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

Problem Description and Possible Solution

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

Problem Data
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Average mileage: 101,500 (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
26 people reported this problem
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Shifting/Drivability Issues how can i solve it
Need throttle body - no power - EPC light & engine light on
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.
Engine check light throtle body
os sensor head gasket blown
Rough idle died in gear shifts poorly slow pick up in gear ... Bad throttle body ...
No one has been able to fix engine rev while driving and occasional bang in to reverse
Rough start and rpms go out of wack , mechanic did a full inspection and it's coming back to the throttle body .