Notes: Digging through the long list of NHTSA complaints about a sudden loss of engine power and the high pressure fuel pump failing, it's never good to come across the "my car (with a cold engine) set itself on fire in the middle of the night" complaint.


definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
27,551 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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2011 Volkswagen Jetta engine problems

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2011 Volkswagen Jetta Owner Comments

problem #2

Nov 032014

Jetta 4-cyl Diesel

  • 55,102 miles


November 2014 incidents: Two incidents of failing to start. First incident: Car failed to start once and started on second try. Second incident: Car several times failed to start & engine made clanking noise. Had car towed to VW Agency. Car started after unloaded from tow truck and Agency found nothing wrong. December 2014 incident: Car started, but after slowly driving to parking lot exit and before at full stop, at engine quit and would not restart. I put the car in neutral and backed down a slight grade to get car out of traffic; after coming to a stop the car started up.

- Bainbridge Island, WA, USA

problem #1

Oct 102010

Jetta 4-cyl Diesel

  • miles
2011 Volkswagen Jetta sportwagen tdi. Consumer states that engine stalls. The consumer stated stalling occurred 18 days after taking possession of the vehicle.

- Henrico, VA, USA

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