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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
37,043 miles

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2004 Volkswagen Jetta windows / windshield problems

windows / windshield problem

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2004 Volkswagen Jetta Owner Comments

problem #2

Dec 172007

Jetta 4-cyl Diesel

  • Manual transmission
  • 69,086 miles


On December 17, 2007, I opened the hatch of my 2004 Volkswagen Jetta tdi and the window shattered. My wife and I first heard a pop sound and then the window exploded over our heads. It was a cold, dry morning in ne Ohio (around 25 degrees).

- Hudson, OH, USA

problem #1

Apr 162004

Jetta 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 5,000 miles
Defective windshield glass. Glass in 2004 Jetta winshield batch appears to be defectively annealed and tempered causing glass to fracture from temperature changes. My winshield cracked when sitting in hot sunlightthe air conditioning was turned on and the ac vent directs cold air to the hot windshield. Vent or glass bad.

- San Diego, CA, USA

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