Shifting issues due to internal problems in high mileage automatic transmissions can be difficult to resolve without transmission replacement.
Resources for the Repair and Maintenance of your 2003 Volkswagen Jetta
2003 Volkswagen Jetta
2003 Volkswagen Jetta Problems
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.
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.
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.
2003 Volkswagen Jetta Recalls (Recent)
2003 Volkswagen Jetta Questions and Answers
How long can I drive the car with "fuel shut off selonoid"
"circuit malfunction injection valve"?
My car is leaking diesel. I had it checked out and was told it appears to be leaking out of the fuel injector. My car has been driven 195,000. I just spent $2,000 to have other work done - what ...
When exactly is the standard tune up for this car? i have gotten many different answers from different people
so my 2003 Jetta wouldn't start. I have had everything checked out, and this is what happens. If i open and shut the drivers door it will randomly start.
it is definitely the wires that run i...
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.
Continuos electrical problems. Many problems have been brought up to VW but they have a big lack of concern. Engine coils, Electrical shorts, leaks. This car of mine just caught fire. Ill never own another VW.
Bought used in 2005 at 45,000 miles. Has 97,000 miles now (2010) and the only thing that I've had a problem with is the water pump. It went out once and I had it replaced. Then it went out again 2 years later, but I think that was probably due to the mechanic not properly inserting it. It wouldn't have been such a big deal if it hadn't cost about $400 both times it went out. No other major issues except it seems to loose about half a quart of oil between oil changes. I've read and heard from many people that this is a normal "issue" for 2003 jetta's so I just deal with it (I use lucas oil treatment along with the oil and it seems to help). It's been a very good car for these last 5 years and hopefully it will continue for years to come.