definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
45,104 miles

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2005 Volkswagen Jetta lights problems

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2005 Volkswagen Jetta Owner Comments

problem #2

Jan 062009

Jetta 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 71,207 miles


The contact owns a 2005 Volkswagen Jetta. In April of 2007, the contact received a recall notice for NHTSA campaign id number 07V063000 (exterior lighting:brake lights:switch). The vehicle was repaired at that time. Approximately a year and a half later, the brake light switch began to fail again. When the brake pedal was depressed, the brake light switch would not stop illuminating on the instrument panel and the vehicle would not shift gears. The vehicle was turned off approximately three times and, finally, the brake light dimmed and the vehicle became mobile. The failure occurred intermittently for one month and the contact called the dealer. She was informed that the brake light switch was defective. The manufacturer stated that since the failure occurred more than twelve months later, they were not liable for the repairs. The current mileage was 71,707 and failure mileage was 71,207. Updated 03-09-09 the shifter would not come out of park. The fuel pump was noisey and which was replaced by the dealer. Updated 03/12/09.

- Central Islip, NY, USA

problem #1

Aug 102006

Jetta 4-cyl Diesel

  • Manual transmission
  • 19,000 miles
Failure of brake light switch leading to unsafe operation of vehicle. Improperly designed brake switch failed at 19,000 miles causing rear brake lights to no longer function.

- West Orange, NJ, USA

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