Huge win for car owners! All TSBs to be made public. The Center for Auto Safety just made the NHTSA (US Government) make public the full text of all TSBs from now on. They are the same organization that has petitioned the NHTSA & filed lawsuits to protect car owners over exploding gas tanks & other major safety issues. Whenever you drive in your car, you are safer thanks in part to a lot of work over the years by this small but very effective consumer advocacy group.

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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 2
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
0 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2001 Volkswagen Cabrio engine problems

engine problem

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2001 Volkswagen Cabrio Owner Comments

problem #3

Nov 222001


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


Vehicle would attempt to stall while driving. Dealer notified. Engine crackles; oil pan leak found; cruise control fixed then broke again, dealership couldn't find problem, engine still revving at slow speeds and at stops, also experiencing harsh downshifts.

- Green Valley, AZ, USA

problem #2

Nov 082001

Cabrio 4WD

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
A pickup truck stopped suddenly and my vehicle rear ended him at 25 to 35mph. Upon impact my vehicle ignighted in fire.

- Clearwater, FL, USA

problem #1

Nov 082001


  • Manual transmission
  • miles
Vehicle was involved in a rear end fender bender at 25 mph, accident caused a fire in the in engine compartment, dealer notified. Consumer stated that manufacturer sent an engineer to investigate and found that the injector valve broke on impact and sprayed fuel over engine, which was the reason the air bags did go off.

- Clearwater, FL, USA

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