Notes: VW updated the Jetta's interior and added new features like backup cameras to certain trims. Time will tell if these adjustments start falling apart.


fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
17,238 miles

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2013 Volkswagen Jetta engine problems

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2013 Volkswagen Jetta Owner Comments

problem #1

Jul 302015

Jetta 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 17,238 miles


I have a 2013 Jetta sportwagen, automatic transmission. I had been driving my car for about 6 miles on a local, but busy road. I stopped at a red traffic light. While engine was idling waiting for traffic light to change, the engine stalled without warning. I was able to restart it, but then engine stalled again before traffic light turned green. When traffic light finally turned green, I was able to restart engine and drove car to safe location where I then turned engine off. When I turned engine back on, I waited, letting it idle, and it stopped again with no warning. I did not see any check engine light. I had car towed to dealer who could not find any codes and could not replicate the problem. I researched the problem on the internet and saw that in a Q & a for the radio talk show cartalk, cartalk hosts recommended a new crankshaft position sensor be installed to correct this same issue, also on a Jetta. Dealer did this at my request, but I had to pay $400+. dealer said they would take up this issue up with the manufacturer and see if manufacturer would reimburse me. So far, they have not gotten back to me. I am driving car, but do not know if problem is resolved or will recur.

- Wellesley, MA, USA

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