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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
6,673 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.

2006 Volkswagen Jetta brakes problems

brakes problem

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2006 Volkswagen Jetta Owner Comments

problem #3

Feb 012007


  • 20,000 miles


The rear brake pads, on the vehicle side with the emergency brake cable attached, wear very prematurely. The dealer indicated this type of vehicle has faulty brake adjusters. They would not replace under warranty. This is a severe safety hazard.

- Randleman, NC, USA

problem #2

Oct 232008


  • miles
Vehicle is a 2006 VW Jetta with a safety issue with brakes the vehicle rear brakes wear out at about 25,000 to 30,000 miles do to grabbing from the E brake design vehicle does not have a censor or a metal tab on the brake pads to indicate brakes need to be replace.

- Chatsworth, CA, USA

problem #1

May 232006

Jetta 4-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 19 miles
Brakes/steering/esp-vehicle pulls to the right after making left hand turns or U-turns. Sometimes so aggressively that it has caused injury to the drivers and damage to the car's rim and tire. Vehicle moves after put in park and the ignition has been turned off. Sometimes, it moves after getting out and walking away. Have been told by two dealerships that this is normal. I don't feel that moving 6 inches or more is safe, especially around children and small pets. Seat memory-seat started moving on its own while driving. Almost had an accident because of this as in the middle of braking, the seat moved all the way back where I could not reach the pedals. Memory has not been right even after replacing switches and I am stressed and wonder when the seat will start moving on its own again.

- Largo, FL, USA

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