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Volkswagen is recalling 71,043 of its 2011 model year Jetta sedans for a wiring problem with the horn and anti-theft alarm system. The automaker has long been chastised for problems with wiring and electronics in its vehicles, and though we're told that VW is working to improve quality in this area, some gremlins continue to crop up. No accidents or injuries have occurred as a result of this defect.

Customers will be notified via mail about this issue. Volkswagen will include information about corrective measures and anticipated repair time – something that the automaker has not yet released. Affected cars were built between March 2010 and March 2011. Follow the jump for VW's official release.


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[Source: Volkswagen]
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VOLKSWAGEN ANNOUNCES VOLUNTARY SAFETY RECALL OF 71,000 2011 MODEL YEAR JETTA VEHICLES

March 28, 2011 – Herndon, VA – Volkswagen of America, Inc. today announced a voluntary safety recall of 71,043 2011 model year Jettas in order to reconfigure a wiring layout associated with the anti-theft alarm system and horn. No injuries or accidents have been reported as a result of this condition.

The recall affects sixth generation Jetta sedan vehicles built between March of 2010 and March of 2011.

Affected owners will be notified via first class mail regarding the corrective measures and anticipated repair timeline.

Customers with questions or concerns should contact Volkswagen Customer Care at 1-800-822-8987.


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      Mike Chung
      • 3 Years Ago
      I have a 2011 Jetta S automatic. It has stalled on me twice while driving. Car is in motion and without warning, power just dies. I haven't not used the horn since I got it in January.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Is this built in tennesee yet?
      • 4 Years Ago
      3...2...1...gogogogogo, flame away toyota fanbois!
        • 4 Years Ago
        .....

        How does this relate to Toyota in any way, shape or form?
      • 4 Years Ago
      say it isnt so...a Volkswagon with electrical problems.....
        • 4 Years Ago
        I came in here to say pretty much the same thing and laughed when I read your comment. Yeah, VW = Electrical gremlins

        Regardless, let's hope they are still working on improving their reliability.
        shakenshift
        • 4 Years Ago
        you're wet.
        • 4 Years Ago
        and in other news water is wet
        • 4 Years Ago
        "The automaker has long been chastised for problems with wiring and electronics in its vehicles..."

        Nothing to see here folks, moving along....next (recall).
        • 4 Years Ago
        shame really, I actually like the GTI Golf, but would never buy one for all the VW horror stories I continuously hear. That and i dont own stock in a Tail/ headlight bulb factory.....
        • 4 Years Ago
        Hahaha I love you guys.
      Mike Chung
      • 3 Years Ago
      I have not used the horn. It was checked for the recall and then stalled again.
      Jeremy Nelson
      • 2 Years Ago
      I got my 2011 in June of that year. Since this recall my car "breaks- down" about every 7 to 8 weeks with no power to the anything. Im not even able to shift to N for a tow without a dolly. Once it even turned off while I was driving on the toll-way. Today this is the 6th time its happened in about the last 12 months. Every time the dealership says its another problem that is causing this to happen but its always the same result.. my car wont start and it wont turn over (not a battery issue). Anything I can do about this - who should I talk to about getting out of my lease or at min. into a different car thats not going to keep leaving me stranded. HELP.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Damn I hope stuff like this won't be an issue.

      I'm just saying because the upcoming Passat is a very enticing car, and I'll be done school soon and the Passat with its low price yet good looks (IMO) is quite attractive, something I can definitely see myself bite on within the next year or two.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Apparently the 'issue' is that the anti-theft alarm goes off at all. Does anyone here one anymore and think 'oh my God, a car is being broken into'?

      Horn on the other hand...pros and cons of that bad boy being non-functional, depending on the user.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Isn't the horn optional in the new Jetta anyway, being that it's only $15,999 and all that?
        • 4 Years Ago
        Hey now, not having a horn isn't what makes it $16k - having a bunch of broken stuff, case in point wiring problem, is what makes it $16k. ;)
      • 4 Years Ago
      Are VW electrical problems even newsworthy any more? They have had electrical issues for over a decade now. A friend's late-90's GTI VR6 had power locks that started going off on their own periodically after about a year of ownership.
      • 4 Years Ago
      The good news for VW is that I see these things everywhere on the roads already. The bad news is that a nearly fall asleep at the wheel as a result. They seem even more boring every time I see one.
      • 4 Years Ago
      It looks sterile like a painted clay model....
      • 4 Years Ago
      That's one hot Corolla.
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