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#5291 of 6655 Volkswagen recalls nearly 800,000 cars
Aug 21, 2007 (6:31 pm)
NEWS: Volkswagen recalls nearly 800,000 cars
Defective brake lights on Golf, GTI, Jetta, New Beetle and R32 are a potential safety hazard and should be replaced.
February 26, 2007 - Around 800,000 Volkswagen vehicles have been recalled Monday because of faulty brake lights, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said.
The 790,000 vehicles include Jettas, New Beetles, Golfs, GTIs and R32s...all in the United States.
The specific years and models affected are:
1999-2005 Jetta sedans
2001-2005 Jetta wagons
1998-2007 New Beetle
2003-2007 New Beetle Convertibles
1999-2006 Golfs and GTIs
The malfunctioning brake lights and brake light switches could fail to come on or remain stuck on.
This recall expands on one announced by the carmaker last year, when 362,000 Jettas and New Beetles were recalled due to the same defective part.
#5292 of 6655 Re: Volkswagen recalls nearly 800,000 cars [orbit9090]
Aug 22, 2007 (5:33 pm)
old news.... (after all it is dated February 26, 2007) This is just an expansion of the 2006 recall for the same switch. (located near the brake pedal)
My daughters 2001 NewBeetle has been recalled both times to get new switch. My wifes Jetta only on the second recall and my other Daughters Gulf on the second recall also.
This is not really a big deal... if the switch fails, the brakelights will be stuck on and drain the battery overnight.
If you have not received a recall notice by now... you are either not going to get one or it is your own durn fault for not having registerd your VW with the factory when you bought a used one. (You should ALWAYS register a used car with the manufacturer so they can notify you of recalls.)
#5293 of 6655 MIL Light on
Aug 26, 2007 (11:20 am)
Hello to everyone on the list. I own an '03 Jetta Wagon with the 1.8L turbo and just the other day the MIL light came on, not blinkling just steady. The car only has 25k since it was purchased in 1/03 but my question is could there be an emissions problem or does it just have to be reset? And if reset, is there a switch in the engine bay or does it need OBD to check it? Any help would be appreciated, thanking in advance.
#5294 of 6655 Re: MIL Light on [campout]
Aug 26, 2007 (4:39 pm)
By federal law, all emmissions-related problems must illuminate the MIL. Also, based on law, the MIL may flash or reset itself based on the OBDII specifications.
I would suggest you locate someone with a VAGCOM who would be happy to run diagnostics against your car. (search the internet for lists of VagCom owners in your area)
Another thing you could consider would be some auto-parts places such as "Autozone" will read the codes for you free of charge.
#5295 of 6655 Re: 94 Jeta GL , Engine stalls out at highway speed. [dsherman412]
Aug 26, 2007 (4:58 pm)
I have a 98 wlfbrg jetta with same thing going on,did you find the problem yet? Mine likes to stall not only on the frwy but at stoplights,rush hour,any given time really or it might drive fine today. ??? Fun car when it runs.
#5296 of 6655 1994 Jetta - Vapor Locking???
Aug 22, 2007 (9:04 am)
My daughter has a 1994 Jetta with 124K. New
Engine. It has started stalling now that the
temps here are around 95+. Did not have a problem
before temps got hot. If we let it sit for an
hour or so, it starts right up and runs fine
until it gets hot again. Had a trustworthy
mechanic check it out and found nothing wrong
with the fuel pump(s). My guess is vapor locking.
Ideas?? Can I wrap the fuel lines to keep them
cooler? Any ideas appreciated.
#5297 of 6655 Transmission Problem? odd "tinny" noise when accelrating on '99 Auto Jetta
Aug 27, 2007 (7:04 pm)
does anyone else have this problem and/or possible solutions for it?
While accelerating, with the windows down, i can hear this "tinny" noise coming from underneath the car, sounds like something metal is vibrating. it happens normally when i am accelerating between 20-30 miles and rpms are around 2500-3000, its really noticeable when going thorough tunnels, or along side a wall as i hear it echo
a friend told me it may be a possible transmission problem. i thought this to be true seeing as when i went from Park to drive and stepped on the gas, i would get a small lil jerk before i got going
so i had the transmission fluid changed,complete with new pan gasket and filter and still notice the noise, though the Park to drive problem is fine now, and shifts are very smooth, even when gunning it
what i am wondering is it possible that not enough fluid was put in during the fluid change i was told to go back in 2 weeks for an inspection to check for leaks.
is it even a problem with my transmission?. is this normal VW noise (i've only owned the car a few months now)
if anyone can give me any thoughts and suggestions that would be great.
#5298 of 6655 Re: Transmission Problem? odd "tinny" noise when accelrating on '99 Auto Jetta [joker55]
Aug 28, 2007 (8:35 am)
With the sound you describe at those RPM's, I'd suspect a loose heat shield is vibrating.
#5299 of 6655 Re: Transmission Problem? odd "tinny" noise when accelrating on '99 Auto Jetta [joker55]
Aug 28, 2007 (11:53 am)
I had the same kind of noise on my '97 that eventually turned into more of a rattle over time. The outer metal covering(I guess you could call it) on the "middle muffler" had loosened due to corrosion. I just ended up cutting it off. I would suspect something like that or a heat shield, as noted earlier, since it usually happens at certain speeds/rpms/vibration levels. Your fluid level was probably low, but I don't think the two were related. By the way, I also had the same slipping you did because I was two quarts low.
#5300 of 6655 Fuel Additive for Jetta IV 2.0 GLS
Aug 28, 2007 (5:12 pm)
Is there a fuel additive available for the 2.0 L VW Engine. My Jetta has done about 72k and while I change oil regularly at 3k miles, i feel degradation in performance.
If a fuel additive reduces some gunk build-up, it would be great.