1996 VOLKSWAGEN Jetta

These recalls apply to the make, model, and year of your car – and should be fixed as soon as possible.

2 Recalls for 1996 VOLKSWAGEN Jetta

Recall Date Component Summary
April 7, 2009 EXTERIOR LIGHTING

SABERSPORT IS RECALLING 16,270 COMBINATION CORNER AND BUMPER LAMP ASSEMBLIES OF VARIOUS PART NUMBERS SOLD FOR USE AS AFTERMARKET EQUIPMENT FOR VARIOUS PASSENGER VEHICLES. THESE HEADLAMPS FAIL TO CONFORM TO THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 108, “LAMPS, REFLECTIVE DEVICES, AND ASSOCIATED EQUIPMENT.” THESE LAMPS DO NOT CONTAIN THE REQUIRED AMBER SIDE REFLECTORS.

Remedy:

SABERSPORT WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND OFFER A FULL REFUND FOR THE NONCOMPLIANT COMBINATION LAMPS. THE SAFETY RECALL BEGAN ON MAY 11, 2009. OWNERS MAY CONTACT SABERSPORT AT 1-909-598-7589.

July 16, 1998 LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES:HOOD:LATCH

VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES. THE BOLTS SECURING THE FRONT HOOD LATCH CAN LOOSEN OVER TIME. THE LATCH WOULD MOVE CAUSING DISENGAGEMENT OF THE HOOD STRIKER FROM THE LATCH.

Remedy:

DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE HOOD LATCH AND SECURING BOLTS AND REPLACE THEM IF NECESSARY.

These are complaints about vehicles like yours and some can only be found here. Do they sound familiar?

2 Complaints sent to the Center for Auto Safety for 1996 VOLKSWAGEN Jetta

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Date Component  
transmission
electrical/battery

