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Resources for the Repair and Maintenance of your 1996 Volkswagen Jetta

1996 Volkswagen Jetta

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1996 Volkswagen Jetta Problems

Drive Train -- Verified

Shifting issues due to internal problems in high mileage automatic transmissions can be difficult to resolve without transmission replacement.

Miscellaneous -- Verified

One or more power windows may fail. Our technicians tell us this is commonly due to a failed window regulator which will require replacement.

Drive Train -- Verified

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

Electrical & Lights -- Verified

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.

Engine -- Verified

A damaged water pump impeller may cause an engine overheating condition. Our technicians tell us the repair should include replacement of the water pump, thermostat, and flushing the cooling system.

1996 Volkswagen Jetta Recalls (Recent)

Body, Interior & Misc., October 15, 1998

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.

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1996 Volkswagen Jetta Questions and Answers

conor6969, 1996 Volkswagen Jetta, 4 Cylinder, Stony Creek, NY

My car even at high rpms in low gear hardly accelerates when a lot of gas is given. If you allow it to very slowly speed up it will only go about 70 mph or so, also at some point what seems to be ...

jettadwn16v, 1996 Volkswagen Jetta, 4 Cylinder, Sterling, VA

I keep getting a P0303 and P0440

OneEar, 1996 Volkswagen Jetta, 4 Cylinder, Norfolk, VA

When I unlock the driver side door, the alarm goes off. I have to shut it off by putting the key in the passenger side door. I've heard the door handle component has to be changed. Any solu...

Milana, 1996 Volkswagen Jetta, 4 Cylinder, Millbrook, NY

Car was running okay, after turning it off,and trying to turn it on after an hour or so keeps showing me code "IN 02"?
Does anyone know what this could be?

Thanks

sbd, 1996 Volkswagen Jetta, 4 Cylinder, Mckinney, TX

My AC switch doesn't light up and the AC, Fan nothing comes on.

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1996 Volkswagen Jetta Reviews

i have a stick shift and when i change gears from 1 to 2 and so on and req. to accelerate fast it slips, could it be lack of fluid.

I absolutly love this car. If you put an R8 Audi & a 1996 veerow GLX in front of me, I would pick the jetta. I think that basically sums it up!

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