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#6069 of 6655 20055 Jetta Transmission Question
Jun 20, 2009 (11:53 am)
My Automatic 2005 Jetta which i recently bought from a VW dealership, has a huge issue going from reverse to drive. The car jerks and bucks slightly every time i put the car into drive. Sometimes the RPMs go up and the car doesn't go anywhere and then suddenly jerks forward or it doesn't catch at all and just glides until i pull over and restart it. The dealership says the computer is Fine and the car is working normally and couldn't duplicate the problem but that its normal for jettas to do this.It doesnt happen all the time and doesn't depend on the temperature. Anyone else heard of issues like this or have any ideas because im having trouble believing all Jettas have this problem.
#6070 of 6655 Re: 2002 VW Jetta [oemac411]
Jun 21, 2009 (7:41 am)
A dealership told me it was the terminals on my battery, i am not to sure how that would be connected for the fact that the car doesnt use the battery when it is running it is the alternator. The tightened my terminals and things were fine for a few months and now its doing it again. I have had both the alternator and the battery tested and they came back fine, the only thing i can think of is a bad ground. I will keep doing research and let you know if i find anything and i would appreciate it if you could to the same. If anyone else on this form has advice please help us.
#6071 of 6655 Re: 20055 Jetta Transmission Question [ealbs21]
Jun 21, 2009 (7:47 am)
i had a 2002 Jetta with the same issues, the dealership told me the same thing...well over a few month guess what happens? my transmission gets fried, i take it in they put a new one in and i still have the issues. they told me that it was normally, of course i didnt take to that kindly being that what caused my transmission to go out on me. They looked at it again and told me it was a bad transmission control module that caused my car to shift wrong. $600 to replace and alot cheaper than a transmission. they gave me that same story " we cant reduplicate the issue and its a normal thing to do and everything in your car checks out"
#6072 of 6655 Re: 2002 VW Jetta [cjlloyd]
Jun 21, 2009 (9:26 am)
Without going back and reading all the meesages, can you guys describe in 2-3 sentences as what the issue is here?
I have a 2001 Jetta 2.0L 5 speed with 98K miles, I might be able to help.
#6073 of 6655 display panel?
Jun 24, 2009 (5:55 pm)
Hi, i own a 2000 jetta GL and am having starter issues.i'm not sure if there is a short but can not remember if the clock and odometer should be showing up ( never really paid attention to it)
even if the keys are not in the ignition.i'm trying to narrow down the problem.
#6074 of 6655 Re: display panel? [noeljlo]
Jun 26, 2009 (6:04 pm)
by law... Odometer must show up AT ALL TIMES... even with key removed.
Hope that helps you...
#6075 of 6655 Re: display panel? [bpeebles]
Jun 27, 2009 (4:31 am)
Are you sure about that requirement, because in my 2007 Mazda6 the odometer does not show up when the car is off. It comes on only when the key is in and turned and I am pretty sure that it has alway operated that way. (I just went out and confirmed this, no OD until key was turned part way and accessories also came on)
#6076 of 6655 Re: display panel? [jeffyscott]
Jun 27, 2009 (6:44 pm)
Interesting, perhaps the law has been changed? At one time, the law was very specific about being able to determine the mileage on a vehicle without having key available.
I wonder if the law now allows for electrical-connection to the ODBII connector to get OD readings? The advent of onboard computers has really changed the automotive industry.
#6077 of 6655 expensive repair
Jun 30, 2009 (4:45 pm)
I have 2007 Wolfsburg with 17k. Yesterday the car overheated and battery light was on. I drove to the service immediately. Today they call me and tell that someome had changed alternator before and it is not any more under warranty and since this problem was caused by that I have to pay for alternator, belt, and propably water pump which costs more than 700. My question is: I bought the car a month ago and I went to the service with the car and they told me that the car is under warranty. Now this happens. Does it help if I call the service center of Volkswagen? Does the dealer who sold me this car have any responsibility? They sold me the car saying that it is under warranty but now it does not mean anything.
I am asking these questions because I just moved here and do not know how the system works here...
#6078 of 6655 Re: expensive repair [muratarum]
Jun 30, 2009 (6:37 pm)
I would definitely take it back to the dealer who told you the car is under warranty. They may be honest and uphold the warranty. They may not. In that case, you have a legal case, but if it is your word against theirs it will be difficult if not impossible to win.
Does the car have a VW Certified warranty? In that case there should be no question that it is under warranty. VW Certified cars are supposed to be checked thoroughly before delivery--that would have been the dealer's chance to notice the alternator had been replaced. If they did not notice it, it was their mistake and you shouldn't be harmed by their mistake.
Also, ask the dealer who serviced your car to prove that the alternator was not original-equipment spec and was installed improperly such that the alternator caused the problem. They are asserting that is the case, so they should be able to prove it. Another option is to call VW Customer Support. They may be interested in your being a happy VW owner in these times when it's hard to sell a car.