2001 Volkswagen Jetta Problems

RepairPal has identified the most common problems with the 2001 Volkswagen Jetta as reported by actual vehicle owners. We'll tell you what the problem is and what it'll take to fix it.

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Known Problems

A coolant leak may develop after oil filter replacement. The coolant o-ring seal can be damaged if the oil filter housing turns when removing or installing the oil filter. The recommended procedure is to hold the filter housing when tightening or loosening the oil filter.

A dirty or failed throttle body can cause various drivability issues and illumination of the Check Engine Light.

The Check Engine Light may illuminate because of evaporative (EVAP) emission failures and/or intake manifold vacuum leaks.

To avoid sludge accumulation inside the engine, our technicians recommend using the proper synthetic oil with the appropriate oil filter.

The rear brakes tend to wear out quickly; rotors may need replacement by the first brake job. Our technicians recommend that the brakes be inspected for wear regularly.