2013 Volkswagen Jetta Reviews, Ratings & Specs

Kelley Blue Book Value®
$9,347 - $12,296
Used Fair Purchase Price Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
42 City / 48 HWY
Horsepower
115-170
Seats
5
Color:  Tornado Red
  • +2
Kelley Blue Book Value®
$9,347 - $12,296
Used Fair Purchase Price Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
42 City / 48 HWY
Horsepower
115-170
Seats
5

Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

3.6 Overall Score
Performance 4.0 Comfort 3.6 Styling 3.3 Value 3.3

Editor's Overview

In a bid to be something for everyone, the 2013 VW Jetta can now be had in more versions than ever, with sedans that range from economy class to sporty and a wagon for those who need more cargo space. Powerplant choices include three different gasoline engines, a diesel and a new gas-electric hybrid that achieves up to 45 mpg.

Volkswagen Jetta Models & Trims

SE Sport $10,131 - $12,296
Horsepower: 170 hp
Engine Type: Gas I5
Standard Seating: 5
Standard Wheels: 16, 17 (in.) - Aluminum, Steel
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
TDI w/Sunroof & Nav Sport $9,347 - $11,090
Horsepower: 140 hp
Engine Type: Turbocharged Diesel I4
Standard Seating: 5
Standard Wheels: 17 (in.) - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
TDI w/Sunroof Sport $9,347 - $11,090
Horsepower: 140 hp
Engine Type: Turbocharged Diesel I4
Standard Seating: 5
Standard Wheels: 17 (in.) - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
TDI Sport $10,131 - $12,296
Horsepower: 140 hp
Engine Type: Turbocharged Diesel I4
Standard Seating: 5
Standard Wheels: 16, 17 (in.) - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
SE w/Sunroof Sport $9,629 - $11,598
Horsepower: 170 hp
Engine Type: Gas I5
Standard Seating: 5
Standard Wheels: 17 (in.) - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
S Sport $10,131 - $12,296
Horsepower: 115 hp - 170 hp
Engine Type: Gas I4, Gas I5
Standard Seating: 5
Standard Wheels: 15 x 6.0, 17 (in.) - Aluminum, Steel
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
SE $10,131 - $12,296
Horsepower: 170 hp
Engine Type: Gas I5
Standard Seating: 5
Standard Wheels: 16, 17 (in.) - Aluminum, Steel
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
TDI w/Sunroof & Nav $9,347 - $11,090
Horsepower: 140 hp
Engine Type: Turbocharged Diesel I4
Standard Seating: 5
Standard Wheels: 17 (in.) - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
TDI w/Sunroof $9,347 - $11,090
Horsepower: 140 hp
Engine Type: Turbocharged Diesel I4
Standard Seating: 5
Standard Wheels: 17 (in.) - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
TDI $10,131 - $12,296
Horsepower: 140 hp
Engine Type: Turbocharged Diesel I4
Standard Seating: 5
Standard Wheels: 16, 17 (in.) - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
SE w/Sunroof $9,629 - $11,598
Horsepower: 170 hp
Engine Type: Gas I5
Standard Seating: 5
Standard Wheels: 17 (in.) - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
S $10,131 - $12,296
Horsepower: 115 hp - 170 hp
Engine Type: Gas I4, Gas I5
Standard Seating: 5
Standard Wheels: 15 x 6.0, 17 (in.) - Aluminum, Steel
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
Base Sedan $10,131 - $12,296
Horsepower: 115 hp
Engine Type: Gas I4
Standard Seating: 5
Standard Wheels: 15 x 6.0, 17 (in.) - Aluminum, Steel
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
