2008 Volkswagen Jetta Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2008 Volkswagen Jetta
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2008 Volkswagen Jetta ProblemsHigh 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.
One or more power windows may fail. Our technicians tell us this is commonly due to a failed window regulator which will require replacement.
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.
2008 Volkswagen Jetta QuestionsEPC Light Comes on when Headlights turned on, break lights also stay on (1 answer)
When driving at night and turning on my headlights, the brake lights illuminate and stay on which is shortly followed by the EPC light and temporary "limp mode", but letting off the gas and then resuming stops the limp mode. This happens everytime I turn my headlights on as of late. Add...
He set the cables up backwards when he jumped it. The battery isn't fried and niether are any fuses. Why won't it start or even attempt to putter? All lights turn on and same with fans. The radio wont tho. Someone said it may be the computer? My friend said my car should have a safety on ...
fan runs when car is off and wont stop
2008 Volkswagen Jetta RecallsVolkswagen Recalls Certain 2006–2010 Models Due to a Possible Fuel Leak
Volkswagen is recalling certain 2007–2009 Jetta, Jetta Sportwagon, Golf, and Rabbit, as well as 2006–2010 Beetle and Beetle Convertible vehicles equipped with a 2.5L gasoline engine due to a possibly damaged fuel supply line. Under hood fasteners may chafe against the fuel supply line, resulting in a fuel leak. Fuel leakage, in the presence of an ignition source, could result in a fire. Dealers will perform vehicle-appropriate inspections and repairs in order to protect the fuel supply line from chafing damage.
Volkswagen has recalled 2006 Jetta models with 2.01 engines because the fastening screw contact surfaces on the driveshaft cover plate may not have been manufactured to factory specifications. Some screws may not have been properly torqued and could loosen over time, even to the point where the driveshaft detaches from the gearbox. If the vehicle is moving when this happens, the damaged gear box could leak oil onto the street, creating a hazard. Dealers will inspect the driveshaft screws and replace the screws free of charge.