Volkswagen Class Action Lawsuit Venue

Our office is filing claims on an individual basis.  We expect settlement or resolution within 6 months to a year, a compared with the 2-3 year time period expected with class action.

Venue for the Volkswagen diesel emissions class action has been discussed in several publications.  The Center for Class Action Fairness, has argued  that the Volkswagen cases—all consumer class actions—should be coordinated before a single judge who could ensure fairness to all class members. That filing follows more than 300 class actions brought against Volkswagen in the United States.  Consumers allege they were duped into paying premium prices for “clean diesel” cars that the EPA has said emit as much as 40 times the standard for nitrogen oxides.

“The scandal erupted last month, when the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency notified Volkswagen that some of its diesel cars made since 2009 had a “defeat device” in them designed to cheat emissions tests in violation of the Clean Air Act. The devices are believed to be in 482,000 cars in the United States. Volkswagen said on Oct. 15 it was recalling 8.5 million vehicles in Europe.”   Volkswagen Litigation Provokes Criticism in Rare Form, Amanda Bronstad, National Law Journal, Read more: www.law.com/#ixzz3pIs9Cm3w

Call 973-598-1980 for a free consultation on your Volkswagen diesel exhaust claim.

Volkswagen Diesel Emissions Lawsuit

            

Volkswagen manufactured diesel vehicles it knew would not pass emission standards and installed a defeat device,   Volkswagen ran television commercials for the past several years touting its “clean diesel” vehicles. It wasn’t until the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) threatened to withhold certification of the company’s 2016 diesel models that the company admitted to installing the defeat devices. The following vehicles are covered,

•2009-2015 Jetta TDI

•2009-2014 Jetta TDI Sportwagen

•2012-2015 Beetle TDI

•2012-2015 Beetle TDI Convertible

•2010-2015 Audi A3 TDI

•2010-2015 Golf TDI

•2015 Golf TDI Sportwagen

•2012-2015 Passat TDI

At least 30 Volkswagen managers are reported to have played a role in using software to cheat on emissions testing on more than 10 million diesel cars, Der Spiegel reports

Volkswagen Routan Brake Problems

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A class action was filed charging defects in the Volkswagen Routan brakes.  Volkswagen has  now filed to try to dismiss the claim.  The claim includes allegations of shuddering and brake caliper problems.  The proposed class includes customers who purchased Routan vans from 2009-12.

2012 Volkswagen with a defective engine

At the end of the Lease, the inspector charged me for damages that do not exist. I called VW, I talked to a supervisor. I explained to her that the inspector (who was rude) charged me for a “previous repair” without any visible damage, charged me for a dent in the door (there was no dent) and charged me for a dent BELOW the car (need to lay in the floor to see it). She said the only way they will take off those charges was with an invoice from a body shop that states that were repaired. I requested her to do another inspection and she said no, they don’t do more inspections, so because I insisted her then at the end she accepted to credit me $200 on the final bill. I went to a body shop, I explained to him what was going on and he was in shock. He told me there was nothing he could do because there was nothing to repair, I should hire an attorney. The day of the car return I explained to the person that received the car all this. He start looking at the car and he didn’t understand why I was being charged. I got the final bill a month later and I have been charged in full without any credit. We purchased a 2012 VW CC in May of 2012. The car was used and had approx. 18,000 miles at time of purchase, currently the car has 72,000. We had routine oil changes done (more than required by VW) and service to our vehicle. In 2014 at 51,000 miles our 2012 VW CC needed a new engine. We took it to a VW dealer and had the engine replaced. At the time of engine replacement, it was RECOMMENDED not included in our engine replacement that a transmission oil change may be needed. This information was not pressing in its delivery as other additional services were provided and included at time of engine replacement this was not. At the time of engine replacement the mileage was 12,000 miles over the recommended oil transmission change which was at 40,000 miles. Our car is currently at a VW dealer who is stating negligence on our part after ONE missed oil transmission change. We were quoted $5,500 to replace transmission on a car that will be three years old to us May 27, 2015. What options exist? Smells like a lemon.

Source: http://www.consumeraffairs.com/automotive/volkswagen.htm

Volkswagen CC Problems

Make : VOLKSWAGEN Model : CC Year : 2009
Manufacturer : VOLKSWAGEN OF AMERICA, INC
Crash : No Fire : Yes Number of Injuries: 0
ODI ID Number : 10460554 Number of Deaths: 0
Date of Failure: May 24, 2012
VIN : WVWHL73C49E…
Component: ENGINE
Summary:
TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2009 VOLKSWAGEN CC. THE CONTACT STATED THAT WHILE DRIVING 45 MPH, THE VEHICLE STALLED AND THE AMP WARNING LAMP ILLUMINATED. THE CONTACT MENTIONED THAT THE VEHICLE STARTED TO MAKE A LOUD POPPING NOISE AND BLUE SMOKE WAS EMITTED FROM UNDER THE ENGINE COMPARTMENT. SHORTLY AFTER, THE VEHICLE HAD BECOME COMPLETELY ENGULFED IN FLAMES. THE FIRE DEPARTMENT WAS CONTACTED AND NO INJURIES WERE REPORTED. THE VEHICLE WAS DESTROYED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT TAKEN TO THE DEALER AND THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE AND CURRENT MILEAGE WAS 32,000.

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Make : VOLKSWAGEN Model : CC Year : 2009
Manufacturer : VOLKSWAGEN OF AMERICA, INC
Crash : Yes Fire : No Number of Injuries: 0
ODI ID Number : 10439419 Number of Deaths: 0
Date of Failure: June 10, 2011
VIN : WVWHL73C79E…
Component: AIR BAGS
Summary:
ISSUE HAPPENED AFTER INCIDENT IN AUGUST 2011 AND PROGRESSIVELY BECAME WORSE. STEERING WHEEL WILL LOSE ELECTRICAL POWER TO CONTROLS (I.E. STEREO CONTROLS) AND CAUSES AIRBAG WARNING LIGHT TO COME ON AND HORN WILL NOT FUNCTION AT ALL. DEALER LOOKED INTO ISSUE AND FOUND THAT THE CLOCKSPRING NEEDED REPLACEMENT. CLOCKSPRING REPLACED IN STEERING WHEEL AND AIRBAG ISSUE HAS BEEN RESOLVED BUT STEERING WHEEL CONTROL ISSUE STILL REMAINS ALONG WITH NOT HAVING A WORKING HORN. VW USA HAD NO KNOWN FIX FOR THIS ISSUE AS AL WIRING IS IN WORKING ORDER. DEALERSHIP REQUESTED VEHICLE BE BROUGHT BACK IN FOR A FURTHER LOOK. *TR

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Make : VOLKSWAGEN Model : CC Year : 2009
Manufacturer : VOLKSWAGEN OF AMERICA, INC
Crash : Yes Fire : No Number of Injuries: 0
ODI ID Number : 10439419 Number of Deaths: 0
Date of Failure: June 10, 2011
VIN : WVWHL73C79E…
Component: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
Summary:
ISSUE HAPPENED AFTER INCIDENT IN AUGUST 2011 AND PROGRESSIVELY BECAME WORSE. STEERING WHEEL WILL LOSE ELECTRICAL POWER TO CONTROLS (I.E. STEREO CONTROLS) AND CAUSES AIRBAG WARNING LIGHT TO COME ON AND HORN WILL NOT FUNCTION AT ALL. DEALER LOOKED INTO ISSUE AND FOUND THAT THE CLOCKSPRING NEEDED REPLACEMENT. CLOCKSPRING REPLACED IN STEERING WHEEL AND AIRBAG ISSUE HAS BEEN RESOLVED BUT STEERING WHEEL CONTROL ISSUE STILL REMAINS ALONG WITH NOT HAVING A WORKING HORN. VW USA HAD NO KNOWN FIX FOR THIS ISSUE AS AL WIRING IS IN WORKING ORDER. DEALERSHIP REQUESTED VEHICLE BE BROUGHT BACK IN FOR A FURTHER LOOK. *TR

