By YOUCANIC on May 16, 2019
The engine on 2017 VW Jetta cars equipped with the 1.4L engine may seize or lockup due to the improper casting of the engine block. Under these conditions, the engine will not start.
If you try to manually turn over the engine you won't be able to. Volkswagen has issued a recall for the 2017 Jettas with this problem. VW will replace the engine free of charge or buy back 2017 Jetta's with this problem (this option was available only up to March 31st, 2017).1
If the engine locks up while driving it could cause an accident.
Concerned that your 2017 VW Jetta is affected by this problem? Has your engine locked up? Check to confirm your VW is part of the recall.
These vehicles were manufactured in Mexico plant in 2016.
f you have any questions Contact Volkswagen at 1-800-893-5298