hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
150,489 miles

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2003 Volkswagen Jetta steering problems

steering problem

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2003 Volkswagen Jetta Owner Comments

problem #1

Oct 132014


  • 150,489 miles


The Jetta is defective in the car will start but needs to be engaged in ignition and the sit for 12-15 minutes before it is able to get in drive gear. Currently it will not engage in reverse gear. The temperature is mild 74-78degrees F and the car needs to be constantly serviced. Upon the incident this Jetta was driving and there was a visibility probelm through the windshield. The windshielf was replaced. The engine lights are on the engine was serviced, it was leaking fluids, it was serviced by a reputable service center 9 mile eastpointe a specialist is foreign cars. Then the Jetta while driving in a residential area the steering locked up and was stiff, stiffer still and unable to engage the driving rhythm I am an experienced driver and accustomed to pre power steering and this was a mechanical failure in the steering, wheels"? currently the car is unable to be used as it wont go in gear of reverse, it moves on the consul and there is no motion. The battery and the fluids and the celanoids, belts, everything has been checked and looked over. I had to get a tow to get it serviced in Oct. 2014 and will have to get a tow now too for the estimate of why the flat fuse on the battery is not able to give the engine enough power to drive or reverse. The Jetta was bought used from another party, and had an accident from that owner, it was sold to me and since then the leaking fluids, check engine light have been serviced. I see 0 recalls. I realize you have over 40,000 consumer complaints but this is a safety concern as I Transport human passengers of minor age and have had difficulty several times in just driving down the street to manouver a small car. This Jetta is aged and has high mileage but this is a german engine" the precision and tuning I have previously experienced from an automobile is lacking in the components of the engine pieces put into action to driv.

- Grosse Pointe Park, MI, USA

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