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Volkswagen Jetta, Sedan
#5614 of 6655 Re: 2004 Jetta EPC light-HELP?!?!?!? [bpeebles]
Mar 28, 2008 (3:40 pm)
I had the same problems six times had car towed in because was leased! Found out it was the brake safety switch..VW re-manufactored the switch 12/07. I had a case opened and received one for my car. No more problems with that. Just Engine light on and decreased power. I had no other problems with car until VW did work on two months later engine light on and decreased power and slight miss first stop in mornings? Good Luck.
#5615 of 6655 Re: 2002 Jetta 1.8T - Catalytic Converter [bpeebles]
Mar 28, 2008 (4:49 pm)
we have been to two vw dealerships and have had a lot of work done and both have said there is nothing wrong with the 02 sensors or the MAF sensor. we have suggested that to both dealerships and they looked at us like we were crazy and not to question them. needles to say, we are doing the work now and we will check for ourselves. will keep you posted. thanks for you info, we need all the help we can get since we have spend 100s already...thanks,
#5616 of 6655 Re: Cluster Malfunction [amakusa]
Mar 28, 2008 (5:36 pm)
I have a 2003 Jetta and need to put a new cluster in but AllData is unclear on procedure for R&R - can you point me in direction of where you found out what's involved? Thanks!
#5617 of 6655 Re: 2002 Jetta 1.8T - Catalytic Converter [autowork7456]
Mar 30, 2008 (10:15 am)
I truly hope part of the "100s" you have spend was on a VagCom.
A VagCom is perhaps the ONLY way to isolate your problem. And you would now own a VagCom so you can troubleshoot future problems.
For me, my VagCom paid for itself several times over within a year. (Family has 3 VWs). In several cases, I was able to use VagCom to print out the failure and show to the VW dealership who in-turn covered the replacement parts under warantee.
Peraps those "crazy looks" you are getting from the dealerships would be wiped off their face once you SHOW them you know what the problem is.
#5618 of 6655 Re: 2002 Jetta 1.8T - Catalytic Converter [bpeebles]
Mar 30, 2008 (10:19 am)
..."Peraps those "crazy looks" you are getting from the dealerships would be wiped off their face once you SHOW them you know what the problem is. "...
Now that would make going to a dealer FUN!
#5619 of 6655 Re: 2002 Jetta 1.8T - Catalytic Converter [ruking1]
Apr 01, 2008 (12:43 pm)
Isn't that the truth. That would be glorius. The stories we have been told everytime we go to the dealership is just that!
#5620 of 6655 Re: 2002 Jetta 1.8T - Catalytic Converter [autowork7456]
Apr 01, 2008 (6:42 pm)
To be quite honest, after the warranty ends, I wouldn't go anywhere NEAR a dealership outside of recalls and TSBs. I would look for a private VW mechanic, or better yet, a tuner who specializes in VWs. The service department at most dealerships are designed to get as many cars in, service them quickly, and get them out the door. Thourough diagnostics seem to be an afterthought - especially if they encounter a "squeaky wheel" type customer. The service department tends to tell that type of customer anything to get them out of the door (never to return to the premises).
Between my trusty VAG-COM and one of three VW mechanics that I go to (in my area), my trips to the dealership have become few and far between (save for recalls and TSBs, of course.... )
#5621 of 6655 Re: 2002 Jetta 1.8T - Catalytic Converter [600kgolfgt]
Apr 02, 2008 (3:36 pm)
Thanks for that info. We bought the car used and bought an extended warranty for the car so my husband wouldn't have to work on it, but due to all the stories and all the money we have spent we have canceled the warranty and my husband is now working on my Jetta. Needless to say, he has been a mechanic for 30 years we were just trying to have something he didn't have to work on. He replaced the timing belt, water pump and did a few other things this weekend and I feel more comfortable with his work than the vw dealer. At least I know it is fixed and he will tell me the truth. The last vw dealer we carried the car to took the two small grills off the front bumper and hit the rearend and then denied doing it. There were bolts missing and several other things. No one wants to do anything about it either believe you me...it's wrong-I called the corporate office of vw and they just took my statement...go figure.
#5622 of 6655 Re: 2002 Jetta 1.8T - Catalytic Converter [autowork7456]
Apr 04, 2008 (12:20 pm)
Not a problem...
VWs tend to last a long time when properly maintained - so I think you'll be much better off having your husband maintain the vehicle (as opposed to the dealership where customers are treated like cattle)...
#5623 of 6655 Re: 2002 Jetta 1.8T - Catalytic Converter [600kgolfgt]
Apr 04, 2008 (1:08 pm)
What you say regarding VW dealers in general may be be largely true, but each dealer should be judged individually. I have gone soley to the VW dealer for service and repairs since the late 1980's because the two premier VW/Audi technicians in town closed their shop and went to work for the dealer. I trust them more than the remaining independent shops. True, the guys who do the oil changes usually give me an extra liter that I have to suck out and use later to top off, but that's become a running joke between me and the service manager.