182 Complaints submitted to NHTSA for 1996 VOLKSWAGEN Jetta

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Date Component  
STEERING
ODI Number: 10364362
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
ODI Number: 10329105
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC | VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
ODI Number: 10267226
VISIBILITY:DEFROSTER/DEFOGGER/HVAC SYSTEM:HEATER CORE
ODI Number: 10198308
LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES:DOORS:LATCH
ODI Number: 10188837
VISIBILITY:DEFROSTER/DEFOGGER/HVAC SYSTEM:HEATER CORE
ODI Number: 10160740
LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES:HOOD:LATCH
ODI Number: 10156592
VISIBILITY:DEFROSTER/DEFOGGER/HVAC SYSTEM:HEATER CORE
ODI Number: 10152770
POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION | VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL | VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL:CRUISE CONTROL
ODI Number: 10136143
WHEELS
ODI Number: 10121077
VISIBILITY:DEFROSTER/DEFOGGER/HVAC SYSTEM:HEATER CORE
ODI Number: 10117049
STEERING:COLUMN | VISIBILITY:WINDSHIELD WIPER/WASHER
ODI Number: 10105707
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION:SWITCH
ODI Number: 10106851
VISIBILITY:POWER WINDOW DEVICES AND CONTROLS
ODI Number: 10094117
VISIBILITY:POWER WINDOW DEVICES AND CONTROLS
ODI Number: 10090456
VISIBILITY:POWER WINDOW DEVICES AND CONTROLS
ODI Number: 10074777
STEERING:LINKAGES:DRAG:POWER ASSIST SYSTEM
ODI Number: 10075256
VISIBILITY:POWER WINDOW DEVICES AND CONTROLS
ODI Number: 10067915
VISIBILITY:POWER WINDOW DEVICES AND CONTROLS
ODI Number: 10058702
UNKNOWN OR OTHER
ODI Number: 10057312
LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES:DOORS:LATCH
ODI Number: 10052644
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:WIRING:INTERIOR/UNDER DASH
ODI Number: 10049230
SERVICE BRAKES, AIR:DRUM:SHOES/LININGS | SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:DRUM:WHEEL CYLINDERS
ODI Number: 10042918
WHEELS
ODI Number: 10037944
STRUCTURE:BODY:DOOR
ODI Number: 10034281
VISIBILITY:POWER WINDOW DEVICES AND CONTROLS
ODI Number: 10025522
POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
ODI Number: 10013846
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE
ODI Number: 10008183
VISIBILITY:POWER WINDOW DEVICES AND CONTROLS
ODI Number: 10006988
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION
ODI Number: 10007627
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION
ODI Number: 8023390
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL
ODI Number: 8016875
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:WIRING:FRONT UNDERHOOD
ODI Number: 8016670
LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES:HOOD:LATCH
ODI Number: 8009443
STRUCTURE:BODY:DOOR:HINGE AND ATTACHMENTS
ODI Number: 8011937
LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES:HOOD:LATCH
ODI Number: 8013687
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:WIRING:FRONT UNDERHOOD
ODI Number: 8001181
POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
ODI Number: 985584
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL
ODI Number: 987127
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS | SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS
ODI Number: 982995
LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES:HOOD:LATCH
ODI Number: 979208
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL
ODI Number: 980816
STEERING:HYDRAULIC POWER ASSIST:PUMP
ODI Number: 974912
POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
ODI Number: 893051
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL
ODI Number: 891871
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:HORN | ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:WIRING:INTERIOR/UNDER DASH | VISIBILITY:POWER WINDOW DEVICES AND CONTROLS
ODI Number: 890690
VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL:LINKAGES
ODI Number: 887657
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS
ODI Number: 889819
POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
ODI Number: 880705
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL
ODI Number: 882420
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:EXHAUST SYSTEM | ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:EXHAUST SYSTEM
ODI Number: 880953
UNKNOWN OR OTHER
ODI Number: 875516
SEAT BELTS:FRONT:BUCKLE ASSEMBLY
ODI Number: 878084
POWER TRAIN:AXLE ASSEMBLY
ODI Number: 877227
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:COOLING SYSTEM:FAN
ODI Number: 873203
STRUCTURE:BODY:DOOR
ODI Number: 868829
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:WIRING: REAR COMPARTMENT/TRUNK
ODI Number: 861326
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:GASOLINE
ODI Number: 861401
POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
ODI Number: 865451
SEATS
ODI Number: 856367
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:HORN
ODI Number: 855607
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:DELIVERY:HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS
ODI Number: 845606
LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES:DOORS:LATCH
ODI Number: 838915
POWER TRAIN:DRIVELINE:CONSTANT VELOCITY JOINT
ODI Number: 841820
LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES:DOORS:LATCH
ODI Number: 838706
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL
ODI Number: 830227
POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:PARK/NEUTRAL START INTERLOCK SWITCH
ODI Number: 833513
LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES:HOOD:LATCH
ODI Number: 830145
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:GASOLINE | VISIBILITY:POWER WINDOW DEVICES AND CONTROLS
ODI Number: 830844
LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES:HOOD:LATCH
ODI Number: 832773
LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES:HOOD:LATCH | SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS
ODI Number: 832752
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:WIRING:FUSES AND CIRCUIT BREAKERS | STRUCTURE:BODY:DOOR | VISIBILITY:POWER WINDOW DEVICES AND CONTROLS
ODI Number: 829598
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:ALTERNATOR/GENERATOR/REGULATOR | ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION | POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION | SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:DISC | UNKNOWN OR OTHER | VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL | VISIBILITY:WINDSHIELD WIPER/WASHER
ODI Number: 827314
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS
ODI Number: 828652
STRUCTURE:BODY:HOOD
ODI Number: 827595
WHEELS
ODI Number: 827920
AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 826817
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL | AIR BAGS:FRONTAL
ODI Number: 826761
LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES:HOOD:LATCH
ODI Number: 829537
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL | AIR BAGS:FRONTAL
ODI Number: 820170
POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:GEAR POSITION INDICATION (PRNDL)
ODI Number: 821530
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL | AIR BAGS:FRONTAL
ODI Number: 822510
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:GASOLINE
ODI Number: 820326
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL | AIR BAGS:FRONTAL
ODI Number: 816284
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:POWER ASSIST
ODI Number: 816578
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS
ODI Number: 813333
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM | EQUIPMENT:APPLIANCE:AIR CONDITIONER
ODI Number: 816359
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:WIRING
ODI Number: 808294
STRUCTURE:BODY
ODI Number: 810165
VISIBILITY:GLASS, SIDE/REAR
ODI Number: 806264
WHEELS:HUB
ODI Number: 805789
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:ANTILOCK/TRACTION CONTROL/ELECTRONIC LIMITED SLIP
ODI Number: 807690
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL | AIR BAGS:FRONTAL
ODI Number: 810761
POWER TRAIN:AXLE ASSEMBLY | WHEELS
ODI Number: 801977
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:12V/24V/48V BATTERY
ODI Number: 800068
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION | ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:GASOLINE | STRUCTURE:BODY:DOOR
ODI Number: 803592
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION
ODI Number: 802729
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL | AIR BAGS:FRONTAL
ODI Number: 802154
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION | ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:GASOLINE
ODI Number: 800831
CHILD SEAT
ODI Number: 803770
EQUIPMENT:APPLIANCE:AIR CONDITIONER
ODI Number: 780737
EQUIPMENT:APPLIANCE:AIR CONDITIONER
ODI Number: 780593
POWER TRAIN:MANUAL TRANSMISSION
ODI Number: 784255
VISIBILITY:POWER WINDOW DEVICES AND CONTROLS | VISIBILITY:SUN/MOON ROOF ASSEMBLY
ODI Number: 784255
VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
ODI Number: 782553
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:GASOLINE
ODI Number: 782553
EXTERIOR LIGHTING:HEADLIGHTS | VISIBILITY:WINDSHIELD WIPER/WASHER
ODI Number: 780415
VISIBILITY:POWER WINDOW DEVICES AND CONTROLS
ODI Number: 782516
POWER TRAIN:MANUAL TRANSMISSION
ODI Number: 782516
POWER TRAIN:CLUTCH ASSEMBLY
ODI Number: 782496
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION | ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:EXHAUST SYSTEM:EMISSION CONTROL
ODI Number: 761955
LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES:DOORS:LATCH
ODI Number: 760072
LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES:DOORS:LATCH
ODI Number: 754550
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING | ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:COOLING SYSTEM
ODI Number: 749406
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:GASOLINE | POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION | VISIBILITY:POWER WINDOW DEVICES AND CONTROLS
ODI Number: 748388
VISIBILITY:POWER WINDOW DEVICES AND CONTROLS
ODI Number: 740493
POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
ODI Number: 738717
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:12V/24V/48V BATTERY
ODI Number: 738331
VISIBILITY:POWER WINDOW DEVICES AND CONTROLS
ODI Number: 736642
VISIBILITY:POWER WINDOW DEVICES AND CONTROLS
ODI Number: 735065
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:EXHAUST SYSTEM
ODI Number: 734045
VISIBILITY:POWER WINDOW DEVICES AND CONTROLS | VISIBILITY:POWER WINDOW DEVICES AND CONTROLS
ODI Number: 734295
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:DISC
ODI Number: 733971
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:WIRING:FRONT UNDERHOOD
ODI Number: 732297
