2015 VOLKSWAGEN JETTA VIN: 3VWD17AJ1FM241552

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VIN 3VWD17AJ1FM241552 Decoding Volkswagen Vin Decoder

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Make

VOLKSWAGEN

Manufacturer Name

VOLKSWAGEN GROUP OF AMERICA, INC.

Model

Jetta

Model Year

2015

Plant City

PUEBLA

Series

1.8T SE / 1.8T Sport

Vehicle Type

PASSENGER CAR

Plant Country

MEXICO

Body Class

Sedan/Saloon

Doors

4

Bed Type

Not Applicable

Cab Type

Not Applicable

Trailer Type Connection

Not Applicable

Trailer Body Type

Not Applicable

Transmission Style

Automatic

Transmission Speeds

6

Engine Number of Cylinders

4

Displacement (CC)

1798

Displacement (CI)

109.720691882

Displacement (L)

1.798000

Engine Power (kW)

126.7690

Fuel Type - Primary

Gasoline

Engine Brake (hp) From

170

Other Engine Info

Fuel: Gas (50-St); Federal / California Emission Standard: BIN 3 / PZEV; Emissions Certification Test Group: FVGAV02.0VPD

Engine Manufacturer

Volkswagen

Seat Belt Type

Manual

Other Restraint System Info

Restraint System: Active - Driver/Passenger; Advanced Front Air Bags

Curtain Air Bag Locations

1st Row (Driver and Passenger)

Front Air Bag Locations

1st Row (Driver and Passenger)

Side Air Bag Locations

1st Row (Driver and Passenger)

Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) Type

Indirect

Bus Floor Configuration Type

Not Applicable

Bus Type

Not Applicable

Custom Motorcycle Type

Not Applicable

Motorcycle Suspension Type

Not Applicable

Motorcycle Chassis Type

Not Applicable

2015 VOLKSWAGEN JETTA Crash Test Score

5

Overall Rating

Overall Front Star Rating

Combines Driver and Passenger star ratings into a single frontal rating. The frontal barrier test simulates a head-on collision between two similar vehicles, each moving at 35 mph.

Front Driver Side
Front Passenger Side

Overall Side Star Rating

Combines Driver and Passenger star ratings into a single frontal rating. The frontal barrier test simulates a head-on collision between two similar vehicles, each moving at 35 mph.

Combined Side Barrier and Pole Ratings

Combines Driver and Passenger star ratings into a single frontal rating. The frontal barrier test simulates a head-on collision between two similar vehicles, each moving at 35 mph.

Front Seat
Rear Seat

Side Barrier

Combines Driver and Passenger star ratings into a single frontal rating. The frontal barrier test simulates a head-on collision between two similar vehicles, each moving at 35 mph.

Driver
Rear Passenger

Overall Side Pole Star Rating

Combines Driver and Passenger star ratings into a single frontal rating. The frontal barrier test simulates a head-on collision between two similar vehicles, each moving at 35 mph.

Rollover Star Rating

Combines Driver and Passenger star ratings into a single frontal rating. The frontal barrier test simulates a head-on collision between two similar vehicles, each moving at 35 mph.

Rollover Risk:
11.1%

2015 VOLKSWAGEN JETTA Safety Features

Advanced Safety Features

Rearview Video Systems Optional

Seat Belts and Head Restraints

Dynamic Head Restraints Not Available
Head Restraint Driver, Front Passenger, Rear Seat
Advanced Belt Feature Standard
Adjustable Upper Belt Anchorage Driver, Front Passenger
Seat Belt Reminder System Driver, Front Passenger

Air Bags

Frontal Air Bag Driver, Front Passenger
Curtain Driver, Front Passenger, Rear Seat
Pelvis/Torso Driver, Front Passenger
Knee Not Available
Additional Air Bags Not Available
Meets Side Air Bag Out-of-Position Requirements Yes

Child Passenger Features

LATCH Locations Rear Seat
Safety Power Windows (Anti-Pinch) Available
Safety Power Windows (Anti-Pinch) locations Driver, Front Passenger, Rear Seat

Complaints Assosiated with VIN 3VWD17AJ1FM241552

Components: SUSPENSION

July 20, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11426227
Consumer Location: PAXTON, MA
VIN: 3VWD17AJ1FM****

Summary of Complaint

Rear suspension springs needed to be replaced. Both were snapped in two pieces, one happened to be broken but held together (stacked top to bottom) as two separate pieces. Nothing occurred to the car to cause this. Car has approximately 90,000 miles.

Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

September 13, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11362920
Consumer Location: CULVER CITY, CA
VIN: 3VWD17AJ1FM****

Summary of Complaint

WHILE CRUISE CONTROL IS ON AND CONTROLLING THE VEHICLE SPEED, THE SPEED SETTING WILL SOMETIMES (I.E. UNPREDICTABLY AND INTERMITTENTLY) INCREASE THE SPEED TO THE CLOSEST 5 MPH INCREMENT WHEN COMMANDED TO DECREASE THE SPEED TO THE CLOSEST 5 MPH INCREMENT. I HAVE BEEN ABLE TO REPRODUCE THIS ERROR DOZENS TO HUNDREDS OF TIMES BUT I CANNOT DISCERN A NOTABLE PATTERN AND THE BEHAVIOR SEEMS UNPREDICTABLE. THIS IS NOT A NEW ISSUE BUT HAS EXISTED SINCE I PURCHASED THE VEHICLE NEW IN 2014. EXAMPLE: I AM DRIVING AND SET THE CRUISE CONTROL TO "ON" TO CONTROL THE VEHICLE SPEED AT 63 MPH. I PRESS THE BUTTON THAT IS SUPPOSED TO DECREASE THE SPEED TO THE NEXT LOWEST MULTIPLE OF 5 (60 MPH) BUT IT WILL INSTEAD INCREASE THE SPEED TO 65 MPH. THE 60 TO 65 MPH RANGE IS SIMPLY AN EXAMPLE AND THE ISSUE EXISTS AT ALL SPEEDS, AS FAR AS I CAN TELL.

Components: POWER TRAIN

April 18, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11252546
Consumer Location: LANEXA, VA
VIN: 3VWD17AJ1FM****

Summary of Complaint

PRE-MATURE CAMSHAFT FAILURE. LOBE FOR NUMBER 2 CYLINDER. NO COMPRESSION. 80K MILES. DRIVING 65MPH ON INTERSTATE, ENGINE LIGHTS LIT UP THE DASHBOARD, CAR STUMBLED, HAD TO PULL OFF THE SIDE AND LIMP TO THE NEXT EXIT.

Components: SUSPENSION WHEELS SERVICE BRAKES

September 01, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 11032685
Consumer Location: BENSALEM, PA
VIN: 3VWD17AJ1FM****

Summary of Complaint

WHEN I PRESS BRAKE ON FREEWAYS , I FELT LIKE MY CAR STOPPED BECAUSE IT WONT GIVE SMOOTH BRAKE ,I DON'T PUT HARD AND SUDDEN BRAKES , IT WILL LIKE GO FRONT AND BACK AND WILL STOP. MY VOLKS SUSPENSION ARE TOO BAD . I AM, USING 2015 VOLKS JETTA MY TRANSMISSION WILL SHOW ME ALL THE GEARS FROM FIRST TO FINAL , I CAN FEEL WHEN IT GETS PICK UP. I HAVE TOLD MY DEALER BUT THEY DON'T CARE. MY STEERING WHEEL ALWAYS GOING PULLING LEFT SIDE WHEN EVER I DRIVE .

Components: SERVICE BRAKES

November 07, 2015
NHTSA ID Number: 10789263
Consumer Location: CUPERTINO, CA
VIN: 3VWD17AJ1FM****

