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2015 Volkswagen Jetta Reliability Ratings

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2015 Volkswagen Jetta Recalls

There have been 8 safety recalls issued from NHTSA.

POWER TRAIN:CLUTCH ASSEMBLY Recall Date: 12/05/2019
  • Summary: Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Volkswagen) is recalling certain 2013-2015 Jetta Hybrid vehicles equipped with a DQ200 7-Speed DSG Automatic Transmission. Hairline cracks can develop within the transmission electronic gearbox (mechatronic unit), causing an internal transmission oil leak and a decrease in oil pressure.
  • Potential Number of Units Affected: 2167
  • Consequence: A decrease in transmission oil pressure can cause the clutch to fail to engage, resulting in a sudden loss of drive power, increasing the risk of a crash.
  • Remedy: Volkswagen will notify owners, and dealers will update the transmission software, free of charge. The software remedy is currently under development. The recall is expected to begin February 4, 2020. Owners may contact Volkswagen customer service at 1-800-893-5298. Volkswagen's number for this recall is 34J6.
  • Dates of Manufacture: NOV 06, 2011 to MAR 26, 2015
  • Manufacturer Recall Number: 34J6
  • NHTSA Campaign ID: 19V866000
UNKNOWN OR OTHER Recall Date: 09/24/2019
  • Summary: Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Volkswagen) is recalling certain 2017 Volkswagen Passat, 2018 Tiguan LWB, 2007-2009 Jetta Sedan, 2011-2013, 2015 and 2019 Jetta, 2013 Jetta Hybrid, 2008-2009 Jetta Sportwagen, 2015 Golf Sportwagen, 2013 Golf, 2008-2010 and 2012-2013 Beetle and Beetle Convertible, 2008-2010 Beetle, and Beetle Convertible vehicles. Modifications made while the vehicles were in an internal evaluation period may cause the affected vehicles to not comply with all of the applicable regulatory requirements.
  • Potential Number of Units Affected: 113
  • Consequence: If the vehicles do not meet all regulatory requirements, there could be an increased risk of a crash, fire, or injury.
  • Remedy: Volkswagen will notify owners and repurchase the affected vehicles. The recall began November 6, 2019. Owners may contact Volkswagen customer service at 1-800-893-5298. Volkswagen's number for this recall is 01D7. Note: This recall is an expansion of NHTSA recall number 18V-329.
  • Dates of Manufacture: DEC 26, 2013 to DEC 26, 2013
  • Manufacturer Recall Number: 01D7
  • NHTSA Campaign ID: 19V679000
STEERING:COLUMN LOCKING:ANTI-THEFT DEVICE Recall Date: 08/21/2019
  • Summary: Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Volkswagen) is recalling certain 2015-2019 GTI, 2015-2016 and 2018-2019 Golf, 2012-2019 Beetle and Beetle Convertible, 2017-2019 Golf SportWagen and 2011-2018 Jetta vehicles equipped with an automatic transmission, manual handbrake and keyless entry. A build-up of silicate on the shift lever micro switch contacts may enable the key to be removed from the ignition when the transmission shift lever is not in "Park."
  • Potential Number of Units Affected: 679027
  • Consequence: Removing the key while the shift lever is in a position other than "Park" increases the risk of an unintended vehicle rollaway that may result in personal injury or a crash.
  • Remedy: Volkswagen will notify owners, and dealers will install an additional switch and circuit board, free of charge. The recall began November 19, 2019. Owners may contact Volkswagen customer service at 1-800-893-5298. Volkswagen's number for this recall is 37M2.
  • Dates of Manufacture: JUL 10, 2014 to DEC 08, 2017
  • Manufacturer Recall Number: 37M2
  • NHTSA Campaign ID: 19V615000
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:POWER ASSIST:VACUUM Recall Date: 10/25/2015
  • Summary: Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Volkswagen) is recalling certain model year 2015-2016 Jetta, Beetle, Beetle Convertible, Passat, Golf and Golf SportWagen vehicles. In the affected vehicles, the camshaft lobe that drives the brake vacuum pump may shear off, resulting in a loss of brake assist.
  • Potential Number of Units Affected: 91867
  • Consequence: If the camshaft lobe shears off there would be a loss of brake assist, lengthening the distance needed to stop the vehicle and increasing the risk of a crash.
  • Remedy: Volkswagen dealer will update the engine control module (ECM) software. The recall began March 2016. Owners may contact Volkswagen customer service at 1-800-822-8987. Volkswagen's number for this recall is 23R1.
  • Dates of Manufacture: NOV 11, 2014 to SEP 28, 2015
  • Manufacturer Recall Number: 23R1
  • NHTSA Campaign ID: 15V705000
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL:SENSOR/CONTROL MODULE Recall Date: 10/06/2015
