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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
53,380 miles

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2008 Volkswagen Jetta miscellaneous problems

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2008 Volkswagen Jetta Owner Comments

problem #3

Oct 242016


  • 92,000 miles


Key gets stuck in ignition when turning off the engine.

- Orlando, FL, USA

problem #2

Jun 292011


  • 15,600 miles
The car had been properly locked; the steering wheel was not turned after parking to activate the wheel lock; on re-entering the locked car, using the correct key, the problem was that the key could not be inserted into the steering column ignition key slot. Nothing had been done to damage the slot; our 2nd key was also used, but it also could not be inserted into the ignition key slot. VW service advised they had only seen the problem once before, and the car had to be towed to the dealer 6 miles away. My reason to consider this a safety matter is that such a problem could have happened at a dangerous time (such as a zero degree day in the middle of nowhere; or a middle of the desert scenario; or when needing to get away fast --- e.g., bringing someone to a hospital). Thanks you.

- Omaha, , NE, USA

problem #1

May 172010

Jetta 5-cyl

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

- Trinity, TX, USA

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