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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
20,128 miles

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2001 Volkswagen GTI lights problems

lights problem

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2001 Volkswagen GTI Owner Comments

problem #2

Apr 142006


  • miles


I experienced a brake light switch failure which resulted in my car not meeting safety standards.

- Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA

problem #1

Mar 252004

GTI 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 40,256 miles
Premature brake switch failure: After 41K miles the brake switch started to fail and burned out my brake lights. A collegue saw that I was driving without brake lights and warned me. Volkswagen customer service had no recall in the computer even I know that the beetle has one going on and is using the same part. No injuries, no crashes but I feel that driving without brake lights endangered me.

- Middletown, CT, USA

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