Shifting/Drivability Issues Due to Throttle Body Failure on Volkswagen Jetta

Throttle body failure is not uncommon and can lead to shifting issues with the automatic transmission and other drivability concerns.

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Average mileage: 106,555 (18,000–222,000)
Engines affected: 1.8L 4 Cylinder, 2.0L 4 Cylinder, 2.0L 4 Cylinder Turbo, 2.5L 5 Cylinder, 4 Cylinder
11 model years affected: 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, more1997, 1998, 1999, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2010
19 people reported this problem
6 people shared problem details
1999 Volkswagen Jetta- 2.0L 4 Cylinder18,000
Shifting/Drivability Issues how can i solve it
2010 Volkswagen Jetta- 2.0L 4 Cylinder Turbo67,000
Need throttle body - no power - EPC light & engine light on
2005 Volkswagen Jetta- 2.5L 5 Cylinder98,000
Car has very weak starts when cold. When I press on the gas peddle, it feels like there is no pick up. Car is currently in shop waiting for new throttle body part. Expensive repair once again.
1998 Volkswagen Jetta- 2.0L 4 Cylinder164,000
os sensor head gasket blown
1993 Volkswagen Jetta- 1.8L 4 Cylinder115,000
Rpm goes up and down when is not moving and feels that It takes time to accelerate.
2005 Volkswagen Jetta- 2.0L 4 Cylinder87,000
No one has been able to fix engine rev while driving and occasional bang in to reverse
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