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Grinding Noise From Transmission
2019 Volkswagen Jetta
This problem may be covered under warranty. Ask your Volkswagen dealer.
- Typical Repair Cost:
- Average Mileage:
- 17,400 miles
- Total Complaints:
- 15 complaints
Most Common Solutions:
- not sure (14 reports)
- vw buyback vehicles (1 reports)
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A D V E R T I S E M E N T S
I purchased this vehicle through Carvana January of 2023, I didn't even make but one payment on it and I had it to the dealership after noting a really obvious grinding, scuffing of what sounded like metal, when accelerating at slower speeds. Then again somewhere around 45 mph it would make a scuffing noise and would continue up until around 55 mph. Also noted when trying to accelerate on the highway to pass another vehicle it would severely hesitate and would scare me half to death. Then it would all of a sudden just take off. When putting in reverse it clunked and going into 2nd gear it clunked as well but only in regular or Eco mode, sport mode you could barely hear the grinding and no hesitation, however, not very smooth with gear shifting, very choppy and hard.
Dealer calls me after scanning it and tells me it needs a new transmission which is covered under the TWS. I thought GREAT that's awesome they'll cover it and fix and it'll be like brand new. No, I got it back with a new transmission, & noticed pretty much right away something just not right, brought it back they had to rebolt the ground wire to trans that came off. Sweet easy fix I thought. Ok here we go let's try this again, only 200 miles into my new transmission, there's that awful grinding & scuffing noise AGAIN. Again its starting to shift a bit harder than my first day with the new tranny. So I go back to the dealer and now they have to open a case for me, and see what VW will be doing with this vehicle if they cannot fix it. Since it's a preowned vehicle with a limited warranty the warranty will be up at 72,000 miles, I have 61,000 on it now and honestly don't think it'll even make to the 71,000 without needing another new transmission.
VW you are selling these cars in which you have a class action lawsuit against you for malfunctioning torque converter which ultimately will cause the transmission to fail. It doesn't matter how many times you fix the car and put new parts and new hardware or software or updates or whatever else, INEVITABLY you know and are aware that these transmissions are going to fail over and over, so then when my warranty is up if it hasn't failed by then I'm sure it will right after the warranty is up. And as far as giving me an extended warranty, no thank you! You can buy your $18000.00 POS back, and I can actually go buy a reliable car so I can get to and from work to pay my bills. How can they think this is ok to do this to hardworking citizens and then charge you that much for a used vehicle which was supposed to be 120 point checked prior to being sold - when you knew when you manufactured them the transmission were going to fail, even sent that memo to all the dealerships but now you won't take responsibility for your screw up.
I'm sorry I work hard for my money and I need a reliable car I will stop at nothing until you are so sick of hearing from me and seeing me at the dealership that you finally realize it will be in your best interest to come clean and take care of this absolute mess and stop selling these cars to people that don't know anything about motors or transmissions and are actually relying on the manufacturer to create a safe, reliable vehicle. Maybe then I won't complain about paying for it. What is this world coming to seriously? You can't even trust a reputable manufacturer for many years to not look for ways to cut financial corners so they can make safe and reliable vehicles. Children, mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers, etc we are the ones being affected by your ignorance and absolute disregard for the Americans that work their asses off to pay you billion dollar companies 300-1000 car payments and the banks are making out with the interest rates.
DISGUSTING IS WHAT IS. I CAN TELL YOU RIGHT NOW I'LL NEVER PURCHASE ANOTHER VW JETTA . THIS WAS MY FIRST & LAST! SO WITH ALL THAT BEING SAID MY ADVICE TO ALL OUT THERE READING THIS STAY CLEAR OF THIS MODEL AT LEAST - UNTIL VW GETS THEIR FOOT OUT OF THEIR !"(#$@ AND GOES BACK TO BEING A REPUTABLE UPSTANDING MANUFACTURER OF FINE RELIABLE CARS. SO SAD!
- Cynthia R., Hurdle Mills, US