Summary of Complaint

I BOUGHT A BRAND NEW 2015 VW JETTA IN JUNE 2015 IN SAN JOSE, CA. ON 7TH NOV 2015 I WAS IN THIS JETTA WITH MY FAMILY, DRIVING AT 70 MPH. TRAFFIC STARTED SLOWING DOWN AND I TRIED BRAKING BUT I HAD ALMOST NO BRAKES. THERE WERE NO WARNINGS IN THE VEHICLE TO LET ME KNOW THERE WAS A FAILURE. FORTUNATELY I WAS IN THE EXTREME RIGHT LANE AND SWERVED TO GET ON TO THE SHOULDER OF THE ROAD TO AVOID HITTING OTHER CARS. MY FAMILY AND I AND OTHERS MAY HAVE BEEN KILLED OR INJURED. VOLKSWAGEN SAYS THEY WILL LOOK INTO IT AND ARE WILL DECIDE IF THIS IS COVERED UNDER WARRANTY. MEANWHILE I AM WITHOUT A CAR AND THEY DO NOT KNOW WHEN THEY WILL GET IT FIXED.

Components: ENGINE

March 09, 2015
NHTSA ID Number: 10693776
Consumer Location: JACKSON, NJ
VIN: 3VWD17AJ1FM****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2015 VOLKSWAGEN JETTA. WHILE COMING TO A COMPLETE STOP AT 5 MPH, THE VEHICLE STARTED TO JERKED AND THEN STALLED. THE CONTACT MENTIONED THAT AFTER THE FAILURE, THE CHECK ENGINE LIGHT ILLUMINATED ON THE INSTRUMENT PANEL. THE VEHICLE RESUMED NORMAL OPERATION AFTER IT WAS RESTARTED. THE VEHICLE WAS IMMEDIATELY TAKEN TO THE DEALER FOR DIAGNOSTIC TESTING. THE DEALER WAS UNABLE TO DIAGNOSE THE FAILURE. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 617.

Components: SUSPENSION

March 28, 2022
NHTSA ID Number: 11459254
Consumer Location: FREDONIA, NY
VIN: 3vwd17aj6fm****

Summary of Complaint

Since we've owned it (bought new), every coil spring has broken. The last one is being repaired today at the VW dealership. The car has about 77k miles. I have never had any springs break on any other car, and one had 120k miles on it. This is obviously a car defect and the part has been recalled for the golf and several other vehicles. This is also a safety hazard; what could happen if one breaks while going 70mph down a busy highway? I believe the first one broke maybe 4 years ago.

Components: STEERING SERVICE BRAKES FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

March 25, 2022
NHTSA ID Number: 11458402
Consumer Location: COUNCIL BLUFFS, IA
VIN: 3VW2K7AJ5FM****

Summary of Complaint

You will be driving the car and it will shut off with no warning. You can not steer th ecat you have no brakes.

Components: POWER TRAIN

February 28, 2022
NHTSA ID Number: 11456871
Consumer Location: TOPEKA, KS
VIN: 3vw637aj7fm****

Summary of Complaint

At 22,000 miles I took the vehicle in for routine servicing with no apparent transmission problems and was told it needed a warrantee repair. The part number was 0 CG 300045H011. The codes on their computer assessment was P189A, collect clearance; P073A (stuck in fifth gear) and P073F(unable to change 1st gear).Crown VW in Lawrence Kansas treated me nicely and it took 6 weeks to get the parts to make the repair. I assumed they knew what happened and there was a reason for it. After the check engine light came on, it developed a rough idle when it was warm, but not while cold. No apparent problems driving. That was also true the first time the Xmission needed to be replaced. . The computer now gave us the codes P17BF–hydraulic pump; and P0841, transmission fluid pressure sensor A performance . the cars' second transmission was part #0CG300045H015 II understand that this VIN is not part of 2015 Volkswagen Jetta hybrid campaign #19 5866000.Volkswagen's number for this recall is 34J6 On both occasions I did not recognize a problem with the Xmission. These are low mileage transmissions. They cannot tell me why these failure codes appear. They are not trained to open up and look inside the transmissions. I spoke to Patrick B in customer care at 800 9228987. He was unable to provide any information. The people at crown have been nice and cooperative. I do not know why either transmission failed. I do not know if it put me in danger. I do not know if the next transmission will have the same problem. I do not know if it is ethical to sell this vehicle once the transmission is replaced. I do not know if lemon Laws apply. They do not know if this defect puts me at risk for a sudden catastrophic failure. The car is currently in the shop at Crown Volkswagen in Lawrence Kansas. It will take 6 weeks For the part when the ports were workingI do not know if this is the right place to report this.

