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Re: Jetta GLX Wheel Bearings/VW does the Dirt

Great to hear of your luck Jason.  Not only was the wheel bearing gone, but
the hub had been damaged as well.  Interesteingly the buys at Rapid Parts
were the ones who told me the GLX was prone to these failures.

As it happened, referring it to VW was the worst thing that I could have
done because they insisted that I refer it to my local VW dealer.  BIG

Ultimately VW didn't even refer to the dealer in making their decision to
reject the claim based on age and mileage, but took a week to make the
decision anyway, by which time the dealer had it on the hoist and apart.

It took them 8 days to do the bearing???

I sure miss VW South Africa.  What is it with the US VW management and
dealerships?  I have had 6 VW and Audis in my time and loved them all, but
this has really tested my loyalty.

John Corbs
-----Original Message-----
From: Jason Taylor <jason@rcschade.com>
To: quattro@coimbra.ans.net <quattro@coimbra.ans.net>; John C
Date: Saturday, September 12, 1998 3:34 PM
Subject: Re: Jetta GLX Wheel Bearings

>>the front right wheel bearing
>>on my wife's '94 GLX has just failed at 36k miles, and I have been told by
>>two people in the industry that the early GLXs were prone to this problem
>>and that VWUSA has corrected them out of normal warranty.
>FWIW, I'm about to turn over 70,000 miles on my 94 Jetta GLX. The biggest
>check I've written for it so for was for new brakes. No wheeling bearing
>trouble here.
>Good luck, Jason
>Jason Taylor
>R. C. Schade & Associates
>Rosendale, New York