My vehicle originally would not shift into reverse or fifth gear, just would not engage. Took it to the dealer i bought it and they lubed it and it worked for a few days. Then all of a sudden when I left my driverway and shifted into what i thought was first I stalled. I restarted the car and when I shifted into what i thought was first it was very loose. The shifter can freely move across the entire upper part where first and fifth should be and same on the bottom, i can shift into fourth but no second. Reverse will also not work. So now I was stuck going to work driving in third and fourth gear only. Any help on what this might be would be appreciated as I do not trust the dealer i took it to and according to my warranty I have to give them the option to fix it before it will be covered.
having a problem with my manual transmission on 2009 Volkswagen Jetta
by dustinolah in Dayton, OH on February 05, 2014
ANSWER by ProfessorG on February 06, 2014
Probably shift cables loose or broken.
ANSWER by globalhelper on February 06, 2014
AGREE WITH #1 HAVE THEM CK CABLES FOR HANGING UP OR STICKING
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