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Electrical System Problems of Volkswagen Jetta - part 1

Volkswagen Jetta owners have reported 622 problems related to electrical system (under the electrical system category).

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2004 Volkswagen Jetta 1
Failure Date: 11/16/2017

Heated seat module melted a hole through my leather.

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car image   Electrical System problem of the 2007 Volkswagen Jetta 2
Failure Date: 11/11/2017

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

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car image   Electrical System problem of the 2013 Volkswagen Jetta 3
Failure Date: 11/03/2017

"fuel pump defect". My 2013 vw Jetta has been randomly stalling out in mid commute within the last few months. I will be driving and the vehicle just cuts off and I have to crank the car back on and being mindful of ongoing traffic. This is increasing becoming an issue as I initially thought it was a random occurrence however as this has repeatedly occurred out of no where when I'm traveling in heavy traffic it has become very scary in an accident occuring. I saw that there is a recall on select vw vehicles however it does not include my vehicle which appears should also be immediately included as this is a serious safety issue with this vehicle.

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car image   Electrical System problem of the 2010 Volkswagen Jetta 4
Failure Date: 10/22/2017

Not able to turn key in the ignition. Sometimes not able to start car. Sometimes not able to turn car off.

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car image   Electrical System problem of the 2014 Volkswagen Jetta 5
Failure Date: 10/12/2017

Chronic issue with key either not turning to start ignition or failing to turn to shut the vehicle off while in park. Sales person suggested, "just turn the wheel back and forth a lot until it works. It's a safety feature. " after numerous incidences vehicle was taken to the dealership where they attempted to have me pay for the failure of their product. Under extended warranty the housing for the defective part is covered, but not the part itself. Defect in the part is a known problem. This is the second major issue I have had with this vehicle in less than 3 years.

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car image   Electrical System problem of the 2010 Volkswagen Jetta 6
Failure Date: 10/01/2017

I have problems with the blinkers, emergency flashers, sunroof and door locks coming on, not working properly and adjusting all on their own. Now my radio is not working at all. There are no recalls on any of this only warranty extension is on the secondary air sensor. Most happens vehicle is on or off. Parked or running.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2010 Volkswagen Jetta 7
Failure Date: 09/29/2017

The contact owns a 2010 Volkswagen Jetta. After operating the vehicle, the radio failed to operate. The vehicle was taken to Volkswagen princeton (902 state rd, princeton, NJ 08540) where it was diagnosed that the radio needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The VIN was not provided. The approximate failure mileage was 33,000.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2009 Volkswagen Jetta 8
Failure Date: 09/21/2017

The contact owns a 2009 Volkswagen Jetta. The contact stated that various warning indicators illuminated and the speedometer malfunctioned, which resulted in the speedometer not indicating the correct speed. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 16v913000 (service brakes, hydraulic, electronic stability control); however, the parts to do the repair were unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. White allen Volkswagen was contacted and refused to perform the repair due to the abs module being defective, which needed to be replaced before the recall could be performed. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The failure mileage was approximately 120,000. Parts distribution disconnect.

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car image   Electrical System problem of the 2015 Volkswagen Jetta 9
Failure Date: 09/20/2017

Day-time running light, right-side (passenger side) bulb burned out, however when the bulb socket was removed, the plastic material had signs of heat damage/plastic material damage and the bulb could not be removed from the socket. The socket and bulb will need to be replaced. There was no recall listed for this issue within the NHTSA, however, the heat damage within the bulb socket is a concern. Local vw dealer mentioned that there was no TSB or recall on this electrical part. Socket and bulb replacement cost from the vw dealer is near $40. 00.

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car image   Electrical System problem of the 2014 Volkswagen Jetta 10
Failure Date: 09/16/2017

Ignition key would not turn at all, could not start car or engine. Tried turning wheel, brake, emergency brake, gearshift, still could not turn key. Internet search found numerous problems with vw Jetta ignition key problems. This ignition should be recalled due to safety concerns.


 
car image   Electrical System problem of the 2011 Volkswagen Jetta 11
Failure Date: 09/09/2017

Nhtsa campaign #11v196000 my fuses blow, my driver window rolls down, but intermittently won't roll up. My engine cuts out for no reason, while in motion and stopped. Happens when slowing down, exiting off the freeway and coming to a stop in town. My epc, check engine , and light sensors come on and off and different times. 3 years ago I had my abs module replaced. But continue to have the same issues. Looking online I found the recall above, but when I took it to the dealer I was told this isn't an open recall. This has been going on since 2014.

