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.


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
775 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2011 Volkswagen Jetta transmission problems

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2011 Volkswagen Jetta Owner Comments

problem #2

May 222011

Jetta 4WD 4-cyl

  • 650 miles


Several times since owning the vehicle (2 weeks), it has stalled when taking off. This has happened with every person who has driven the car, even very experienced drivers with manual transmission. Latest incident was pulling out from a side street and the car stalled, causing a very dangerous situation.

- Angier, NC, USA

problem #1

Nov 022010


  • 900 miles
Twice the car goes into reverse in all six gears. It happens when I try to come out of a full stop. It happens on flat ground. The first time it seemed to fix itself after about 10 minutes of my fiddling, but I can't see what I did to make it work. I had stopped quite a few times between one time and another and it worked perfectly well. The time between the first incident and the second was 13 days.

- Westerly, RI, USA

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