S Sedan $10,131 - $12,296
Horsepower: 115 hp - 170 hp
Engine Type: Gas I4, Gas I5
Standard Seating: 5
Standard Wheels: 15 x 6.0, 17 (in.) - Aluminum, Steel
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
S w/Sunroof Sedan $10,131 - $12,296
Horsepower: 115 hp
Engine Type: Gas I4
Standard Seating: 5
Standard Wheels: 15 x 6.0, 17 (in.) - Aluminum, Steel
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
SE Sedan $10,131 - $12,296
Horsepower: 170 hp
Engine Type: Gas I5
Standard Seating: 5
Standard Wheels: 16, 17 (in.) - Aluminum, Steel
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
SE w/Convenience Sedan $10,131 - $12,296
Horsepower: 170 hp
Engine Type: Gas I5
Standard Seating: 5
Standard Wheels: 16 x 6.5, 17 (in.) - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
SE w/Convenience/Sunroof Sedan $10,131 - $12,296
Horsepower: 170 hp
Engine Type: Gas I5
Standard Seating: 5
Standard Wheels: 16 x 6.5, 17 (in.) - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
TDI w/Premium/Nav Sedan $10,131 - $12,296
Horsepower: 140 hp
Engine Type: Turbocharged Diesel I4
Standard Seating: 5
Standard Wheels: 16 x 6.5, 17 (in.) - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
TDI w/Premium Sedan $10,131 - $12,296
Horsepower: 140 hp
Engine Type: Turbocharged Diesel I4
Standard Seating: 5
Standard Wheels: 16 x 6.5, 17 (in.) - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
TDI Sedan $10,131 - $12,296
Horsepower: 140 hp
Engine Type: Turbocharged Diesel I4
Standard Seating: 5
Standard Wheels: 16, 17 (in.) - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
SEL w/Nav Sedan $10,131 - $12,296
Horsepower: 170 hp
Engine Type: Gas I5
Standard Seating: 5
Standard Wheels: 17 x 7.0 (in.) - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
SEL Sedan $10,131 - $12,296
Horsepower: 170 hp
Engine Type: Gas I5
Standard Seating: 5
Standard Wheels: 17 x 7.0 (in.) - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
Hybrid Sedan $10,131 - $12,296
Horsepower: 170 hp
Engine Type: Turbocharged Gas/Electric I4
Standard Seating: 5
Standard Wheels: 16 x 6.5 (in.) - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
Hybrid SE Sedan $10,131 - $12,296
Horsepower: 170 hp
Engine Type: Turbocharged Gas/Electric I4
Standard Seating: 5
Standard Wheels: 16 x 6.5 (in.) - Steel
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
Hybrid SEL Sedan $10,131 - $12,296
Horsepower: 170 hp
Engine Type: Turbocharged Gas/Electric I4
Standard Seating: 5
Standard Wheels: 16 x 6.5 (in.) - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
Hybrid SEL Premium Sedan $10,131 - $12,296
Horsepower: 170 hp
Engine Type: Turbocharged Gas/Electric I4
Standard Seating: 5
Standard Wheels: 17 (in.) - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
Base $10,131 - $12,296
Horsepower: 115 hp
Engine Type: Gas I4
Standard Seating: 5
Standard Wheels: 15 x 6.0, 17 (in.) - Aluminum, Steel
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
S w/Sunroof $10,131 - $12,296
Horsepower: 115 hp
Engine Type: Gas I4
Standard Seating: 5
Standard Wheels: 15 x 6.0, 17 (in.) - Aluminum, Steel
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
SE w/Convenience $10,131 - $12,296
Horsepower: 170 hp
Engine Type: Gas I5
Standard Seating: 5
Standard Wheels: 16 x 6.5, 17 (in.) - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning

