2013 Volkswagen JETTA Power Train Problems, Complaints and Defects, Recalls and Failures

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2013 Volkswagen JETTA Power Train Problems, Complaints and Defects

 Issue ID1700254
 Internal NHTSA #11366583
 ManufacurerVolkswagen Group of America, Inc.
 Model Year2013
 File date10/07/20
Product type codeVEHICLE
 Description of the problemI started my car with no issue but when it was put into reverse it began making a horrible clunking/grinding noise then shut off and could not start after. To be clear: the car was in motion before making the noise and shutting down, but had not gone far before dying. I did not make it out of the parking lot. It hadn't had any issues at all before this and has always had it's maintenance taken care of on time. We took it to a vw dealership to have it checked and it turned out that the entire transmission needed to be replaced. We had it replaced and it seemed to be running okay, but as soon as we took it home it wouldn't start up again. We once again took it to a dealership and found that the mechatronic unit was also bad. We had taken it in to have it checked since we heard there was a recall on the mechatronic units in some vw vehicles but we're told that it didn't apply to our vin number. I believe that they did not include a number of different cars in the recall that should have been included. I am definitely not the first person to have this happen after being told that the recall didn't apply to their call.
 Vehicle Mileage at Failure150000
Number of Occurences
Source of the issueNHTSA WEB SITE
 City and StateLEHI, UT
 Was vehicle invloved in a crash?N
 Was vehicle involved in a fire?N
 Was incedent reported to police?N
 Was medical attention required?N
 Was part original equipment?
No. of injured persons
No. of fatalities
 Date of purchase30/06/22
Was original owner?N
Anti-lock brakesN
Cruise controlN
Number of cylinders
Drive train type
Transmission type
 Vehicle speed5
 DoT tire identifier
 Tire size
 Location of tire code
 Type of tire failure code
 Was defective tire repaired?
 Date of manufacture
Type of child seat code
Type of restraint
 Dealer's name
 Dealer's telephone number
 Dealer's city
 Dealer's state code
 Dealer's ZIP code
  • What is Recall?

    A recall is when a product is removed from the market or a correction is made to the product because it is either defective or potentially harmful.
  • What is Failure?

    Failure is the state or condition of not meeting a desirable or intended objective, and may be viewed as the opposite of success. Product failure ranges from failure to sell the product to fracture of the product, in the worst cases leading to personal injury, the province of forensic engineering.
  • What is Defect?

    Non-conformance of a car component with the specified requirements, or non-fulfillment of user expectations, including the safety aspects.



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