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Volkswagen Jetta, Sedan
Sep 17, 2006 (8:46 am)
I have a 2005 Turbo GLI model Jetta. It has about 45,000 miles. It was on it's way out of town when the clutch was engaged and never came up from the floor. Immediately we went to a VW dealership only to find that there were about 5 other people in the maintenance department for the exact same thing!! The mechanic told us that it could be the pressure plate or the clutch (in which case the clutch is not covered under warranty). I only have about 5,000 more miles under warranty anyway. The problem is, I can't figure out why I would have to replace a clutch in a car with only 45,000 miles, when I have been driving a manual transmission for over 10 years. Has anyone else had this problem, is there a recall anyone knows about, and is the dealership going to tell me it is the clutch regardless of whether it's the pressure plate because they stand to make about $1,500 off of this problem? Help please.
#4773 of 6655 Re: Help [kimag1978]
Sep 17, 2006 (11:16 am)
I own a 04 GLI (VR6) with only 24,000 miles. Do you feel any jerking when engaging the transmission from first to second gear, or from four to five gear no matter how you release your clutch? Mine happens while shifting. Is there any other sympthom before the clutch failed?
Sep 17, 2006 (4:00 pm)
There were no other symptoms before this happened. We were cruising along on a highway and downshifted to pass a car, when the clutch failed. Initially, it was really bad only between fourth, fifth, and sixth gears, and now it is getting worse for all of the gears. So bad in fact, that we had to tow the car home, and are not driving it at all anymore. I just figured since there were other people in the dealership with this problem, there had to be more and I could find out if it really is the clutch, or based on other's experience, it is probably the pressure plate. How long has yours been jerking?
#4775 of 6655 Re: Help [kimag1978]
Sep 18, 2006 (8:14 am)
Its starts one day after I bought the car brand new. Its still the same after 1.5 year. At first I thought because this is 200hp with a lot of torque, thats why this will jerk.
#4776 of 6655 EPC and chugging all at once!
Sep 19, 2006 (6:57 am)
I have a 99 and 1/2 vw jetta that just turned 100K miles, and it has been chugging for some time with the EPC light coming on occasionally (maybe 4 times over last month) but not staying on longer than a minute or so. It would only chugg after start up; like the pedal was sticking. Always runs fine on acceleration. This a.m. was the last straw I think; and the car would not respond to gas and just rolls around at about 5mph. Any ideas what is going on?
#4777 of 6655 2003 Jetta TDI Brakes
Sep 19, 2006 (11:41 am)
When I release the brake pedal, sometimes it will not come up all the way and the brakes will be engaged(depending on how stuck the pedal is). The VW people say that everything is fine. I've been complaining about this for over a year.
#4778 of 6655 Need help finding the relay box
Sep 19, 2006 (12:42 pm)
Can anyone here tell me where to locate the relay box for 2001 VW Jetta 2.0? I've looked all over this car and can not find it.
#4779 of 6655 Re: Need help finding the relay box [dome625]
Sep 19, 2006 (1:24 pm)
Did you look to on the far left of the dashboard WITH THE DRIVERS DOOR OPEN. (opening the drivers door uncovers the fuse panel)
Sep 19, 2006 (7:26 pm)
I have a 1995 jetta gl 111 and it failed emissions inspection for nox what are some causes of this I have a new muffler and oxygen sensor?
#4781 of 6655 Help...I think I'm crazy
Sep 20, 2006 (2:28 am)
I just bought an 06 2.5 about 3 weeks ago. As soon as I picked it up, I noticed it shakes after about 60MPH. I thought it was a flat spot in the tires but it didn't work itself out after I've put roughly 1000 miles on it. So I thought it needed a tire balance on the front end. I've had it at the dealership twice for them to tell me there is nothing wrong with the car. I know a brand new car with only 29 miles on it should not be doing this. This last time that I took it in, they gave me a service loaner which was the same car as mine just a package 1 instead of a package 0. It has only 2200 miles. It also did the same thing, only not as bad as my car. This is my first VW since my old rabbit in high school. Is this nornal for a VW?
And it pulls just a bit. The service tech told me that VW has a computer chip in the steering wheel that automatically aligns the wheel and that after a few minutes it should adjust to the road I am on and straighten itself. Does this sound right or is it BS? I don't know what to do. I'm thinking of taking it to another dealership. Help.