Top 5 Problems Affecting Volkswagen Jetta Models
Despite the Volkswagen emissions scandal in 2015, sales have begun to pick up in 2018. And by far the Volkswagen Jetta remains the most sought-after VW model. The company has completely shifted focus on a “customer-first” strategy. Furthermore, there new 6-year / 72,000-mile bumper-to-bumper warranty helped boost sales.
Even though Volkswagen is German made, it still comes with its issues that the buyer should be aware of. According to RepairPal, these are the top 5 problems that occur with the Volkswagen Jetta:
1. Automatic Transmission Shifting Issues
The number one problem affecting the Volkswagen Jetta is a shifting issue with the automatic transmission. Fortunately, this is only affecting vehicles with high mileage. However, this is an expensive fix and might need a transmission replacement.
This issue is affecting most models before 2013 with an average mileage of 123,000 miles. If you are experiencing shifting issues with VW Jetta, schedule a service appointment today.
2. Engine Misfire
When an engine misfire happens, the dreaded Check Engine light illuminates. Either a failed ignition coil or spark plug causes the misfire. If your VW has spark plug wires, a failure in them could also cause an engine misfire. To fix this issue, you will need to replace the ignition coil, spark plug or spark plug wires.
This issue is affecting 2012, 2013, and 2014 models with an average mileage of 112,000 miles and multiple engine types. If you have a Check Engine light because of engine misfires, make sure to schedule your appointment.
3. Power Window May Fail
Power windows are an amazing modern luxury in cars, but they tend to fail. In the VW Jetta’s case, this is simply due to a failed window regulator. The regulator will need to be replaced.
This issue is affecting 2010, 2014, and 2016 models with an average mileage of 90,000 miles. If you are having power window issues with your VW Jetta, schedule your service appointment today.
4. General Electrical Issues
There are general electrical issues reported with VW Jettas. However, they have been very difficult to diagnose. The problem has been reported to be a ground wiring issue, mostly found under the battery. Grounding is important to an electrical system and must be checked in order not to have intermittent problems
This issue is affecting many models, including 2012, 2013, and 2014 with an average mileage of 150,000 miles. If you are having electrical issues with your Volkswagen Jetta, schedule your appointment today.
5. Odor from HVAC Vents
The odor is caused by condensation in the heater case, and AC (HVAC) system after the car has been sitting idle for 2 hours or more. The drain system on the car should be checked for debris, but there is also a cleaner that is available for the heat case.
Model years affected by this issue are 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2016 with an average mileage of 50,000 miles. If you are having an odor coming from your vents, schedule your appointment today to fix the issue.
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