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Make : VOLKSWAGEN Model : CC Year : 2009
Manufacturer : VOLKSWAGEN OF AMERICA, INC
Crash : Yes Fire : No Number of Injuries: 1
ODI ID Number : 10420856 Number of Deaths: 0
Date of Failure: August 13, 2011
VIN : WVWML73C79E…
Component: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE
Summary:
8/13/11 CAR STALLED TWICE WHILE DRIVING- ONCE ON MAJOR HIGHWAY. CAR TOWED FROM RESIDENCE TO SERVICE. 8/15/11 SERVICE CALLED AND ADVISED MY CAR WAS HOOKED UP TO DIAGNOSTICS AND FOUND THE FUEL INJECTION PUMP WAS LOW AND GAS TANK SO IT WAS PROBABLY BAD GAS BUT THE CAR HAD NOTHING WRONG. I WAS ALSO ADVISE THAT THE CAR WAS TAKEN FOR A TEST DRIVE, 10 MILES AND NOTHING HAPPENED. SERVICE OFFERED TO KEEP CAR 8/16/11 AND DRIVE IT ANOTHER 20-30 MILES. I AGREED. 8/17/11 I SPOKE WITH SERVICE MANAGER, UPON ARRIVAL. SVC ADVISED THAT THE CAR WAS DRIVEN AGAIN FOR 20 OR SO MILES AND AGAIN NO ISSUES WERE FOUND. SHE AGAIN STATED IT WAS “JUST PROBABLY BAD GAS”. I ASKED IF THERE WAS A POSSIBILITY OF IT STALLING AGAIN AT WHICH TIME ADVISED IT MAY HAPPEN AGAIN HOWEVER SINCE THEY THOUGHT IT WAS BAD GAS TO JUST RUN THE CURRENT TANK (3/4 FULL) DOWN TO EMPTY. ON 8/18/11, I WAS DRIVING HOME ON THE GSP NORTH IN NJ DURING RUSH HOUR TRAFFIC (8 LANE HIGHWAY). TRAVELING IN THE 4TH LEFT LANE, SLOWED THE VEHICLE DUE TO TRAFFIC. AS I SLOWED DOWN MY CAR STALLED. I WAS ABLE TO RESTART AND MOVE ABOUT 5 FEET WHEN THE CAR STALLED AGAIN. AT THIS POINT I WAS UNABLE TO START THE CAR AGAIN. I PRESSED AND KEPT MY FOOT ON THE BRAKE WHILE KEEPING THE HAZARDS ON. I DID THIS TO NOTIFY DRIVERS BEHIND ME THAT I WAS STUCK. TRAFFIC STARTED TO MOVE AGAIN AT A SLOW PACE AND DRIVERS WERE GOING AROUND ME. WITHIN A MINUTE OR SO, TRAFFIC ON BOTH SIDES OF MY CAR WERE GAINING MOMENTUM AND MOVING AT LEAST SPEED LIMIT PACE (65MPH) . AS I WATCHED THE REAR VIEW MIRROR I SAW A WHITE SUV APPROACHING QUICKLY. I REALIZED I WAS GOING TO BE HIT AND BRACED FOR IMPACT. IT WAS NOT FULL IMPACT AS LAST MINUTE DRIVER TURNED THE WHEEL. I WAS TOLD DRIVER WAS TRAVELING 55-60MPS. THIS ACCIDENT WAS 1 DAY AFTER I RECEIVED MY CAR BACK AND TOLD “NOTHING WRONG”. I ALSO NOTICED THROUGH PAPERWORK MY CAR WAS NEVER RE-RAN AS DISCUSSED. MY IN/OUT ODOMETER WAS 12 MILES… *TR

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Make : VOLKSWAGEN Model : CC Year : 2009
Manufacturer : VOLKSWAGEN OF AMERICA, INC
Crash : Yes Fire : No Number of Injuries: 1
ODI ID Number : 10420856 Number of Deaths: 0
Date of Failure: August 13, 2011
VIN : WVWML73C79E…
Component: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Summary:
8/13/11 CAR STALLED TWICE WHILE DRIVING- ONCE ON MAJOR HIGHWAY. CAR TOWED FROM RESIDENCE TO SERVICE. 8/15/11 SERVICE CALLED AND ADVISED MY CAR WAS HOOKED UP TO DIAGNOSTICS AND FOUND THE FUEL INJECTION PUMP WAS LOW AND GAS TANK SO IT WAS PROBABLY BAD GAS BUT THE CAR HAD NOTHING WRONG. I WAS ALSO ADVISE THAT THE CAR WAS TAKEN FOR A TEST DRIVE, 10 MILES AND NOTHING HAPPENED. SERVICE OFFERED TO KEEP CAR 8/16/11 AND DRIVE IT ANOTHER 20-30 MILES. I AGREED. 8/17/11 I SPOKE WITH SERVICE MANAGER, UPON ARRIVAL. SVC ADVISED THAT THE CAR WAS DRIVEN AGAIN FOR 20 OR SO MILES AND AGAIN NO ISSUES WERE FOUND. SHE AGAIN STATED IT WAS “JUST PROBABLY BAD GAS”. I ASKED IF THERE WAS A POSSIBILITY OF IT STALLING AGAIN AT WHICH TIME ADVISED IT MAY HAPPEN AGAIN HOWEVER SINCE THEY THOUGHT IT WAS BAD GAS TO JUST RUN THE CURRENT TANK (3/4 FULL) DOWN TO EMPTY. ON 8/18/11, I WAS DRIVING HOME ON THE GSP NORTH IN NJ DURING RUSH HOUR TRAFFIC (8 LANE HIGHWAY). TRAVELING IN THE 4TH LEFT LANE, SLOWED THE VEHICLE DUE TO TRAFFIC. AS I SLOWED DOWN MY CAR STALLED. I WAS ABLE TO RESTART AND MOVE ABOUT 5 FEET WHEN THE CAR STALLED AGAIN. AT THIS POINT I WAS UNABLE TO START THE CAR AGAIN. I PRESSED AND KEPT MY FOOT ON THE BRAKE WHILE KEEPING THE HAZARDS ON. I DID THIS TO NOTIFY DRIVERS BEHIND ME THAT I WAS STUCK. TRAFFIC STARTED TO MOVE AGAIN AT A SLOW PACE AND DRIVERS WERE GOING AROUND ME. WITHIN A MINUTE OR SO, TRAFFIC ON BOTH SIDES OF MY CAR WERE GAINING MOMENTUM AND MOVING AT LEAST SPEED LIMIT PACE (65MPH) . AS I WATCHED THE REAR VIEW MIRROR I SAW A WHITE SUV APPROACHING QUICKLY. I REALIZED I WAS GOING TO BE HIT AND BRACED FOR IMPACT. IT WAS NOT FULL IMPACT AS LAST MINUTE DRIVER TURNED THE WHEEL. I WAS TOLD DRIVER WAS TRAVELING 55-60MPS. THIS ACCIDENT WAS 1 DAY AFTER I RECEIVED MY CAR BACK AND TOLD “NOTHING WRONG”. I ALSO NOTICED THROUGH PAPERWORK MY CAR WAS NEVER RE-RAN AS DISCUSSED. MY IN/OUT ODOMETER WAS 12 MILES… *TR

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Make : VOLKSWAGEN Model : CC Year : 2009
Manufacturer : VOLKSWAGEN OF AMERICA, INC
Crash : No Fire : No Number of Injuries: 0
ODI ID Number : 10415588 Number of Deaths: 0
Date of Failure: July 25, 2011
VIN : WVWGU73C39E…
Component: POWER TRAIN
Summary:
I HAVE A 2009 VW CC THAT NORMALLY IDLES AT 600 RPM BUT DUE TO EITHER ENGINEERING OR A MALFUNCTION IT INCREASES IT’S IDLE TO 950 RPM FOR EITHER AN ELECTRICAL OR COOLING ISSUE DEPENDING ON THE VW TECHNICIAN YOU TALK TO. THIS CREATES A SITUATION WHERE THE VEHICLE WANTS TO LUNGE OR SURGE FORWARD REQUIRING EXCESSIVE PRESSURE ON THE BRAKE TO HOLD STILL. THIS IS A 58% INCREASE IN RPM WITH A VERY LOW STALL TORQUE CONVERTER. THE CAR IS VERY HARD TO DRIVE IN STOP AND GO TRAFFIC AS IT IS SURGING FORWARD AND STRESS ON THE DRIVE TRAIN AT THAT RPM. I HAVE TAKEN TO VW DEALERSHIP, THE TECH AGREES THAT IT IS NOT NORMAL BUT VOLKSWAGEN OF AMERICA STATES IT IS OPERATING AS ENGINEERED. IF SO, THIS IS AN UNSAFE CONDITION TO REQUIRE A 58% INCREASE IN RPM FOR BETTER COOLING AT TEMPERATURES OF OVER 93 DEGREES. IN ANY CASE, MINE DOES THIS IN THE WINTER AS WELL AS COOLER SUMMER DAYS AND NOT JUST HOT DAYS. IN FACT, SOME HOT DAYS IT DOES NOT DO IT AT ALL. SO EITHER IT IS DESIGNED TO INCREASE RPM ABOVE 93 DEGREES OR IT ISN’T. REGARDLESS MINE DOESN’T OPERATE CORRECTLY IN EITHER CASE. *TR

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Make : VOLKSWAGEN Model : CC Year : 2009
Manufacturer : VOLKSWAGEN OF AMERICA, INC
Crash : No Fire : No Number of Injuries: 0
ODI ID Number : 10365929 Number of Deaths: 0
Date of Failure: June 1, 2010
VIN : WVWEU73C49E…
Component: STEERING
Summary:
TL*THE CONTACT OWNS 2009 VOLKSWAGEN CC. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE STEERING WHEEL WOULD SHAKE WHEN THE VEHICLE WAS STARTED. THE VEHICLE WILL BEEP AND THE RED STEERING SYSTEM MALFUNCTION INDICATOR LIGHT ILLUMINATED. WHEN THE FAILURE OCCURRED THE CONTACT WAS UNABLE TO CONTROL THE VEHICLE. THE DEALER STATED THAT THE FAILURE WAS CAUSED BY THE STEERING GEAR BOX WHICH WAS RELATED TO NHTSA RECALL 08V577000, STEERING:GEAR BOX (OTHER THAN RACK AND PINION). THE DEALER STATED THAT THE VIN WAS NOT INCLUDED IN THE RECALL. THE DEALER ALSO STATED THAT THE VEHICLE DID NOT DISPLAY AN ERROR CODE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 9000. THE CURRENT MILEAGE WAS 13000.

