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

Problem Description and Possible Solution

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

Problem Data
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Average mileage: 117,715 (45,000–289,999)
6 model years affected: 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, more2004, 2005
31 people reported this problem
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I switch to right, but the left signal starts blinding
Flasher keeps on ticking NON-STOP whithout the flashers actually lighting up.
Had to replace the Flasher Relay, quick easy fix... just annoying
Left turn signal stays on after car is off
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.
turn signal sound goes on at random moments,but not the actual signal
blinker clicking noise randomly would go off,found it to have a short in the wire.
Erratic clicky-sound of the turn signal, yet no visible/physical problem with the signal. Just an annoyance.
Turn signal clicks like a mad man on crack. Not repaired.
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
No signals of hazards. VW JUNK!
Turns signals stopped functioning properly and began to stick on or off.

Correction was done by dealer under recall.
Left turn signal stays on and won't flash
Blinkers blink when they are not on
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!