27th May 2010, 01:34

I love my Jetta... the looks, the acceleration, the trunk space, etc etc. However, I have run into an extremely frustrating problem that I cannot find ANY solution to on the net.

I have a 2004 1.8T, manual tranny, with 100,000 kms (approx 60k miles). When I begin in first gear, the turbo spools up, then CLICK, SHIFT, MOVE... something happens to the Drivers seat. It also transpires with every 3rd or so brake attempt I make. There is definitely movement of some sort. I have been to FIVE VW dealerships and they all claim the same thing "We cannot duplicate what you describe." It has officially driven me NUTS. Can anyone PLEASE tell me what in the world this could be. I seem to be the only one in cyber space with this problem. And no, as I've explained to service manager after service manager, it's NOT in my head!

17th Sep 2010, 10:22

I have a 2004 VW Jetta GLI with the 1.8T engine. I am experiencing an engine cutoff problem. When I am driving, the engine just shuts off. The battery indicator comes on and the engine dies. Any hints on what might be the problem? I've checked the battery (it's good), and I've checked the connections (they're tight and secure). Help!!

17th Oct 2010, 00:48

Still Going Strong:

I've had my 2004 Jetta GLI 1.8T for 6 years now, and it's been just amazing to me! I have replaced the transmission once, and that was it, the transmission was no charge because the slave cylinder went out on it, and VW recalled it.

My car is at 157K miles on it, and I still take it out to the track and sometimes reach 160! I'm giving this car to my son in the next few months!

Hes planning on getting minor changes made.

1) Electric seats

2) New interior

3) The LED between the odometers is going out, so that is going to get fixed

4) He also plans on getting a remote starter

I took this car to a Certified VW dealership, and they told me that they have never seen a car like mine in this good of shape, and have never seen one with no problems.


17th Aug 2012, 20:31

I would say that it's the fuel pump. I have the same problem with my 04 Jetta. I heard that the fuel pump overheats like an amplifier, and shuts off and starts again when it's cool, so I will try another pump.