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Huge win for car owners! All TSBs to be made public. The Center for Auto Safety just made the NHTSA (US Government) make public the full text of all TSBs from now on. They are the same organization that has petitioned the NHTSA & filed lawsuits to protect car owners over exploding gas tanks & other major safety issues. Whenever you drive in your car, you are safer thanks in part to a lot of work over the years by this small but very effective consumer advocacy group.

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Crashes / Fires: 0 / 3 Injuries / Deaths: 0 / 0 Average Mileage: 34,904 miles

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2001 Volkswagen Jetta Owner Comments (Page 1 of 3)

The ABS light came on and the brakes soft as a marshmallow not warning notice got stopped and there was a hissing noise but no brake fluid on any of the brakes. I've also been having issues with after replacing the water pump it keeping fluid in it also using the geico discount equipment to see how my driving is the engine light and the one above that the looks like a triangle. did the diagnostic came up with a 1000 code and one other the deal didn't find the 1000 code but reset with no luck turning them off after service.

Raining not hard. Wipers slow down. Complete stop of wiper action. No prior notice of bad operation first thought was fuse. Was not the fuse.

I bought this car used in 2003 and had problems with it since. ESC light comes on all the time. Replaced ignition coils, mass air flow sensor, oxygen sensor, and spark plugs multiples times to try and fix the check engine light that keeps coming back on. It keeps spitting out random cylinder misfire codes. Passenger side window broke. The arm rest hinge broke. The glove compartment hinge broke. Brake lights need replacing constantly. Water pump broke while driving in the middle of freeway and the temperature gauge shot through the roof. A random tube/hose in the engine broke. Transmission problem, could not shift from park to drive. Interior cabin smells like crayon. Very rough idle, need to warm up the car for at least 5 mins every morning or else the car will stall. I noticed if you do not warm the car long enough, you have to press the brake pedal very hard to get it to stop. I can cope with all the above issues but I cannot tolerate the car randomly stalling/engine dying while driving around the city. Lately the car is making weird noises like it ran over a pothole. I gave away the car and will never again own any cars made from Volkswagen.

Lock unit for central locking drivers side front VW part F220 switches indicating a "door open" status fail on a regular basis on units manufactured between 1999 and 2001. VW redesigned the part in 2002, but offered no corrective action for vehicles with the flawed design. When the switch is inoperable, the lamp on the door does not illuminate when the door is opened, making it invisible to oncoming traffic. In addition, the dome light does not illuminate when the door is opened. Finally, since the car does not sense that the door is opened, it will re-lock itself after 30 seconds, potentially stranding a driver outside the vehicle.

My Jetta will not start after no signs of an issue. I've had it towed twice because of this issue to pep boys (per warranty company) and was able to drive it home but that is it. They told me that it seemed as if something was draining the battery. I've taken the battery to place of purchase and results were good and the battery is fine. Pep boys recommends I take car to VW dealer. This is tough on my family and I because this is our only car and no one can tell us the reason why our car doesn't work. Car was purchased 7/24/2010.

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Slight smell of smoke in 2001 VW Jetta while driving. Parked car at home and returned to car aprox. 30 minutes later to find cabin full of smoke/smoldering from area behind right rear seat. Disconnected battery positive terminal and put water on smoldering area to extinguish fire. 8-10 inch hole burned completely through right side of rear deck. Upon my initial inspection it appears to have initiated from the center brake light wiring.

There were no events leading up to the failure. The epc light comes on sporadically, thus making you lose power in the middle of traffic. It is very scary when you have no power in rush hour traffic and you have to pull the car over and restart hoping the light will go off until you can get to your destination. The check engine light stays on all the time for apparently no reason. We have had it diagnosed but with no results. Help.

The contact owns a 2001 Volkswagen Jetta. The contact started the ignition and the engine warning indicator illuminated on the instrument panel. The warning indicator remained lit until the engine was turned off. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic ten times and they stated that the failure was related to the air filter sensor. The vehicle was repaired. The failure mileage was 40,000 and current mileage was 42,000.

2001 VW Jetta epc light comes on alot. This should be recalled by the manufacturer. Car slows down to 20 mph or less. Have seen complaints that the car completely shuts down. This is unsafe or myself and my 2 small children.