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really awful
Typical Repair Cost:
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Average Mileage:
122,336 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

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1997 Volkswagen Jetta electrical problems

electrical problem

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1997 Volkswagen Jetta Owner Comments

problem #1

Sep 022008

Jetta GLX V6

  • Manual transmission
  • 122,336 miles


I have a 1997 Volkswagen Jetta V6 122,336 miles (I know it's old). My car alarm has been going off while I'm driving, and the emergency lights flashing...sometimes when I get in the car the blinking light on the drivers door will go on which means the alarm will go off. To turn the alarm off I have to pull over lock and unlock the drivers side door to turn off the alarm. Also, at times when I get in the car it wont's start, I have to lock and unlock the driver's door and then the engine will start. I took my car to the dealer and they believe it's a bad micro switch in the door, which means I have to change the door assembly, but it might not fix the problem. I am curious if you have heard of this problem before and can give me a clue as to how it can be fixed. So far it's cost me over $900 and no one can figure out how to fix the problem.

- , San Jose, CA, USA

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