2007 Volkswagen Jetta 2.5L from North America
Economical and fun to drive!
Airbag light stays on continuously.
I really enjoy driving this car. I prefer a bit stiffer ride and I did test drive a Honda Accord that was comparable in price. However, the Jetta I bought came with the leather seats, satellite radio and a bunch of other goodies. Up until this point I have been very happy, but the airbag light came on. Diagnostic code 588 is present which indicates there is something wrong with the drivers side airbag. I really don't have a big problem with this defect except for one thing. If this indicates other problems to come like late 90's and early 00's VW, I am in big trouble. I'll take it to the dealership this week and have them fix it, but I really hope this is "infant mortality."
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 23rd April, 2007
15th Jul 2007, 00:40
Hmmm...my airbag light came on at about 7000 miles in my 2007 jetta 2.5...
I also hope this isn't a sign of something more to come...
My jetta has otherwise been great.
10th Sep 2007, 13:18
My airbag light just came on too!!
2007 Jetta 2.5 at 8400 miles.
6th Oct 2007, 11:08
My Airbag warning light came on as well at 4889 miles. I hope as well that this is not a sign of things to come.
11th Nov 2007, 13:37
Has anyone gotten this problem fixed? If so, what was the problem with the airbag?
17th Dec 2008, 15:24
Re all the airbag problem lights above: this is likely a failed sensor and should be a straight-forward warranty R&R item. Sensor failures are not uncommon - can come in batches from a vendor. See your dealer.
23rd Jan 2009, 14:27
Air bag lights are common on all MK-V VW products. It relates to a wiring harness under the front seat that can get disconnected or is outright defective. As a previous poster mentioned, this is a straight-forward warranty item from the dealer that at worst involves replacing a wiring harness.
19th Jan 2011, 18:23
I love my 2007 2.5L comfort with luxury pkg. Jetta. It has been a great car.
The only problem I have had is it drives so nice I have to watch my speed.