Clutch Pedal/linkage problems of the 2002 Volkswagen Jetta
Two problems related to clutch pedal/linkage have been reported for the 2002 Volkswagen Jetta.
Clutch Pedal/linkage problem #1
The vehicle having this issue was a 2002 Volkswagen Jetta. The VIN of the car is 3VWVH69M72_. I own a 2002 vw Jetta gli, and it has merely 54,000 miles on it. It has come in standard transmission, and we bought it when it was issued as new. As I was on my way home heading towards new jersey, from new york. My clutch pedal began to loosen up. I tried switching from 3rd gear to 4th, and the clutch loosely went to the floor, and it would not pop back up. As my car rolled on the bridge, it stayed in neutral. Hence, I was unable to move the vehicle. Now I have been reading other forums and they have gotten the same issue. This problem occurred on Saturday, Aug. 26, 2006.
Clutch Pedal/linkage problem #2
The clutch pedal on my 2002 Volkswagen Jetta froze in the depressed position rendering the car unable to start/shift properly. This event occurred while driving on suburban roads and thankfully ended without injury. Myself and the previous owner of the car are experienced drivers of standard transmissions and even at 80000 miles the clutch should still have had many more miles to go. The total cost of repair will be between 1500 and 2000 dollars. I have researched this problem and I have found that I am not the only person who has experienced this problem on 00-04 vw Jetta models. It is a very serious and costly problem that needs to be investigated. It was Jul. 27, 2010 when this clutch pedal/linkage issue occurred.