120 TrueDelta members own (or used to own) a 2001 Volkswagen Jetta. 25 of these members
(20.8%) have reported electrical repairs for their car.
A total of 38 electrical repairs to 2001 Volkswagen Jettas--an average of 0.3 per
vehicle--have been reported.
Left side mirror glass was replaced, because the heating element had failed.
Replaced right headlight bulb.
Failed door switch in driver's door was replaced. This affected alarm/remote locking operation as well as the dome and puddle lights and headlight/key warnings. The individual microswitch was replaced to save money over replacing the entire mechanism.
Hazard switch started smoking while driving (and the hazards weren't in use!), but continued to work. Called VW and verified that it had been replaced under an earlier recall campaign. Replaced the switch.
The lock module in the driver's door malfunctioned again. (I'd replaced a microswitch a few years ago.) Symptoms included no interior lights or headlight warning and occasional alarm malfunctioning. I bit the bullet and replaced the module.
Turn signal flasher would randomly flash after using signals. Cleaned turn signal stalk area in steering column with electric contact cleaner (no disassembly). No further issues.
Driver Side window regulator broke - replaced cable kit to repair.
Rear windshield wiper starting to work always at the engine start time (regardless of switch position) and runs for about 2.5 time longer than if in intermittent mode, before stopping, but at random position on the glass, instead of the bottom end of it. Front right headlight needed replacement. replaced by myself
Cigarette lighter quit working for the fourth time in 7 years. Electric trunk release mechanism broke as the entire assembly is made of metal except for the actuator which is plastic. Part cost is $250, as VW only sells the entire assembly.