really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
29,586 miles

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problem #7

Jun 272019


  • 55,000 miles
I have a Volkswagen Jetta gli 2.0 turbo. It currently has 55,000. I am having a problem on initial start where by it runs rough, sometimes stalls at idle and sometimes stalls on initial acceleration. This started as a 30 day progress of getting worse. Now the yellow engine light comes on and at the same time the cruise control yellow light appears (intermittent). Computer diagnostics were run. When tests were run as a group no failures reported but when run individually 7 faults occurred including cylinder miss-fires and camshaft adj bank 1 intake error

- Bradley Beach, NJ, USA

problem #6

Nov 012018


  • 65,000 miles
The contact owns a 2017 Volkswagen Jetta. While driving the vehicle, it lost power. The contact had to guide the vehicle to the shoulder of the highway and narrowly avoided a collision. The vehicle was taken to seaside Volkswagen (1725 auto center pkwy, seaside, ca 93955, (831) 394-6666), but the failure could not be duplicated or located. The manufacturer was contacted and referred the contact to the seaside dealer. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 65,000.

- Salinas, CA, USA

problem #5

Feb 012018


  • 17,000 miles
I havve been having electrical issues the past three-five months on this vehicle today when in a car accident the air bag lights came on but no air bags deployed fire and rescue siad they should have deployeed. The radio would turn on and off and sometimes the head lights wouldnt turn on.

- Evansville, IN, USA

problem #4

Jan 122018


  • 1,100 miles
Vehicle was purchased with check engine light on, returned to dealership and was told it was the gas cap. The vehicle was stalling after that. Vehicle stalled while driving on parkway, all of the dash lights came on and the ability to brake and steer was gone causing an accident. Airbags did not deploy on the front end collision. Vehicle had 1100 miles on

- Clinton, IA, USA

problem #3

Dec 182017


  • 4,000 miles
As I drove home one night, the fuel gauge was showing empty when I knew that the tank was half full. This is dangerous for a remote, rural driver who needs to know how much gas is left in the tank. Nothing out of the ordinary was present for this occurrence. After I turned the car off and turned it back on the gauge was back to normal. I will be monitoring closely from here on out.

- Wellsville, UT, USA

problem #2

Aug 232017

Jetta 4-cyl

  • 65,000 miles
My car is stalling upon starting intermittently for the last 2 months. I have read several places about people having an issue of having cars of this year stalling while driving which is extremely dangerous. I am fearful my issue could turn into this. I have taken my car to the dealer and it is not throwing any codes. The dealer did say they had cars come in with the issue of them stalling while driving and they've replaced the fuel injector module (a $900 repair). I have also contacted VW about this issue with no resolution.

- Gibsonville, NC, USA

problem #1

Aug 192017


  • miles
The contact owns a 2017 Volkswagen Jetta. While driving approximately 65 mph, the vehicle suddenly had a loss of power, and the engine, epc, and various other warning indicators flashed. The vehicle coasted to a stall. The contact was able to restart the vehicle after some attempts. The dealer (long island city Volkswagen, 5615 northern blvd, woodside, NY 11377, 718-728-8111) provided a loaner vehicle and indicated that further diagnostic testing was required. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was not available.

- East Bronx, NY, USA