1998 Volkswagen Jetta Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1998 Volkswagen Jetta
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1998 Volkswagen Jetta ProblemsReverse Gear Failures and Noise in Manual Transmission Models are Common
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.
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.
1998 Volkswagen Jetta QuestionsHow do I change the electric window assembly (1 answer)
Can't figure it out
What would repair cost?
Fresh oil change, no oil leak, have oil pressure, changed both oil pressure temp sensors.
1998 Volkswagen Jetta RecallsVolkswagen Recalls 1998-1999 Jettas Due to Incorrect Tire Label
Volkswagen has recalled certain 1998-1999 Jettas because the recommended cold tire inflation pressure on the label reads 2.4 bar (36.3 psi) when it should read 2.5 bar (34.8 psi). Under inflated tires can affect vehicle handling and can increase the risk of a crash. Owners will be provided with corrected labels, or a dealer can install the label if the owner wishes.
Volkswagen has recalled certain 1998 Cabrio, 1997-1999 Jetta, and 1998-2003 Passat models because the fuel tank filler neck can suffer abrasion damage if the rear tire goes flat and the vehicle is driven until the tire disintegrates. This may lead to fuel leakage, which can result in a fire. Depending on the model, there are different solutions to the problem. Contact Volkswagen at 1-800-822-8987 for more information.