Wiper Problems of Volkswagen Jetta



Volkswagen Jetta owners have reported 31 problems related to wiper (under the visibility category).

car image   Wiper problem of the 2014 Volkswagen Jetta 1
Failure Date: 04/29/2014

Drivers side wiper blade completely detached from the car during a heavy rainstorm at less than highway speeds.

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car image   Wiper problem of the 2011 Volkswagen Jetta 2
Failure Date: 01/05/2014

While driving the 2011 vw Jetta on 1/5/14 during rain showers I switched the wipers on (which I had previously used aprox 5 mins before) & nothing happened, then I realized that the turn signals were also not working including the hazard flashers. . Upon reaching my home at reduced speeds in order to safely make it home I attempted to make the needed repair to resolve the issue, thinking the issue was a blown fuse, but after further investigation no blown fuses are present & at the current time vw service dept. Denies that any part of the electrical system is faulty & although the problem is still currently not fixed. Along with other electrical functions such as the power windows & door locks not functioning due to this electrical malfunction the vehicle will not crank & start using the ignition switch. I feel this problem is a safety issue that vw needs to address & offer a recall before such a malfunction results in a fatal incident due to not being able to clearly see the roadway during rainy conditions.

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car image   Wiper problem of the 2012 Volkswagen Jetta 3
Failure Date: 12/26/2013

Wiper blades stopped working. I brought the car to the dealership and was told they were frozen. I didn't believe it but I took the car home and waited it out but it kept happening. The day before new years eve they completely went out and had to find another way home since it was sleeting out. I got the car back to the dealership and complained to the manager they checked it out and told me that the switch needed replacing they got the part in and replaced it. The next day they stopped working again. This is a year old car, completely ridiculous.

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car image   Wiper problem of the 2012 Volkswagen Jetta 4
Failure Date: 12/05/2013

While driving home after a snowstorm, my wipers suddenly stopped working. Because of it, I could not clean my windshield and had to keep pulling over and pouring windshield washer fluid down my front window so that I could see. It is very dangerous in maine in the winter time to have this happen as we often encounter wet/snowy roads and you must depend on your windshield wipers and fluid system to work properly and keep your windshield clear. I took my car into the vw dealer (o connors in augusta maine). . They determined there was no power coming out of the wiper switch to the pump. First they replaced the wiper/washer switch which did not fix the problem. Then they had it for another full day and determined the "body control module" was not working. They had to order the part. It cost $1041 dollars to replace the module, part # 5co-937-087-e-z09 control unit. When I finally picked it up I was told that 5 other vw owners had their cars in for the same exact problem that week. One owner was standing there in the customer service area and he told me the same thing happened to his 2013 Jetta. The shop rep said they were seeing a lot of these since the cold weather set in. My car is in excellent condition and was only 20 months old when this happened. There has got to be a major defect for this many new cars to have this happen to them. I wish you would investigate.

car image   Wiper problem of the 2012 Volkswagen Jetta 5
Failure Date: 11/30/2013

Wiper blades stop working as the linkages freeze up in freezing cold wet weather when there is no excessive visible ice at the base of the wiper arm. The only solution so far has been to bring the car into a heated shop to un-freeze the wipers. Happens every time it rains, then get a hard freeze.

car image   Wiper problem of the 2007 Volkswagen Jetta 6
Failure Date: 11/07/2013

Was attempting to back up until vehicle struck an object that was obscured due to the headliner of the vehicle that has fallen off the ceiling. Headliner is almost completely obstructing all rear view through the rear glass of the car.

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car image   Wiper problem of the 2001 Volkswagen Jetta 7
Failure Date: 08/13/2013

Raining not hard . Wipers slow down . Complete stop of wiper action. No prior notice of bad operation first thought was fuse. Was not the fuse.

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car image   Wiper problem of the 2011 Volkswagen Jetta 8
Failure Date: 08/06/2013

I was driving and I tried to honk my horn because a tractor trailer was merging in my lane. My horn would nod sound and I had encountered this problem before and then later that evening it started to drizzle and my windshield wipers were not working.

car image   Wiper problem of the 2009 Volkswagen Jetta 9
Failure Date: 08/01/2013

The contact owns a 2009 Volkswagen Jetta. The contact stated while driving 55 mph, the sunroof exploded. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 36,000.

