1999 Volkswagen Jetta Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1999 Volkswagen Jetta

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.

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helping my friend with his 99 VW Jetta GLS. need to replace glove box door and not finding much in the way of youtube. any input? Would Haynes, Bentley or Chiltons repair manuals cover removing the door to replace it? and which manual would be mot recommended?
Thanks for any advice/help in this....

after changing o ring,oil pressure light kept coming on. After some investigation I found that the oil pump chain tensioner broke. Well,to change that the crank pulley and crank timing gear had to be removed. I paid a backyard mechanic to pull the pulley off to get to plate to remove so tensioner...

I had the battery, alternator, and starter tested at advanced autoparts and they said they are all good. And sometimes a jump will start it right up or if i leave it alone and comeback it will startup. When in Drive, the rear lights come on (white) while driving, any help on how to fix this?

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Volkswagen has recalled certain 1999-2002 Jetta and 1998-2002 Beetle models because a brake light switch may malfunction if incorrectly installed during a safety recall. This can cause the brake lights to become inoperative or remain on. Dealers will install the newly designed brake light switch free of charge.

Volkswagen has recalled certain 1999-2002 Jettas because a brake light switch may malfunction. This can cause the brake lights to become inoperative or remain on. This recall has been superseded by 06V-183. Owners who have had a remedy performed under this recall should return to their dealer for the redesigned remedy.

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.

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The 2.0 L is almost impossible to break. Get this car if you want something that is good for the price and reliable.

More than a review, a question regarding the side mirror control. The joy stick that controls the side view mirrors broke off a long time ago. I have the mirrors set to my setting but as I turned off the ignition yesterday the mirrors retracted or tucked in against the windows on their own!? When I needed to adjust the mirrors I used a pensil eraser but this wont release the mirrors back to ...

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