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Make : VOLKSWAGEN Model : CC Year : 2009
Manufacturer : VOLKSWAGEN OF AMERICA, INC
Crash : No Fire : No Number of Injuries: 0
ODI ID Number : 10329182 Number of Deaths: 0
Date of Failure: January 9, 2010
VIN : Not Available
Component: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:STORAGE:TANK ASSEMBLY
Summary:
TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2009 VOLKSWAGEN CC. WHEN STARTING THE VEHICLE, THE CHECK ENGINE AND GAS CAP WARNING LIGHTS ILLUMINATED ON THE DASHBOARD. THE DEALER MADE UNKNOWN REPAIRS TO THE VEHICLE BUT TO NO AVAIL. THE FAILURE RECURRED THREE ADDITIONAL TIMES AND WAS TAKEN BACK TO THE DEALER. THE DEALER ADVISED THAT THE FUEL TANK IMPLODED WHILE IN THE DEALERS POSSESSION. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS UNKNOWN AND THE CURRENT MILEAGE WAS 23,000.

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Make : VOLKSWAGEN Model : CC Year : 2009
Manufacturer : VOLKSWAGEN OF AMERICA, INC
Crash : No Fire : No Number of Injuries: 0
ODI ID Number : 10321498 Number of Deaths: 0
Date of Failure: March 8, 2010
VIN : WVWHL73C19E…
Component: UNKNOWN OR OTHER
Summary:
VEHICLE LOST POWER WHILE DRIVING. DEALER “FOUND CODE P0221-000-ANGLE 2 FOR THROTTLE VALVE G188 IMPLAUSABLE SIGNAL SPORADIC. FOUND TSB 01-09-04.” REPLACED THROTTLE BODY AND PERFORMED A 6 WIRE REPIN WITH NEW CONNECTOR TO THROTTLE BODY.

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Make : VOLKSWAGEN Model : CC Year : 2009
Manufacturer : VOLKSWAGEN OF AMERICA, INC
Crash : No Fire : No Number of Injuries: 0
ODI ID Number : 10316378 Number of Deaths: 0
Date of Failure: February 18, 2010
VIN : WVWHL73C19E…
Component: STEERING
Summary:
STEERING WHEEL LOCKED ONE TIME. TURNED OFF ENGINE AND, WHEN RESTARTED CAR, STEERING WORKED FINE. TOOK CAR TO DEALERSHIP AND THEY REPLACED THE RACK AND PINION. *TR

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Make : VOLKSWAGEN Model : CC Year : 2009
Manufacturer : VOLKSWAGEN OF AMERICA, INC
Crash : No Fire : No Number of Injuries: 0
ODI ID Number : 10306949 Number of Deaths: 0
Date of Failure: February 1, 2010
VIN : WVWGU73C49E…
Component: STEERING:GEAR BOX (OTHER THAN RACK AND PINION)
Summary:
STEERING PROBLEM WITH 2009 VOLKSWAGEN CC VR 6 4MOTION. *NJ THE CONSUMER STATED THE VEHICLE HAD A TENDENCY TO DRIFT TO THE LEFT OR RIGHT, KIND OF A FLOATING MOTION WITHOUT ANY MOVEMENT OF THE STEERING WHEEL. AS A RESULT, IT REQUIRED CONSTANT ATTENTION AT HIGHER SPEEDS AND WAS MOST DISTURBING DURING TRAFFIC OR NARROW LANE DRIVING. THE DEALER EXAMINED THE STEERING MECHANISM, SUSPENSION, WHEELS AND TIRES AND ALL WERE FOUND TO BE WITHIN SPECIFICATIONS. THE CONSUMER MENTIONED RECALL 08V577000 THAT SEEMED TO BE RELATED TO THE PROBLEM HE WAS EXPERIENCING. *JB

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Make : VOLKSWAGEN Model : CC Year : 2009
Manufacturer : VOLKSWAGEN OF AMERICA, INC
Crash : No Fire : No Number of Injuries: 0
ODI ID Number : 10274112 Number of Deaths: 0
Date of Failure: June 9, 2009
VIN : WVWML73C29E…
Component: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
Summary:
WHILE DRIVING THE CAR IT WILL ALL OF A SUDDEN JUST DIE. THE BRAKE WILL WORK TO STOP THE VEHICLE AND THE STEERING LOCKS OUT AFTER THE CAR IS STOPPED. BUT AFTER IT DIES YOU CAN RESTART THE VEHICLE. THE CAR HAS BEEN TO THE DEALERSHIP FOUR TIMES NOW FOR THE SAME ISSUE. THE COMPUTERS IN THE CAR DON’T LEAVE A FAULT CODE AND THEY STILL CANNOT FIGURE OUT WHAT THE ISSUE IS BUT I KEEP BEING PLACED IN THE VEHICLE SAYING THAT IT IS RUNNING TO MANUFACTURE SPECS.*TR

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Make : VOLKSWAGEN Model : CC Year : 2009
Manufacturer : VOLKSWAGEN OF AMERICA, INC
Crash : No Fire : No Number of Injuries: 0
ODI ID Number : 10263957 Number of Deaths: 0
Date of Failure: January 1, 2009
VIN : WVWGU73C69E…
Component: STEERING
Summary:
TL*THE CONTACT OWNS A 2009 VOLKSWAGEN CC. WHILE DRIVING BETWEEN 55-70 MPH, A DELAY OCCURS WHEN THE CONTACT TURNS THE STEERING WHEEL. THE STEERING DOES NOT RESPOND NORMALLY AND THE VEHICLE WOULD DRIFT WHILE DRIVING FORWARD. HE FOUND A RECALL ON THE INTERNET, BUT HIS VEHICLE WAS NOT INCLUDED. THE CONTACT STATED THAT IT WAS DANGEROUS DRIVING THE VEHICLE DUE TO THE STEERING. THE CURRENT MILEAGE WAS 6,090 AND FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 1,500.

Volkswagen Jetta TDI Fuel Pump and Stalling Problems

Owners of Volkswagen Jetta vehicles of various model years have been experiencing stalls, check engine light coming on at highway speeds, sudden stops.  Some of the problems have been traced to failures and defects in the fuel pump.  Even after multiple attempts by dealers to fix the problem, Jetta owners still experience potentially dangerous stalls and other issues.cropped-woman-with-auto.jpg

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) initiated several investigations into the fuel pumps in 2009-2015 vehicles.  Many consumers have experienced the results of fuel pump failures, and some reports are as follows:

1.
WHILE DRIVING, OUR 2009 VW JETTA TDI STALLED AND STOPPED IN AN INTERSECTION. WHEN RESTARTED THE GLOW-PLUG LIGHT AND CHECK ENGINE LIGHT STAYED ON WHILE THE CAR LIMPED TO A STOP ON THE SIDE OF THE ROAD. WE HAD THE CAR TOWED TO THE LOCAL VW DEALER AND WAS TOLD THAT THE HIGH PRESSURE FUEL PUMP HAD FAILED AND THE TOTAL FUEL SYSTEM WOULD HAVE TO BE REPLACED DO TO CONTAMINATION. I WAS SURPRISED WHEN THE EST’D COST OF $7,500 TO REPAIR MY CAR WAS PRESENTED TO US WITH NO OFFER OF HELP BY VW. I WAS EVEN MORE SURPRISED WHEN THE SERVICE WRITER SAID THAT PART HAS BEEN REDESIGNED A NUMBER OF TIMES TO HELP DEAL WITH THIS ISSUE. *TR

2.
THE CAR IS A 2009 VW JETTA TDI CLEAN DIESEL. WHILE ON THE NEW YORK STATE THRUWAY AT 55 MPH, SUDDENLY THE CAR’S WARNING CHIME SOUNDED, THE CHECK ENGINE LIGHT CAME ON, THE GLOW PLUG WARNING LIGHT FLASHED AND THE CAR IMMEDIATELY LOST POWER, AND I COASTED TO A STOP ON THE SHOULDER. IT WAS TOWED TO THE NEAREST DEALER, WHO REPLACED THE ENTIRE FUEL SYSTEM AT VW’S COST. THEY SAID IT WAS THE HPFP (HIGH PRESSURE FUEL PUMP) THAT DISINTEGRATED AND DESTROYED THE FUEL SYSTEM, FROM THE FUEL TANK FORWARD. *TR

3.
VEHICLE ABRUPTLY LOST POWER, NO CONTROL OVER ACCELERATION, HAD TO PULL OFF OF INTERSTATE TO SHOULDER OF ROAD. CAR RESTARTED FINE. TAKING TO VW DEALER FOR EVALUATION. *TR

4.
AS MY WIFE WAS DRIVING TOWARDS A STOP SIGN AT A RELATIVELY SLOW SPEED, THE VEHICLE CHECK ENGINE LIGHT CAME ON AND THEN THE CAR DIED. AS SHE STARTED TO ROLL BACKWARDS, SHE STOPPED THE CAR AND WAITED FOR THE OTHER TRAFFIC TO CLEAR. SHE WAS ABLE TO RESTART THE CAR AND DRIVE IT HOME AS SHE WAS LESS THAN A MILE AWAY. AFTER I RETURNED HOME, I STARTED THE CAR AND NOTICED THE CHECK ENGINE LIGHT. AT THAT POINT THE CAR SEEMED FINE. I WENT TO AUTOZONE TO SEE IF THEY COULD DOWNLOAD THE ERROR CODES THAT MIGHT PROVIDE SOME INSIGHT INTO WHAT COMPONENT WAS CAUSING THE PROBLEM. THEY COULD NOT DO THAT ACCORDING TO CA LAW. I PURCHASED A OBDII CODE READER AND DISCOVERED CODE P0191 AND P0087, BOTH RELATING TO THE FUEL SYSTEM. P0191 INDICATED THE FUEL RAIL PRESSURE SENSOR A CIRCUIT RANGE / PERFORMANCE. THE P0087 INDICATED THE FUEL RAIL / SYSTEM PRESSURE TOO LOW. WHILE RESEARCHING THESE CODES ON THE INTERNET I DISCOVERED A HUGE AMOUNT OF INFORMATION RELATING TO THIS ISSUE. I AM THANKFUL MY WIFE WAS NOT IN A HUGE AMOUNT OF TRAFFIC AS SHE COULD HAVE BEEN IN AN ACCIDENT AS A RESULT OF THE CAR SHUTTING DOWN WITHOUT WARNING. THIS HAS BEEN GOING ON WITH THE TDI DIESEL ENGINE SINCE 2009. *TR

 

What can you do?

