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#4498 of 6655 Carmax drilled holes...
Apr 17, 2006 (3:19 am)
I bought a 2004 Volkswagen Jetta station wagon at carmax last month. Yesterday when I was removing the carmax advertising plate affixed to the front of the car, I discovered that they had drilled holes (four of them!)
into the bumper of the car to fix the "carmax" plate onto the bumper.
I have not talked to them about it yet because I'm not sure what is the right thing to do to fix it (I want to make sure it doesn't get patched up in a way to
cause more problems later [rust, etc.]). Cosmetically it doesn't bother me.
I'm also willing to just fix the problem myself if anyone has advice.
#4499 of 6655 Re: jolting problem? [phamo21]
Apr 17, 2006 (11:36 am)
Did they ever fixed the Jolting Problem you had in your car?
My car had the same problem you had. Just recently, after a simple Synthetic oil chage, the tranmission got a hole on the bottom. So, after they change it i wonder if the jolting will go away with a new transmission and conclude this jolting a tranmission issue. If so, i am sure a lot of peple with the same issue will be interested to know.
I will post my results soon, in the mean time let me know if your jolting issue is gone please.
#4500 of 6655 Re: Carmax drilled holes... [syzygy00]
Apr 17, 2006 (11:46 am)
I suggest you use a dry wall patch material. No kidding, i used the same for the same porpuse and the holes are gone. But i also had to smooth out the outer of the whole caused by the drilling. Finally, apply some white paint (or whatever color you need) patch up available at pep boys or any autoparts.
Otherwise, autodetailing will do for a couple hundred bucks.
#4501 of 6655 Re: Carmax drilled holes... [betoven]
Apr 17, 2006 (5:23 pm)
thanks, Betoven! i think i could actually do that. (although mine might need to be smoothed also because of the drilling)
#4502 of 6655 Re: 01 Jetta turn signal/hazard switch problems [waluley]
Apr 18, 2006 (3:22 pm)
I have the same problem on my GTI 2001 VR6 model and still could not figure out how to fix it ?
Did you find a fix to it ?
#4503 of 6655 Re: Carmax drilled holes... [betoven]
Apr 18, 2006 (5:40 pm)
Most "drywall patch material" is water-soluable and will come right off if it gets wet. (good drywallers actually WET-sand the stuff with a damp sponge to eliminate dust.)
Hope I dont have to explain why using a water-soluable material to patch a hole in your car is a bad idea.
I dont see what the problem is here anyway... dont you need to use those holes to install your front license plate?
#4504 of 6655 65K Miles and Going on Transmission #2
Apr 18, 2006 (6:36 pm)
I own a 2003 VW Jetta VR6 and I'm fed up. I had to have a new transmission put in at 34K miles after it was not shifting properly and whaddya know, now, 5K miles after my warranty runs out, I'm having the same problems - stuck between 2nd and 3rd gear, RPMs up to 4000 trying to shift and Tiptronic showing that the car never shifts into 5th. Plus, now my speedometer stays at 0 when I turn the car on, shift to drive and accelerate. My car is currently in the shop and I fully expect them to tell me it's the transmission (though, knowing the dealer, they could say it's nothing). Anyone else go through 2 transmissions in 3 years? Anyone fought VW (not their dealerships) about the transmission issues? Apparently VW transmissions have a 35K miles or less shelf life which is completely unacceptable.
#4505 of 6655 Re: Problem starting [misi]
Apr 19, 2006 (12:06 pm)
Not yet, we have been working with a horrible mechanic who has seen my car about 5 times now. He changed the starter but that didn't work, he then cleaned the fuel line because he said it was clogged but that didn't work, and now he claims that it's the spark plugs, but those got changed about a month ago!
The problem I have happens on very few occassions (usually when I've turned on and off my car various times). When I turn the key it hesitates and doesn't turn on, once I press the gas pedal it starts making deep, low gurgling noises and then a cloud of smoke comes out of the back. We are starting to think it has something to do with the fuel not getting to the engine. Does anyone have any thoughts? Please?!
#4506 of 6655 Starting trouble
Apr 19, 2006 (3:46 pm)
My 96 Jetta is having starting trouble. On warm days only!
I turn the key all of the electronics come on but it doesn't even try to start. I just keep turning the key on and off until it starts. Sometimes it takes a dozen or more attempts. I've resorted to parking facing down hill so I can roll it just in case.
If the air temp is not too high, it will start just fine.
I described this to the the service department at the dealer and to a local mechanic and they looked at me like I was from Mars.
Apr 19, 2006 (7:44 pm)
I see bora on many jettas and was wondering whats the difference, are they really imported from germany or did someone just stick on that emblem? Are they any different from any other jetta?