8.0

pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
$875.00
Average Mileage:
29,000 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (1 reports)
1996 Volkswagen Jetta seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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1996 Volkswagen Jetta Owner Comments

problem #1

Feb 151999

Jetta Trek 2.0L V4

  • Manual transmission
  • 29,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

It seems the problem is caused by poor installation and wires inside the steering column shorting out. The airbag light starts blinking rapidly and according to VW, you should stop driving immediately as the airbag may spontaneously deploy at any minute.

Luckily, we were right next to a dealership when this happened and just drove it in there.

They initially accused me of causing the malfunction, indicated it is NOT covered under warranty (um, I think an airbag deploying in my face while I am on the freeway IS a safety issue and should have triggered a recall...).

VW provided NO customer support.

- , Salt Lake City, UT, USA

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