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Volkswagen Eos 2010
Volkswagen Of America, Inc
Safety incident date:
Mar 20, 2012
Location:
Woodhaven, NY

tl* the contact owns a 2010 volkswagen eos. while driving at approximately 50 mph, the contact noticed a rumbling noise and a speed warning light illuminated on the instrument panel. the vehicle was taken to the dealer for a diagnostic test. the technician stated that a piece of metal under the hood became loose and was causing the noise. the failure continued after the removal of the metal. the vehicle was taken back to the dealer. the technicians replaced a part in the transmission, but the contact was not aware of which part was replaced. the vehicle was repaired. the approximate failure mileage was 11,000. updated 06/05/12 *bf the dealer stated the flywheel was defective.

Mileage was 11000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WVWBA7AH6AV. Vehicle was purchased on June 22, 2010. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 4 cylinders. Volkswagen EOS 2010 Drive type:FWD. Fuel System:Fuel injection. Fuel type: gas. Vehicle Speed: 50 mph. Dealer's name: Koepell Volkswagen . Dealer's telephone number: 718-728-1400 . Dealer's city: Flushing . Dealer's state code: NY. Dealer's zipcode: 11377 .

Volkswagen Jetta 2006
Volkswagen Of America, Inc
Safety incident date:
Apr 15, 2012
Location:
Santa Ana, CA

engine stalled while driving at low speed approaching a stop light and could not restart the engine. the engine cranked but would not start. this has happened several times and re-occurred even after the dealer replaced the fuel pump and filter. after only 40 miles and one day of driving it is at the dealer for repair. *js

Mileage was 84244 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):3VWST71K06M. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 4 cylinders. Volkswagen JETTA 2006 Drive type:FWD. Fuel System:Fuel injection. Fuel type: diesel. Vehicle Speed: 5 mph.

Volkswagen Jetta 2011
Volkswagen Of America, Inc
Safety incident date:
Apr 19, 2012
Location:
Cary, IL

car is a 2011 vw jetta tdi. i was told by the vw dealer that the high pressure fuel pump had fallen apart causing metal to go through the fuel system.i bought the car new in july of 2011.volkwagen is replacing the entire fuel system but i am concerned that damage may have already been done to the engine. *js

Mileage was 29000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):3VW3L7AJ0BM. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 4 cylinders. Volkswagen JETTA 2011 Drive type:FWD. Fuel type: diesel. Vehicle Speed: 45 mph.

Volkswagen Jetta 2010
Volkswagen Of America, Inc
Safety incident date:
Apr 18, 2012
Location:
Port St Lucie, FL

driving on interstate at 70mph. engine glowplug light and main failure light came on and engine quit. dealer advised failure was due to high pressure fuel pump failure. *js

Mileage was 56300 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):3VWTL8AJ4AM. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 4 cylinders. Volkswagen JETTA 2010 Drive type:FWD. Fuel type: diesel. Vehicle Speed: 70 mph.

Volkswagen Jetta 2009
Volkswagen Of America, Inc
Safety incident date:
Apr 28, 2012
Location:
Hughes Springs, TX

i was driving up a hill in a neighboring town and my car lost all power almost instantly. my ""mdf" read "engine fault workshop" and my glow plug light (since this is a diesel powered vehicle) started rapidly flashing. i was able to shift the car to neutral and coast to the top of the hill, then once reaching the apex of the hill, coast into a grocery store parking lot. my car was completely dead, and i had to tow it to the dealer. *js

Mileage was 78209 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):3VWAL71K29M. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 4 cylinders. Volkswagen JETTA 2009 Drive type:FWD. Fuel type: diesel. Vehicle Speed: 40 mph.

Volkswagen Jetta 2010
Volkswagen Of America, Inc
Safety incident date:
May 09, 2012
Location:
San Jose, CA

i'm was driving up hills with 38 mph notice that glow plug light flashing the car lost all power almost instantly. fortunately i was able to managed the car to emergency lane. lucky that i'm not on the freeway and i didn't have my 6 years old son with me at that time. this is a safety issue that we need to address to vwgoa so they can do a recall. you can find 100 or more same failures at www.tdiclub.com, some of the member had to replaced the hpfp twice. dealer found hpfp failures. metal found in the fuel pump due to hpfp self-destruction. repaired and paid for by vw. replaced the whole fuel system, tank, 3 fuel pumps, all lines and hoses. *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 47627 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):3VWRL7AJ3AJ. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle Speed: 38 mph.

Volkswagen Passat 2006
Volkswagen Of America, Inc
Safety incident date:
May 01, 2012
Location:
Howell, NJ

driving car normally then check engine light and epc light came on and engine lost power and failed to shift normally. brought to vw dealer who told me that the oil pump bolt had worked itself loose and ruined the valve timing chains and adjusters and oil pump. vw of north america failed to accept any responsibility for the failure and refused any monetary help with the repair that is estimated to be $3500. *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 91000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WVWEU73C96P. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 6 cylinders. Fuel type: gas. Vehicle Speed: 35 mph.

