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Common Volkswagen Jetta Problems

If your Volkswagen Jetta has recurring problems that won’t go away, it may be considered a lemon.

Under the California Lemon Law, a lemon is a vehicle with recurring problems that will not go away, despite a reasonable number of repair attempts by authorized repair facilities. These problems must negatively impact the use, safety or value of your vehicle.

Many owners and lessees of Volkswagen Jetta vehicles report problems that do just that. Learn more about common problems that 2015–2019 Volkswagen Jetta owners and lessees report in their vehicles. If one of these problems repeatedly appears in your Volkswagen Jetta, you may need to talk to a lemon law attorney about your case.

Brake Problems

Volkswagen Jetta vehicles come with Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB) systems that malfunction and cause random braking. The AEB systems are supposed to detect obstacles and, if the driver does not respond in time, trigger the brakes. However, these systems pick up false alarms and randomly brake in unsafe situations.

Other signs of faulty brakes may include odd, loud noises. Worst-case scenario, the brakes on a Volkswagen Jetta may outright fail.

Electrical Problems

Random activation of windshield wipers and other systems may point to faulty electrical systems in your Volkswagen Jetta.

Some drivers have reported that, as a supposed means of preventing damage to the battery, their Volkswagen Jetta cars suddenly shut off.

However, sudden shut-offs are not an effective safety measure for vehicles – it just increases the risk of vehicle collisions.

Fuel System Problems

Excessive fuel consumption is a common complaint in lemon vehicles. If your Volkswagen Jetta experiences this problem, it may be a sign of a faulty fuel system.

Aside from guzzling oil, signs of a fuel system defect include fuel leaks, fuel odors and fuel pump failure. Any fuel system problems could result in a vehicle that unsafe to drive. Look for signs of any fuel system problems that could make your vehicle unusable.

Engine Problems

The illumination of your Check Engine Light is just one sign that your Volkswagen Jetta may be experiencing engine problems.

That being said, the lack of a flashing light is not a surefire sign that your engine is problem-free. If you own or lease a Volkswagen Jetta, you may have to watch out for commonly reported problems such as excessive oil consumption, lack of acceleration, and engine stalling or shut-offs.

Transmission Problems

Transmission problems are commonly reported in lemon vehicles. Some of these problems might appear in your Volkswagen Jetta.

Jetta owners and lessees have reporting shifting problems, such as slipping, clunking and hard shifting. Not only that, drivers have reported grinding noises when they attempt to shift and, to make matters worse, transmission fluid leaks.

If you see any of these transmission problems repeatedly appear in your Volkswagen Jetta, it may be time to talk to a lemon law attorney about your situation.

Contact a California Lemon Law Attorney

If problems persist in your Volkswagen Jetta despite multiple repair attempts, your vehicle may be a lemon.

Owners and lessees of “lemons” or defective vehicles are entitled to cash compensation, a vehicle replacement or a lemon law buyback. Knight Law Group has helped thousands of lemon owners and lessees obtain these rewards under the California Lemon Law with a success rate in excess of 99%.

Don’t go through the lemon law process alone. Our experienced California lemon law attorneys can provide legal representation at no up-front cost to you. If you want to learn more about the California Lemon Law or have specific questions about your case, fill out our contact form or call us for a free consultation at 877-217-7676.

Lemon Law Help by Knight Law Group is an automotive lemon law firm that exclusively practices in California. If you are a California resident who purchased or leased a defective vehicle from a licensed dealership in California, we may be able to help you get rid of your potential lemon and recover significant cash compensation. Model year restrictions apply: 2017–Present vehicle models only.

However, we cannot help those who reside outside of California or purchased their vehicle outside of California unless they are active duty members of the Armed Forces, nor will we be able to refer those to a lemon law firm in their states.

To learn more about the California Lemon Law and your legal rights, visit our guides on the California Lemon Law and Used Car Lemon Law for more information.

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