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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
87,195 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2007 Volkswagen Jetta engine problems

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2007 Volkswagen Jetta Owner Comments

problem #8

May 102016


  • 82,000 miles


Engine shuts off while driving. Happened multiple times, had it towed to an auto shop that works w/my used car warrenty, they tested generator and battery and both were good. No recalls on my VIN however, I did see recall# 14E007000 on 2007 Jetta's and it states the engine could shut off due to timing belt from faulty water pump.

- Greenville, SC, USA

problem #7

Apr 042016


  • 98,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Volkswagen Jetta. The contact stated that the while driving at 40 mph, the vehicle stalled and the transmission warning light illuminated immediately after the failure. The contact stated that the vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic for diagnosis, however the details of the diagnosis was not available. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 98,000.

- San Bernardino, CA, USA

problem #6

Oct 282014

Jetta 5-cyl

  • 104,293 miles
Right side drive shaft and left side drive shaft faulty. Vacuum pump leaking oil bad, and new gasket needed. Left side rear door latch also does not lock posing a threat to safety and leaving possibility for robber, vehicle damage and or bodily harm due to intruder.

- Lasalle, IL, USA

problem #5

Nov 222014

Jetta 5-cyl

  • 72,000 miles


The contact owns a 2007 Volkswagen Jetta. The contact stated that while driving at 30 mph, the vehicle stalled without warning. The failure occurred intermittently. On one occasion, the vehicle failed to restart. The vehicle was towed to a repair facility. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 72,000. Updated 02/18/15 the consumer stated the vehicle was repaired. The vehicle required a new relay. The consumer was advised this was acommon problem. Updated 4/4/16

- Amstedam, NY, USA

problem #4

Aug 132014

Jetta 5-cyl

  • 59,265 miles
Car shuts off and battery light comes on immediately put on emergency flashers so I will not get hit from behind both times I have been stopped at a traffic signal I put the car in park and have been able to start the car again to get to a safe place I do not feel safe driving the car do to the fact it could stop at anytime first I took my car to my certified VW specialist he ran diagnostics kept my car for three days drove it but was unable to reproduce took my car back then again the next week same thing happened I heard a click car shut down and battery light came on this time I did not feel safe to even get it into the dealership so I called a tow truck to have it towed to the dealership. Feeling frustrated 2nd week renting a car waiting to hear from the dealership to make thing worse I bought my car new off the show room floor from [xxx] that dealership has since closed down I have noticed cracking if the paint on the hood vehicle has never been in an accident I was told from a body shop that repair work was done to the car probably because it was damaged in shipping and if the cost of repair is not at least 6 percent of the purchase price VW does not have to disclose to customer. Information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- San Mateo, CA, USA

problem #3

Sep 102013

Jetta 5-cyl

  • 140,000 miles
I was coming off a ramp and tried to accelerate, but the car wouldn't go more than 20mph. All the gears on the gear selector display found in the driver information center stays lit up and affects the transmission. The car feels like it is stuck in neutral. I researched this problem online and there are numerous articles that states there is a recall related to malfunctioning mechatronic units. This is not related to the original dsg recalls. VW customer care or the dealership I take it to won't do anything about it even with the information on the internet about it.

- Columbia, MD, USA

problem #2

Aug 102013

Jetta 5-cyl

  • 80,000 miles
Was driving on the freeway at about 3 in the afternoon traveling at approximately 60 mph when car stopped accelerating in the middle of on going traffic. Power to vehicle dyed out causing me to stall in the center of a busy freeway. This problem has occurred several other times. I have called Volkswagen but they would not take full responsibility for on going problem.. my vehicle has an extended warranty because of this known problem but yet they will only cover 25% of repair cost.. this vehicle is a hazard.. somebody please address this issue quick before there is a casualty..

- Pomona, CA, USA

problem #1

Jun 282012


  • 62,000 miles
As I was driving 65mph on the highway my car completely shut down. I had no lights, no gas, no anything. I was able to pull off to the side of the road. After about 20 minutes, the car started back up, but I only made it about 1.5 miles before it did it again. VW dealership replaced my entire computer module (J519) and then let me leave the lot. I continued to have trouble starting the car. The dealership replaced the relay for the starter because it was overheating. I am now (Oct 2012) having issues with the unlocking of my driver side door.

- Nottingham, MD, USA

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