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:12V/24V/48V BATTERY | ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:12V/24V/48V BATTERY
ODI Number: 730034
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:12V/24V/48V BATTERY
ODI Number: 728237
EQUIPMENT:MECHANICAL:ACCESSORY SCISSOR/SCREW/BOTTLE JACK/LIFT | SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:DISC:ROTOR
ODI Number: 725628
STRUCTURE:BODY:DOOR
ODI Number: 723835
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:EXHAUST SYSTEM:EMISSION CONTROL | POWER TRAIN:AXLE ASSEMBLY:AXLE SHAFT | STEERING | STRUCTURE:BODY:TRUNK LID
ODI Number: 722113
CHILD SEAT:MATERIAL/PADDING
ODI Number: 722553
VISIBILITY:POWER WINDOW DEVICES AND CONTROLS | VISIBILITY:POWER WINDOW DEVICES AND CONTROLS
ODI Number: 721592
VISIBILITY:POWER WINDOW DEVICES AND CONTROLS
ODI Number: 720716
STRUCTURE:BODY:DOOR | VISIBILITY:POWER WINDOW DEVICES AND CONTROLS
ODI Number: 718985
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:ALTERNATOR/GENERATOR/REGULATOR
ODI Number: 719342
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL | SEAT BELTS:FRONT:BUCKLE ASSEMBLY
ODI Number: 717239
LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES:DOORS:LATCH | SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:DISC | VISIBILITY:POWER WINDOW DEVICES AND CONTROLS
ODI Number: 715652
VISIBILITY:POWER WINDOW DEVICES AND CONTROLS
ODI Number: 714082
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION | EXTERIOR LIGHTING:HEADLIGHTS | VISIBILITY:WINDSHIELD WIPER/WASHER
ODI Number: 713186
UNKNOWN OR OTHER | VISIBILITY:POWER WINDOW DEVICES AND CONTROLS
ODI Number: 712844
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:COOLING SYSTEM
ODI Number: 709602
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:ANTILOCK/TRACTION CONTROL/ELECTRONIC LIMITED SLIP
ODI Number: 709828
AIR BAGS | AIR BAGS:SIDE/WINDOW | ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:12V/24V/48V BATTERY | ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:WIRING:FUSES AND CIRCUIT BREAKERS | POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION | STRUCTURE:BODY:DOOR
ODI Number: 707833
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
ODI Number: 707619
STRUCTURE:BODY:DOOR
ODI Number: 703463
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:WIRING:INTERIOR/UNDER DASH
ODI Number: 703287
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:GASOLINE
ODI Number: 701811
EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL:RADIO/TAPE DECK/CD ETC. | POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION | VISIBILITY:DEFROSTER/DEFOGGER/HVAC SYSTEM | WHEELS
ODI Number: 702202
VISIBILITY:WINDSHIELD
ODI Number: 701640
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:EXHAUST SYSTEM | VISIBILITY:POWER WINDOW DEVICES AND CONTROLS
ODI Number: 701704
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:ALTERNATOR/GENERATOR/REGULATOR
ODI Number: 701498
UNKNOWN OR OTHER | VISIBILITY:GLASS, SIDE/REAR
ODI Number: 701434
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:GASOLINE | VISIBILITY:POWER WINDOW DEVICES AND CONTROLS
ODI Number: 700661
POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
ODI Number: 603866
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:GASOLINE
ODI Number: 603866
SEATS
ODI Number: 603834
VISIBILITY:GLASS, SIDE/REAR
ODI Number: 604932
EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL:RADIO/TAPE DECK/CD ETC. | FUEL SYSTEM, OTHER | VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
ODI Number: 605096
TIRES:SIDEWALL
ODI Number: 605081
VISIBILITY:POWER WINDOW DEVICES AND CONTROLS
ODI Number: 605081
SUSPENSION:FRONT
ODI Number: 603674
EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL:RADIO/TAPE DECK/CD ETC.
ODI Number: 603674
EQUIPMENT:APPLIANCE:AIR CONDITIONER
ODI Number: 602679
VISIBILITY:SUN/MOON ROOF ASSEMBLY
ODI Number: 603170
EXTERIOR LIGHTING
ODI Number: 603156
EXTERIOR LIGHTING:HAZARD FLASHING WARNING LIGHTS:UNIT
ODI Number: 563724
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:EXHAUST SYSTEM:EMISSION CONTROL
ODI Number: 559487
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION:MODULE | POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION | VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
ODI Number: 559487
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:12V/24V/48V BATTERY
ODI Number: 559487
LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES:HOOD:LATCH
ODI Number: 552776
SUSPENSION:REAR
ODI Number: 545659
POWER TRAIN:MANUAL TRANSMISSION
ODI Number: 539072
POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
ODI Number: 540404
SERVICE BRAKES, AIR:DISC:ROTOR
ODI Number: 536837
EQUIPMENT:APPLIANCE:AIR CONDITIONER
ODI Number: 536336
VISIBILITY:POWER WINDOW DEVICES AND CONTROLS
ODI Number: 534891
POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
ODI Number: 532758
LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES:HOOD:LATCH
ODI Number: 529923
EQUIPMENT:APPLIANCE:AIR CONDITIONER
ODI Number: 526483
EXTERIOR LIGHTING:BRAKE LIGHTS | SEATS | SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS | SUSPENSION:FRONT | VISIBILITY:WINDSHIELD WIPER/WASHER
ODI Number: 526270
LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES:DOORS:LATCH
ODI Number: 514878
SUSPENSION:REAR
ODI Number: 508411
UNKNOWN OR OTHER
ODI Number: 604500
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6 Investigations for 1996 VOLKSWAGEN Jetta

