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:
100,000 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.

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 brakes problems

brakes problem

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2004 Volkswagen Jetta Owner Comments

problem #1

Mar 232008

Jetta 4-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 100,000 miles


I am writing this for my girlfriend. She has a 2004 Volkswagen Jetta tdi (diesel). Her brake pedal has been getting hard in the mornings resulting in decreased braking. Upon examination, I found that a hard vacuum line from the vacuum pump to the brake booster had a large crack in it. I went on the internet to and did a search only to find that this was a common problem. The part is available from the dealer, and will cost me about $60 to replace. The dealer actually quoted her $650 to replace the entire brake booster to fix this condition.

- Pontiac, MI, USA

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