The sixth-generation VW Jetta was first introduced in the USA in model year 2011. It continues the long tradition of affordability, dependability and performance that made the Jetta so popular across the globe. The latest Jetta is larger and roomier, and has several improved safety features. Unfortunately, these new VW’s also have some common problems that owners continue to identify. Some of these include:
Anti-theft System Wiring Malfunction: The latest VW Jetta is equipped with an internal anti-theft system to ward off potential criminals. The wiring for this system may malfunction, so VW issued a nationwide recall in 2011 to repair them.
Door Rattles: In some Jetta’s there is a rattling which comes from the passenger side door. This is noticed in new and older vehicles, and most commonly happens when the car exceeds 65 mph.
Squeaky Dashboard: Several owners have complained of a squeak coming from behind the dashboard. It has a “plastic” sound, not like metal. Pinpointing the cause of the squeak is difficult, but the sound is unmistakable.
Sunglasses Holder Issues: The sunglasses holder often sticks in the VW Jetta, and when owners try to open it, the holder will sometimes break.
Front and Rear Suspension Noises: Some Jetta drivers have said they hear knocking noises coming from the front and rear of the vehicle, especially if they are driving on rough roads.
If and when your VW Jetta starts to exhibit any of these issues, we suggest that you visit your nearby VW repair specialist. They will know how to diagnose and repair the problem, quickly and efficiently.
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