hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
87,678 miles

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2007 Volkswagen Jetta engine problems

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2007 Volkswagen Jetta Owner Comments

problem #6

Jul 152015


  • 180,000 miles


The contact owns a 2007 Volkswagen Jetta. While driving approximately 30 mph, the vehicle made a knocking noise and accelerated without warning. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The failure recurred several times. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 180,000. The VIN was not provided.

- Kent, OH, USA

problem #5

Jun 062015


  • 84,567 miles
As I was driving the vehicle the gear shifted on its own from drive into neutral. Brought the vehicle to a stop. I placed the vehicle back into drive. I drove a short distance and the car will now only go from drive to neutral. The key is stuck in the ignition. Took it to the VW dealership and was told the gear shift box is defective but no longer covered under warranty. Contacted VW Corp and opened a case with the regional case manager. Still waiting to hear from them. I was told at the dealer that it wasn't safe to drive as it is. When I asked since it's not safe to drive will they be replacing it at no cost? stated no since they have no recall under my VIN # and no longer under warranty.

- Escondido, CA, USA

problem #4

Aug 102013

Jetta 5-cyl

  • 80,000 miles
Was driving on the freeway at about 3 in the afternoon traveling at approximately 60 mph when car stopped accelerating in the middle of on going traffic. Power to vehicle dyed out causing me to stall in the center of a busy freeway. This problem has occurred several other times. I have called Volkswagen but they would not take full responsibility for on going problem.. my vehicle has an extended warranty because of this known problem but yet they will only cover 25% of repair cost.. this vehicle is a hazard.. somebody please address this issue quick before there is a casualty..

- Pomona, CA, USA

problem #3

Jun 282012


  • 62,000 miles


As I was driving 65mph on the highway my car completely shut down. I had no lights, no gas, no anything. I was able to pull off to the side of the road. After about 20 minutes, the car started back up, but I only made it about 1.5 miles before it did it again. VW dealership replaced my entire computer module (J519) and then let me leave the lot. I continued to have trouble starting the car. The dealership replaced the relay for the starter because it was overheating. I am now (Oct 2012) having issues with the unlocking of my driver side door.

- Nottingham, MD, USA

problem #2

Oct 042012


  • 74,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Volkswagen Jetta. The contact stated that while driving 75 mph, the vehicle stalled without warning. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for inspection and they stated that the speed sensor and two fans needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired but the failure recurred. The vehicle was then taken to another dealer for inspection and they updated the software. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure who did not offer any assistance. The failure mileage was 74,000. The VIN was unavailable.

- Jacksonville, FL, USA

problem #1

Apr 192012

Jetta 4-cyl

  • 45,500 miles
While driving on a major highway, my VW's dsg transmission started slipping and shifting erratically. The engine rpms would increase to 6000 then drop suddenly to 500. While this was happening, the engine would suddenly reengage, causing the car to surge and buck. The transmission would then slip again, and the engine surging and vehicle bucking cycle would continue. Symptoms of the dsg transmission failure occurring; transmission would slip. Rpms would increase then decrease suddenly and without warning. Engine would engage then disengage causing the vehicle to violently buck, shake, and jerk. The prnds nomenclature would flash rapidly, indicating a fault within the system. The final indication of the severity of the dsg transmission's complete failure was the cars inability to move under throttle. The cars velocity was completely uncontrollable. I am very meticulous about the maintenance of my vehicles. VW requires a fluid and filter change at 40,000 for the dsg. I had mine done at 39,000 this happened on I70 on the border of pa/md. I was able to move the car to the shoulder without loss of life or property. However, had this dsg/transmission failure occurred on 495 in va/md, ( which was my location just 2 hours prior) the results could have been catastrophic. VW is well aware of this issue with its dsg transmission, both domestically and internationally. Note the VIN specific recall in the us for dsg/mechatronic/ temp sensor. However, this issue is widespread. My VIN is not specified in the recall, yet my vehicle has experienced the same issue and failure as that specified in the recall. The failure of my dsg transmission was completely unexpected and without warning. Had I not had the opportunity to pull my car safely to the side of the road, the results could have been severe injury or worse yet, loss of life for me or other drivers.

- Pittsburgh, PA, USA

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