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Volkswagen Passat 1993
Volkswagen Of America, Inc
Safety incident date:
Apr 08, 1993
Location:
Matthews, NC

electrical short, causing resistors/fuses/electrical windows/heating/air conditioning to fail. *ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WVWJD431XPE. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Volkswagen Passat 1991
Volkswagen Of America, Inc
Safety incident date:
Apr 21, 1995
Location:
Buena Park, CA

shock occurs to anyone touching body of car, due to possible electric short.

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WVWFC4311ME. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Volkswagen Passat 1993
Volkswagen Of America, Inc
Safety incident date:
Mar 12, 1995
Location:
Colorado Spr, CO

electrical system failure, brake light don't turn on, horn would blow by itself. tt

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WVWJF4313PE. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Volkswagen Jetta 1995
Volkswagen Of America, Inc.
Safety incident date:
June 01, 1995
Location:
Anaheim, CA

electrical problems. *ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):3VWSC81H2SM. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Volkswagen Cabriolet 1985
Volkswagen Of America, Inc
Safety incident date:
Jan 01, 1995
Location:
Arcata, CA

electrical system fails to operate when first starting vehicle, causing headlights/dash lights to dim until reaching speeds greater than 5 mph.

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WVWCA0152FK. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Volkswagen Jetta 1995
Volkswagen Of America, Inc.
Location:
Massapequa Park, NY

owner states that vheicle is a total lemon.owner states that his vehicle has mutiple electrical problems which caused fire.owner notes of fuel problems ,vehicle has been in dealers many times.owner is very cocncerned about vehicle

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):3VWPD81HXSM. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Volkswagen Jetta 9999
Volkswagen Of America, Inc
Location:
San Diego, CA

due to an electrical malfunction, the vehicle stalled, there was no power steering, speedometer, head lights, or tachometer function.

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Original Owner. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle Speed: 60 mph.

Volkswagen Jetta 1996
Volkswagen Of America, Inc.
Safety incident date:
Sept 15, 1997
Location:
Honolulu, HI

consumer is experiencing problems with the electrical system, while driving the lights on the dashboard come on randomly, the windshield wipers are inopperable, owner has had vehicle into the dealer for repair. the dealer has not been able to duplicate the problem. *ak consumer stated that dealer was able to fix problem which was a faulty ignition switch, which caused all elecxtrical power to be diverted into ignition to start vehicle, the a/c radio, and dash lights were inoperable, also 2 weeks after that repair, water wasaccumulating on the floor of the back seat, passenger side air conditioning not draining properly.*jb

Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Volkswagen Corrado 1993
Volkswagen Of America, Inc
Safety incident date:
Dec 16, 1997
Location:
Willowick, OH

a short in either the power distribution module near the engine or the cooling fan circuit which is powered through the power distrubution module caught fire. vehicle was parked at time of fire.

Vehicle was on fire. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WVWDE4507PK. Vehicle was purchased on Dec 15, 1997. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Volkswagen CORRADO 1993 Drive type:FWD. Fuel System:N/A. Fuel type: gas.

Volkswagen Jetta 1998
Volkswagen Of America, Inc.
Safety incident date:
May 23, 1998
Location:
New York, NY

vehicle has experienced two electrical system failures.

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):3VWTD81H1WM. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Dec 30, 1997. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Volkswagen Passat 1994
Volkswagen Of America, Inc.
Location:
Unknown, UN

electrical system failure causing components to malfunction (a/c, sun roof, radio, power windows).

Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on June 24, 1994. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Volkswagen Golf 1996
Volkswagen Of America, Inc.
Location:
North Uxbr, MA

electrical failure resulting in replacement of every light in the car more than a few times.

Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Volkswagen Vanagon 1990
Volkswagen Of America, Inc
Location:
Salem, VA

engine miss due to design flaw, installation of electrical component with a plug on either end which fitted between the intake air sensor and the lead from the engine management computer solved missing problems.

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WV2YB0252LH. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Mar 01, 1990. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Volkswagen Jetta 1995
Volkswagen Of America, Inc.
Safety incident date:
Sept 01, 1998
Location:
Burbank, CA

start chime and radio didn't come on. had the electrical system fixed costing $586. dealer was rude and said 'these things happen', even though the car was still fairly new. the plastic visor holder on pass. side broke, replaced free by dealer, and the wraparound the passanger seat bottom broke, both replaced only because car still under full warranty. third rear brake light casing is broken. no one has touched it. dealer will not replace it for free. will cost $80. vw of america called after i complained and said "sorry, can't finacially help you."

Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Jan 01, 1995. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Volkswagen JETTA 1995 Drive type:FWD. Fuel System:N/A. Fuel type: gas.

Volkswagen Corrado 1992
Volkswagen Of America, Inc
Location:
Margate, FL

numerous electrical system problems.

Vehicle was purchased on July 25, 1995. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Volkswagen CORRADO 1992 Drive type:RWD. Fuel System:N/A.

Volkswagen Passat 1998
Volkswagen Of America, Inc.
Location:
Irvine, CA

electrical system failures continually, unable to rectify failure which causes many component failures.

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WVWMD63B5WE. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on May 01, 1998. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Volkswagen Jetta 1999
Volkswagen Of America, Inc.
Safety incident date:
Jan 01, 1999
Location:
Grand Prairie, TX

electrical system malfunctioned, causing the interior lights and instrument lights to go on and off, affecting visibility and may result in an accident. please provide further information and vin#. *ak

Original Owner. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Volkswagen Jetta 1996
Volkswagen Of America, Inc.
Safety incident date:
Dec 24, 1997
Location:
Sutter, CA

this jetta has had electrical problems since 8 months after purchase. first, it was the 'door ajar' chime(11/96), then the air conditioner on/off, 6/97, then the 'headlight is on' buzzer and the 'coolant warning' light began flashing on, 12/97, coolant warning light flashing again 5/98 , and finally coolant warning light flashing constantly 6/98.

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Volkswagen Jetta 1987
Volkswagen Of America, Inc
Safety incident date:
Feb 06, 1998
Location:
Gloucester City, NJ

power went off/ lights/engine failed at 65 mph on hwy for about 2 seconds. then came back on as if nothing happened. never did it since. not sure what failed, but it was scary. *ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WVWGB0169HW. Vehicle was purchased on Sept 01, 1997. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Volkswagen JETTA 1987 Drive type:FWD. Fuel System:N/A. Fuel type: gas. Vehicle Speed: 65 mph.

Volkswagen Beetle 1998
Volkswagen Of America, Inc
Safety incident date:
Apr 12, 1999
Location:
Lovato, CA

passenger's side window doesn't work. also, remote contro is works intermittently, and when the radio is on the tape deck will play. *ak

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):3GWBB6ICOWM. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.


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