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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
55,697 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.

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 wheels / hubs problems

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2001 Volkswagen Jetta Owner Comments

problem #5

Jun 102014


  • miles


The contact owns a 2001 Volkswagen Jetta. The vehicle is equipped with Michelin primacy mxv4 TL tires, size 195/65R15 (na). While driving approximately 80 mph, the rear driver side tire suddenly had a blow out. The contact lost control of the vehicle and crashed into a guard rail. The tire was completely destroyed. There were no injuries and a police report was filed. The manufacturer was not notified. The VIN, tire failure mileage, and vehicle failure mileage were unknown. Jcc

- Washington, WA, USA

problem #4

Jul 062007

Jetta 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 163,000 miles
While my wife was driving at 65mile per hour....the made in brazil, summit tire P195/65R15 drivers side rear tire...inside tread failed. The blowout, broke five bands, and lost about four square inches of tire at the blowout site. Tires are inflated to 35psi, and shows no sign that it was caused by impact damage. The tires had been replace less then two years ago, and had about twentfive thousand miles on them at the time. Damage was caused to the rim, wheel cover and wheel locks by a roadside tech. Whom attempted to change the tire. I was able to replace tire and have a new one installed at the tire center where it was originally purchased. The tire tech. Indicated that the other tire that I wanted replaced at the sametime was a "good tire", and as noted by myself and the tire tech. Still had not reached the wear gage. I explained that the two tires had been replaced at the same time...and due to the blowout, I did not feel that the batch maybe defective.

- Lakewood, NJ, USA

problem #3

Nov 062006

Jetta 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 115,487 miles
Dry rot of all 4 douglas tires. During state inspection at Volkswagen dealership/repair in North greenbush NY - failed inspection due to all 4 tires being dry rotted.

- Rensselaer, NY, USA

problem #2

Sep 292002


  • miles
Tire flat, has developed "bubbles" in sidewall. Rubber appears to be separating from tire sidewall. Could result in a blowout.

- Columbus, OH, USA

problem #1

Sep 292002


  • miles
Tire flat, has developed "bubbles" in sidewall. Rubber appears to be separating from tire sidewall. Could result in a blowout.

- Columbus, OH, USA

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