Huge win for car owners! All TSBs to be made public. The Center for Auto Safety just made the NHTSA (US Government) make public the full text of all TSBs from now on. They are the same organization that has petitioned the NHTSA & filed lawsuits to protect car owners over exploding gas tanks & other major safety issues. Whenever you drive in your car, you are safer thanks in part to a lot of work over the years by this small but very effective consumer advocacy group.

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CarComplaints.com Notes: Digging through the long list of NHTSA complaints about a sudden loss of engine power and the high pressure fuel pump failing, it's never good to come across the "my car (with a cold engine) set itself on fire in the middle of the night" complaint.

10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
60,870 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

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2011 Volkswagen Jetta Owner Comments

problem #9

Aug 212016

Jetta

  • 130,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2011 Volkswagen Jetta. While driving in the rain at approximately 30 mph, the windshield wipers and horn failed. The vehicle was not diagnosed nor repaired. The VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 11V196000 (electrical system). The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and referred the contact to NHTSA without filing a case number. The failure mileage was approximately 130,000.

- Dumfries, VA, USA

problem #8

Mar 102015

Jetta

  • 85,000 miles
The contact owns a 2011 Volkswagen Jetta. While driving at an unknown speed, the horn failed to sound. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The contact indicated that the vehicle was repaired under NHTSA campaign number: 11V196000 (electrical system) in 2011, but the failure recurred. The failure mileage was 85,000.

- Fairfax , VA, USA

problem #7

Aug 072015

Jetta

  • 43,000 miles
The contact owns a 2011 Volkswagen Jetta. The contact stated that the horn failed on three separate occasions. The vehicle was taken to the dealer. The technician diagnosed that the horn assembly would need to be replaced. The manufacturer stated that the VIN was not a part of NHTSA campaign number: 11V196000 (electrical system). The vehicle was repaired three separate times. The failure mileage was 43,000.

- Ballwin, MO, USA

problem #6

Apr 122015

Jetta

  • 90,027 miles

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

Horn stopped working functioning.

- Miami, FL, USA

problem #5

Mar 032014

Jetta

  • 56,000 miles
The contact owns a 2011 Volkswagen Jetta. The contact stated that the horn was inoperable. The contact was made aware of NHTSA campaign number: 11V196000 (electrical system). However, the VIN was not included.the vehicle was taken to a dealer. The technician diagnosed that the wiring for the horn needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 56,000.

- Boca Raton, FL, USA

problem #4

Aug 182014

Jetta

  • 50,000 miles
The contact owns a 2011 Volkswagen Jetta. The contact stated while driving 40 mph, the horn failed to activate while attempting to alert the other driver of the proximity to his vehicle. As a result, the other vehicle crashed into the contact's vehicle. The dealer was contacted. The technician informed the contact that the VIN was not affected by NHTSA campaign number: 11V196000 (electrical system). The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 50,000.

- Phenix City , AL, USA

problem #3

Aug 062013

Jetta 5-cyl

  • 54,000 miles

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

I was driving and I tried to honk my horn because a tractor trailer was merging in my lane. My horn would not sound and I had encountered this problem before and then later that evening it started to drizzle and my windshield wipers were not working.

- Loganville , GA, USA

problem #2

Oct 262012

Jetta 4-cyl Diesel

  • 39,000 miles
Starting the end of October, 2012 my horn started working only intermittently. On a couple of occasions I have had people pulling into my lane without looking, and I tried to honk to let them know I was there, yet the horn would not work. I had to brake hard, or swerve abruptly to avoid being hit. It works intermittently when I am locking the car with the alarm also. This is not associated with the fuse problem the cars were recalled for earlier. The horn would quit working all together if the fuse went bad. Sometimes the horn works, and sometimes it doesn't. I have logged onto several on-line forums for Volkswagen owners, such as www.tdi.club and noticed that others with the same car are having the same problem. I took it to Volkswagen to have it fixed, and they said they found nothing wrong. The horn happened to be working that morning. There is obviously a defective part(s) problem if many are experiencing the issue. It is definitely a safety issue as the loss of the horn at the wrong time has almost caused me to have some accidents. Please help!

- Fairview, TX, USA

problem #1

Mar 032011

Jetta 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 800 miles
The contact owns a 2011 Volkswagen Jetta. The contact stated that the horn would activate at any time independently and could not be shut off. The dealer was contacted and the vehicle was repaired under NHTSA campaign id number: 11V196000 (electrical system: Fuses and circuit breakers), but the failure recurred. The manufacturer was notified and referred the contact to speak with the dealer. There were no further repairs. The failure mileage was 800 and the current mileage was 11,000. The VIN was unavailable. Updated 12/02/11 updated 06/13/2012

- Yorktown, VA, USA

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