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Volkswagen Jetta Recalls

Get technical and plain English recall information for 47 Volkswagen Jetta recalls between 1990 and 2016. Learn if your Volkswagen Jetta is part of a recall and what to do about it.

RepairPal Expert Overview on October 20, 2014

A component of the rear suspension could break unexpectedly, resulting in loss of vehicle control.

Volkswagen will notify owners of affected vehicles beginning November 2014. A second notice will be sent when remedy parts become available. If you don't receive notification in a timely manner and believe you should have, please contact your Volkswagen dealer for further instruction. They may ask for your vehicle identification number (VIN), so please have it handy when you call.

RepairPal Expert Overview on April 15, 2014

A transmission fluid leak could result in a vehicle fire. 

Volkswagen began notifying owners of affected vehicles beginning April 16, 2014. If you don't receive notification and believe you should have, please contact your Volkswagen dealer for further instruction. They may ask for your vehicle identification number (VIN), so please have it handy when you call. The Volkswagen recall number is 38B9/9V.

RepairPal Expert Overview on November 14, 2013

An electrical concern in the direct-shift transmission can result in a stall like condition.

Volkswagen will notify owners beginning December 6, 2013. If you don't receive notification and you feel you should, please contact your dealer for further instruction. They may ask for your vehicle identification number (VIN), so please have it handy when you call. The Volkswagen recall number is 34F6/4V.

RepairPal Expert Overview on September 8, 2011

The add on accessory stainless steel exhaust tip as designed sticks out too far past the vehicle, and as a result could injure a person walking by the vehicle inadvertently. 

Recalls on your Volkswagen must be performed by a Volkswagen dealership. Volkswagen notified owners of affected vehicles in 2011. If you did not receive a notification, but wish to check to see if your vehicle is included, please contact one of your local Volkswagen dealerships. They will also check for any other uncompleted recalls on your vehicle. For best results, be prepared to provide your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to the service department consultant you speak with.

RepairPal Expert Overview on September 7, 2011

The exhaust tailpipe may extend past the rear bumper. A burn could result from inadvertent contact.

Volkswagen will notify owners of affected vehicles during November, 2011. If your tailpipe appears to be too long, or you don't receive notification and you feel you should have, please contact your dealer. It's helpful to have your vehicle identification number (VIN) when you call.

RepairPal Expert Overview on March 25, 2011

The engine, lights, and wipers could lose power while driving. This can cause engine stalling and/or the lights or wipers to shut off without warning, increasing the risk of a crash.

We at RepairPal have designated this as a high priority recall. The engine, lights, and wipers could turn off without warning. Please contact your Volkswagen dealer. They will check to see if your specific vehicle is affected and advise you as to what to do next. Always have your vehicle identification number (VIN) handy when you call.

RepairPal Expert Overview on December 14, 2010
RepairPal Expert Overview on October 20, 2009

The automatic transmission may shift into neutral without warning. The abrupt shift could lead to a crash.

We at RepairPal have designated this a high priority recall; the transmission may shift into neutral without warning. Please contact your Volkswagen or Audi dealer. They will check to see if your specific vehicle is affected and advise you on what to do next. Always have your vehicle identification number (VIN) handy when you call.

RepairPal Expert Overview on June 30, 2009
RepairPal Expert Overview on October 31, 2007

Caps to disable the headlight aiming screws may be installed at the incorrect locations. Improperly aimed headlights could cause reduced road visibility, increasing the risk of a crash.

This could be considered a medium priority recall; this would change to high if attempts have been made to adjust the headlights. Please contact your Volkswagen dealer. They will check to see if your specific vehicle is affected and advise you on what to do next. Always have your vehicle identification number (VIN) handy when you call.