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VOLKSWAGEN JETTA - 2012 VOLKSWAGEN JETTA Problems & Complaints

 
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There are 279 complaints filed for the 2012 VOLKSWAGEN JETTA

Below is a list of complaints & problems filed against the 2012 VOLKSWAGEN JETTA. These problems includes information received by NHTSA from consumers either directly or as recorded by the Vehicle Safety Hotline. This information may be used by NHTSA during the investigation process. If you like to file an official complaint for the 2012 VOLKSWAGEN JETTA, you can do so by calling the NHTSA Mon-Fri 8am to 8pm at 888-327-4236, TTY: 800-424-9153. You can also file your complaint online by clicking here. Your complaint will be added to the NHTSA complaints database after a thorough review. If a trend is discovered, an investigation will be opened by the ODI.

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ENGINE

2/11/2017 - HOUSTON, TX
"TAKATA RECALL" "WATER PUMP" I GOT MANY RECALLS ON MY JETTA GLI 2012á . THE LAST RECALL I GOT ON THE MAIL WAS ON NOVEMBER ,2016 FOR THE AIRBAG CONTROL . AFTER I DROPPED MY CAR FOR THE RECALL I PICKED IT UP SAME DAY . I NOTICED THAT THE AIRBAG LIGHT IS ON FOR THE FIRST TIME I HAVEN'T HAD ANY ISSUES LIKE THIS BEFORE . I RETURNED BACK TO THE DEALER AND INFORMED THEM , THEY SAID YOU HAVE TO LEAVE IT AND WE'RE SORRY WE DIDN'T TAKE CARE OF THAT . I DIDN'T HAVE TIME TO LEAVE IT THERE FOR ONE MORE DAY . NOW THEY'RE ASKING ME TO PAY FOR IT AROUND $992 ! I GOT ALL OF THE VOICEMAIL FROM THE DEALER THEY CALLED ME TO APOLOGIZE FOR THE AIRBAG LIGHT AND ASKED ME TO COME BACK TO FIX SINCE IT CAME UP AFTER I DROPPED IT FOR THE RECALL . ALSO , I HAVE SHOWED THE QUOTE FOR THE WATER LEAKING TO MANY AUTO CARE CENTERS IN HOUSTON . THEY TOLD ME THAT THIS KIND OF CAR WITH 2.0 ENGINE HAS A PROBLEM WITH THE WATER PUMP AND THEY WILL NEVER GET INVOLVED WHIT THIS CAR BECAUSE TO MANY PEOPLE WITH THE SAME ENGINE AND CAR MODEL HAD THE SAME PROBLEM SEVERAL TIMES . MY CAR ONLY GOT 60K MILE ON IT AND NEVER BEEN INTO AND ACCIDENT IT'S BEEN LESS THAN 5 YEARS NOW SINCE I PURCHASED THE CAR . I PAID 28K DOLLARS CASH FROM THE FIRST DAY JUST BECAUSE I TRUSTED IN VW. I HAVE CONTACTED VW OF AMERICA , BUT THEY DIDN'T HELP ME WITH MY CASE AND ASKED ME TO PAY FOR IT .á

