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1999 Volkswagen Jetta

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1999 Volkswagen Jetta Problems

Drive Train -- Verified

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

Miscellaneous -- Verified

One or more power windows may fail. Our technicians tell us this is commonly due to a failed window regulator which will require replacement.

Drive Train -- Verified

Reverse gear failures and noise in the manual transmission models are common.

Electrical & Lights -- Verified

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.

Engine -- Verified

A damaged water pump impeller may cause an engine overheating condition. Our technicians tell us the repair should include replacement of the water pump, thermostat, and flushing the cooling system.

1999 Volkswagen Jetta Recalls (Recent)

Body, Interior & Misc., September 29, 2003

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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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Body, Interior & Misc., February 15, 1999

Summary: VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES. THE SOUND ABSORBING MAT ATTACHED TO THE INSIDE OF THE B-PILLAR SIDE TRIM PANEL COULD HAVE BEEN IMPROPERLY INSTALLED. SURFACE AND EDGES OF THE MAT COULD HAVE BEEN DAMAGED DURING THE ASSEMBLY PROCESS. IT COULD IGNITE WHEN EXPOSED TO THE EXHAUST GAS OF THE SEAT BELT PRE-TENSIONER IGNITER IN THE EVENT OF A SEVERE FRONT OR SIDE COLLISION.

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Electrical & Lights, April 30, 2004

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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 This recall has been superseded by 06V-183.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.

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Electrical & Lights, November 27, 2006

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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.

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Engine, June 13, 2003

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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.

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1999 Volkswagen Jetta Questions and Answers

JETweb7, 1999 Volkswagen Jetta, 4 Cylinder, Los Angeles, CA

My car seems to get "hot" when it is idle at an intersection after driving about 1.5 miles. Then when I park it, all of the anti-freeze runs out the bottom of my car. I keep oil in it. Do...

ddidier420, 1999 Volkswagen Jetta, 4 Cylinder, Morristown, TN

I have an old body style 1999. What is the electrical box under the coolant expansion tank?

Jackster, 1999 Volkswagen Jetta, 4 Cylinder, Kankakee, IL

My VW won't go into Reverse, 1st or 5th- is it the clutch or transmission and what is the estimated cost? Also the AC knocks when it runs, but cools just fine- is it the compressor?

smunroe, 1999 Volkswagen Jetta, 4 Cylinder, Miami, FL

what is the estimated cost to replace the transmission pan gasket ?

fixcar, 1999 Volkswagen Jetta, Eatontown, NJ

what tool is used to remove the bolts from the caliber to replace the front pads on my 99 Jetta

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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 driving position.
Can anybody help? Best regards, Looking Forward

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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