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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
15,800 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.

2012 Volkswagen Jetta brakes problems

brakes problem

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2012 Volkswagen Jetta Owner Comments

problem #2

Jan 052015


  • 31,000 miles


The car, a 2012 VW Jetta SE, failed to respond to the reverse gear on 1/5/2015 and behaved as if the emergency brake was still engaged. The rear tires would not move and the reverse maneuver failed. The dealership was called and they recommended towing to their facility. This was accomplished on 1/9/2015 and to date there has been no resolution.

- Bowie, MD, USA

problem #1

Nov 102011


  • 600 miles
The contact owns a 2012 Volkswagen Jetta tdi. The contact stated that while driving 25 mph, he depressed the brake pedal to the floor, but the vehicle failed to stop properly. The failure occurred on multiple occasions. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer. The manufacturer was not notified. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 600 and the current mileage was 1500.

- Canonburg, PA, USA

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