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Hazard Flashing Warning Light Switch Problems of Volkswagen Jetta



Volkswagen Jetta owners have reported 17 problems related to hazard flashing warning light switch (under the exterior lighting category).

car image   Hazard Flashing Warning Light Switch problem of the 2002 Volkswagen Jetta 1
Failure Date: 01/09/2009

The turn signal continues to make noise as if it were on at random times while I am driving. This problem has been noted in a recall by Volkswagen (id # 04v584000) but my VIN number isn't covered and therefore Volkswagen will not fix the problem.

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car image   Hazard Flashing Warning Light Switch problem of the 2002 Volkswagen Jetta 2
Failure Date: 04/02/2007

The right front turn signal bulb was at first intermittent, but then became inoperative. When light was removed the filament was fine, but there was evidence of arcing across the contacts. It looked like the contacts were short circuited. I had this same problem about a year ago. My 2002 Jetta was not part of a recall of this very problem. The VIN # did not qualify. But, after looking at forum postings this is a bigger problem that the group of VIN numbers that Volkswagen included in the recall.

car image   Hazard Flashing Warning Light Switch problem of the 2001 Volkswagen Jetta 3
Failure Date: 02/05/2007

Turn signal on 2001 vw Jetta operates at random or not at all. This condition began occurring following the repair of a malfunctioning brake light switch (recalls 06v183000 & 04v096000). Signals failed to turn on, or turned on with sporadic functioning. Volkswagen service indicated this was caused by a shorted hazard switch. Hazard switch was replaced for a cost of us $131. 55. Dealer indicated a recall was issued for this problem (recall 04v584000) however indicated vehicle does not qualify under the recall despite having an identical issue. If find it utterly ridiculous that Volkswagen will not cover the cost of repairs given that the identical problem is recalled for other Jettas. In addition I find it morally unacceptable as Volkswagen is putting drivers at risk as intermittent or inoperative turn signals is a safety concern: failure to provide the proper signal when turning or performing a lateral move could lead to a crash without warning.

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car image   Hazard Flashing Warning Light Switch problem of the 2001 Volkswagen Jetta 4
Failure Date: 08/28/2006

After receiving the vehicle from an auto shop the battery was dead. I had them jump start it and the airbag dummy light came on as soon as the car started. It beeped and said airbag fault on the dash. Then the turn signal system started to simulate the sound of the turn signal as if it was on. First it was after I completed the turn it would stay on and speed up or slow down the clicking noise. Within a month it started doing it while I was driving straight down the road. I am unsure if the turn signal system is working properly. Sometimes the flashers don't seem work at random as far as I can tell from the drivers seat. I had a dealer reset the airbag fault but they said that they "think" that we need to replace the multi-function switch on the side of the steering column. I'm not about to spend 500 dollars on something that the dealer isn't even sure of themselves.

car image   Hazard Flashing Warning Light Switch problem of the 1999 Volkswagen Jetta 5
Failure Date: 12/10/2005

Turn signals and flashers not blinking as described in recall id number: 04v584000 which calls for the replacement of the hazard flasher switch, however the 1999 new Jettas are not covered by the recall.

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car image   Hazard Flashing Warning Light Switch problem of the 2001 Volkswagen Jetta 6
Failure Date: 06/01/2005

2001 Volkswagen Jetta developed problems with the turn signals. The consumer experienced the same problem as outlined in recall 04v584000. The emergency light switch was replaced under warranty, however when the problem continued, the dealer told the consumer the turn signal light clicking on without his control was not covered under warranty.


car image   Hazard Flashing Warning Light Switch problem of the 1998 Volkswagen Jetta 7
Failure Date: 04/19/2005

(1) first, the turn signals began to act strange. When using them they flashed, paused, then continued to flash. Later in the day when attempting to put the hazard lights on, they didn't work. After that, the turn signals didn't work either. (2) safety issue while driving, but no accident/injury occurred. (3) took car to independent vw mechanic who replaced hazard/turn signal switch assembly. (4) now researching problem and found that a recall for this very problem began on March 31, 2005 (NHTSA campaign id number 04v584000); however it didn't include the 1998 model year. Why not? it's evident that the defect was present in that year also.

