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3.1

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
45,400 miles

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2002 Volkswagen Jetta lights problems

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2002 Volkswagen Jetta Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #3

Jul 102004

Jetta 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 25,670 miles

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

Related to NHTSA recall no. 04V096.I am the lessee of a 2002 VW Jetta that has experience a brake light malfunction four (4) times in the past 24 months. The latest failure of the brake lights on the vehicle caused a failure of the lights on deceleration followed by them being stuck in the on position while parked. While repeated repairs of this recurring problem (by the VW dealership) seem to rectify the issue for a period of time, the issue returns. The latest incident nearly caused a rear-end collision on a high-way off-ramp. Maintenance records of this recurring problem were reviewed by VW Corp. Factory rep. And the opinion of VW is that they will entertain no further investigation of this incident or repair, nor will they allow me to turn the vehicle in after four (4) instances of brake light malfunctions within 24 months. According to the maintenance records, the vehicle has the recall brake light switch installed and still has had failures occur.

- Chandler, AZ, USA

problem #2

Mar 022004

Jetta 4-cyl

  • miles
Recall notice regarding the brake lighting system. The brake light switch failed prior to the consumer receiving recall notice 04V-096000 which caused the brake lights to malfunction twice. On both occasions the vehicle was taken to the local dealer where they replaced the light bulbs. After the recall arrived the consumer requested reimbursement from the dealer for the two bulbs the replaced. The dealer denied her request so now she is requesting reimbursement from the manufacturer.

- Scottsdale, AZ, USA

problem #1

Aug 292003

Jetta 4-cyl Diesel

  • Manual transmission
  • 22,400 miles
Total brake light failure (all brake lights) without warning and with no warning light to let me know they were out.

- Peachtree City, GA, USA

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