Last post on Jan 22, 2012 at 2:56 PM
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Volkswagen Jetta, Future Vehicle, Sedan
#247 of 258 Re: 2003 jetta not start [2003vwjetta]
Sep 06, 2011 (5:37 pm)
If it is an automatic, check the brake-pedal switch and neutral switch. The starter will not enguage if any of the safety-switches are not made.
If it is a manual xmission, check the clutch interlock swith.
#248 of 258 Re: 2011 Jetta [bvdj84]
Sep 12, 2011 (3:29 pm)
I am having the same issue.... my horn works one day and not the next. i brought it in they said it's good to go and the next day it doesn't work again... sometimes when im driving it says NO KEY !!! I love my jetta but it's getting on my nerves... i am not going to the dealership every week especially one i only get one day off.....
#249 of 258 2011 Jetta pulling defect
Oct 04, 2011 (11:37 am)
Currently dealing w same issue in regards to 2011 Jetta pulling to right. After four services regarding same issue, well now vehicle pulls to both the right and left. Feel its a defective unsafe vehicle, hence a possible Lemon. Ugh.
#250 of 258 Re: Factory alignment problem 2011 jetta se [focusartists]
Oct 04, 2011 (11:41 am)
I currently have the same issue w the 2011 Jetta. In service 4 times, now pulls to right snd to left. Exhausted w the whole situation, completely and utterly unacceptable.
#251 of 258 Re: Aux in jack mystery [phissith]
Oct 07, 2011 (5:26 pm)
Just wanted to thank you for your instructions on how to get the aux to work on the Jetta. I, too, could not get anywhere by reading the manual, no matter how hard I tried. Very frustrating!!! I googled a couple of times, and then found your letter. I tried it, and it works. Thank you so very much.
#252 of 258 Jetta Review
Dec 01, 2011 (9:14 am)
White Gold, Tan interior
I have had my Jetta about a year now. 15,500 miles already. I am really enjoying it! I can honestly say that for the money, I chose the right car. The love the engine, I came from an 08 G6 4cyl and this engine is night and day better!! Though similar specs. It is refined, smooth and quick. The car drives well and is composed. The car feels solid. The car has plenty of space. The rear is good for a car seat and family to ride in and not feel cramped. The truck is big too! Love the stereo system! It is clean, and offers many options. I like to stream through blue tooth using my iphone.
The materials used could be better, such as the door handles. But, it still looks good! I guess that is the point right? The dash is fine, you don't touch that. But, the tan interior looks better in my opinion than the black. I still get people asking about my car. They love the color combo.
When I detail the car, it is so easy to clean. The tan seats are easy to wipe clean. Literally looks the same as when I bought it. I never use cleaner or shine on the interior finishes. I have yet to actually wax the car myself, but the dealer did earlier this year and I have a membership at a car wash. The paint still looks shiny and waterproof.
Horns had to be replaced
Stereo screen has went white a couple times in the summer. Hasn't happened in a long time again.
I can honestly say that I can't think of another car I want right now. Other than the GLI, but in this price line, it is a great value. I feel like I drive a higher priced car!!
I am glad to be in a VW.
#253 of 258 2011 Jetta squeals
Jan 22, 2012 (2:56 pm)
#254 of 258 2011 Jetta squeals
Jan 09, 2012 (4:19 pm)
Hello I just bought a 2011 jetta SE (auto) with 6500 miles.
I noticed that when I am backing out of parking spaces or turning and I have the need to turn the "wheels" all the way I get a squealing sound from underneath the car.
I have stopped mid squeal to see if for some reason, the tires were hitting or rubbing on the front bumper. There appeared to be no contact. But after getting back into my car and continuing the maneuver, the squeal stops.
Has anyone else experienced this?
Any and all information is greatly appreciated.
#255 of 258 Re: 2011 Jetta squeals [sdsun]
Jan 09, 2012 (4:28 pm)
One is never EVER supposed to hold the steering-wheel against the "stop" for any reason. This puts excessive load on the power-steering components. This fact is mentioned in the owners-manual of every vehicle I have ever owned. (Asian, German, domestic.... all of them)
I believe your 2011 VW has ELECTRIC power-steering. It may be a belt slipping you are hearing.
#256 of 258 Re: 2011 Jetta squeals [bpeebles]
Jan 09, 2012 (5:47 pm)
Thank you for your reply.
I have not owned a VW in 10 years and my other current vehicles are Audis. I have never experienced this in my life.
Unfortunately, since it was a used car, it did not come with an owner's manual. I plan on purchasing one soon.
I was not sure if that problem was a defect in the redesigned Jetta. Thank you for your wisdom and kindness.