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VOLKSWAGEN JETTA - 2012 VOLKSWAGEN JETTA Problems & Complaints

 
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There are 106 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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Air Bags (4) Engine And Engine Cooling (5) Fuel System Gasoline (8) Service Brakes Hydraulic (1) Unknown Or Other (10)
Communications (1) Equipment Adaptive (1) Power Train (13) Steering (7) Vehicle Speed Control (6)
Electrical System (21) Exterior Lighting (1) Seat Belts (4) Structure (3) Visibility (3)
Electronic Stability Control (1) Fuel Propulsion System (16) Seats (1) Suspension (3) Visibility Wiper (5)
Engine (26) Fuel System Diesel (15) Service Brakes (6) Tires (3) Wheels (4)

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FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

5/7/2014 - AUSTIN, TX
THE CAR HAD BEEN DRIVEN ALL DAY WITH NO PROBLEMS. WE PARKED FOR ALMOST TWO HOURS AND WHEN STARTING THE ENGINE, IT SOUNDED LOUD, LIKE A TYPICAL DIESEL (OURS HAD ALWAYS BEEN VERY QUIET). DROVE OUT OF THE PARKING LOT AND MERGED ONTO THE FREEWAY. THE YELLOW GLOW PLUG LIGHT STARTED TO FLASH (ENGINE CONTROL MALFUNCTION) AND THE CAR ENGINE DIED. WE HAD TO PERFORM AN EMERGENCY MANEUVER TO PULL OVER TO THE RIGHT HAND LANE AND WERE ABLE TO COAST INTO A PARKING LOT. THE CAR WAS TOWED TO A VW DEALER. WE ARE ON VACATION AND 1,500 MILES FROM HOME. THE DEALER HAS INFORMED ME THAT THEY WILL NEED TO REPLACE THE ENTIRE FUEL PUMP AND FUEL LINE SYSTEM DUE TO FUEL CONTAMINATION(?). WE HAVE ALWAYS BEEN EXTREMELY CONSCIENTIOUS AND HAVE ONLY PURCHASED MAJOR NAME BRAND DIESEL. THE SERVICE MANAGER INFORMED ME THAT THIS HAS HAPPENED 4 TIMES IN THE LAST TWO YEARS. WE ARE ON VACATION AND 1,500 MILES FROM HOME, THE REPAIRS WILL TAKE A WEEK.

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EQUIPMENT ADAPTIVE

5/6/2014 - MIAMI, FL
ON THE AFTERNOON OF APRIL 30TH, 2014 WHILE THE VEHICLE WAS IDEAL AT A STOP LIGHT THE VEHICLES POWER STEERING AND A/C GAVE OUT. AFTER INSPECTING THE ENGINE, IT WAS DETERMINED THE BELT TENSTONER BROKE DUE TO A FAULTY BOLT THAT SHOULD'VE SECURED THIS PART. THIS INCIDENT HAPPEN 6 DAYS AFTER TAKING IT TO A LOCAL AUTHORIZED VOLKSWAGEN SERVICE DEALERSHIP . AS A CONSUMER AND DRIVER I FEEL A FORMAL SAFETY INVESTIGATION MUST TAKE PLACE BECAUSE A PART SUCH AS THIS SNAPPING OFF ENDANGERS MY LIFE AND THE LIFE OF THE GENERAL PUBLIC. THIS SHOULD BECOME A MAJOR CONCERN BECAUSE VOLKSWAGEN NEGLIGENCE TO DETAIL PUTS ALL DRIVERS AT RISK OF MAJOR INJURY AND OR DEATH.

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ENGINE

5/6/2014 - MIAMI, FL
ON THE AFTERNOON OF APRIL 30TH, 2014 WHILE THE VEHICLE WAS IDEAL AT A STOP LIGHT THE VEHICLES POWER STEERING AND A/C GAVE OUT. AFTER INSPECTING THE ENGINE, IT WAS DETERMINED THE BELT TENSTONER BROKE DUE TO A FAULTY BOLT THAT SHOULD'VE SECURED THIS PART. THIS INCIDENT HAPPEN 6 DAYS AFTER TAKING IT TO A LOCAL AUTHORIZED VOLKSWAGEN SERVICE DEALERSHIP . AS A CONSUMER AND DRIVER I FEEL A FORMAL SAFETY INVESTIGATION MUST TAKE PLACE BECAUSE A PART SUCH AS THIS SNAPPING OFF ENDANGERS MY LIFE AND THE LIFE OF THE GENERAL PUBLIC. THIS SHOULD BECOME A MAJOR CONCERN BECAUSE VOLKSWAGEN NEGLIGENCE TO DETAIL PUTS ALL DRIVERS AT RISK OF MAJOR INJURY AND OR DEATH.

