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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
79,100 miles

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1998 Volkswagen Jetta lights problems

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1998 Volkswagen Jetta Owner Comments

problem #1

Apr 192005

Jetta 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 79,100 miles


(1) first, the turn signals began to act strange. When using them they flashed, paused, then continued to flash. Later in the day when attempting to put the hazard lights on, they didn't work. After that, the turn signals didn't work either. (2) safety issue while driving, but no accident/injury occurred. (3) took car to independent VW mechanic who replaced hazard/turn signal switch assembly. (4) now researching problem and found that a recall for this very problem began on March 31, 2005 (NHTSA campaign id number 04V584000); however it didn't include the 1998 model year. Why not? it's evident that the defect was present in that year also.

- Pittsburgh, PA, USA

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