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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
105,900 miles

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2001 Volkswagen Golf seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2001 Volkswagen Golf Owner Comments

problem #2

Jun 062003

Golf 4-cyl Diesel

  • Manual transmission
  • 211,800 miles


Seat belt failure. When pulling on front driver's side seat belt to buckle up, seat belt "just came out" to full length. No tension at all, loose. Driver reported hearing a noise as belt was coming out, and it came out totally slack. Won't go back in now.

- Krum, TX, USA

problem #1

Aug 112002


  • miles
Seat belt will not release for more room, and it will cause seat belt to cut consumer's neck, causing discomfort for consumer while driving. Dealer notified.

- Hollywood, FL, USA

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