Instrument Panel Problems of Volkswagen Jetta

Volkswagen Jetta owners have reported 18 problems related to instrument panel (under the electrical system category). The most recently reported issues are listed below. Also please check out the statistics and reliability analysis of Volkswagen Jetta based on all problems reported for the Jetta.

car image   Instrument Panel problem of the 2011 Volkswagen Jetta 1
Failure Date: 09/11/2013

I was on my way home after work approximately 6-7 pm doing 45 mph. I looked down to my instrument cluster to check my speed to make sure I wasn't speeding. Then I saw the glow plug light blinking multiple times then about less than 5-10 seconds later my engine cut out. I cost off into a harper college parking lot came to a stop. I tried to start the car 2-3 times, each time the engine was crackin over but wouldn't start it up. I called the tow truck company and had the vehicle towed to vw dealer in schaumburg, IL ( fox valley vw) dealer said the high pressure fuel pump failed. Vwoa cover this under power train warranty 5/60k warranty. The dealer replace hpfp,lift pump, pump in gas tank,fuel lines to engine,coils etc. . . Repairs came to roughly $5300. 00. Vwoa only give 12/12k miles warranty on the hpfp. This is a known problem on some vw with cjaa 2. 0l turbo diesel engines and vwoa has not found the defect in the hpfp. Vwoa should extend the hpfp to 100k miles due to deft in the hpfp since they haven't found the problem and corrected it.

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car image   Instrument Panel problem of the 2007 Volkswagen Jetta 2
Failure Date: 09/25/2010

Speedometer reading at least 10% faster than actual speed. Brought car back to the dealer explaining the inaccuracy, was told verbally speedometers are gauges not meters and can only be designed to guess the actual speed, they cannot report actual speeds. Written explanation was a 5 mph difference is a normal variation of speedometers by all auto manufacturers and the car was performing as accurately as all other vehicles. Technician, who also drives a Jetta, test drove the car and noted speed readings were the same as his Jetta at similar rpms. His car is also apparently reporting speed 10% faster than his actual speed. At freeway speeds the 10% variance in speed accuracy is greater than the 5 mph difference to be expected in accordance with their explanation.

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car image   Instrument Panel problem of the 2003 Volkswagen Jetta 3
Failure Date: 08/15/2010

The contact owns a 2003 Volkswagen Jetta wagon. The contact stated that the speedometer failed to provide an accurate speed traveled. The contact also stated that when the cruise control switch was activated, it would cause the vehicle to surge forward abnormally. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where they confirmed that the sensor in the transmission needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was not contacted and the vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 170,000 and the current mileage was 211,000. Updated 12/14/11 the consumer stated the transmission was exhibiting an intermittent hesitation. Updated 12/20/11.

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car image   Instrument Panel problem of the 2006 Volkswagen Jetta 4
Failure Date: 07/14/2010

Tl- the contact owns a 2006 Volkswagen Jetta. The contact stated that on her instrument panel her check engine light and the warning light that informs her that her headlights are out illuminated. The vehicle was taken to the dealer. The dealer stated they had to replace the sensors. The vehicle was repaired but the warning lights still illuminated. The manufacturer was contacted and they stated that they could exchange for another vehicle. The failure and current mileage was not available. Jp.

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car image   Instrument Panel problem of the 1997 Volkswagen Jetta 5
Failure Date: 08/01/2009

The speedometer in any occasions does not mark the speed but if it marks the miles that are covered and it doesâ´t turn on the light of check engine to be able to know that it is trumping the speedometer, sometimes meanwhile the car lighting and in movement it stops working it is not the first car that I see that the same problem has this I meet more than 7 persons who have the same problem and who when we take it to the agency say to us that it does not have any shortcoming or perhaps it is some sensor that does not work but the car does not light the light of check engine to warn that a sensor has to be replaced I suppose myself that it is already a shortcoming of the speedometer.

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car image   Instrument Panel problem of the 2001 Volkswagen Jetta 6
Failure Date: 05/06/2008

The contact owns a 2001 Volkswagen Jetta. The contact started the ignition and the engine warning indicator illuminated on the instrument panel. The warning indicator remained lit until the engine was turned off. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic ten times and they stated that the failure was related to the air filter sensor. The vehicle was repaired. The failure mileage was 40,000 and current mileage was 42,000.

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car image   Instrument Panel problem of the 2006 Volkswagen Jetta 7
Failure Date: 10/15/2007

My radio/navigation system on my 06 vw Jetta has stopped working and resorted to "safe mode" after four attempts of the dealership attempting repair, they have stated that they will supply and install a new radio. This is still yet to happen. Also, the instrument panel clock does not keep correct time, resets back to 12:00 each time I get in the car. The weather indicator on the instrument panel dings with a snowflake, when there is no precipitation.

car image   Instrument Panel problem of the 2006 Volkswagen Jetta 8
Failure Date: 08/07/2007

My speedometer is reading fast (when I am going 75 it reads 80) when compared to radar and gps. I took my vehicle in to my dealer and they informed me that the unit was ok, but that up to a 10% tolerance is allowed by federal regulations.

car image   Instrument Panel problem of the 2006 Volkswagen Jetta 9
Failure Date: 06/28/2007

I have a 2006 vw Jetta tdi with an automatic. The speedometer reads 5 mph fast and they refuse to fix it. I believe this is a safety issue.

car image   Instrument Panel problem of the 2007 Volkswagen Jetta 10
Failure Date: 05/01/2007

