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3.3

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
39,717 miles

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2007 Volkswagen Jetta engine problems

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2007 Volkswagen Jetta Owner Comments

problem #5

Nov 022015

Jetta

  • miles

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

Letter from congressman hill on behalf of his constituent (no name was given) re concerns about his 2007 Volkswagen group (VW) Jetta's engine stalling while driving.

- Washington, DC, USA

problem #4

Dec 042013

Jetta 5-cyl

  • 89,700 miles
I noticed the engine light went on few weeks ago then the shafts' lights started turning on all at the same time (P-R-N-D). The car was moving and a knocking sound started when the weather gets hot. I took it to couple of car shop services and non was able to demonstrate the problem but rather, they offered to change the whole transmission for +4,500 dollars so that they would work it simply with a good profit! while driving earlier today, there was a very weird sound coming from the engine and I planed to take it to VW services so that they'd take a look at it. Unfortunately, few minutes later the car stopped moving and I had to pull up. I just found out that VW is calling VW Jetta 2006-2009, engine 2.01 for the exact same reason. Though, my car is 2.5 engine but happened to have the exact same problems. I'm towing the car tomorrow morning and I'll take it to VW services and hopefully they will consider this incident for the 2.5L cars also.

- Baton Rouge, LA, USA

problem #3

Jun 132013

Jetta 5-cyl

  • 63,385 miles
Both radiator cooling fans had to be replaced after a check for engine faults were performed with a total cost to me of $786.43. The V.w. Jetta is a 2.5 liter engine. This was the second 2.5 liter Jetta the local automotive repair company has done today with date of June 13, 2013. All the major dealerships in denver were called to compare availability and price of parts. All dealerships had both radiator cooling fans that needed replaced in stock. The availability of these parts at all dealerships leads to this summary: The major Volkswagen dealerships were anticipating having to replace these parts in many of the 2.5 liter Jetta Volkswagen. This problem should be on a re-call by Volkswagen and the cost of replacement and labor including diagnosing of the engine faults and the fans should be paid by Volkswagen. The fan replacement was mandatory in order to keep radiator and thus the engine cool in order to prevent more expensive repairs and/or possible malfunction leading to an accident.

- Denver, CO, USA

problem #2

Apr 192012

Jetta 4-cyl

  • 45,500 miles
While driving on a major highway, my VW's dsg transmission started slipping and shifting erratically. The engine rpms would increase to 6000 then drop suddenly to 500. While this was happening, the engine would suddenly reengage, causing the car to surge and buck. The transmission would then slip again, and the engine surging and vehicle bucking cycle would continue. Symptoms of the dsg transmission failure occurring; transmission would slip. Rpms would increase then decrease suddenly and without warning. Engine would engage then disengage causing the vehicle to violently buck, shake, and jerk. The prnds nomenclature would flash rapidly, indicating a fault within the system. The final indication of the severity of the dsg transmission's complete failure was the cars inability to move under throttle. The cars velocity was completely uncontrollable. I am very meticulous about the maintenance of my vehicles. VW requires a fluid and filter change at 40,000 for the dsg. I had mine done at 39,000 this happened on I70 on the border of pa/md. I was able to move the car to the shoulder without loss of life or property. However, had this dsg/transmission failure occurred on 495 in va/md, ( which was my location just 2 hours prior) the results could have been catastrophic. VW is well aware of this issue with its dsg transmission, both domestically and internationally. Note the VIN specific recall in the us for dsg/mechatronic/ temp sensor. However, this issue is widespread. My VIN is not specified in the recall, yet my vehicle has experienced the same issue and failure as that specified in the recall. The failure of my dsg transmission was completely unexpected and without warning. Had I not had the opportunity to pull my car safely to the side of the road, the results could have been severe injury or worse yet, loss of life for me or other drivers.

- Pittsburgh, PA, USA

problem #1

Mar 012007

Jetta

  • miles
The 2007 Jetta 2.5 has a front air vent which has been designed poorly and makes a rattling sound. The fixed it several times and it still make sounds and several of my friends have the same issue with their Jetta.

- Irving, TX, USA

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