1990 Volkswagen Jetta from North America
Mechanically sturdy car with an electrical fault
Water pump leaked at 125,000 Km.
Radio packed up at 110,000 Km.
Real problem started at 140,000 Km, when the engine goes silent for no reason during a trip. But starts again with the first crank after bringing the car to a stop. Dealer changed the external fuel pump and the problem still exists. I tried Volkswagen Germany, Canada, and the local dealer with no results.
If not for the stall, this car is excellent. It runs smoothly and starts with the first kick at minus 15 Celsius.
When it stalls for no reason my heart aches.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 26th January, 2002
26th Feb 2002, 13:22
Hey, I have the exact same problem as you, except it usually starts itself up, mine otherwise is an excellent car, please do let me know what you come up with, somebody else said something about air flow sensors. I have replaced a computer, cap and rotor and spark plug wires, O2 sensor and it still does it.