Components: ENGINE

January 28, 2022
NHTSA ID Number: 11453732
Consumer Location: PITTSBURGH, PA
VIN: 3VWD17AJ0FM****

Summary of Complaint

The timing belt chain is faulty on the car. There was a recall on models a year before mine and Im having the same problems with mine. My car is inoperable and very unsafe. Driving on hills and in the snow was dangerous because of the jerkiness and lack of speed in the car. It put me in danger on the highway and generally driving. The timing chain is a problem that needs fixed on these models.

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM AIR BAGS FORWARD COLLISION AVOIDANCE

February 11, 2022
NHTSA ID Number: 11451936
Consumer Location: PALM DESERT, CA
VIN: 3VW4T7AJ0FM****

Summary of Complaint

Clockspring on my Jetta broke which disabled horn and cruise control functions. The safety issue is the horn. The clockspring should not fail on any car with barely 50k operating miles on it. The unit has not yet been replaced. The dashboard shows an airbag warning light. No prior symptoms.

Components: POWER TRAIN

December 03, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11444363
Consumer Location: RAVENSDALE, WA
VIN: 3VW637AJXFM****

Summary of Complaint

The car was stalling at stops and the engine warning light came on. We took it into Autometrics (509) 766-2002 in Moses Lake, WA. They informed us that the transmission was cracked and needed to be replaced or it would ruin the engine. In researching this problem my wife found a recall 34J6. This recall covers Hybrids from 2013 to 2015 for this very problem. our car was manufactured in February of 2015. Called Volkswagan of North America. They informed me that the recall was vin specific and that our vin was not included even though the problem is the same. The car has not been inspected by the manufacture as of this filing, The car is currently stored under a car cover at our home. Can you please help revolve this dispute over the recall inclusion. Thanks

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL ENGINE

June 20, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11441121
Consumer Location: LAUDERHILL, FL
VIN: 3VWD17AJXFM****

Summary of Complaint

1. Overtime, i noticed my car starts to jerk during acceleration and would accelerate, completely stall for about 2 seconds before getting back in forward motion. It when that jerk happens, it feels like the car is suddenly in neutral for those few seconds. This has been happening more frequently and has now been happening every other green light. This seems dangerous and I also don’t like that it does this on the highway. 2. steering wheel has some resistance issues. 3. ECM is malfunctioning because my dashboard constantly shows at least 5 incorrect warning check lights. Sometimes they change to other check lights, sometimes they appear and disappear when it wants. Very frustrating.

Components: POWER TRAIN

November 11, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11441044
Consumer Location: STERLING, VA
VIN: 3VW637AJ1FM****

Summary of Complaint

In the past few months, the vehicle stopped in the middle of the road on various occasions. It was taken to a VW dealer, who found nothing wrong with it. On November 11, 2021, the vehicle stopped in the street, and would no longer move, forward or reverse. It was towed to a VW dealer, who found that the transmission had failed. Currently, we are attempting to reach VW corporate to find out our options.

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

September 10, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11432650
Consumer Location: Unknown
VIN: 3VW2K7AJ0FM****

Summary of Complaint

Since purchasing my used used 2015 VWA Jetta in 2019 I have had several issues I think are electrical. (1)The phone charger outlet has blown a few times and required them to reset it, (2) there have been 4 occasions in the last 6 months where my car wouldn't start, but upon being checked out by a VW repair shop it was not determined what caused this, the lights started coming on, but it would not fully start. (3) More recently my horn has randomly stopped working, on three occasions when I went to use it, nothing happened and when I park or later in the day it resumes working.

Components: STEERING

September 08, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11432237
Consumer Location: HENDERSON, NV
VIN: 3VW2K7AJXFM****

Summary of Complaint

Volkswagen Jetta 2015-- 45K--defective Power steering Pump---

Components: ENGINE

September 01, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11431933
Consumer Location: SPENCER, IN
VIN: 3VWLA7AJ8FM****

Summary of Complaint

Operating vehicle at highway speed engine stopped suddenly and vehicle lost all power. Engine timing belt failed at 103XXX miles. Vehicle was difficult to bring to stop and steer to side of road. Timing belt interval listed at 130k this is a TDI Dieselgate car. New regen cycle causes car to operate more cycles and at higher temperatures potentially causing premature timing belt failure.

