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 1994 Volkswagen Jetta
1994 Volkswagen Jetta
1994 Volkswagen Jetta Problems
One or more power windows may fail. Our technicians tell us this is commonly due to a failed window regulator which will require replacement.
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.
1994 Volkswagen Jetta Recalls (Recent)
Summary: THE JACKS SUPPLIED WITH THESE VEHICLES WERE ASSEMBLED WITH AN IMPROPERLY MACHINED SPINDLE, SO THAT A SHARP RIDGE ON THE EDGE OF SPINDLE'S THREAD WOULD HAVE REMAINED.Learn more »
Summary: 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.Learn more »
Summary: 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.Learn more »
Summary: WHEN INSTALLED IN THE VEHICLES, A TIE WRAP IS USED TO GUIDE THE CRUISE CONTROL CABLE IN THE ENGINE COMPARTMENT. SOME TIE WRAPS HAVE BEEN INSTALLED WITH A LARGE LOOP OPENING IMPROPERLY GUIDING THE CABLE WHICH COULD PREVENT THE THROTTLE FROM RETURNING TO ITS FULL IDLE POSITION.Learn more »
1994 Volkswagen Jetta Questions and Answers
a friend told me there was a sequene to change the battery. is this true? and if so. how?
i just put a new battery in the car. it turns over fine but does not fire or start. put a code machine on, i don,t remember the code. but it pertains to the radio. whin i turn the radio on it says...
My check engine light comes on & the power seems to go down. After a while the light goes off & the power is back to normal. Any suggestions?
No resistance on clutch pedal . Clutch cable working correctly. Arm going to transmission not engaging inside?
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 the electrical problems:
1. The heat only works on high. So it's off or full bore.
2. The heat only works if the headlights are on.
3. There are no low beams only high beams.
4. The only way to turn the headlights on is to pull the lowbeam/highbeam switch and jam a pen behind it.
5. Can only make left turns as the right turn signal lights don't work.
6. When making left turns if you turn on the signal light the pen falls out no there's no lights and no heat.
7.We have power window, not windows, WINDOW, but at least it's the drivers window.
8. Sometimes we can't get out of the car and have to repeatedly pull the handles very hard till it works.
9. Doesn't like to go into second gear.
10. Water pump failure is what left us on the road.
That said for some reason we still love this little car, but we won't be taking it very far from home until we can have a VW dealership look at it. As it is we live 2 hours away from the nearest one so we'll wait until summer lol.
Oh,and we live in Canada not LA but you need a Zip Code to fill this thing out. lol