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Volkswagen Jetta, Transmission, Sedan
#82 of 397 Re: 2006 Jetta rough shifting [terrifico]
Feb 18, 2008 (10:04 am)
I have a 2005.5 New Jetta 2.5 Automatic and I had the same problem, it started at about 9,500 miles and was only a hard shift from 1 to 2 gear and got worse where it was hard shifting from 1 to 2 and 2 to 3 so at about 14,000 I started having the dealer look at it at first they said it was the control box and that needed to be replaced, took it in and they did that, and the problem was still there.
So I took it back and they told me that there wasn't a problem but that they would call the VW Rep. I think the VW Rep suggested that this dealer call VW Engineering. They did that and they called and told me that the car needed a New Valve Body (guess this is a box that has little balls in it that when you shift gears the balls inside the valves move). Once they replaced the Valve Body Box the problem went away and I now have 33,800 on my car and the problem has not resurfaced...
My boyfriend has the same exact car just a different color and his never once hard shifted so we knew that it wasn't right. You just have to be persistent with these dealers until you get satisfaction!!!!!
I suggest you take the car back to your dealer and suggest to them that the Valve Body may need to be replaced or that they need to call VW Engineering or your local VW Representative.
Hope this helps and Good Luck!!
#83 of 397 RPM's at 3k 60mph
Feb 27, 2008 (5:20 am)
Okay, My mother leases an 04 Jetta, and I just now found out that the car runs at about 3 RPM's when at 60mph. I noticed it when I rarely ride in her car. She was like " Ya, I thought it ran a little high, and has been doing this for quite a long time". I am like, I am sure it is supposed to be around 2k RPM's for 60mph, that is what my 06 Accord runs at. Now here is the catch, since my mother is pretty slow about saying anything about her car, she has about 50,000 miles on her lease, which is over, but her lease will be up this spring. So I am sure there is not chance it'll be covered at cost of VW. Even though this is not something because of wear and tear, since she said it has been going like this for a long time. Is this normal for the 04 jetta with a 4cyl, Manual? Let me know. I am not sure she will trade for a new one, she might keep this car, if it does need to be fixed, what do you think it is, and what it might cost?? She probably needed to speak up awhile back when it was under warranty... Oh well... Other than that, her car has been flawless.
#84 of 397 Re: RPM's at 3k 60mph [bvdj84]
Feb 27, 2008 (5:07 pm)
this is only a wild guess based on my own experience, but it's probably the transmission, most likely the clutch. They'll say it's "wear and tear" and they won't cover it. It will cost about $1500. She should dump the car as soon as she can. I traded mine in at a year old and 24K miles. Good luck.
#85 of 397 Re: RPM's at 3k 60mph [exvwowner]
Feb 28, 2008 (6:37 am)
Aww, its sad, because that is my moms baby, we got that for her for mothers day and her anniversary. But, I think she is thinking of getting new car, thats the joy of leasing.
I'll miss my leased accord, but that is the fun part, you get a new car often. You know, you make memories your own car, you get attached, oh well.
#86 of 397 wont shift to overdrive
Mar 02, 2008 (7:45 am)
I had problem with radio not working and after pulling fuses,disconnecting battery,etc. got radio working but now car will not shift into high gear.Any suggestions please. this is a 2002 jetta 2.0 4speed auto transmission. thanks
Mar 03, 2008 (7:25 pm)
I own an 03 Jetta Wagon, 4 cyl. I brought it in to the dealership twice before it's warranty was up for a hard kickdown between 2nd and 3rd gears. The first time the dealership said that they couldn't duplicate the problem. The second time, I specifically told them to examine the transmission. This time they said that the car was running to manufacturer's design. The car continued to have the problem. Then, one year later (after the warranty had expired), it kicked down hard into 3rd gear and died. I had to buy a new engine, because, as a result of the kickdown, a clip on the cam shaft broke and dropped all the pistons. I paid $6000 for a new engine, and within 2 weeks of getting my car back, it's done the same thing 4 times. I'm hesitant to bring it back to the dealership before I have more information. If anyone knows what I can do to either fix the car or get VW to take some ownership in this problem, I would LOVE to hear what you have to say.
#88 of 397 Need Help!!! Thumping noise coming from the axle?
Mar 08, 2008 (11:20 pm)
I have a 2004 VW Jetta GLS 2.0L/5speed tranny. Just recently I started noticing a thumping noise coming from left front side of the car. Then I started to feel it underneath my gas pedal. The noise only present itself when I accelerate hard that's when the thumping begins. When I do let off the accelerator the noise stop. One person told me it's my wheel bearing and another said it's my clutch?
Thanks for any input you may have!
Mar 09, 2008 (5:49 am)
I have a 2002 vw jetta. I stopped at a stop sign and it wouldn't go. What do you think is the problem
#90 of 397 transmission problem?
Mar 10, 2008 (12:44 pm)
I have a 2002 vw jetta. It's an automatic. I stop at the stop sign and it wouldn't go forward or backward. Any ideas?
#91 of 397 '04 TDI Transmission Trouble
Mar 25, 2008 (8:03 am)
My '04 Jetta Wagon TDI, Auto (Tiptronic): No warning, at 60,186 miles (powertrain warranty to 60,000 mi.!!) on my way to the dealer for the 60,000 maintenance, hard, slamming upshifts 1-2, 3-4 and even harder downshifts from 3-2, 2-1, often needing to let off the accelerator to bring delayed upshift. This reminded me of the old days when the clutches would go in a GM automatic. This condition stayed consistent, cold or operating temp., and dealer did witness it. This brought to mind that we can't check trans fluid, as there's no dipstick tube! After a day at the dealer, they stated it needs a new trans. I'm now waiting to hear back from VW as to whether they will fix it under warranty. Before this, I just told an associate the other day that, at just under 60,000 miles, the car's been trouble free (except for a bad steering rack at 40,000 mi) and the perfect "vehicle" to show diesel's passenger car merits!! I need to shut up. My wife told me that. Anyway, as I worry about the warranty, I just wanted to share this. I'm now arming myself with my maintenance / service records to show VW that I've done their recommended maintenance and recalls.