Shifting issues due to internal problems in high mileage automatic transmissions can be difficult to resolve without transmission replacement.
Car Problem Reports
Volkswagen Jetta High Mileage Automatic Transmissions May Have Shifting Problems
Volkswagen Jetta Problem
Average Mileage: 125,071 mi (48,000 mi - 274,000 mi)
Visitor, 2006 Volkswagen Jetta, 92,000 mi
the car jerks when shifting between 2nd and 3rd shifts - doesn't transition between 2nd and 3rd shifts smoothly
Visitor, 1996 Volkswagen Jetta, 110,000 mi
had car serviced, code cleared went away, car shifted fine, after 25 miles when check engine light went back on, the car lost overdrive again, any ideas? if tranny needs to be replaced what should job cost
Visitor, 2002 Volkswagen Jetta, 111,000 mi
Getting harder and harder to shift from P to R or D, and takes times actually shifting while already IN D position for about 3-6 seconds!
Visitor, 2000 Volkswagen Jetta, 151,592 mi
The ebgibe didn't shift at higher speeds. The RPMS would go up without a shift.
Visitor, 2002 Volkswagen Jetta, 125,000 mi
I have an automatic jetta and car remains in neutral when shifting from park to drive. If I press the gas, car will go forward, otherwise it doesn't move (or slides on a hill)
Visitor, 2006 Volkswagen Jetta, 97,232 mi
not shifting smoothly from 1st to 2nd or 2nd to 3rd, downshifting also a problem
Visitor, 2006 Volkswagen Jetta, 120,000 mi
Car jerks when shifting from first to second gear. I'm told I need a new transmission, but of course the warranty expired!
Visitor, 2002 Volkswagen Jetta, 157,500 mi
Car began shifting into gear at 4100 rpm. So at around 30 mph but will downshift at a normal time just a little rougher then before no solution yet help.
Visitor, 2001 Volkswagen Jetta, 113,200 mi
Shifts hard and all fluids are good.
Slipping at take off