2012 Volkswagen Jetta

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2012 Volkswagen Jetta
2012 Volkswagen Jetta
Since last year's introduction of the new Jetta, Volkswagen has been touting the fact that it is less expensive than the previous generation. That's because it has fewer standard features and older technology. Not only does it revert to a twist-beam rear suspension like the car from two generations prior, but the old 2.0-liter four-cylinder from that car reappears, too. Most buyers will opt for the 2.5-liter five-cylinder, which is a far better match for the rather sizable Jetta. The back seat is enormous, and visibility is great. The navigation system, however, isn't as good as the unit it replaces. VW has dialed back the Jetta's materials quality, but the interior is still competitive with the best cars in the class. All the decontenting doesn't apply to the Jetta Sportwagen, which is still based on the previous car, or the performance-minded GLI sedan. Both of those models retain the multilink rear suspension, the sharper steering, and the higher-quality interior that the Jetta's reputation was built on. Both the sedan and the wagon are available with a frugal, spirited, and quiet diesel engine that can be mated to a six-speed manual or a six-speed dual-clutch automatic. The diesel returns hybridlike fuel economy. The Jetta looks more expensive than it is, and its build quality is impressive. It doesn't drive as well as the previous car, but it is still a comfortable cruiser.
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Select model-year 2013 Volkswagens will receive a four-year subscription to SiriusXM Traffic, a service that updates drivers with live traffic reports. The subscription is offered on certain models equipped with factory navigation systems.
2013 Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid Front Three Quarter
Volkswagen’s headlining debut in Detroit is the 2013 Jetta hybrid, which will be only the second hybrid vehicle that the Volkswagen brand has sold in America (after the Touareg hybrid). Although official EPA figures aren’t yet available, VW estimates the Jetta hybrid will return 45 mpg combined. The most efficient version of the Jetta currently on offer, the TDI diesel, is rated at 30/42 mpg (city/highway).
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Dodge is making a strong effort to grab a portion of the sales pie that is the compact-car segment with the 2013 Dart. The new sedan will replace the aging and unloved Dodge Caliber as the brand’s smallest vehicle. Although official information on the car will likely remain sparse until the Detroit auto show in January, we decided to take a look at how the new Dodge sedan might stack up against other compact cars.
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Nearly all the German carmakers continued to post sales increases this past month, with Porsche being the sole exception. Other German automakers reported a general increase in sales ranging from 3.6 percent (Audi) to a whopping 96 percent (Smart). Among the highlights of German sales were the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG with a 369 percent increase over last November, the all-new Volkswagen Passat which posted an 1822 percent increase, and the BMW X3 which marked a 2244 percent increase year-over-year. The three best-selling German cars last month were the Volkswagen Jetta (11,131 sold), Mercedes-Benz C-Class (8358 sold), and the BMW 3 Series (7748 sold).
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Well, so much for the Chevrolet Cruze’s dominance in the compact car market. After a five-month reign at the top of the pile, the two stalwarts of the segment – the Toyota Corolla and the Honda Civic – have regained their dominance in the numbers one and two spots, according to the October 2011 sales numbers.

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2012 Volkswagen Jetta Specifications

Quick Glance:
Engine
2.0L I4Engine
Fuel economy City:
24 MPG
Fuel economy Highway:
34 MPG
Horsepower:
115 hp @ 5200rpm
Torque:
125 ft lb of torque @ 4000rpm
  • Air Conditioning (optional)
  • Power Windows
  • Power Locks
  • Power Seats (optional)
  • Steering Wheel Tilt
  • Cruise Control (optional)
  • Sunroof (optional)
  • ABS
  • Stabilizer Front
  • Stabilizer Rear (optional)
  • Electronic Traction Control
  • Electronic Stability Control
  • Locking Differential (optional)
  • Limited Slip Differential (optional)
  • Airbag Driver
  • Airbag Passenger
  • Airbag Side Front
  • Airbag Side Rear (optional)
  • CD Player (optional)
  • CD Changer (optional)
  • DVD (optional)
  • Navigation (optional)
Vehicle
36,000 miles / 36 months
Powertrain
60,000 miles / 60 months
Corrosion
Unlimited miles / 144 months
Roadside
36,000 miles / 36 months
Maintenance
36,000 miles / 48 months
Recall Date
12-31-1969:21:35:10
Component
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:EXHAUST SYSTEM
Summary
VOLKSWAGEN IS RECALLING CERTAIN STAINLESS STEEL EXHAUST TIPS, PART NUMBER 1K0 071 910 U, SOLD AS ACCESSORY EQUIPMENT FOR USE ON MODEL YEAR 2011-2012 JETTA SEDAN VEHICLES MANUFACTURED FROM MARCH 18, 2010, THROUGH AUGUST 22, 2011. THESE EXHAUST TIPS MAY EXTEND BEYOND THE ORIGINAL LENGTH OF THE FACTORY-INSTALLED EXHAUST PIPES. IT IS POSSIBLE FOR INADVERTENT CONTACT TO OCCUR WITH A PERSON'S LEG.
Consequences
IF THE TAILPIPE EXTENSION IS HOT DURING INADVERTENT CONTACT, A BURN COULD OCCUR.
Remedy
DEALERS WILL INSPECT AND REPLACE THE STAINLESS STEEL EXHAUST TIPS AS NECESSARY FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING NOVEMBER 2011. OWNERS MAY CONTACT VOLKSWAGEN AT 1-800-822-8987.
Potential Units Affected
99,322
Notes
VOLKSWAGEN OF AMERICA, INC


