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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
2,950 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.

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2014 Volkswagen Jetta engine problems

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2014 Volkswagen Jetta Owner Comments

problem #3

May 022015


  • 7,900 miles


Parking the car in parking space. Car made extremely loud noise (like a backfire) and then auto accelerated. Tried hitting the brake but brake did not decompress. Hit a parked car in front of me.

- Columbus, OH, USA

problem #2

Oct 282013

Jetta 4-cyl

  • 750 miles
Stopped for pedestrian crossing the street, normal stop, took my foot off the brake, stepped on the gas and nothing! car stalled and I could not move. Traffic was backing up behind me and the car wouldn't move. Put it in park, turned it off and on, after two minutes it finally worked when I stepped on the gas. Did the same thing about two weeks later...twice in one day! took it to the dealer the same day it happened first, told me I had an engine software recall, spent two hours at the dealer. They told me it was "fixed." Two weeks later, at a stop sign and then a red light, did the same thing. Brought it to another deal that night, who told me there was no loaner cars available, took the car for three days! they called back and said they could not recreate the problem, therefore they were giving me back the car. I don't feel safe!! have had numerous other problems with the car since October 2013, has been in the shop 8 times in 6 months.... now affected by the O-ring recall!

- Belle Mead, NJ, USA

problem #1

Apr 052014

Jetta 4-cyl Diesel

  • 200 miles
From a complete stop, pushed the accelerator and nothing happened for 4 to 5 seconds. Tried again and the car slowly rolled forward only to have the accelerator not work again almost causing the car to be T-boned in an intersection. This happened several time that day. Foot was no where near the brake pedal. This has occurred several times since and 5-24-14 happened again almost causing us to get hit crossing traffic. 2 dealerships have yet to duplicate it and will go in again 6-3. this car is dangerous to drive, so much it has sat twice a week at a time. It is not a turbo or diesel response. There is a huge problem with this car.

- Brookfield, WI, USA

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