fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
20,000 miles

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2006 Volkswagen Jetta Owner Comments

problem #3

Nov 222010

Jetta 4-cyl

  • 60,000 miles


Brake light switch failure.

- West Hartford, CT, USA

problem #2

Jan 012010


  • miles
2006 Volkswagen Jetta is equipped with brake light switch part number 3B0 945 511 which was the subject of a recall (recall 07V063000) in 2003-2005 passat and passat wagon.

- Bridgeton, NJ, USA

problem #1

Jul 122007

Jetta 5-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
Vehicle failed to start on multiple occasions due to insufficient battery charge. Owner observed brake lights including chmsl would come on independently while the vehicle was parked, shut off, and unoccupied with no brake pedal application. No other lights were on at the same time interior, headlights, turn signals were on. This was presumably the cause of the battery drain issue. On multiple occasions after jump starting the vehicle owner observed loss of power while trying to accelerate. Input to the accelerator was momentarily ineffective and had trouble maintaining highway speed. The engine did not stall and no fault codes were generated. Power was restored after a few seconds, but the symptoms would occur several times during a drive. Vehicle was brought to a Volkswagen dealership service facility (lindsay VW in sterling, va) on 7/13/2007. The owner described the above symptoms to the service advisor. The owner was called later on the same date and told that the dealership could not verify the claim and that no repair was performed. Took car to a different dealer (fairfax VW) who correctly diagnosed the problem as a faulty brake light switch. The repair part is the same part used in the recall. The car was fixed under warranty and the repair invoice even states "recall" on it but the dealer says my car is not part of the recall and I never received notification.

- Herndon, VA, USA

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