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.


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
58,981 miles

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2011 Volkswagen Jetta fuel system problems

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2011 Volkswagen Jetta Owner Comments (Page 4 of 4)

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problem #2

Apr 172012


  • 25,000 miles


With little or no warning, engine stalled in busy intersection during evening rush hour. Luckily car cost into adjacent parking lot. Had car towed to local VW dealer who said total fuel system had to be replaced due to high pressure fuel pump failure. Repair took several weeks.

- Lott, TX, USA

problem #1

May 112012


  • 17,500 miles
My 2011 VW Jettas high pressure fuel system stopped working and the car will not start. The dealer said that is was caused by the fuel. The repairs are well over $8000. I understand that NHTSA is looking into this problem because it has happened to so many other VW diesel Jetta cars. I have now talked to over 15 people in my area that have had the same issue with the fuel system. I own numerous other diesel trucks that fill up at the same filling station and have not had this problem. Please do something about a recall so this is covered by VW. I can see if this problems was just a few cars, but the tdi web site lists thousands of cars that this has happened to.

- Madison, NY, USA

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