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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
55,600 miles

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2005 Volkswagen Jetta exhaust system problems

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2005 Volkswagen Jetta Owner Comments

problem #2

Sep 282010


  • 100,000 miles


I have a 2005 Volkswagen Jetta my husband was driving the car and the battery blew up under the hood. Took the car in and was told it jumped timing tools and parts were unavailable and the engine had to be replaced this took three months and now the transmission will go into neutral while driving the Volkswagen maintenance department stated there was a recall on the transmission and is 8 miles over warranty and they will no fix the car.

- Georgia, GA, USA

problem #1

Apr 172006

Jetta 5-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 11,200 miles
When driving on the interstate at 65 mph my car suddenly lost all its power and was I could not go over 25 mph. We were very lucky to not get hit from behind. When this happened the traction control light, engine/exhaust light, esr light, esp light all came on. It also stalls out when sitting at an intersection. VW unable to fix as of yet, been in for repairs 3 times already for the same thing. Very dangerous problem, car very unreliable!!

- Austinville, VA, USA

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