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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
31,434 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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2013 Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid engine problems

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2013 Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid Owner Comments

problem #3

Mar 172016

Jetta Hybrid

  • 70,000 miles


We own a VW Jetta hybrid have approx. 70K miles. VW has advised we need to replace a mechatron unit to the cost of approx. $2000. Have been reading that there are massive issues with this part and that this should be a recall. Please advise.

- Wantagh, NY, USA

problem #2

Oct 292015

Jetta Hybrid

  • 20,301 miles
At 45 miles per hour on a four lane street the engine turned off. The car continued to function on lithium ion battery with epc and battery icons lit, until the charge went to zero and all electrical functions including gauges ceased. The car was dead but rolling. I had a quarter mile with no traffic in front of me to stop, luckily I did 15 feet before a red light at an intersection. After missing two lights I was able to restart and drive with diminished performance (little power) to my dealership that was 1 mile away. This is not how my service invoice was written up. In writing they put "stalled at light". I am attaching an email from the service manager stating that no problems could be found.

- Sewell, NJ, USA

problem #1

Oct 242013

Jetta Hybrid 4-cyl

  • 4,000 miles
The contact owns 2013 Volkswagen Jetta hybrid. The contact stated that while accelerating from a complete stop, the vehicle stalled and restarted shortly after. The failure recurred on several occasions. The vehicle was taken to the dealer. However, the vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and stated that the VIN was not included in recall NHTSA campaign number: 13V568000 (power train). The approximate failure mileage was 4,000. Updated 01/09/15 updated 01/21/15 the consumer stated the incident also happened from 0-30 mph. Updated 01/26/15 updated 10/5/2015

- Ridge, NY, USA

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