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Crashes / Fires:
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1998 Volkswagen Jetta body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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1998 Volkswagen Jetta Owner Comments

problem #2

Oct 171999


  • miles


Vehicle was involved in a collision and the part on the left side rail that was needed the manufacturer did not manufacture.

- River Grove, IL, USA

problem #1

Jul 091998


  • miles
Left rocker panel and the left rear frame rail retains water (approximately 1 gallon), water drains from the frame, consumer is concerned that the frame/rocker panel will rot from the inside out, weakening the structure in the winter when salt is applied to the road, salt water passing through vehicles frame will settle in inside and activate whenever it rains/snows or car is washed.

- Rochester, NY, USA

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