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Electrical System Problems of Volkswagen Jetta - part 1



Volkswagen Jetta owners have reported 412 problems related to electrical system (under the electrical system category).

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2012 Volkswagen Jetta 1
Failure Date: 08/22/2015

The contact owns a 2012 Volkswagen Jetta. The contact stated that the epc warning light illuminated and the accelerator pedal failed to respond each time the failure recurred. The contact indicated that there was a drastic reduction in speed. The contact had to turn the vehicle on and off multiple times in order to reset the epc code. The vehicle was to be taken to a dealer for inspection and diagnosis. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was unknown. The failure mileage was 92,000.

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car image   Electrical System problem of the 2010 Volkswagen Jetta 2
Failure Date: 08/20/2015

Radio & bluetooth suddenly stopped working. No power. Fuses were checked and all are good. Reviewing internet and seems that this is a very common problem not covered by warranty. Appears to be a safety issue since bluetooth no longer working.

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car image   Electrical System problem of the 2011 Volkswagen Jetta 3
Failure Date: 08/14/2015

Radio popped and went dead causing a amperage drain on the battery. Fuses have been verified as good but the radio will not turn back on even after resets.

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car image   Electrical System problem of the 2011 Volkswagen Jetta 4
Failure Date: 08/13/2015

Headlights went off while car in motion and would not go back on. The consequences of that happening if at a high rate of speed is disturbing to think about.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2013 Volkswagen Jetta 5
Failure Date: 08/12/2015

Traveling down the road my 2013 Volkswagen Jetta would suddenly shut off. It began to happen more frequently the hotter the weather got and my mechanic said it was do to an over heated sensor. He also stated that you don't have to be driving but just sitting in the driveway on a hot day can cause the sensor to overheat. This is a very dangerous situation because the car can and will die at anytime without warning. My mechanic also said that it is a well known problem that happens frequently in the hotter months and Volkswagen refuses to acknowledge or do anything about the issue. It costs just over $200 to repair.

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car image   Electrical System problem of the 2010 Volkswagen Jetta 6
Failure Date: 08/04/2015

Started car this morning and hit the power button on for the radio - nothing. After doing some research on the web, found this is a common problem with the premium 8 vw radio. Fuses that were easily accessible checked out fine. Radio is completely dead. Using reset instructions from the web did not work. Radio worked fine yesterday when I turned it off at home.


car image   Electrical System problem of the 2011 Volkswagen Jetta 7
Failure Date: 07/30/2015

Random exterior lights were nonfunctional with multiple dashboard notification errors. Took vehicle in for service and was told that a bad fuse and shorted out and melted the fuse box causing the problem. Fuse box must be replaced due to overheating of bad fuse. Repair place said this is a known problem with vws and certain models had already been issued a recall.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2010 Volkswagen Jetta 8
Failure Date: 07/26/2015

While driving on the highway yesterday there was a pop sound from the delphi premium 8 (rns-510?) radio and it went dead. Checked the fuses and found that they were all ok. Looked online and found that this appears to be a known/common complaint. It leads me to wonder if there are other electrical issues going on, and what repairs those will lead to. I called the local vw dealership (al serra) this morning and they haven't called back. From everything that I'm reading online, it is costly to replace the stereo. This seems to be more than a "coincidence" and vw should be held accountable.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2010 Volkswagen Jetta 9
Failure Date: 07/11/2015

Radio was working fine one minute than the next it was dead. I had the fuses check for the radio none of them were blown. I was actually stranded from a tire blow out with no hands free use of my radio which the police officer that helped me said that was a serious safety issue and there's no reason for a manufactured radio on a 2010 car to go out. Needless to say I see online a lot of other customers are in the same situation and Volkswagen has done nothing. In some states it is against the law to talk on your phone it must be hands free.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2012 Volkswagen Jetta 10
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.


 
car image   Electrical System problem of the 2010 Volkswagen Jetta 11
Failure Date: 07/01/2015

Built in bluetooth / radio is defective, leaving passengers unable to use hands free technology, and also eliminates the national alert system. The dead radio also leads to a parasitic battery drain, which will kill the battery of the car, leaving people stranded, potentially in extreme weather situations. This is a very well known issue with thousands of known cases online, yet nothing has been done.

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

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2009 Volkswagen Jetta 13
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 14
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 15
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 16
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 17
Failure Date: 05/28/2015

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

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2013 Volkswagen Jetta 18
Failure Date: 05/27/2015

The ignition suddenly stopped working and key will not shut or come out of the ignition. I had to disconnect the battery & pull the fuse for the fuel in order to shut the car off. Volkswagen refused to cover the repair and I had to pay close to $500 to have the dealer replace the lock cylinder. The mechanics at vw told me this is a reoccurring that they have seen many times.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2010 Volkswagen Jetta 19
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 20
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 21
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 22
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 23
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 24
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 25
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.

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