Last post on Oct 17, 2012 at 11:04 AM
You are in the Volkswagen Jetta
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Volkswagen Jetta, Electrical, Sedan
#13 of 15 Re: '04 jetta fuse box above battery [cjmccoy]
Oct 15, 2012 (8:52 pm)
It is very easy to replace but with ours there was an underlying issue causing the problem in the first place so I would recommend getting it checked out. If any of your Jettas are over 100,000 miles and you haven't replaced the timing belt I suggest doing it. We replaced the clutch at 106,000 miles and two weeks later the timing belt went out and blew the engine. No more Jetta for me. Good luck to you all but I will never own a Jetta again. Too many electrical issues. It should be recalled.
#14 of 15 Re: '04 jetta fuse box above battery [xmegxcalix]
Oct 16, 2012 (6:18 pm)
Let me understand this - You did NOT replace the timing-belt at the recommended interval and it broke.... hence you blame VW?
I would argue that ANY vehicle which you ignore the recommended major preventive maintenance could end up the same way. Hence, save yourself some grief and prepare to blame your next car now. - LOL
Also, a "recall" (by federal law) is solely for proven SAFETY issues. Perhaps you are suggesting a TSB (Technical Service Bulletin) should be created?
#15 of 15 Re: '04 jetta fuse box above battery [bpeebles]
Oct 17, 2012 (11:04 am)
Yeah I learned from my mistake about the timing belt hence the warning for others. I wasn't blaming VW actually I blame my mechanic for not replacing it while he had the engine out. It wouldve cost about $300-400 more to have it done right after I just spent $400 so we were going to wait to get some more money together. The recall I think should be for the fuses and wires that keep melting because yes they can be a safety issue.