Volkswagen Jetta Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your Volkswagen Jetta

Volkswagen Jetta Problems

High Mileage Automatic Transmissions May Have Shifting Problems

Shifting issues due to internal problems in high mileage automatic transmissions can be difficult to resolve without transmission replacement.

Power Windows Fail More Often Than Manually Operated Window Cranks

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 Manual Transmission Models are Common

Reverse gear failures and noise in the manual transmission models are common.

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Volkswagen Jetta Questions

rough idle in drive or reverse? (1 answer)

I have a 09 jetta se, when i am in neutral, car is smooth, when I shift to drive, engine turns forward and it rattles a little. When driving, it is shifts smooth. It looks like the wishbone maybe worn?

dash light appeared car with key under it. (1 answer)

Car wouldn't turn over, no noise. Wallace VW said diagnosed couldn't read ( new identity ). Said they don't make the parts anymore. said it was unable to fix because each car has only 1 and should be junked. It still looks good and until this was running great. Should I junk it?

My engine is temperamental in the rain, every time the weather starts to rain. My car won't start? I need help, I can't seem to figure out what's wrong? Someone please help me. Anyone having the same problem with your 2000 Volkswagen Jetta? (1 answer)

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Volkswagen Jetta Recalls

Driver's Frontal Air Bag Inflator Ruptures And Sprays Metal Fragments

The driver's frontal air bag inflator may deploy the air bag with excessive pressure, resulting in the inflator rupturing and causing metal debris to be sprayed onto vehicle occupants. Dealers will replace the driver's frontal air bag inflator free of charge to resolve the concern.

Brake Power Assist Failure

The brake power assist function may fail due to failure of the camshaft lobe that drives the brake vacuum pump. Dealers will repair affected vehicles free of charge (the repair procedure is not available as of the time of this writing) to resolve the concern.

Occupant Detection System Does Not Work Properly

The passenger seat occupant detection system may not function properly, resulting in the passenger frontal air bag not operating as it should in an accident. Dealers will replace the passenger occupant detection system control module free of charge to resolve the concern.

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Volkswagen Jetta Reviews

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 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...
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...

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