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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
48,477 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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2009 Volkswagen Jetta wheels / hubs problems

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2009 Volkswagen Jetta Owner Comments

problem #5

Dec 172014

Jetta 5-cyl

  • 91,696 miles


Goodyear Eagle rsa 205/55R16. During a routine inspection and oil service on my Jetta the technicians discovered tread bubbles in 2 of my tires. I had the mechanic put both tires with bubbles on the rear for safety and I drove the car to a Goodyear tire center. They inspected the tires for me and verified the bubbles in the tread. Goodyear tire center then contacted Goodyear corporate for me. The tires are less than 5 years old and the car is drven about 1,000 miles per month. Goodyear said that they would only give $20 off the cost of new tires. I still have more than half the life of the tires left. I feel like they should replace them with new tires because this was a manufacturer defect. The techs at Goodyear said that the steel windings have failed and caused the air to expand the rubber in that area. Goodyear Eagle rsa 205/55R16 back left tire date code 1612 back right tire date code 3711.

- Friendswood, TX, USA

problem #4

Nov 282014

Jetta 4-cyl

  • 61,404 miles
Tires are Michelin Pilot hx mxm4, radial xse 225/45 R17 91H original tires from date of purchase 8//10 with actual mileage 14829, for the exception of 1 tire, that was replaced on 9//10 do to road hazard. Presently all 4 tires are showing a sidewall defect. There is a fault, a crack line that runs along a manufacture groove line that separates the tread from the side wall, this is common on all 4 tires, but with differences of severity in each tire. The front driver side tire caught my eye because of the 1/8 inch crack that is exposing the carcass/or cables when looked at closely.

- Venice, CA, USA

problem #3

Jan 052012

Jetta 4-cyl Diesel

  • 32,000 miles
2nd tire of this type on this vehicle that has developed a sidewall bubble rending the tire unsafe to drive on.

- Newyburyport, MA, USA

problem #2

Oct 102010


  • 57,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Volkswagen Jetta. The vehicle had hancock tires size 205/55/R16, dot number 1grpdyh. While having the tire examined, the contact was informed by a mechanic that the front driver side tire was cracked along the sidewall. The tire was not replaced and there were no prior warnings of the failure. The current and failure mileage was 57,000.

- Tallahassee , FL, USA

problem #1

Jun 062009


  • 284 miles
Information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6) [xxx]. (deaf and sign language) and [xxx] ( deaf and sign language), and we traded the 2008 Toyota, Camry to lease Volkswagen 2009 Jetta with gasoline engine last June, and we have not been happy, because, not smooth ride, between 35 and 50 mile per mile, and, also, not smooth ride between 70 and 84 mile per hour, even, rotation tire and balance tire third or fourth time, ... still, not smooth ride, even the mile per gallon's poor, and many.... the Volkswagen dealers in Massachusetts and Florida, they have been fixing, and, still, not smooth ride, mile per gallon's and etc.... [xxx] and I have been fed up.... even, I drop off my car at the tracy Volkswagen shop in hyannis, massachuetts, ... even, at the alden Volkswagen shop in fairhaven, Massachusetts, and, also, the wallace volskwagen shop in stuart, Florida occasionally, ... and, ... happened, [xxx], service advisor and jeff haw, supervior and/or manager service advisor at wallace Volkswagen in stuart, Florida, they advised me to visit a Firestone store and request them to replace the four tires....and, so, I went to see a Firestone tire store a few blocks away from wallace Volkswagen dealer in stuart, Florida, and the Firestone tire store, they said, the tires are not warrany, cannot replace a tire, even a four tire and at all. So, I request you, to tell Volkswagen company, headquarter, to replace a new Jetta with diesel with Michelin tires and $250 payment monthtly and no down payment including waive early terminate pentaly, and, any, and, anything, and, all, because I have not been happy and not enjoy with the new lease 2009 Volkswagen with gasoline. [xxx] P.S. please transfer us to properly to the deperature and file a compliant at federal goverment, not state government if we file a compliant a file at wrong U.S. dept. Of

- Port St Lucie, FL, USA

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