My 99 Jetta won't start


Asked by Jun 29, 2017 at 09:54 PM about the Volkswagen Jetta

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I drove my 99 jetta 2.0 to the lake last night, i had
the car turned off but I have a very bad habit of
pushing down in the brake whenever I'm sitting in
my car. So when I go to start it it clicks but wouldn't
start so I left it there. This morning my friend and
his brother went to go jump it and drop it off at my
house. Well when they got here with it he said that
it still wouldn't turn in so they had to push it home.
I don't believe that when he jumped it it wouldn't
start. Tonight when I got home from work I go
outside to check out as soon as I opened the door
the lights in the inside came on. I can't start it
because the guy still has my key. I think he's just
trying to make money off of me by trying to tell me
that its something more. Does anyone have an

1 Answer


A battery with low voltage/amerage will allow the lights to work in the car but not enough power to start it. You can check the battery yourself with a volt or multi-meter. Probe the negative and positive terminals. You want to set it to DC voltage and the reading should be over 12V, is at or below, it's time for a new battery. Your local auto parts store can also load test it as well, just remove and have a friend drive you over. Batteries last an average of 3-5 years.

Your Answer

Volkswagen Jetta Experts

  • #1
  • #2
  • #3
    Tom Demyan
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Volkswagen Passat
283 Great Deals out of 26,508 listings starting at $1,500
Used Honda Civic
351 Great Deals out of 51,868 listings starting at $1,200
Used Honda Accord
544 Great Deals out of 93,164 listings starting at $1,495
Used Volkswagen GTI
73 Great Deals out of 6,745 listings starting at $900
Used Volkswagen Golf
73 Great Deals out of 4,666 listings starting at $900
Used Toyota Camry
780 Great Deals out of 71,444 listings starting at $175
Used Toyota Corolla
635 Great Deals out of 65,975 listings starting at $1,599
Used BMW 3 Series
902 Great Deals out of 32,973 listings starting at $1,000
Used Audi A4
191 Great Deals out of 12,353 listings starting at $1,700
Used Nissan Altima
735 Great Deals out of 67,198 listings starting at $750
Used Chevrolet Cruze
555 Great Deals out of 61,218 listings starting at $3,900
Used Volkswagen CC
67 Great Deals out of 2,260 listings starting at $4,400
Used Mazda MAZDA3
197 Great Deals out of 25,836 listings starting at $1,900
Used Ford Focus
391 Great Deals out of 70,809 listings starting at $999
Used Ford Fusion
615 Great Deals out of 59,596 listings starting at $2,300

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.