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2010 VW JETTA Recall - Campaign #09V333000

 
Auto Recalls For Consumers

2010 VW JETTA RECALL - #09V333000

RECALL FOR POWER TRAIN : AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION

VOLKSWAGEN IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2009 AND 2010 PASSENGER CARS MANUFACTURED BETWEEN SEPTEMBER 2008 AND AUGUST 2009. THE WIRING HARNESS OF A TEMPERATURE SENSOR IN THE DIRECT SHIFT GEARBOX (DSG) MAY HAVE CONNECTOR WIRES THAT WERE INSUFFICIENTLY CRIMPED. WITH INSUFFICIENTLY CRIMPED CONNECTOR WIRES, A TEMPERATURE SENSOR HAS THE POTENTIAL TO FALSELY DETECT A HIGH GEARBOX OIL TEMPERATURE, CAUSING THE TRANSMISSION TO ABRUPTLY SHIFT TO NEUTRAL. IF THIS HAPPENS, THE SELECTOR LEVER POSITION INDICATOR WITHIN THE INSTRUMENT PANEL WILL FLASH. IN ADDITION, THE "DEPRESS BRAKE PEDAL" INDICATOR LIGHT WILL BE ILLUMINATED, ALERTING THE DRIVER TO APPLY THE BRAKES.

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Recall Details
Vehicle 2010 VW JETTA
Manufacturer VOLKSWAGEN OF AMERICA, INC
Manufactured between 9/1/2008 - 8/19/2009
Recalled on 8/20/2009
Influenced by OFFICE OF DEFECTS INVESTIGATION
Owners Notified on 10/20/2009
# Affected 16,000
Recalled for POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
 
Description VOLKSWAGEN IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2009 AND 2010 PASSENGER CARS MANUFACTURED BETWEEN SEPTEMBER 2008 AND AUGUST 2009. THE WIRING HARNESS OF A TEMPERATURE SENSOR IN THE DIRECT SHIFT GEARBOX (DSG) MAY HAVE CONNECTOR WIRES THAT WERE INSUFFICIENTLY CRIMPED. WITH INSUFFICIENTLY CRIMPED CONNECTOR WIRES, A TEMPERATURE SENSOR HAS THE POTENTIAL TO FALSELY DETECT A HIGH GEARBOX OIL TEMPERATURE, CAUSING THE TRANSMISSION TO ABRUPTLY SHIFT TO NEUTRAL. IF THIS HAPPENS, THE SELECTOR LEVER POSITION INDICATOR WITHIN THE INSTRUMENT PANEL WILL FLASH. IN ADDITION, THE "DEPRESS BRAKE PEDAL" INDICATOR LIGHT WILL BE ILLUMINATED, ALERTING THE DRIVER TO APPLY THE BRAKES.
Consequences THE ABRUPT SHIFT TO NEUTRAL COULD LEAD TO A CRASH WITHOUT WARNING.
Corrective action VOLKSWAGEN WILL REPROGRAM THE TRANSMISSION CONTROL MODULE WITH UPDATED SOFTWARE FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL BEGAN ON OCTOBER 20, 2009. OWNERS MAY CONTACT VOLKSWAGEN AT 1-800-822-8987.
Notes VW RECALL NO.37E3/S7 & AUDI RECALL NO. 37E5/J7.OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV .
See also 2010 VW JETTA Recall for FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE, DELIVERY, HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS

2010 VW JETTA Recall for FUEL SYSTEM, DIESEL

2010 VW JETTA Recall for SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC, ANTILOCK

2010 VW JETTA Recall for ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL
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Comments

11/19/2014 - gabriel Lori
I have a 2010 jetta tdi cu edition and i love the way this car is calibrated and the way it drives...i wish the front rotors were ventilated but overall its the best....


12/16/2010 - Michael
My 2008 Jetta is in recall, might catch fire. dealership knows nothing and says they will not do anything untill I get a letter.
DUMB.


10/8/2010 - Julius
Let me tell you, as an owner of 2010 Jetta TDI with 6sp DSG this car is a an accident waiting to happen.. from the abrupt down shifts to the extreme hesitation (transmission engagement) from a stop. This has hesitation almost killed me and my wife.

Did you know...if you accidently bump the shifter into neutral on the highway, the only way to get it back into Drive is to depress the brakes 1/3 the then it will let you shift into "D". Can you imagine if you had a 18 Wheeler behind you doing 120kn/h...say goodbye.

Just my experience.

Julius

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