Clock Spring Failure
Volkswagen owners continue to have clock spring problems years after the parts were first recalled. The failed recall is under investigation, but in the meantime VW owners are staring at a disabled driver's side airbag, horn, and steering-w…
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Where Electrical Complaints Happen
Sometimes it helps just to tally up the complaints and see where the biggest stacks are. Use this information to learn about troublespots or to run for the hills.
- 2006 Passat car wouldn't start 11 (100%)
- 2010 Jetta radio stopped working 11 (100%)
- 2006 Jetta battery will not hold charge 10 (91%)
- 2011 Routan turns over, won't start 9 (82%)
- 2011 Routan vehicle will not start 7 (64%)
- 2011 Routan fuel pump will not turn off. TIPM problem 6 (55%)
- 2018 Atlas dead battery 6 (55%)
You know that annoying-but-useful chime that comes on every time you open the car door with the key still in the ignition?
Turns out it might not be working in the 2018-2019 Atlas and 2019 Jetta. VW determined a
data container wasn't coded correctly, something that will cause a failure of the instrument cluster to provide an audible warning when the driver opens the door with the key still in the ignition.
That’s a federal safety no-no. To fix the issue, VW has scheduled a recall for January 18, 2019.
Some VW Passat TDIs are being recalled, but it has nothing to do with emissions. At least not yet.
VW says faulty wire seals in an underbody sensor can be affected by water, causing corrosion of the connectors inside the sensor.
"The corrosion can cause overheating and an electrical short that can lead to an underbody fire."
Does anyone know if NOx emissions are flammable?