Common Repairs on the 5th Generation VW Jetta

Introduced at the Los Angeles Auto Show, the fifth-generation Jetta was released in the USA from model years 2005-2010. This VW had a roomier interior than the fourth-generation, 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 Jettas. Some of these problems include:

Power Train Rroblems: 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.

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.

Faulty Window Regulators: The complex array of pulleys and cables within the door that controls the window can begin to fail and the window will not open, not close, or get stuck halfway open.

Loose Driveshaft Fasteners: One of the most common problems with this generation of Jetta are loose driveshaft fasteners. This can lead to damage to the gearbox and other problems such as oil leaks and engine failure.

Horn Malfunctions: Many Jetta drivers have said that the horn is unresponsive. Sometimes it will work, and sometimes it won’t, even if they press on it very hard.

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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