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car image   Electrical System problem of the 2010 Volkswagen Jetta 12
Failure Date: 09/05/2017

The lights are all crossed. The left turn signal is weaker on the driver mirror. The overhead lights seemed to be crossed. You turn one off and the passenger lights in back come on. The bluetooth stopped working. It is like it has a shirt in it. This is while driving as well as stationary in car port.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2011 Volkswagen Jetta 13
Failure Date: 09/02/2017

For about a week it has been getting harder to turn on and off my car, due to the key not wanting to turn in the ignition. Today, I went to park in a shopping area and I couldn't turn the key at all to shut the engine off. I called the dealership and left them a message and told them I'm on my way right now to bring my car in because I cannot shut my car off. My car has 83,000 miles on it and I do have an extended warranty. The service guy behind the counter said they can't even look at it for a week and a half and if anything is wrong with it it should be covered under the warranty. Obviously, something is wrong with it, the car run was still running in the parking lot and the key feels so loose in the ignition, it feels like it should be able to just fall out. He also mentioned that the part that I might need, if anything is wrong with it, with have to ship from germany which would add another week. I might see my car in 3 weeks. My daughter is taking this car with her back to college in about 3 weeks and I'm not feeling to great about her safety right now with this car.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2010 Volkswagen Jetta 14
Failure Date: 09/02/2017

Takata recall. I was in the mountains of nc camping. My Jetta was working perfectly fine. I went to start it the next day and the radio was completely dead. The Jetta is not very old. Also, the back left break light and front right headlight was not working. The breaklight and the headlight started working as I was driving it, but the stereo has been dead for almost a week now. This should not happen. I did a search online and hundreds of other people are having the same exact problem with their radio in the same year Jetta as mine. This should not be happening and I wish Volkswagen would take care of this problem as it is pretty common.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2013 Volkswagen Jetta 15
Failure Date: 09/01/2017

Key gets stuck in ignition and won't turn off. Vw dealership is aware of issue say oo by it is a common problem. Ignition cylender was replaced once already at 32,000 miles. Now the same issue is back at 70,000 miles on the replacement part.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2011 Volkswagen Jetta 16
Failure Date: 08/30/2017

The key gets stuck in the ignition when attempting to turn off the engine; thus preventing the engine from being able to be turned off. I was lucky enough to be close to an auto repair shop, and they had to pull off a relay from the engine compartment. Upon replacing the relay, I was able to start the car so that I could drive home. Once I got home and once again attempted to shut the engine off, the key once again would not turn. The mechanic at the shop said that this is a known issue with my model car but that Volkswagen refuses to acknowledge the problem. Upon doing a google search to see what I can do to shut the vehicle off, I found a few hundred pages describing the issue, so I'm sure this is frequently happening. Apparently, the only solution is to have the failed parts replaced which costs upwards of $600. Also, the key has been getting stuck on and off for the past year, but in each case, I was able to wiggle the key so that it would turn off. Today, I wasn't able to even turn the key to the off position from the on position.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2012 Volkswagen Jetta 17
Failure Date: 08/25/2017

Key stuck in ignition. After arriving home and parking after a normal drive, I was unable to turn key to off position with engine running. Had to stall engine with clutch to stop it. After 10 minutes of jiggling, tapping, twisting with no result, I found that holding the key in the start position and allowing it to snap back would free it up. This behavior continued without exception for two days until I could get it to the dealer. Diagnosis "ignition lock housing internally binding". They removed and replaced Volkswagen part # c6-905-841 "steerlock" and the problem was resolved. This seems to be a very common problem with a variety of vw vehicles, with hundreds of reports in online forums.

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car image   Electrical System problem of the 2015 Volkswagen Jetta 18
Failure Date: 08/23/2017

My car is stalling upon starting intermittently for the last 2 months. I have read several places about people having an issue of having cars of this year stalling while driving which is extremely dangerous. I am fearful my issue could turn into this. I have taken my car to the dealer and it is not throwing any codes. The dealer did say they had cars come in with the issue of them stalling while driving and they've replaced the fuel injector module (a $900 repair). I have also contacted vw about this issue with no resolution.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2013 Volkswagen Jetta 19
Failure Date: 08/20/2017

Key gets stuck in position when turning off the engine. Can't turn off vehicle or remove the key.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2017 Volkswagen Jetta 20
Failure Date: 08/19/2017

The contact owns a 2017 Volkswagen Jetta. While driving approximately 65 mph, the vehicle suddenly had a loss of power, and the engine, epc, and various other warning indicators flashed. The vehicle coasted to a stall. The contact was able to restart the vehicle after some attempts. The dealer (long island city Volkswagen, 5615 northern blvd, woodside, NY 11377, 718-728-8111) provided a loaner vehicle and indicated that further diagnostic testing was required. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was not available.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2012 Volkswagen Jetta 21
Failure Date: 08/18/2017

Key gets stuck in ignition when turning off the engine.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2011 Volkswagen Jetta 22
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.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2010 Volkswagen Jetta 23
Failure Date: 08/11/2017

The radio/bluetooth/cd player completely stopped working when the ignition turned on. It had worked the previous day. I took it to my mechanic. It is not the fuse. It needs a complete new radio system. I called the dealer, but it is not covered under warranty. The total would be $800+. After checking on line, I find that there are multiple complaints on this same subject.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2013 Volkswagen Jetta 24
Failure Date: 08/06/2017

Key gets stuck in ignition when turning off the engine.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2014 Volkswagen Jetta 25
Failure Date: 08/05/2017

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

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