fuses (including the one behind the radio), and they were all fine. . Read more...

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2007 Volkswagen Jetta 8
Failure Date: 04/15/2015

Rear driver's side lock failed with no indications that it did not work. We thought the door was locking, either via the key-fob or internal locking, but it was not and we have no idea how long this was the case before the dealer pointed it out. There is no way to lock the door manually. This left our car open for theft, and endangered a younger child we sometimes transport as the door was not able to be locked.

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car image   Electrical System problem of the 2012 Volkswagen Jetta 9
Failure Date: 04/14/2015

Cannot shut engine off. Cannot remove ignition key.

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car image   Electrical System problem of the 2010 Volkswagen Jetta 10
Failure Date: 04/13/2015

Rcd-510 radio stopped working and is confirmed "dead" by the dealer. No warning, no reason and no fix available. Bluetooth no longer works because it uses the radio to power car speakers, so cannot do "hands free" communication. Vw says it is not responsible because the car is out of warranty. I have never had a radio fail -- I have under 60,000 miles on the car!.


 
car image   Electrical System problem of the 2011 Volkswagen Jetta 11
Failure Date: 04/06/2015

The contact owns a 2011 Volkswagen Jetta. While driving approximately 75 mph, the door locks on the vehicle began to lock and unlock independently. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 60,000.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2010 Volkswagen Jetta 12
Failure Date: 03/26/2015

Rcd-510 radio stopped working and is confirmed "dead" by the dealer. No warning, no reason and no fix available. Bluetooth no longer works because it uses the radio to power car speakers, so cannot do "hands free" communication.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2009 Volkswagen Jetta 13
Failure Date: 03/16/2015

The trunk lid of my 2009 vw Jetta opens unexpectedly. It has happened while driving and while it is parked. This problem is intermittent and it is difficult to predict when it will occur. I will sometimes find it open when I am ready to drive in the morning. Sometimes it will open immediately after starting the car. Once it opened while I was entering a freeway ramp. Luckily it has not yet happened while unattended during a rain or snowstorm ! yet the potential for danger is very real. Finding a place to pull over to close a trunk lid while my rear vision is blocked can be a very dangerous scenario -- not to mention the security issues an open trunk lid raises. The vw dealer has attempted two fixes, once under warranty and another attempt on March 6, 2015 cost me several hundred dollars. The last incident occurred just this afternoon as I was returning to my car from the bank lobby. I'm scheduled for a third visit to the dealer tomorrow afternoon. I really don't want to be a throwing any more money at a safety and quality issue that should not occur and hope that you will be able to help me. Thank you very much.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2013 Volkswagen Jetta 14
Failure Date: 03/13/2015

While driving my 2013 Volkswagen jettta gli, a part fell down by my feet hitting my foot. Once parked, the part numbered 1k0953527d was found on the drivers side floor mat. I called my local dealership where I had bought the car (new) and sent them a picture of the part. They said they believed it controlled the column lock while in park, however my wheel still locked in park with the part not in place. The next day, while driving in an alley, my bumbped my key chain while scooting forward in my seat and my car turn off, not allowing me to turn it back on until it finally came to a stop and I was able to put it in park. The service team had their most experienced team member on hand open the steering column and said that the part must have fell out; for reasons not known. They also said there was no indication of tampering.

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car image   Electrical System problem of the 2008 Volkswagen Jetta 15
Failure Date: 03/09/2015

The contact owns a 2008 Volkswagen Jetta. The contact stated while driving approximately 25 mph, the air bag warning light remained illuminated. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic, who discovered that the front driver and passenger side air bag crash sensors would need to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. In addition, there was a shortage within the electrical circuit. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified. The approximate failure mileage was 116,000.

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car image   Electrical System problem of the 2006 Volkswagen Jetta 16
Failure Date: 02/27/2015

Driver seat lower right back overheated. Burnt a hole in the seat and melted the coat I was wearing. Smell of burning in the car and intense heat on my back. Turned off the seat heat. When I arrived at my destination, noticed the burn in the seat and later noticed a burn on my coat. . Interior of the car is well maintained, never flooded or abused. Now I have a car driver seat that is badly damaged, a ruined coat and scared to operate the car or to park in my garage in fear of a fire that could burn down my house and car putting myself and family in harms way. I have noticed several vw cars in the past with the same problem in the same spot and was always thankful that it was not my car. Now it is my car with the same problem. Called the vw dealer, and they said that there is not a recall on this. This is a problem that can cause a bad burn on a person. I am glad I had a coat on while driving, otherwise I would have had to seek medical treatment for the burn. Would like to see vw correct the problem and replace the seat at no charge to the owners. This is a preventable problem that needs corrected.

