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Volkswagen Jetta

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A car produced by Volkswagen beginning in 1979.

History

The following section is an excerpt from Wikipedia's Volkswagen Jetta page on 21 September 2018, text available via the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.

The Volkswagen Jetta is a compact car/small family car manufactured and marketed by Volkswagen since 1979. Positioned to fill a sedan niche above the firm's Golf hatchback, it has been marketed over six generations, variously as the Atlantic, Fox, Vento, Bora, City Jetta, Jetta City, GLI, Jetta, Clasico, Voyage, and Sagitar (in China).

The Jetta has been offered in two- and four-door saloon / sedan, and five-door wagon / estate versions – all as four- or five-seaters. Since the original version in 1980, the car has grown in size and power with each generation. By mid-2011, almost 10 million Jettas have been produced and sold all over the world. As of April 2014, Volkswagen marketed over 14 million, becoming its top selling model.

Numerous sources note that the Jetta nameplate derives from the Atlantic 'jet stream' during a period when Volkswagen named its vehicles after prominent winds and currents (e.g., the Volkswagen Passat (after the German word for trade wind), Volkswagen Bora (after bora), and Volkswagen Scirocco (after sirocco).

A 2013 report by former VW advertising copywriter Bertel Schmitt, said that — after consulting VW sources including Dr. Carl Hahn, former Volkswagen of America Chief and W.P. Schmidt, former sales chief at Volkswagen — no evidence suggested Volkswagen employed a naming theme for its front-drive, water-cooled vehicles; nor was there evidence the names derived from a theme; nor that a naming system "was ever announced, either officially or confidentially."


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Modified Volkswagen Jetta Modified
Photo ©2010 Bill Crittenden
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Modified Volkswagen Jetta Modified
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Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid BlueMotion Hybrid BlueMotion
2013 Geneva International Motor Show
Photo ©2013 Norbert Aepli, Switzerland
This photograph is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported license.
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Modified Volkswagen Jetta Modified
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Modified Volkswagen Jetta Modified
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Documents

DateDocument Name & DetailsDocuments
classified date 1996In-Depth Accident Investigation
1995 Volkswagon Jetta
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 96.1MB - 283 pages
June 1997On-Site Air Bag Investigation
Vehicle - 1997 Volkswagen Jetta GT
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 641KB - 24 pages
April 1998Calspan On-Site Air Bag Child Fatality Investigation
Vehicle - 1995 Volkswagen Jetta
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 175KB - 13 pages
December 1999SCI/NASS Combination Case Report
Vehicle - 1999 Volkswagen Jetta
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 376KB - 9 pages
classified date 2000Special Crash Investigation Report
Case Vehicle: 1999 Volkswagen Jetta, 4-door sedan
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 41.4MB - 103 pages
classified date 2000Special Crash Investigation Report
Case Vehicle: 2000 Volkswagen Jetta GLS, 4-door sedan
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 52.0MB - 115 pages
February 2001Veridian On-Site Side Impact Occupant Protection Investigation
Vehicle - 2001 Volkswagen Jetta
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 378KB - 12 pages
December 2001On-Site Child Safety Seat Investigation
2002 Volkswagen Jetta
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 5,237KB - 18 pages
July 2002On-Site Child Air Bag-Related Fatality Investigation
Vehicle - 1994 Volkswagen Jetta GL
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 2,487KB - 22 pages
July 2002Advanced Occupant Protection System Investigation / Rollover
2001 Volkswagen Jetta
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 557KB - 16 pages
December 2002On-Site Child Air Bag-Related Serious Injury Investigation
Vehicle - 1995 Volkswagen Jetta III GL
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 7,416KB - 19 pages
August 2005Side Air Curtain Investigation / Vehicle Rollover
2001 Volkswagen Jetta
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 1,677KB - 18 pages
January 2005On-Site Advanced Occupant Protection System Investigation
Vehicle - 2005 Volkswagen Jetta
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 428KB - 12 pages
27 January 2005Safety Compliance Testing for FMVSS 401: Interior Trunk Release
2005 Volkswagen Jetta GLI
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 535KB - 17 pages
May 2006Certified Advanced 208-Compliant Air Bag Investigation/Vehicle to Vehicle
2006 Volkswagen Jetta
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 2,045KB - 16 pages
31 July 2006Safety Compliance Testing for FMVSS 135: Passenger Car Brake Systems
2006 Volkswagen Jetta Value Edition, 4-door Sedan
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 18.0MB - 46 pages
13 October 2006Safety Compliance Testing for FMVSS 225: Child Restraint Anchorage Systems (Lower and Tether Anchorages)
2006 Volkswagen Jetta, Passenger Car
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 7.3MB - 97 pages
21 April 2008Vehicle Safety Compliance Testing for FMVSS 208, Occupant Crash Protection; FMVSS 212, Windshield Mounting; FMVSS 219, Windshield Intrustion (Partial); FMVSS 301, Fuel System Integrity
2007 Volkswagen Jetta Passenger Car
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 26.0MB - 499 pages
June 2009Calspan On-Site Side Impact Inflatable Occupant Protection System Crash Investigation
Vehicle: 2007 Volkswagen Jetta Wolfsburg Edition
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 706KB - 18 pages
March 2011Safety Recall Circular
2011 Jetta Sedan (6th Generation) Converter Box Wiring
Volkswagen
NHTSA Recall 11V196000

