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2004 Volkswagen Jetta body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2004 Volkswagen Jetta Owner Comments

problem #2

Dec 262006


  • miles


Component: Structure:body:door:hinge and attachments metal protector strip (molding) on rear passenger side door became unglued. When the door was opened, the strip scraped the front door, damaging paint on front passenger door, and the strip became bent. The metal strip on the other rear door also became unglued, but fortunately it occurred at the rear end, therefore has not scraped the front door. Volkswagen dealer refuses to repair under warranty, claiming that the strip became unglued due to "outside influences, such as washing the car.

- Edgewater, NJ, USA

problem #1

Jul 012005

Jetta 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Chrome protector strip on rear passenger side door became unglued. When the door was opened, the chrome strip was bent, and damaged paint on passenger door.

- San Francisco, CA, USA

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