The Fifth Generation Volkswagen Jetta (Mk5) was produced from 2005 to 2011 and presented notable advancements in design, features and performance compared to the 4th generation. This 5th gen VW Jetta had a roomier interior, as well as a larger trunk and superior handling and safety improvements. But there are also a few common problems that owners have experienced with their Mk5 Jettas. Some of these problems include:
Finicky Trunk Latch Sensor: In some vehicles, the trunk latch will either stick or not keep the trunk closed. Owners have to repeatedly slam the trunk to keep it shut, which results in the trunk latch sometimes breaking.
Shifting Issues: Some Mk5 Jetta models equipped with the Direct-Shift Gearbox (DSG) automatic transmission experienced problems, including rough shifting, grinding, shanking and delayed engagement. Take your Jetta to an expert VW repair center for transmission diagnosis.
Power Train Problems: Some Jetta owners have complained of unresponsive acceleration or lack of performance. The engine will sporadically not react to the gas pedal. This could be due to crimped wires in the gearbox or other causes.
Window Regulator Issues: Similar to other VW models, the window regulators begin to fail and not open or close the windows properly.
These common problems can be solved by a trained German import service technician. They will be able to diagnose the issues and get them solved appropriately. Contact them today before these VW problems become any worse.
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