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pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
5,600 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

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2006 Volkswagen Jetta Owner Comments

problem #5

Oct 152007

Jetta 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 3,000 miles


My radio/navigation system on my 06 VW Jetta has stopped working and resorted to "safe mode" after four attempts of the dealership attempting repair, they have stated that they will supply and install a new radio. This is still yet to happen. Also, the instrument panel clock does not keep correct time, resets back to 12:00 each time I get in the car. The weather indicator on the instrument panel dings with a snowflake, when there is no precipitation.

- Somerville, MA, USA

problem #4

Aug 072007

Jetta 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 25,000 miles
My speedometer is reading fast (when I am going 75 it reads 80) when compared to radar and gps. I took my vehicle in to my dealer and they informed me that the unit was ok, but that up to a 10% tolerance is allowed by federal regulations.

- Denver, CO, USA

problem #3

Jun 282007

Jetta 4-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 0 miles
I have a 2006 VW Jetta tdi with an automatic. The speedometer reads 5 mph fast and they refuse to fix it. I believe this is a safety issue.

- Freeland, MI, USA

problem #2

Dec 292006

Jetta 4-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 0 miles
The speedometer on the 2006 Jetta, tdi reads 5 miles per hour lower then indicated speed by gps and highway radar. The dealer and Volkswagen customer service sites the sae guidelines allowing an error of up to 6 mile per hour. When asked for a copy of the document Volkswagen would not provide it. I was not notified at purchase that the speedometer and odometer were in error on all Jetta cars. The odometer and speedometer error was not disclosed although the expected miles per gallon were disclosed based on faulty instrumentation.

- Edgerton, MO, USA

problem #1

Oct 102006


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Speedometer reads 10 to 15 percent high. At 65 mph the speedometer reads 73 mph. Dealer stated this is a common problem with Jetta's and they were unable to correct.

- Austin, TX, USA

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