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VOLKSWAGEN JETTA - 2012 VOLKSWAGEN JETTA Problems & Complaints

 
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There are 117 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 (6) Fuel System Gasoline (8) Service Brakes Hydraulic (1) Unknown Or Other (3)
Communications (1) Equipment Adaptive (2) Power Train (15) Steering (8) Vehicle Speed Control (6)
Electrical System (24) Exterior Lighting (1) Seat Belts (4) Structure (3) Visibility (4)
Electronic Stability Control (1) Fuel Propulsion System (18) Seats (1) Suspension (3) Visibility Wiper (5)
Engine (29) Fuel System Diesel (17) Service Brakes (7) Tires (5) Wheels (4)

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AIR BAGS

6/30/2014 - PURCHASE, NY
THE CLOCK SPRING IN THE STEERING WHEEL FAILED. ALSO REFERRED TO AS THE STEERING COLUMN ELECTRONIC CONTROL MODULE. THE FAILURE ILLUMINATED THE AIRBAG WARNING LIGHT AND ALL THE STEERING WHEEL SWITCHES AND HORN STOPPED WORKING. IT WAS JUST OVER THE 50,000 MI WARRANTY SO DEALER WOULD NOT REPAIR.

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FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

6/24/2014 - LEMON GROVE , CA
THE CONTACT OWNS A 2012 VOLKSWAGEN JETTA. THE CONTACT STATED WHILE DRIVING VARIOUS SPEEDS, AN UNUSUAL NOISE AND VIBRATION EMITTED OUTSIDE OF THE VEHICLE. THE FAILURE OCCURRED WHENEVER THE ACCELERATOR PEDAL WAS ENGAGED. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER, WHO WAS UNABLE TO DUPLICATE THE PROBLEM. THERE WAS A RECALL RELATED TO THE FAILURE UNDER THE NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID NUMBER 11V490000 (FUEL SYSTEM, DIESEL) HOWEVER, THE VIN WAS NOT INCLUDED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED OF THE DEFECT. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS UNAVAILABLE.

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ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

6/19/2014 - ALTO, GA
ENGINE LIGHT AND ECM (ENGINE CONTROL MALFUNCTION) LIGHT BOTH COME ON. HAVE TAKEN THIS NEW CAR IN 6 TIMES IN 2 YEARS, AND THE LIGHTS ARE ON, YET AGAIN. AFTER VW REPLACED SENSORS (FOUR TIMES), AND WIRING (MODULE), AND HARNESS....ALL UNDER WARRANTY, THIS IS STILL A PROBLEM. AND I DO NOT KNOW IF IT IS A SAFETY DEFECT OR NOT. I WANT TO KNOW THAT BEFORE A CRASH, FIRE, OR FATALITY HAPPENS. PLEASE....IF THIS IS HAPPENING TO YOUR VEHICLE, MAKE IT KNOWN TO THIS SITE. THANKS.

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ENGINE

6/19/2014 - ALTO, GA
ENGINE LIGHT AND ECM (ENGINE CONTROL MALFUNCTION) LIGHT BOTH COME ON. HAVE TAKEN THIS NEW CAR IN 6 TIMES IN 2 YEARS, AND THE LIGHTS ARE ON, YET AGAIN. AFTER VW REPLACED SENSORS (FOUR TIMES), AND WIRING (MODULE), AND HARNESS....ALL UNDER WARRANTY, THIS IS STILL A PROBLEM. AND I DO NOT KNOW IF IT IS A SAFETY DEFECT OR NOT. I WANT TO KNOW THAT BEFORE A CRASH, FIRE, OR FATALITY HAPPENS. PLEASE....IF THIS IS HAPPENING TO YOUR VEHICLE, MAKE IT KNOWN TO THIS SITE. THANKS.

