Volkswagen Jetta owners have reported 36 problems related to warning light on (under the air bag 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.
Airbag light came on and will not go off. Prior this occurrence a warning light came on that indicated soot in my fuel tank. Once that problem was solved after following instructions from user manual, then the airbag light came on and remains on. This occurred while I was driving on the freeway.
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The passenger seat airbag sensor is no longer effective. This means that if I was to get into a collision, the car would not sense there is a passenger and the airbags on that side of the vehicle would not deploy. This sensor does not work at all, and there is an airbag warning light in the dash.
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"takada recall" my car only has 34000 miles on it and is only driven by my wife. The airbag warning light is on and it was taken to the dealer who told us it would cost $695. 00. According to your website and takada has a problem with the ignitor for something for the bags the car was parked in driveway and when we started to back-out we saw the indicator on. .
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Upon starting the car it suddenly began illuminated five (5) warning lights within the instrument cluster: tire pressure monitoring system, anti-slip regulation, automatic brake system malfunction, problem with steering, and airbag and safety belt pretensioner system malfunction. The car was immediately driven to the dealer. From these warnings, napleton's of orlando surmised the problem to be a defective left/rear wheel speed sensor!? I declined any work and took my doubts to Volkswagen customer care. After customer care involved david maus Volkswagen of orlando (another vw dealer in town?) - the feedback given was that yes, the wheel speed sensor can generate these 5-warnings. Unbeknownst to me I learned that if my air bag warning is illuminated that the air bags are disabled. I was not advised of this at the time I left the dealer. Nevertheless, I feel that the warnings & indicators systems needs a warning indicator for wheel speed sensors!? moreover, this warning system is misleading and creates a potential for death or injury to the unsuspecting motorist that is led to believe that the real problem has nothing to do with the 5-idiot lights illuminated on the dashboard! I find the 5-light event correlation to be deceptive and demanding of doubt. My expectation is for a recall and vw to fix the warning system. A fix to a critical sensor located down at the wheel level needs improvement. Incidentally, only after my customer care excallation did Volkswagen agree to pay 100% parts and labor. Apparently, after the replacement of the left/rear wheel speed sensor, the warning lights are off and the car appears to be operating normally.
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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'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.
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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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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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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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.
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.
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.
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!.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?.
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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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.
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.
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.
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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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.
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.
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|Side/window Air Bag problems||
|Air Bag Not Deploy problems||
|Air Bag problems||
|Air Bag Light On problems||
|Front Air Bag problems||
|Warning Light On problems||
|Front Air Bag Sensor Control problems||
|Air Bag On-off Switch problems||
|Front Driver Side Air Bag Inflator problems||