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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
16,000 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 #2

Apr 112008

Jetta 4-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 10,000 miles


Rear brakes wear unevenly (driver side rear pads have worn at an incredible rate) rear brakes also lock up easily while braking on loose pavement or gravel.

- Surprise, AZ, USA

problem #1

Nov 212007

Jetta 5-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 22,000 miles
My 2006 Volkswagen Jetta 2.5L started making strange noises from my rear brakes at 23,000 total vehicle miles. When I removed the rear brake pads, they were already worn to the studs and etching the rear brake discs. Braking effort and stopping distances were increasing. I have never owned a car with brakes that wore out in 20,000 miles, and if I did not know what to do, I would have destroyed the brakes entirely and/or had a failure. Apparently, this is a common problem on these cars because the hand brake is not fully released.

- Monroe, GA, USA

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