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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
36,000 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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2003 Volkswagen Jetta brakes problems

brakes problem

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2003 Volkswagen Jetta Owner Comments

problem #1

Mar 212014


  • 36,000 miles


The contact owns a 2003 Volkswagen Jetta. The contact stated that while driving approximately 25 mph, the brake pedal sank to the floorboard when depressed. As a result, the contact crashed into the rear of another vehicle. The contact mentioned that the failure caused four other vehicles to crash. A police report was filed. There were no injuries reported. The vehicle was towed to an impound lot where it was scheduled to be inspected. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The vehicle was destroyed. The approximate failure mileage was 36,000.

- Honolulu, HI, USA

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