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2001 Volkswagen Jetta drivetrain problems

drivetrain problem

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2001 Volkswagen Jetta Owner Comments

problem #1

Jan 012001


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


Car would make awful high-pitched howling noise at 40mph. Thought it was road noise, dealer said might be driveshaft, changed drive shaft, still howled, changed transmission, now it seems to be ok. Seems many other 2001 VW Jetta's in the S.Florida area experienced same problems because I saw many more Jettas in the repair shop, and most of the vehicle owners I spoke to there said they were getting new transmissions put in. Some were getting their 3rd and 4th changes.

- Miami, FL, USA

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