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THE SERVICE BULLETIN VW WON'T TELL YOU ABOUT........................OR PERFORM THE SERVICE! There is a service bulletin on the NHTS website. THEY have the power to ensure that your car is SAFE to drive. Go to http://www.safercar.gov/Vehicle+Owners "File A Complaint" about this SAFETY related/documented lose of power and no response when pressing on the accelerator. It could save someone life!!! SERVICE BULLETIN Service Bulletin No.: 01-13-14 Component(s): ENGINE NHTSA ID Number: 10052336 All Products Associated with this Service Bulletin Details 0 Associated Documents Manufacturer: Volkswagen of America, Inc. SUMMARY: VOLKSWAGEN: SOME VEHICLES MAY EXPERIENCE A MISFIRE AND/OR REDUCED ENGINE PERFORMANCE. *JS SAFETY COMPLAINTS LIKE Date Complaint Filed: 08/16/2013 Component(s): VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL Date of Incident: 05/19/2013 NHTSA ID Number: 10535696 0 Associated Documents Crash:No Fire:No Number of Injuries:0 Number of Deaths:0 Manufacturer: Volkswagen of America, Inc. Vehicle Identification No. (VIN): 3VW2K7AJ6DM... SUMMARY: I WAS TRYING TO MERGE ONTO HIGHWAY TRAFFIC AND WHEN I PUSHED ON THE ACCELERATOR THE CAR WAS UNRESPONSIVE. IT CREATED AN UNSAFE SITUATION WHERE I HAD TO SLAM ON THE BRAKES AND LET THE TRAFFIC PASS BY, THEN PUT THE CAR IN MANUAL SHIFT SO THAT I COULD ACCELERATE ENOUGH TO MERGE WITH TRAFFIC. THE INABILITY TO CONTROL THE SPEED OF THE VEHICLE DUE TO NO RESPONSE FROM THE ENGINE HAPPENS USUALLY AROUND SPEEDS OF 40 MILES AN HOUR. I HAVE NOTICED THAT THE CAR WILL BE IN 6 GEAR AT VERY LOW SPEEDS AND FAILS TO DOWN SHIFT WHEN THE GAS IS PRESSED. THIS RESULTS IN A LOSE OF POWER AND DOES NOT ALLOW ME TO SAFELY MANEUVER THE VEHICLE IN EMERGENCY AND NON-EMERGENCY SITUATIONS. Models affected Golf Beetle Passat Jetta and MORE ￼Report it
I too purchased the 13 Jetta in Aug 13.. I owned a 10 Jetta base model but my lease was up so I decided to upgrade because I LOVED my 10 Jetta....BIG HUGE MISTAKE.....I HATE this car..it is nothing like the 10... It rides like a "hay wagon", it's not even a nice ride on a smooth road let alone one with bumps in it. In fact it rattles so much that now there is something loose in the dash. I have had it back to the dealer twice and of course a man just can't see what I'm talking about, probably drives a pick up anyway....so the second time they did some kind of a test on the tires and 3 failed so they replaced them, now this is a 3 month old vehicle at the time..well guess what? It did nothing. I HATE it so much I make my husband drive it and I drive his Passat. I'm just sick about it, new car and can't even stand to drive it. We even nicknamed my other Jetta "Zippy" because she was so much fun to drive and it was just a base model..so much for upgrading! And I have this one for 4 years...ouch. I don't think it will hold up to all the roughness everything is bound to rattle loose. My advice is ...Stay Away From This Model! I will NEVER NEVER buy another Volkswagen again, I'm done with them. Sad but fact, they cheapened this car so much it's not even funny...Hope this will help someone else from making the mistake I made 6 months ago...Report it
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