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Verified for the Volkswagen Jetta

Shifting issues due to internal problems in high mileage automatic transmissions can be difficult to resolve without transmission replacement.

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Verified for the Volkswagen Beetle

One or more power windows may fail. Our technicians tell us this is commonly due to a failed window regulator which will require replacement.

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Verified for the Volkswagen Beetle

One or both head lights may not work due to premature head light bulb burnout and/or bulb harness failure. Care should be taken to inspect the head light harness connector for damage when replacing bulbs. Damaged connectors should be replaced.

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Verified for the Volkswagen Passat

Engine oil leaks are common from the valve cover gaskets and camshaft chain tensioner gasket.

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Verified for the Volkswagen Jetta

One or more power windows may fail. Our technicians tell us this is commonly due to a failed window regulator which will require replacement.

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Verified for the Volkswagen Passat

The anti-lock brake system (ABS) control module may fail causing the ABS light to illuminate. Failed modules should be replaced to restore ABS operation.

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Verified for the Volkswagen Jetta

Reverse gear failures and noise in the manual transmission models are common.

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Verified for the Volkswagen Jetta

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.

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Verified for the Volkswagen Beetle

Due to an ignition component and/or engine coolant temperature sensor failure, the Check Engine Light may illuminate. Replacement of the failed component will be necessary to correct this concern.

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Verified for the Volkswagen Passat

The digital display portion of the instrument cluster may fail. Our technicians tell us the entire instrument cluster will need to be replaced to correct this concern.

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Verified for the Volkswagen Beetle

Erratic turn signal operation can be a result of a failing turn signal flasher relay which will require replacement.

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Verified for the Volkswagen Jetta

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.

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Verified for the Volkswagen Jetta TDI

Shifting issues due to internal problems in high mileage automatic transmissions can be difficult to resolve without transmission replacement.

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Verified for the Volkswagen Passat

Clogged sunroof drains can allow water to enter the interior and accumulate under the carpet where various control modules are mounted. Over time, the accumulated moisture can damage the control modules.

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Verified for the Volkswagen Jetta

A damaged water pump impeller may cause an engine overheating condition. Our technicians tell us the repair should include replacement of the water pump, thermostat, and flushing the cooling system.

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