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.


pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
3,150 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

Jul 032011


  • 3,500 miles


Traveling 30 mph. Battery light luminated and engine stalled. Pulled over and restarted engine and it started fine battery light turned off. Took it to the dealer and they replaced a relay. One week later driving on the freeway at 75mph engine stalled again in heavy traffic. Started right back. Drove another 10 miles and it shut off again. Started up and drove it right to the dealer. This is very dangerous. The check engine light is on now. The 2011 Jetta was issued a recall, and that repair was done a month ago.

- Sioux Falls, SD, USA

problem #1

Mar 112011


  • 2,800 miles
The contact owns a 2011 Volkswagen Jetta. The contact stated that the vehicle stalled while making a turn with the clutch engaged. The vehicle stalled more than five times. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who could not duplicate the failure after performing a diagnostic test because there were no error codes. The manufacturer was not contacted. The failure mileage was 2,800.

- Burbank, WA, USA

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