Report: Reverse Gear Failures and Noise in Manual Transmission Models are Common
Volkswagen Jetta Problem
Average Mileage: 130,989 mi (79,000 mi - 192,450 mi)
Reverse gear failures and noise in the manual transmission models are common.
Visitor, 2002 Volkswagen Jetta, 148,000 mi
2002 VR6 Manual Transmission - Doesn't shift into Reverse anymore. No noise from transmission, or engine bay area. No smoke. No leaks. Allows me to shift into where Reverse should be, but only seems to engage 1st gear...treats it like I didn't go over far enough for Reverse.
Visitor, 1996 Volkswagen Jetta, 102,000 mi
reverse gear went out
Visitor, 1998 Volkswagen Jetta, 79,000 mi
the differential gear gave out when taking off from a stop and shifting into first gear.... complete transmission rebuild
Visitor, 1999 Volkswagen Jetta, 126,000 mi
so far just noise...loud, rhythmic with ground speed, revers only, even w/ clutch in and rolling.
I pulled into my driveway and my car won't go in reverse. I think linkage is out.
Visitor, 1998 Volkswagen Jetta, 148,000 mi
Stripped reverse gear occured TWICE to my transmission and replacement! Very costly!
Visitor, 1992 Volkswagen Jetta, 192,450 mi
Sometimes reverse gear does not work until I put it back in neutral, let off the clutch, press clutch again, then shift into reverse. Also I get a clunking noise sometimes when shifting.
Visitor, 2004 Volkswagen Jetta, 135,000 mi
My car initially started slowing going into reverse. The reverse gear then slowly started taking longer and longer to kick in. It would seem as if the car would need to warm up first and for longer and longer periods until finally it would not go into reverse anymore. Do I need a transmission or is there another solution?
Visitor, 1998 Volkswagen Jetta, 130,000 mi
Clicking in reverse, clutch in or out, in gear or not.
Visitor, 1996 Volkswagen Jetta
my car is popping out of reverse...even with no weight or stuck in snow or anything. i just backup a couple of inches and it pops out of gear...i cant even hold the stick in gear cuz it still pops out. then a high grinding noise happens and i have to quickly drop the acclerator and get it out of gear. help!!