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pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
2,567 miles

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2006 Volkswagen Jetta suspension problems

suspension problem

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2006 Volkswagen Jetta Owner Comments

problem #3

Nov 152010


  • miles


Sub-frame shifting causing a popping noise when turning. Leads to loose steering, wander, and severe flexing of front end when going over bumps. Due to weak sub-frame bolts, contributing to lower control arm wear.

- Bellville, TX, USA

problem #2

Dec 122006


  • 7,000 miles
Transmission lurch forward, sometimes skip the shifts, also shifts are delayed or eng rev, too high and downshifthing it kicks 2 to 1and there's a clunking noise.

- Denver, CO, USA

problem #1

May 032006

Jetta 4-cyl Diesel

  • Manual transmission
  • 700 miles
I recently purchased a new VW Jetta tdi. From day one, the car's front suspension felt and sounded "loose." At 700 miles I took the car to the dealer, who informed me that the bolts for the car's tie rods and other parts of the suspension were not tightened to specification. It is obvious that the car came from the factory like this. This could have led to a catastrophic failure.

- Baltimore, MD, USA

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