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.


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2013 Volkswagen Jetta body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2013 Volkswagen Jetta Owner Comments

problem #1

Jun 022015


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The contact owns a 2013 Volkswagen Jetta. The contact stated that the vehicle pulled to the left. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was determined that the subframe had been moved out of specification because the contact struck a pothole. The dealer stated that this needed to be repaired before the alignment could be performed. The manufacturer stated that the subframe was damaged by an outside influence and would not be covered. The vehicle would need a front end alignment every time it struck a pothole. The manufacturer stated that is how the subframe was designed. The contact felt this was a manufacturer defect. The vehicle had not been repaired. The failure mileage was unavailable.

- East Orange, NJ, USA

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