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Volkswagen Jetta, Sedan
Jul 27, 2006 (6:23 am)
In 2004 I bought a new Jetta off the dealer lot. I have been the only one to drive this car and have driven manual trasnsmission cars for many years. When the Jetta hit 30,000 miles the clutch blew. The dealer reported the flywheel was cracked and that "the clutch was being ridden" meaning while driving the car down the freeway the clutch is also being pressed....as the dealer stated "being lazy and not taking the foot off the clutch". I do not drive my car this way. To make a long story short, the new clutch cost me $1,600. I have researched VW car clutches on the internet and there are many complaints. I am hoping those with similar complaints take their problems up to VW so we, as consumers, can get a solution to this issue VW is notorious for. No one buys a car which they expect to put $1,600 into within the first 2 years or 30,000 miles. This is the first VW I have owned and the last.
#4680 of 6655 Re: 2004 Volkswagen Jetta [vwjettaowner]
Jul 27, 2006 (7:21 am)
I feel sorry for your clutch fault.
Do you feel any difference for foot feel on clutch before the clutch blew? Is it harder to press the clutch?
#4681 of 6655 Jetta A/C problem
Jul 29, 2006 (12:48 pm)
This 99 Jetta is a fun car to drive, but a pain to maintain.
The A/C only works when the fan blower fan is on speed 1. As soon as the fan is changed to any other speed, the green light goes out on the A/C button, the fan continues to blow but not conditioned air. I replaced the board, It is not climate controlled, just manual dial (red/blue). Sounds like a relay problem but not sure. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
#4682 of 6655 Re: Too Rich Code [hogyld]
Jul 30, 2006 (12:43 pm)
Your description sounds like the MAF sensor. The 2001s were NOTORIOUS for getting RICH -then- LEAN readings. The computer is being fed bad info from the MAF and is thusly injecting too much/little fuel.
The good news is that the MAF is coverd by an extended warantee.
#4683 of 6655 Jetta Sucks--problems problems and problemsn
Jul 31, 2006 (6:19 am)
i bought a brand new 2004 Jetta GL and ever since i have it its been nothing but a problem. at 5000miles the transmission started to slip, took it to dealer more than 10times but everytime they said its normal they could not duplicate the problem. So finally i decided to wait it out until the problem gets worse (have warrenty so if something goes wrong they will cover it) It now has 30K miles on it and now i have a new problem on top of the previous one. when parked on an incline the car and put the car in reverse the car will roll forward like more than 4 feet. This is risky since if a car is parked infornt then I could hit it. Took it to the dealer 4 times and when they duplicated the problem they came back to me and said that this is normal and all jettas are build like this. CAN YOU BELIVE THAT! they tested another Jetta and it also rolled forward when in reverse, I can understand that since Jettas dont have the neutral lock. But if a car rolls more than 4 feet then there is definately something wrong with it. So now I am stuck with this piece of scrap metal and VW does not wanna fix this. I am pretty sure that my transmission is going bad. Called VW several times and they keep telling me to take it to dealer but then the dealer comes back and tells me that the VW Tech Reps at Headquarters tell them that this is normal so the dealer says their hands are tied. So i am basically playing a cat and mouse game here.
NEVER EVER BUY A VW Product again THEY DONT STAND BY THEIR PRODUCTS and THEIR SERVICE SUKCS!!!! NO WONDER THEIR SALES ARE GOING DOWN.
#4684 of 6655 Re: Jetta Sucks--problems problems and problemsn [vrajeshp]
Jul 31, 2006 (6:26 am)
Sorry to hear about your problems with the Jetta. Is your car a manual or automatic? What do you mean by "slipping"?
When you called VWoA customer service, what did you want them to tell you? They can't diagnose the problem without a dealer seeing the car. Maybe you shoudl take your car to another dealer and get a second opinion!!
BTW: VW Sales have increased from last year!!
#4685 of 6655 Re: Jetta Sucks--problems problems and problemsn [fish8]
Jul 31, 2006 (7:11 am)
its an Automatic Trans. When slipping i mean when the car shifts I feel a hard jerking/Knocking sound. This happens mostly in the mornings when i start to drive and goes away after the car warms up.
Also when talking to VWoA cust service I just want them to research the prob and fix it. Also I have tried taking to different dealerships they are all the same
#4686 of 6655 Re: Jetta Sucks--problems problems and problemsn [vrajeshp]
Aug 01, 2006 (1:25 pm)
Sorry to hear about the problems you're having with your Jetta. I had the same problem too with my ex-2002 Jetta 1.8T. I sold it a month ago... No regrets selling it. Please see my posting link title on the problems I had with my former vehicle. I had to threaten my dealer with a lawsuit before they agreed to replace it at their cost.
#4687 of 6655 Re: Jetta Sucks--problems problems and problemsn [vrajeshp]
Aug 02, 2006 (5:18 am)
I have an '02 VR6 and the auto-transmission has behaved poorly since new. Sometimes it doesn't seems to know what gear to choose and then abruptly clunks into gear. It is worst when under moderate to full acceleration or when you go off and back on the throttle quickly. It also clunks when downshifting at stops. Some days it is acceptable though. I believe it's not a mechanical problem but rather a computer issue. While it was under warranty, the dealer would not acknowledge any problem. Since this car is paid for, otherwise runs good and gets good mileage I'm keeping it. Would not buy another VW however.
#4688 of 6655 Re: Jetta Sucks--problems problems and problemsn [bora1]
Aug 02, 2006 (7:11 am)
this is crazy I dropped my car again today at the dealership, explined again that the car launges forward and also Jerks hard when shiting from lower gears (Usually happens in the morning) But I know they are going to say nothing is wrong. So I filed a case with BBB on VWoA and Lets see what they come up with. This car is a LEMON, I have had problems with this car from Day 1, took the car to the dealer for the Jerking and hard shifting when the car had like 5000miles on it and ever since then Its been to the dealer several times but still no luck. FRUSTRATING...thats why I file a case with BBB and hopefully they can help me out here.