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Volkswagen Jetta, Sedan
#4898 of 6655 Re: '02 Jetta Water Leak? [1vwman]
Nov 07, 2006 (4:44 pm)
I am the owner of a body shop who does work for a local VW dealer. In the previous generation Jetta (1999.5 to 2005) with sunroofs the drains get clogged with debris. This goes unnoticed for a long time because VW uses good carpeting and sound absorber so the water will not show up until ultra saturated. If you are experienceing this leak take it to the dealer to be fixed because the carpet has to be taken out to get all the water out, also doors sometime have to be taken off to access a clogged sunroof drain. I have fixed many Jettas with this problem and am suprisied that they have not been recalled for this problem
#4899 of 6655 Re: '02 Jetta Water Leak? [jordanw]
Nov 08, 2006 (7:39 am)
In your opinion, if the clogged drainage has been cleared and fixed. Will the drainage by clogged again in future and how soon?
#4900 of 6655 Re: '02 Jetta Water Leak? [jordanw]
Nov 08, 2006 (8:31 am)
Thanks for the insight on the water leak with the 02 Jetta. I took it to the dealer, they fixed a previously "unidentified" leak on the opposite side of the "windshield," and then charged me for a problem I did not bring it to the dealer for. I have since gone back to the dealership, complained, and called the Service Manager to get no response. So, today, my car is sitting in a parking garage because I can't leave my car out in the rain! I am furious too because the dealership is very demeaning and rude in their dealings with me in regard to this incident.
#4901 of 6655 Re: '02 Jetta Water Leak? [cacorb]
Nov 08, 2006 (4:25 pm)
Are you getting the water in your back seat. It sounds like I am having the same issue. My driver side passanger floor is wet and I am getting the mildew smell.
#4902 of 6655 I can't remove my key!!! please help!
Nov 10, 2006 (7:29 pm)
2005 Jetta automatic
This is the 2nd time this has happened:
-when I start the car all the gears are lit on my display - P R N D S - and even if I put it in D they are all lit. Usually the display shows 6 5 4 3 2 1 when it is in D.
-the car drive drives in manual mode? even though I am at D? I notice the D light on the actual gear selector doesn't light?
-I put the car back in P and turn off the car BUT I CANNOT REMOVE THE KEY!!!, and again all the gears are lit on my display - P R N D S!
What is happening?
1st time I was able to get the key out by turning the car on & off and by chance it came out. This time the key is stuck in the car and won't come out.
#4903 of 6655 Re: I can't remove my key!!! please help! [peteyg]
Nov 12, 2006 (11:35 am)
After you turn your car off, if the steering wheel is in the locked hard right or left position it will prevent you from removing the key from the ignition. Just move it a tad off of the hard right or left and remove key. Can't help you with your light display question. I have an 04 with the tiptronic automatic transmision. The only time that mine displays the number of the gear (only 1 through 5) is if I am in the manual shifting mode. In normal automatic mode it shows P R N D 4 3 2.
#4904 of 6655 Re: I can't remove my key!!! please help! [pruzink]
Nov 12, 2006 (2:22 pm)
That happened to me on my 1999, or 2000 Passat, can't remember the exact year.
It happened in a parking garage on the way to work. As I memember I had push the gear shift lever forward (in park) and hold it there applying forward pressure, that did the trick (it's by accident that I discovered this). It only happened that once though.
#4905 of 6655 Re: '02 Jetta Water Leak? [tookanes]
Nov 13, 2006 (5:47 am)
The one time my car was flooded with about an inch of rain in the interior, it was originating from the front and had gone all the way back to the rear floor board on the driver's side. I immediately wet vacuumed the area but the stench makes the car smell like cat urine.
#4906 of 6655 Re: '96 Jetta - Engine Breakdown- Coil or Fuel Pump Problem? Please Help!
Nov 14, 2006 (7:09 am)
Re: '96 Jetta -Engine Breakdown- Coil or Fuel Pump Problem? Please Help!
MY Jetta broke down without any warning. I was able to restart the engine and drove it to a nearby lot (10 ft away) . The engine ran for about 10 minutes and when I stepped on the gas, the engine died again.
I was able to restart the engine a few times. However, whenever I started to put my foot on the gas, the engine died.
Eventually, the engine ran erratically and I could see sparks coming out of the coil (where there is a plug attach to one end and the other end goes to the distribution cap). It just stopped on itself.
FYI, my Jetta is prone to moisture. Whenever it rains, I have a hard time starting the engine. Usually, I've to wait for a few hours and let it (wires, maybe) dry.
Is this fuel supply problem (i.e. failed fuel pump) or electrical problem? Thanks for your help.
#4907 of 6655 Re: '96 Jetta - Engine Breakdown- Coil or Fuel Pump Problem? Please Help! [
Nov 14, 2006 (12:15 pm)
The same thing happened to me with my 1997 when I first purchased it.
Check the coil for cracks (common for the 1993-1998 model year VWs with the 2.0L 4-cylinder). If a crack is visible, replace the coil.
I purchased a new coil for my 1997 and installed it. Problem solved.