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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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
30,500 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.

2005 Volkswagen GTI transmission problems

transmission problem

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2005 Volkswagen GTI Owner Comments

problem #1

Mar 132009


  • 30,500 miles


My clutch failed prematurely because of a defective dual mass flywheel. VW maintains that clutch failed as a result of poor driving skills. Dual mass flywheel in this vehicle collects too much oil and silicone due to poor product design. This buildup causes the clutch to overheat and prematurely wear. VW refuses to replace flywheel and clutch, which they state is not covered by the warranty. The flywheel should be replaced under warranty because of its faulty design, and the clutch should be replaced as a result of the poorly made flywheel.

- Atlanta, GA, USA

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