PDF
- 429KB - 25 pages
March 2011Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) Voluntary Safety Recall 97V3 - UNITED STATES
Volkswagen of America, Inc.
NHTSA Recall 11V196000

PDF
- 28KB - 2 pages
March 2011Parts Allocation for Upcoming Voluntary Safety Recall 97V3 2011 MY Volkswagen Jetta (6th Generation) Vehicles– Converter Box Wiring
To: Parts Manager
From: Volkswagen
NHTSA Recall 11V196000

PDF
- 17KB - 1 page
March 2011Safety Recall 97V3/U9 – Converter Box Wiring 2011 Model Year Volkswagen Jetta (6th Generation)
From: Volkswagen Product Compliance
NHTSA Recall 11V196000

PDF
- 21KB - 2 pages
25 March 2011NHTSA Recall 11V196000
2011 Volkswagen Jetta
Electrical System:Fuses And Circuit Breakers
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
Recall Page - 1 page
25 March 2011Notification of Voluntary Recall, 2011 MY Volkswagen Jetta (6th Generation) Converter Box Wiring
To: Daniel Smith, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
From: Christopher T. Sandvig, Volkswagen Group of America
NHTSA Recall 11V196000

PDF
- 324KB - 2 pages
28 March 2011Mandatory Stop-Sale Order for Upcoming Voluntary Safety Recall 97V3 2011 MY Volkswagen Jetta Sedan (6th Generation) Vehicles – Converter Box Wiring
To: Dealer Principal, Sales Manager, Service Manager, Parts Manager and Warranty Administrator
From: Volkswagen
NHTSA Recall 11V196000

PDF
- 27KB - 2 pages
28 March 2011Voluntary Safety Recall and Stop Sale on the 2011 Jetta Sedan
To: Dealer Principals and General Managers
From: Jonathan Browning, Volkswagen
NHTSA Recall 11V196000

PDF
- 22KB - 2 pages
29 March 2011Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) Voluntary Safety Recall 97V3 - UNITED STATES
Volkswagen of America, Inc.
NHTSA Recall 11V196000

PDF
- 29KB - 2 pages
30 March 2011Safety Recall Circular
2011 Jetta Sedan (6th Generation) Converter Box Wiring REVISED: United States Only
Volkswagen
NHTSA Recall 11V196000

PDF
- 79KB - 18 pages
30 March 2011Converter Box Wiring
To: Christopher T. Sandvig, Volkswagen of America, Inc.
From: Jennifer Timian, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
NHTSA Recall 11V196000