Recall Date
12-31-1969:21:35:11
Component
FUEL SYSTEM, DIESEL
Summary
VOLKSWAGEN IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL 2009-2012 JETTA AND JETTA SPORTWAGEN VEHICLES, MANUFACTURED FROM MAY 2008 THROUGH SEPTEMBER 2011, MODEL YEAR 2010-2012 VOLKSWAGEN GOLF VEHICLES, MANUFACTURED FROM MAY 2009 THROUGH SEPTEMBER 2011, AND MODEL YEAR 2010-2012 AUDI A3 VEHICLES, MANUFACTURED FROM SEPTEMBER 2009 THROUGH SEPTEMBER 2011, THAT ARE EQUIPPED WITH A 2.0L TDI COMMON RAIL DIESEL ENGINE/CLEAN DIESEL ENGINE. THE FUEL INJECTION PULSES COULD COINCIDE WITH THE NATURAL FREQUENCY OF THE INJECTOR LINE #2, IN SPECIFIC LOAD AND RPM CONDITIONS. THIS RESONANCE CREATES ADDITIONAL STRESS IN THE FUEL LINE.
Consequences
DUE TO THE RESONANCE CONDITION, INJECTOR LINE NUMBER 2 COULD DEVELOP SMALL CRACKS WHICH COULD LEAD TO FUEL LEAKAGE. LEAKING FUEL IN THE PRESENCE OF AN IGNITION SOURCE, MAY LEAD TO A FIRE.
Remedy
VOLKSWAGEN WILL INSTALL AN IMPROVED FUEL INJECTOR LINE FOR THE NUMBER 2 CYLINDER ON CERTAIN VEHICLES AND WILL INSTALL VIBRATION DAMPERS ON ALL OF THE INJECTOR LINES. VOLKSWAGEN AND AUDI WILL NOTIFY OWNERS TO HAVE THE VEHICLES REPAIRED FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING NOVEMBER 2011. OWNERS MAY CONTACT VOLKSWAGEN AT 1-800-822-8987.
Potential Units Affected
168,275
Notes
VOLKSWAGEN OF AMERICA, INC


Recall Date
12-31-1969:21:35:40
Component
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE
Summary
The Gates Corporation (Gates) is recalling certain aftermarket Tru-Flow Water Pumps, part number TFW 41127, sold at certain NAPA Auto Parts and/or installed by automotive service technicians after November 1, 2013 (and manufactured August 2013 through October 2013) that have a black-colored pulley/sprocket or do not have 'US9377' stamped on the water pump housing. These service replacement parts were sold for use in model year 1999-2005 Audi A4, 2000-2006 Audi TT, 1998-2005 Volkswagen Beetle, 1999-2006 Golf, 1999-2008 and 2011-2013 Volkswagen Jetta, and 2000-2005 Volkswagen Passat. In the affected water pumps, the pulley or sprocket that turns the timing belt may develop microfractures causing the timing belt to fail.
Consequences
A failure of the timing belt may cause the engine to shut down, potentially increasing the risk of a vehicle crash.
Remedy
Gates will notify owners, and dealers will replace the water pump, free of charge. The recall began during May 2014. Owners may contact The Gates Corporation at 1-303-744-1911.
Potential Units Affected
50
Notes
The Gates Corporation


Recall Date
12-31-1969:21:35:41
Component
SUSPENSION:REAR
Summary
Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Volkswagen) is recalling certain model year 2011-2013 Jetta vehicles manufactured March 1, 2010, to November 30, 2012, and 2012-2013 Beetle vehicles manufactured March 1, 2011, to July 31, 2013. The durability of the rear trailing arms may be reduced in vehicles whose rear trailing arms have been previously deformed, such as a result of a rear or side-rear impact crash.
Consequences
The reduced durability of the trailing arm may result in its sudden fracture, possibly causing loss of vehicle control and increasing the risk of a crash.
Remedy
Volkswagen will notify owners, and dealers will install a sheet metal inlay on the rear axle trailing arms designed to prevent a sudden loss of control in the event of trailing arm sudden fracture, free of charge. The recall began April 7, 2015. Owners may contact Volkswagen customer service at 1-800-893-5298.
Potential Units Affected
442,066
Notes
Volkswagen Group of America, Inc.


NHTSA Rating Front Driver
4
NHTSA Rating Front Passenger
4
NHTSA Rating Front Side
4
NHTSA Rating Rear Side
5
NHTSA Rating Overall
4
NHTSA Rating Rollover
4
IIHS Front Moderate Overlap
Good
IIHS Overall Side Crash
Good
IIHS Best Pick
1
IIHS Rear Crash
Good
IIHS Roof Strength
Good

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