Owners of defective Volkswagen Jettas may be entitled to reimbursement of repair costs or other compensation.  Depending on vehicle year and mileage, lemon law may apply or other claims can be pursued.  Call the Law Office of Howard Gutman for a free telephone consultation on your options, 973-598-1980.

*(unfortunately if you are seeking a repurchase under the class action, but the car is not operating and you seek to have VW pay for the repair and then repurchase the car, we cannot take these claims).

 

Volkswagen Jetta Horn

Make : VOLKSWAGEN Model : JETTA Year : 2009
Manufacturer : VOLKSWAGEN OF AMERICA, INC
Crash : Yes Fire : No Number of Injuries: 0
ODI ID Number : 10394238 Number of Deaths: 0
Date of Failure: February 1, 2010
VIN : 3VWJZ71K09M…
Component: SERVICE BRAKES, ELECTRIC
Summary:
2009 VOLKSWAGEN JETTA REAR BRAKE DEFECT CAUSES UNSAFE DRIVING CONDITIONS. CAR WAS INVOLVED IN AN ACCIDENT (MINOR) WHERE BRAKING WAS SUSPECTED CAUSE AT 9000 MILES. BOUGHT NEW 2009 JETTA. HAVE DRIVEN IT 20,000 MILES. AT BOTH 10,000 MILE CHECK UPS IT WAS DETERMINED THAT THE REAR BRAKES WERE WORN TO DANGEROUS LEVELS. VW REPLACED FIRST SET NOW ARE MAINTAINING THAT THERE IS NO PROBLEM AND 10K IS THE RIGHT MILAGE TO REPLACE BRAKES. CONCERN IS THAT MANY PEOPLE WOUDL NOT EXPECT TO REPLACE BREAKS AT 10K MILES, ESPECIALLY ON THE REAR BRAKES. COULD LEAD TO DANGEROUS STOPPING CONDITION.

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Make : VOLKSWAGEN Model : JETTA Year : 2009
Manufacturer : VOLKSWAGEN OF AMERICA, INC
Crash : Yes Fire : No Number of Injuries: 0
ODI ID Number : 10394238 Number of Deaths: 0
Date of Failure: February 1, 2010
VIN : 3VWJZ71K09M…
Component: SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC
Summary:
2009 VOLKSWAGEN JETTA REAR BRAKE DEFECT CAUSES UNSAFE DRIVING CONDITIONS. CAR WAS INVOLVED IN AN ACCIDENT (MINOR) WHERE BRAKING WAS SUSPECTED CAUSE AT 9000 MILES. BOUGHT NEW 2009 JETTA. HAVE DRIVEN IT 20,000 MILES. AT BOTH 10,000 MILE CHECK UPS IT WAS DETERMINED THAT THE REAR BRAKES WERE WORN TO DANGEROUS LEVELS. VW REPLACED FIRST SET NOW ARE MAINTAINING THAT THERE IS NO PROBLEM AND 10K IS THE RIGHT MILAGE TO REPLACE BRAKES. CONCERN IS THAT MANY PEOPLE WOUDL NOT EXPECT TO REPLACE BREAKS AT 10K MILES, ESPECIALLY ON THE REAR BRAKES. COULD LEAD TO DANGEROUS STOPPING CONDITION.

Volkswagen horn defect, claim, problem, class action, warranty, defect, Volkswagen class action, transmission wear, recall, horn replacement

Make : VOLKSWAGEN Model : JETTA Year : 2009
Manufacturer : VOLKSWAGEN OF AMERICA, INC
Crash : No Fire : No Number of Injuries: 0
ODI ID Number : 10394038 Number of Deaths: 0
Date of Failure: April 2, 2011
VIN : 3VWRL71K99M…
Component: FUEL SYSTEM, DIESEL
Summary:
TODAY IS APRIL 2, 2011. I WAS DRIVING MY 2009 JETTA TDI ON THE HIGHWAY WHERE MY ENGINE DIED ON ME RIGHT BEFORE MY COIL LIGHT WENT OFF WHILE DOING 60+ MILES. I HAD MY CAR TOWED TO THE VW DEALERSHIP IN STRATFORD CT. WHILE WAITING I STARTED TO LOOK UP ANY INFORMATION ON ISSUES RELATED TO MINE BECAUSE MY CAR TURNED ONLY 2 YEARS OLD MARCH 15 2011. I HAD HEARD ON THE RADIO ON CAR TALK THAT TDI WERE SHUTTING DOWN ON THE HIGHWAYS AND THAT IT WAS BEING LOOKED INTO BY THE NHTSA. I ALSO READ DOZENS OF OTHER STORIES ONLINE WITH RELATED ISSUES WHICH IN THE END COST THEM A FEW THOUSAND TO TEN THOUSAND TO FIX ON RELATIVELY NEW CAR. I HAVE READ IT IS DUE TO HPFP NEEDING TO BE REPLACED WHICH WAS DAMAGED WHEN FUELED UP WITH INCORRECT FUEL. BASICALLY VW IS SAYING THAT METAL PATICULATES ARE IN THE FULE FILTERS AND SYSTEM DUE TO PUTTING GAS INSTEAD OF DIESEL. THEY ARE TELLING THIS SUPPOSED CATCH ALL TO EVERYONE WITH THIS ISSUE. I HAVE NEVER PUT ANYTHING OTHER THAN DIESEL INTO MY CAR. THE WARRENTY IS ONLY GOOD UP TO 50K. I AM AT 54K. THIS IS AN ON GOING ISSUE FOR JETTA TDI OWNERS AND WILL CONTINUE TO BE AN ISSUE WHEN THE MILEAGE CLIMBS. THIS IS ALSO A SAFETY ISSUE THAT I TAKE PERSONALLY DUE TO A CHILD BEING IN THE CAR AT THE TIME OF THE BREAK DOWN IN THE MIDDLE OF THE HIGHWAY. I WANTED TO WRITE IN CONCERN FOR MY OWN ISSUES WITH THIS AND OTHER CT JETTA TDI OWNERS OF CT/USA. I DON’T KNOW IF YOU CAN HELP BUT I WANTED TO TRY. THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR YOUR TIME.

Volkswagen horn defect, claim, problem, class action, warranty, defect, Volkswagen class action, transmission wear, recall, horn replacement

Make : VOLKSWAGEN Model : JETTA Year : 2009
Manufacturer : VOLKSWAGEN OF AMERICA, INC
Crash : No Fire : No Number of Injuries: 0
ODI ID Number : 10393544 Number of Deaths: 0
Date of Failure: March 19, 2011
VIN : Not Available
Component: UNKNOWN OR OTHER
Summary:
VW JETTA 2009 STALLS AND ENGINES DIES WHILE DRIVING. LOST ABILITY TO STEER VEHICLE – ABLE TO COAST TO SIDE OF ROAD. CAR TOWED TO VW DEALERSHIP AND THEY HAVE BEEN UNABLE TO RECREATE THE PROBLEM. CONCERNED IF THIS HAPPENS ON MAJOR ROAD AND LOSS OF STEERING COULD RESULT IN ACCIDENT.

Volkswagen horn defect, claim, problem, class action, warranty, defect, Volkswagen class action, transmission wear, recall, horn replacement

Make : VOLKSWAGEN Model : JETTA Year : 2009
Manufacturer : VOLKSWAGEN OF AMERICA, INC
Crash : No Fire : No Number of Injuries: 0
ODI ID Number : 10393204 Number of Deaths: 0
Date of Failure: March 21, 2011
VIN : 3VWTL81K59M…
Component: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
Summary:
ENGINE ABRUPTLY STALLED ENTERING LARGE MULTI-LANE INTERSECTION, AS ENGINE REPAIR LIGHT CAME ON. SUDDENLY INOPERATIVE POWER TRAIN ON THE VEHICLE WITHOUT ANY PRIOR WARNING. TDI DIESEL POWERED VEHICLE. TOWED TO DEALERSHIP AND DIAGNOSED WITH HPFP (FUEL PUMP) & FUEL SYSTEM FAILURE.

Volkswagen horn defect, claim, problem, class action, warranty, defect, Volkswagen class action, transmission wear, recall, horn replacement

Make : VOLKSWAGEN Model : JETTA Year : 2009
Manufacturer : VOLKSWAGEN OF AMERICA, INC
Crash : No Fire : No Number of Injuries: 0
ODI ID Number : 10393204 Number of Deaths: 0
Date of Failure: March 21, 2011
VIN : 3VWTL81K59M…
Component: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE
Summary:
ENGINE ABRUPTLY STALLED ENTERING LARGE MULTI-LANE INTERSECTION, AS ENGINE REPAIR LIGHT CAME ON. SUDDENLY INOPERATIVE POWER TRAIN ON THE VEHICLE WITHOUT ANY PRIOR WARNING. TDI DIESEL POWERED VEHICLE. TOWED TO DEALERSHIP AND DIAGNOSED WITH HPFP (FUEL PUMP) & FUEL SYSTEM FAILURE.

