really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
0 miles

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2001 Volkswagen Jetta electrical problems

electrical problem

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2001 Volkswagen Jetta Owner Comments

problem #4

Aug 312000

Jetta 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


I am not satisfied with my 2001 Jetta. One week after I purchased the car in Aug 2001 the passenger and driver side seats started to move everytime I stepped on the brake. I took it to the dealership and they said nothing was wrong. A few months later I noticed that floor padding on the back seat area (both sides) started bulging. The dealership indicated that is normal for all 2001 Jettas. I have several friends who drives VW and they never had the same problem with their floor paddings. A few months later, the window on the driver side broke. All in all my driver side and passenger side windows have malfunctioned 5 times. In addition to all these problems, the temp gauge also malfunctioned. The temperature gauge would move from extremenme heat temp tocold tem and vice versa. What upset me is that there are two current recalls for 2001 Jettas and I havent heard from VW. I wasn't even informed about the window regulator problem.

- Carson, CA, USA

problem #3

Apr 012003


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The ac/heat temperature control panel no longer illuminates.

- Fairfax, VA, USA

problem #2

Oct 022001


  • miles
Brake lights have gone out, and will not work when consumer is driving. Contacted dealer, and dealer is not willing to do the work.

- Plant City, FL, USA

problem #1

Apr 162002


  • miles
When driving at night headlight system would dim poorly when operating other electrical switches such as power windows, wipers etc. Dealer was notified, and stated that was normal. Feel free to provide any further information.

- Wyoming, PA, USA

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