Shifting issues due to internal problems in high mileage automatic transmissions can be difficult to resolve without transmission replacement.
Volkswagen Jetta Problem Reports
Most Reported Volkswagen Jetta Problem Reports
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.
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.
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.
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.
Fan assembly replaced. Dealer said there was a short in the electronics which led to fan not turning off after car was shut off.
Heater core leaks are common in this model, more so if the wrong anti-freeze/coolant is used in the cooling system.
Erratic turn signal operation can be a result of a failing turn signal flasher relay which will require replacement.
A coolant leak may develop after oil filter replacement. The coolant o-ring seal can be damaged if the oil filter housing turns when removing or installing the oil filter. The recommended procedure is to hold the filter housing when tightening or loosening the oil filter.
Throttle body failure is not uncommon and can lead to shifting issues with the automatic transmission and other drivability concerns.