Components: SERVICE BRAKES

June 18, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11421503
Consumer Location: KINGMAN, AZ
VIN: 3vwla7ajxfm****

Summary of Complaint

Emergency/parking brake button broke and fell off, rendering the brake inoperative.

Components: SUSPENSION

June 19, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11421504
Consumer Location: PAWCATUCK, CT
VIN: 3vwd17aj2fm****

Summary of Complaint

I own a 2015 Volkswagen Jetta SE TSI And the rear coil spring on my drivers side snapped into 3 pieces. I was just on the highway and was coming through torrential downpour in the middle of Rhode Island. I was lucky enough to just have pulled in my drive way and put the car into park when a loud bang occured and my car dropped on the driver side a few inches. there were zero warning signs or indicator lights. The car just drooped. could have been a disaster had it happed in the downpour on my way home.

Components: ENGINE

May 10, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11420859
Consumer Location: RICHMOND, KY
VIN: 3vwd17aj6fm****

Summary of Complaint

2015 VW Jetta, 1.8L turbo engine. While interstate driving, the engine abruptly failed, running very roughly, causing a severe loss of power. This was in the hills of Tennessee at 65mph, and the sudden loss of power made us a traffic hazard and put all our lives in severe danger, being forced to travel under 40mph to reach safety. There were no warning lights prior, and the car had just had an oil change and inspection. After the loss of power, we had warning lights all over the dashboard. The Traction Control, ECM, and a flashing Check Engine were the ones I can recall. After reaching a safe place with cell service, the car was towed to a VW dealership in the next major city. Technicians there diagnosed it with an exhaust valve failure, which in turn shattered the spark plug. This was verified by CNA National, an extended warranty company.

Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER

June 14, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11420900
Consumer Location: POUGHKEEPSIE, NY
VIN: 3VW2K7AJ4FM****

Summary of Complaint

Looking to see if my timing belt or serpentine belt needs to be replaced.

Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER

March 23, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11404703
Consumer Location: WOODFORD, VA
VIN: 3WVLA7AJXFM****

Summary of Complaint

SUNROOF EXPLODED FROM INSIDE OUT WHILE DRIVING ON HIGHWAY. DEALERSHIP WILL NOT COVER UNDER WARRANTY KNOWING THERE IS A CLASS ACTION LAWSUIT UNDER REVIEW. OTHER DRIVERS WERE EFFECTED DODGING CLASS PARTICLES ON HIGHWAY. INTERIOR OF CAR PLUS MYSELF WAS COVERED WITH GLASS FOR THE NEXT COUPLE MILES UNTIL FINDING A VOLKSWAGEN DEALERSHIP. SUPER LOUD EXPLOSION NOISE ALMOST CAUSED ME TO WRECK TOO. I WOULD NOT RECOMMEND VOLKSWAGEN BRAND TO ANYONE NOW.

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM AIR BAGS SEATS

January 01, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11403808
Consumer Location: OIL TROUGH, AR
VIN: 3VWD17AJ5FM****

Summary of Complaint

THE AIRBAG LIGHT FOR THE PASSENGER SEAT INDICATES THAT A PASSENGER IS NOT THERE WHEN THERE IS. IT WILL START BLINKING RANDOMLY, SOMETIMES REGISTERING THEM AND SOMETIMES NOT. THIS HAPPENS WHILE DRIVING OR WHILE STATIONARY.

Components: STEERING SUSPENSION WHEELS

February 14, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11403809
Consumer Location: OIL TROUGH, AR
VIN: 3VWD17AJ5FM****

Summary of Complaint

BOTH MY FRONT TIRES UNRAVELED ON SEPARATE OCCASIONS WITHIN A MONTHS TIMEFRAME ON THE INSIDE WHEEL WELL. I WAS DRIVING AND I HEARD SOME LOUD NOISE AND NOTICED THE TIRE AND WHEN REMOVED THERE WAS METAL SHOWING ALL ALONG THE INSIDE OF THE TIRE AND ABOUT A FOOT OF UNRAVELED RUBBER WRAPPED AROUND THE AXLE. THIS SAME THING HAPPENED A COUPLE WEEKS LATER TO THE OTHER FRONT TIRE.

