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2.8

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
50,278 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2004 Volkswagen Jetta brakes problems

brakes problem

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2004 Volkswagen Jetta Owner Comments

problem #2

Dec 152006

Jetta

  • 48,180 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Intermittently ABS light comes on and stays on - at times for minutes, other times hours, even days; then goes off. At times it goes off with intervention as described below; other times by itself. At times the ABS light turns on just prior to braking at low speeds/coasting; other times immediately after braking, sometimes along with a noise and brake pedal sinks slightly under my foot prior to brake being applied. Other times the light comes on while driving on the expressway or city streets. Since 12/2006 have taken to dealer numerous occasions and 2 other repair facilities with ABS light on, diagnostics always show code 00283, left front speed sensor malfunction, and sensor replaced numerous times. ABS control module replaced 6/2009 at suggestion of dealer (requested old part and in my possession) to remedy problem, but ABS light has come on again twice in 7/2009.

- Miami, FL, USA

problem #1

Oct 142007

Jetta 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 52,376 miles
I was driving home 50-55 mph clear night smooth road I had not noticed any signs of my tire being low I have valve caps that show when tire air pressure is low and they all were green than I heard a loud noise and my car pulled to the left I pulled over and noticed my tire had completely separated at the sidewall leaving about 2-3 inches of tire on the rim and the rest was in one piece barley sitting on the rim the tire was made by nankang toursport 611 dot 109N other numbers I found on the tire were 517 2306 Z2C, N-2570-3L XR611 radial 195/65 R15 9ih M+S tubeless when the tire blew out and the tire separated it tore my ABS sensor wire and im not sure what other damage my alignment is now off as well.

- Rio Rancho, NM, USA

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