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Volkswagen Jetta owners have reported 32 problems related to warning light on (under the air bag category).

car image   Warning Light On problem of the 2002 Volkswagen Jetta 1
Failure Date: 06/08/2016

The contact owns a 2002 Volkswagen Jetta. While driving at any speed, the air bag warning light illuminated. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the air bag module was faulty. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The VIN was not provided. The failure mileage was 49,706.

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car image   Warning Light On problem of the 2012 Volkswagen Jetta 2
Failure Date: 04/15/2016

Car's fuse # 6 keeps blowing which controls the back lights that turns on at night, when fuse blows lights on back go out and cars behind you can't see you and may cause a collision where serious injury and death may result. I think this an engineering flaw where they connected the back lights to other modules in the car, so the short remains and car is not safe to drive at night fuse keeps blowing every time you put a new one in vw is not willing to look at the problem and give me a solution, the short is not in any of the lights on the back of the car, or inside the car, vw is refusing to give me the schematic diagram for that circuit so we can trace the problem, they insist on taking it to the dealer where it is going to be a very expensive fix to track down the short where it is an engineering flaw. Also the air bags warning lights come on intermittently, and seat belts warning lights come on and start chiming while you have seat belts on and properly fastened, do not know if seat belt or airbags are defective which is very unsafe in my opinion, and vw refuses to look at my problem without a hefty dealer charge. Please help.

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car image   Warning Light On problem of the 2008 Volkswagen Jetta 3
Failure Date: 01/15/2016

The airbag malfunction light is on. I checked and the problem seems to be the steering wheel clock spring that can be contaminated by debris, which moves the part's guide loops out of position. This can cause a tear in the electrical cable that controls the driver's airbag. If this happens, a warning light would illuminate, but the safety device would not deploy in a crash. Vw is still identifying all of the affected vins and developing a fix. I sow that the 2010 Jetta are recalled for the same problem. Why my car is not included in the recall.

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car image   Warning Light On problem of the 2010 Volkswagen Jetta 4
Failure Date: 11/02/2015

Airbag warning light came on. Diagnosed by vw as a problem with the "steering wheel clock spring". Although press release included recall information for this part and problem, on this make and model, vw declined to include my vehicle in its recall. Since this vehicle was purchased for my 17 year old new driver and safety, I had no choice but to pay over $360 to replace the defective airbag part. Vw said they would reimburse me if the vehicle did end up in the recall at a later date.

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car image   Warning Light On problem of the 2005 Volkswagen Jetta 5
Failure Date: 08/28/2015

Airbag warning light on dash has been on since last fall 2015. Dealer says car will still pass inspection with light on. I'm wondering if there is a recall on this.

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car image   Warning Light On problem of the 2009 Volkswagen Jetta 6
Failure Date: 08/28/2015

Tl- the contact owns a 2009 Volkswagen Jetta. The contact stated that the air bag warning light illuminated. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for further inspection and diagnosis to determine the failure. The manufacturer was notified of the failure and they provided no remedy. The approximate failure mileage was 48,000. Dyd.

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car image   Warning Light On problem of the 2012 Volkswagen Jetta 7
Failure Date: 06/26/2015

The vehicle was being backed out of a driveway into the roadway when the horn began to sound continuously and the airbag warning light illuminated. The vehicle needed to be turned off completely to stop the horn. Subsequently, the horn sounds whenever the ignition is engaged sometimes stopping once the engine turns on, sometimes not. Once started the vehicle is driveable but the airbag warning light is illuminated, the horn on the steering wheel is inoperable and the steering wheel controls are inoperable. The vehicle was taken to a Volkswagen dealership and diagnosed with a faulty clock spring that requires replacement. The incident appears to be similar to that described in NHTSA investigation pe 15-010.

car image   Warning Light On problem of the 2011 Volkswagen Jetta 8
Failure Date: 06/23/2015

Tl-the contact owns 2011 Volkswagen Jetta sportwagen tdi. The contact stated when the vehicle was started the air bag warning light illuminated. The vehicle was taken to the dealer to be diagnosed. The vehicle was diagnosed as a failed (pod) passenger occupant detection control module. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure 82,000. Ah.

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car image   Warning Light On problem of the 2008 Volkswagen Jetta 9
Failure Date: 03/25/2015

I am getting a warning light on my dash indicating that there is an airbag fault in my 2008 Volkswagen Jetta. I have called the dealer where I purchased the vehicle, and after speaking with them, the dealer gave me a number to what he said was the Volkswagen corporate office in michigan. I was told by both the dealer and by Volkswagen corporate that my airbag was past its warranty and that it would be my responsibility to fix it. An airbag is a lifesaving safety component, and it seems to me to be the responsibility of the car manufacturer to see that the drivers of their vehicles are safe. An airbag that is not functioning properly is in violation of safety standard 201, according to the NHTSA. I have read online how Toyota, Honda, and Chrysler have recalled hundreds of thousands of their vehicles due to faulty airbags. I have also seen that these vehicles have lifetime warrantees on their airbags. So, with that, shouldn't Volkswagen be responsible to ensure that my vehicle is up to safety standards? there has been no accident at this point, however, if there was, I could lose my life, and I am a single mother of two small children. Thank you for your concern!.

