1996 Volkswagen Jetta Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1996 Volkswagen Jetta

1996 Volkswagen Jetta Problems

Shifting/Drivability Issues Due to Throttle Body Failure

Throttle body failure is not uncommon and can lead to shifting issues with the automatic transmission and other drivability concerns.

High Mileage Automatic Transmissions May Have Shifting Problems

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

Ignition Coil, Ignition Wires, and Spark Plugs May Fail

An ignition coil or spark plug may fail unexpectedly resulting in an engine misfire and possible illumination of the Check Engine Light. Vehicles equipped with spark plug wires may also develop a misfire caused by a failed spark plug wire.

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1996 Volkswagen Jetta Questions

1996 vw jetta automatic wont crank or start. all warning lights come on (3 answers)

this happened after the car was driven and parked. I got back in and NOTHING

I'll put in reverse go for about 5ft then grinds and stops. (1 answer)

Pulled transmission out of car and can't open it. Seems to be binding where input shaft is. A few springs feel out. One is small and long

What causes ignition switch to starts to smoke? (1 answer)

Put key in ignition switch turn key to on position with engine off ..and then I see smoke coming from switch connector.what can I do to fix that?

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1996 Volkswagen Jetta Recalls

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.

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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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