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FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

6/19/2014 - ALTO, GA
ENGINE LIGHT AND ECM (ENGINE CONTROL MALFUNCTION) LIGHT BOTH COME ON. HAVE TAKEN THIS NEW CAR IN 6 TIMES IN 2 YEARS, AND THE LIGHTS ARE ON, YET AGAIN. AFTER VW REPLACED SENSORS (FOUR TIMES), AND WIRING (MODULE), AND HARNESS....ALL UNDER WARRANTY, THIS IS STILL A PROBLEM. AND I DO NOT KNOW IF IT IS A SAFETY DEFECT OR NOT. I WANT TO KNOW THAT BEFORE A CRASH, FIRE, OR FATALITY HAPPENS. PLEASE....IF THIS IS HAPPENING TO YOUR VEHICLE, MAKE IT KNOWN TO THIS SITE. THANKS.

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SERVICE BRAKES

5/20/2014 - FREMONT, CA
MIDNIGHT, DRIVING BACK FROM A FRIENDS HOUSE. MY 16 MONTH OLD (OR RATHER NEW) JETTA SE 2012, SHAKES UP WHEN I TURN ON IGNITION. I GIVE IT 2-3 SECONDS TO CALM DOWN. IT DOESN'T. INSTEAD, THE EPC LIGHT GOES ON. THEN THE CHECK ENGINE LIGHT. HMM... WEIRD. THOSE WEREN'T ON LIKE 2 HOURS BACK, OR EVER INFACT. BEING THE SMART TECHIE THAT I AM, I TRY THE HIGHLY TECHNICAL SOLUTION TO ANY PROBLEM THAT I DON'T QUITE UNDERSTAND - I TRY TO TURN IT OFF AND ON AGAIN. THE SAME GOD AWFUL SHAKING AND STUTTERING. BUT NO EPC LIGHT. I THINK TO MYSELF, MAYBE THIS IS JUST A TRANSIENT THING. TRY TO PULL OUT OF THE PARKING SPACE, AND THERE IT IS ... THE [XXX] EPC AND CHECK ENGINE LIGHT. BUT MY HOME'S ONLY A MILE AWAY, MAYBE THINGS GET BETTER ON THE WAY THERE. YOU KNOW, ITS A NEW CAR (BOUGHT 16 MONTHS BACK, BRAND NEW, AND HAS ~7600 MILES ON IT). BUT NO, AS I TRY TO "DRIVE" THE PIECE OF [XXX], IT STARTS SHAKING MORE VIOLENTLY WHEN I GET TO 25 MILES AND HOUR. SO, I PULL OVER, AND A QUICK GOOGLE SEARCH TELLS ME TO STAY BELOW 20 MPH AND GET IT TO A DEALER ASAP. SO I GET THE CAR TOWED, AND THE NEXT DAY THE DEALER TELLS ME ITS A FAULTY IGNITION COIL THAT HAS BEEN REPLACED AND TESTED AND THINGS SHOULD JUST WORK. BUT I'M SCARED TO GET IN THAT CAR AGAIN. WHAT IF THIS WOULD'VE HAPPENED FARTHER AWAY FROM MY HOUSE. INFORMATION REDACTED PURSUANT TO THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