car image   Warning Light On problem of the 2008 Volkswagen Jetta 10
Failure Date: 03/09/2015

The contact owns a 2008 Volkswagen Jetta. The contact stated while driving approximately 25 mph, the air bag warning light remained illuminated. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic, who discovered that the front driver and passenger side air bag crash sensors would need to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. In addition, there was a shortage within the electrical circuit. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified. The approximate failure mileage was 116,000.


 
car image   Warning Light On problem of the 2005 Volkswagen Jetta 11
Failure Date: 09/03/2014

Sometime in 2013, I received a notice from Volkswagen that I needed to bring my 2005 Jetta in to have the driver's seat wiring harness repaired due to a recall. I had no prior problems with the air bags or warning lights. I took the vehicle in and they did the work. Within a months, I got an error message in the display that there was a failure with the air bags. The airbag went off but in 2014 the light came bag again. I was told it was not related to the wiring harness and I would have to pay at a cost of about $700. I did not persue the issue I thought it was wiring issue but it is not. I did not have the airbag light on before they repaired the recall issue. The airbag light on the display is still there.

car image   Warning Light On problem of the 2010 Volkswagen Jetta 12
Failure Date: 04/19/2014

Turned vehicle on, air bag warning light came on and won't go off. Taken to vw dealer and they said something about a module that would have to be repaired and they're not responsible for that. No accident has occurred that would cause the airbag to deploy or cause the light to go on. It certainly is an issue that vw should repair. Car only has a little over 40,000 miles.

car image   Warning Light On problem of the 2009 Volkswagen Jetta 13
Failure Date: 08/15/2013

The contact owns a 2009 Volkswagen Jetta. The contact stated that the vehicle had been parked for one month. Once the contact started the engine, the air bag warning light illuminated. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not contacted about the failure. The failure mileage was 100,000.

car image   Warning Light On problem of the 2009 Volkswagen Jetta 14
Failure Date: 08/05/2013

Air bag warning light came on. Technician says passenger seat sensor failure, $1200. 00 repair estimate. Three weeks until new sensor arrives from the factory. Now I'm driving a car with no air bags, until the part arrives at the dealer. Air conditioning failure happens within hours of air bag sensor failure. Sensor and a/c connected through same 5 amp fuse which failed. Replacing the fuse activates the a/c, but fuse will randomly fail again after several engine restarts. Technician says fuse will stop failing once the air bag sensor is replaced. Could, what ever transient causing the fuse failure, be causing the air bag sensor failure? could the transient, be attenuated by the sensor until the sensor finally fails?.

car image   Warning Light On problem of the 2006 Volkswagen Jetta 15
Failure Date: 07/05/2013

The contact owns a 2006 Volkswagen Jetta. While driving at various speeds, the parking warning light illuminated intermittently. In addition, the air bag warning light illuminated and the fuel tank leaked intermittently. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where it was diagnosed that the wiring harness needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 120,000. The VIN was not provided.

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car image   Warning Light On problem of the 2006 Volkswagen Jetta 16
Failure Date: 02/01/2013

Air bag warning light appeared, dealer diagnosed as a passanger side air bag failure, rheostat in air bag wan't heating properly & bag would therefore not ignite at impact.

car image   Warning Light On problem of the 2005 Volkswagen Jetta 17
Failure Date: 01/01/2013

Sometime in early to mid 2013, I received a notice from Volkswagen that I needed to bring my 2005 Jetta in to have the driver's seat wiring harness repaired due to a recall. I had no prior problems with the air bags or warning lights. I took the vehicle in and they did the work. Within a few days, I got an error message in the display that there was a failure with the air bags. I took the vehicle back to Volkswagen. I was told that the technician failed to clear something in the computer memory so the failure message had come on. They indicated they cleared the message and the air bag light on the display did go off. A few months later, the air bag error message came on again. I tool the car back to Volkswagen. This time they said it was not related to the wiring harness and I would have to pay to have a new driver's seat side airbag installed, at a cost of about $700. In November 2013 I corresponded with Volkswagen and complained about the issue because I had no problems until they replaced the wiring harness. Volkswagen's response was that, even though I had brought the vehicle in for recalls on "a campaign related to airbag connectors and wiring", it was now the airbag itself that was bad not the connectors or wiring, so they would not repair it. The airbag light on the display is still there.

car image   Warning Light On problem of the 2009 Volkswagen Jetta 18
Failure Date: 12/01/2011

I turned my car on, and the airbag warning light came on. The owner's manual states to take it immediately to a dealer. I did so, as quickly as possible, for computer diagnostics. I was told the pods system had failed on my passenger side. My passenger airbag does not turn on when I have a passenger in the car. Vw told me they would not pay for the part because I was out of warranty, due to mileage. However, I was also told that wear and tear on a vehicle does not impact the functioning of the airbags. Now, vw has a nationwide backorder of the part to repair my vehicle, with no indication of when I will be able to repair my vehicle. As of now, my vehicle is unsafe for passengers. According to the driver's manual, airbag failures may also reduce the effectiveness of the restraint system in the event of a crash. For the price of this vehicle, I would not expect the airbags to fail, ever, let alone in barely three years.

car image   Warning Light On problem of the 2007 Volkswagen Jetta 19
Failure Date: 02/01/2011

I would like to file a complaint regarding my air bag warning indicator light remaining on due to a faulty seat belt. I recently took my car to the vw dealership to have my car service and was told that the problem I am having with my air bag light was not included in the recent air bag recalled vw issued. I was told my the technician that my air bag warning light is on because my entire driver's seat belt needs to be replaced. I am hoping that vw would look into this problem because my seat belt works perfectly fine and there is nothing I could have done to cause this damage.