Components: FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

March 15, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11403199
Consumer Location: CALHOUN, GA
VIN: 3VW3A7AJ0FM****

Summary of Complaint

CAR IS RANDOMLY BUCKING AND OR HESITATING. MANY TIMES IN THE MIDDLE OF A BUSY INTERSECTION, AND KILLS THE ENGINE. I'M GOING TO GET KILLED IF THIS CONTINUES TO HAPPEN. ITS BEEN DOING THIS FOR MONTHS.

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM ENGINE

January 25, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11395041
Consumer Location: SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, CA
VIN: 3VWD07AJ1FM****

Summary of Complaint

ENGINE LIGHT IS ON 2015 JETTA 1.8 TURBO. ECU 1 STATES CODE P05A0 ACTIVE GRILLE AIR SHUTTER "A" STUCK ON. VOLKSWAGON WANTS TO CHARGE ME $900 TO CORRECT THIS SENSOR PROBLEM. VEHICLE HAS 32,000 MILES & WAS STATIONARY WHEN LIGHT CAME ON. THIS IS A DEFECT IN THE SENSOR SYSTEM. SHOULD VW HAVE TO PAY? WHY ARE CONSUMERS PAYING?

Components: STRUCTURE

December 15, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11394580
Consumer Location: MONTGOMERY, PA
VIN: 3VWD17AJ4FM****

Summary of Complaint

DRIVER FRONT DOOR RATTLE, WHEN DRIVING AT ANY SPEED. AND NOTHING IN DOOR POCKET

Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

November 01, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11388991
Consumer Location: FRISCO, TX
VIN: 3VW2K7AJXFM****

Summary of Complaint

MY CAR HAS A KEYLESS PUSH START BUTTON AND NOW HAS A SLUGGISH START.

Components: SUSPENSION POWER TRAIN ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

February 21, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11382968
Consumer Location: EAST MCKEESPORT, PA
VIN: 3VW2K7AJ4FM****

Summary of Complaint

THE HORN KEEP MALFUNCTIONING IT WORKS SOMETIMES THE CAR DON'T HAVE LOSE POWER WHEN I GO UP HILLS AND SMOKE IS COMING FROM TAIL PIPE

Components: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE ENGINE

June 01, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11373162
Consumer Location: ALEXANDRIA, VA
VIN: 3VWD17AJ7FM****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2015 VOLKSWAGEN JETTA. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE VEHICLE EMITTED A STRONG FUEL ODOR OUTSIDE OF THE VEHICLE NEARBY THE ENGINE COMPARTMENT. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE FUEL ODOR WAS ALSO PRESENT ON THE OUTSIDE OF THE VEHICLE. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT TAKEN TO BE DIAGNOSED NOR REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS CONTACTED AND THE CONTACT WAS INFORMED THAT THE VIN WAS NOT INCLUDED IN NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 15V028000 (FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE). THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 80,000.

Components: AIR BAGS SEATS

October 22, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11365846
Consumer Location: NEWPORT NEWS, VA
VIN: 3VWLA7AJ2FM****

Summary of Complaint

AS THE THIRD CAR IN A 4 CAR ACCIDENT, IT WAS THE ONLY ONE WHERE AIRBAGS FAILED TO DEPLOY. ADDITIONALLY IT WAS THE MOST DAMAGED. THE FRONT DRIVERS SEAT BROKE UPON REAR IMPACT PRIOR TO THE CAR BEING FORCED INTO THE VEHICLE IN FRONT OF ME. I WAS STOPPED AT THE TIME.

