1994 Volkswagen Jetta Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1994 Volkswagen Jetta

1994 Volkswagen Jetta Problems

Reverse Gear Failures and Noise in Manual Transmission Models are Common

Reverse gear failures and noise in the manual transmission models are common.

Difficult to Diagnose Electrical Issues Are Typically Due to Ground Issues

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.

Oxygen and coolant sensor failures are common

Oxygen sensor and coolant temperature sensor failures are common.

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1994 Volkswagen Jetta Questions

Why would it not start after fuel pump and spark plugs have been replaced? (1 answer)

It turns over and starts up but cuts off. Electrical problem?

Reverse is noisy grinding but still working, what will eventually happen (2 answers)

How many Kms or miles can I go yet before I run into serious problems with my manual transmission, thanks

Why is her '94 jetta hard to start on it's 1st crank of the day then runs fine? (1 answer)

My daughter has had a 1994 Jetta GL for about 2 months. From day 2 it has been very hard to start in the morning or the first time it's cranked for the day. The engine has to turn a while before it starts. Once it starts it's fine and runs great the rest of the day. I'm also concerned...

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1994 Volkswagen Jetta Recalls

Recall 98V195000
VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES. THE REAR BRAKE LINE ON THE PASSENGER SIDE WAS ROUTED TOO CLOSE TO THE CORNER OF THE FUEL TANK. THE LINE COULD BE DAMAGED BY CHAFING AGAINST THE FUEL TANK.
Recall 98V160000
VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES. THE BOLTS SECURING THE FRONT HOOD LATCH CAN LOOSEN OVER TIME. THE LATCH WOULD MOVE CAUSING DISENGAGEMENT OF THE HOOD STRIKER FROM THE LATCH.
Volkswagen Recalls 1994 Jettas Due to Possible Electric Short

Volkswagen has recalled certain 1994 Jettas because the sheet metal panels of both rear doors have sharp edges that can damage the insulation of the wiring harness. This can cause an electrical short, which may result in a fire. Dealers will install a protective edge cover in both rear door inner panel openings.

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1994 Volkswagen Jetta Reviews

I'd sell it for parts if the parts were worth anything...
This car is a peice of crap! We bought this car used about 2 weeks ago and right as I write this it is in the shop being "fixed". We had the car for about 4 days when it left myself and my 7 week old son and my 4 year old son on the side of the road in the middle of nowhere in minus 35. When we first got the car we were excited b/c we always wanted a Diesel car. We even laughed about the ALL t...

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