1999 Volkswagen Jetta Repair and Maintenance

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

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1999 Volkswagen Jetta
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508
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771
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757

1999 Volkswagen Jetta Problems

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.

Timing chain guide rails break

The jetta 2.8L VR6 uses a metal timing chain, intended to last the life of the car. But the chain rides, and is tensioned by several plastic guide rails. It is common for the guide rails to fail before 100,000 miles. When they fail, the timing chain will at best make a lot of noise - like marbles in a can. But the risk of the chain skipping a tooth or more on the sprockets is high and will throw off the timing. This will cause the car to run r...

Engine Misfire Due to Failed Ignition Coil, Spark Plug, or Ignition Wire

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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1999 Volkswagen Jetta Questions

why would a jetta stop running out of no where trying to buy one if its going to (1 answer)

someone is selling they said everything is good condition but it just stop working

Why does my car shift horrible after a new clutch was installed? (1 answer)

I have a 99 Jetta with a 2.0 engine. I recently had a new clutch installed, but now my car doesn't shift correctly. It shifts amazing when the car isn't running (regardless if I press the clutch in). When I shift it into first (while its off) then turn the car on, it lurches forwar a litt...

Has there been any recalls on air bags and how many are the car (2 answers)

When should the air bags go off how much impact does the car have hit for them to go off

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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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