Volkswagen Gti 2007
Volkswagen Of America, Inc
Safety incident date:
Mar 23, 2012
Location:
Waldorf, MD

while approaching a stop light the vehicle shut off with no advance notice of any problems. the battery light came on as the vehicle was shutting off. the vehicle would not immediately restart. after six tries, in morning rush hour traffic, the vehicle finally restarted. several vehicles had to swerve around me to keep from running in the rear of the vehicle. at least one othe incident has happened since then with the engine light coming on. *tt

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 48003 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WVWFV71K37W. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 4 cylinders. Volkswagen GTI 2007 Drive type:FWD. Fuel type: gas. Vehicle Speed: 30 mph.

Volkswagen Passat 2009
Volkswagen Of America, Inc
Safety incident date:
May 03, 2012
Location:
Allen, TX

this was a very dangerous experience. after stopped at one traffic light, the engine was total shut down when i press the acceleration pedal. car stopped in the middle of the road right after the car made the left turn. then i restarted the engine, it seemed normal, but after only 300 yards when i hit the gas pedal, the engine stalked again. car just parked in the middle of the road. i restarted the engine again, this time the check engine light was on, and same problem happened after the car barely ran over 400 yards. i finally drove to home with 7 or 8 restarts for 4 miles. then on may 21, i called aaa to tow my car to a local vw dealer. in the morning of may 22, the dealer's service adviser called me that the high pressure fuel pump was broken and need to be replaced. the cost including diagnose is $873. however, around 4pm in the afternoon, the dealer called again and advised that the replacement of fuel pump does not solve the problem. the dealer has made call to vw for the technical support. *tt

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 25000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WVWML73CX9E. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 4 cylinders. Volkswagen PASSAT 2009 Drive type:FWD. Fuel type: gas. Vehicle Speed: 20 mph.

Volkswagen Routan 2010
Volkswagen Of America, Inc
Safety incident date:
May 02, 2012
Location:
Potsdam, NY

this is the third experience we have had of our car shutting off all of the sudden. the first time it happened i could hardly pull the car off the road because when it shut off i was on the highway and was very difficult to steer of the road. the second and third time this happened i was in town and also had a hard time pulling over. after each incident i had to turn key to off position put car in park and restart it. then it seemed to be ok until the next time it happened. this is very scary and could cause an accident. i am scared to drive this car now. [xxx] information redacted pursuant to the freedom of information act (foia), 5 u.s.c. 552(b)(6). *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 29000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2V4RW3D1XAR. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle Speed: 55 mph.

Volkswagen Jetta 2012
Volkswagen Of America, Inc
Safety incident date:
Mar 09, 2012
Location:
Aberdeen, MD

on 9 march 2012, i bought a vw tdi jetta sportswagen with automatic transmission. from the time i took possession of the vehicle, the transmission bucked, hesitated, and lunged. i took the car back to the dealership on 26 april to have it examined, but they said that it was ?normal? and there was nothing wrong with the vehicle. i told them that if that was normal, i was surprised that anyone would want to buy one. after 2 months of this, i took the car back and exchanged it for one with a manual transmission. i believe the so-called automatic transmission (which is really a manual transmission with 2 clutches controlled by a computer) is inherently dangerous. *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):3VWPL7AJ4CM. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Volkswagen Passat 2002
Volkswagen Of America, Inc
Safety incident date:
May 31, 2012
Location:
Chicago, IL

tl* the contact owns a 2002 volkswagen passat. the contact stated that while driving 30 mph, the check engine light illuminated and the vehicle stalled. she was able to restart the vehicle after 45 minutes. the vehicle was taken to the dealer. the dealer replaced the rear catalytic convertor but the failure continued. the manufacturer was not contacted. the failure and current mileage was 102,000. the vin was not available.

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 102000 miles. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle Speed: 30 mph.

Volkswagen Cc 2009
Volkswagen Of America, Inc
Safety incident date:
May 24, 2012
Location:
Hanford, CA

tl* the contact owns a 2009 volkswagen cc. the contact stated that while driving 45 mph, the vehicle stalled and the amp warning lamp illuminated. the contact mentioned that the vehicle started to make a loud popping noise and blue smoke was emitted from under the engine compartment. shortly after, the vehicle had become completely engulfed in flames. the fire department was contacted and no injuries were reported. the vehicle was destroyed. the vehicle was not taken to the dealer and the manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. the failure and current mileage was 32,000.

Vehicle was on fire. 0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 32000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WVWHL73C49E. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle Speed: 45 mph.

