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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
55,250 miles

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2001 Volkswagen Jetta lights problems

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2001 Volkswagen Jetta Owner Comments

problem #2

Feb 052007

Jetta 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 69,500 miles


Turn signal on 2001 VW Jetta operates at random or not at all. This condition began occurring following the repair of a malfunctioning brake light switch (recalls 06V183000 & 04V096000). Signals failed to turn on, or turned on with sporadic functioning. Volkswagen service indicated this was caused by a shorted hazard switch. Hazard switch was replaced for a cost of us $131.55. Dealer indicated a recall was issued for this problem (recall 04V584000) however indicated vehicle does not qualify under the recall despite having an identical issue. If find it utterly ridiculous that Volkswagen will not cover the cost of repairs given that the identical problem is recalled for other Jettas. In addition I find it morally unacceptable as Volkswagen is putting drivers at risk as intermittent or inoperative turn signals is a safety concern: Failure to provide the proper signal when turning or performing a lateral move could lead to a crash without warning.

- Madison, NJ, USA

problem #1

Feb 142005

Jetta 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 41,000 miles
Paaseneger side turn signal malfunction in December was repaired by dealer. All turn signals and hazard lights dead as of February 11, 2005. I saw some postings about a recall on an internet site. The dealer has no knowledge of the recall and the manufacturer has not recalled the vehicle yet. The NHTSA web site lists this problem to be recalled this month.

- Brooklyn, NY, USA

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