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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
14,488 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2006 Volkswagen Jetta brakes problems

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2006 Volkswagen Jetta Owner Comments

problem #1

Mar 092007

Jetta 5-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 14,488 miles


Wife stated that when she hit brakes it was hard to stop car, did not slow, rear ended a SUV at about 30 mph which pushed front end up to windshield above bumper, pushed engine into firewall. She incurred major seat belt bruising with no air bag deployment. After inspection the insurance company found that two sensors had been distorted along with cracked engine mounts and bent cradle. They totaled the car due in part to no air bag deployment, T and felt that the car would be unsafe after repairs. After contacting Volkswagen, they said that air bag deployment should not have happened. But what if my wife had jumped into the car and forgot to put the seat belt on she would have gone through the windshield. I feel that this is a major safety defect since most accidents would over ride the bumper due to low bumper height. Volkswagen does not seem to think this is a problem from the pictures I sent them and our talk on the phone.

- New Lenox, IL, USA

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