Components: SERVICE BRAKES

October 19, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11365653
Consumer Location: SCHENECTADY, NY
VIN: 3VWD17AJ9FM****

Summary of Complaint

I HAVE OWNED THIS USED VEHICLE FOR 3 MONTHS. WHEN ATTEMPTING TO APPLY THE BRAKE AT LOW SPEED (10-15MPH) THE BRAKE PEDAL STUCK IN PLACE AND WOULD NOT GO DOWN. THIS BRAKE FAILURE RESULTED IN AN ACCIDENT. DURING SAID ACCIDENT, AT LOW IMPACT, THE AIRBAG WAS TRIGGERED TO DEPLOY. THIS LEADS ME TO BELIEVE THE AIRBAG OR SENSOR IS DEFECTIVE, AS I HAVE BEEN IN A MUCH MORE SERIOUS ACCIDENT WITH AN OLDER JETTA THAT DID NOT RESULT IN AIRBAG DEPLOYMENT. I AM AT RISK OF HAVING MY VEHICLE TOTALED OUT BECAUSE OF THESE ISSUES WHEN IT NORMALLY WOULD BE REPAIRABLE.

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

September 11, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11363609
Consumer Location: BOTHELL, WA
VIN: 3VW2K7AJ8FM****

Summary of Complaint

**SEE ATTACHED DOCUMENT**

Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER

October 04, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11362704
Consumer Location: RANCHO CORDOVA, CA
VIN: 3VW2K7AJ8FM****

Summary of Complaint

KEY GETS STUCK IN IGNITION WHEN TURNING OFF THE ENGINE.

Components: SUSPENSION

July 20, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11343702
Consumer Location: CLINTON, NY
VIN: 3VWLA7AJ6FM****

Summary of Complaint

THIS BW 62,000 MILES ON IT. WHILE DRIVING THE LEFT REAR SUSPENSION COIL BROKE OFF INTO THE ROAD. OUR SECOND VW, THE EXACT SAME CAR BOUGHT FOUR DAYS EARLIER, BLEW A FRONT SUSPENSION SPRING A MONTH EARLIER. I WILL REPORT THAT CAR SEPARATELY.

Components: SUSPENSION

August 06, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11343743
Consumer Location: CLINTON, NY
VIN: 3VWLA7AJ6FM****

Summary of Complaint

WHILE HAVING THE BRAKES REPLACED IT WAS DETERMINED THAT THE RIGHT FRONT SUSPENSION SPRING IS BROKEN. THIS IS IN ADDITION TO MY FIRST REPORT OF A REAR SPRING BREAKING WHILE DRIVING.

Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER

March 02, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11343407
Consumer Location: ORLANDO, FL
VIN: 3VWLA7AJ8FM****

Summary of Complaint

IGNITION KEY GOT STUCK INTO IGNITION SWITCH MAKING UNABLE TO TURN THE CAR OFF. THIS STARTING HAPPENING AFTER RECALL 37M2 WAS PERFORMED.

Components: AIR BAGS

May 27, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11327301
Consumer Location: NEW FREEDOM, PA
VIN: 3VWLA7AJ5FM****

Summary of Complaint

CAR WAS TRAVELING APPROXIMATELY 30MPH ON A SUBURBAN STREET AND WAS BROAD SIDED ON THE DRIVERS SIDE. THE IMPACT AREA WAS DRIVERS FRONT TIRE AND THE A POST. CAR WAS DECLARED TOTAL BY INSURANCE COMPANY. CONCERN IS, THE DRIVERS DOOR AIR BAG DID NOT DEPLOY. THIS IMPACT WAS STRONG ENOUGH TO RIP THE A POST IN THE MIDDLE AND BUCKLE IT INWARD. THE IMPACT WAS BEFORE THE DOOR WHICH SHOULD OF TRIGGERED THE AIRBAG. THE CAR THAT HIT MINE RIPPED THE OUTER SHELL FROM THE DOOR AND PUNCTURE A LARGE HOLE IN THE LOWER FRONT CORNER. THE ARM TO PROTECT THE DRIVER THAT IS LOCATED IN THE DOOR WAS ALSO SEVERELY DAMAGED. I HAD A BODY SHOP TECHNICIAN LOOK AT THE AIR BAG SENSOR WHICH CAN BE SEEN IN THE DOOR AND THERE IS DAMAGE ALL AROUND THE SENSOR. WHY WOULDN'T THE AIR BAG GO OFF WITH SUCH A HARD IMPACT SO CLOSE TO THE DRIVER IN A SMALL COMPACT CAR?? *TR