Speedometer reads incorrectly. When speedometer reads 70 mph, actual travel speed is 65. This is based on my gps in the car. Called vw (ref#70260633) and both the dealership and the customer care number said that a 5 mph differential was within sae specifications. Not knowing how fast a car is traveling is a accident precursor. Driving too slow on the interstate can lead to accidents from the rear, and trying to guess how fast you are going to compensate can lead to excessive speeds.

car image   Instrument Panel problem of the 2003 Volkswagen Jetta 11
Failure Date: 02/15/2007

Epc light on dash keeps coming on. When on, it is impossible to shift car out park. When at idle and light comes on, idles wildly up and down. When epc light is on, brake lights do not work.

car image   Instrument Panel problem of the 2006 Volkswagen Jetta 12
Failure Date: 12/29/2006

The speedometer on the 2006 Jetta, tdi reads 5 miles per hour lower then indicated speed by gps and highway radar. The dealer and Volkswagen customer service sites the sae guidelines allowing an error of up to 6 mile per hour. When asked for a copy of the document Volkswagen would not provide it. I was not notified at purchase that the speedometer and odometer were in error on all Jetta cars. The odometer and speedometer error was not disclosed although the expected miles per gallon were disclosed based on faulty instrumentation.

car image   Instrument Panel problem of the 2002 Volkswagen Jetta 13
Failure Date: 10/12/2006

: the contact stated while driving 65 mph, the vehicle was pulled over by police and informed the tail lights were not illuminated. The 3 brake lights failed to illuminate in rapid succession and required that the bulbs needed to be replaced in August. The cruise control failed intermittently, as well as, the lighting in the instrument panel by the heat switch. The manufacturer was notified, but informed the contact the vehicle was not included in recall # 06v183000 for the exterior lighting: brake lights: switch due to the VIN, although the problems were similar.

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car image   Instrument Panel problem of the 2006 Volkswagen Jetta 14
Failure Date: 10/10/2006

Speedometer reads 10 to 15 percent high. At 65 mph the speedometer reads 73 mph. Dealer stated this is a common problem with Jetta's and they were unable to correct.

car image   Instrument Panel problem of the 2002 Volkswagen Jetta 15
Failure Date: 09/06/2006

I have had several problems with my mil light since my 5 yr/50,000 mile warranty expired-in fact, I have lost count as to how many times I've had to take my car in (the number of failures listed below is just an estimate). The first time this light came on, the car had 52 or 54 miles on it. It was only a few days old. Apparently something had cracked. In March of this year, three of the cables broke, then not two weeks later the other three broke. The problems just kept adding up. I have tried to be patient with this dealership, but simply cannot understand why on average, I end up back at the dealership, getting my car serviced on average, two weeks after the car's initial appointment. The last time I went in, I spoke with the manager. First, he disparagingly asked me if I was making sure to fill the gas tank with premium gas, as is written on the gas flap. He then proceeded to ask if I was tightening the gas cap. He reassured me that I should not have further problems with this specific part, because all the parts pertaining to this specific light have been replaced. Lo and behold, two days ago, my mil light went on. On average, each time I visit this particular dealership service department, I end up paying $350-600 dollars. Somehow, that does not seem right. I have been following the service department's instructions, and to my dismay, this long-standing, extremely expensive problem has not been resolved.

car image   Instrument Panel problem of the 2003 Volkswagen Jetta 16
Failure Date: 09/01/2006

: the contact stated the vehicle had problems crossing the united states border from canada due to a required certificate of conformity from vw of America stating that the vehicle conformed to us federal motor vehicle safety standards, California air emission regulations and us epa emission regulations. According to the manufacturer, the vehicle met all of the above except the speedometer must be kept in reading mph (which it does), the odometer must be labeled (it is labeled in km), the dashboard brake warning light and antilocking brake system warning light must be marked brake and abs in letters at least 1/8 of an inch high. The vehicle's brake and abs indicators are images , which the contact clearly understands having driven the vehicle for 3 years, and the contact did not understand how changing the images to words can significantly affect the safety of the vehicle. The cost for the replacement of the instrument cluster ranges from $500-700. The vehicle was a 2003 Volkswagen Jetta wagon tdi.

car image   Instrument Panel problem of the 2001 Volkswagen Jetta 17
Failure Date: 06/15/2001

Numerous problems with 2001 vw Jetta, purchased new in June, 2001. Including : windows sporadically malfunctioning (when I called vw corporate as well as my local dealer, I was told that after the dealer evaluated problem I could be responsible for the labor charge depending on the outcome of their diagnosis!!); trunk latch has been replaced once (out of warranty) and now latch does not respond to remotes nor to the inside release on driver door; driver door lock does not respond to remotes nor to control on driver door (the other three door locks are presently functioning); interior coating on plastic door handles and center console began to peel within six months of delivery; center console latch broke long ago; check engine light comes on/off sporadically (brought car to certified mechanic but problem undiagnosed); a wax substance was constantly running into doorwells; vw dealer replaced coil, cables and buffer in response to rough engine idle complaint and I incurred all costs and inconvenience of car in shop , this at 72,000 miles,hazard lights malfunctioned; turn signals malfunctioned; now I hear of a brake light recall and an emergency light switch problem. I am just realizing recently that I am not alone with my Jetta problems, that numerous jjetta owners are having the same problems ( I researched on internet) . Vw customer service not helpful at all in resolving these problems.

car image   Instrument Panel problem of the 2000 Volkswagen Jetta 18
Failure Date: 10/03/1999

Multiple and various dash indicator lights illuminate intermittently causing costly and unnecessary dealer visits to be in compliance with the owners manual.

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