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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
66,000 miles

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2003 Volkswagen GTI seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2003 Volkswagen GTI Owner Comments

problem #1

May 082007

GTI 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 66,000 miles


Routine usage from adjacent seat mechanism caused wire to fail inside driver's side seat belt harness, causing air bag light to illuminate. Was told by dealer that this is a common occurrence for 2-door golfs and Gtis. Was told that air bags will not inflate in a crash until the seat belt harness was replaced. It seems to me that there should be a recall for such a safety related problem due to a design flaw of the automobile.

- Santa Fe, NM, USA

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