Shifting issues due to internal problems in high mileage automatic transmissions can be difficult to resolve without transmission replacement.
Resources for the Repair and Maintenance of your 1992 Volkswagen Jetta
1992 Volkswagen Jetta
1992 Volkswagen Jetta Problems
Reverse gear failures and noise in the manual transmission models are common.
Electrical issues that are difficult to diagnose—and sometimes intermittent—are typically due to ground wiring issues. The most troublesome ground locations are under the battery or at the engine.
Heater core leaks are common in this model, more so if the wrong anti-freeze/coolant is used in the cooling system.
The water pump and/or other cooling system may develop a coolant leak. Oil leaking from the valve cover gasket is also common.
1992 Volkswagen Jetta Recalls (Recent)
Summary: CERTAIN HYDRAULIC BRAKE HOSES, P/N 171.611.107B, SOLD AS REPLACEMENT EQUIPMENT FOR 1975-1985 VOLKSWAGEN (VW) RABBIT; 1985-1992 VW GOLF; AND 1980-1992 VW JETTA PASSENGER VEHICLES. POSSIBLE BRAKE HOSE RUPTURE COULD OCCUR WHICH FAILS TO COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 106, "BRAKE HOSES."Learn more »
1992 Volkswagen Jetta Questions and Answers
How do I get the error codes for a 1992 Jetta
i got a 92 jetta for my daughter guy said it was the ignition.got a replacment and when you try to start it the dash lights come on but when you turn it to start everything goes out.no turn over ,l...
any one know of a DIY on it with pics? and is it as easy as just dropping the oil pan and not touching the timing belt or anything?
The A/C works, but it makes a kind of rattling noise - not too loud, but still noticeable. I believe this is a fairly recent noise (but I don't often drive this car - it's my wife's...
1992 Volkswagen Jetta Reviews
Is this car able to shift into a gear without the car running or stepping on the brake.
I'm also have a problem with the starting system. I paid to get the ignition switch replaced and that isn't the problem at all. I'm thinking the same thing about the Heating Shield for the starter because when the car cools down, overnight, the car starts right up. But if I'm out and about the starter doesn't want to work. Overall, I"m having problems after problems with this car. I bought the car for a few hundred dollars and so far, I've spent more than it cost.
For its age, my 92 Jetta is holding up fairly well. I did have a very annoying and internmittent problem with starting for awhile, and after much time and energy discovered that someone along the line had removed the heat shield for the starter and it had burned out. It burns a little oil, but really none the worse for wear.