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car image   Wiper problem of the 2012 Volkswagen Jetta 10
Failure Date: 06/26/2013

I was driving north on interstate highway 55 in memphis, tennissee, (around 9:15am CT on June 26, 2013) towards riverside drive (downtown memphis) when all of the sudden I heard a loud boom/crash sound on the roof of my Volkswagen Jetta (2012, which I owned for 1 week!) and glass shattered and fell all over me and the inside of my car. I was not under an overpass or behind any trucks or cars, so I was completely terrified and did not know what happened. I was crying and shaking and pulled off the highway to s parkway and called 911 to file a report. After speaking with the police, a nearby witness (who happened to work for a car dealer) my boss and my boyfriend, everyone agreed the sunroof had some sort of defect that caused it to shatter/combust/explode. The glass was all sticking straight up and there was no sign of an object in or on the car. My bf brought the car to the vw dealership and they are inspecting it and repairing it while I am in a rental car. I am scared to drive in a car with a sunroof now and do not feel safe. Vw drivers beware.


 
car image   Wiper problem of the 2012 Volkswagen Jetta 11
Failure Date: 12/11/2012

Tl - the contact owns a 2012 Volkswagen Jetta. The contact stated that the front windshield cracked without warrant. The vehicle was taken to the dealer and the technician explained that the failure was the result of a rock striking the glass. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure but did not offer any assistance since they would need a dealer to verify the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and current mileage was 12,000. Kmj.

car image   Wiper problem of the 2005 Volkswagen Jetta 12
Failure Date: 12/03/2012

For clarification, my car is a mark 5 2005. 5 new Jetta, not a mark 4 2005 Jetta. When you shut the trunk, it seems to close completely. It stays in the closed position and cannot be pulled open. However, once you drive off, the trunk may open suddenly and you cannot see anything behind yourself because the trunk hood obstruct your rear window. This has happened a couple of times to me, and many other Jetta owners can be seen saying that they have the same problem on online forums. Sometimes, the trunk cannot be closed at all. You can stand there and shut the trunk over and over again, and it will not latch.

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car image   Wiper problem of the 2006 Volkswagen Jetta 13
Failure Date: 08/12/2012

The headliner is pulling away from the rear pillars. Being the primary driver of the vehicle I do not spend time in the back seat. My daughter is currently learning to drive so on a recent errand I was sitting in the back seat and looked up to see the headliner completely pulling away and coming down from the roof of the car and dome light. When I got back home, I did some internet research and found a multitude of websites, forums, etc. With people experiencing the same issue. . Read more...

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car image   Wiper problem of the 2009 Volkswagen Jetta 14
Failure Date: 07/08/2012

The contact owns a 2009 Volkswagen Jetta. The contact stated that she attempted to roll the windows down, but they would not roll down. The vehicle was taken to the dealer. The dealer stated that the electrical instrument panel for the windows needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not contacted. The failure and current mileages were 56,000.

car image   Wiper problem of the 2012 Volkswagen Jetta 15
Failure Date: 01/01/2012

The contact owns a 2012 Volkswagen Jetta. The contact stated that the windshield wipers failed to operate properly while driving in rainy weather. The vehicle also failed to accelerate on another occasion. The vehicle was taken to the dealer but the manufacturer was not contacted. The vehicle was not repaired and the VIN was unavailable. The failure mileage was 77 and the current mileage was 1500.

car image   Wiper problem of the 2010 Volkswagen Jetta 16
Failure Date: 02/19/2011

The driver side wiper blade on this Jetta is scratching the glass leaving a streak in the drivers line of sight. The blades have been replaced and the windshield replaced only to have the new windshield scratched in the drivers view. This has been looked at by several dealerships with no fix available other than replacing the windshield every few hundred miles or driving with drivers view obstructed.

