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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
105,000 miles

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2005 Volkswagen Jetta lights problems

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2005 Volkswagen Jetta Owner Comments

problem #1

Dec 262009


  • 105,000 miles


Turn signal switch malfunction and fire... right turn signal activated without switch being activated. After about 5-10 minutes in this condition, smoke came out of steering column. Fire/marking could be seen in the switch area. Eventually the turn signal went out and the smoke/fire stoppped. VW service replaced the switch and wire harnes. The plactic on the switch and harnes was melted and charred.

- Zionsville, PA, USA

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