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:
46,500 miles

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2011 Volkswagen Jetta fuel system problems

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2011 Volkswagen Jetta Owner Comments

problem #2

Jul 052016


  • 64,000 miles


The contact owns a 2011 Volkswagen Jetta. While driving 40 mph, the vehicle stalled without warning. The contact was not able to restart the vehicle. The vehicle was towed to the dealer to be diagnosed. The contact was informed that the fuel pump failed and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 64,000.

- Indian Harbour Beach, FL, USA

problem #1

Apr 192012

Jetta 4-cyl Diesel

  • 29,000 miles
Car is a 2011 VW Jetta tdi. I was told by the VW dealer that the high pressure fuel pump had fallen apart causing metal to go through the fuel system.I bought the car new in July of 2011.volkwagen is replacing the entire fuel system but I am concerned that damage may have already been done to the engine.

- Cary, IL, USA

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