Volkswagen horn defect, claim, problem, class action, warranty, defect, Volkswagen class action, transmission wear, recall, horn replacement

Make : VOLKSWAGEN Model : JETTA Year : 2009
Manufacturer : VOLKSWAGEN OF AMERICA, INC
Crash : No Fire : No Number of Injuries: 0
ODI ID Number : 10393204 Number of Deaths: 0
Date of Failure: March 21, 2011
VIN : 3VWTL81K59M…
Component: POWER TRAIN
Summary:
ENGINE ABRUPTLY STALLED ENTERING LARGE MULTI-LANE INTERSECTION, AS ENGINE REPAIR LIGHT CAME ON. SUDDENLY INOPERATIVE POWER TRAIN ON THE VEHICLE WITHOUT ANY PRIOR WARNING. TDI DIESEL POWERED VEHICLE. TOWED TO DEALERSHIP AND DIAGNOSED WITH HPFP (FUEL PUMP) & FUEL SYSTEM FAILURE.

Volkswagen horn defect, claim, problem, class action, warranty, defect, Volkswagen class action, transmission wear, recall, horn replacement

Make : VOLKSWAGEN Model : JETTA Year : 2009
Manufacturer : VOLKSWAGEN OF AMERICA, INC
Crash : No Fire : No Number of Injuries: 0
ODI ID Number : 10392366 Number of Deaths: 0
Date of Failure: March 19, 2011
VIN : 3VWAL71K09M…
Component: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE
Summary:
TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2009 VOLKSWAGEN JETTA TDI. THE CONTACT STATED THAT WHILE DRIVING 35 MPH, THE ENGINE WARNING LIGHT ILLUMINATED AND THE VEHICLE BEGAN TO LOSE POWER. THE VEHICLE THEN BEGAN JERKING ABNORMALLY BEFORE STALLING. THE VEHICLE WAS TOWED TO THE DEALER WHO WAS UNABLE TO DUPLICATE THE FAILURE. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT CONTACTED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE FAILURE AND CURRENT MILEAGE WAS 70,000.

Volkswagen horn defect, claim, problem, class action, warranty, defect, Volkswagen class action, transmission wear, recall, horn replacement

Make : VOLKSWAGEN Model : JETTA Year : 2009
Manufacturer : VOLKSWAGEN OF AMERICA, INC
Crash : No Fire : No Number of Injuries: 0
ODI ID Number : 10390183 Number of Deaths: 0
Date of Failure: March 11, 2011
VIN : 3VWRL71K29M…
Component: FUEL SYSTEM, DIESEL
Summary:
VW JETTA TDI HESITTATION AND FUEL SYSTEM FAILURE

Volkswagen horn defect, claim, problem, class action, warranty, defect, Volkswagen class action, transmission wear, recall, horn replacement

Make : VOLKSWAGEN Model : JETTA Year : 2009
Manufacturer : VOLKSWAGEN OF AMERICA, INC
Crash : No Fire : No Number of Injuries: 0
ODI ID Number : 10386950 Number of Deaths: 0
Date of Failure: January 13, 2011
VIN : 3VWPL71K79M…
Component: POWER TRAIN:DRIVELINE:DRIVESHAFT
Summary:
TL*THE CONTACT OWNS A 2009 VOLKSWAGEN JETTA. WHILE DRIVING APPROXIMATELY 60 MPH, THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE GEAR SHIFT SELECTOR SHIFTED TO NEUTRAL WITHOUT WARNING SIMILAR TO NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID NUMBER: 09V164000 (POWER TRAIN:DRIVELINE:DRIVESHAFT). HE WAS ABLE TO PULL TO THE SIDE OF THE ROAD WHERE HE MANUALLY POWERED THE VEHICLE OFF AND RESTARTED IT AGAIN WHICH ALLOWED THE VEHICLE TO RESET. THE MANUFACTURER ADVISED THE CONTACT TO TAKE THE VEHICLE TO A LOCAL DEALER. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO A DEALER WHO THEY REPLACED THE MECHATRON. THE CURRENT MILEAGE WAS 40,000 AND THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 36,000.

Volkswagen horn defect, claim, problem, class action, warranty, defect, Volkswagen class action, transmission wear, recall, horn replacement

Make : VOLKSWAGEN Model : JETTA Year : 2009
Manufacturer : VOLKSWAGEN OF AMERICA, INC
Crash : No Fire : No Number of Injuries: 0
ODI ID Number : 10386895 Number of Deaths: 0
Date of Failure: March 6, 2011
VIN : Not Available
Component: FUEL SYSTEM, DIESEL
Summary:
ON MARCH 6, WHILE DRIVING A 2009 VW JETTA TDI AT APPROXIMATE 70 MPH ON THE HIGHWAY, THE CRUISE CONTROL SHUT OFF, THE GLOW PLUG LIGHT CAME ON, AND AN WARNING THAT READ “ENGINE FAILURE WORKSHOP!” CAME ON. THE CAR WOULD NOT ACCELERATE FASTER THAN 58 MPH AND I PULLED OVER TO THE SIDE OF THE ROAD. THE OWNER’S MANUAL DID NOT INDICATE THE MEANING OF THE GLOW PLUG WARNING LIGHT. I TURNED THE CAR OFF AND RESTARTED IT AND BOTH THE GLOW PLUG LIGHT AND “ENGINE FAILURE WORKSHOP!” LIGHTS WERE OFF. I DROVE THE CAR HOME AND CALLED THE DEALERSHIP THE NEXT MORNING. THE DEALERSHIP SERVICE CENTER INDICATED THAT THE WARNING LIGHT INDICATED THE GLOW PLUG. THE DEALERSHIP STATED THAT I COULD CONTINUE TO DRIVE MY CAR UNTIL A PART THEY ORDERED FOR ME CAME IN UNLESS I EXPERIENCED “DRIVEABILITY” ISSUES, AT WHICH TIME I COULD TAKE IT DIRECTLY TO THE DEALERSHIP.

Volkswagen horn defect, claim, problem, class action, warranty, defect, Volkswagen class action, transmission wear, recall, horn replacement

Make : VOLKSWAGEN Model : JETTA Year : 2009
Manufacturer : VOLKSWAGEN OF AMERICA, INC
Crash : No Fire : No Number of Injuries: 0
ODI ID Number : 10386643 Number of Deaths: 0
Date of Failure: March 7, 2011
VIN : Not Available
Component: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
Summary:
ON MARCH 7, 2011 OUR VOLKSWAGEN JETTA TDI MODEL YEAR 2009 STALLED ABRUPTLY WHILE DRIVING AT LOW SPEED. THIS WAS A FIRST OCCURENCE.

Volkswagen horn defect, claim, problem, class action, warranty, defect, Volkswagen class action, transmission wear, recall, horn replacement

Make : VOLKSWAGEN Model : JETTA Year : 2009
Manufacturer : VOLKSWAGEN OF AMERICA, INC
Crash : No Fire : No Number of Injuries: 0
ODI ID Number : 10384417 Number of Deaths: 0
Date of Failure: January 20, 2011
VIN : 3VWRL71K79M…
Component: FUEL SYSTEM, DIESEL
Summary:
WHILE DRIVING 2009 JETTA TDI WITH APPROXIMATELY 42K MILES, GLOW PLUG LIGHTS FLASHED AND THEN RESULTED IN ENGINE FAILURE AND ALL POWER LOSS WHILE DRIVING APPROXIMATELY 70MPH ON HIGHWAY. VEHICLE WAS THEN TOWED TO LOCAL CAR SERVICE. AT FIRST WE WERE TOLD THERE MAY HAVE BEEN CONTAMINATED FUEL THAT CAUSED THIS PROBLEM. ONCE A MECHANIC LOOKED AT IT WE WERE TOLD THERE WERE SHARDS OF METAL THROUGH THE FUEL LINES AND IN THE ENGINE, RESULTING IN REPAIRS UPWARD OF $10,000.00. FURTHERMORE I HAVE THE LAST 25 REPRINTED RECEIPT SHOWING DIESEL WAS THE FUEL PUT IN THIS VEHICLE, FROM A REPUTABLE FUEL PROVIDED. I FEEL THIS MUST BE ADDRESS SOON OR THERE IS GOING TO BE A VERY SERIOUS ACCIDENT. I BELIEVE THAT THIS COULD HAVE BEEN A POTENTIAL ACCIDENT AND WE COULD HAVE BEEN SERIOUSLY HURT IF NOT FOR THE ENGINE LIGHT COMING ON AND US SEEING IT SOON ENOUGH TO GET IT STOP AND UNDER CONTROL. I IMPLORE YOU TO PLEASE CHECK THIS CLOSELY. I SEE I AM NOT THE ONLY COMPLAINT ON THIS ISSUE AND I BELIEVE AS THESE CARS GET 40K TO 50K MILES ON THEM WE WILL SEE MUCH MORE FAILURES. THANKS, MIKE RUYLE

Volkswagen horn defect, claim, problem, class action, warranty, defect, Volkswagen class action, transmission wear, recall, horn replacement

Make : VOLKSWAGEN Model : JETTA Year : 2009
Manufacturer : VOLKSWAGEN OF AMERICA, INC
Crash : No Fire : No Number of Injuries: 0
ODI ID Number : 10384054 Number of Deaths: 0
Date of Failure: February 16, 2011
VIN : Not Available
Component: FUEL SYSTEM, DIESEL
Summary:
I WAS DRIVING A 2009 VW JETTA TDI. I WAS TRAVELING AT A HIGHWAY SPEED (AROUND 65PMH) WHEN SUDDENLY THE ENGINE STOPPED. I ALMOST GOT HIT WHILE TRYING TO SECURE THE VEHICLE TO A SAFE LOCATION. THIS PROBLEM IS VERY UNSAFE. THE ENGINE MALFUNCTION LIGHT CAME ON. THE CAR WOULD NO LONGER TURN ON. I HAD THE CAR TOWED TO A DEALER WHO STATED THAT THE FUEL PUMP WAS SENDING METAL SHARDS THROUGH THE FUEL SYSTEM. THE TOTAL COST IS BETWEEN 6-10K AND THE CAR ONLY HAS 42,000 MILES.

