Originally Posted by mcbrew
What year/model are we talking about? Both of our Jettas carry a tow rating here. Without pulling out the manuals, I believe they are 1,200 pounds braked.
Jesse, the tread here may intrest you:
Official towing capacity for 2011 Jetta TDI DSG? - Page 2 - TDIClub Forums
There are some intreasting quotes from an email exchange from May of this year with Volkswagon Canada:
The following was in response to a Jetta owner asking them why his dealer says the car is not rated to tow when the manual says it is:
"At this time the vehicle’s owner’s manual is not vehicle specific it is for all Volkswagen Jetta models including the European models."
"Thank you for contacting Volkswagen Canada Customer Care with your inquiry regarding the towing capacity of the New 2011 Volkswagen Jetta TDI. At this time this vehicle has not been given a towing capacity as it was not manufactured for towing use. The only vehicle that is currently manufactured by Volkswagen with a towing capacity is the Volkswagen Tiguan."