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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
9 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
11 / 0
Average Mileage:
10,929 miles

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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 seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2001 Volkswagen Jetta Owner Comments

problem #14

Apr 132007

Jetta 6-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • miles

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

The contact owns a 2001 Volkswagen Jetta. While driving the contact's vehicle hit something in the road and flattened the tire on the front passenger side. Three or four days later while driving 40- 45 mph the driver's side air bag deployed. The current and failure mileages were unknown.

- Cleveland, TN, USA

problem #13

Jan 212005

Jetta

  • 85,000 miles
While driving 55 mph driver's front/rear side air bags inadvertently deployed. Dealership was notified, but did not resolve the problem.

- Abilene, TX, USA

problem #12

Dec 262004

Jetta 6-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
The consumer was involved in a frontal collision. Both frontal air bags failed to deploy. This caused the passenger to sustain major injuries and was taken to the hospital. The vehicle was towed to a dealer for inspection. Please provide additional details.

- Redding, CA, USA

problem #11

Jul 042004

Jetta 4-cyl

  • miles

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

I was on vacation, over the July 4th weekend. On my way home, I was driving along when for no reason at all, my passenger side airbag along with the seat airbag, deployed. I got out of the vehicle to inspect why such a thing would happen. There was no clear sign as to why it had gone off. I had to drive home with the side curtain hanging down, my dog hyperventilated all the way home, due to the loud bang of the deployment. When I got home I immediately called tulley VW and told them my situation, they told me my car was under warrenty and to bring it down, they would give me a rental and fix the airbags. I did just that, although a few hours later I received a call stating that they would not cover the cost of the airbag, stating that they insist I was in a crash. There is clearly no damage to my car, and it is apparent that there must be some kind of computer malfunction. I am wondering what I should do in my next step to getting this resolved under my warrenty. I have not gotten into any accident and I do not understand why VW will not cover this.

- Nashua, NH, USA

problem #10

Jul 122004

Jetta 6-cyl

  • 68,000 miles
While driving 20 mph front air bags including the side impact air bags inadvertently deployed. Consumer managed to pull over, and had the vehicle towed. Dealership was notified, but did not resolve the problem. Water was on the floor due to a leaking sunroof.

- New Hyde Park, NY, USA

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problem #9

Sep 162002

(reported on)

Jetta

  • miles
While coming out of driveway both side and front airbags on passanger's seat deployed with no reason.

- Holland, PA, USA

problem #8

May 042002

Jetta

  • miles

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

Consumer states during a rear end collison, none of the air bag deployed on impact.causing major injuries.

- Littleton, CO, USA

problem #7

May 022002

Jetta

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Consumer was traveling about 55 mph on highway and another vehicle hit consumer's vehicle. Upon impact, dual airbags didn't come out. Jlg

- North Lake, IL, USA

problem #6

Apr 242002

(reported on)

Jetta

  • miles
Ollision at 35 mph, andupon impact air bags did not deploy, causing minor injuries to driver. Manufacture will be notified.

- Fudbury Ontorio, CD, USA

problem #5

Dec 242001

Jetta Diesel

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
Consumer was involved in a 50mph front end collision. Front passenger and driver side airbags failed to deploy. One person was injured in the accident.

- Weathersfield, VT, USA

problem #4

Dec 012001

Jetta

  • miles

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

Vehicle was involved in a frontal collisoin at 50mph, upon impact, air bags did not deploy, resuling in minor injuries to driver. Dealer will be notified. Please provide additional information.

- Weathersfield, VT, USA

problem #3

Aug 292001

Jetta

  • miles
While traveling 30 mph vehicle was involved in a front end collision. Passenger's air bag deployed, but driver's frontal air bag failed to deploy. No determination has been made for reason of this failure. Please provide any additional information / attachments.

- Worcester, MA, USA

problem #2

Aug 162001

Jetta

  • miles
This Jetta was in an accident. It was totaled. Another car made a left-hand turn and T-boned into the driver's side. The the car spun around into a ditch. At some point, the passenger rear corner underside was severly dented up into the trunk. The driver's side door airbag deployed. The passenger side door airbag deployed. The passenger front dash air bag deployed. But the driver's steering wheel air bag did not deploy. Since all other airbags deployed, except this one, I am requesting that this be analyzed and tested. It was not a frontal collison, but since the passenger front dash airbag deployed, I think it should be investigated. The front of the car was only slightly damaged, so why should one front airbag go off but not the other.

- Tempe, AZ, USA

problem #1

Oct 112000

Jetta

  • miles
Subject vehicle was struck by a minivan on the passenger side. Passenger side, side air bag did not deploy. Vehicle experienced extensive damage to passenger side of the vehicle due to side impact. The vehicle rolled over 1 and 3/4 times. The passenger side side impact airbag did not deploy as a result of the accident. The drivers side side impact air bag did deploy, passenger sustained personal injury, attorney for client, updated 1/4/01. Nlm

- Philadelphia, PA, USA

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