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 ProblemsIgnition Coil, Ignition Wires, and Spark Plugs May Fail
An ignition coil or spark plug may fail unexpectedly resulting in an engine misfire and possible illumination of the Check Engine Light. Vehicles equipped with spark plug wires may also develop a misfire caused by a failed spark plug wire.
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.
2008 Volkswagen Jetta QuestionsAc take for ever to start cooling the car. and when ti finally kicks in its not very cold. It has always been a little slow to start working but just has gotten worse. (1 answer)
Fuses blow frequently
Wipers do not work
Power windows do not work
Headlights blcxow too frequent
Oil and coolant leakage
Bumper melted due to exhaust pipes too long
Car revs up over and over while idling
Ac went out after loud jet airplane sound and movement of motor
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.