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car image   Wiper problem of the 2006 Volkswagen Jetta 17
Failure Date: 12/31/2010

The windshield wipers failed after being stuck to the windshield. The motor did not have time to burn out as it was instantaneous when I accidentally hit the wand when starting the car. It seems as if the wipers seized immediately when experiencing the resistance from the ice. There was very little ice, in fact, I didn't even have to scrape the windshield. It is a safety concern as I was preparing to drive home during a snow storm. The mechanism should be able to withstand more resistance.

car image   Wiper problem of the 2007 Volkswagen Jetta 18
Failure Date: 12/01/2010

The contact owns a 2007 Volkswagen passat. The contact stated that while driving in a snowstorm, the windshield wipers stopped operating due to the heavy volume of snow, causing the contact's vision to be obscured. The vehicle was inspected by a dealer who informed him that there was no repair for it but they could get the wipers to function. One year later, the failure occurred again. The failure mileage was 40,000.

car image   Wiper problem of the 2008 Volkswagen Jetta 19
Failure Date: 09/04/2010

The wiper blades leave a unbearable streak right in my line of sight while driving my 2008 Jetta wolfsburg. The windshield is out of contour for the factory wiper blades. Both sides leave streaks that are a distraction to my driving especially in rainy weather at night.

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car image   Wiper problem of the 2010 Volkswagen Jetta 20
Failure Date: 05/01/2010

The contact owns a 2010 Volkswagen Jetta. During moderate to heavy rainy weather conditions large amounts of water flowed onto the windshield due to the design of the roof. The design of the windshield wipers also forced large amounts of water into the viewing range of the driver. The manufacturer was notified and informed him that the vehicle was operating as designed. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was unknown and the current mileage was 1,754. Updated 10/26/10. Updated 10/26/jb.

car image   Wiper problem of the 2010 Volkswagen Jetta 21
Failure Date: 12/18/2009

New 2010 Jetta se without rain sensor windshield wipers. The wiper speed decreases with the speed of the engine and does not consistently increase when the engine speed increases. When I slowed as I approached a yield sign in a driving rain, my windshield wipers slowed so much that I was unable to see out the windshield. As I accelerated, the speed did not return to the high level and I continued to be unable to see out the window. A repair was attempted, the wiper motor replaced, but no change has resulted. I am told by vw that this is the new design for the wipers and there is nothing to fix.

car image   Wiper problem of the 2009 Volkswagen Jetta 22
Failure Date: 08/15/2009

Windshield wipers system failed in snow storm. Parts replaced complete loss of engine power while driving in traffic. 8 times this has happened. Dealer can not find cause. No start situation, twice. Dealer can not find cause. Transmission noise. Dealer can not find cause, will replace transmission if noise continues.

car image   Wiper problem of the 2009 Volkswagen Jetta 23
Failure Date: 07/27/2009

2009 and possibly 2010 Volkswagen Jetta windshield wiper system stopped working when the brake was applied and only restarted when the brake pedal was released. Updated 02-26-2010. Updated ivoq 06/01/10 vehicle taken to dealer 4 times for corrective action and system is not repaired. Dealer told me that vw engineering stated that this is proper operation of the system and no repairs are needed. Dealers employees are aware of the safety hazard associated with lack of proper operation and state that they acknowledged the problem and that it is not in proper working order.

car image   Wiper problem of the 2004 Volkswagen Jetta 24
Failure Date: 12/22/2008

I have a 2004 Jetta tdi, which I purchased used in 2006 with 80,000 miles on it. At 135,000 miles, I was driving in February, 2008 in slushy conditions. I tried to turn on my windshield wiper-washer to clean off my windshield, but the wipers would not function. I took the car to a vw dealer who repaired the wipers, saying there was an adjustment to the wipers that required removing "cowl" so as to access connections that needed to be tightened. At 154,000 miles, this happened again; in both cases it happened during cold weather, and specifically at a time when it was hazardous to drive without a functional windshield washer-wiper. In both cases, I was able to stop at service stations intermittently and clean my windshield off manually to a sufficient degree until I reached my destination.

