Resources for the Repair and Maintenance of your Volkswagen Jetta
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Volkswagen Jetta Problems
Shifting issues due to internal problems in high mileage automatic transmissions can be difficult to resolve without transmission replacement.
One or more power windows may fail. Our technicians tell us this is commonly due to a failed window regulator which will require replacement.
Reverse gear failures and noise in the manual transmission models are common.
Electrical issues that are difficult to diagnose—and sometimes intermittent—are typically due to ground wiring issues. The most troublesome ground locations are under the battery or at the engine.
A damaged water pump impeller may cause an engine overheating condition. Our technicians tell us the repair should include replacement of the water pump, thermostat, and flushing the cooling system.
Volkswagen Jetta Recalls (Recent)
Summary: CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES FAIL TO COMPLY WITH REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 225, "CHILD RESTRAINT ANCHORAGE SYSTEMS." CHILD SEAT ANCHORAGES INSTALLED IN THE VEHICLE'S REAR SEATS MUST BE IDENTIFIED BY MARKINGS, AND THEIR LOCATION AND USE BE DESCRIBED IN THE OWNER'S MANUAL.Learn more »
Summary: CERTAIN HYDRAULIC BRAKE HOSES, P/N 171.611.107B, SOLD AS REPLACEMENT EQUIPMENT FOR 1975-1985 VOLKSWAGEN (VW) RABBIT; 1985-1992 VW GOLF; AND 1980-1992 VW JETTA PASSENGER VEHICLES. POSSIBLE BRAKE HOSE RUPTURE COULD OCCUR WHICH FAILS TO COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 106, "BRAKE HOSES."Learn more »
Summary: IMPROPER MATERIAL WAS USED IN MANUFACTURING THE RADIATOR FAN MOTOR SHAFT CAUSING THE SHAFT TO WEAR AND BECOME NOISY.Learn more »
Summary: THE FUEL HOSE ATTACHED TO THE FUEL DISTRIBUTION RAIL ON THE ENGINE MAY SHRINK BEYOND THE CLAMP FORCE OF THE FUEL HOSE CLAMPS, ALLOWING FUEL TO LEAK.Learn more »
RepairPal Expert Overview:
Volkswagen has recalled certain 1998 Cabrio, 1997-1999 Jetta, and 1998-2003 Passat models because the fuel tank filler neck can suffer abrasion damage if the rear tire goes flat and the vehicle is driven until the tire disintegrates. This may lead to fuel leakage, which can result in a fire. Depending on the model, there are different solutions to the problem. Contact Volkswagen at 1-800-822-8987 for more information.Learn more »
Volkswagen Jetta Questions and Answers
We have managed to disconnect everything per the repair manual but as we try to pull the transmission out, the flange from the Output shaft is catching on the flywheel. No matter what contorted eff...
car when at stop light when i go to shift goes into gear but drags tried shifting into another gear and does the same 1st and 2nd seem to be the worst but other are following at times could low t...
does this car come with anti lock brakes does it come with automatic seatbelts and do the headlights come on automatically
Car has 245.000 miles and nearly stalls when put into any gear. Replaced plugs, cap&rotor, tested coil, fuel pumps also. On very fixed income, what next ?
im trying to take my ignition switch out ive done drilled 4 holes in the mount and still cant get it out how does it come out? my fuel pump aint kicking on and the guy that had it before me changed...
Volkswagen Jetta Reviews
Currently at 214,000 miles had minor issues. Two differant hoses, clutch and sensor for the exhaust. Currently the airbag light is on, been reset once after 3 months back on, dealer claims it the airbag controler but they tested it and is came passed all the tests.
I have replaced the engine after the timing belt leaped off. The radio keeps going into safe mode.VW never gave me the code with the radio. They now cliam to have to remove the radio to get the code. I will not be buying a VW ever again. when this one dies I will park it in front of Mayer VW of Larchmont and leave it there.
The car also locked the doors with my nephew in the car with the car off, while he was in the car seat. We had to break the window. VW says the car it fine.
Every component except the Engine and Transmission are cheap and unreliable. Everything from the Fuel system to the Lock tumblers falls apart. It is a never ending money suck. I feel unethical selling this car just knowing that something else is going to break the next time someone touches it.
Neither the local Dealer or the VW of America will do anything about it the Air harness problem in my 2005/2.5 Jetta. I have started a class action lawsuit email me if you need more info
If your Jetta has had issues with the Door wiring harness you must watch this video see link below:
I have the 2005.5 New Jetta and overall I am pretty happy with my car. I have owned it since new, and I have racked up 110000 + miles. It drives like new, but the headliner is falling. Trunk latch will mess up from time to time. Radio buttons are gone for the most part. I installed an after market Sony with Bluetooth. So that is not an issue now.
The car was shifting very hard, and just about the time I noticed it. A letter came in the mail from VW for a valve body (transmission part)recall for hard shifts, perfect timing.
Bigger issues I once needed a full brake job cause the pad were basically harder than the roters. So pads were 100% but my roters were toast. The ignition switch messed up to the point were my key would not go in, and I ended up breaking a screw driver off inside it. It was a very pricy repair, but the car gets me from work and home daily and gets roughly to 34 mpg.