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car image   Hazard Flashing Warning Light Switch problem of the 2001 Volkswagen Jetta 8
Failure Date: 04/10/2005

Turn signal/emergency flash light failed, airbag warning light turned on and stayed on.

car image   Hazard Flashing Warning Light Switch problem of the 2001 Volkswagen Jetta 9
Failure Date: 03/09/2005

Turn signals would not work, taken to dealer, and they said it was the hazard flasher. They replaced this part. This is now working. Consumer received recall notice and send in paper work for refund. Now they insist that she take her car back to the dealer for inspection before they will refund her.

car image   Hazard Flashing Warning Light Switch problem of the 2001 Volkswagen Jetta 10
Failure Date: 02/14/2005

Paaseneger side turn signal malfunction in December was repaired by dealer. All turn signals and hazard lights dead as of February 11, 2005. I saw some postings about a recall on an internet site. The dealer has no knowledge of the recall and the manufacturer has not recalled the vehicle yet . The NHTSA web site lists this problem to be recalled this month.


 
car image   Hazard Flashing Warning Light Switch problem of the 2001 Volkswagen Jetta 11
Failure Date: 02/10/2005

My 2001 vw Jetta, VIN 3vwsb69m100479, experienced turn signal failure due to a defective hazard warning flasher/switch. This switch is subject to recall id 04v5840000. Volkswagon has told me that there is no recall for my vehicle for this problem. The failure is exactly as described on the web posting for this recall. Is there any criteria related to this recall which excludes my vehicle?.

car image   Hazard Flashing Warning Light Switch problem of the 2001 Volkswagen Jetta 12
Failure Date: 02/10/2005

The consumer contacted the dealer and the manufacturer and was informed that NHTSA recall 04v584000 on the hazard switch does not exist. Please provide further details.

car image   Hazard Flashing Warning Light Switch problem of the 2001 Volkswagen Jetta 13
Failure Date: 01/01/2005

The flasher and warning lights are inoperative due to the hazard warning switch recall defect 04v584000. The VIN is not included.

car image   Hazard Flashing Warning Light Switch problem of the 2001 Volkswagen Jetta 14
Failure Date: 11/04/2004

The turn signals, once activated, would stop working even though they were in the active mode. I took it in to the dealership on November 5, 2004 and one of the mechanics in the service bay said it sounded like the hazard switch relay and that a lot of people have had a problem with that. They wanted to charge over $100 to replace-- because they said it was not under warranty. I only have just over 33,000 miles on the car. I looked online and it appears that many people have experienced the same issue. Furthermore, the part will cost me $19 at a local auto part store and is apparently very easy to replace.

car image   Hazard Flashing Warning Light Switch problem of the 2002 Volkswagen Jetta 15
Failure Date: 06/12/2004

The contact stated the hazard flashing lights switch malfunctioned. All of the exterior lights on the car burned out. The turn signals would tick, but the blinker light would not come on. This was temporarily solved by removing the hazard light switch. Volkswagen issued recall 04v584000 on the hazard switch, but this vehicle was not included in the recall. The manufacturer and the dealer have been contact, and neither offered any free solution.

car image   Hazard Flashing Warning Light Switch problem of the 2000 Volkswagen Jetta 16
Failure Date: 08/01/2001

Vehicle suffered a lost of power when check engine light illuminates. On March 7 2002 university vw discovered a defective airflow meter. The windshield was replaced for a cracked rain drain. The brake servo was changed for a pin hole air leak. Consumer was told that the glow plug harness might be the cause as to why the brake lights come on. The hazard switch switched on and off distressing other drivers behind. Replaced the hazard relay switch (on the dash) by myself. Back brake pad wore down to the rivets. Vehicle overheated on 3 occasions had pressure test and thermostat changed and problem still exist.

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car image   Hazard Flashing Warning Light Switch problem of the 2002 Volkswagen Jetta 17
Failure Date: 01/01/1901

2002 Jetta rear lights work intermittently. The consumer received a recall notice in the mail regarding the light problems.


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