definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
29,000 miles

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2001 Volkswagen Jetta electrical problems

electrical problem

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2001 Volkswagen Jetta Owner Comments

problem #2

Mar 152005

Jetta 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 58,000 miles


Continuing problem-random occurrences: All doors will lock unexpectedly and alarm system arms itself. This has happened on numerous unexpected occasions without any activation by remote locking key fob. Doors will lock with driver or passenger(s) inside or outside the vehicle. Attempting to start the engine or open doors will trigger the alarm after the doors have automatically locked and armed. Starter is disabled when alarm is triggered. Safety concern from being locked out of car unexpectedly. Car has locked with keys in the car and driver outside of car, such as at gas station filling tank. Panic is induced when driver inadvertently triggers the alarm when trying to start the engine while unaware that the car has automatically locked itself and armed the alarm. Fear of small child being trapped inside car when auto locking/auto arming occurs.

- Columbus, OH, USA

problem #1

Apr 242002

(reported on)


  • miles
When key is put into ignition security system activates and operates erractically. Horn blows, and headlights flash on and off. Dealer has replaced several parts; however, problem still occurs.

- Sacramento, CA, USA

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