Volkswagen horn defect, claim, problem, class action, warranty, defect, Volkswagen class action, transmission wear, recall, horn replacement

Make : VOLKSWAGEN Model : JETTA Year : 2009
Manufacturer : VOLKSWAGEN OF AMERICA, INC
Crash : No Fire : No Number of Injuries: 0
ODI ID Number : 10384051 Number of Deaths: 0
Date of Failure: August 12, 2010
VIN : 3VWRL71KX9M…
Component: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:DELIVERY:FUEL PUMP
Summary:
TL*THE CONTACT OWNS A 2009 VOLKSWAGEN JETTA TDI. WHILE STOPPED AT AN INTERSECTION, THE CONTACT ATTEMPTED TO ACCELERATE FORWARD BUT THE ENGINE STALLED AND HE WAS UNABLE TO MOVE. THE VEHICLE WAS TOWED TO THE DEALER WHERE THEY PERFORMED A DIAGNOSTIC TEST WHICH CONFIRMED THAT THE HIGH PRESSURE FUEL PUMP HAD FAILED; THE VEHICLE WAS REPAIRED. THE CURRENT MILEAGE WAS 37,500 AND THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 27,450.

Volkswagen horn defect, claim, problem, class action, warranty, defect, Volkswagen class action, transmission wear, recall, horn replacement

Make : VOLKSWAGEN Model : JETTA Year : 2009
Manufacturer : VOLKSWAGEN OF AMERICA, INC
Crash : No Fire : No Number of Injuries: 0
ODI ID Number : 10383936 Number of Deaths: 0
Date of Failure: February 7, 2011
VIN : Not Available
Component: FUEL SYSTEM, DIESEL
Summary:
TL*THE CONTACT OWNS A 2009 VOLKSWAGEN JETTA. THE CONTACT STATED THAT WHILE DRIVING 40 MPH, THE FUEL LIGHT ILLUMINATED AND THE VEHICLE STALLED. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER WHO STATED THAT THE ENTIRE FUEL SYSTEM NEEDED TO BE REPLACED AS IT WAS RUSTED. THE VEHICLE WAS REPAIRED. THE VIN WAS UNAVAILABLE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 31,000 AND THE CURRENT MILEAGE WAS 32,000.

Volkswagen Jetta Transmission and Powertrain Problems

Lemon law claims lady

Volkswagen Jetta owners have experienced multiple problems.  Here are NHTSA reports,

Component: POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION

Details: MY 2006 JETTA 2.5 HAS AN INTERMITTENT ACCELERATOR HESITATION. IT CAN OCCUR WHEN THE ENGINE IS COLD OR HOT. IT SEEMS TO OCCUR WHEN IT IS ROLLING FREE AT NEAR 5 TO 10 MPH, AND WHEN THE ACCELERATOR IS PRESSED NOTHING HAPPENS FOR A SECOND OR TWO. THEN IT CATCHES AND GOES. *TR

Volkswagen Jetta powertrain problem, defect, flywheel, clutch problem, Volkswagen Jetta class action, lemon law, Volkswagen Jetta defect

CONSUMER COMPLAINT: ODI Case Number: 10233159

Component: POWER TRAIN:MANUAL TRANSMISSION

Details: MY CAR BEGAN LEAKING OIL AFTER LAST CHANGE AT BERT SMITH VOLKSWAGEN IN ST. PETERSBURG FLORIDA. CHECKED UNDERNEATH CAR AND FOUND TRANSMISSION CASING AND FLYWHEEL HOUSING CRACKED. TOOK PICTURES BUT ACCORDING TO BERT SMITH VOLKSWAGEN THIS IS JUST DIRT AND GREASE STAINS, THEY CANNOT SHOW ME ANOTHER CAR WITH THE SAME “STAINS”. *TR

Occurrences: 1 Injuries: 0
Fail Date: 07/03/2008 Deaths: 0
Date added to datbase: 7/3/2008

Volkswagen Jetta powertrain problem, defect, flywheel, clutch problem, Volkswagen Jetta class action, lemon law, Volkswagen Jetta defect

CONSUMER COMPLAINT: ODI Case Number: 10231339

Component: POWER TRAIN:MANUAL TRANSMISSION

Details: CLUTCH FAILURE ON 2006 JETTA TDI CLUTCH FAILED WHILE DRIVING REPAIR OF CLUTCH BY OWNER, DEALER REFUSED TO REPAIR. *TR

Occurrences: 1 Injuries: 0
Fail Date: 06/09/2008 Deaths: 0
Date added to datbase: 6/17/2008

Volkswagen Jetta powertrain problem, defect, flywheel, clutch problem, Volkswagen Jetta class action, lemon law, Volkswagen Jetta defect

CONSUMER COMPLAINT: ODI Case Number: 10229671

Component: POWER TRAIN:MANUAL TRANSMISSION

Details: NOTICED VERY ROUGH IDLE. DEALER DIAGNOSED MANUAL TRANSMISSION FLYWHEEL MALFUNCTIONING WITHOUT VISUAL INSPECTION. THE FAULT WAS PLACED WITH ME. WEAR AND TEAR. DEALER CLAIMED MUST FIX, NOT SAFE TO DRIVE, QUOTED $2100. IF THIS PROBLEM IS ALLOWED TO WORSEN, THE FAILURE MODE IS A COMPLETE CLUTCH FAILURE AND ON A BUSY FREEWAY IS A SERIOUS SAFETY ISSUE. I WENT TO A THIRD PARTY GARAGE AND PAID $1200 FOR A MORE RELIABLE SINGLE MASS FLYWHEEL. THE DAMAGED SACHS DMF IS AVAILABLE FOR INSPECTION. *TR

Occurrences: 1 Injuries: 0
Fail Date: 04/15/2008 Deaths: 0
Date added to datbase: 6/2/2008

Volkswagen Jetta powertrain problem, defect, flywheel, clutch problem, Volkswagen Jetta class action, lemon law, Volkswagen Jetta defect

CONSUMER COMPLAINT: ODI Case Number: 10227671

Component: POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION

Details: AT TEMPERATURES LESS THAN 15 DEGREES FAHRENHEIT, MY 2006 VOLKSWAGEN JETTA TDI WITH DSG TRANSMISSION SURGES FORWARD UPON STARTING. THIS SURGE HAPPENS IF THE CAR IS IN PARK (P) OR NEUTRAL (N). THE SURGE IS NOTICEABLE EVEN WITH THE PARKING BRAKE SET AND STANDARD BRAKING SYSTEM APPLIED. THIS SURGE DOES NOT ALLOW THE CAR TO START NORMALLY (E.G. STALLS THE ENGINE). THE SURGE HAPPENS ONLY ONCE DURING A COLD START. AFTERWARD, THE CAR STARTS AND RUNS NORMALLY. *TR

Occurrences: 1 Injuries: 0
Fail Date: 01/15/2008 Deaths: 0
Date added to datbase: 5/13/2008

Volkswagen Jetta powertrain problem, defect, flywheel, clutch problem, Volkswagen Jetta class action, lemon law, Volkswagen Jetta defect

CONSUMER COMPLAINT: ODI Case Number: 10227348

Component: POWER TRAIN:CLUTCH ASSEMBLY

Details: LETTER FROM SENATOR ON BEHALF OF CONSTITUENT, REGARDING HIS CONCERNS WITH THE 2006 VOLKSWAGEN JETTA. *NJ THE CONSUMER STATED THE CLUTCH STARTED SLIPPING. THE DEALER INFORMED THE CONSUMER THAT THE 5-SPEED VEHICLES WERE MADE WITH A DEFECTIVE CLUTCH PLATE, BUT THE TRANSMISSION WOULD HAVE TO BE REMOVED TO DETERMINE IF THE VEHICLE HAD THE DEFECTIVE PART. THE DEALER STATED IF THE VEHICLE DID NOT HAVE THE DEFECTIVE PART, THE CONSUMER WOULD BE CHARGED $500 IN LABOR FEES FOR REMOVING THE TRANSMISSION. *JB

Occurrences: 1 Injuries: 0
Fail Date: 05/01/2008 Deaths: 0
Date added to datbase: 5/8/2008

Volkswagen Jetta powertrain problem, defect, flywheel, clutch problem, Volkswagen Jetta class action, lemon law, Volkswagen Jetta defect

