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Volkswagen Jetta Shifting/Drivability Issues Due to Throttle Body Failure

Volkswagen Jetta Problem
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Model Years Affected: 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2010

Engines Affected: 2.0L 4 Cylinder, 2.5L 5 Cylinder

Average Mileage: 104,800 mi (18,000 mi - 222,000 mi)


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

  • Visitor, , 2.5L 5 Cylinder, 98,000 mi

    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.

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  • Visitor, , 2.0L 4 Cylinder, 164,000 mi

    os sensor head gasket blown

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  • Visitor, , 2.0L 4 Cylinder, 18,000 mi

    Shifting/Drivability Issues how can i solve it

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