PDF
- 28KB - 3 pages
30 March 2011Revisions to Safety Recall Circular 97V3 – United States 2011 MY Volkswagen Jetta Sedan (6th Generation) Vehicles – Converter Box Wiring
To: Dealer Principal, Sales Manager, Service Manager, Parts Manager and Warranty Administrator
From: Volkswagen
NHTSA Recall 11V196000

PDF
- 22KB - 1 page
12 April 2011Safety Compliance Testing for FMVSS 201: Occupant Protection in Interior Impact, Upper Interior Head Impact Protection
2011 Volkswagen Jetta S
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 7.5MB - 169 pages
15 June 2011Safety Compliance Testing for FMVSS 301R: Fuel System Integrity - Rear Impact
2011 Volkswagen Jetta
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 4.5MB - 57 pages
17 June 2011Compliance Testing for FMVSS 135: Light Vehicle Brake Systems
2011 Volkswagen Jetta S, FWD, 4-Door Sedan
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 16.0MB - 71 pages
29 June 2011Safety Compliance Testing for FMVSS 126: Electronic Stability Control Systems
2011 Volkswagen Jetta
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 4.2MB - 63 pages
27 July 2011Quarterly Recall Completion Report
Volkswagen Group of America, Inc.
NHTSA Recall 11V196000

PDF
- 45KB - 3 pages
23 August 2011Safety Compliance Testing for FMVSS No. 110: Tire Selection and Rims
2011 Volkswagen Jetta Four-Door Passenger Car
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 4.7MB - 37 pages
30 September 2011NHTSA Recall 11V490000
2010-2012 Audi A3, 2010-2012 Volkswagen Golf, 2009-2012 Volkswagen Jetta
Fuel System, Diesel
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
Recall Page - 1 page
30 September 2011Notification of Voluntary Recall
From: Christopher T. Sandvig, Volkswagen Group of America
To: Claude H. Harris, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
NHTSA Recall 11V490000

PDF
- 303KB - 1 page
October 2011Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) Voluntary Safety Recall 23J9
Volkswagen
NHTSA Recall 11V490000

PDF
- 39KB - 3 pages
October 2011Safety Recall 23J8/K5
Audi of America, Inc./Volkswagen
NHTSA Recall 11V490000

PDF
- 101KB - 8 pages
3 October 2011Mandatory Stop-Sale Order and Upcoming Voluntary Safety Recall 23J9
Volkswagen
NHTSA Recall 11V490000

PDF
- 33KB - 2 pages
4 October 20112009-2012 Model Year Jetta, Jetta Sportwagen (U.S.)/Golf Wagon (CAN) 2010-2012 Model Year Golf Diesel Fuel Injection Lines
Volkswagen
NHTSA Recall 11V490000

PDF
- 239KB - 11 pages
5 October 2011Diesel Fuel Injection Lines
From: Ric Willard, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
To: Christopher T. Sandvig, Volkswagen Group of America, Inc.NHTSA Recall 11V490000

PDF
- 27KB - 3 pages
5 October 2011Notification of Voluntary Recall - Amendment
From: Christopher T. Sandvig, Volkswagen Group of America
To: Claude H. Harris, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
NHTSA Recall 11V490000

PDF
- 195KB - 1 page
5 October 2011Upcoming Voluntary Safety Recall 23J9
Volkswagen
NHTSA Recall 11V490000

PDF
- 33KB - 2 pages
20 October 2011Notification of Voluntary Recall - Amendment to 11V-490
From: Christopher T. Sandvig, Volkswagen Group of America
To: Claude H. Harris, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
NHTSA Recall 11V490000

PDF
- 23KB - 1 page
25 October 2011Quarterly Recall Completion Report
Volkswagen Group of America, Inc.
NHTSA Recall 11V196000

PDF
- 551KB - 3 pages
9 November 20112010-2012 Model Year A3 Diesel Fuel Injection Lines
AudiNHTSA Recall 11V490000

PDF
- 505KB - 29 pages
10 November 2011Voluntary Recall Amendment - NHTSA Code 11V-490
From: Christopher T. Sandvig, Volkswagen Group of America
To: Claude H. Harris, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
NHTSA Recall 11V490000

