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Electrical System Problems of Volkswagen Jetta - part 1



Volkswagen Jetta owners have reported 400 problems related to electrical system (under the electrical system category).

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2012 Volkswagen Jetta 1
Failure Date: 07/10/2015

Ignition lock/switch stuck in "on" position. Unable to turn off engine or remove key. Safety and security risk being unable to secure vehicle or turn off engine.

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car image   Electrical System problem of the 2010 Volkswagen Jetta 2
Failure Date: 06/28/2015

Vw Jetta sportwagen 2010. The radio was playing, I heard a small "pop" and the radio quit working, no lights, no sound. The blue tooth is played thru the radio so this no longer works either. This is a safety hazard as I can no longer use bluetooth to talk on the phone. In fact in some states I travel thru it is illegal to use the phone without bluetooth. One of the reasons I bought this car was the blue tooth option. It is not the fuse. There are hundreds of online complaints about this model and year vw radio. . Read more...

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car image   Electrical System problem of the 2009 Volkswagen Jetta 3
Failure Date: 06/23/2015

Started the car and after about 5 minutes of driving, the engine shuts off but all electrical systems apear to be working. No trouble/ indicator lights come on. This has happened on the interstate traveling 70, on a side street traveling 35, and sitting iddle at a stop light. Every time, the car will run for between 5-7 minutes than not restart for 5-7 minutes. At attempts to restart inside that 5 minute window after the engine stalls, there is no turning over, no clicking or anything. There is no temp issues, or low fuel issues. This has happened on a full tank and a half tank also.

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car image   Electrical System problem of the 2010 Volkswagen Jetta 4
Failure Date: 06/12/2015

Radio suddenly stopped working. No power. Black screen. I checked the fuses and took the car to an audio sound place - they took out the radio to check the fuse in the back. All fuses work, radio is grounded and power is fine. Radio is dead. Seems there are quite a few 2010 Jettas with this same issue with the delphi radio - I read somewhere that perhaps the fuse for the radio should be a 10a not a 15a and that some board is getting fried with the higher fuse. . . Who is accountable?.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2007 Volkswagen Jetta 5
Failure Date: 06/06/2015

As I was driving the vehicle the gear shifted on its own from drive into neutral. Brought the vehicle to a stop. I placed the vehicle back into drive. I drove a short distance and the car will now only go from drive to neutral. The key is stuck in the ignition. Took it to the vw dealership and was told the gear shift box is defective but no longer covered under warranty. Contacted vw corp and opened a case with the regional case manager. Still waiting to hear from them. I was told at the dealer that it wasn't safe to drive as it is. When I asked since it's not safe to drive will they be replacing it at no cost? stated no since they have no recall under my VIN # and no longer under warranty.

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car image   Electrical System problem of the 2010 Volkswagen Jetta 6
Failure Date: 06/01/2015

Vw 2010 tdi - radio dead. Completely went black, unresponsive. Discovered wrong fuse in line with radio - 15a when it should have been 10a according to spec. This over time caused the radio to fry. Vw of a doesn't care about this issue and gives the standard reply that it is not under warranty. A 5 year old vehilce, with 100k miles - the radio should not be failing at this age, further, this is a 1000+$ fix. Ridiculous.


car image   Electrical System problem of the 2011 Volkswagen Jetta 7
Failure Date: 05/28/2015

Touch screen radio died inexplicably, weird knocking sound from speakers.

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car image   Electrical System problem of the 2010 Volkswagen Jetta 8
Failure Date: 05/15/2015

The contact owns a 2010 Volkswagen Jetta. The contact stated that the bluetooth feature failed to work whenever the radio was inoperable. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The VIN was not available. The approximate failure mileage was 61,000.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2009 Volkswagen Jetta 9
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.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2010 Volkswagen Jetta 10
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.


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

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2010 Volkswagen Jetta 13
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 14
Failure Date: 05/09/2015

On may 9th,we started our car after after a wedding and reception,the radio was blank,nothing. It also has factory bluetooth. Called our dealer and tried to get goodwill adjustment for radio. Was told radio was out of warranty. Opened a case with vw,had dealer pull radio,the dealer called vw. No assistance radio cost is $775,not counting installation. I think this is a safety issue,because bluetooth doesn't work,because radio does not. 2010 vw Jetta se.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2009 Volkswagen Jetta 15
Failure Date: 05/08/2015

I was approaching a red light when suddenly the abs brake light came on, followed by every light on my dashboard. My car stalled and came to a complete stop. Fortunately I was in the right hand lane of a semi-busy street and was able to wait until my car started up again. Had I been on the freeway with my two small children in the backseat, I have no doubt that this would have caused a serious accident or death. I was told that I need to replace my complete abs system. I have approximately 72,000 miles on this car and have serviced it regularly. There is no reason for a part which affects the electrical system and safety of the driver should go out this soon unless it is a defective part - period!!! I know that hundreds have experienced the same problem as me as I have read their complaints online. Vw needs to immediately make the repairs necessary to correct this problem in order to make their vehicles safe to the public and before anyone is injured or dies. If vw ignores this problem, instead of dealing with repairs, vw will be dealing a class action suit. Please take note, vw.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2010 Volkswagen Jetta 16
Failure Date: 05/04/2015

Hands free/bluetooth/radio not working. Screen went dead suddenly. Fuses checked and all are ok. Inability to use audio unit is a safety issue. Called east coast vw in englewood, NJ and dealer stated car out of warranty. Car is a 2010 vw Jetta with 47,000 miles. Volkswagen of America contacted to no avail. Logged complaint with better business bureau. Battery replaced due to drainage.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2012 Volkswagen Jetta 17
Failure Date: 05/04/2015

2012 Volkswagen Jetta. Consumer writes in regards to key stuck in the ignition. The consumer stated the vehicle could not be turned off. A mechanic un-plugged a wire. The vehicle had to be towed to the dealer.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2003 Volkswagen Jetta 18
Failure Date: 05/01/2015

Tl- the contact owns a 2003 vw Jetta GLS turbo. The contact stated that while driving 50 mph, he noticed smoke coming from under the hood and entering the interior cabin of the vehicle. The contact stopped the vehicle and opened the battery fuse box where he found that there were overheated wires and overwhelming smoke. The contact stated that the failure was recurring and the smoke was emitting from the battery fuse box. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer to determine the cause of the failure. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 96,000. The VIN was not available. Kmj.

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car image   Electrical System problem of the 2010 Volkswagen Jetta 19
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 20
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 21
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.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2012 Volkswagen Jetta 22
Failure Date: 04/14/2015

Cannot shut engine off. Cannot remove ignition key.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2010 Volkswagen Jetta 23
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 24
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 25
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.

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