CONSUMER COMPLAINT: ODI Case Number: 10227184

Component: POWER TRAIN:MANUAL TRANSMISSION

Details: ENGINE FAILURE ON MY 2006 VOLKSWAGEN DIESEL JETTA. THE ELECTRONIC CONTROL FUEL INJECTOR OVER FUELED THE CYLINDERS AND CAUSED THE PULL RODS TO BEND AND DAMAGED THE ENGINE, COSTS ARE $7,500 TO REPAIR THE ENGINE. CAR IS ONLY 2 AND HALF YEARS OLD WITH 85,0000 MILES. *TR

Occurrences: 1 Injuries: 0
Fail Date: 03/09/2008 Deaths: 0
Date added to datbase: 5/9/2008

Volkswagen Jetta powertrain problem, defect, flywheel, clutch problem, Volkswagen Jetta class action, lemon law, Volkswagen Jetta defect

CONSUMER COMPLAINT: ODI Case Number: 10226942

Component: POWER TRAIN:MANUAL TRANSMISSION

Details: VOLKSWAGEN JETTA TDI – VW REFUSED TO HONOR THE WARRANTY OF A DEFECTIVE CLUTCH/FLYWHEEL ISSUE. THIS IS A VERY COMMON OCCURANCE APPARENTLY. I LEARNED OF THIS WHEN I WENT ONLINE TO DO SOME RESEARCH ABOUT THE PROBLEM. VOLKSWAGEN IS HONORING THE WARRANTIES IN EUROPE WITH THE SAME ISSUE BUT IGNORING ITS QUALITY / SAFETY ISSUE HERE IN THE US. THE DEFECTIVE CLUTCH / FLYWHEEL ISSUE CAN CAUSE SERIOUS INJURY AND OR DEATH WHEN THE FLYWHEEL DISENTIGRATES. *TR

Occurrences: 1 Injuries: 0
Fail Date: 03/06/2008 Deaths: 0
Date added to datbase: 5/7/2008

Volkswagen Jetta powertrain problem, defect, flywheel, clutch problem, Volkswagen Jetta class action, lemon law, Volkswagen Jetta defect

CONSUMER COMPLAINT: ODI Case Number: 10225837

Component: POWER TRAIN:DRIVELINE

Details: PREMATURE FAILURE OF CLUTCH. *TR

Occurrences: 1 Injuries: 0
Fail Date: 04/20/2008 Deaths: 0
Date added to datbase: 4/27/2008

Volkswagen Jetta powertrain problem, defect, flywheel, clutch problem, Volkswagen Jetta class action, lemon law, Volkswagen Jetta defect

CONSUMER COMPLAINT: ODI Case Number: 10225010

Component: POWER TRAIN:CLUTCH ASSEMBLY

Details: MY 2006 VW JETTA TDI CLUTCH WENT OUT WHILE DRIVING ON THE HIGHWAY. THE CLUTCH WAS DEPRESSED ALL THE WAY TO THE FLOOR AND WOULD NOT COME BACK UP. I PULLED IT BACK UP AND IT WOULD NOT GO BACK DOWN. CLUTCH WAS NEVER SPONGY BEFOREHAND AND JUST WENT OUT WITH NO PRIOR INDICATION OF A PROBLEM. CALLED THE DEALERSHIP AND THEY SAID IT WAS NOT COVERED UNDER WARRANTY (CAR HAS APPROX 40,000 MILES). AFTER DOING RESEARCH AND FINDING OUT OTHERS HAVE SAME PROBLEM I WILL BE COMPLAINING TO DEALERSHIP TO HAVE IT COVERED. I AM A STUDENT AND MY HUSBAND IS IN THE ARMY WE DON’T HAVE $2000 TO PAY FOR SUCH A REPAIR, THAT WAS NOT CAUSED BY “NORMAL WEAR AND TEAR”. *TR

Occurrences: 1 Injuries: 0
Fail Date: 04/19/2008 Deaths: 0
Date added to datbase: 4/19/2008

Volkswagen Jetta powertrain problem, defect, flywheel, clutch problem, Volkswagen Jetta class action, lemon law, Volkswagen Jetta defect

CONSUMER COMPLAINT: ODI Case Number: 10223831

Component: POWER TRAIN:CLUTCH ASSEMBLY

Details: I AM THE OWNER OF A 2006 VOLKSWAGEN JETTA TDI 5-SPEED WITH 39,000 MILES. MY VEHICLE WAS MANUFACTURED IN MEXICO IN JANUARY OF 2006, AND I PURCHASED IT IN JUNE OF 2006. THIS WEEK, THE CLUTCH STARTED SLIPPING AND IT WARRANTED A VISIT TO THE LOCAL VW DEALERSHIP SERVICE DEPARTMENT. THE SERVICE DEPARTMENT INFORMED ME THAT MANY 2006 VW JETTA TDI 5-SPD VEHICLES WERE MADE WITH A DEFECTIVE CLUTCH PLATE, BUT THEY WOULD HAVE TO REMOVE MY TRANSMISSION TO DETERMINE WHETHER OR NOT MY VEHICLE HAD THE DEFECTIVE PART. THEY INFORMED ME THAT IF MY VEHICLE DID NOT HAVE THE DEFECTIVE PART, THEY WOULD CHARGE ME NEARLY $500 IN LABOR FEES FOR REMOVING THE TRANSMISSION FOR INSPECTION. I SHOULD NOT HAVE TO PAY TO HAVE MY VEHICLE INSPECTED TO DETERMINE WHETHER IT HAS THE DEFECTIVE PART, NOR SHOULD I HAVE TO DRIVE MY VEHICLE WHEN THIS CLUTCH HAS BEEN FAILING PREMATURELY. UPON FURTHER INVESTIGATION, I FOUND NUMEROUS COMPLAINTS ABOUT THIS CLUTCH PLATE ON THE NHTSA WEBSITE. I ALSO FOUND 88 PAGES ON ONE FORUM ALONE (HTTP://FORUMS.TDICLUB.COM/SHOWTHREAD.PHP?T=137014) ABOUT THIS PART AND THE CLUTCH/FLYWHEEL ASSEMBLY FAILING PREMATURELY. MANY OF THESE PEOPLE WERE FORCED TO PAY FOR A NEW CLUTCH AT A COST OF OVER $2000.00. SOME WERE REPLACED UNDER WARRANTY. THIS CLUTCH PLATE AND THE CORRESPONDING ASSEMBLY HAS BEEN RECALLED BECAUSE OF SAFETY CONCERNS IN MANY COUNTRIES EXCEPT FOR THE UNITED STATES. I FEAR HAVING MY CLUTCH FAIL WHEN I NEED THE ENGINE TO BE ENGAGED. IF I WERE TO HAVE A SUDDEN LOSS OF POWER, IT COULD EASILY CAUSE AN ACCIDENT AND ENDANGER MYSELF AND THE OCCUPANTS OF MY VEHICLE. IS THERE ANYTHING THAT CAN BE DONE TO BRING THIS PROBLEM TO THE SURFACE, AND PROMPT AN INVESTIGATION BY THE NHTSA TO LOOK INTO THIS KNOWN SAFETY ISSUE? THESE DEFECTIVE PARTS NEED TO BE RECALLED AT NO COST TO THE CONSUMER. IT SEEMS THAT NHTSA IS IGNORING THIS MATTER AT THE CONSUMER’S EXPENSE, AND THE AUTOMAKERS BENEFIT. *TR

Occurrences: 1 Injuries: 0
Fail Date: 04/08/2008 Deaths: 0
Date added to datbase: 4/9/2008

Volkswagen Jetta powertrain problem, defect, flywheel, clutch problem, Volkswagen Jetta class action, lemon law, Volkswagen Jetta defect

CONSUMER COMPLAINT: ODI Case Number: 10221621

Component: POWER TRAIN:CLUTCH ASSEMBLY

Details: 2006 JETTA TDI. DMF AND CLUTCH FAILURE AFTER 54,000 MI OF NORMAL DRIVING. CAR STUCK IN GEAR WHILE DRIVING, UNABLE TO STOP AND GO. NOT COVERED UNDER EXTENDED WARRANTY. DESCRIBED AS NORMAL WEAR AND TEAR. CHEAP DUAL MASS FLYWHEEL AND CLUTCH COMPONENTS! *TR

Occurrences: 1 Injuries: 0
Fail Date: 03/17/2008 Deaths: 0
Date added to datbase: 3/18/2008

Volkswagen Jetta powertrain problem, defect, flywheel, clutch problem, Volkswagen Jetta class action, lemon law, Volkswagen Jetta defect

