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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
54,500 miles

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2008 Volkswagen GTI seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2008 Volkswagen GTI Owner Comments

problem #2

Jul 182012

GTI 4-cyl

  • 42,000 miles


The contact owns a 2008 Volkswagen Gti. The contact stated that the air bag light illuminated on the instrument panel. The contact took the vehicle the dealer for inspection where they stated that the air bag needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was notified but provided no assistance. The failure mileage was 42,000. Updated 08/28/12

- Oneida, WI, USA

problem #1

Jun 102012

GTI 4-cyl

  • 67,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Volkswagen Gti. The contact stated while driving 40 mph the driver rear ended another vehicle and the passenger side air bag did not deploy. A police report was filed. The passenger sustained bruises after hitting her head on the dashboard. The vehicle was destroyed. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure and current mileage was 67,000.

- Middletown, NJ, USA

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