I'm stranded. My 2001 Volkswagen Jetta will not start. All the lights come on, but the cranking noise stopped as well. What do I do and how can I fix it?

Asked by Sep 14, 2014 at 06:14 PM about the 2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLS VR6

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

This is urgent.

5 Answers

223,745

Call AAA or roadside assistance. Your battery probably died from cranking it too many times

2 out of 2 people think this is helpful.
148,945

Do what Tom said and if you don't have it towed directly to a Dealer or shop to be fixed, It being Sunday, if you just have it brought home, come back here when you can and describe what happened in detail ... and we will be happy to try to help you out with your car

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.

But will the lights and stuff still come on even if the battery is dead?

148,945

No, not if the battery is dead dead but it can be weak and have enough voltage and amperage for lights but it takes much more to crank the engine

8,575

were you driving the car when this happened or did it plain and simply not turn over. I had something simalur where it did not turn over after i parked it. Crawl under the car if you can and check out the wire that goes between the points and the cylanoid. it more then likely has rotted off like mine did. in the picture i provided is the wire that conmanly rots off of the audi and vw starters

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

  • 2010 Jetta Broken Stereo 737 answers

    When I turned on my 2010 Jetta TDI yesterday the stereo system did not turn on. Touch screen is black and doesn't respond at all. I have checked the fuse under the hood and behind the radio, but t...

    2010 Volkswagen Jetta TDI

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • '02 Jetta won't start....security system issue?? 47 answers

    My son just purchased a '02 Jetta. After trying to install a subwoofer system yesterday the car will not start. Car cranks, lights work etc but the car won't fire. Is it possible he tripped the securi...

    2002 Volkswagen Jetta

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • My 2007 VW Jetta just started making a noise. 10 answers

    My 2007 VW Jetta just started making a noise. It sounds like it is revving up and then it goes away. It only happens when my A/C is on and my car is not in gear. So if I'm stopped at a red light. ...

    2007 Volkswagen Jetta Wolfsburg Edition

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • Installed new tranny, Jetta wont start 6 answers

    Bought the car, was a lemon with a bad transmission.. Was at too much of a loss to buy a new car so I replaced it. Drove the car home, during the car ride the check battery light flickered on a few ti...

    2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLS

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

Jetta

Looking for a Used Jetta in your area?

CarGurus has 31,251 nationwide Jetta listings starting at $150.

ZIP:

Search Volkswagen Jetta Questions

Volkswagen Jetta Experts

#1 FordNut
FordNut
Reputation 2,190
#2 Goodwrench707
Goodwrench707
Reputation 2,100
#3 Deathjam4
Deathjam4
Reputation 1,460
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Volkswagen Passat
211 Great Deals out of 20,832 listings starting at $1,800
Used Honda Civic
667 Great Deals out of 77,417 listings starting at $1,000
Used Volkswagen GTI
94 Great Deals out of 6,109 listings starting at $2,299
Used Volkswagen Golf
28 Great Deals out of 2,441 listings starting at $1,500
Used Honda Accord
811 Great Deals out of 81,613 listings starting at $899
Used BMW 3 Series
1,372 Great Deals out of 37,826 listings starting at $1,500
Used Toyota Corolla
873 Great Deals out of 74,424 listings starting at $1,500
Used Audi A4
260 Great Deals out of 11,458 listings starting at $800
Used Toyota Camry
1,091 Great Deals out of 96,268 listings starting at $1,250
Used Nissan Altima
1,087 Great Deals out of 82,558 listings starting at $670
Used Volkswagen Beetle
191 Great Deals out of 8,836 listings starting at $1,500
Used Ford Focus
697 Great Deals out of 58,722 listings starting at $995

Used Cars For Sale

2017 Volkswagen Jetta For Sale
14,265 listings starting at $12,035
2016 Volkswagen Jetta For Sale
36 Great Deals out of 1,491 listings starting at $8,999
2015 Volkswagen Jetta For Sale
71 Great Deals out of 3,415 listings starting at $8,037
2014 Volkswagen Jetta For Sale
124 Great Deals out of 3,712 listings starting at $6,499
2013 Volkswagen Jetta For Sale
81 Great Deals out of 2,021 listings starting at $5,950