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STEERING

5/6/2014 - MIAMI, FL
ON THE AFTERNOON OF APRIL 30TH, 2014 WHILE THE VEHICLE WAS IDEAL AT A STOP LIGHT THE VEHICLES POWER STEERING AND A/C GAVE OUT. AFTER INSPECTING THE ENGINE, IT WAS DETERMINED THE BELT TENSTONER BROKE DUE TO A FAULTY BOLT THAT SHOULD'VE SECURED THIS PART. THIS INCIDENT HAPPEN 6 DAYS AFTER TAKING IT TO A LOCAL AUTHORIZED VOLKSWAGEN SERVICE DEALERSHIP . AS A CONSUMER AND DRIVER I FEEL A FORMAL SAFETY INVESTIGATION MUST TAKE PLACE BECAUSE A PART SUCH AS THIS SNAPPING OFF ENDANGERS MY LIFE AND THE LIFE OF THE GENERAL PUBLIC. THIS SHOULD BECOME A MAJOR CONCERN BECAUSE VOLKSWAGEN NEGLIGENCE TO DETAIL PUTS ALL DRIVERS AT RISK OF MAJOR INJURY AND OR DEATH.

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UNKNOWN OR OTHER

5/3/2014 - LEMON GROVE, CA
AFTER A NEW ISSUE HAPPENED AGAIN IN THE SAME GENERAL AREA OF THE ISSUE WITH MY CAR THAT HAD BEEN HAPPENING PRETTY MUCH SINCE PURCHASING THE CAR. THE NOISE THAT HAS BEEN OCCURRING NOW AT THIS POINT, IS STILL THE SAME RUMBLING, THROBBING NOISE (SIMILAR TO A BEARING GOING OUT OR BAD), BUT NOW IS CAUSING MORE AND MORE ISSUES SUCH AS THE RATTLING NOISES COMING FROM THE ENGINE THROUGH THE A/C EXHAUST, WHICH HAPPENS HEAR AND THERE SOMETHING I TELL THE DEALERSHIP, BUT YET THEY TELL ME THAT CAN'T DO ANYTHING EVEN I SHOWED THEM THE VIDEO. WELL NOW I BRING IN MY CAR TO THE VW DEALERSHIP ON ANOTHER ISSUE THAT HAD STARTED HAPPENING ON THE SAME SIDE AS THE ORIGINAL NOISE THAT HAS BEEN PROGRESSIVELY GETTING WORSE AND SEEMS TO BE AFFECTING AND CAUSING NEW ISSUES. THIS NEW ISSUES OCCURS WHEN REVERSING MY CAR OUT WITHOUT USING BREAKS JUST MY CLUTCH, I TURN MY WHEEL ALL THE WAY TO THE RIGHT AND REVERSE OUT, TO HEAR A WOOOOO NOISE THEY IS LOUD AND NOT NORMAL, BUT YET HERE COMES VW TO TELL ME THEY COULD NOT REPEAT THE ISSUE, EVEN THOUGH ONCE AGAIN I HAD VIDEO AS WELL AS AUDIO EVIDENCE OF IT, THEY WOULD NOT HELP ME. MY MILES ARE NOW HIGHER AND IT REALLY SEEMS THEY DON'T CARE AND TREAT ME LIKE I AM CRAZY. I REALLY THINK THERE IS SOMETHING TRULY WRONG WITH MY CAR BECAUSE OF THESE NEW NOISES OCCURRING AND GETTING WORSE.

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STEERING

5/3/2014 - LEMON GROVE, CA
AFTER A NEW ISSUE HAPPENED AGAIN IN THE SAME GENERAL AREA OF THE ISSUE WITH MY CAR THAT HAD BEEN HAPPENING PRETTY MUCH SINCE PURCHASING THE CAR. THE NOISE THAT HAS BEEN OCCURRING NOW AT THIS POINT, IS STILL THE SAME RUMBLING, THROBBING NOISE (SIMILAR TO A BEARING GOING OUT OR BAD), BUT NOW IS CAUSING MORE AND MORE ISSUES SUCH AS THE RATTLING NOISES COMING FROM THE ENGINE THROUGH THE A/C EXHAUST, WHICH HAPPENS HEAR AND THERE SOMETHING I TELL THE DEALERSHIP, BUT YET THEY TELL ME THAT CAN'T DO ANYTHING EVEN I SHOWED THEM THE VIDEO. WELL NOW I BRING IN MY CAR TO THE VW DEALERSHIP ON ANOTHER ISSUE THAT HAD STARTED HAPPENING ON THE SAME SIDE AS THE ORIGINAL NOISE THAT HAS BEEN PROGRESSIVELY GETTING WORSE AND SEEMS TO BE AFFECTING AND CAUSING NEW ISSUES. THIS NEW ISSUES OCCURS WHEN REVERSING MY CAR OUT WITHOUT USING BREAKS JUST MY CLUTCH, I TURN MY WHEEL ALL THE WAY TO THE RIGHT AND REVERSE OUT, TO HEAR A WOOOOO NOISE THEY IS LOUD AND NOT NORMAL, BUT YET HERE COMES VW TO TELL ME THEY COULD NOT REPEAT THE ISSUE, EVEN THOUGH ONCE AGAIN I HAD VIDEO AS WELL AS AUDIO EVIDENCE OF IT, THEY WOULD NOT HELP ME. MY MILES ARE NOW HIGHER AND IT REALLY SEEMS THEY DON'T CARE AND TREAT ME LIKE I AM CRAZY. I REALLY THINK THERE IS SOMETHING TRULY WRONG WITH MY CAR BECAUSE OF THESE NEW NOISES OCCURRING AND GETTING WORSE.