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ENGINE

1/12/2017 - YONKERS, NY
THE FIRST THING I NOTICED AFTER DRIVING THE CAR WAS THE SMELL OF BURNING OIL OCCASIONALLY, THEN UPON OPENING THE HOOD AND REMOVING THE ENGINE COVER THERE WAS MINOR OIL SEEPAGE FROM THE VALVE COVER. THE CAR ITSELF IS 2012 JETTA GLI AND ONLY HAS ABOUT 27,500 MILES AS I TYPE THIS MESSAGE. BUT IT GETS WORSE, I NOTICE THE OIL LEVEL DROPPING AND HAVING TO PUT REFILL IT ABOUT 2 OR 3 TIMES A MONTH. AT THIS POINT I KNOW SOMETHING ISNT RIGHT AND ITS NOT JUST A FAULTY VALVE COVER GASKET. DID SOME READING ONLINE AND I SUSPECTED IT WAS A FAULTY OIL SEPARATOR/PCV SYSTEM CREATING TOO MUCH CRANK CASE PRESSURE. I ALSO CHECKED THE REAR MAIN SEAL RECENTLY AND SEE OIL LEAKING BETWEEN THE MOTOR AND TRANSMISSION, SUGGESTING THE RMS HAS BEGAN TO FAIL. MY QUESTION IS IF THE CAR WAS "CERTIFIED PRE-OWNED" AND PCV VALVE FAILURE IS SOME WHAT COMMON FOR BOTH TSI AND FSI ENGINES, WHY WASNT THE VEHICLES PCV INSPECTED FOR FAILURE OR CHANGED ENTIRELY WITH THE NEW REVISION? THERE ARE MANY REVISIONS ON THE OIL SEPARATOR/PCV VALVE FROM WHAT I SEE. SHOULDN'T THE DAMAGE TO THE RMS REPLACEMENT BE COVERED BY THE MANUFACTURER SINCE IT WAS DUE TO PREMATURE FAILURE OF THE OIL SEPARATOR, THAT IS KNOWN TO BE PRONE TO FAILURE OR FAULTY FROM THE FACTORY? CURRENTLY IM NOT DRIVING THE CAR AND WAITING FOR THE NEWEST REVISION OF THE OIL SEPARATOR BUT SINCE THE RMS HAS ALREADY BEGAN SEEPING OIL ITS ONLY A MATTER OF TIME BEFORE IT FAILS COMPLETELY. BEING A TRADE SCHOOL STUDENT WHO IS LOST HIS JOB RIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS LAST YEAR THIS UNEXPECTED FAILURE OF THE REAR MAIN SEAL AT ONLY 27,500 MILES, REGARDLESS OF VEHICLE AGE IS UNEXPECTED AND AT A SEVERE INCONVENIENCE. IF VOLKSWAGEN CANNOT PROVIDE AT LEAST THE LABOR COST FOR THE RMS REPLACEMENT I CANT SAY ILL EVER BUY ANOTHER VW FROM A DEALERSHIP AGAIN.

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COMMUNICATIONS: HORN ASSEMBLY

12/27/2016 - CHICAGO, IL
THE CONTACT OWNS A 2012 VOLKSWAGEN JETTA. THE CONTACT STATED THAT WHILE DRIVING AT VARIOUS SPEEDS, THE HORN FAILED TO FUNCTION. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE HORN FUNCTIONED INTERMITTENTLY. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT DIAGNOSED OR REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 35,000.

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ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

12/8/2016 - NEW PORT RICHEY, FL
WHEN PARKED AND TRYING TO SHUT VEHICLE OFF, THE CAR WILL NOT SHUT OFF AND THE KEY WILL NOT COME OUT OF THE IGNITION.

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UNKNOWN OR OTHER

12/8/2016 - NEW PORT RICHEY, FL
WHEN PARKED AND TRYING TO SHUT VEHICLE OFF, THE CAR WILL NOT SHUT OFF AND THE KEY WILL NOT COME OUT OF THE IGNITION.

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UNKNOWN OR OTHER

12/8/2016 - NEW PORT RICHEY, FL
KEY STICKS IN THE IGNITION, WILL NOT DISENGAGE TO TURN THE CAR OFF. THIS SEEMS TO BE A ISSUE THAT I AM FINDING. I TRIED PARKING IN A FLAT SURFACE, IN THE DRIVEWAY AND NO LUCK. THIS STARTED A MONTH AGO WITH STICKING, BUT THE LAST FEW DAYS HAVE BEEN WORSE. SHIFTING DOES NOT HELP THE PROBLEM.

