Volkswagen Jetta Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your Volkswagen Jetta
- my car wont go in reverse unless i accelerate before going into reverse...
- I have a 2000 vw jetta 5 sp manual reverse will not engauge.
- water is dripping down from around the radiator,at the front part of car,
- What to do when the temperature light is flashing?
- VW dealer says I need a heat sensor for transmission control module. Cost $1500
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.
Volkswagen Jetta Questions
I went to a mechanic and they told me it is the transmission. My question is it ok to drive 2 hours away if my transmission isnt good? the only problem is my reverse which i can still reverse if i accelerate everything else seems to run ok.
When I shift my car into reverse it acts like its in first the reverse lights aren't on either...any ideas/answers
i am hoping that it is not coming from the radiator, it was kind of leaking slow but done got faster and faster,leaking at bottom of car around where the fan assembly is at,this leak continues while car is not running and while it is runing
Volkswagen Jetta Recalls
Certain 2014 Volkswagen models equipped with the 1.8T engine and an automatic transmission are being recalled. A fluid leak can develop from a defective o-ring on the oil cooler where it mounts to the transmission. In some instances, the leaking transmission fluid could contact a hot surface resulting in a fire. Dealers will replace the oil cooler seals at the transmission to correct this concern.
Certain vehicles produced with the DQ-200 direct-shift transmission are being recalled because the fluid additive used in the transmission could cause corrosion of the internal components. This corrosion can cause an electrical short resulting in a stall like condition. A sudden loss of engine power would increase the risk of a crash. Dealers will replace the transmission oil with a non-corrosive version to correct this concern.
A stainless steel exhaust tip installed after production may extend beyond the original length of the factory-installed exhaust pipe. It's possible for inadvertent contact to occur, which could cause a burn. Dealers will replace the stainless steel exhaust tip as necessary to correct this concern. The Volkswagen recall number is 26G8/U3.
Volkswagen Jetta Reviews
I bought this car a little under 5 years ago. in the intervening time I've put almost 150,000 miles on my jetta, and not the old lady driving back and forth to the market to get Wheatabix kind of miles, but the jobs in three different cities, hauling metal and tools for metal art, drunken offroading at my mom's house kind of miles. i've put this car through the worst sort of hell one can imag...
My 2001 Jetta was new when I got it and 9 years later, I really haven't had any problems with it..But as I'm reading other ppls stories I felt the need to give some advice. They "Crayon" smell is just a sign the cabin filter needs to be replaced..It actually never bothered me but of course it was a "suggested" replacement when I needed my air conditioner serviced because it wasnt cold..It just...
I bought this car new and have never had so many problems with a vehicle before. The car runs great and is very mechanically sound, but the nuisance issues have made owning this car a headache. So far I've had to replace the A/C Compressor (covered under warranty as VW admitted a problem with the part - told it would have been $3200 to repair), the drivers door wiring harness ($600), the sunro...