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:
88,000 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 engine problems

engine problem

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2001 Volkswagen Jetta Owner Comments

problem #1

Dec 272006

Jetta 4-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 88,000 miles


Engine light came on and the 2001 tdi was taken into the dealership. The dealership identified the problem as a faulty glow plug. Upon trying to remove the glow plug, the dealership broke the part. Now, the only way to remove the glow plug is to tear apart the engine, at a cost of over $1,000. Dealership will not allow me to take the car back either. Called VW customer service and they are fine with the dealership holding my car hostage. VW must hate the customer.

- Royal Oak, MI, USA

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