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ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

12/8/2016 - NEW PORT RICHEY, FL
KEY STICKS IN THE IGNITION, WILL NOT DISENGAGE TO TURN THE CAR OFF. THIS SEEMS TO BE A ISSUE THAT I AM FINDING. I TRIED PARKING IN A FLAT SURFACE, IN THE DRIVEWAY AND NO LUCK. THIS STARTED A MONTH AGO WITH STICKING, BUT THE LAST FEW DAYS HAVE BEEN WORSE. SHIFTING DOES NOT HELP THE PROBLEM.

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ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

12/2/2016 - BERWICK, PA
MY 2012 JETTA WITH DSG AUTOMATIC 6 SPEED TRANSMISSION WOULD HAVE AN ISSUE OF EVERY 30-50 MILES, THE SERVICE WRENCH WOULD POP ON + CEL AT TIMES. THE CODE CAME UP P0106. AFTER CHECKING WITH DEALER, THEY CLEARED CODE UNDER WARRANTY MANY TIMES AND COULD NOT COME UP WITH THE SOLUTION. AFTER WARRANTY WENT THIS WAS HAPPENING FREQUENTLY. TOOK IT INTO THE DEALER +-7 TIMES TIL WE, SORT OF, FOUND THE ISSUE AT HAND. THE MAIN ISSUE IS WHEN THE WRENCH/CEL WOULD POP UP, THE TRANSMISSION WOULD START TO SHIFT EXTREMELY ROUGH UP AND DOWN UNTIL IT SIMPLY, WENT AWAY..... VERY CONFUSING AND FRUSTRATING TO SAY THE LEAST. ALSO, WHEN ON, I WOULD GET A RICH SMELL OF FUEL. WAS TOLD BY DEALER/VW THAT WHEN THIS COMBO OCCURS, THE ENGINE READS A DIFFERENT FUEL LOAD TO COMPENSATE FOR THE "AIR" GETTING IN. THIS HAPPENED FOR +-20,000 MILES. GRATEFUL CAR IS RUNNING GREAT NOW..... THEY CLEANED THE THROTTLE BODY A FEW TIMES + TIGHTENED INTAKE MANIFOLD TO FACTORY SPECS, AND THE ISSUE STILL CAME BACK AFTER +-400 MILES. FINALLY, THEY DID A "WIGGLE TEST" ON THE MAP SENSOR. THEN RECOMMENDED I REPLACE THE MAP SENSOR. AFTER READING ONLINE WITH PEOPLE IN SIMILAR ISSUES, IT APPEARS YOU SIMPLY NEED TO KEEP THIS SENSOR CLEAN. AFTER THAT DIAGNOSTIC, THEY WANTED TO CHARGE +-$125 TO REPLACE THE SENSOR. I REFUTED. SINCE THEY DID THE TEST BACK IN EARLY SEPTEMBER, I HAVE HAD 0 ISSUES WITH THE CAR. I HAVE CONTACTED MY LOCAL VW REP AND THE DEALER TO FOLLOW-UP MONTHLY. WHERE THE SENSOR IS LOCATED, IT IS SUSCEPTIBLE TO GETTING DIRTY. WHICH WILL THEN THROW OFF THE ENGINE CODES FOR NO REASON. I AM THANKFUL THIS IS SOLVED, FOR NOW. I HAVE READ MANY "P0106"ERS WITH THE SAME ISSUE WITH JETTA'S N PASSAT'S FROM 2010-2013 WITH THE DSG AUTO TRANSMISSION.

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UNKNOWN OR OTHER

11/2/2016 - CANTON, MI
WHEN PARKED AND TRYING TO SHUT VEHICLE OFF, THE CAR WILL NOT SHUT OFF AND THE KEY WILL NOT COME OUT OF THE IGNITION.

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ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

10/28/2016 - HUNTSVILLE, AL
THE CONTACT OWNS A 2012 VOLKSWAGEN JETTA. WHEN THE HORN WAS ACTIVATED, IT FAILED TO OPERATE WITHOUT WARNING. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT DIAGNOSED OR REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 90,000.

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