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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
54,000 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 transmission problems

transmission problem

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2001 Volkswagen Jetta Owner Comments

problem #3

Apr 302008

Jetta 6-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 134,000 miles


The contact owns a 2001 Volkswagen Jetta. The contact has had to replace the transmission three times within three months. There is a dial pin the differential gear, which came out of place and caused the transmission to lock up while driving 25 mph. The vehicle was taken to the shop numerous times and was informed that this was a manufacturer defect, which should be recalled. The current and failure mileages were 134,000. Updated 10/14/08 updated 10/17/08.

- Richmond, VA, USA

problem #2

May 282004

Jetta 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 28,000 miles
The manual transmission slips out of gear for no reason, with no warning at certain speeds and in certain gears. When you try and accelerate the engine revs but you don't go anywhere, possibly a very dangerous situation. I have had the car in twice for repairs and the problem still occurs, all that has changed is which gear. The dealer claimed these repairs were not under warranty even though the transmission is covered by a 10-year warranty.

- Columbus, OH, USA

problem #1

Apr 012001


  • Manual transmission
  • miles
After driving for a while vehicle will not shift from 1st to 2nd gear. This never happens at first start.

- Bethesda, MD, USA

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