Volkswagen is recalling certain model year 2015 Jetta vehicles manufactured July 11, 2014, to November 13, 2014. Sport versions come with a body kit, 17-inch wheels, a rearview camera, a Fender audio system, and a large sunroof. The standard manual has slightly notchy shifts and long pedal strokes, while the available dual-clutch box's paddle controls are quick to react. Fender® Premium Audio System: Developed through collaboration between Fender and Panasonic®, this system cranks 400 watts of power through nine speakers and a trunk-mounted subwoofer to bring the raw emotion of a live music performance to the driving experience. This enables the longitudinal and transverse dynamics to be precisely configured almost independently of each other. First within 2 weeks of purchasing the car dealership visit: They detected the rattling noise and said they would fix it Was given a rental car. While the front-end changes do provide a subtle difference, they were also designed with airflow management in mind to help reduce drag and give fuel economy a boost.
This design generates maximum torque of 184 lb-ft at just 1,600 rpm. To determine eligibility for all affected Volkswagen, Porsche, and Audi models, Volkswagen set up for owners. For 2015, the Jetta gets a new steering-wheel design with multifunction buttons and a flat bottom. It had always been based on the Golf platform, so Golf SportWagen is a more honest name, even if the change might throw some consumers. Thankfully, Volkswagen wised up and let more people have the agreeable plastic textures. Horsepower is up from 140 to 150, and the torque max is the same 236 lb-ft, available now from 1750 rpm to 3000.
Manual transmission with six speeds is characteristic of the S model. Within physical system limits, Forward Collision Warning helps warn the driver of critical front-end collision situations, both acoustically and visually by a clear warning symbol in the instrument cluster. It's closer in size to the Hyundai Sonata, a mid-sizer--though because its interior is arranged more favorably, the Jetta has more back-seat space and even more trunk space than some mid-sizers. Hidden behind the Volkswagen logo on the radiator grille, the radar sensor acquires both the position of stationary cars and motorcycles as well as those moving in the same direction as the Jetta. The Sport trim is new for the 2015 model year and comes standard with navigation, rearview camera, sport suspension, sport seats, fog lights, 17-inch wheels and Car-Net connected features. The new bumper and air intakes up front help to reduce air drag, as do updated rain gutters near the A-pillars. Those dealing with snow might prefer the all-wheel-drive security of a Subaru Impreza.
When it's equipped with the standard five-speed manual, it's rated at 28 miles per gallon combined for the 2014 model--a figure that's only competitive with mid-size family sedans. The back seat benefits from most of that length increase, and it's capably roomy, even for tall passengers. It's missed out on some opportunities, where cars like the Focus and Forte have grabbed attention with new themes. The interior's not at all confining, and in most versions, the seats and driving position are excellent. Even without the optional extras, the refined and comforting demeanor of a luxury car remains. Used only on the base S sedan is an underwhelming 4-cylinder connected to a 5-speed manual transmission or 6-speed automatic with Sport mode. As part of unprecedented settlements with federal and state governments, Volkswagen agreed to buyback from owners diesel-equipped models of this vehicle.
Owners may contact Volkswagen customer service at 1-800-893-5298. There's also a frontal-collision warning system, which alerts the driver if the car senses that it's approaching another vehicle too quickly. . This double-overhead cam, 16-valve, 2. Interior The gauge cluster on most trims is new with an optional color multifunction display. Elsewhere, the new Jetta offers several optional features based on trim: a new multifunction steering wheel; redesigned air vent controls; interior piano black and chrome accents; ambient lighting; and new seating fabrics. For 2015, there's a bit more chrome around the instruments--although the start button still sits on the console next to a row of black-plastic rectangular blanking plates, and there's a round plastic plug in the steering column where the ignition key used to go.
A five-speed manual transmission is standard, as are four-wheel disc brakes, 15-inch wheels and a multilink rear suspension. Be sure to use our recommended dealer. Along with three gasoline engine choices including two turbocharged engines , the Jetta also offers a hybrid model and a clean diesel that achieves up to 46 mpg on the highway. It uses a 150-hp turbocharged 1. Continuing in the realm of higher end premium finishings, the Jetta's front roof pillars are wrapped in the same nicely woven material as the headliner, while the supple leather covering each seat provides a truly upscale look and feel. The Jetta also features a crash-response system that turns off the fuel and turns on the hazard lights after an airbag deploys. Then, add a margin or profit dealers love the word profit of typically anywhere from 3% to 5% over cost to arrive at a purchase target price.
The recall is expected to begin in January 2015. Recall Date 2014-10-24 Description Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. Has anyone heard of a situation like this? Recall Date 2015-10-07 Description Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. Aside from the blue-highlighted Volkswagen logo and badging, the Jetta Hybrid features a unique air intake, air dam, side skirts, underbody and diffuser that help the Hybrid achieve a lower coefficient of drag than the gasoline- and diesel-powered Jettas. The new engine produces a peak 150 horsepower—10 more than before—from 3,500 to 4,000 rpm, as well as 236 lb-ft of torque from just 1,750 rpm up to 3,000 rpm. Vehicle Details For a compact car, the 5-passenger 2015 Jetta sedan by Volkswagen has good interior space, although rear-seat legroom lags behind the Hyundai Elantra and Chevy Cruze. With the automatic, it's at 27 mpg combined.
Last year's 31,042 Canadian sales made it the best year ever for the long-running compact model, with deliveries coming very close to doubling over the last 10 years. A sunroof is among the options. Which is why, when Volkswagen completely redesigned the Jetta for the 2011 model year, it crafted a bigger car, with a longer wheelbase and 2. At the front, the coupe-like incline of the windshield and the consistent use of horizontal lines define the modern Jetta design. Interior The gauge cluster on most trims is new with an optional color multifunction display. Volkswagen pioneered the use of small displacement, highly efficient turbocharged and direct-injection engines in the U. In other words, the controls haven't moved, but the doors have been pushed out to increase space.
Inside, power windows and six-way manually adjustable cloth seats round out the entry-level Jetta. It comes standard with the Jetta 1. The gas-powered S can only be had with the base 2. See Volkswagen of America's and. For 2015, the Jetta gets some very subtle updates that help keep the look fresh without going design-crazy. In the affected vehicles, the camshaft lobe that drives the brake vacuum pump may shear off, resulting in a loss of brake assist. Safety Safety in the 2015 Jetta starts with a stiff and rigid bodyshell constructed using seamless laser welding and high-strength steel in key areas.
Brake feel is strong, confident and deep, too. From overall efficiency to driving dynamics, styling enhancements to new standard and available features, the attractively priced 2015 Jetta gives its ardent followers even more reasons to stay loyal while offering an impressive alternative to those who've become bored with some of the compact segment's bigger sellers. Rattling noise coming from my dashboard 2. Compared to the previous engine, emissions are reduced by up to 40 percent, helped by siting the exhaust after-treatment module close to the engine and by the use of a low-pressure exhaust gas recirculation system. Now in its fifth model year, the Mexican-built Jetta gets two new and more fuel-efficient engines--one gasoline, one diesel--along with a slightly refreshed interior, a handful of very minor updates to the exterior styling, and various new active-safety features. It sounded like my speakers blew out and would make a crackling noise. Best of all, at nearly 36 mpg, there is no real penalty for opting up from the 115-horsepower base engine.