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5.8

fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
14,515 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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2001 Volkswagen Jetta Owner Comments

problem #5

May 102006

Jetta 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 52,675 miles

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

: the contact stated upon inspection, it was noticed the brake light switch was inoperable. The dealership replaced the brake light switch and determined there was a NHTSA recall, # 06V183000, regarding the exterior lighting brake light switch. The VIN was not included in the recall. The manufacturer was alerted. Updated 6/27/2006 - the switch was replaced by the original owner under recall on 4/26/05 with 44653 miles. The replacement switch failed one year later at 52675 miles. The coolant pump failed and caused the vehicle to overheat. The front woofer in the door failed internally causing the sound to be distorted.

- Livonia, MI, USA

problem #4

Apr 222001

Jetta 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Since I have had my Jetta I have had to keep oil in the trunk because the car burns oil, I was told by the dealer that it is normal for a car to use that much oil, I have had to have the brake switch replaced, the arm rest latch replaced, cd player replaced twice, my passenger rear brake lights burn out regularly (only passenger side), my key in the ignition alarm and lights left on alarm turned and stayed on everytime I drove my car. The dealer's solution to all these problems was to downgrade my car and buy a VW beetle. I purchased a 2002 used beetle - dealer allowed me take car and promised to fix anything on the following Monday. There was a light on the dash that was lit up called epc - I asked the dealer what the light was for and they said that the alignment needed to be adjusted no big deal they would fix it when I returned on Monday. I drove the car off the lot got about 20 miles for the dealership and the car died on the freeway!!!!! while waiting for the tow truck I read in the car manual that epc stood for electric power control - it said if this light goes on do not attempt to drive - tow to dealership immediately - after that I marched right back to the dealer and got my Jetta back - however I still have all of the above problems and few to add to the list defective electric window, noisy brakes when in reverse even after brakes were replaced. I can't wait to turn the piece of @#$%# in to the dealer when my lease is up and walk away - I just feel sorry for the fool they turn around and sell it to!

- Portland, OR, USA

problem #3

Jun 192002

Jetta 4-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 19,900 miles
The consumer has experienced the following: Tread separation(tires)/the outside tires cupped, more wear on the center, 3-4 tires had shown a sign of separating cords, the driver seat back is worn, unspecified bad remote, and the speaker would drift away then come back again. The consumer seeks reimbursement for the defective tires. Scc

- Delray Beach, FL, USA

problem #2

Jan 082001

(reported on)

Jetta

  • miles
Consumer states the quality of the radio antenna is poor.

- West Orange, NJ, USA

problem #1

Jan 082001

(reported on)

Jetta

  • miles
Consumer states the quality of the radio antenna is poor.

- West Orange, NJ, USA

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