Volkswagen Jetta: Key Stuck in Ignition → Diagnosis

There are a few easy to fix reasons why your Volkswagen Jetta’s key might get stuck in the ignition.  It’s often easy to unstick the key.  Whatever you do, don’t start trying to rip it out of the ignition.  That can cause bigger problems. This article is written with the assumption that your key is … Read moreVolkswagen Jetta: Key Stuck in Ignition → Diagnosis

Volkswagen Jetta: Steering Wheel Difficult to Turn

If your Volkswagen Jetta’s steering wheel is hard to turn, it’s almost always going to be caused by an issue with the power steering system. The power steering system is responsible for taking energy from the engine, converting it to hydraulic pressure, and using that pressure to decrease the amount of force that you need … Read moreVolkswagen Jetta: Steering Wheel Difficult to Turn

Volkswagen Jetta:  Blue Smoke → Causes & Diagnosis

  A very common problem that affects all vehicles (including the Volkswagen Jetta) is blue smoke coming from the exhaust.  Reasons for blue exhaust smoke include bad valve seals, valve train wear in general, the PCV valve, burning transmission fluid and more. Blue smoke indicates that your Jetta’s engine is burning oil.  The question is … Read moreVolkswagen Jetta:  Blue Smoke → Causes & Diagnosis

Volkswagen Jetta: Airbag Light Stays On Diagnosis

Every time you start your Volkswagen Jetta, the computer system runs a self diagnostic check on all major systems.  If any of these checks fail, you will see a diagnostic warning light on the dash for the corresponding system.  When the airbag system fails this check, you’ll see the airbag light. Depending on the model … Read moreVolkswagen Jetta: Airbag Light Stays On Diagnosis

Volkswagen Jetta Battery Draining Diagnosis

  If your Volkswagen Jetta’s battery is draining, it’s something that’ll need addressing right away.  If it is draining while your Jetta is off, it’s usually caused by something that is drawing current that shouldn’t be.  If the battery is draining while you’re driving, that is probably going to be the alternator or battery.  There … Read moreVolkswagen Jetta Battery Draining Diagnosis

Common Reasons Your Volkswagen Jetta Wont Accelerate

If your Volkswagen Jetta won’t accelerate, that is a serious cause for concern.  There are a lot of different reasons that can cause this.  Diagnosing the issue can be narrowed down by whether the engine is still revving when you push the gas or not.  There is a section for each scenario with likely causes … Read moreCommon Reasons Your Volkswagen Jetta Wont Accelerate