really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
57,799 miles

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2010 Volkswagen Jetta drivetrain problems

drivetrain problem

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2010 Volkswagen Jetta Owner Comments (Page 4 of 4)

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problem #5

Nov 282010


  • 35,009 miles


Car idling in park. Engaged dsg transmission, car immediately stalls.. attempted to restart, run/stall, run/stall, run/stall. Now runs rough... mileage dropped 20%. car at dealer - dealer has reported 5 other tdi's in same condition.

- Camano Island, WA, USA

problem #4

Oct 112010


  • 41,200 miles
VW Jetta tdi 2010. On four occasions the car has completely died while moving slowly. (5 to 20 mph) everything in the car stayed on. I had to turn the key off. Place the car in park and restart the car. There was no indication of any problems before or after the car staled out. Nothing in the car turned off or on, except the radio after I turned the key to the off position. Also while driving door locks started to click open and closed at 65 mph. After 10 min of random clicking the doors locked and stayed locked. Airbag light came on while driving. The light went back off after 20 min or so. Has not come back on. Transmission is generally smooth, however at random it is very abrupt, even during gradual or steady acceleration/deceleration. Car has only one driver. Has only ever had correct fuel. Various other electrical problems began at 300 miles. All problems are random. VW continually dismisses me. It is going into shop again on Monday. From the sounds of it they do not expect to do anything to fix the car. Just drive it a few days and see if a problem happens. Car has put me in the middle of intersection with no control.

- Dracut, MA, USA

problem #3

May 142010


  • 2,400 miles
2010 Volkswagen Jetta tdi(diesel) shuts off while driving. This has happened three times to me while driving. Vehicle usually start up after without difficulty. Vehicle has approx 2800 miles. One time it happened in a major highway intersection. This is very dangerous. Vehicle was taken to VW where repairs where supposedly made. Repairs made were 02 sensor and computer update. A few days later vehicle shut down once again while driving after the VW "repairs". there does not seem to be a pattern to the incidences. Vehicle is currently at VW undergoing tests. Another odd thing is that the factory bluetooth stereo has not worked since the first time the vehicle shut off while driving.

- Miami, FL, USA

problem #2

Apr 012010


  • 4,000 miles
I have a Jetta tdi 2010 sport wagon that has significant pause when the throttle is held constant. Random but happens every day. Brought to the attention of the dealership and they said they knew of the problem but don't know why this is happening and will call us if they come up with a fix!

- Pinehurst, NC, USA

problem #1

Nov 152009


  • Automatic transmission
  • 900 miles
2010 Volkswagen Jetta tdi sedan, automatic transmission. Vehicle stalls from start position, then catches and surges ahead, throwing driver's head back to the head rest. Car jumps ahead and could cause rear end collision to traffic in front.

- Panama City, FL, USA

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