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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
35,000 miles

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2003 Volkswagen Jetta seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2003 Volkswagen Jetta Owner Comments

problem #1

Feb 122007

Jetta 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 35,000 miles


- the contact owns a 2003 Jetta jls. While driving at 60 mph the contact's vehicle was cut off by a truck and lost control of the vehicle. The vehicle proceeded down an embankment, flipped over sideways, and end over end, landing upside down in a canal. The driver was pulled from the wreckage and it became submerged. There was damage to the doors, the rear and the front. The air bag side/curtain, frontal airbags failed to deploy, and the seat belt failed to work properly during the crash. The failure and current mileage were both 35000. The driver sustained a broke nose, as well as, other injuries.

- Boca Raton, FL, USA

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