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#366 of 389 Re: 2002 Jetta Transmission [nsand15]
Nov 19, 2011 (6:59 pm)
You *do* realize that a formal "recall" is only for SAFETY related issues - right?
If there is a reliability problem which warrants dealer action, it is called a "TSB" (Technical Service Bulletin)
Also, there is no mandate for a dealer to tell you that a TSB even exists for your car. That is why I do my research when I have a problem with my car. In that way, I enter the service area armed with printouts and proof that a TSB exists for the specific issue I am there for.
The above technique has saved me many $1000s of dollars. From free tires to free catalytic-convertes, free engine-computers and other items that they were supposed to cover.
BTW: Do not forget to read your "Federal Emissions Warantee" --- essentially all emissions-related components are covered for 10 years/100,000 miles. (This is most of the engine-electronics and exhaust-system!!)
#367 of 389 Transmission fault
Nov 25, 2011 (5:51 pm)
We bought a 2008 petrol Jetta it has only done 41000k it just had its 40000k service. We have been told that there is a fault in the auto transmission and we are up for a new gearbox. The problem is a small thud happens under the floor when breaking. The car is out of warranty and Volkswagen wont pay the full $11000 to replace the gearbox which we are not happy about hence its only done 41000k's.
Has anyone had a similar problem with the gearbox or with Volkswagen?
#368 of 389 Re: 2006 Jetta rough shifting [terrifico]
Dec 09, 2011 (1:31 pm)
I have the same exact problem with mine. The volkswagen dealership said they weren't sure what the problem was because they couldn't replicate it so I took it to a transmission shop and they said it is the transmission valve body that is causing it. But since volkswagen did not diagnose it when it first started to happen and the three other times I had brought it into volkswagen they didn't know what the problem is now I am looking at rebuilding my transmission on a car that has 100,000 miles on it.
Jan 04, 2012 (11:55 am)
Greetings to All,
I have a 2006 Jetta TDI. I bought this car with 80,000 miles on it and now I have 127,000 miles. The car rides and rive very well and the fuel mileage runs about 41-42 mpg. I was happy with the MPG UNTIL I talked to others who have the same car and they tell me they are getting 48-49 mpg with out any effort. Now I wonder am I missing out? When I am driving at 65 mph, my tach is showing 2300 rpm. Is this normal rpm for this speed OR is my transmission not doing its job. In other words, does my transmission have an overdrive that is not working that is effecting my mpg? Any ideas to improve my mpg or should I be happy again with what I have?
#370 of 389 Re: Transmission [drew031356]
by Mr_Shiftright HOST
Jan 04, 2012 (12:11 pm)
Your MPG is about right for a TDI--that's about what Edmunds got on a longterm test.
You can't really rely 100% on other people's anecdotal claims---also they might have different driving habits than you. If they do more freeway, then sure they're going to have better MPG.
Jan 04, 2012 (12:24 pm)
Thanks for the quick reply. I understand the concept of highway driving. I drive 75 miles one way to work and it is 90% interstate driving. Has fare has relying on other drivers impression of their mpg, that is always something to think about. On the other hand, when I talk to these people and I ask question, I always get consistent answers. There are a few people that do not give consistent answers and come to find out, they do not even know how to calculate MPG. So needless to say their input to me is like a paper boat. But , can you tell me if my transmission has and overdrive and is 2300 rpm at 65 mph normal.
#372 of 389 Re: 2002 Volkswagen Jetta [possedjetta]
Mar 25, 2012 (9:03 pm)
Hello there i am having similar issues with my 2002 Jetta 5 speed automatic transmission. I am was wondering if you ever found out what the issue was and were able to get the transmission fixed? I wont shift out of first till its warmed up but once its warm it shifts fine. Any feedback would be helpful. Thank you for your time.
#373 of 389 Re: 2002 Volkswagen Jetta [p10]
Mar 26, 2012 (6:24 am)
It was the ABS hydraulic pump.
I had the entire tranny rebuilt before they realized that's what the problem was.
#374 of 389 98 Jetta GL 5-SP Transmission Noise?
Apr 02, 2012 (12:31 pm)
I have an older base model Jetta GL that has had repeated transmission issues. At 91K, it has been replaced/rebuilt twice already. We are hoping to hang onto the car since my son will be driving soon, but don't know if it is worth the cost to fix? When the car is running but you are not engaging the gas pedal (so, coasting), a whirring, or clicking (like a card-in-the-bike-spokes kind of noise) occurs at the front end. We were told by our mechanic that it sounds like a transmission problem. Don't know whether to gamble and take it in to a tranny shop, as you never know the cost of the repair until they open up the transmission, and by then you are in too far to back out. Could it be something simple, or something other than the transmission? All gears still shift okay, and it was replaced ONLY about 6K miles ago...out of warranty as it is a spare car and we hit the 12 month expire on the warranty well before the mileage expiration. The rebuild included a new clutch kit. Any thoughts? Thanks.....