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car image   Warning Light On problem of the 2002 Volkswagen Jetta 20
Failure Date: 11/01/2010

The contact owns a 2002 Volkswagen Jetta. The contact stated that the air bag fault warning light illuminated intermittently, followed by a beeping noise. Both the dealer and the manufacturer were notified of the failure who offered no assistance to the contact. The vehicle was not repaired. The current mileage was approximately 32,500. The failure mileage was approximately 32,400.

car image   Warning Light On problem of the 2005 Volkswagen Jetta 21
Failure Date: 02/01/2010

2005 Volkswagen new Jetta. Airbag warning light on. Dealer diagnosed as needing a new wiring harness in passenger side seat. Necessary to replace wiring harness to insure correct operation of airbags in car.

car image   Warning Light On problem of the 2009 Volkswagen Jetta 22
Failure Date: 07/02/2009

Passenger airbag off warning and airbag fault warning lights are on.

car image   Warning Light On problem of the 2006 Volkswagen Jetta 23
Failure Date: 02/16/2008

The contact owns a 2006 Volkswagen Jetta. The contact stated that the passenger air bag warning light illuminated on an intermittent basis. The vehicle was inspected by the dealer who advised her that the sensor would need to be replaced. The dealer advised that if the air bags were not replaced, they would not deploy in the event of a crash. The vehicle was repaired but the warning light continued to illuminate intermittently. The VIN was unavailable. The failure mileage was approximately 10,000.

car image   Warning Light On problem of the 2002 Volkswagen Jetta 24
Failure Date: 10/02/2006

: the contact stated while driving 45 mph, the vehicle hit a small pothole and both side air bags on the driver side deployed. No warning light was illuminated prior to the deployment. The vehicle was taken to the dealership who kept the vehicle for one month. The dealership informed the contact the manufacturer would send a technician for inspection however, the contact never knew if such inspection ever happened. The contact was very concerned that an unexpected deployment could cause a serious accident. 1/31/2007 -.

car image   Warning Light On problem of the 2006 Volkswagen Jetta 25
Failure Date: 02/28/2006

The 'passenger air bag off' light remains illuminated at all times, with no passenger in the seat. This is not problematic in the daytime but, at night, it is a serious safety hazard because of the distraction of a very bright orange light glaring at the driver. If the system is operating normally, whether it's on or off, there should not be a warning light. Having that bright orange light illuminated all the time, at night, is not safe.

car image   Warning Light On problem of the 2002 Volkswagen Jetta 26
Failure Date: 02/01/2005

My airbag warning light went on just prior to my 80000 mile service. I informed my vw service dept of this. When I picked up my car I was informed that to repair the problem would cost $800-$900. This is equipment that has no moving is factory installed. This is obviously a manufacturing defect. Is this common? what are my options? do I have any recourse?.

car image   Warning Light On problem of the 1998 Volkswagen Jetta 27
Failure Date: 01/01/2004

For the last several months while driving the airbag warning light flickers on at various times. Returned to repair shop twice and as told no error codes have been registered by the car. This happens in wet and dry weather all different times. When the car is started the indicator light always does go off. I am the sole driver, original owner, always serviced, no modifications to the car, and never in an accident.

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car image   Warning Light On problem of the 2000 Volkswagen Jetta 28
Failure Date: 10/15/2003

While driving, the air bag warning light appeared on the dashboard.

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car image   Warning Light On problem of the 2000 Volkswagen Jetta 29
Failure Date: 11/01/2000

The airbag warning light came on at 15,500 miles nine months after purchasing vehicle, the dealer replaced the airbag circuitry under warranty, nine months later the airbag light came on again.

car image   Warning Light On problem of the 2000 Volkswagen Jetta 30
Failure Date: 11/01/2000

The airbag warning light came on at 15,500 miles nine months after purchasing vehicle, the dealer replaced the airbag circuitry under warranty, nine months later the airbag light came on again.

car image   Warning Light On problem of the 2000 Volkswagen Jetta 31
Failure Date: 01/22/2000

Vehicle taken in for warranty service on the airbag system six times, each time prompted by the airbag warning light. Cj.

car image   Warning Light On problem of the 1998 Volkswagen Jetta 32
Failure Date: 01/01/2000

Recurring issue - air bag warning light stays lit after starting. Takes dealership a long time to diagnose and fix. We have lost over 2 weeks of use of the vehicle so far.


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