Volkswagen Jetta – Common problems

Common problems with the VW Jetta

Some problems will only occur after many years of operation, others are related to technical solutions and forced the manufacturer to issue a recall. In the following overview, you will find the most common problems for the VW Jetta, for which Volkswagen has announced a recall through the EU Rapex system. For recalls and faults found in the UK scroll down.

If the problem is corrected in time, it may not affect the overall reliability of your VW Jetta. However, the fault can often remain unresolved because the previous owner didn´t know about the recall or ignored the manufacturer’s letter.

The good news is that automakers usually provide unlimited time to correct such defects for free. Check to see if all of the potential problems with your VW Jetta have been resolved in the past. How to do it, we give advice on a special page.



eu issues Latest Jetta’s Issues in the EU

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05. 03. 2021

The tubular frame of the driver’s seat may have been incorrectly welded. This could impair the stability of the seat and … .

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22. 02. 2020

Cars initially used for internal purposes of Volkswagen AG might not have been correctly modified before they were sold to the … .

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04. 03. 2018

A spring in the starter motor’s magnetic switch was incorrectly installed. The starter motor may overheat, which could lead to a … .

If you wish to know more about eventual problems of a specific car (e.g. real mileage, potential traffic accidents damages, odometer rollback, repairs, etc.), then we suggest going to HPI-Check.

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uk issues Latest Jetta’s Issues in the UK

  • VW JETTA – FIRE MAY OCCUR
    on 04. 08. 2018

    VW JETTA ( 08/01/2007 –  09/01/2008) DEFECT:  The contact resistance on the earth connection of the heating element for the additional ... . The post VW […]

  • VW JETTA – DIRECTIONAL CONTROL MAY BE LOST
    on 03. 08. 2018

    VW JETTA ( 01/10/2011 –  01/08/2013) DEFECT:  On vehicles with torsion beam rear axle the trailing arm of the rear axle ... . The post VW JETTA – […]

  • VW JETTA – STARTER MOTOR MAY MALFUNCTION AND OVERHEAT
    on 03. 08. 2018

    VW JETTA ( 01/03/2011 –  30/11/2011) DEFECT:  On vehicles with diesel engines and stop/start system the starter motor may be permanently ... . The post VW […]

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