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car image   Electrical System problem of the 2006 Volkswagen Jetta 17
Failure Date: 02/27/2015

Driver seat lower right back overheated. Burnt a hole in the seat and melted the coat I was wearing. Smell of burning in the car and intense heat on my back. Turned off the seat heat. When I arrived at my destination, noticed the burn in the seat and later noticed a burn on my coat. Interior of the car is well maintained, never flooded or abused. Now I have a car driver seat that is badly damaged, a ruined coat and scared to operate the car or to park in my garage in fear of a fire that could burn down my house and car putting my self and family in harms way. I have noticed several vw cars in the past with the same problem in the same spot and was always thnakful that it was not my car. Now it is my car with the same problem. Called the vw dealer and they said that there is not a recall on this. This is a problem that can cause a bad burn on a person. I am glad I had a coat on while driving, otherwise I would have had to seek medical treatment for the burn. Would like to see vw correct the problem and replace the seat at no charge to the owners. This is a preventable problem that needs corrected.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2010 Volkswagen Jetta 18
Failure Date: 02/27/2015

While driving, my bluetooth handsfree device, including radio popped and went dead. Additionally, I have already replaced the entire fuel system, two ac compressors and the thermostat. Major issues with this model.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2009 Volkswagen Jetta 19
Failure Date: 02/26/2015

Was driving at 50mph car just shut off-rturned on hazard lights pulled over -waited -had to wait one-two minutes before car would start. This happened three additional time going between 30-50 mph same day took it right into vw shop. Shop diagnosed ingintion problem and replaced it.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2014 Volkswagen Jetta 20
Failure Date: 02/14/2015

We drove our 2014 v/w Jetta to grocery store and vehicle was parked in the parking lot while my husband was sitting in it waiting for me to return no more than 20 minutes the vehicle engine light came on and begin flashing and turned off and would not turn back on. We called aaa for towing and an extra battery but the batter was working fine. Almost 2 hours later waiting for 2nd tow truck to come and tow the vehicle, it turned over and we managed to drive 2 miles home and the car started one more time and has not turned back on since. We had vehicle towed to the dealer and the dealer says it is engine problem and we have to pay $396 to pay for repair. We have had this brand new vehicle for 9 months and it has burned my husband back and now it doesn't work. . . . .

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car image   Electrical System problem of the 2010 Volkswagen Jetta 21
Failure Date: 02/13/2015

I went to drive to work and turned on my car. No radio. Nothing. No power to it. Absolutely nothing. No bluetooth for safe and hands free driving, nothing. Can't get it fixed for less than $1000. Nothing to explain what causes it. No blown fuses no anything. No explanation whatsoever. I have done some research and found that this is a common problem. . . Hey vw. . . . . Wake up and give me a new radio. . . . . Wow where is my recall. . . . .

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2010 Volkswagen Jetta 22
Failure Date: 01/27/2015

Driving down the road listening to music, heard a loud pop (like a static electrical pop) and then the entire radio system went dead including bluetooth for my phone. Radio will no longer turn on. I have seen a large number of similar cases (pop and then dead radio).

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2011 Volkswagen Jetta 23
Failure Date: 01/23/2015

The radio malfunctioned and the hands free phone operation was also disabled. This is a safety issue without the handsfree phone option.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2010 Volkswagen Jetta 24
Failure Date: 01/21/2015

I purchased a 2010 Jetta August 2014 with 48,000 miles. I thought this would be a good car for my daughter's first car. Now 5 moths later she was driving and the radio just went out and screen went black. Checked fuses and nothing. Talked with Volkswagen and no recalls which if you google it there are alot of the same problems. They won't do anything. This makes me very mad that my 16 year daughter used her money to buy a car and only has 50,000 and they want 800. 00 to fix. That is crazy! I will never buy vw again they do not help anyone .

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2010 Volkswagen Jetta 25
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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