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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
41,075 miles

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2004 Volkswagen Jetta Owner Comments

problem #1

May 302006

Jetta 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 41,075 miles


: the contact stated while applying brake pressure at various speeds, the rear brake light and turn signals failed to illuminate without warning. The vehicle was inspected by a dealer who determined the brake light switch malfunctioned and needed to be replaced. There was a NHTSA recall, # 06V183000, regarding the exterior lighting. The vehicle was not included in the recall due to the VIN. Additionally, the driver side window glass stuck within the window retainer, and would not roll up. The dealer determined the window glass needed retainer clips installed. Afterwards, the problem persisted. The manufacturer was notified.

- Newbury, MA, USA

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