2002 Volkswagen Jetta TDI Q&A
2002 Volkswagen Jetta TDI Question: Transmission problems
The transmission started slipping when put in reverse. Drive shifts out fine. Thought maybe low fluid but drive shifts with no slipping. Reverse went from no slipping to slipping a little to nothing there in about 30 min. - Visitor
The tranny needs to be rebuilt.The reverse clutches are worn out. - andygrace
Is it correct that this transmission has a high failure rate... and IF YES, would a replacement transmission have the same high failure rate or have they been improved ?
Reverse gear failures and noise in the manual transmission models are common.
When I shift my automatic transmission in reverse after it has been parked for a long period of time (like over night or after work) it works fine. Wants I been driving and then shift in reverse it...
I just purchased a very clean 2002 TDI Jetta Wagon, w/automatic transmission. It has 148,000 mi...