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SUSPENSION

5/3/2014 - LEMON GROVE, CA
AFTER A NEW ISSUE HAPPENED AGAIN IN THE SAME GENERAL AREA OF THE ISSUE WITH MY CAR THAT HAD BEEN HAPPENING PRETTY MUCH SINCE PURCHASING THE CAR. THE NOISE THAT HAS BEEN OCCURRING NOW AT THIS POINT, IS STILL THE SAME RUMBLING, THROBBING NOISE (SIMILAR TO A BEARING GOING OUT OR BAD), BUT NOW IS CAUSING MORE AND MORE ISSUES SUCH AS THE RATTLING NOISES COMING FROM THE ENGINE THROUGH THE A/C EXHAUST, WHICH HAPPENS HEAR AND THERE SOMETHING I TELL THE DEALERSHIP, BUT YET THEY TELL ME THAT CAN'T DO ANYTHING EVEN I SHOWED THEM THE VIDEO. WELL NOW I BRING IN MY CAR TO THE VW DEALERSHIP ON ANOTHER ISSUE THAT HAD STARTED HAPPENING ON THE SAME SIDE AS THE ORIGINAL NOISE THAT HAS BEEN PROGRESSIVELY GETTING WORSE AND SEEMS TO BE AFFECTING AND CAUSING NEW ISSUES. THIS NEW ISSUES OCCURS WHEN REVERSING MY CAR OUT WITHOUT USING BREAKS JUST MY CLUTCH, I TURN MY WHEEL ALL THE WAY TO THE RIGHT AND REVERSE OUT, TO HEAR A WOOOOO NOISE THEY IS LOUD AND NOT NORMAL, BUT YET HERE COMES VW TO TELL ME THEY COULD NOT REPEAT THE ISSUE, EVEN THOUGH ONCE AGAIN I HAD VIDEO AS WELL AS AUDIO EVIDENCE OF IT, THEY WOULD NOT HELP ME. MY MILES ARE NOW HIGHER AND IT REALLY SEEMS THEY DON'T CARE AND TREAT ME LIKE I AM CRAZY. I REALLY THINK THERE IS SOMETHING TRULY WRONG WITH MY CAR BECAUSE OF THESE NEW NOISES OCCURRING AND GETTING WORSE.

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WHEELS

5/3/2014 - LEMON GROVE, CA
AFTER MY LAST VISIT WITH THE A/C, I MAYBE THOUGHT THAT THIS DEALER SHIP WOULD HELP ME OUT (VW EL CAJON) UNLIKE (VW KEARNY). I HAD TOLD THEM WHAT HAS BEEN GOING ON WITH THIS RUMBLING NOISE THAT HAD STARTED OFF FAINT BUT NOW IS PROGRESSIVELY GOTTEN WORSE AND IS AFFECTING OTHER PARTS, BECAUSE THE NOISE NOW PICKS UP WHEN TURNING. THEY TOLD ME THEY WOULD FIND IT, TOOK IT OUT ON A TEST DRIVE WITH SEVERAL MECHANICS AND THEY ALL TRIED TO PLAY ME AND TOLD ME THEY COULD NOT HEAR ANYTHING EVEN THOUGH THE MECHANIC REP DID HEAR IT. THAN THEY DID A INSPECTION AND COULD NOT FIGURE IT OUT IT SEEMED TO ME BECAUSE THEY THAN JUST CAME TO A CONCLUSION THAT MY TIRES WHERE CUPPED AND FEATHERED AS VW KEARNY TOLD ME. I ASKED THEM IF THEY DO MULTIPOINT INSPECTIONS EVERY TIME I BRING MY VEHICLE IN AND THEY SAID YES, THAN I ASKED HOW COME YOU DID NOT CATCH THIS BEFORE, THEY COULD NOT COME UP WITH A ANSWER AND JUST SAID PLEASE SIGN THE PAPER. SO WHAT I DID NEXT WAS TOOK IT TO SEVERAL TIRE DEALERSHIPS AS WELL AS A NEW VW, ALL OF WHICH TOLD ME MY TIRES IS NOT WHAT IS MAKING THAT NOISE. I REALLY FEEL LIKE VW IS AVOIDING THIS ISSUE WITH ME TELL MY WARRANTY EXPIRES TO THAN TELL ME THAT THERE IS A PROBLEM.

