2008 Volkswagen Jetta Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2008 Volkswagen Jetta
- High Mileage Automatic Transmissions May Have Shifting Problems
- Power Windows Fail More Often Than Manually Operated Window Cranks
- Reverse Gear Failures and Noise in Manual Transmission Models are Common
- Difficult to Diagnose Electrical Issues Are Typically Due to Ground Issues
- Ignition Coil, Ignition Wires, and Spark Plugs May Fail
- check engine light is on
- My car has light on for both the driver airbag and also the light which indicates tires are not properly inflated. However, tires are new and are properly inflated. Is it just faulty sensors?
- Interior Cloth is detaching from the foam sponge underlay.
- 100k miles Check engine light (MIL) came on, dealers (3) found no TC logged ???
- replace rear brake pads
2008 Volkswagen Jetta 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.
Reverse gear failures and noise in the manual transmission models are common.
2008 Volkswagen Jetta Questions
the black and silver cloth applied to door panels and the headliner is detaching due to the under-lay foam seemingly disintegrating and loosing its bond to the substrate material. It is quite a mess and worsens if one is to attempt any form of adjustment or repair.
In fact, it appears to be irre...
2008 Volkswagen Jetta Recalls
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.
2008 Volkswagen Jetta Reviews
Just bought my 2008 SE 2.5 6 speed Auto last week. Got a solid deal from a VW dealer in central NJ. Certified/ balance of BTB Warrantee till June, 2012, then 2/24 over that. Drive is excellent. 170 HP with good PEP. Seats are comfortable. Good features overall. Blue lights on the speedometer/tachometer look very sharp at night. Nice sounding radio. I love the AUX hookup for my little IPOD Shuff...
I bought this 2008 Jetta 2.5L new with minimal options. The car is quick, it handles well, and the brakes are fine for most driving situations. Fit and finish are pretty good, there are no rattles or major interior issues after 3 years. The cloth seats are a little hard under the knee but reasonably comfortable for trips under 4-5 hours, I should have gone with leather and the cold weather...
I've had no problems with my Jetta and everyone compliments me on the looks. My brother is the only other person that has driven it and commented on the brakes being better than his Cadillac. Love it!