2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8 turbo from North America
Expensive car with lots of problems
-Brand new 2002 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8T.
-Driver side door handle will not open door from outside.
-Front left speaker stopped working
-Brake booster making loud air noises.
-Cleaned and lubed sleeve between brake pedal & booster, still noisy
-Rattle from windows when driving.
-Brake booster replaced, still noisy.
-Replaced both upper door seals and adjusted doors to fit body
-Replaced brake pedal, brake vacuum unit, hydraulic unit.
-Replaced brake booster again (hydraulic unit, brake vacuum unit)
-ABS unit was leaking - Replaced ABS unit (bleed brake system, add brake fluid)
-Fix ASR (Anti-Slip Regulation) unit (reprogrammed 2003 ABS unit)
-Fix console light (poor contact - replaced heater control illumination light)
-Clutch is not disengaging properly - gears are grinding.
This car is great when it's working. Unfortunately, over the past year, I've had to make numerous trips to the dealer for service under warranty. I bought this car because of it's high performance rating, but did not expect such poor reliability.
I'm hoping that the worst of it is over, and that I can get all of these fixes done before the warranty expires.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 11th December, 2002