6th Generation VW Jetta Anti-theft System Wiring Malfunction

The VW Jetta is popular model of automobile that has undergone various tweaks and redesigns in its thirty plus year history. The most recent sixth-generation was introduced in model year 2011. While most Jetta owners love their cars, some feel that certain changes have taken some of the fun out of this sporty automobile. VW has worked hard to keep the vehicle affordable, however, there have been some bumps in the road, so to speak, including an anti-theft system wiring malfunction.

In 2011, Volkswagen did issue a recall of some Jetta models due to a potential problem with the anti-theft system. A little over 70,000 of the vehicles that were manufactured in 2010 and 2011 were affected by this recall. The problem with the wiring was that, in certain cases, a malfunction in the car horn could cause the lights and wipers to cease functioning. The implications of this type of wiring malfunction are obvious as it could result in a crash in adverse or nighttime driving conditions. This problem was very rare but was addressed by VW who notified all owners of the recall in writing.

Some Jetta drivers may be experiencing wiring problems of a different nature and may need to bring their car into a specialized VW repair technician to diagnose the particular problem.

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