2013 Volkswagen JETTA Service Brakes Problems, Complaints and Defects, Recalls and Failures

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2013 Volkswagen JETTA Service Brakes Problems, Complaints and Defects

 Issue ID1009531
 Internal NHTSA #10542648
 ManufacurerVolkswagen of America, Inc.
 Model Year2013
 File date07/09/13
Product type codeVEHICLE
 Description of the problemWhen driving my jetta in "s" (sport selection on the transmission) on a surface street i came to a red light. I started braking and the brakes felt spongy and unresponsive. I tried pressing on the brake pedal with more force but was not getting much braking response. The vehicle took a very long distance to respond compared to its response time when in "d" (drive selection on the transmission). Lucky i am an early barker and there was not a car in front of me so the vehicle only went into the intersection a short distance before it stopped. When finally at a stop i kept steady pressure on the brake pedal. After a few seconds of being at a complete stop i noticed the brake pedal was sinking towards the floor board. It felt like it does when you are bleeding air out of the lines. While at the stop the brake pedal sank further, at first slowly, and then with one final quick movement the brake pedal sank completely to the floor board of the car. The only time i have ever experienced this type of brake activity is with older cars when one is performing the task of bleeding the brakes. If i had been tapped from behind the car would have been sent into the intersection. During this incident i noticed that the tachometer was running at 900 rpm even though the car was at a "complete", or better stated, the brake was pressed all the way to the floor, with no additional braking pressure available. I feel very unsure and unsafe when i go to use my brakes and have to allow several extra car lengths in front of me to ensure that i am able to stop the vehicle in time.
 Vehicle Mileage at Failure2186
Number of Occurences1
Source of the issueNHTSA WEB SITE
 City and StateFALLBROOK, CA
 Was vehicle invloved in a crash?N
 Was vehicle involved in a fire?N
 Was incedent reported to police?N
 Was medical attention required?
 Was part original equipment?
No. of injured persons0
No. of fatalities0
 Date of purchase29/06/22
Was original owner?N
Anti-lock brakesN
Cruise controlN
Number of cylinders4
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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