Manual Transmission problems of the 2005 Volkswagen Jetta
Two problems linked to manual transmission have been reported for the 2005 Volkswagen Jetta.
Manual Transmission problem #1
The car involved was a 2005 Volkswagen new Jetta. I have a 2005. 5 vw Jetta tdi with a 5 speed manual. It has a sachs clutch. The clutch has been giving me issues for thousands of miles. It finally failed on my way home from work in rush hours traffic and disabled me. I was able to push it to the side of the road and avoid injury on I-96 in novi michigan. This is a known issue bty the manufacturer, but they are not helping out the consumers. They have a TSB issued on Nov. 7, 2007 #03 07 01. What needs to be done to get vw to own up to the problem and help us out? it is going to cost me $3,000 for the repair not to mention I was lucky to avoid injury on a busy highway during rush hour. Perhaps the next person will not be so lucky?. This manual transmission problem happened on Aug. 26, 2008.
Manual Transmission problem #2
The vehicle involved is a 2005 Volkswagen Jetta. While driving 5 mph, the gear would not change into second or third gear, and the clutch jammed into the floor. The contact was able to pull off the road and drive to the dealer. The dealer was unable to duplicate the failure and are charging $360 for the diagnostic. The contact refuses to pay for the diagnostic. In order to determine if the failure was caused by wear and tear or a manufacturer's defect, the contact was advised to have the vehicle diagnosed. The vehicle was under warranty, but it only covers the repair if the failure was due to a defect. The contact stated that the manufacturer would not admit that there was a defect. The contact will leave the vehicle at the dealer until they repair it for free. The current and failure mileages were 55,000. It was Friday, June 13, 2008 when this manual transmission issue happened.