Huge win for car owners! All TSBs to be made public. The Center for Auto Safety just made the NHTSA (US Government) make public the full text of all TSBs from now on. They are the same organization that has petitioned the NHTSA & filed lawsuits to protect car owners over exploding gas tanks & other major safety issues. Whenever you drive in your car, you are safer thanks in part to a lot of work over the years by this small but very effective consumer advocacy group.

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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
38,000 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2005 Volkswagen Jetta engine problems

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2005 Volkswagen Jetta Owner Comments

problem #1

Jun 302007

Jetta 4-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 38,000 miles


For several weeks, my 2005.5 VW Jetta tdi has been intermittently been losing power upon acceleration. Unfortunately, I never know when this is going to happen; thus it can be very dangerous when you go to pull into traffic and have no acceleration power. My car, as well as many other's cars with the same problem, has been in the "shop" several times with no* as of yet. Though VW and their numerous technicians keep *guessing* and replacing parts, the problems still exist. For those of us driving these automobiles, we are very lucky if we go without causing an accident or being the center of an accident when you have no acceleration power.

- Winfield, WV, USA

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