pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
3,700 miles

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2006 Volkswagen Jetta engine problems

engine problem

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2006 Volkswagen Jetta Owner Comments

problem #1

Oct 102006

Jetta 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 3,700 miles


I leased my 2006 Jetta 2.0 in January 2006. Currently the car has stalled on me 4 times and I have had numerous failed starts. The vehicle fails to start when I use the main key and the valet key. This problem has become pretty consistent now that I have put more miles on the vehicle. I am now at 20K and its been a headache all the way. I can only be thankful that when the car stalled on me on numerous occasions that I was not in heavy traffic. The dealership says that they can not identify the problem and therefore there is nothing that can be done. Supposedly, the car starts without a problem when it is in their service bay. In addition, when I first got the vehicle, my back seat latches were broken causing the back seat to lunge forward during hard stops and turns. This made my Jetta a two passenger vehicle! also, the hazard lights and switches were malfunctioning. The front suspension or the brakes make a grinding noise or they have a loose feel, I haven't been able to put my finger on it yet. Im taking it to the dealership once again tomorrow! my steering column make a faint squeaking noise during turns, I have no idea what that problems is. In the morning after I can get the car started the engine is loud for about two minutes. The dealer fixed the latch problems but the other problems go unfixed and remain a huge mystery.

- Riverside , CA, USA

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