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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
29,230 miles

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2008 Volkswagen Jetta drivetrain problems

drivetrain problem

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2008 Volkswagen Jetta Owner Comments

problem #3

Oct 082008


  • 62,000 miles


Knocking sound when the vehicle is in motion.

- Lancaster, CA, USA

problem #2

Mar 252010


  • 24,689 miles
My 2008 VW Jetta was giving burnt smell/fumes. Loss of power in gear with in 1 mile radius was difficult to move. Had to tow to VW dealership

- Muskegon, MI, USA

problem #1

Jan 262009


  • 1,000 miles
Since I purchased the car it has been exhibiting erratic behavior. For example when I press on the gas there is a delay of a second or two before the transmission engages and provide power to the wheels. Everytime I stop and then start again there is a sudden jerk. It is a safety hazard when merging onto highways.

- Nanuet, NY, USA

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