CONSUMER COMPLAINT: ODI Case Number: 10219244

Component: POWER TRAIN:CLUTCH ASSEMBLY

Details: I RECENTLY PURCHASED A 2006 VW TDI USED, WITH 33K MILES. AFTER ONE DAY OF OWNERSHIP THE CLUTCH PEDAL WENT THE FLOOR. I PULLED THE PEDAL UP WITH MY TOE, AND GOT IT TO ENGAGE ONE MORE TIME, THEN BACK TO THE FLOOR. AFTER THAT, THE CAR WOULDN’T PULL ITSELF IN ANY GEAR. THE CAR NEVER SLIPPED, VIBRATED, ETC., NO SYMPTOMS OF A WORE CLUTCH, JUST INSTANT FAILURE. I CALLED VW ROADSIDE ASSISTANCE, AND VW TOWED IT TO A DEALER 3HOURS AWAY. BEFORE THE DEALER TORE INTO IT THEY CALLED ME AND SAID THAT IF IT IS DUE TO CLUTCH WEAR/ABUSE THAT IT WOULD NOT BE COVERED. AFTER SOME RESEARCH HERE ON TDICLUB, I FOUND THAT DMF, AND CLUTCH FAILURES WERE VERY COMMON AND GENERALLY WARRANTED. I TOLD THE DEALER TO GO AHEAD AND TEAR INTO THE CAR TO FIND OUT MORE. TODAY I GET A CALL AND THEY TELL ME THAT THE CLUTCH IS WORE OUT, AND THAT IT IS NOT COVERED. THE ADVISOR ON THE PHONE SAID THAT HALF THE CLUTCH ON ONE SIDE IS ALMOST COMPLETELY GONE, AND THE OTHER SIDE IS COMPLETELY GONE. AND IF I COME PICK IT NOW, I WILL ONLY BE OUT $550, OR I CAN HAVE THEM DO THE REPAIR FOR $1800. I TOLD HIM TO NOT DO ANYTHING YET, AND THAT I WOULD CALL HIM BACK TOMORROW WITH AN ANSWER. THE SERVICE ADVISOR WAS VERY NICE, AND AS HELPFUL AS HE COULD BE, BUT COULD NOT WARRANTY THE CLUTCH OR REPAIR. *TR

Occurrences: 1 Injuries: 0
Fail Date: 02/21/2008 Deaths: 0
Date added to datbase: 2/26/2008

Volkswagen Jetta powertrain problem, defect, flywheel, clutch problem, Volkswagen Jetta class action, lemon law, Volkswagen Jetta defect

CONSUMER COMPLAINT: ODI Case Number: 10215447

Component: POWER TRAIN:CLUTCH ASSEMBLY

Details: NO SYMPTOMS PRIOR TO FAILURE. WHILE EXITING FREEWAY, CLUTCH STOPPED OPERATING BETWEEN GEARS, WHILE DOWNSHIFTING. COULD NOT GET CAR BACK INTO GEAR AND HAD TO STOP IN MIDDLE OF MULTI LANE OFFRAMP, POINTING SLIGHTLY UPHILL. CLUTCH PEDAL WOULD COME ONLY HALF WAY UP. CLUTCH COULD NOT BE ENGAGED ENOUGH TO START ENGINE. AAA WAS CALLED AND ARRIVED AFTER 20 MINUTES, DURING WHICH TIME CAR REMAINED IN OFFRAMP. CAR WAS TOWED TO DEALER AND LEFT OVER LONG NEW YEAR’S WEEKEND. DEALER SERVICE DEPARTMENT INFORMED ME, ONCE THEY LOOKED AT IT, THAT THE CLUTCH HAD FAILED AND THAT I WOULD HAVE TO PAY FOR IT AS IT WAS OUT OF WARRANTY. I AGREED TO THE SERVICE SINCE THIS IS MY ONLY VEHICLE. I WAS CHARGED $1,863. FOR THE SERVICE, WHICH INCLUDED REPLACEMENT OF THE FLYWHEEL. I COMPLAINED THAT THE FLYWHEEL WAS PART OF THE ENGINE, AND SHOULD BE COVERED UNDER WARRANTY. I WAS DIRECTED TO CALL VOLKSWAGEN AND SUBMIT A COMPLAINT. I ASKED TO RETAIN THE PARTS SO THAT I COULD SEE WHAT HAD GONE WRONG. THE NEXT DAY, BEFORE CALLING VOLKSWAGEN, I DISCOVERED FROM AN INDEPENDENT SOURCE THAT VOLKSWAGEN HAS HAD A TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETIN OUT ON THE CLUTCH SINCE NOVEMBER 2007. AFTER VERIFYING FROM THE PARTS THAT I WAS COVERED, I INFORMED THE DEALERSHIP. I HAVE BEEN TOLD THEY ARE CUTTING ME A CHECK TO REPAY WHAT I SPENT ON THE REPLACEMENT. *TR

Volkswagen Jetta powertrain problem, defect, flywheel, clutch problem, Volkswagen Jetta class action, lemon law, Volkswagen Jetta defect

CONSUMER COMPLAINT: ODI Case Number: 10215407

Component: POWER TRAIN:CLUTCH ASSEMBLY

Details: WAS EXITING THE HIGHWAY AND DEPRESSED THE CLUTCH. THE CLUTCH WENT TO THE FLOOR AND I WAS UNABLE TO SHIFT GEARS. I WAS ABLE TO GET THE VEHICLE IN NEUTRAL AND GET TO THE SIDE OF THE ROAD. I HAVE LEARNED THIS IS A COMMON PROBLEM WITH PREMATURE FAILURE OF CLUTCHES ON 2006 VOLKSWAGEN JETTA TDIS. *TR

search terms class action, lemon law, Volkswagen Jetta defect

CONSUMER COMPLAINT: ODI Case Number: 10210256

Component: POWER TRAIN:CLUTCH ASSEMBLY

Details: I PURCHASED A BRAND NEW 2006 JETTA TDI (STANDARD SHIFT); AT THE TIME OF THIS INCIDENT THE VEHICLE HAD APPROX. 17,000 MILES ON IT. I WAS DRIVING ON THE HIGHWAY AND UPON DOWNSHIFTING THE CLUTCH FAILED AND THE VEHICLE WAS STUCK IN GEAR; I WAS UNABLE TO TAKE THE CAR OUT OF GEAR OR CHANGE SPEED. THIS INCIDENT LED ME TO HAVE TO DRIVE THE VEHICLE OFF TO THE SIDE OF THE HIGHWAY WHILE BEING UNABLE TO SAFELY CONTROL THE VEHICLE. UPON FURTHER INVESTIGATION IT APPEARS THAT THIS HAS BEEN A COMMON PROBLEM WITH SACHS CLUTCHES FROM VOLKSWAGEN. CLEARLY, WITHOUT A RECALL, THIS IS PUTS MANY DRIVERS IN AN EXTREMELY UNSAFE SITUATION. THE DEALER REPAIRED THIS PROBLEM FOR NO COST; HOWEVER, THEY WERE UNAWARE THAT THIS PROBLEM IS COMMON AND THAT VW HAS RECENTLY RELEASED A SERVICE BULLETIN REGARDING THE FAILING CLUTCHES. A RECALL IS THE ANSWER; HOWEVER, VW SO FAR HAS NOT HAD TO ISSUE ONE. *TR

CONSUMER COMPLAINT: ODI Case Number: 10202780

Component: POWER TRAIN:CLUTCH ASSEMBLY

Details: JUST HAD THE DUAL MASS FLYWHEEL AND CLUTCH REPLACED @ 40,000 MILES WHICH IS CRAZY. CLUTCH WAS SLIPPING AND AFTER HEARING ABOUT THE TRANSMISSIONS DESTROYED WHEN THE DMF COMES APART, I SPENT $1,400.00 CDN TO REPLACE IT. IVE DRIVEN CLUTCHES ALL MY LIFE (33 YEARS) AND NEVER HAD TO REPLACE A CLUTCH BEFORE 200,000 MILES. *TR

Voklswagen and Audi Oil Consumption Problem

Several Volkswagen and Audi vehicles have shown problems with excessive oil consumption. The excessive oil consumption requires the owner to regularly check the vehicle and can cause engine failure if the oil is not constantly replenished. Vehciles are consuming 1 quart for each 1,000 to 1,500 miles. Unfortunately, many Volkswagen dealers are not disclosing the problem.

1. NHTSA Complaints

CONSUMER COMPLAINT: ODI Case Number: 10261363

Component: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

Details: SINCE I BOUGHT MY AUDI, I HAVE HAD TO PUT OIL IN IT MANY TIMES, AND HAVE BEEN TOLD THIS IS NORMAL FOR A TURBO. I THINK THAT IS CRAZY, AND EVEN AN AUDI SERVICE MAN TOLD ME NOT ALL OF THE TURBOS DO THAT. I HAVE ALSO HAD AN ISSUE WITH THE CAR SEEMING TO LOSE POWER AND JERK ABOUT TWICE A MONTH WHEN I AM USUALLY AROUND 70 MPH. ITS ALMOST AS IF THE IGNITION IS TURNED OFF FOR 1 SECOND, THEN IT ACTS FINE. THIS IS VERY STARTLING WHEN IT HAPPENS. *TR

Occurrences: 1 Injuries: 0
Fail Date: 09/26/2008 Deaths: 0
Date added to database: 3/9/2009

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CONSUMER COMPLAINT: ODI Case Number: 10245820

Component: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE

Details: AFTER LEASING THE CAR 2 MONTHS LATER I HAD TO ADD OIL TO IT. THE ENGINE BURNS OIL LIKE CRAZY. 1 QUART OF OIL PER MONTH TO MONTH AND A HALF. THE ENGINE OIL WARNING LIGHT HAS COME SEVERAL TIMES CAUSING ME TO PULL OFF THE ROAD INTO THE CLOSEST GAS STATION TO BUY SOME OIL. DEPENDING OF WHEN IT HAPPENS, THIS HAS BEEN SOMEWHAT STRESSFUL. I HAVE BEEN TOLD THIS IS NORMAL. I DO NOT THINK SO. IF THEY HAD TOLD ME THIS, I WOULD NOT HAVE LEASED THIS CAR! *TR

Occurrences: 1 Injuries: 0
Fail Date: 04/01/2007 Deaths: 0
Date added to database: 10/17/2008

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