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4.4

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
25,976 miles

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2001 Volkswagen Jetta transmission problems

transmission problem

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2001 Volkswagen Jetta Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #12

Mar 152003

Jetta

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Consumer statesdthat while driving the vehicle up a hill transmission module failed, causing consumer to pull over on the side of the road. Dealer notified.

- Southfields, NY, USA

problem #11

May 222003

(reported on)

Jetta

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The gear was hard to shift out of park and the brake sensor needed to be replaced.

- La Grange, NC, USA

problem #10

Sep 182002

Jetta 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 20,985 miles
The consumer states that while driving and with no warning, the vehicle jerked and lost power. Dealer notified. Mr the consumer states that the vehicle has had several transmissions replaced in a year-feels that the vehicle is a lemon. Scc

- Riverdale, GA, USA

problem #9

Jan 012001

Jetta

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Often when accelerating, my automatic Jetta will seem to go into neutral, the engine will be roaring and the RPM will fly up into the red zone on the dail. This happens at speeds from 5 mph- 75 mph. It always occurs as I go to accelerate, otherwise I can find no other similarities of occurrences.

- Charlotte, NC, USA

problem #8

Jun 122002

(reported on)

Jetta

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While placing vehicle in park for a few minutes and without warning shifted to gear then back to drive and gear got stuck in park. This problem has occurred several times. Dealer has been notified on many occasions. However, havd not been able to fix problem with gears.

- Elk Grove, CA, USA

problem #7

Dec 182001

Jetta

  • miles
Transmision does not shift correctly around third gear, the car will rev up then the car has a hard jerk. As for the engine the engine will kill any where at any time the hole car will just shut of driving or just sitting still. I feel very unsafe in this car!

- Greensboro, NC, USA

problem #6

Feb 042002

Jetta

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

I have had trouble with this Jetta from the first day I took ownership of the vehicle. The brake assembly has been replaced. The brake light switch has been replaced. Now I have just received a new transmission in my ten month old car. The car's transmission was reset three times before Volkswagen replaced the valve body. This procedure did not work and in turn endangered my life. I was trying to get on the highway when the car would not shift and was shuddering. I was almost hit by an oncoming 18 wheeled truck. I am scared every time I have to get back in this car. The transmission has been fixed, but not my trust.

- Narragansett, RI, USA

problem #5

Oct 252001

Jetta

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Intermintent problem shifting from first gear to second. Car would not shift therefore would not accelerate in traffic. Dealer replaced electrical part called a valve body. Car still did not work properly. Volkswagen reccomended complete transmission replacement which dealer performed. We have concerns over safety of this vehicle if this part should fail again. Is there statistical data available regarding failure of this part?

- Chico, CA, USA

problem #4

Jan 012001

Jetta

  • 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

problem #3

Feb 212001

Jetta

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Transmission replaced on February 8, and ABS sensor replaced on February 21. Brakes had failed.

- Orange, NJ, USA

problem #2

Jan 292001

Jetta

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Automatic transmission makes high pitch sound on acceleration/ automatic transmission shifts erratic/ vehicle did not proceed forward on acceleration in drive position, remained idle. When attempting to put the car in park to verify if engine had shut off, shift handle locked up in the neutral position. After about 1 minute, free from neutral and put back into park position when shifting into drive, car jumped forward./ vehicle experienced difficulty in reaching speeds of 60 to 70 miles per hour. Brought car in for inspection. Other complaint was drivers seat moved too much. Dealer to replace with new seat harnest. Dealer attempting to replace transmission with new. I talked to VW assistant service manager and is telling me that they are not sure they have the right transmission. Also admits that engine gears for transmission were faulty is the reason for the high pitch noise coming from engine compartment. I wish to exchange my vehicle with another. Can you help me do this?

- Fremont, CA, USA

problem #1

Aug 102000

Jetta Diesel

  • miles
Transmission stopped shifting into 4th gear while driving throught city, called for tow to dealer. Dealer sair electrical problem. After auto traveled to ky while parken in carporte windshield cracked from lower drivers side upwards into drivers view about 8 inches. Delaer refuss to replace windshield immediately. Says that failure must be verrified by some one who is on vacation, will be gone week. Montgomery VW in elizabethtown ky, service manager reported that it was a stress crack, and that should not be driven as unsafe, dealer will not supply replacement auto, or anything till inspection, all this time I am without a new auto. This is not any way for customer service.

- Hodgenville, KY, USA

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