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Reverse acts like neutral

When attempting to reverse, the jetta does nothing; as if it were in park or neutral. I have found success by shifting into lower gear and immediately putting the vehicle in reverse. I don't trust the dealership due to inconsistantcies. I assume its a transmission issue. hopefully the fluid just needs to be changed

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  • jasonharris Jan 16, 2009

    mileage @ 108's

  • mercedes88 Jan 24, 2009

    reverse is like neutral.. 2001 jetta tdi everything else is normal

  • beetlebeagle Mar 02, 2009

    I have the identical problem with our 2000 beetle tdi . What was your solution and I'm hoping it was just fluid and not a rebuild.


  • beetlebeagle Mar 02, 2009

    I have the identical problem. What was your solution. Hopefully it was new fluid and not a rebuild.


  • rpmrpm Mar 15, 2009

    my car has aprox. 110,000 miles. its a jetta 2001 (2.0, 4 cyl, GL). help me with this please.

  • passatsyncro May 11, 2010

    i am a dealership tech and know what you are saying. Not looking at this issue or test driving your car, sounds like it is in the transmission, but before removing transmission (fluid change?) check the shifter cable adjustments.



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Whats the cars milage???trans filter service, possible bad trans??

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