2000 Volkswagen Jetta Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2000 Volkswagen Jetta

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2000 Volkswagen Jetta
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744
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1,879
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89
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178
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374
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713
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885
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516
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899

2000 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.

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...

One or Both Head Lights May Not Work

One or both head lights may not work due to premature head light bulb burnout and/or bulb harness failure. Care should be taken to inspect the head light harness connector for damage when replacing bulbs. Damaged connectors should be replaced.

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2000 Volkswagen Jetta Questions

What could be the main cause of my issue? (1 answer)

CAr starts then starts to run sluggish n won't accelerate even when pedal is to the ground then eventually stALLS. CHANGED FUEL FILTER STILL SAME THING THEN TOOK FUEL PUMP OUT AND IT WAS CLOGGED WITH THIVK SLIME CLEANED UP AND RAN GREAT NOW ITS DOING it Again but now I noticed white substance...

Car just died while stopped at an intersection, wouldn't restart, electronic keys won't work, dash light stays on when shut down, battery light on when shut down and battery drains, it's like the car is running, but there is no motor on. HELP!!!! (2 answers)

I was sitting at an intersection and car just stopped. No stuttering. Cannot start vehicle now, although it's as if the car is running with no motor. Pulled all fuses, nothing parasitic draining the battery. What is going on???

dash light appeared car with key under it. (1 answer)

Car wouldn't turn over, no noise. Wallace VW said diagnosed couldn't read ( new identity ). Said they don't make the parts anymore. said it was unable to fix because each car has only 1 and should be junked. It still looks good and until this was running great. Should I junk it?

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2000 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.

Recall 04V584000
ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES, THE HAZARD SWITCH AND FLASHER SYSTEM FUNCTION MAY DEGRADE OVER TIME BECAUSE OF DISTORTION AND MATERIAL TRANSFER OF THE CONTACTS OF CERTAIN HAZARD SWITCH RELAYS WHICH OCCURS DUE TO SUBSTANTIALLY INCREASED ELECTRICAL CURRENT LOAD FROM HIGHER WATTAGE TURN SIGNAL BULBS.
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.

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2000 Volkswagen Jetta Reviews

My girlfriend used to have a 00 Jetta GLS. It's a good car to run but there would be problems coming after 100,000 miles.
I have had the car for 18 months and have put 60,000 miles on it. I love driving the car when its running correctly. The problem is it doesnt run correctly very often. I recently had to have an alternator replaced ($580.00), Timing Belt and Water Pump ($400), the list could go on but ill leave it at that. Also anyone that has this car read this: http://www.epa.gov/otaq/cert/recall/vw2.htm
I bought this car on Monday before Christmas. I'm starting to believe that I have made a terrible mistake. I saved all year while riding the bus to classes at Cal State. I should have done my homework. Three days after getting it the check engine light came on and the transmission started to shift erratically, then it wouldn't go into 4th gear. The dealer made the repairs at no cost. The ...

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