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 ProblemsIgnition Coil, Ignition Wires, and Spark Plugs May Fail
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.
Reverse gear failures and noise in the manual transmission models are common.
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.
1999 Volkswagen Jetta QuestionsHas 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
Changed starter in the car now it won't read park or start
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...
1999 Volkswagen Jetta RecallsVolkswagen 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 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 This recall has been superseded by 06V-183.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.