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

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1998 Volkswagen Jetta Owner Comments

problem #8

Jun 252004

Jetta

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

While driving the check engine light appeared on the dashboard and remained on. Vehicle was taken to the dealer for inspection, and mechanic determined that the throttle needed to be replaced.

- Oakland, NJ, USA

problem #7

May 172002

Jetta

  • miles
Volkswagenh of America has not been supportive or helpful in resolving these complaints nor have the Volkswagen technicians been able to diagnosis the true problem; they just fix the problem "symptoms". no safety defect listed.

- Fulton, NY, USA

problem #6

Nov 272000

Jetta

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Transmission slips between second and third gear. This problem was first reported to gossett motor cars on 05/06/98, and has been a recurring problem ever since. Cruise control has functioned properly three times and failed numerous times. Gossett motor cars says there is not a problem..

- Memphis, TN, USA

problem #5

Apr 172001

Jetta

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

When consumer comes to a stop there was surge inside of engine and vehicle wants to move on its on. Consumer states on one occasion coming out of a parking spot with foot on the brake, vehicle began to move and consumer had to press very hard on brake so she would not move.

- Old Bridge, NJ, USA

problem #4

Feb 262001

Jetta

  • miles
Please check into other complaints for possible recall. No safety defect listed.

- Lincroft, NJ, USA

problem #3

May 052000

Jetta

  • miles
I have spoken with VW and the dealership a number of times.. no one will help.

- Angel Fire, NM, USA

problem #2

Aug 312000

(reported on)

Jetta Diesel

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
While slowing down to approach a curve below 30 mph when the consumers foot is taken off the brake the vehicle surges back to 30 mph. Nlm

- Hollsopple, PA, USA

problem #1

Nov 011997

Jetta

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
Resume button on cruise control failed.

- Anaheim, CA, USA

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