definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
39,086 miles

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2001 Volkswagen Jetta Owner Comments

problem #5

Aug 022005

Jetta 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


Faulty coolant temp sensor detected on vehicle.

- Staten Island, NY, USA

problem #4

May 102006

Jetta 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 52,675 miles
: the contact stated upon inspection, it was noticed the brake light switch was inoperable. The dealership replaced the brake light switch and determined there was a NHTSA recall, # 06V183000, regarding the exterior lighting brake light switch. The VIN was not included in the recall. The manufacturer was alerted. Updated 6/27/2006 - the switch was replaced by the original owner under recall on 4/26/05 with 44653 miles. The replacement switch failed one year later at 52675 miles. The coolant pump failed and caused the vehicle to overheat. The front woofer in the door failed internally causing the sound to be distorted.

- Livonia, MI, USA

problem #3

Feb 152005


  • Automatic transmission
  • 84,900 miles
My Jetta has been in the shop more times than not. The latest incident began with my car overheating. After 1300 dollars later, the repair shop told me that this year of the Jetta has a plastic part that sits on water pump. That part has had to be replaced by many Jetta owner's after the replacing of the water pump.

- Red Oak, TX, USA

problem #2

Oct 282003

Jetta 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 57,855 miles
Interior console paint peeling, fabric fading, engine rattle noise, window actuator failure and noise, thermastat, fuel door actuator, seat springs snap, brake pad excessive wear, A/C runs hot.

- Leonardtown, MD, USA

problem #1

Mar 292001

Jetta Diesel

  • miles
This part was replaced under warranty. However, my warranty is almost up, how many more will I have to replace?

- Danielson, CT, USA

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