really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
65,375 miles

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problem #2

Oct 122006

Jetta 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 84,000 miles
: the contact stated while driving 65 mph, the vehicle was pulled over by police and informed the tail lights were not illuminated. The 3 brake lights failed to illuminate in rapid succession and required that the bulbs needed to be replaced in August. The cruise control failed intermittently, as well as, the lighting in the instrument panel by the heat switch. The manufacturer was notified, but informed the contact the vehicle was not included in recall # 06V183000 for the exterior lighting: Brake lights: Switch due to the VIN, although the problems were similar.

- Brunswick, ME, USA

problem #1

Nov 272004

Jetta 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 46,750 miles
Tailights burn out frequently. Component caught fire.

- Maple Valley, WA, USA