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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
44,302 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 windows / windshield problems

windows / windshield problem

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2001 Volkswagen Jetta Owner Comments

problem #5

Mar 022008

Jetta 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 84,000 miles


My 2001 Jetta has now had two windows fall into the doors. The first was the front passenger side. Now the rear passenger side window has fallen through the door. This seems to be a well know and common issue, but there is currently no recall to my knowledge. Volkswagen Jetta windows

- Tampa, FL, USA

problem #4

Jun 282004

Jetta 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 43,000 miles
Front, passenger side window regulator failed (plastic part broke).

- Laurel, MD, USA

problem #3

Feb 112004

Jetta 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 48,000 miles
I was driving when all of a sudden the window on my 2001 VW Jetta fell inside the door. The pieces that held the window up broke.

- Paterson, NJ, USA

problem #2

Jul 252003

Jetta 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 27,000 miles
Windows on VW Jetta's seem to be falling due to a defect in plastic clips that hold the windows. Volkswagen is covering the replacement of these clips with redesigned metal ones. The dealer took care of everything just fine for me, though I'm surprised that there is no mention of this common problem on this web site.

- San Francsisco, CA, USA

problem #1

May 252003

Jetta 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 19,510 miles
When my wife went to close the trunk, the rear window literally exploded and the biggest part of the glass went into the car.

- Stockton, CA, USA

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