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Volkswagen Jetta, Sedan
Jun 01, 2000 (2:52 am)
I bought my 2000 Jetta GLS TDI two months ago and now have over 12,000 miles on it. I have had one problem which was a slowly leaking hose in the power steering system that the dealer has ordered and simply will replace when it comes in. Other than that I am very satisfied with my car. I have owned two 1992 Jettas in the past and never had any problems with those either. I would suggest VW's to perspective buyers and I would like to point out that if you look up other makes and models of cars on this web site you will see that there are lots of people that have problems with their cars too.
Jun 01, 2000 (3:58 pm)
My 2000 glx jetta (12000miles) is HOT! and the A/C is not helping. Is anyone else having problems with the A/C not blowing cold air in the Texas heat (and we haven't even hit 100's yet). Otherwise my vehicle is perfect, but I will have to sell it if I can't cool it down. Thx - jp
#367 of 6655 oxygen sensor
Jun 01, 2000 (6:35 pm)
Anybody out there have a problem with the oxygen sensor on the front of their cat convertor on the '99 or '00 Jetta GLX? Mine went bad after 6 days and 200 miles on the road out of the dealers lot. Has been in the shop since (2 weeks). Apparently this part is on world-wide back order, and needs to be re-designed. Dealership, nor VWOA, has any idea when the part might come in. My guess is that VW is waiting to stock-pile enough oxygen sensors to send out a general recall of at least '00 GLX's. Anybody have any info on this, or have had similar problem? My dealership (Tynans VW in CO) says that if my car is not ready Monday, I MIGHT be able to exchange it for a new one. Great...Any help/advice would be appreciated.
#368 of 6655 ttrouble
Jun 01, 2000 (7:22 pm)
Are you going to exchange the "defective" Jetta for another one with the same re-design sensor problem? May be you should consider to step up to a Passat or a different car make altogether.
In my humble opinion, I think it is unacceptable that a car such as the Jetta is beign sold with 2 major "Red Flags":
1) Poor parts availability for essential components. It seems to be the norm with the new 2000 Jettas. (Worldwide back order?????? Oh My!!)
2) To top it all off.....the Part has a design flaw!!! Thrilling news to hear right after you take delivery of your brand new spanking car. It looks like Volkswagen's motto "Driver's Wanted" seems to be more like "Sucker's Wanted" "Or Beta Driver testers wanted".
Word of warning: Get out of that Jetta lease as fast as you can.
Jun 01, 2000 (8:42 pm)
I know...I am very pissed off right now. Actually, my dealership says the part has an availability listing of day-to-day on this part, but it is also listed as world-wide back order. So, I guess the dealership or VWOA is covering their a$%. The dealership says I need to wait a few more days before they will talk about exchanging cars, as the part MIGHT show up at anytime. I think I am going to try and get out of the VW lease all-together. If that does not work, I will try and get the Passat. And if that does not work, who knows....
So much for fine German engineering.....
#370 of 6655 a light at the end of the tunnel....maybe
Jun 01, 2000 (10:11 pm)
Well, just as an update on my situation. I have been told by my salesperson that if the part (oxygen sensor) for my '00 Jetta GLX is not here by Monday, I can get out of current lease, or at least exchange current car for a Passat. I would like to ask you folks if you think a Passat 1.8t, or the VR6 Passat. Either way, I would get the car with monsoon audio, CD/changer and luxury package. Any advice would be appreciated.
Jun 01, 2000 (10:26 pm)
ttrouble, you might also want to check out current Passat topics in our Sedans and Smart Shoppers conferences. You can find them easily by keying Passat in to the Topic Search feature on the left side of the page.
Hope everything works out for you.
Community Leader/Maintenance & Repair Conference
Jun 02, 2000 (1:34 am)
To answer your question tonewheel, this car and the last one were both lemons. Unfortunately for me I was stupid enough to buy another VW after my 98 Passat 1.8t was repurchased by VWoA. So again I say VW used to make a great car but not any more.
Just for the record it is now 2 weeks since I sent a fax to VW requesting a route forward to resolve the issues with the dealer and the car, guess what, I am still waiting for a response. I am absolutely sure that they will never respond, after all, out of 5 letter to VWoA and 4 to the dealer I have had one reply from VWoA and none from the dealer. That one reply was 2 months after the letter was sent, and one month after a follow up letter. All it said was my case had been referred to someone else!!!!
My how VWoA look after their loyal customers.
#373 of 6655 Uuuhhh, folks....
Jun 02, 2000 (4:03 am)
Please tone down the exclamations !!
I know some of you are upset, but try not to use "street" language in your posts. Not everyone wants to hear what passes for the current vernacular.
Your host, Bruce
#374 of 6655 Jetta TDI
Jun 02, 2000 (5:51 pm)
I was at a friend's place and his mom started her Jetta up to go somewhere and I heard this awful truck like noise followed by this bad bad stench! The noise of the engine sounded like some old truck I use to see in WWII pictures! And the smell is defintely diesel smell! Are all TDIs like that? man that really suck as the car lookquite clean and sleek. The noise really made me jump in sheer shock! It's new too.