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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
6 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
9 / 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.

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1998 Volkswagen Jetta seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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1998 Volkswagen Jetta Owner Comments

problem #8

May 212004

Jetta

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

While driving 35 mph vehicle collided with a tree. Upon impact, air bags failed to deploy. Driver and passenger sustained minor injuries, and were transported to the hospital. Vehicle was taken to the dealer and dealer was unable to duplicate or resolve the problem.

- Salix, PA, USA

problem #7

Aug 092000

Jetta

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
While driving at approximately 25 mph and after applying brakes rearended a mid-sized truck. Upon impact, dual airbags did not deploy which could have caused injuries.

- Clarkston, MI, USA

problem #6

Jan 282000

Jetta

  • miles
Was traveling about 30-35 mph when consumer's vehicle hit another automobile head-on, and air bags did not deploy. Impact also caused seat belts not to retract. Consumer was slightly injuried.

- Alexandria, VA, USA

problem #5

Jan 282000

Jetta

  • miles

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

Was traveling about 30-35 mph when consumer's vehicle hit another automobile head-on, and air bags did not deploy. Impact also caused seat belts not to retract. Consumer was slightly injuried.

- Alexandria, VA, USA

problem #4

Aug 221999

Jetta

  • miles
Vehicle was involved in a frontal collision at 60mph, and the airbags did not deploy, resulting in minor injuries. Manufacturer has been notified.

- New Concord, CA, USA

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problem #3

Aug 221999

Jetta

  • miles
Vehicle was involved in a frontal collision at 60mph, and the airbags did not deploy, resulting in minor injuries. Manufacturer has been notified.

- New Concord, CA, USA

problem #2

Jul 291999

Jetta

  • miles
No deployment of both air bags (driver/passenger) during frontal collision. Mjs

- Waterford, NJ, USA

problem #1

Jul 291999

Jetta

  • miles
No deployment of both air bags (driver/passenger) during frontal collision. Mjs

- Waterford, NJ, USA

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