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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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
54,150 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.

2004 Volkswagen Jetta accessories - interior problems

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2004 Volkswagen Jetta Owner Comments

problem #2

Jan 172011

Jetta 4-cyl

  • 108,300 miles


Door ajar not working, along with interior light on drivers door, & cabin interior lights not coming on when door opens. Replaced drivers door lock actuator via dealer fixes problem. A very expensive fix for a $17 microswitch (approx) part on the door lock actuator that fails very often. Many VW owners experience this.

- Edmonton, Ab Canada, 00, USA

problem #1

Jul 152005

Jetta 4-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 0 miles
Ihave a 2004 VW Jetta wagon. The instruments are impossible to see in some lighting conditions, especially the speedometer. The neddle is a dark, non reflective red against a black background. With a bright foreground outside, the speedometer cannot be seen, even with the lights turned bright. I E-mailed VW, but never received an answer.

- Wichita Falls, TX, USA

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