1996 Volkswagen Jetta 2.0L 4-cyl. 5-speed Manual Consumer Review - Jetta Problems
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1996 Volkswagen Jetta - Consumer Review

1996 Volkswagen Jetta GL 4dr Sedan

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Jetta Problems
By Paul Threatt on

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1996 Volkswagen Jetta GL 4dr Sedan

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Oil leaked into my clutch housing and caused it to fail. The visor clips broke on both visors. Instead of using two screws to hold the clip in, VW used one screw and one plastic stud that fits into the roof. My ingition coil went bad, causing strange electrical problems. It eventually failed. Expensive repair. The exterior molding falls off all the doors. I've seen this on almost all Jetta's. A faulty oil pressure switch caused the alarm to go off. This prompted me to quit driving the car and have it towed to the dealership. door locks won't open with the key when the temp. drops below around 20 degrees, regardless of humidity.

Favorite Features

Ability to close sunroom by holding key in lock.

Suggested Improvements

Quit cutting corners for pennies. Many problems with the details of the car. Resale parts are rediculous.
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