All-New Volkswagen Jetta Recalled For Wiring Issues

In an effort to make its vehicles more affordable and accessible to the buying public, Volkswagen radically simplified its sixth-generation Jetta for the United States market.  Unfortunately, the all-new Jetta is the victim of a recall for a wiring glitch. 2011 Volkswagen Jetta

The Problem: According to Volkswagen, the wiring layout associated with the vehicle alarm and horn is in need of repair. The recall covers all Jetta sedans built from March 2010 through March 2011.

The Fix: Dealers will reconfigure the wiring layout.

Number of Vehicles Potentially Affected: 71,043

Mechanic Chick
They reconfigured their wiring layout and forgot about all the other components. The wiring is probably pinched under something causing it to short to the engine. "Dealers will reconfigure the wiring layout" Yeah, move the wires out of the way of whatever part is causing it to short. It takes ten minutes, twenty at most.
Miffed VW
VW is the gifted child of the auto industry when it comes to not being able to learn. This car exists only in the US to compete w/cheaper Corollas and Civics where the real competition- ie the newly improved and better equipped Elantra- is increasing content AND value. As a former VW loyalist this is more proof that this dumbed-down-for the US market car still carries the typical (non-)attention to quality and detail. Worse yet is that the new model was made with an eye to reduce cost, but in TDI dress that VW people still love this plastic-fantastic mess is MORE expensive than last year's model.
Barry O'Brien
So what else is new? VW continues to have quality issues with most of its products. My '02 Passat was recalled for issues with ignition coils--they had to be replaced. The same thing happened with my '06 Passat--same coil problem--I received a recall notice in 2010 shortly after turning the leased vehicle back.

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