really awful
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0 / 0
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1998 Volkswagen Jetta body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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1998 Volkswagen Jetta Owner Comments

problem #3

Jul 012011

Jetta 4-cyl

  • miles


I have been trapped inside the front seat of this vehicle. Both front doors will occasionally not open from inside or outside the car, even with the doors unlocked. This is an intermittent and unpredictable problem that I feel is quite dangerous. These vehicles should have been recalled and had the door locking mechanism replaced.

- Durango, CO, USA

problem #2

Jun 052001


  • miles
Body trim has fallen off of left side doors. I think the problem may be heat related, and exaserbated by the car being black. However, I keep the car in my garage.

- Tempe, AZ, USA

problem #1

Feb 101998


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Roof rack separates at times. In February 98, consumer was driving approximately 50-55mph with snow boards tied down to roof racks, when the racks disconected. Dealership replaced the racks and the snow boards, this happened a second time, Dec. 13-98 snow boards were on the roof of vehicle and flew off when the roof racks disconnected. Consumer took vehicle to dealership (503-656-2924, alberto mechanic and service manager larry lindsey told consumer that the racks were installed incorectly, but they will not replace.

- Molalla, OR, USA

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