Components: ENGINE

May 22, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11327161
Consumer Location: NEW ORLEANS, LA
VIN: 3VWD17AJ9FM****

Summary of Complaint

MY CAR HAD SUDDEN ENGINE FAILURE WITH NO EXTERNAL SIGNS OF TROUBLE (OIL LEVEL, BELTS, EVERYTHING APPARENTLY OK). THE CAR RUMBLED FOR A FEW SECONDS AS I WAS PULLING ONTO AN EXIT RAMP OFF A HIGHWAY. AS I WENT TO PULL TO THE SIDE OF THE ROAD, THE CHECK ENGINE LIGHT CAME ON. THE MANUAL INSTRUCTED TO TRY STARTING AGAIN BUT THE CAR WOULDN'T. THE VW SERVICE DEPARTMENT I TOWED THE CAR TO FIRST ASKED ME ON THE PHONE, "IS IT A 1.8 LITER TURBO?" WHEN I TOLD THEM THAT IT WAS, THEY TOLD ME THEY HAD NO TIME TO LOOK AT MY CAR. SINCE IT WAS ALREADY EN ROUTE BEING TOWED THERE, THEY VERY RELUCTANTLY TOOK A SUPERFICIAL LOOK AND SAID THE ENGINE IS LOCKED UP FOR NO APPARENT REASON AT LESS THAN 90,000 MILES. THEY BEGAN TO IMMEDIATELY SUGGEST FURTHER EXAMINATION OF THE PROBLEM WAS GOING TO BE A WASTE OF TIME AND MONEY BY MAKING STATEMENTS, SUCH AS, "OH, IT WOULD COST AT LEAST $1200 JUST TO OPEN THE ENGINE TO DIAGNOSE THE PROBLEM AND THEN IT WILL MOST LIKELY MEAN GETTING A NEW ENGINE... AND YOU'RE JUST LOOKING AT THOUSANDS...." THEM NOT WANTING MY 1.8L TURBO IN THEIR GARAGE, THEIR RESOLUTION THAT THE ENGINE IS A "GONER" WITH JUST A SUPERFICIAL LOOK, AND THEIR GENERAL MOOD OF RECOMMENDING I TAKE NO FURTHER REPAIR ACTION MADE ME RESEARCH THIS ENGINE FURTHER. I FOUND NUMEROUS PEOPLE WHO ALL SAID, "OH, THAT.ENGINE IS CRAP! THEY ALL BLOW OUT UNDER 100K MILES!" THAT'S WHEN I CALLED A VW EXPERT I WAS REFERRED TO. HE ASKED THE SAME QUESTION, "IS IT A 1.8L TURBO?" AND THEN TOLD ME, "OH, I'M SO SORRY TO TELL YOU THIS BUT THOSE ENGINES HAVE AN INTERNAL ISSUE THAT MAKES THEM BURN EXCESSIVE OIL AND THEY JUST DON'T MAKE IT MUCH PAST 80K. I WOULDN'T EVEN RECOMMEND PUTTING IN A NEW ENGINE BECAUSE IF YOU DO, IT MIGHT RUN YOU ABOUT $4000 BUT THEN YOU GET ANOTHER ENGINE NO BETTER THAN THE ONE YOU HAD. BASED ON MY RESEARCH, THIS PROBLEM SEEMS TO BE WELL KNOWN BY VW AND AUDI. *TR

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM AIR BAGS SEAT BELTS

April 18, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11321511
Consumer Location: SANTA FE, NM
VIN: 3VW2K7AJ4FM****

Summary of Complaint

THE PASSENGER AIRBAG LIGHT STAYS OFF AND ON IF I DO NOT KEEP THE SEATBELT LOCKED, EVEN WITH NO PASSENGER. THUS OCCURS WHILE I AM DRIVING AND ASSUME THIS IS AN ELECTRICAL ISSUE, SAFETY ISSUE, AND POTENTIAL AIRBAG ISSUE. THIS HAS BEEN OCCURRING OFF AND ON FOR OVER A YEAR. *TR

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