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pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
7,813 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 #3

Jan 272003

Jetta 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 23,440 miles


Rear brakes and rotors were badly worn and required replacement at 23440 miles. Rear shoes were replaced at an independent garage as vehicle was out of warranty.

- Rochester Hills, MI, USA

problem #2

Jan 202004


  • Manual transmission
  • miles
Rear brakes have worn to nothing after only 20K miles. Rotars are now ruined. No warning was given. Dealer said that only the front brakes have a warning light. Why wouldn't the rear brakes have a warning system if they wear out more quickly than the front?

- Nottingham, MD, USA

problem #1

May 022002


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Consumer states his daughter 2001 Jetta has 17000 miles on it and the rear brakes are gone.

- Kearney, NJ, USA

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