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1994 Volkswagen Jetta Problems

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Most Common 1994 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.
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 a...
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0 Known 1994 Volkswagen Jetta Brakes Problems

2 Known 1994 Volkswagen Jetta Drive Train Problems

Shifting issues due to internal problems in high mileage automatic transmissions can be difficult to resolve without transmission replacement.
Reverse gear failures and noise in the manual transmission models are common.

1 Known 1994 Volkswagen Jetta Electrical & Lights Problem

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 a...

3 Known 1994 Volkswagen Jetta Engine Problems

The water pump and/or other cooling system may develop a coolant leak. Oil leaking from the valve cover gasket is also common.
Throttle body failure is not uncommon and can lead to shifting issues with the automatic transmission and other drivability concerns.
Ignition wire breakdown is common, resulting in misfires.

2 Known 1994 Volkswagen Jetta Exhaust & Emissions Problems

Poor drivability symptoms—including hard starting—can be caused by coolant temperature sensor and oxygen sensor faults.
Oxygen sensor and coolant temperature sensor failures are common.

1 Known 1994 Volkswagen Jetta Heating & Air Conditioning Problem

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

0 Known 1994 Volkswagen Jetta Maintenance Problems

1 Known 1994 Volkswagen Jetta Miscellaneous Problem

One or more power windows may fail. Our technicians tell us this is commonly due to a failed window regulator which will require replacement.

0 Known 1994 Volkswagen Jetta Suspension & Steering Problems

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Known 1994 Volkswagen Jetta Problems & Complaints

Shifting issues due to internal problems in high mileage automatic transmissions can be difficult to resolve without transmission replacement.
The water pump and/or other cooling system may develop a coolant leak. Oil leaking from the valve cover gasket is also common.
One or more power windows may fail. Our technicians tell us this is commonly due to a failed window regulator which will require replacement.
Throttle body failure is not uncommon and can lead to shifting issues with the automatic transmission and other drivability concerns.
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 a...
Reverse gear failures and noise in the manual transmission models are common.
Oxygen sensor and coolant temperature sensor failures are common.
Poor drivability symptoms—including hard starting—can be caused by coolant temperature sensor and oxygen sensor faults.
Ignition wire breakdown is common, resulting in misfires.
Heater core leaks are common in this model, more so if the wrong anti-freeze/coolant is used in the cooling system.
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