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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
47,700 miles

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2005 Volkswagen Jetta windows / windshield problems

windows / windshield problem

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2005 Volkswagen Jetta Owner Comments

problem #1

Feb 152007

Jetta 4-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 47,700 miles


During winter driving with temperature at 18 degrees the windshield wipers became inoperative after 45 minutes of use in wash mode. Water/ice builds up under a plastic cowl, this cowl hides the windshield wiper mechanics. The ice build up prevents operation of the windshield wipers. A friend of mine who is a 2005 VW Jetta owner has reported this identical problem with his car. VW has refused to cover this repair under warranty, claiming this is an environmental problem.

- Wappingers Falls, NY, USA

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