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UNKNOWN OR OTHER

5/3/2014 - LEMON GROVE, CA
AFTER MY LAST VISIT WITH THE A/C, I MAYBE THOUGHT THAT THIS DEALER SHIP WOULD HELP ME OUT (VW EL CAJON) UNLIKE (VW KEARNY). I HAD TOLD THEM WHAT HAS BEEN GOING ON WITH THIS RUMBLING NOISE THAT HAD STARTED OFF FAINT BUT NOW IS PROGRESSIVELY GOTTEN WORSE AND IS AFFECTING OTHER PARTS, BECAUSE THE NOISE NOW PICKS UP WHEN TURNING. THEY TOLD ME THEY WOULD FIND IT, TOOK IT OUT ON A TEST DRIVE WITH SEVERAL MECHANICS AND THEY ALL TRIED TO PLAY ME AND TOLD ME THEY COULD NOT HEAR ANYTHING EVEN THOUGH THE MECHANIC REP DID HEAR IT. THAN THEY DID A INSPECTION AND COULD NOT FIGURE IT OUT IT SEEMED TO ME BECAUSE THEY THAN JUST CAME TO A CONCLUSION THAT MY TIRES WHERE CUPPED AND FEATHERED AS VW KEARNY TOLD ME. I ASKED THEM IF THEY DO MULTIPOINT INSPECTIONS EVERY TIME I BRING MY VEHICLE IN AND THEY SAID YES, THAN I ASKED HOW COME YOU DID NOT CATCH THIS BEFORE, THEY COULD NOT COME UP WITH A ANSWER AND JUST SAID PLEASE SIGN THE PAPER. SO WHAT I DID NEXT WAS TOOK IT TO SEVERAL TIRE DEALERSHIPS AS WELL AS A NEW VW, ALL OF WHICH TOLD ME MY TIRES IS NOT WHAT IS MAKING THAT NOISE. I REALLY FEEL LIKE VW IS AVOIDING THIS ISSUE WITH ME TELL MY WARRANTY EXPIRES TO THAN TELL ME THAT THERE IS A PROBLEM.

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STEERING

5/3/2014 - LEMON GROVE, CA
AFTER MY LAST VISIT WITH THE A/C, I MAYBE THOUGHT THAT THIS DEALER SHIP WOULD HELP ME OUT (VW EL CAJON) UNLIKE (VW KEARNY). I HAD TOLD THEM WHAT HAS BEEN GOING ON WITH THIS RUMBLING NOISE THAT HAD STARTED OFF FAINT BUT NOW IS PROGRESSIVELY GOTTEN WORSE AND IS AFFECTING OTHER PARTS, BECAUSE THE NOISE NOW PICKS UP WHEN TURNING. THEY TOLD ME THEY WOULD FIND IT, TOOK IT OUT ON A TEST DRIVE WITH SEVERAL MECHANICS AND THEY ALL TRIED TO PLAY ME AND TOLD ME THEY COULD NOT HEAR ANYTHING EVEN THOUGH THE MECHANIC REP DID HEAR IT. THAN THEY DID A INSPECTION AND COULD NOT FIGURE IT OUT IT SEEMED TO ME BECAUSE THEY THAN JUST CAME TO A CONCLUSION THAT MY TIRES WHERE CUPPED AND FEATHERED AS VW KEARNY TOLD ME. I ASKED THEM IF THEY DO MULTIPOINT INSPECTIONS EVERY TIME I BRING MY VEHICLE IN AND THEY SAID YES, THAN I ASKED HOW COME YOU DID NOT CATCH THIS BEFORE, THEY COULD NOT COME UP WITH A ANSWER AND JUST SAID PLEASE SIGN THE PAPER. SO WHAT I DID NEXT WAS TOOK IT TO SEVERAL TIRE DEALERSHIPS AS WELL AS A NEW VW, ALL OF WHICH TOLD ME MY TIRES IS NOT WHAT IS MAKING THAT NOISE. I REALLY FEEL LIKE VW IS AVOIDING THIS ISSUE WITH ME TELL MY WARRANTY EXPIRES TO THAN TELL ME THAT THERE IS A PROBLEM.

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