Shifting issues due to internal problems in high mileage automatic transmissions can be difficult to resolve without transmission replacement.
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Most reported 2001 Volkswagen Jetta problems
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 at the engine.
Reverse gear failures and noise in the manual transmission models are common.
Fan assembly replaced. Dealer said there was a short in the electronics which led to fan not turning off after car was shut off.
Erratic turn signal operation can be a result of a failing turn signal flasher relay which will require replacement.
One or both head lights may not work due to premature head light bulb burnout and/or bulb harness failure. Care should be taken to inspect the head light harness connector for damage when replacing bulbs. Damaged connectors should be replaced.
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.