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

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.

Power Window May Fail Due to Window Regulator

One or more power windows may fail. Our technicians tell us this is commonly due to a failed window regulator which will require replacement.

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.

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2003 Volkswagen Jetta Questions

Is the AC system from a 2003 Jetta compatible with a 2005 Jetta. (2 answers)

The 2003 is dying, the 2005 needs an AC system. I would like to take the system from the 2003 before I junk it. Will the AC lines line up correctly?

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.

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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

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based on 9 customer 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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