Date Opened Date Closed Component  
VISIBILITY
EXTERIOR LIGHTING
VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL:LINKAGES
EXTERIOR LIGHTING
STRUCTURE
VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL:LINKAGES
Manufacturers tell dealers about repairs for on your car. But they won’t tell you – unless you know to ask. Knowledge is power.

47 Service Alerts for 1996 VOLKSWAGEN Jetta

Date Description
March 19, 2014 350000 EQUIPMENT

Jetta Bluetooth manual coding procedure.

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March 19, 2014 353630 EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL:INFOTAINMENT:BLUETOOTH/WIFI

Jetta Bluetooth manual coding procedure.

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April 21, 2020 353000 EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL

Updated to include additional models and model year applicability.

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June 28, 2017 350000 EQUIPMENT

This special notice is to inform dealers to return all part numbers listed in the document and order the superseded part numbers going forward.

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February 18, 2019 120000 EXTERIOR LIGHTING

Condensation and or water droplets visible on inside of exterior light lenses. TB updated to include model year 2019 applicability.

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June 22, 2017 350000 EQUIPMENT

VAS 6154 Replacement Part Setup Guide

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March 27, 2019 350000 EQUIPMENT

The part number listed in the document is to be returned if it meets the criteria provided.

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February 1, 2017 355200 EQUIPMENT:OTHER:OWNERS/SERVICE/OTHER MANUAL

This communication is to update our ProFi dealers of the current status of the latest inbound and outbound ProFi requests.

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June 29, 2015 355200 EQUIPMENT:OTHER:OWNERS/SERVICE/OTHER MANUAL

This document contains the VW Elsa Newsletter that contains a general overview of wiring diagrams updates, technical bulletins, pending service solutions, tech tips, campaigns, updates, and suggestions.

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April 10, 2014 350000 EQUIPMENT

Technical Bulletin (Squeaks, Rattles, Noise, Repair Materials): This doucment contains a list of components and applications developed to repair concerns of squeaks, rattles, noise and trim fit conditions.

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March 6, 2014 121000 EXTERIOR LIGHTING:HEADLIGHTS

Technical Bulletin (Exterior Lights, Moisture Accumulation): Exterior light assemblies (headlights, taillights, fog lights, turn signals) are vented and may collect moisture on their inner surfaces, depending on humidity and other climatic

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June 22, 2015 350000 EQUIPMENT

This document contains the VW Elsa Newsletter that contains a general overview of wiring diagrams updates, ElsaPro infomedia icons grayed out, workshop equipment tool storage application, technical bulletins, pending service solutions, tech

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June 22, 2015 355200 EQUIPMENT:OTHER:OWNERS/SERVICE/OTHER MANUAL

This document contains the VW Elsa Newsletter that contains a general overview of wiring diagrams updates, ElsaPro infomedia icons grayed out, workshop equipment tool storage application, technical bulletins, pending service solutions, tech

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September 23, 2016 355200 EQUIPMENT:OTHER:OWNERS/SERVICE/OTHER MANUAL

Data Link connector pin assignment chart that is applicable to all models. Update model year applicability.

