definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
31,500 miles

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2004 Volkswagen Jetta exhaust system problems

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2004 Volkswagen Jetta Owner Comments

problem #2

Aug 262007

Jetta Diesel

  • 63,000 miles


After driving 800 highway miles from Florida, with 400 miles left to go we stopped for the night. The next morning the car was bucking and refused to run. We added a fuel additive and manual shift in order to keep the car running and get it home. On Aug. 27th we changed the fuel filter and took the car for a test drive. The car stalled when going up a hill aprrox. 500 ft from house. It would not restart. The car was towed to the dealer on Aug. 28th and is still there on Sept. 20th. So far they have replaced the fuel in the tank and the fuel filter, and the egr valve was replaced. The car is still running sluggish and bucking. They can't find out what is wrong with it. Next they want to take apart the intake manifold even though they are not sure that is the problem. The car is a 2005 and half Jetta diesel with 63,000 miles on it. The car is unsafe to drive and is the car I depend on to take my children back & forth to school (a 20 mile trip one way).

- Blairstown, NJ, USA

problem #1

Aug 012004


  • miles
Problems regarding 2004 Volkswagen Jetta. The first few days of ownership, the consumer experienced the vehicle swerving to the left. Prior to the appointment for the swerving, the vehicle began to make a low whining sound, lunging backwards when in reverse and forward when in the forward position which would occur when the consumer's foot was on the brake pedal, shifting into gear and while releasing the brakes. The consumer was told that the whining was due to a bad fuel pump. They could not duplicate the lunging. The whining and the lunging problem returned. The consumer was then told that the transmission needed to be replaced. The consumer had a third fuel pump was replaced. The consumer was told there was a change in the emission control system with other Jettas and the beetle, when the consumer was told what to do when the engine was first started the problem was somewhat alleviated.

- Tamarac, FL, USA

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