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: VW updated the Jetta's interior and added new features like backup cameras to certain trims. Time will tell if these adjustments start falling apart.


definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
21,500 miles

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2013 Volkswagen Jetta accessories - exterior problems

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2013 Volkswagen Jetta Owner Comments

problem #2

Sep 262014

Jetta 4-cyl

  • 11,000 miles


Sunroof shattered while driving in the country, no other cars nearby, nothing overhead, no apparent reason, it just blew up throwing glass everywhere. Luckily my 5 and 6 year old were not in the backseat :)

- California, MD, USA

problem #1

Sep 102014


  • 32,000 miles
Driving home on I-4 the evening of Sep 10, 2014 and heard a loud pop/gunshot sound from the sunroof, then started hearing glass debris blowing off the car. It was quite a shock to both myself and girlfriend in the moment. Luckily, I had the sunroof interior cover closed so it did not fall into the car while we were driving. I did not stop as I wasn't sure if it was safe, but after arriving home about 8-10 mins later I inspected the car noticing that the glass was not shattered in, but pushed outward like the impact came from the inside. There was a huge hole in the center with chards of glass inside and the entire sunroof has cracks throughout. Not sure whether to file a claim or go to the dealership for further inspection. I was driving about 65mph on the interstate, so there wasn't a possibility for vandalism. The temperature was in the low 80's.

- Orlando, FL, USA

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