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July 23, 2013 355200 EQUIPMENT:OTHER:OWNERS/SERVICE/OTHER MANUAL

JETTA-JSW Perfect Delivery Inspection (PDI) – Technician and Detailer Inspections: A checklist to insure a customer receives a wonderful delivery of a vehicle that looks, feels, and meets the expectations of a new vehicle that he/she has p

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July 17, 2013 355200 EQUIPMENT:OTHER:OWNERS/SERVICE/OTHER MANUAL

JETTA Perfect Delivery Inspection (PDI) – Technician and Detailer Inspections: A checklist to insure a customer receives a wonderful delivery of a vehicle that looks, feels, and meets the expectations of a new vehicle that he/she has purch

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June 13, 2013 355200 EQUIPMENT:OTHER:OWNERS/SERVICE/OTHER MANUAL

Jetta Perfect Delivery Inspection (PDI) – Technician and Detailer Inspections: A checklist to insure a customer receives a wonderful delivery of a vehicle that looks, feels, and meets the expectations of a new vehicle that he/she has purch

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May 8, 2015 110000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

Tech Tips (Heated Rear Window, One or More Lines Inoperative): To detect which line(s) is inoperative, utilize a volt meter to check for 0 V, which will be present after the open in the grid line. The check must be performed with the engin

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May 8, 2015 132000 VISIBILITY:GLASS, SIDE/REAR

Tech Tips (Heated Rear Window, One or More Lines Inoperative): To detect which line(s) is inoperative, utilize a volt meter to check for 0 V, which will be present after the open in the grid line. The check must be performed with the engin

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May 8, 2015 133000 VISIBILITY:POWER WINDOW DEVICES AND CONTROLS

Tech Tips (Heated Rear Window, One or More Lines Inoperative): To detect which line(s) is inoperative, utilize a volt meter to check for 0 V, which will be present after the open in the grid line. The check must be performed with the engin

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March 27, 2015 120000 EXTERIOR LIGHTING

Technical Bulletin: Condensation and or water droplets becomming visible on inside of exterior light lenses issue is discussed in this document

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March 27, 2015 355200 EQUIPMENT:OTHER:OWNERS/SERVICE/OTHER MANUAL

Technical Bulletin: Condensation and or water droplets becomming visible on inside of exterior light lenses issue is discussed in this document

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January 24, 2014 138200 VISIBILITY:DEFROSTER/DEFOGGER/HVAC SYSTEM:REAR WINDOW

Tech Tips (Heated Rear Window, One or More Lines Inoperative): To detect which line(s) is inoperative, utilize a volt meter to check for 0 V, which will be present after the open in the grid line. This document informs of how to diagnose t

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June 4, 2014 120000 EXTERIOR LIGHTING

Technical Bulletin (Exterior Lights, Moisture Accumulation): This document informs of the Condensation and or water droplets visible on inside of exterior light lenses. The document also informs how to service the issue.

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June 4, 2014 350000 EQUIPMENT

Technical Bulletin (Exterior Lights, Moisture Accumulation): This document informs of the Condensation and or water droplets visible on inside of exterior light lenses. The document also informs how to service the issue.

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August 28, 2008 063000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:EXHAUST SYSTEM

VOLKSWAGEN: EXHAUST HEAT SHIELD, REPLACEMENT GUIDELINES. HEAT SHIELDS ARE TO BE INSPECTED AFTER COMPLETION O ANY TYPE OF REPAIR TO THE UNDERBODY (EXHAUST SYSTEM TRANSMISSION, ETC.), AND IF DAMAGED, REPLACED. *PE

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August 28, 2008 161100 STRUCTURE:FRAME AND MEMBERS:UNDERBODY SHIELDS

VOLKSWAGEN: EXHAUST HEAT SHIELD, REPLACEMENT GUIDELINES. HEAT SHIELDS ARE TO BE INSPECTED AFTER COMPLETION O ANY TYPE OF REPAIR TO THE UNDERBODY (EXHAUST SYSTEM TRANSMISSION, ETC.), AND IF DAMAGED, REPLACED. *PE

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February 3, 2003 180000 VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

INSTALLING NEW STYLE SWITCH FOR THE THROTTLE POSITION SENSOR. *TT

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March 23, 1998 162000 STRUCTURE:BODY

DIFFICULTIES IN CLOSING REAR LID. *YC

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January 21, 1997 171100 LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES:DOORS:LATCH

CONDITIONS REGARDING EXTERIOR DOOR LOCKS CANNOT BE LOCKED OR UNLOCKED WITH KEY WHEN AMBIENT TEMPERATURE IS BELOW FREEZING. *YC

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January 21, 1997 171100 LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES:DOORS:LATCH

PROCEDURE FOR OBTAINING DOOR LOCK KEY CODE IF A NEW KEY MUST BE CUT. *AK

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August 20, 1997 114000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:WIRING

CONCERNS WITH CASSETTE TAPE PLAYER, SOUND OUTPUT LOW OR DISTORTED, TAPES MAY BE DESTROYED. *YC

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August 20, 1997 353400 EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL:RADIO/TAPE DECK/CD ETC.