Owner Reviews

4.35

195 Reviews

Owner reviews are verified by our team and cannot be altered or removed.

Quick and reliable with aesthetically pleasing interior.

I enjoy the drive more than anything, it is very smooth and quick at the punch. But I do not like the sports mode, it is quicker but it jerks a bit so that is unsatisfying. I also love the interior, I have a two tone black and cream colored interior and it is in perfect shape after 5 years of life. The biggest disadvantage is the seat and steering wheel set-up. I am of below average height, 5’1, and cannot get the steering wheel low enough/the chair high enough to see over the steering wheel all of the way. It is a big issue. Other than that it is a great car.

- Porsche I

I have a 2013 VW Jetta. It has about 56k miles on it right now and runs great.

I haven't had any problems with this car at all. It runs great. We use it for long road trips (4-5 hrs each way) once every month or so and it does great on gas. There is plenty of room for my family of 3 and our dog to travel comfortably. The trunk has a ton of space and is wonderful for travel, grocery shopping, etc. We can fit our larger stroller with no issue as well as the umbrella stroller for my daughter as well. Overall, we are very pleased with this car! All we own are VW's and I do not expect that to change any time soon!

- Julie M

Put the key in the door & turn right for a few seconds they will all roll up.

Have had electrical problems with my car for 2 years now. The left side headlights/side mirror blinker light/daily running lights turn on and off whenever they want. Only complaint I have. Just hard to fix that type of problem on a Volkswagen. Very good looking car & very simple. Small and compact. Great gas mileage. I have never felt unsafe driving ever in this car. Not afraid of it breaking down or any other running issues. This is my second Volkswagen Jetta and my next car will be another.

- Julia K

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Compare Models & Key Features

Front passenger 3/4 w/ wheels turned.
Drivers side profile with drivers side door open.
Key Specs

Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$10,131 - $12,296
$9,347 - $11,090

Horsepower

Horsepower
170 (hp)
140 (hp)

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Standard
Standard

BackUp Camera

Engine Type

Engine Type
2.5L DOHC MPFI I5 engine
2.0L TDI 16
Interior Features

Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Sun Roof
Not Available
Standard

Alarm

Alarm
Standard
Standard

BackUp Camera

HeadsUp Display

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
Standard
Standard

Universal Garage Door Opener

Rain Sensing Wipers

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors
Standard
Standard

Heated Steering Wheel

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors
Standard
Standard

Steering Wheel Controls

Cruise Control

Cruise Control
Standard
Standard

Power Windows

Power Windows
Standard
Standard

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost
Standard
Standard

Privacy Glass

Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System
Standard
Standard

Driver Restriction Features

Automatic Parking

Power Steering

Power Steering
Standard
Standard

Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
41.1 - 41.2 (in.)
41.1 (in.)

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
38.2 - 38.4 (in.)
38.4 (in.)

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
35.5 - 38.1 (in.)
35.5 (in.)

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
37.1 - 38.1 (in.)
38.1 (in.)

Trunk Volume

Trunk Volume
15.7 (cu. ft.)
Not Available

Cargo Volume

Entertainment

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Standard
Standard

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Standard
Standard

Entertainment System

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
Standard
Standard

WiFi Hotspot

Smart Device Integration

AUX Input

AUX Input
Standard
Standard

CD Player

CD Player
Standard
Standard

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control

AC

Dual Zone

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System

Navigation System
Not Available
Standard

Cell PhoneHookup

Seats

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Premium Synthetic
Premium Synthetic

Passengers

Passengers
5
5

Power Driver Seat

Power Driver Seat
Standard
Standard

Power Passenger Seat

Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats
Standard
Standard

Heated Rear Seats

Cooled Front Seats

Cooled Rear Seats

Seat Memory

3rd Row Seating

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat
Standard
Standard

Seat Massage

Driver Lumbar

Driver Lumbar
Standard
Standard
Exterior Features

Accessories

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Aluminum, Steel
Aluminum

Power Liftgate

Hands Free Liftgate

Power Folding Mirror

Bed Liner

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Running Boards

Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width
- TBD -
- TBD -

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
101.5 - 104.4 (in.)
101.5 (in.)

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
35.8 - 36.4 (ft.)
35.8 (ft.)

Length

Length
179.4 - 182.2 (in.)
179.4 (in.)

Width

Width
70 - 70.1 (in.)
70.1 (in.)
Mechanical Specs

Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
3018 - 3256 (.lbs)
3283 - 3340 (.lbs)

Horsepower

Horsepower
170 (hp)
140 (hp)

Torque

Torque
177 (ft. lbs.)
236 (ft. lbs.)

Maximum Towing Capacity

Maximum Towing Weight

Maximum Towing Weight
- TBD - (.lbs)
- TBD - (.lbs)

Trailer Hitch Receiver

Gas Electric Hybrid

FlexFuel Electric Hybrid

PlugIn Electric Gas

PlugIn Electric FlexFuel

Turbocharged

Turbocharged
Not Available
Standard

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes
Standard
Standard

Limited Slip Differential

Performance Tires

Performance Tires
Standard
Standard

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
5 Cylinder
4 Cylinder

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive
Front Wheel Drive

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
14.5 (gal.)
14.5 (gal.)

