really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
61,912 miles

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2009 Volkswagen Jetta electrical problems

electrical problem

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2009 Volkswagen Jetta Owner Comments (Page 4 of 4)

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problem #7

May 232011


  • 15,800 miles


My Jetta gli stalled on me while I was on the highway in 5th gear. The epc warning light came on prior to the car stalling. I was unable to start the car after.

- Philadelphia, PA, USA

problem #6

May 252011

Jetta 4-cyl

  • 73,000 miles
I have a VW 2009 Jetta 2.0T wolfsburg series, and it has been happening stallings from nothing. A lot of times when I start the car, it stalls by itself from nothing and sometimes would not start again. Yesteday my wife was driving on the highway, and sudderly the car started to loose power unitl she was running at 20 milles per hour, when from nothing again. The car started running normally again. After she got home I took the car for a ride, and, one more time nothing happened. She drives the car for the most of time, but I had stalled with me, but I was able to restart the car right way. Howerver, losing power on the highway is a new event, and I think is "very dangerous". I had been at the VW dealership that I bought the car, wich is reeves imports at tampa, Florida. When we took the car there for the scheduled maintenance, they were not able to find out what happened with the car. In fact, the car works perfectly, but it concerns me a lot that we have a car that can stall from nothing. I am aware that nthsa have received a lot of complains about these events, and I am pretty sure that VW knows about the problem, but it does make me worry, when nobody does nothing about that situation. What do they want happen" a event that can cause an accident with fatal victims". I think the government has to take care that situation for the safety of the people that had purchased that vehicle.

- Lady Lake, FL, USA

problem #5

Nov 232010

Jetta 5-cyl

  • miles
2009 VW Jetta. Consumer states problem with engine line the consumer stated the engine light illuminated and the vehicle stalled.

- Los Angeles, CA, USA

problem #4

Sep 012009


  • 100 miles


From the first week I owned this brand new Jetta tdi sportswagon (with a manual transmission) it would periodically "faulter" or momentarily lose power at about 38 mph. I drive quite a bit and the problem would occur randomly, perhaps every other day. I've yet to be able to duplicate the problem by recreating the driving conditions, but it always happens at the same speed, right after upshifting. I notified the dealership about the problem right away and they checked it out when I brought it in for it's first service appointment. As expected, the technician was unable to recreate the problem after a short test drive. This vehicle now has over 45,000 miles and the faultering continues to occur every few days.

- Columbus, NJ, USA

problem #3

Oct 262010


  • 56,000 miles
Car had been operating normally all service performed and no notification from dealership. On 10/26/2010 was driving at posted speed limit on alhambra blvd in pleasant hill/martinez ca. Was coming down slight hill and touched accelerator to climb slight grad when the engine just stalled and shut down. There was no warning. Car could not be restarted. There was a small noise from the engine compartment and a shutter as the mechanical power steering failed when the engine stalled. The car was put on a flat bed by martinez pd and taken to a local shop where nothing was done except call the dealership. The dealership, dorito bro in walnut creek ca, required the car be flat bedded to them. The car was taken to the dealer ship on 10/27/2010 the dealership then informed me that the battery was shot and they could not even trouble shoot the problem with out a replacement battery. There had been no battery failure prior to this incident. The battery was replaced and the dealership could not tell what was wrong with the car. On 10/28/2010 they believed it was the fuel pump. The pump was replaced on 11/1/2010 and the car could still not be started. The dealership as of 11/2/2010 has opened up another tech ticket to try to resolve the problem. 11/3/2010 was informed by dealership that the fuel pump needed new bolts because the old bolts can not be reused due to the sensitive nature of the tdi motor. I asked if the fuel pump failed and contaminated the engine dealership said no.

- Martinez, CA, USA

problem #2

Nov 152009


  • 10,000 miles
Shortly after purchase, car began to fill with water. Not directly from the sun roof but from a disconnected or damaged drain hose. Causing serious mold & electrical problems. VW has reluctantly looked into the problem, replaced parts, but only made it worse. And the car is now undrivable.

- Sitka, AK, USA

problem #1

Jul 272009

Jetta 5-cyl

  • 100 miles
2009 and possibly 2010 Volkswagen Jetta windshield wiper system stopped working when the brake was applied and only restarted when the brake pedal was released. Updated 02-26-2010. Updated IVOQ 06/01/10 vehicle taken to dealer 4 times for corrective action and system is not repaired. Dealer told me that VW engineering stated that this is proper operation of the system and no repairs are needed. Dealers employees are aware of the safety hazard associated with lack of proper operation and state that they acknowledged the problem and that it is not in proper working order.

- Birmingham, AL, USA

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