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#211 of 305 Re: 2006 VW Jetta [anonymous478]
Oct 28, 2010 (6:59 pm)
you should look at lemon laws for your state. In NC we had a law that said if you've been to the dealer 5x for the same problem in a year and they cannot fix it, it's a lemon and VW owes you a new car. Of course, I had to write a letter to the Atty Gnl for the state, but it got me a new car very quickly. Just write VW North America the letter you sent your AG, and substantiate your proplems with receipts. You should get a new car. Look up lemon laws in your state.
#212 of 305 Re: 2006 VW Jetta [anonymous478]
Oct 29, 2010 (8:56 am)
anonymous478: My deepest sympathies for one of the worst lemons I have ever heard of. I have owned six Vdubs, most of them decent cars ('05 Jetta TDI wagon on of the best cars I have owned), but your horrid Jetta sounds far worse than even my '02 Passat 1.8T (probably the WORST car I have ever owned...constant CEL problems, failed CV boots and joints, coils, failed cat converter, premature brake wear, and the damn thing only has 89,000 miles). alohaveedub took the words right out of my mouth...you should have pursued your state lemon law long ago. Also, have you contacted VW of America directly, in writing? Vdub dealerships range from fairly helpful to outrageously bad...sounds like yours is the latter. To VW of America's credit, they DID provide reimbursement for most of the cost of my cat converter, since my bad coils were allowing unburned gas to contaminate and ruin it with less than 60k miles...so, sometimes they can be helpful. Good luck! vwdawg
#213 of 305 02 VW Jetta GLS manual
Nov 15, 2010 (2:35 pm)
I have a 02 VW Jetta GLS manual transmision 2.0. 121K. I have been having some electrical problems. When I take a left turn my headlights and radio/dash lights dim and sometimes completely cut out. This only happens when i turn Left or when i hit a bump in the road. If i am turning left and shifting gears during the turn then the dash lights and radio completely cuts out until i am done turning. This happens on every left turn but does not happen on right turns. I have taken it in to the VW dealer and they said that there was nothing wrong with it and "could not recreate problem" i have taken in to another mechanic and they acknowledged that there was a problem but could not find the source of the problem. Other than this problem the car is running just fine and no other weird electrical problems i have noticed yet. Any suggestions/solutions
Nov 16, 2010 (8:46 am)
I have a bad ECU on a 1993 jetta gas 2.0 4 cyld can you replace it with a used one? I heard the vin number is in each one and you cant get one at a junk yard.....
#215 of 305 Re: 05VW Jetta having door problems. Electrical? Sensors? [cturner10]
Nov 23, 2010 (12:45 pm)
I am having same issues with 2005 Jetta 2.5. Even though the door is shut, the display shows it is open, therefore beeping alot. windows will not work, nor trunk or gas tank open!!
One person tells me it is the wiring in the door and the dealer thinks it may be the door lock control module? Appreciate any feedback!!
#216 of 305 Re: 05VW Jetta having door problems. Electrical? Sensors? [mariacesta]
Nov 23, 2010 (2:19 pm)
mariacesta: I think I read in one of the past Passat or Jetta forums that there are microsensors in the door, and wires can eventually break. Someone posted a link that explained the problem as well as a fairly easy fix (if you are willing to do it yourself). Check past Edmunds postings. Good luck... vwdawg
#217 of 305 Battery Goes Dead
Nov 24, 2010 (8:19 am)
I have a 2002 VW Jetta Gls, and i have a short somewhere. I have replaced my battery terminals(both), new battery, and had my alternator check and it was ok. It will run for a couple of days but for some reason it wont hold a charge. I am trying to fix it asap can anyone help me.
#218 of 305 engine starts then immediately dies, says "safe"
Nov 30, 2010 (7:04 pm)
i dont know any of the terms used to describe vw parts or actions so bare with me, and please respond as delicately as possible. when i turn the key in the ignition of my 2009 vw jetta, it starts but immediately dies within 1 or 2 seconds and on the dash it reads "safe" i didnt happen to notice any other warning lights, because generally when i start the battery before starting the engine, all the warning lights come on and once i start the engine they go away, but now once the engine shuts off it reads "safe" and i havent been able to find answers regarding this warning light anywhere online. and i dont know any codes . i did however get in an accident a week before but the car had not been repaired or touched yet, it had been sitting. it had been moved twice by tow trucks but thats it. does anyone know why it is saying safe and how this can be resolved? ive read alot of about anti theft and immobilizer but i didnt happen to notice if there was a warning light of a car with a key. please any help would be great!
#219 of 305 Re: engine starts then immediately dies, says "safe" [abneedshelp]
Nov 30, 2010 (7:12 pm)
What you describe is the security system kicking in. Also known as the "immobilizer".
Your car thinks the key is NOT the original (correct) one for that car. You should try the other 2 keys which come with your VW (All VWs come with 2 normal keys and one 'valet' key)
If you find any one key which works... then that key can be used to "reprogram" the 'bad' key so it is again recognized by the car.
You could also try disconnecting the battery for a few minutes and then retrying.
I guess it is possible that the accident and towtrucks somehow did something... but I have never heard of the immobilizer to be affected in this way.
#220 of 305 Interior Electrical Stops Working After Headlight Use
Dec 21, 2010 (11:29 am)