Combined

Combined
28 (mpg)
36 (mpg)

City

City
24 (mpg)
30 (mpg)

Highway

Highway
32 (mpg)
41 (mpg)

Suspension

Active Suspension

Air Suspension

Stance Suspension

Transmission

Manual Mode

Manual Mode
Standard
Standard

Overdrive

CTV Transmission

Safety Features

Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire

Tow Hooks

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes
Standard
Standard

Automatic Headlights

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System
Standard
Standard

Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks
Standard
Standard

Stability Control

Stability Control
Standard
Standard

Traction Control

Traction Control
Standard
Standard

HID Headlights

Auto Leveling Headlinghts

Rear Parking Sensors

Adaptive Cruise Control

Night Vision

Assistance

Automated Emergency Braking

Automated Emergency Braking
Standard
Not Available

Blind Spot Monitor

Lane Keeping Assist

Lane Departure Warning

Cross Traffic Alert

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag OnOff Switch

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag
Standard
Standard

Rear Side Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag
Standard
Standard

Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor
Standard
Standard

Knee Airbag

Seatbelt Airbag

Safety & Reliability

NHTSA Crash Test
  • Overall
  • Front
  • Side
  • Rollover
*National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
IIHS Crash Test
  • Moderate Overlap Front
  • Side
  • Roof Strength
  • Driver-side Overlap Front
*Insurance Institute for Highway Safety
JD Power Rating
  • ‌Overall
  • Mechanical
  • Powertrain Quality
  • Body & Interior Design
  • ‌Features
*JD Power Circle Ratings

Safety Recalls (4)

Air Bags Feb 10, 2016
Report Receipt Date:
Feb 10, 2016
NHTSA Campaign:
16V078000
Summary:
Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Volkswagen) is recalling certain model year 2010-2014 Golf and Jetta SportWagen, 2007-2010 Passat sedans and wagon, 2012-2014 Passat sedan and Eos, 2009-2014 CC, 2009-2012 Audi Q5, and 2010-2011 Audi A5 Cabriolet vehicles. Upon deployment of the driver's frontal air bag, excessive internal pressure may cause the inflator to rupture.
Consequence:
In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the driver's frontal air bag, the inflator could rupture with metal fragments striking the vehicle occupants potentially resulting in serious injury or death.
Remedy:
Volkswagen will notify owners, and dealers will replace the driver's frontal air bag inflators, free of charge. Volkswagen issued an interim notification to owners on April 12, 2016. Volkswagen owners may contact Volkswagen customer service at 1-800-893-5298. Audi owners may contact Audi customer service at 1-800-253-2834.
Air Bags Aug 4, 2015
Report Receipt Date:
Aug 4, 2015
NHTSA Campaign:
15V483000
Summary:
Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Volkswagen) is recalling certain model year 2010-2014 Volkswagen CC, Passat, and Tiguan, 2010-2013 Eos and Jetta, 2011-2014 Golf and GTI, and 2011-2013 Jetta Sportwagen vehicles. In the affected vehicles, debris may contaminate the air bag clock spring, a spiral wound, flat cable that keeps the air bag powered while the steering wheel is being turned. This contamination may tear the cable and result in a loss of electrical connection to the driver's frontal air bag.
Consequence:
A loss of electrical connection to the driver's frontal air bag will prevent the air bag from deploying in the event of a vehicle crash, increasing the risk of injury.
Remedy:
The remedy for this recall is still under development. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Volkswagen customer service at 1-800-822-8987.
Suspension Oct 20, 2014
Report Receipt Date:
Oct 20, 2014
NHTSA Campaign:
14V656000
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.
Consequence:
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. Owners will be mailed an interim notification in November 2014 and will be mailed a second letter when remedy parts are available. Owners may contact Volkswagen customer service at 1-800-893-5298.
Power Train Nov 13, 2013
Report Receipt Date:
Nov 13, 2013
NHTSA Campaign:
13V568000
Summary:
Volkswagen Group of America, Inc (Volkswagen) is recalling certain model year 2013-2014 Jetta Hybrid vehicles manufactured October 2012 through October 2013 and equipped with a DQ-200 direct-shift gearbox. Due to gearbox fluid additives, the control module within the gearbox may corrode. The deposits from this corrosion may cause an electrical short and result in a stall-like condition.
Consequence:
This sudden loss of power while driving increases the risk of a crash.
Remedy:
Volkswagen will notify owners, and dealers will replace the gearbox oil with a non-corrosive version, free of charge. The recall began on December 6, 2013. Owners may contact Volkswagen at 1-800-893-5298. Volkswagen's recall number is 34F6/4V.

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