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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
60,000 miles

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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 #2

Jan 012004

Jetta 4-cyl Diesel

  • Manual transmission
  • 120,000 miles


For the last several months while driving the airbag warning light flickers on at various times. Returned to repair shop twice and as told no error codes have been registered by the car. This happens in wet and dry weather all different times. When the car is started the indicator light always does go off. I am the sole driver, original owner, always serviced, no modifications to the car, and never in an accident.

- Brewster, NY, USA

problem #1

Jan 012000


  • miles
Recurring issue - air bag warning light stays lit after starting. Takes dealership a long time to diagnose and fix. We have lost over 2 weeks of use of the vehicle so far.

- Citrus Heights, CA, USA

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