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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
8 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
9 / 0
Average Mileage:
82,333 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.

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2006 Volkswagen Jetta seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2006 Volkswagen Jetta Owner Comments (Page 3 of 3)

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problem #7

Mar 282008

Jetta 4-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 66,000 miles


This is the second time the seatbelt light has come on and stayed on. The first time vwoa repaired wiring under my seat at 49,000 miles. The light is now on again, less than one year later and they will not repair it under warranty because I have more than 12,000 mile since repair. This is a problem that should be covered regardless of time. Safety is the priority and if vwoa has a safety defect they need to stand behind it.

- Ada, MI, USA

problem #6

Oct 052006

Jetta 4-cyl Diesel

  • Manual transmission
  • 8,000 miles
After 3 months of driving my new Jetta, the airbag light turn on and stayed on. I took it to the dealer and they fixed it. Over the next year the airbag light came on 6 times. Once it turned on before I even left the dealerships parking lot. And yes the lemon law applies in this case. I love my Jetta but vwoa service record sucks.

- Philadelphia, PA, USA

problem #5

Jun 172007

Jetta Diesel

  • Manual transmission
  • 26,000 miles
Airbag light keeps coming on with an intermittent airbag fault. 3rd time for the repair. This has been a continual problem since July 2006. Only 3 months after purchase.

- Philadelphia, PA, USA

problem #4

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

problem #3

Jan 072007

Jetta Diesel

  • Manual transmission
  • 2,000 miles
The manufacturer of my vehicle and the dealer have informed me that my Volkswagen tdi's wiring harness was crushed due to a foreign object underneath the seat. Although I am contesting that the object is mine, I do think it is of concern that the wiring harness is not secured or protected in any way, and any objects that slide underneath the seat may crush this harness and may possibly render the airbag system useless.

- Andover, KS, USA

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problem #2

Feb 282006

Jetta 4-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 1 miles
The 'passenger air bag off' light remains illuminated at all times, with no passenger in the seat. This is not problematic in the daytime but, at night, it is a serious safety hazard because of the distraction of a very bright orange light glaring at the driver. If the system is operating normally, whether it's on or off, there should not be a warning light. Having that bright orange light illuminated all the time, at night, is not safe.

- Longwood, FL, USA

problem #1

Aug 082005

Jetta 5-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 3,000 miles
I am continuing to have a problem on my new model 2005 Jetta. The airbag light has been on 3 times since August 2005. I am in the process of applying to the lemon law program in ct. I have spoke to the att generals office and this falls under the safety category and feels I should follow through with this. I am frustrated and concerned not knowing for sure if the airbag has been fixed or not since this past week was the third attempt of them fixing the problem.

- Bristol, CT, USA

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