2003 Volkswagen Jetta Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2003 Volkswagen Jetta

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2003 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...

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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2003 Volkswagen Jetta Questions

2.0 vw jetta 2003 timing belt broke. Researching b4 repair. Need tips&pointers. (1 answer)

What to expect when I try to repair the timing belt. Belt teeth were stripped near crankshaft -top of belt was good. What are some of the common problems mechanics have setting time and replacing belt. Time tdi is way off and not sure where to start and in what order to do it n. Replace tensioner...

while driving the interior lights turn on for a few seconds when I hit a bump. (1 answer)

sometimes lights still on until I open the front door and I close it again. all of this while driving.

Can a broken engine mount bracket cause the epc light to come on (1 answer)

Will the broken engine mount bracket cause the car to idle unevenly and epc light to come on. I've replaced spark plugs, coils, air filter and fuel filters but noticed my left front mount is broken. 2010 polo vivo

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2003 Volkswagen Jetta Recalls

Recall 07V063000
ON CERTAIN PASSENGER, WAGON, AND CONVERTIBLE VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH OR WITHOUT CRUISE CONTROL, A BRAKE LIGHT SWITCH MAY MALFUNCTION IF IT WAS INSTALLED INCORRECTLY.

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2003 Volkswagen Jetta Reviews

I have owed my 2003 vw GLI V6 for 4 years i put on 82k a this is the best VW ever I have owned 4 vw and this is the best VW V6 lots of power NO timming Belt!!! Great Car !!!
1.8 Turbo Jetta Wagon Made in Germany, runs like a fine clock. 88K miles, no problems.
Bought it used 4yrs ago and spent $0 on repairs it cost me more in speeding tickets than anything else. Just a fun little car that handles great, good.on gas. Top Speed-125mph not bad for the 2.0L-Only bad thing is my wife keeps buggin me to give her car back.

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