really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
3 / 0
Average Mileage:
34,671 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2001 Volkswagen Jetta body / paint problems

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2001 Volkswagen Jetta Owner Comments

problem #5

Feb 262016


  • 137,354 miles


The contact owns a 2001 Volkswagen Jetta. While driving at various speeds, the vehicle overheated and stalled without warning, the parking brake failed, and the rear driver side door had issues opening. The contact also stated that the vehicle leaked fluid. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the main coolant fan, engine valve cover gasket, both rear shock and mounts, both front strut mounts, front lower control arm bushing, and both outer tie rods needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failures. The failure mileage was 137,354.

- Bradenton, FL, USA

problem #4

May 162004


  • 36,000 miles
When my volkswagon Jetta was broadsided at a signal light junction, none of the airbags front or side were activated. Also the rear side door flew off from the car and a result of which both my children were ejected and injured. The car is completely totalled.

- Austin, TX, USA

problem #3

Dec 162002

(reported on)


  • miles
Creaking from door jam area on acceleration/ deceleration. ***dimsii IVOQ entry posted after 12/12/02 cut-over to artemis****770759

- Glendora, CA, USA

problem #2

Sep 142002

(reported on)


  • miles
There has been a constant problem with abnormal noise in the two front doors of the vehicle. So far the problem has not been fixed. No one seems to be able to or want to solve the problem. Nlm

- Paterson, NJ, USA

problem #1

Apr 162002


  • miles
Water is leaking into the driver's door while driving in rain or by washing. Dealer was notified. Feel free to provide any further information.

- Wyoming, PA, USA

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