1994 Volkswagen Jetta Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1994 Volkswagen Jetta
- High Mileage Automatic Transmissions May Have Shifting Problems
- Power Windows Fail More Often Than Manually Operated Window Cranks
- Reverse Gear Failures and Noise in Manual Transmission Models are Common
- Difficult to Diagnose Electrical Issues Are Typically Due to Ground Issues
- Wrong Anti-Freeze/Coolant May Cause Heater Core Leaks
1994 Volkswagen Jetta Problems
Shifting issues due to internal problems in high mileage automatic transmissions can be difficult to resolve without transmission replacement.
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.
1994 Volkswagen Jetta Questions
It turns over and starts up but cuts off. Electrical problem?
How many Kms or miles can I go yet before I run into serious problems with my manual transmission, thanks
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 concer...
1994 Volkswagen Jetta Recalls
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.
1994 Volkswagen Jetta Reviews
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...
I'd sell it for parts if the parts were worth anything...