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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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
10,198 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2003 Volkswagen Jetta engine problems

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2003 Volkswagen Jetta Owner Comments

problem #1

May 122003

Jetta 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 10,198 miles


10,000 miles, mil (malfunction indicator lamp) came on solid. After I was told that if the light was solid, the car was safe to drive. Took car home and drove to dealership next day. After princeton Volkswagen looked at the car, turned out to be that my 2003 Jetta gls 1.8T that was less than 3 months old had a fuel leak! I was told that the fuel sender clamp was loose and hose was smoking.

- Dayton, NJ, USA

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