Volkswagen introduced the Volkswagen Jetta in the 1980s with only one thing in mind, and that is for the car to become the best-selling European car in the US. While this aim may be too high for the Volkswagen Jetta to be able to achieve, it was not a totally baseless plan. The Volkswagen Jetta engineering and design team made sure that the Volkswagen Jetta has the characteristics to bring it to such destination, and they never stop in creating various innovations to further bring the Volkswagen Jetta to where it is supposed to be.
Volkswagen introduced the Volkswagen Jetta to the North American market in 1980. Ever since it was introduced, it was really aimed to appeal to the North American car buyer. The Jetta was basically a sedan and coupe version of the Volkswagen Golf, designed as such based on the observation that American car buyers would prefer the conventional sedan style over the hatchback body style of the Golf. With this idea, Volkswagen dedicated its Volkswagen Jetta production and sales to the US market, and in South Africa where the car is also well loved. And while production of the Volkswagen Jetta ended in Europe in 1992, the Volkswagen Jetta continues to be sold in the US today, with new innovations being introduced every year.
While the Jetta was specifically made for the American car buyer, the car is still European in every way. And when one talks about European cars, it only means two thingselegance and comfort. The Volkswagen Jetta was endowed with a well-designed frame and equipped with artistically made body panels. In the inside, one can witness the luxurious amenities and various plush equipments that make every Volkswagen Jetta ride comfortable.
Aside from the elegant body panels and well-laid interior amenities and equipments, the Volkswagen Jetta also comes with various parts of commendable performance and of finest qualities. And as it continues to be manufactured, more improvements and refinements can be seen with its parts. And while it is an undeniable fact the past models of the Volkswagen Jetta showed meager performance, current and upcoming models of the car promises to perform better.
As Volkswagen continues to manufacture the Volkswagen Jetta, searching for genuine and high quality Volkswagen Jetta parts would be extremely easy. You can easily pick a Volkswagen Jetta part that you need from your local Volkswagen dealership or through various online sources. There are also a variety of high quality and high performance Volkswagen Jetta performance parts from various Volkswagen Jetta aftermarket parts dealers. Just be sure to check each and every Volkswagen Jetta auto part that you buy so that you can be assured of its quality.
My Volkswagen Jetta won't start. It cranks over fine and the battery is okay, it just won't kick over. What else should I check to figure out the problem?
It's possible that your Jetta is not getting fuel. Take a test light and check if there's power to the injectors. If your car is turning over and you can hear it trying to fire or if you can smell fuel while starting the car, this might be a spark or ignition problem. You should also see if the "Check Engine" light is on. If yes, use a scanner to pull a code in order to identify the issue.
My Volkswagen Jetta's air conditioning unit is dripping water on the passenger's side of the car. Aside from that, it's also letting out a foul smell whenever I switch on the A/C. Is there any way I fix these?
For the dripping water, the condensation drain line of your A/C might be clogged up. You can find the drain line on the passenger side of the lower center console almost under the dashboard. You will have to pull back some carpet to get to it.
As for the foul smell, you might have to change the cabin filter, which is also under the dashboard on the passenger side. Many Jetta owners are not aware that the cabin filter exists, which makes this part one of the most neglected components of the car. Make sure to change it regularly in order to prevent the same incident from happening.
The alarm of my Volkswagen Jetta won't disengage when I attempt to start the car. The ignition turns over and the radio and other components work, but the engine doesn't start. How can I fix this or at least disable my alarm?
You may have to take your Jetta to a dealership, which should be able to disable the alarm for you. However, this might not be good in the long run since you are deactivating your car's security feature.
For a permanent solution without disabling the alarm, open your car door with a key holding to unlock it. This should disarm your car. If the alarm sounds when you open the door, take out the 15Amp fuse in the fuse panel that has the key symbol on the diagram. This should stop the alarm but at the same time prevent your car from starting.
Next, open the hood and disconnect the negative terminal on the battery, then put your key into ignition and try starting it. Then, while leaving the door open, reconnect the negative battery terminal. Finally, turn the ignition again and your car should start by now without sounding the alarm.
I am planning to replace the factory radio in my Volkswagen Jetta but I can't unlock it. How can I find the security codes to remove it?
Check your owner's manual to see if the security code is there. If it's not available, you will have to bring your car's serial number along with the V.I.N. to the dealer. They will input both information into their computer, and if both serial number and V.I.N. match, they will be able to get back to you with the security code. This process is quick and will only take you a few minutes.
Volkswagen Jetta: A Swift and Steady Vehicle
Since its first run in August 1979, the Volkswagen Jetta has lived past its reputation as a sedan version of the famous Volkswagen Golf. It has gone on to live up to its name, “Jetta,” which refers to the Atlantic jetstream—a fast flowing, narrow air current found in the atmosphere. Over 6.6 million Jettas have been sold worldwide as of 2005, and by 2011, the number has gone up to almost 10 million. Over six generations, the Volkswagen Jetta has been marketed under many names—Fox, Vento, Bora, and Jetta City, to name a few—but it has certainly taken on a unique role in the automotive world.
1979-1984: Volkswagen’s three-box vehicle
At a time when Volkswagen was naming its vehicles after prominent winds—the Passat, Bora, and Scirocco, to name a few—the Jetta was born. It was initially positioned to fill a sedan niche above the Volkswagen Golf and was actually adapted by adding a conventional trunk to the popular hatchback. Volkswagen needed a two-door saloon/sedan to replace the aging Volkswagen Beetle. It also felt a need to create a vehicle that appealed to those who preferred the three-box configuration. It had a standard 1.6 L four-cylinder engine that produced 78 hp when it was introduced, and by 1984, its GLI high-performance version made 90 hp.
1985-1991: A critically acclaimed vehicle
The second generation Jetta is the longest-running version so far. When it was released in 1985, it quickly became a bestseller for the car manufacturer. It won several awards during this period, including best-selling European car in North America by Farmers Journal COTY 1991 and surprisingly outsold the Golf by two-to-one. A major change came in the form of an increase in the interior room to 14%—this changed the vehicle’s class from sub-compact to compact.
1992-2004: Volkwagen’s savior
At a time when Volkswagen’s sales were so low that it almost decided to pull out of the North American market, sales of the Jetta became the car manufacturer’s saving grace. It continued to be the best-selling Volkswagen in the USA. The Jetta had a 1.8T engine that produced 180 hp during the end of this period, which was a 30-hp improvement over the previous 150 hp engine.
2005-present: The modern Jetta
The modern Volkswagen Jetta is known as a NCS (New Compact Sedan) and holds its own in the market with other compact cars. The model range returned to using the Jetta name on the continent, rather than Bora (in Mexico) or Vento (in Latin America). A hybrid is being planned to meet the need for people who prefer this type of vehicle.