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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
68,333 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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2012 Volkswagen Jetta Owner Comments

problem #3

Oct 282016


  • 90,000 miles


The contact owns a 2012 Volkswagen Jetta. When the horn was activated, it failed to operate without warning. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 90,000.

- Huntsville, AL, USA

problem #2

Mar 042015


  • 70,000 miles
The contact owns a 2012 Volkswagen Jetta. While driving at an unknown speed, another vehicle veered into the contact's lane. The horn malfunctioned and failed to alert the other person. As a result, the other vehicle crashed into the driver side of the contact's vehicle. A police report was not filed and no injuries were reported. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 70,000.

- Jacksonville, NC, USA

problem #1

Jun 182013

Jetta 5-cyl

  • 45,000 miles
The horn on this vehicle becomes unresponsive at times. When it does work, the horn tone is very low and is difficult to hear. This could be a safety issue. It also concerns me since an operational horn is needed to pass the state safety inspection. I have not taken it to the dealership yet for repair, but a quick internet search, I have confirmed this is far too common problem on newer model Jetta's.

- Perris, CA, USA

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