  • Summary: Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Volkswagen) is recalling certain model year 2015 Jetta vehicles manufactured September 8, 2014, to November 28, 2014, Golf vehicles manufactured April 2, 2014, to December 3, 2014, and E-Golf vehicles manufactured July 26, 2014, to October 18, 2014. The affected vehicles are equipped a Passenger Occupant Detection System (PODS) that may have been manufactured improperly. As a result, the front passenger seat occupant may be improperly classified or may not be detected.
  • Potential Number of Units Affected: 993
  • Consequence: In the event of a crash, if the front passenger seat occupant is incorrectly classified or non-detected, the passenger frontal air bag may deploy improperly or not at all, increasing the risk of occupant injury.
  • Remedy: Volkswagen will notify owners, and dealers will replace the PODS control module, free of charge. The recall began on November 20, 2015. Owners may contact Volkswagen customer service at 1-800-893-5298. Volkswgen's number for this recall is 69L6.
  • Dates of Manufacture: SEP 07, 2014 to NOV 27, 2014
  • Manufacturer Recall Number: 69L6
  • NHTSA Campaign ID: 15V627000
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:FUEL INJECTION SYSTEM:FUEL RAIL Recall Date: 01/22/2015
  • Summary: Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Volkswagen) is recalling certain model year 2014-2015 Jetta vehicles manufactured March 28, 2014, to November 24, 2014, 2014-2015 Passat vehicles manufactured April 7, 2014, to November 18, 2014, 2015 Golf and GTI vehicles manufactured July 1, 2014, to November 20, 2014, and 2014-2015 Beetle and Beetle Convertible vehicles manufactured March 31, 2014, to November 27, 2014. A sealing cap at the fuel rail may fail, allowing fuel to leak into the engine compartment.
  • Potential Number of Units Affected: 44658
  • Consequence: A fuel leak, in the presence of an ignition source, can result in a vehicle fire.
  • Remedy: Volkswagen will notify owners, and dealers will replace the fuel rails with new parts, free of charge. The recall began February 6, 2015. Owners may contact Volkswagen customer service at 1-800-822-8987. Volkswagen's number for this recall is 24BL. Note: This recall expands and supersedes recall 14V-809 (Volkswagen recall number 24Bi) and only affects vehicles not previously repaired under that campaign.
  • Dates of Manufacture: MAR 27, 2014 to NOV 23, 2014
  • Manufacturer Recall Number: 24BL
  • NHTSA Campaign ID: 15V028000
EXTERIOR LIGHTING:HEADLIGHTS Recall Date: 12/14/2014
  • Summary: Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Volkswagen) is recalling certain model year 2015 Jetta vehicles manufactured July 11, 2014, to November 13, 2014. Due to incorrect software within the headlight control module, the low beam headlights may turn off when high beam lights are turned on. As a result, the light output from the headlights may be insufficient. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 108. "Lamps, Reflective Devices, and Associated Equipment."
  • Potential Number of Units Affected: 25007
  • Consequence: Insufficient headlight output may increase the risk of a crash.
  • Remedy: Volkswagen will notify owners, and dealers will update the headlight control module software, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in January 2015. Owners may contact Volkswagen customer service at 1-800-893-5298. Volkswagen's number for this recall is 57F6.
  • Dates of Manufacture: JUL 10, 2014 to NOV 12, 2014
  • Manufacturer Recall Number: 57F6
  • NHTSA Campaign ID: 14V790000
SEATS Recall Date: 10/23/2014
  • Summary: Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Volkswagen) is recalling certain model year 2015 Volkswagen Jetta and Passat vehicles manufactured September 23, 2014, to October 9, 2014, and equipped with manual front seatback recliners. In the affected vehicles, the seatback recliner retaining bracket may not engage correctly, resulting in unexpected movement of the seatback.
  • Potential Number of Units Affected: 393
  • Consequence: Unexpected movement of the driver's seatback may distract the driver, increasing the risk of a crash.
  • Remedy: Volkswagen will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the assembly of the seatback recliner retaining bracket, correcting it as necessary, free of charge. The recall began in October 2014. Owners may contact Volkswagen customer service at 1-800-893-5298. Volkswagen's number for this recall is 72F1.
  • Dates of Manufacture: SEP 29, 2014 to SEP 30, 2014
  • Manufacturer Recall Number: 72F1
  • NHTSA Campaign ID: 14V670000

2015 Volkswagen Jetta Warranty

The 2015 Volkswagen Jetta comes with a three-year/36,000-mile new vehicle limited warranty and a five-year/60,000-mile powertrain limited warranty.

Warranty information last updated: 7/11/19

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