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Clutch Pedal/linkage problems of the 2002 Volkswagen Jetta



Two problems related to clutch pedal/linkage have been reported for the 2002 Volkswagen Jetta.

car   Clutch Pedal/linkage problem 1
Failure Date: 07/27/2010

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.

car   Clutch Pedal/linkage problem 2
Failure Date: 08/26/2006

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.