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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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
50 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.

2011 Volkswagen Golf brakes problems

brakes problem

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2011 Volkswagen Golf Owner Comments

problem #1

Jun 032011


  • 50 miles


My brand new 2011 VW Golf tdi manual car stalls at launch much too easily. I have driven manual transmission cars for 40 years and have found it much worse than the Mazda miata which was poor. This is a problem with all of this model, as confirmed by my test drive, magazine reviews, and the salesperson. It may be do to the "hill climbing" feature which locks the brakes upon stopping so that you have to overcome the brakes to move. I am scared a car will hit me from behind.

- Litchfield, CT, USA

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