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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2001 Volkswagen Jetta brakes problems

brakes problem

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2001 Volkswagen Jetta Owner Comments

problem #1

Nov 082008


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ABS unit malfunction causing a stop brake light. This is a known problem that exists in all VW and Audi fitted with a Bosch ABS module. Nothing on my passat has worked right! I have spent about 3000 usd to fix a car so it can function like one, not the deal I was looking for when I went out to buy a car. Now this unit needs about 1400 usd before labor to fix" 5000 usd and some on a 2001 passat? short of getting a horse and carriage, could VW just accept there is a problem with this unit and recall it already. Does someone have to be on fire, running down the free way and get on local news holding a VW or Audi emblem for something to be done" asking mechanics at dealerships if this is a known common occurrence elicits a chuckle one would only get if they were doing stand up. They know it, dealerships know it but will do nothing about it. Everyone is living off everyone's back pocket...we call it capitalism! so can this trickle down economics for once get to those who are in no position to see the future and realize the lemon they are buying is such before the fact! guidelines and regulations are set for this not to happen, and when it does, they should be used to correct said issue.

- Orlando, FL, USA

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