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I have a 2004 Jetta 1.8T that occasionally shuts off and turns right back on. It usually happens when I am slowing down quickly, but it has happened a few times on the highway. Once, I had to turn the key while going 60 mph to get it started again! I took it to a Volkswagen dealership in Seattle, and they said nothing was wrong with the car. I took it to one in Boise, and they said my "battery had a short in it" , so they replaced the battery. For about 4 months, everything was fine, but the problem started happening again. Occasionally, the car won't start, yet an hour later, it will start just fine. There is nothing wrong with the alternator, and the starter tests out ok, too. It is an intermittent problem, and seems to happen randomly; otherwise, the car runs great. I also notice that the dash lights and headlights flicker a tiny bit, and the remote key will only open the driver's door when the car is acting up. I have decided that having 2 consecutive batteries with shorts inside them is just too big a coincidence and that there is something else that is causing the problem.

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Could be ecu have that checked out at a shop you trust.

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