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2004 Volkswagen Jetta miscellaneous problems

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2004 Volkswagen Jetta Owner Comments

problem #3

Dec 302005


  • miles


After rain, the interior is flooded with water. Both the front and back of the driver side floor is soaked with water.

- San Francisco, CA, USA

problem #2

Jul 012005


  • miles
The chrome panel covering the gear shifter reflects sunlight. The sunlight reflects off the panel towards the driver, causing a discomfort and distraction. VW has no solutions for the problem and has refused to fix the situation.

- San Francisco, CA, USA

problem #1

Jul 052004


  • miles
Auto: 2004 Jetta gls 1.8T on 4/20/2005, the dealership "riverbank motors" in stamford ct had to retorque turbo to exh manifold bolts. Car was returned fixed. After road test. On 7/1 2005 the front end exhaust diconnected and had to be towed to the dealership becuase it was undrivable. All warrantied. After being told numerous stories and misscommunications the service dept informed us that this time the bolts were stripped and the entire turbo unit needed to be replaced. Brought the car back for the 2nd time since the bolts were only temporarily tightened. The dealer is replacing the turbo unit under warranty but cannot explain why or how the bolts were stripped. "your guess is as good as mine" was the answer I received from the service director. Fortunately for me all warranty!!!! car is 1 year old

- Norwalk, CT, USA

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