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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
13,650 miles

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2005 Volkswagen Jetta brakes problems

brakes problem

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2005 Volkswagen Jetta Owner Comments

problem #2

Mar 202007

Jetta 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 17,300 miles


The contact owns a 2005 Volkswagen Jetta. The contact stated that there was ABS failure. While approaching a stop sign at 15 mph the contact depressed the brake pedal but the vehicle continued to accelerate. The contact stated that this failure happened on several occasions, usually when decelerating and stopping. The vehicle was brought to the dealer twice, but the failure could not be duplicated. The dealer stated that the brakes may contain dust. The current mileage was 18,100, and failure mileage was 17,300. Update 4/25/07

- Columbia, MD, USA

problem #1

Aug 162005


  • Automatic transmission
  • 10,000 miles
The contact stated on 8-16-05 while driving on the highway the car died. Then it lurched forward, stopped and lurched forward again. This was the fifth time the car has been at the dealers. The first time the check engine light came on, and they replaced a fuel injector. The second time the ABS light, the air bag light, and the check engine light came on. They installed a full distributor rail. The third time the engine overheated, and the air conditioner would not work. They replaced the battery and cooling fans. The fourth time the check engine light came on again, and they replaced a valve. This last time the dealer gave him a loaner car. They have not diagnosed the problem yet. The dealer called on Friday to tell him they would not pay for the loaner car.

- Coconut Creek, FL, USA

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