2004 Volkswagen Jetta Overview

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2004 Volkswagen Jetta Overview

Volkswagens have long been known for their diesel engines, and for 2004, the Jetta wagons and sedans got a more powerful TDI (turbo direct injection) diesel that still achieved around 50 miles per gallon on the freeway. The 1.9-liter diesel, available in the Jetta GL and GLS sedans and wagons, saw its horsepower upped from 90 to 100, giving the diesel-powered Jettas a bit of an extra kick off the line and a bit more help when passing at highway speeds.

The standard engine in the GL and GLS sedans and wagons was a 115-hp, 2.0-liter gas engine. A five-speed manual transmission was standard across the line, with the exception of the high-end GLI packages, which came with a six-speed manual transmission. A four-speed automatic transmission was optional with the gas-engined Jettas, while a five-speed automatic was optional for Jettas with turbocharged engines.

Standard features for the base Jetta GL package included air conditioning, power windows, power door locks, front and side airbags for the driver and passenger, anti-lock brakes, a tilt/telescoping steering column, an anti-theft alarm system, a keyless entry system, cruise control, and a stereo system with a CD player. Higher-end Jettas added such features as a power sunroof, stability control, a leather-trimmed steering wheel, a power sunroof, and heated front seats.

The Jetta's acceleration, handling, braking, and safety features were cited as positive points by drivers, although some noted that frustrating quality-control issues persisted with the car. The electrical system and automatic transmission were singled out by some drivers as particularly troubling.

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    DCPop
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    Heater Doesn't Turn Off

    My daugher's 2004 Jetta has what appears to be a common problem. She can't turn off the heat. I've read this is the air mixture door under the dash not closing and a local shop she consulted said th...

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    Val04
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    2004 Jetta

    My jetta made the noise when check engine usually alerts but no icon came up

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    Diane Vanderhoof
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    My Daughter Has A 2004 Jetta 2,0. She Was On Her Way Coming Home And Said T...

    10 views with 1 answer (last answer about a month ago)
    Alyssa Erdman
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    Need Help With Vw Jetta

    Just need a little help with my 05 jetta 2.0 liter. Car start up then after a while just shut off with no Power steering Then try and starts back up again. Stalls out like 6 times yesterday. Replac...

    7 views with 1 answer (last answer about a month ago)
    Alyssa Erdman
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    Jetta Problem

    04 jetta gl 2.0 will start drive for a little then shut off . Then start it again drive for a little then shuts off. Anyone have a idea what that could be?

    10 views with 1 answer (last answer about a month ago)