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VW Jetta Class Action Lawsuit: Jetta Transmission Problems

CASE NUMBER: 8:19-cv-01148
PRACTICE AREAS: Defective Products
PRODUCT: 2018 - 2019 Volkswagen Jetta
COURT: U.S. District Court for the Central District of California

Berger Montague has filed a class action lawsuit against Volkswagen Group on behalf of consumers who drive a 2018 or 2019 Volkswagen Jetta. The new 8-speed transmission used in these Jetta models is grinding and often leaking oil. It is believed that the problem arises from a defect in the torque converter. This problem causes the cars to make grinding, scuffing, scraping, and growling noises. The case is Parrish, et al. v. Volkswagen Group of America.

VW Jetta Complaints

Numerous 2018 and 2019 Volkswagen Jetta owners and lessees have complained about transmission problems with their cars. Below are some examples of consumer complaints:[1]

“Have the 2019 Jetta for about 3 weeks. I hear a grinding sound when going at a slow speed. Brought it back to service dept. Was told this is normal. Sorry, but I have owned numerous cars over the years and never had one that made this grinding sound. VW has to do something for all the people experiencing this problem.” – Posted on November 1, 2018

“I purchased a 2019 Jetta SE in June. At about 300 miles I kept hearing the noise that like many others are explaining a rattle/growl noise. I took my car back to the dealer to have it looked at This can not be normal. The manager of the dealer was rude asking me, ‘Well I don’t know if you ever owned a turbo before but it was all normal sound for a turbo and maybe they could look at it at 5,000 miles when it was due for a tire rotation.’ Seems everyone is having this issue and everyone is getting the same runaround.” – Posted on September 20, 2018

“2019 Jetta – First VW…Like I’ve seen two other drivers note thus far, it makes a horrible and impossible to ignore sound at around 25 MPH. It sounds like a frog croaking to me, so I’ve nicknamed it the frog. Dealership says it can’t find anything wrong and that other 2019s on the lot make the same noise.” – Posted on August 13, 2018

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