CONCERNS WITH CASSETTE TAPE PLAYER, SOUND OUTPUT LOW OR DISTORTED, TAPES MAY BE DESTROYED. *YC

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July 31, 1997 100000 POWER TRAIN

CHART IDENTIFIES WHICH TRANSMISSION CONTROL MODULES (TMC) ARE AVAILABLE FOR VARIOUS STATES. *AK

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July 31, 1997 103000 POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION

CHART IDENTIFIES WHICH TRANSMISSION CONTROL MODULES (TMC) ARE AVAILABLE FOR VARIOUS STATES. *AK

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June 4, 1997 061110 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:GASOLINE:BELTS AND ASSOCIATED PULLEYS

TOOTHED BELT RUNS TOWARDS OUTSIDE, WEARS OUT/ JUMPS OFF, AND CRACKS. *AK

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April 16, 1997 100000 POWER TRAIN

SUBJECT ON THE AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION CONTROL MODULE CAN ADDITIONALLY RECOGNIZE TWO DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODES (DTC) NOT CURRENTLY SHOWN IN THE REPAIR MANUAL. *YC

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April 16, 1997 103000 POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION

SUBJECT ON THE AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION CONTROL MODULE CAN ADDITIONALLY RECOGNIZE TWO DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODES (DTC) NOT CURRENTLY SHOWN IN THE REPAIR MANUAL. *YC

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April 10, 1997 103300 POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:GEAR POSITION INDICATION (PRNDL)

DIFFICULTIES WITH SHIFT LEVER AND TRANSMISSION IS HARD TO SHIFT INTO REVERSE GEAR. *YC

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April 10, 1997 105000 POWER TRAIN:DRIVELINE

DIFFICULTIES WITH SHIFT LEVER AND TRANSMISSION IS HARD TO SHIFT INTO REVERSE GEAR. *YC

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April 11, 1997 103300 POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:GEAR POSITION INDICATION (PRNDL)

TRANSMISSION POPS OUT OF GEAR/SHIFTER FEELS LIKE IT HAS A DOUBLE DETENT WHEN SHIFTING INTO GEAR, AND WILL NOT MAINTAIN SHIFT ADJUSTMENT. *AK

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April 11, 1997 103400 POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:LEVER AND LINKAGE:COLUMN SHIFT

TRANSMISSION POPS OUT OF GEAR/SHIFTER FEELS LIKE IT HAS A DOUBLE DETENT WHEN SHIFTING INTO GEAR, AND WILL NOT MAINTAIN SHIFT ADJUSTMENT. *AK

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April 10, 1997 061100 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:GASOLINE

ENGINE INTERMITTENTLY WILL NOT START, POSSIBLEDTC’S STORED IN TCM DTC MEMORY

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June 12, 2001 220000 SEATS

SUBJECT REGARDING LATCH SYSTEM LOWER ANCHORS AND TETHERS FOR CHILDREN, INSTALLING / RETROFITTING. *TT

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October 17, 2003 116100 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION:SWITCH

IGNITION SWITCH SPECIAL WARRANTY EXTENSION QUESTION AND ANSWER SHEET TO VOLKSWAGEN OWNERS. *TT

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October 17, 2003 116100 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION:SWITCH

IGNITION SWITCH LIMITED WARRANTY EXTENSION 1996-1997 VEHICLES. *TT

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June 22, 1998 980000 UNKNOWN OR OTHER

INFORMATION ON MAINTENANCE INTERVALS. *YC

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1996 VOLKSWAGEN Jetta

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