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ENGINE

5/20/2014 - FREMONT, CA
MIDNIGHT, DRIVING BACK FROM A FRIENDS HOUSE. MY 16 MONTH OLD (OR RATHER NEW) JETTA SE 2012, SHAKES UP WHEN I TURN ON IGNITION. I GIVE IT 2-3 SECONDS TO CALM DOWN. IT DOESN'T. INSTEAD, THE EPC LIGHT GOES ON. THEN THE CHECK ENGINE LIGHT. HMM... WEIRD. THOSE WEREN'T ON LIKE 2 HOURS BACK, OR EVER INFACT. BEING THE SMART TECHIE THAT I AM, I TRY THE HIGHLY TECHNICAL SOLUTION TO ANY PROBLEM THAT I DON'T QUITE UNDERSTAND - I TRY TO TURN IT OFF AND ON AGAIN. THE SAME GOD AWFUL SHAKING AND STUTTERING. BUT NO EPC LIGHT. I THINK TO MYSELF, MAYBE THIS IS JUST A TRANSIENT THING. TRY TO PULL OUT OF THE PARKING SPACE, AND THERE IT IS ... THE [XXX] EPC AND CHECK ENGINE LIGHT. BUT MY HOME'S ONLY A MILE AWAY, MAYBE THINGS GET BETTER ON THE WAY THERE. YOU KNOW, ITS A NEW CAR (BOUGHT 16 MONTHS BACK, BRAND NEW, AND HAS ~7600 MILES ON IT). BUT NO, AS I TRY TO "DRIVE" THE PIECE OF [XXX], IT STARTS SHAKING MORE VIOLENTLY WHEN I GET TO 25 MILES AND HOUR. SO, I PULL OVER, AND A QUICK GOOGLE SEARCH TELLS ME TO STAY BELOW 20 MPH AND GET IT TO A DEALER ASAP. SO I GET THE CAR TOWED, AND THE NEXT DAY THE DEALER TELLS ME ITS A FAULTY IGNITION COIL THAT HAS BEEN REPLACED AND TESTED AND THINGS SHOULD JUST WORK. BUT I'M SCARED TO GET IN THAT CAR AGAIN. WHAT IF THIS WOULD'VE HAPPENED FARTHER AWAY FROM MY HOUSE. INFORMATION REDACTED PURSUANT TO THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

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VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

5/20/2014 - FREMONT, CA
MIDNIGHT, DRIVING BACK FROM A FRIENDS HOUSE. MY 16 MONTH OLD (OR RATHER NEW) JETTA SE 2012, SHAKES UP WHEN I TURN ON IGNITION. I GIVE IT 2-3 SECONDS TO CALM DOWN. IT DOESN'T. INSTEAD, THE EPC LIGHT GOES ON. THEN THE CHECK ENGINE LIGHT. HMM... WEIRD. THOSE WEREN'T ON LIKE 2 HOURS BACK, OR EVER INFACT. BEING THE SMART TECHIE THAT I AM, I TRY THE HIGHLY TECHNICAL SOLUTION TO ANY PROBLEM THAT I DON'T QUITE UNDERSTAND - I TRY TO TURN IT OFF AND ON AGAIN. THE SAME GOD AWFUL SHAKING AND STUTTERING. BUT NO EPC LIGHT. I THINK TO MYSELF, MAYBE THIS IS JUST A TRANSIENT THING. TRY TO PULL OUT OF THE PARKING SPACE, AND THERE IT IS ... THE [XXX] EPC AND CHECK ENGINE LIGHT. BUT MY HOME'S ONLY A MILE AWAY, MAYBE THINGS GET BETTER ON THE WAY THERE. YOU KNOW, ITS A NEW CAR (BOUGHT 16 MONTHS BACK, BRAND NEW, AND HAS ~7600 MILES ON IT). BUT NO, AS I TRY TO "DRIVE" THE PIECE OF [XXX], IT STARTS SHAKING MORE VIOLENTLY WHEN I GET TO 25 MILES AND HOUR. SO, I PULL OVER, AND A QUICK GOOGLE SEARCH TELLS ME TO STAY BELOW 20 MPH AND GET IT TO A DEALER ASAP. SO I GET THE CAR TOWED, AND THE NEXT DAY THE DEALER TELLS ME ITS A FAULTY IGNITION COIL THAT HAS BEEN REPLACED AND TESTED AND THINGS SHOULD JUST WORK. BUT I'M SCARED TO GET IN THAT CAR AGAIN. WHAT IF THIS WOULD'VE HAPPENED FARTHER AWAY FROM MY HOUSE. INFORMATION REDACTED PURSUANT TO THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

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FUEL SYSTEM, DIESEL

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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ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

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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