1999 Volkswagen Jetta Repair and Maintenance

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

1999 Volkswagen Jetta Problems

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.

Odor From HVAC Vents

Condensation in the heater case may cause a musty odor from the heating, ventilation and AC (HVAC) system after sitting for two hours or more. Our technicians tell us that a cleaner is available for the heater case and the drain system should be checked for debris.

Coolant and Oil Leaks

The water pump and/or other cooling system may develop a coolant leak. Oil leaking from the  valve cover gasket is also common.

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1999 Volkswagen Jetta Questions

I bought a 99 jetta it doesnt have a code reader port under the dash!! Thier is a box behind the left headlight with wires going to it!! My car wont turn over? Ive changed the crank sensor! Still wont turn tested the ignition sensor but my tester wont glo (2 answers)

Car wont turn over? Changed the crank sensor! The ignition coil ive tested but my test light doesnt glow? I don't have a code reader port in the car!! Didn't know it when i bought it!! There is a box behind the left headlight with wires going to it?? And one of the wires goes to the ignit...

MY CAR IS NOT SHIFTING INTO OVER DRIVE (1 answer)

i HAVE A 1999 VW JETTA 2.0 NEWER BODY STYLE CAR WON'T SHIFT INTO OVER DRIVE, ANY SUGGESTION , MICK

it's -11 outside ,the engine turns over with 3 tries but wont start, (1 answer)

i check the battery for the age ,i purchased it in 8/08,so i replace it.after installing the new battery i still can't get it to start,all the lights on the dash light up but it won't crank over

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1999 Volkswagen Jetta Recalls

Volkswagen Recalls 1998-2002 Models Due to Malfunctioning Brake Light Switch

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 Recalls 1999-2002 Jettas Due to Malfunctioning Brake Light Switch

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 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.

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1999 Volkswagen Jetta Reviews

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

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