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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 3
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
34,904 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 electrical problems

electrical problem

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2001 Volkswagen Jetta Owner Comments (Page 3 of 3)

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problem #4

Mar 192003

(reported on)


  • miles


The coil pack failed on the vehicle, the manufacturer informed consumer only the defective coils would be replaced.

- Lockport, NY, USA

problem #3

Jan 252003

Jetta 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 28,300 miles
Coil pack failure - loss of engine power while driving on interstate.

- Silver Spring, MD, USA

problem #2

Mar 152001

Jetta 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 9,000 miles
The cehck enging light illuminated and smoke started coming from the engine compartment, the dealer stated there was a faulty ignition coil.

- Monrovia, CA, USA

problem #1

Jan 262002


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Consumer states that when starting the vehicle the alarm sounds and horn goes off and lights flash on and off for about 10 minutes. This also happens when opening doors to exit the vehicle. Also the illuminated entry and the power door locks were not working. The dealer has replaced wiring and relay in the doors, the radio ignition switch, and door lock, however the problem still exists. The dealer now states that there is nothing further they can do. Nlm front bumer pulled loose. Bumper and lower facia reinstalled.

- Sacramento, CA, USA

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