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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
104,788 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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2008 Volkswagen Jetta electrical problems

electrical problem

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2008 Volkswagen Jetta Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #3

Dec 132010

Jetta 4-cyl

  • 89,700 miles


December 13, 2010. The check engine light came on. Metro VW service diagnosed an ignition miss. They replaced (1) ignition coil on cylinder #2 with a different type of ignition coil than the original. The "new version" ignition coil has insulation where the original coil did not. February 8, 2011, approximately, two months later, the check engine light came on again. At least one of the three original ignition coils is failing, causing an ignition miss, and needs to be replaced. The original ignition coils are not performing as originally designed. The original ignition coils should be recalled and replaced with the new versoin ignition coils at the manufacturers expense.

- Frisco, TX, USA

problem #2

May 172010

Jetta 5-cyl

  • 52,539 miles
2008 VW Jetta 2.5L engine stalls and epc light illuminates.

- Trinity, TX, USA

problem #1

Aug 262010


  • 65,078 miles
Drivers heated seat activated on its own. Control switch on dash was set at 0, drive received moderate burns to legs and buttock. Removed fuse and took vehicle to dealer. Nothing found, dealer suggested if the seat heats up again, bring vehicle directly to the dealer, do not shut it off. Burns are similar to a bad sunburn, some redness, no blisters.

- Saint John, IN, USA

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