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 Problems
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.
1999 Volkswagen Jetta Questions
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...
i HAVE A 1999 VW JETTA 2.0 NEWER BODY STYLE CAR WON'T SHIFT INTO OVER DRIVE, ANY SUGGESTION , MICK
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
1999 Volkswagen Jetta Recalls
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 This recall has been superseded by 06V-183.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.
1999 Volkswagen Jetta Reviews
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 ...