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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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 engine problems

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2001 Volkswagen Jetta Owner Comments

problem #3

May 142004

(reported on)


  • miles


While applying the accelerator pedal vehicle failed to move. Consumer applied the accelerator pedal numerous times and the vehicle suddenly accelerated. Consumer was able to maintain control of the vehicle, and drove the vehicle to the dealer for inspection. Mechanic determined that the engine needed cleaning due to intake manifold being clogged with carbon.

- Albuquerque, NM, USA

problem #2

May 112004

(reported on)


  • miles
While driving vehicle lost power when accelerator pedal was depressed. A technician was unable to duplicate the problem.

- Brunswick, OH, USA

problem #1

Oct 072001


  • miles
On Oct. 7,2001 ( four days after taking delivery), I was slowly merging into traffic. When I put my foot on the gas pedal, there was no accerlation for a few seconds (car just idled) and then suddenly, the car lurched forward into traffic at a high speed with the tires screeching. The same thing happened twice more on October 17, 2001 when turning left at intersections; then about 10 times on October 17 while either making turns or driving in heavy traffic; twice on Nov.7; and, twice more on Nov. 13. we were afraid to drive car on Oct. 25 and had towed to closest dealer. Car has been to service dept. Twice, on 10/22 and 10/25. Defect not found or repaired. We are too afraid to drive this car as we were almost in 5 accidents.

- Media, PA, USA

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