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4.4

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
25,803 miles

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1998 Volkswagen Jetta windows / windshield problems

windows / windshield problem

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1998 Volkswagen Jetta Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #13

Jan 012003

Jetta 6-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 20,000 miles

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

Passenger side power window motor failed at 20,000 miles and just recently driver side window motor failed by cable in motor snapping

- Seffner, FL, USA

problem #12

Dec 112002

(reported on)

Jetta

  • miles
No summary.

- Ashburn, VA, USA

problem #11

Aug 012001

Jetta

  • miles
Total of $1300 spent on 3 windows now.

- Mechanicsville, MD, USA

problem #10

Jun 021998

Jetta

  • miles

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

Window regulator has been replaced six times, but the remedy is not working. Contacted dealer, and the dealer was not willing to do anything.

- Chicago Park, CA, USA

problem #9

Oct 032001

Jetta

  • miles
Volkswagen needs to recall window parts on all 1998 Jettas - even service tech agrees.

- Peoria, AZ, USA

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problem #8

Sep 252001

Jetta

  • miles
Power windows fail to operate. Front driver window is making noises leading me to believe it too will fail soon. First window was repaired by dealer under extended warranty.

- Tempe, AZ, USA

problem #7

Jul 232001

(reported on)

Jetta

  • miles

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

Power windows go all the way up then come back down, all windows do this intermittently. When left rear window is rolled down by button on door or on the front control panel it activates the factory alarm and locks all doors (it does not sound) you have to stop, roll down drivers window, turn off engine and reach outside and manualy disalarm car. I have filed a complaint with Volkswagen they wanted a diagnostic wich I payed $80 for from stevens creek VW, I have to send this in and they will tell me if they can help me or if I have to pay for it. I have done research and there have been numerous problems related to this in all states, have you heard of this and if VW does not help me is there anything I can do? thank you

- San Jose, CA, USA

problem #6

Jul 032001

Jetta

  • miles
Passenger's side rear window stopped operating on 05/13/01/ drivers side rear window stopped operating on 07/03/01. Consumer can hear motor, but window is stuck in door. Dealer has not yet been contacted.

- Sewell, NJ, USA

problem #5

Nov 022000

(reported on)

Jetta

  • miles
The remote locking device stopped working. Nlm

- Unk, UN, USA

problem #4

Jul 222000

(reported on)

Jetta

  • miles
All four windows have failed, did not know warranty, was expired at 24K, took in at 26K, unable to fix.

- Arab, AL, USA

problem #3

Mar 102000

Jetta

  • miles

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

Its a bunch of crap. No safety defect listed in the summary.

- Spring, TX, USA

problem #2

Mar 101999

Jetta

  • miles
Electrical systems are suspect. These two problems have been into the dealer, but the window, even after being replaced, continues to have problems

- Middletown, CT, USA

problem #1

Feb 011998

Jetta

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Remote keyless entry receiver module failed.

- Irvine, CA, USA

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