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Headlight Switch Problems of Volkswagen Jetta

Volkswagen Jetta owners have reported 4 problems related to headlight switch (under the exterior lighting category).

car image   Headlight Switch problem of the 2012 Volkswagen Jetta 1
Failure Date: 10/14/2016

Purchased 2012 vw Jetta new at local vw dealership. Currently has approx 51,000 miles on it. At around 29,000 miles ignition switch would not shut off while I was shopping-took to dealershipi and was told it was fixed- had just stuck. Less than a month later same thing happened. Dealership had the car for weeks-(this time they did provide loaner car). Most recent- prior to ignition problem currently occurring I had to have wiper motor replaced at my cost $600. 00 plus dollars. I sat in waiting area of dealership that clearly stated we provide loaner car or shuttle service at time of your appt. Neither available on that day. I addressed this issue with service manager who was off that day. Received apologetic e-mail. Have had to replace headlight bulb and needs replaced again. Could this be an electrical issue? is this car even safe to drive my grandchildren in? I am not feelin comfortable with it. Presently as I am writing this my car has been running for 18 hours. Ignition stuck Friday eve- service dept not open on sat. When I called Friday eve basically I was told "get it over here somehow and we will take a look". Presently weighing my options-needless to say I am extremely disappointed with the purchase of my first new vw. Previously had owned two used vw golf. Note: first time I was fortunately close to vw garage which is a 40 minute drive from my house-fortunate again this time that it's sitting in my driveway running until I can figure out a plan. Loved my vw-past tense. After going online I see other people have had this very experience with ignition. Seems it is going to be expensive. Very disappointed! my dealership is vw clarksburg, wv. Former star motor-1-304-623-7827. Shane leblond - "service manager".

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car image   Headlight Switch problem of the 2011 Volkswagen Jetta 2
Failure Date: 10/01/2015

My cars low beam headlights unexpectedly stopped working after bringing it into the west broad Volkswagen of richmond, va for a safety recall. I thought there may have been a chance that they both burned out simultaneously and had the light bulbs changed, but still no luck. I also purchased a new light switch for my dash and it still does not work. I am a college student and do not have a lot of money to spend on blind diagnoses. My daytime running lights work and my high beams, just not my low beams. I have done research online and have found that this is an issue with many Volkswagen Jetta drivers from their standard models, through se-sel, and up into the tdi trims. I believe there should be a recall on this, because it is unsafe for me to drive during dusk and if I ever need to drive at night I am forced to use my high beams.

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car image   Headlight Switch problem of the 2006 Volkswagen Jetta 3
Failure Date: 10/30/2006

Unadjustable aim of headlights on 2006 vw Jetta tdi. Right and left lights are adjustable side-to-side, but I was told by the dealer that "the high and low beams on each side are all one unit and cannot be adjusted up or down separately. " I find this completely unacceptable, since the high beams do not add any distance or width to the light field on the road. They do, however, light up the tree-tops nicely. High-beams which are useless at highway speeds and cannot be made functional without rendering the standard low-beam focus unacceptably short is a safety hazard. Correction seems to require redesigned components. Unacceptable brake light reflection in rear window. Brake light housing at top of rear window is not flush to the glass, but approximately 3/8ths of an inch away. This causes a large red glare in the rear window when brakes are used in dark or near-dark situations. Dealer said " according to design". I feel this is a safety hazard due to the obscuring of visibility to the rear when brakes are in use. Rear-view mirror dimming switch does not align mirror with previous setting. This requires driver to move the mirror after switching to dim upcoming headlights.

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car image   Headlight Switch problem of the 2000 Volkswagen Jetta 4
Failure Date: 02/27/2002

While driving at night headlights stop working. Took vehicle to dealer, and dealer has to replace headlight switch.

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