PDF
- 230KB - 1 page
1 December 2011Voluntary Recall Amendment- NHTSA Code 11V-490
From: Christopher T. Sandvig, Volkswagen Group of America
To: Claude H. Harris, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
NHTSA Recall 11V490000

PDF
- 21KB - 1 page
31 January 2012Quarterly Recall Completion Report
Volkswagen Group of America
NHTSA Recall 11V490000

PDF
- 50KB - 3 pages
31 January 2012Quarterly Recall Completion Report
Volkswagen Group of America, Inc.
NHTSA Recall 11V196000

PDF
- 841KB - 3 pages
27 April 2012Quarterly Recall Completion Report
Volkswagen Group of America
NHTSA Recall 11V490000

PDF
- 48KB - 3 pages
27 April 2012Quarterly Recall Completion Report
Volkswagen Group of America, Inc.
NHTSA Recall 11V196000

PDF - 48KB - 3 pages
PDF - 86KB - 3 pages
31 October 2012Quarterly Recall Completion Report
Volkswagen Group of America
NHTSA Recall 11V490000

PDF
- 551KB - 3 pages
31 October 2012Quarterly Recall Completion Report
Volkswagen Group of America, Inc.
NHTSA Recall 11V196000

PDF
- 50KB - 3 pages
25 January 2013Quarterly Recall Completion Report
Volkswagen Group of America
NHTSA Recall 11V490000

PDF
- 85KB - 3 pages
26 April 2013Quarterly Recall Completion Report
Volkswagen Group of America
NHTSA Recall 11V490000

PDF
- 107KB - 3 pages
30 July 2015Part 573 Safety Recall Report: 15V-483
Volkswagen Group of America, Inc.

PDF
- 29KB - 4 pages
4 August 2015NHTSA Recall 15V483000 2010-2014 Volkswagen CC, 2010-2013 Volkswagen Eos, 2011-2014 Volkswagen Golf, 2011-2014 Volkswagen GTI, 2010-2013 Volkswagen Jetta, 2010-2014 Volkswagen Passat, 2010-2014 Volkswagen Tiguan
AIR BAGS: Air Bag Clock Spring
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
Recall Page - 1 page
5 August 2015Part 573 Safety Recall Report: 15V-483
Volkswagen Group of America, Inc.

PDF
- 113KB - 4 pages
12 August 2015Air Bag Clock Spring may Fail
To: Chris Sandvig, Volkswagen Group of America
From: Jennifer Timian, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 113KB - 2 pages
13 August 2015Upcoming Safety Recall – Steering Wheel Clock Spring, Certain 2010-2014 MY Volkswagen Vehicles
Volkswagen Group of America, Inc.

PDF
- 50KB - 7 pages


Merchandise

Type & Item #NameDetails
Die Cast - Racing Champions 369721995 Volkswagen JettaThe Fast and The Furious, Series 5, 1:64 scale, modified, white w/blue graphics
Die Cast x2 - Maisto 15080-1601Volkswagen Jetta
Volkswagen GTI
Motor Works, small scale, dark blue & red, Car labeled "GTI" is actually a Cabrio


Article Index

DateArticleAuthor/Source
12 January 1998Notice of Receipt of Petition for Decision That Nonconforming 1993-1997 Volkswagen Jetta Passenger Cars Are Eligible for ImportationFederal Register: NHTSA (Marilynne Jacobs)
19 June 2001CRUISIN' ON CRISCO: FROM THE FRYER TO THE FUEL TANK VEGGIE CAR ALTERNATIVEFUEL IS USED COOKING GREASEAwake Public Relations
22 August 2007VW Jetta Coming To India Next YearAnthony Fontanelle
3 June 2008More Mature Jetta, AAnthony Fontanelle
14 May 2013Volkswagen Group of America, Incorporated, Grant of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential NoncomplianceFederal Register: NHTSA (Claude H. Harris)


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