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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2001 Volkswagen Golf electrical problems

electrical problem

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2001 Volkswagen Golf Owner Comments

problem #1

May 012003

Golf 4-cyl Diesel

  • Manual transmission
  • miles


The driver's side window failed to respond, the hazzard lights would flash when the defroster was turned on, the gas tank cover would open when the car was started, the remote control would not work... a bunch of random problems were intermittent at first -then became permanant. The service manager at barry volkswagon (dartmouth MA) insisted that it was not related to an advisory report on window clips but offered to fix it for $1000. Tracy volkswagon (hyannis, MA) took a look at the same car and fixed the problem under warranty. It was the window clips service bulletin number: 640101.

- Falmouth, MA, USA

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