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5.2

fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
18,350 miles

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1998 Volkswagen Jetta cooling system problems

cooling system problem

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1998 Volkswagen Jetta Owner Comments

problem #1

Sep 012003

Jetta 4-cyl Diesel

  • Manual transmission
  • 18,350 miles

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

Leaking coolant from the coolant overflow bottle migrated up the electrical low indicator sensor wires, causing damage the relay control board and alarm sensor module. This problem is known to Volkswagen as a "coolant migration" problem.

- Windsor, CT, USA

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