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01 jetta cuts off while driving.

All the lights on the dash will come on and then the car will go dead. The clock and everything will go blank. Then in a few minutes I'll try to start the car, sometimes it will start right away and other times it takes more time before it will start again. Then the car will drive like nothing is wrong. A day or a week later it will do the same thing. I have brought it back several times to the place where I bought it but they can't figure out what is wrong with it. Please help.

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Run the fault codes
check for problem wiring or crank/camshaft sensors

Posted on Jun 03, 2017

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SOURCE: my 99 vw jetta will not turn over

Check your battery cables for tightness, especially your ground cable. Now you have a new battery, so you have eliminated that as the source of the problem. Turn on your headlights, do they go out or very dim when attempting to start the car? If so, you have a poor electrical connection somewhere - loose cable, bad cable, possibly bad ignition switch.

Posted on Dec 26, 2008

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SOURCE: i drive a vw jetta

I had the same symptoms and found I had suffered from turbo failure and the final cost at the dealer was $3500, last VW I will ever own. I hope this isn't your trouble too, good luck

Posted on Jan 22, 2009

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SOURCE: my jetta sputters sometimes when im driving

I had a very similar problem with my 1999 jetta. Was it raining outside? Was your front grill wet or soaking? It is possible it is a crack in the ignition coil. The water would get into the ignition coil and cause the engine to 'jump' sputter out, die and the engine light wuold come on. Other than that, i don't know. I hope this may help you.

Posted on Mar 02, 2009

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SOURCE: i drive a vw jetta

Guys, what you are experiencing is the car built warning system. When your engine light blinks it indicates a Major Problem has occurred or is occurring in the engine. When this occurs the cars goes into a "safe," mode which means all power is cut by at least half in an effort to save the car from more major damage. You can take your VW to any large chain autoparts store (autozone, advance, etc) a lot of them are offering a free engine diagnosis. Do this if possible to see where the problems maybe coming from and ways to fix them.

Posted on Mar 24, 2009

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SOURCE: 2000 jetta has multiple alternator and battery failures

In my case, the instrument cluster was bad, causing the MFI display and radio to go haywire and putting a contstant drain on the battery. $760 to have the VW shop replace it. No problems related to the battery or alternator have occurred since.

Good luck.

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Posted on Apr 23, 2009

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