Huge win for car owners! All TSBs to be made public. The Center for Auto Safety just made the NHTSA (US Government) make public the full text of all TSBs from now on. They are the same organization that has petitioned the NHTSA & filed lawsuits to protect car owners over exploding gas tanks & other major safety issues. Whenever you drive in your car, you are safer thanks in part to a lot of work over the years by this small but very effective consumer advocacy group.

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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
18,500 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.

2002 Volkswagen Jetta transmission problems

transmission problem

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2002 Volkswagen Jetta Owner Comments

problem #2

Aug 012005

Jetta 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 37,000 miles


The asl (automatic shift lock) on my 2002 Volkswagen Jetta malfunctions, keeping my car locked in park or neutral. This has happened before, I was told it was fixed, and it has happened again. I missed work and blocked traffic the first time, and I'll have to miss work again and I'm parked in a temporary parking zone this time. So far nothing has been done to correct the failure.

- Solana Beach, CA, USA

problem #1

Jul 262002

(reported on)


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While parked with ignition off vehicle rolled backwards, resulting in a collision.

- Reno, NV, USA

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