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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
67,675 miles

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2008 Volkswagen Jetta fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2008 Volkswagen Jetta Owner Comments

problem #4

Jul 162016


  • 120,000 miles


While I was driving the car started shaking and when I checked the oil there was no oil on the oil light came on and when I brought it to my mechanic he stated that the rear seal needed to be replaced. This car has only 120,000 miles on it when I called the VW dealer in saco Maine I was told that when it is repaired I should also has the pvb valve changed that it is now made out of a better material- he stated that it is a common problem with that specific motor that when the pvb valve puts too much pressure on the seal causing it to break but stated there is no warranty coverage or recall. It is an expensive repair as they need to completely remove the transmission.

- Durham, ME, USA

problem #3

Dec 162014


  • 94,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Volkswagen Jetta. While driving at approximately 40 mph, the vehicle stalled and the engine warning indicators illuminated. The vehicle was able to restart, but would only accelerate up to 30 mph. The contact stated that this was a recurring failure. The vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic for diagnostic testing. The technician diagnosed that the fuel sensors were defective and an oil change was needed. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was not notified. The approximate failure mileage was 94,000.

- Leland, NC, USA

problem #2

Mar 052015

Jetta 5-cyl

  • 5,700 miles
While entering a parking lot, parking space, after stopping completely, the car would not move when accelerator was lightly depressed, there was a 1 to 3 second delay, and then the car lunged forward crashing into the opposing parked vehicle, damaging the fronts of both vehicles. This hesitation was noted once before at about 3800 miles while entering a highway from a stop. Again, the hesitation was followed by a sudden lunge. Selling VW dealer said it sounded like a dsg trans problem, bring back fpr evaluation after its repaired. This unexpected surge problem is the direct cause of the accident. There should be a safety recall. Note: While this VW Jetta is 7 yrs old, it is not driven often as can be seen by less than 500-800 miles per year.

- Fortson, GA, USA

problem #1

Nov 222013

Jetta 4-cyl

  • 51,000 miles
Emmisions light on- never received any recall notices for VW 2008 Jetta gli/ emmision light on/igniation to start hesitation please tell me all recalls on VW 2008 Jetta gli. Can I take my car to my local mechanic for recalls? thank you

- Blue Bell, PA, USA

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