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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4.4

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
25,000 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.

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2001 Volkswagen Jetta brakes problems

brakes problem

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2001 Volkswagen Jetta Owner Comments

problem #1

Oct 012003

Jetta 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 25,000 miles

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

Rear brake pads/rotors: Premature wear, at 25K. Went to dealer they told me that it was my fault for using the brakes too much and that it was going to be $650 for parts and labor. Went to a midas had them replaced for $250 and was told there that brakes should not wear out that soon on a new car.

- Rutland, VT, USA

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