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Electrical System Problems of Volkswagen Jetta - part 1



Volkswagen Jetta owners have reported 366 problems related to electrical system (under the electrical system category).

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2009 Volkswagen Jetta 1
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.

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car image   Electrical System problem of the 2013 Volkswagen Jetta 2
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 2006 Volkswagen Jetta 3
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 4
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 2009 Volkswagen Jetta 5
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 6
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 7
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. . . . .

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car image   Electrical System problem of the 2010 Volkswagen Jetta 8
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 9
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.

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car image   Electrical System problem of the 2010 Volkswagen Jetta 10
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 11
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...

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2010 Volkswagen Jetta 12
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 13
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 14
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 15
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 2010 Volkswagen Jetta 16
Failure Date: 12/22/2014

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.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2012 Volkswagen Jetta 17
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 18
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 2004 Volkswagen Jetta 19
Failure Date: 12/15/2014

The contact owns a 2004 Volkswagen Jetta. While driving approximately 50 mph, there was smoke coming from the heated seats on the front passenger side. The contact stated that there was a hole burned into the front passenger seat. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired . The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 100,000.

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car image   Electrical System problem of the 2013 Volkswagen Jetta 20
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.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2011 Volkswagen Jetta 21
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.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2011 Volkswagen Jetta 22
Failure Date: 11/22/2014

On November 22,2014, I turned on my car like any other day and headed to go run some errands, everything appeared fine. I headed to my first errand and after finished I turned my car on again but my stereo would not turn on. I turned the car off and then back on thinking that that was going to fix it but nothing, the stereo simply appeared dead. I had never had stereo problems prior to this so I was quite surprised that without a warning my stereo would just die. That same day I called the Volkswagen dealership and they said I could simply stop by and they'd have my stereo looked at but when I showed up they said it would be $140 simply to get it diagnosed and then I'd still have to pay for the repairs! needless to say I walked out. I couldn't believe that they wouldn't even give my stereo a complimentary diagnostic! the same day I took my car to a specialist and had the fuses checked and the fuses were fine but it appears I needed a completely new stereo! my car is relatively new to have stereo problems, this is unheard of! I have always given my car the proper maintenance and I am quite unhappy with this issue. Having looked at multiple other complaints about this particular issue online I hope vw can address this problem very soon.

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

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