Flasher Relay Failure Can Cause Erratic Turn Signal Operation on Volkswagen Jetta

Erratic turn signal operation can be a result of a failing turn signal flasher relay which will require replacement.

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Average mileage: 117,715 (45,000–289,999)
6 model years affected: 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, more2004, 2005
30 people reported this problem
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2002 Volkswagen Jetta 90,000 mi,
Flasher keeps on ticking NON-STOP whithout the flashers actually lighting up.
2001 Volkswagen Jetta 62,000 mi,
turn signal sound goes on at random moments,but not the actual signal
2000 Volkswagen Jetta 60,000 mi,
I switch to right, but the left signal starts blinding
2005 Volkswagen Jetta 84,000 mi,
Left turn signal stays on after car is off
2003 Volkswagen Jetta 125,000 mi,
Had to replace the Flasher Relay, quick easy fix... just annoying
2002 Volkswagen Jetta 60,000 mi,
Turn signals stop working completely during driving, sometimes producing a constant tonal noise, other times no noise. The a/c stops working at the same time.
2001 Volkswagen Jetta 110,000 mi,
Turn signal clicks like a mad man on crack. Not repaired.
2002 Volkswagen Jetta 70,000 mi,
blinker clicking noise randomly would go off,found it to have a short in the wire.
2000 Volkswagen Jetta 90,000 mi,
No signals of hazards. VW JUNK!
2001 Volkswagen Jetta 115,000 mi,
Erratic clicky-sound of the turn signal, yet no visible/physical problem with the signal. Just an annoyance.
Turns signals stopped functioning properly and began to stick on or off. Correction was done by dealer under recall.
My daughter has 2004 VW Jetta right signal light will go out when you get turn car off also right signal doesn't work but the lights stays on
2000 Volkswagen Jetta 155,000 mi,
Blinkers blink when they are not on
2002 Volkswagen Jetta 141,911 mi,
Left turn signal stays on and won't flash
2001 Volkswagen Jetta 289,999 mi,
flasher noise with no signal lights flashing. The first thought is to replace the flasher...wrong. The second thought is the signal switch. This is an unnecessary cost. Simply buy a can of electrical contact cleaner, spray vigorously inside the switch while moving the lever up and down...voila !!
This problem began at 50000 miles!