Volkswagen Passat 2008
Volkswagen Of America, Inc
Safety incident date:
June 03, 2012
Location:
Glen Ellyn, IL

while parked in the lot, the engine area caught on fire and burned the front half of the car before the fire department put it out. *tr

Vehicle was on fire. 0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 40000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WVWAK73C08E. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 4 cylinders. Fuel type: gas. Vehicle Speed: 0 mph.

Volkswagen Passat 2009
Volkswagen Of America, Inc
Safety incident date:
May 26, 2012
Location:
Evans, GA

tl* the contact owns a 2009 volkswagen passat. the contact stated that while driving at various speeds, the vehicle's engine stalled without warning. the failure was experienced several times and the vehicle was taken to the dealer several times for the failure. the dealer performed a diagnostic which located the failure at the battery. the dealer replaced the battery, fuel pump and the fuel pump control module but the failure was not corrected. the vehicle continued to stall sporadically. the manufacturer was made aware of the failure but the vehicle was not repaired. the failure and the current mileage were 62,800 updated 07/11/12*lj

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 62800 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WVWJK73C09P. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Dec 30, 2008. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 4 cylinders. Volkswagen PASSAT 2009 Drive type:FWD. Fuel System:Turbo. Fuel type: gas. Volkswagen PASSAT 2009 Engine Transmission Type: AUTO. Vehicle Speed: 35 mph. Dealer's name: Gerald Jones Vw . Dealer's telephone number: 706-228-6900 . Dealer's city: Augusta . Dealer's state code: GA. Dealer's zipcode: 30907 .

Volkswagen Jetta 2006
Volkswagen Of America, Inc
Safety incident date:
June 04, 2012
Location:
Burlington, NJ

on highway going approx 60 mph, car locked up, skidding for about 50 feet. was unable to engage clutch, engine was still running though. got car towed to dealership, discovered engine mount bolt had sheared off, car has never been in an accident and has had all oil changes/etc ( 2k miles late for 60k service). *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 62353 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):3VWCT71K06M. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 4 cylinders. Fuel type: diesel. Vehicle Speed: 60 mph.

Volkswagen Passat 2000
Volkswagen Of America, Inc
Safety incident date:
Aug 20, 2010
Location:
Elk Grove, CA

check engine turned on. my car starts to lose power. there was a misfire at #2 cylinder according to the auto mechanic.. in a stopped position or when i turn car off, i smell something burning. had new coil installed and did a road test. the car was still misfiring. checked again, and all ignition coils needed to be replaced. in 01/2012, again, there was a misfire at the #2 cylinder. the burning smell returned. i had that repaired. in 05/2012, again, there was a misfire at the #3 cylinder. the burning smell returned. i had that repaired. *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 13430 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WVWMA23B6YP. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 4 cylinders. Fuel type: gas.

Volkswagen Passat 2006
Volkswagen Of America, Inc
Safety incident date:
Mar 27, 2012
Location:
Corvallis, OR

2006 vw passat 3.6l 4motion, 81k miles. check engine light (cel) and electronic power control (epc) lights came on at cruising speed. codes pointed to a cam/crank timing issue. access to timing chain on this model/trim requires removal of transmission. upon removal, technician discovered that the oil pump bolt had completely sheared off which could have led to complete engine failure; the only thing keeping the oil pump assembly in place was the cover. the oil pump bolt for this model/trim appears to be defective. *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 81000 miles. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle Speed: 50 mph.

Volkswagen Passat 2006
Volkswagen Of America, Inc
Safety incident date:
June 11, 2012
Location:
Lebanon, NJ

it's very common knowledge that the model year 2006 and 2007 3.6 engines have a fatal flaw. the oil pump bolt as installed from the factory was either specified wrong, installed wrong, or has some other defect. the engine lost power and check engine light came on. i got misfiring codes in all cylinders. the engine in my car was replaced at 11k acording with vw records because of this same issue that resulted in an fatal engine failure. the issue is the bolt that hold the oil pump in place. it comes loose or brakes in half. vw needs to recall this since it is a factory issue. *jb

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 11000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WVWDU73CX6P. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 6 cylinders. Volkswagen PASSAT 2006 Drive type:AWD. Fuel System:Fuel injection. Fuel type: gas. Vehicle Speed: 65 mph.

Volkswagen Jetta 2005
Volkswagen Of America, Inc
Safety incident date:
Aug 10, 2010
Location:
Spring Lake, NJ

2005.5 new jetta tdi diesel.cam shaft defect. worn lobes and cylinder head damage. replaced timing belt as well. *js

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 166071 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):3VWST71K45M. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 4 cylinders. Volkswagen JETTA 2005 Drive type:FWD. Fuel System:Fuel injection. Fuel type: diesel. Vehicle Speed: 0 mph.


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