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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
9 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
15 / 0
Average Mileage:
61,306 miles

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2001 Volkswagen Jetta seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2001 Volkswagen Jetta Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #6

Jan 062003

Jetta 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 40,800 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Driver's side air bags failed to deploy during an accident that may have totaled the car. Damage was to the driver's side only and the passenger front airbag did deploy.

- Powhatan, VA, USA

problem #5

Oct 102002

Jetta

  • miles
Consumer states that when hit at 80mph in the front center of the vehicle the air bag did not deploy causing minor injuries to the consumer. Dealer notified

- Col. Navarte, NM, USA

problem #4

Oct 032002

Jetta

  • miles
Consumer states that when hit at 35mph in the front center of the vehicle the air bag did not deploy causing minor injuries to the consumer. Dealer notified

- Tinley Park, IL, USA

problem #3

Jul 102002

Jetta

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

My 2001 Jetta glx was delivered with an airbag fault & a scratched bumper. They said they would fix both. I brought my car back the next day to have the airbag fault fixed. They fixed it & it occured again in 1 or 2 days. I also had a hose break & all of the ratiator fluid leak out. They fixed that & the scratch & the airbag fault. I asked at that time for a new vehicle. They said they could not/would not do that. My airbag failed again 7/2002 & again 9/2002. I am currently seeking to have my car replaced or bought back by the dealer. It is currently in the shop.

- Clinton, OH, USA

problem #2

Mar 262002

Jetta

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Consumer state while traveling without any indication air bag indication light started flashing through out travel. Dealer has been contacted. The air bag light did not remain on any more after the air bag control unit was replaced. The drivers seat back cover was replaced since the original one was stain.

- Highland Beach, FL, USA

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problem #1

Sep 062000

Jetta

  • miles
The problem appears to be that the VW service department does not know how to repair the air bag control system. They have replaced the 2 airbags which were used (front driver and front passenger), then replaced the front seat belts, then replaced the complete wiring harness for the airbag system. Still: They cannot get the airbag system to function properly.

- Pleasantville, NY, USA

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