Huge win for car owners! All TSBs to be made public. The Center for Auto Safety just made the NHTSA (US Government) make public the full text of all TSBs from now on. They are the same organization that has petitioned the NHTSA & filed lawsuits to protect car owners over exploding gas tanks & other major safety issues. Whenever you drive in your car, you are safer thanks in part to a lot of work over the years by this small but very effective consumer advocacy group.

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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
64,000 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.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2001 Volkswagen Jetta brakes problems

brakes problem

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2001 Volkswagen Jetta Owner Comments

problem #1

Jul 272006

Jetta 6-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 64,000 miles


: the contact stated that while driving at various speed, the ABS light illuminated. The brakes make a rattling noise, and depressing the brake pedal became difficult. The vehicle was taken to a private repair shop, where the mechanic was unable to duplicate the problem. The vehicle was then taken to a service dealer, where the dealer was also unable to duplicate the problem. There is a NHTSA recall # 02V031000 which pertains to the hydraulic antilock brakes. The vehicle was not included in the recall due to the VIN.

- Chelsea, MA, USA

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