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car image   Wiper problem of the 2006 Volkswagen Jetta 25
Failure Date: 10/24/2008

2006 volkwagen Jetta tdi vehicle mileage 16,000 windshield wiper/washer system the 2006 Volkswagen Jetta is equipped with an engine compartment mounted washer fluid reservoir and hood mounted washer fluid spray nozzles. In the area of the right hood hinge there is a flexible hose section in the plumbing of the system to allow for opening of the engine compartment hood while maintaining washer system plumbing integrity. The hose was separated where it bends between the engine area and hood, making the washer fluid system inoperable. Dealership repaired with a connector. After about the third use, fluid system would not work again. Upon examination, it was found that the brittle flexible hose had cracked completely in two just above the new connector.

car image   Wiper problem of the 2008 Volkswagen Jetta 26
Failure Date: 09/15/2008

This issues involves the failure of windshield wipers set on the highest setting to remain at that speed. Vw has confirmed the problem at a dealership but offers no fix to the problem. Escalation within vw has yet to produce a satisfactory answer to this obvious problem. In heavy rain, driving is unsafe because the wipers vary in speed and to keep a constant wiper rate requires repeated changing of the settings.

car image   Wiper problem of the 2008 Volkswagen Jetta 27
Failure Date: 08/24/2008

The driver side windshield wiper leaves a 2 or 3 inch streak right in the critical view of the driver when the windshield wipers are used. Vw engineering response was that they don't see a problem with it. Wipers have been replaced and issue still remained.

car image   Wiper problem of the 2008 Volkswagen Jetta 28
Failure Date: 08/03/2008

On my first drive in the rain I could not see out the window. I had to pull off the road because the driver side windshield wiper leaves a streak right in the line of vision when in use. Dealer replaced the wiper, the streak is smaller, but the problem remains. In addition, now that winter is here, it is especially dangerous as the snow melts and salt and slush are hitting the window. The wipers will not clean it properly.

car image   Wiper problem of the 2001 Volkswagen Jetta 29
Failure Date: 06/10/2008

I own a 2001 vw Jetta GLS vr6. Since I have owned this car I have had problems with it. I am a young woman in the military and am in full time school, so I don't have the money to run around and fix it as much as I have been forced to do. First my gas gauge went out three months after buying it $600(under warranty) then a month later O2 sensor $300(non warranty). Then it was the catalytic converter$1500(non warranty) wiring system$1000(of course non warranty) windows wont roll up without rolling down again and sometimes get stuck$700(non warranty) cruise control went out$845 (non warranty), windshield wiper motor. . . Stationed in alaska and couldn't go without that $750(non warranty) now my secondary air pump is out and I was quoted $1294 from private mechanic and $1400 from vw. Also the cruise is still out and the windows are doing the same again. I have talked to many people in the same boat I have been in with so many repairs. Is there anything that can be done to stop vw from making faulty parts and charging an arm and a leg? I feel though that if it is brought up to you that my voice will be heard, because when I call the volkwagen customer service and complaints I get nowhere.

car image   Wiper problem of the 2008 Volkswagen Jetta 30
Failure Date: 05/15/2008

Windshield wiper streaking problem: I purchased a new 2008 Volkswagen Jetta se on may 6, 2008. The first rain the car was driven in (within two weeks of purchase) the driver side windshield wiper was leaving a streak approximately three inches wide at eye level of the driver. The vehicle has been returned for dealership service on numerous occasions. The Volkswagen service department replaced the driver side wiper blade twice and the wiper arm. This has not corrected the streak issue. The service department indicates the streak is indicative of all 2008 Jettas and there is nothing that can be done to remedy the problem. I have contacted Volkswagen customer care. They advised me they accept the dealerships assessment of the streaking problem and I will have to live with the problem. While driving in rain, light or heavy, the streak is present and presents a vision obstruction for the driver. I believe this is a valid safety issue that should be addressed further by Volkswagen. Thanks for your consideration in this matter.

car image   Wiper problem of the 2006 Volkswagen Jetta 31
Failure Date: 02/01/2007

2006 volkwagen Jetta tdi vehicle dom: 10/05 mileage: 31,000 windshield wiper/washer system the 2006 Volkswagen Jetta is equipped with an engine compartment mounted washer fluid reservoir and hood mounted washer fluid spray nozzles. In the area of the right hood hinge there is a flexible hose section in the plumbing of the system to allow for opening of the engine compartment hood while maintaining washer system plumbing integrity. Routine underhood fluid checks and service intervals requiring engine access have weakened and cracked the flexible portion of the plumbing rendering the windshield washer inoperative on my vehicle.