7th Jun 2005, 01:25
This car is a piece of "you know what"!! I have had all the above issues and then some. My sunroof opens whenever it feels like it, especially when it's really hot. My trunk opens whenever it wants to by itself! Whoever was the bright quality control guy in the electrical department should be fired! Volkswagon says there is no way they can figure out why they open by themselves unless they actually see them open. Fat chance of that happening when your staring at the dang thing! I will never by a Volkswagon again in my lifetime and I will make sure my loved ones never do either!!!
18th Nov 2005, 21:39
I could not believe it when I read all the above comments. They all are describing my Jetta that I've grown to hate. I too have had problems with VW service at dealerships and over the phone. When I told them I will never buy another VW in my life they did not seem to care. I told them my friends and family would not buy one per my recommendation, again they didn't care. I've never owned a vehicle this poorly made, how VW stays in business is a mystery to me.
19th Nov 2005, 01:08
I'm the original owner of a 2001 VW Jetta and have had the same problems! My window has gone out and the interior in peeling excessively. Other problems related to brake light switch and shifter have also been experienced. Overall disappointment in quality.
19th Feb 2006, 00:46
I have a 2001 Jetta Wolfsburg. Have had all the above problems except the clutch. If I can get the check engine light to stay off between repairs this piece of junk is going to be sold.
5th Nov 2006, 20:05
I am the original owner of a 2003 VW Jetta. It has 38,000 miles and has been nothing but a rolling headache for me. The plastic components are extremely cheap. I have had to replace the console latch twice, along with a cracked washer fluid tank and 3 broken snaps on my monster mats. A string of electrical problems in 2005 left me stranded unable to start the vehicle 19 times. Volkswagen would not take the car back. Now, the bottom of all of the doors are dripping grease. I was told that this is normal and that all cars do this. I have owned two other VW's and will never purchase one again.
1st Dec 2008, 17:34
Its almost 2008, and my 2001 Wolfsburg jetta just pushed 80k miles. I'm finding problems with power steering, and the front brakes are starting to give. Otherwise, the front windows freak out sometimes, every vent has at least one break on it, there is a tear all the way up the drivers seat, and the heated seat on the drivers side doesn't work. I still like its industrial look, black on black, so I don't mind it getting old.