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Volkswagen Jetta Wrong Anti-Freeze/Coolant May Cause Heater Core Leaks

 
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Model Years Affected: 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010

Average Mileage: 141,625 mi (101,250 mi - 182,000 mi)

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Heater core leaks are common in this model, more so if the wrong anti-freeze/coolant is used in the cooling system.

  • Heater core failed in 2008. Began leaking when A/C was on quite badly in 2010. Heater failed completely in 2011. Didn't have the $500 which covers the labor (independent garage not VW) to pull the entire dashboard to replace the heater core. Bypassed heater in the meantime.

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  • VW Jetta 2008 Wolksburg only use VW coolant

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  • First leaking from front antifreeze had fixed now heater core spitting antifreeze to inside car

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