hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
49,725 miles

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2001 Volkswagen Jetta electrical problems

electrical problem

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2001 Volkswagen Jetta Owner Comments

problem #4

Jul 072006

Jetta 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 66,100 miles


I've experienced several problems with my 2001 Volkswagen Jetta glx. I still wonder why it's not a lemon. Had problems with the brake switch which was a recall. I also had problems with the check engine light. Technicians made diagnostic check and said I needed the heat sensor changed so I did. After a week, check engine light lit up again so I brought it back to the dealership and had another diagnostic check which I paid for again 78 bucks. This time the tech's said I needed the sparks and wires changed because it was shooting blanks. Pre-paid for the parts and when the parts arrived, I brought my car back to get it fixed so I did. Later, I got call from the service reps and said my ignition coil broke so they had to order that again. After everything was said and done. I just wanted to let my financer to just voluntarily repo the piece of trash. One more break down and I'm hiring a lemon attorney. This is too much.

- Bossier , LA, USA

problem #3

May 172006

Jetta 6-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 67,000 miles
: the contact stated the vehicle coolant leaked into the electrical wiring harness. An independent repair shop performed a diagnostic test, but no failure codes displayed. Upon further inspection, the mechanic determined there was a coolant migration problem. The electrical wiring harness was corroded due to the coolant leak. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer to await repair.

- Lafayette, LA, USA

problem #2

Jun 172004

Jetta 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 65,000 miles
I have a Volkswagen Jetta 2001 VR6 with a bad coil. I found an article from Feb 2003 released by VW saying all 2001 and some 2002 & 2003 models were being recalled for the coils. When I called VW they said in does not apply to my model. While searching the internet it seems this is common for those year and obviously the coil is faulty.

- Crystal Beach, FL, USA

problem #1

Feb 012001

Jetta 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 800 miles
Vehicle has been serviced a minimum of 20 times for reoccuring problems. Since the vehicle had 800 miles on it, it has had issues running properly. Vehicle has stalled on more than a few occasions, and put both my child and wife in immediate danger. This vehicle is unsafe to drive, by my standards. Here is a small sample of whats been replaced on a 3 year old 40500 mile vehicle: Throttle body 4 times secondary air pump 2 times diverter valve 2 times coils 5 times engine wiring harness ABS control unit fuse for secondary airpump ECM 2 times armrest on door 2 times center console armrest 2 times rear brakes under warranty at 10K miles

- Brookhaven, PA, USA

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