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3.0

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
46,548 miles

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2012 Volkswagen CC electrical problems

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2012 Volkswagen CC Owner Comments

problem #16

Jun 102016

CC

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

"takata recall" will the problem be fixed, I do not want to purchase another car at this time, but it looks as if I will be forced to do so. I also have some electrical issues with the car the air pressure in the tires and the lights keep going out to replace them every 4 to 6 months is crazy.. the dealership here wants to put me in a new car and as he said eat the cost to replace, why don't they just pay off the car and I can cut my losses and start over with a car of my choice, I'm being forced back into a VW car?

- College Park, GA, USA

problem #15

May 152015

CC

  • 45,000 miles
Tire pressure sensor will not go out even after reset the engine light inadvertently goes on, the same for the steering column and then my phone stops pairing correctly with the car.

- Boca Raton, FL, USA

problem #14

Jul 152016

CC

  • 83,000 miles
The contact owns a 2012 Volkswagen Cc. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign numbers: 16V078000 (air bags) and 15V483000 (air bags); however, the parts to do the repair were not available. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repairs. The contact stated that the air bag warning light was illuminated and caused the horn and bluetooth to fail. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 83,000. Parts distribution disconnect. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #13

Feb 012015

CC

  • 51,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact owns a 2012 Volkswagen Cc. While driving 60 mph, the vehicle lost power. In addition, the accelerator pedal was depressed, but the vehicle failed to move forward. The vehicle was towed to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the cylinder, alternator, battery, and multiple parts needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic who confirmed that all the diagnosed parts needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 51,000. The VIN was unavailable.

- Lithonia, GA, USA

problem #12

Jan 012015

CC

  • 50,000 miles
Wiring harness on trunk needs replacing. Lights do not work on trunk. Seem to see many others with same issues.

- Germantown, MD, USA

problem #11

Feb 022016

CC

  • 50,000 miles
Ihave had to replace the trunk wiring harness twice. It rubs on the opening and closing of the trunk and fails. The design should be fixed.

- Wausau, WI, USA

problem #10

Feb 012016

CC

  • 65,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Wiring harness for trunk has pinch point causing the wire insulation and wires to break. This harness has rear lights in the same harness. Had to replace trunk harness, car is 5 years old and has 65000 miles. Latch and door switch stopped working, diagnosis was short in harness. I took old harness from dealer and pulled back cover and found all wires were bare.

- Charlotte, NC, USA

problem #9

Nov 012013

CC

  • 31,000 miles
I took my car to get this recall done "recall subject : FMVSS 138 TPMS sensor" with campaign number 11V312000, but 2 VW dealership that I visited refused to fix this recall saying that my VIN number doesn't have this recall. (my model has this recall based on this website). However, my car started having this issue a year and half I bought my car. "with the incorrect TPMS sensors, drivers will receive a constant warning from the tire pressure monitor system. The system alerts the driver but, due to incorrect TPMS sensors, the system cannot determine if the vehicle tires are properly inflated. This increases the risk that the vehicle will be driven with one or more underinflated tires, increasing the risk of a tire failure that may lead to a crash." VW said it will cost me $1300 to fix this issue and I know my car has this recall... but for some reason my VIN is not included until this recall. Could you include my VIN to this recall so that I can get if fixed?

- Atlanta, GA, USA

problem #8

Apr 012015

CC

  • 51,000 miles
The contact owns a 2012 Volkswagen Cc. While driving at various speeds, the accelerator pedal was depressed but the vehicle failed to accelerate and stalled. The failure recurred intermittently. The vehicle was unable to restart. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 51,000.

- Denver, CO, USA

problem #7

Oct 052015

CC

  • 63,000 miles
The contact owns a 2012 volkwagen Cc. The contact stated that the vehicle would not start intermittently. The epc, the battery, the engine, and the air bag warning indicators illuminated during the failure. The vehicle was towed to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the clock spring needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The contact received NHTSA campaign number: 15V483000 (air bags); however, the dealer stated they would not repair the clock spring under the recall. Manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 63,000.

- Cahokia, IL, USA

problem #6

Sep 282015

CC

  • 62,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

My vehicle first had an ABS light illuminate which caused an ABS failure. I've read this is a common problem. Then most recently I had an epc code illuminate in addition to a check engine light. This caused the car to lose RPM and start misfiring. I had to replace all 4 coils on the vehicle. While at the shop my air conditioned stopped working correctly only functioning when on the 4 position. I hate this care more than anything and can only pray that VW may find it in their heart to buy it back!!!!

- Boynton Beach, FL, USA

problem #5

Dec 172014

CC

  • 38,000 miles
My steering wheel electrical and air bag stopped working after I made a turn while driving. I found out it was the clock spring after taking it in. The car had only been driven for about 38,000 miles and something like that should not happen that early. Volkswagen has not done anything about it yet either.

- Morton , IL, USA

problem #4

Apr 152015

CC

  • 55,000 miles
I have never had any problems. Never in an accident or had anything replaced. All maintenance up to date. Started the car with no issues. Continued to drive going 35mph normal driving conditions and multiple warning lights appeared. ABS. Power steering, emergency brake, and air bag. Took it to closest auto repair to make sure nothing dangerous was about to occur. Quick diagnostic and they said all problems are electrical. Nothing physically wrong with the car and will likely need new sensors and clockspring.

- Bradenton, FL, USA

problem #3

Oct 012014

CC 4-cyl

  • 52,000 miles
Vehicle was being turned around in a parking lot when a clicking noise was heard. The air bag light illuminated and all of the steering wheel functions (I.e. horn, radio controls, etc.) stopped working. Took it into the Volkswagen dealership and was informed that it was the "clock spring " in the steering wheel was in need of replacement.

- Ionia, MI, USA

problem #2

Oct 292014

CC

  • 48,661 miles
The contact owns a 2012 Volkswagen Cc. The contact stated that the catalytic converter warning light illuminated on several occasions. In addition, the vehicle shook violently and jerked as a result the vehicle failed to drive over 30 mph. The contact also stated that the vehicle decelerated independently and stalled. The vehicle was towed to a dealer where the manifold, four spark plugs, the intake air box, and the intake charge pipe were replaced. The computer was also reset. The contact stated that one year after the repairs, the catalytic converter warning light illuminated. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the engine needed to be carbon cleaned. The spark plugs and the battery were replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 48,661.

- West Chester, OH, USA

problem #1

Oct 312011

CC

  • 100 miles
The contact owns a 2012 Volkswagen Cc. The contact was driving 5 mph when the horn was depressed repeatedly but the horn failed to sound. The horn would only sound properly when the horn was depressed in one long motion. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where the dealer confirmed there was an electronic delay with the horn. The manufacturer was contacted. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 100 and the current mileage was 2,283.

- Eugene, OR, USA

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