hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
73,033 miles

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2003 Volkswagen Jetta Owner Comments

problem #3

Aug 152010

Jetta 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 170,000 miles


The contact owns a 2003 Volkswagen Jetta wagon. The contact stated that the speedometer failed to provide an accurate speed traveled. The contact also stated that when the cruise control switch was activated, it would cause the vehicle to surge forward abnormally. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where they confirmed that the sensor in the transmission needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was not contacted and the vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 170,000 and the current mileage was 211,000. Updated 12/14/11 the consumer stated the transmission was exhibiting an intermittent hesitation. Updated 12/20/11.

- Eaton Rapids, MI, USA

problem #2

Feb 152007

Jetta 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Epc light on dash keeps coming on. When on, it is impossible to shift car out park. When at idle and light comes on, idles wildly up and down. When epc light is on, brake lights do not work.

- Taunton, MA, USA

problem #1

Sep 012006

Jetta 4-cyl Diesel

  • Manual transmission
  • 49,100 miles
: the contact stated the vehicle had problems crossing the United States border from Canada due to a required certificate of conformity from VW of America stating that the vehicle conformed to us Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards, California air emission regulations and us epa emission regulations. According to the manufacturer, the vehicle met all of the above except the speedometer must be kept in reading mph (which it does), the odometer must be labeled (it is labeled in km), the dashboard brake warning light and antilocking brake system warning light must be marked brake and ABS in letters at least 1/8 of an inch high. The vehicle's brake and ABS indicators are images, which the contact clearly understands having driven the vehicle for 3 years, and the contact did not understand how changing the images to words can significantly affect the safety of the vehicle. The cost for the replacement of the instrument cluster ranges from $500-700. The vehicle was a 2003 Volkswagen Jetta wagon tdi.

- Leeds, MA, USA

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