Huge win for car owners! All TSBs to be made public. The Center for Auto Safety just made the NHTSA (US Government) make public the full text of all TSBs from now on. They are the same organization that has petitioned the NHTSA & filed lawsuits to protect car owners over exploding gas tanks & other major safety issues. Whenever you drive in your car, you are safer thanks in part to a lot of work over the years by this small but very effective consumer advocacy group.

Please take a moment & say thank you by donating $5 or whatever you can to the Center for Auto Safety. Notes: Digging through the long list of NHTSA complaints about a sudden loss of engine power and the high pressure fuel pump failing, it's never good to come across the "my car (with a cold engine) set itself on fire in the middle of the night" complaint.


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
4 / 0
Average Mileage:
42,721 miles

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2011 Volkswagen Jetta miscellaneous problems

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2011 Volkswagen Jetta Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #2

Apr 022011


  • miles


The contact owns a 2011 Volkswagen Jetta. The contact crashed into the rear of another vehicle while driving 30 mph. The vehicle caught fire and the contact was able to get out of the vehicle before it exploded. The police and fire department arrived and extinguished the fire. The cause of the fire had not been determined. The VIN was unknown. The contact owned the vehicle for a month and was not sure of the mileage.

- Staen Island, NY, USA

problem #1

Jan 042011


  • 950 miles
From time to time, when depressing the gas pedal to accelerate (entering highway via on ramp, climbing moderate hill or grade, passing slower vehicle) there is initially no acceleration, then a sudden surge of power causing an uncontrolled acceleration.

- San Anselmo, CA, USA

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