Jetta will not start after going through water puddle

Asked by Apr 22, 2015 at 11:18 PM about the 2007 Volkswagen Jetta Wolfsburg Edition PZEV

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have  a 2007 Jetta with 148K miles ... I went through a very deep water puddle.  Car was running GREAT before the water puddle - now it will not start - it cranks but makes a short grinding sound.  Any ideas?

1 Answer

228,965

Water got into some wiring connections or your engine/transmission. I'd let the car dry out first, then check your oil and transmission fluid for water and possibly change.

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

  • My car is leaking antifreeze 6 answers

    I brought my car to the shop and they can"t find the leak. Is this comment for a Jetta

    2006 Volkswagen Jetta 2.5L

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • 1998 Volkswagen Cabrio won't start 4 answers

    I have a 1998 Volkswagen Cabrio that won't start now. It was having issues starting if it would rain or was damp outside or would stall out in the car wash. If I let it sit to dry out it would star...

    1998 Volkswagen Cabrio 2 Dr GL Convertible

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • Window/roof leak 10 answers

    Has any one found a solution for the small leak in the corner of the roof and window? I have heard it is very ccommon for this model. It can be annoying and I would love to not have to leave a plactic...

    1988 Volkswagen Cabriolet

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • my 93 cabreolet died as though it ran out of gas. wont start now 3 answers

    car died after going through a water puddle on several occassions started up about an hour later. winter timfe I was ppassing a car and drove through a cloud of the fine powder snow the car started...

    1993 Volkswagen Cabriolet Classic

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • car stalls when i go thru a puddle of water 1 answer

    i have a 1988 Honda Accord, and it runs and idles fine all the time except if i go thru a puddle of water, Then the cars will not go faster 30 mph, no matter how hard i push on the accelerator, but ...

    1988 Honda Accord

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

Search Volkswagen Jetta Questions

Volkswagen Jetta Experts

#1 Goodwrench707
Goodwrench707
Reputation 2,120
#2 Deathjam4
Deathjam4
Reputation 1,550
#3 Scott Sr.
Scott Sr.
Reputation 1,350
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Volkswagen Passat
168 Great Deals out of 21,274 listings starting at $1,450
Used Honda Civic
476 Great Deals out of 80,892 listings starting at $558
Used Volkswagen GTI
89 Great Deals out of 5,790 listings starting at $2,300
Used Honda Accord
677 Great Deals out of 82,246 listings starting at $500
Used Volkswagen Golf
28 Great Deals out of 2,262 listings starting at $1,900
Used Toyota Corolla
738 Great Deals out of 74,267 listings starting at $1,991
Used BMW 3 Series
1,062 Great Deals out of 34,784 listings starting at $900
Used Toyota Camry
823 Great Deals out of 90,656 listings starting at $1,300
Used Audi A4
200 Great Deals out of 10,833 listings starting at $1,333
Used Nissan Altima
778 Great Deals out of 77,241 listings starting at $470
Used Mazda MAZDA3
205 Great Deals out of 29,503 listings starting at $1,495
Used Volkswagen Beetle
156 Great Deals out of 8,292 listings starting at $1,200

Used Cars For Sale

2017 Volkswagen Jetta For Sale
3 Great Deals out of 17,596 listings starting at $11,235
2016 Volkswagen Jetta For Sale
39 Great Deals out of 1,793 listings starting at $9,998
2015 Volkswagen Jetta For Sale
46 Great Deals out of 3,284 listings starting at $7,310
2014 Volkswagen Jetta For Sale
92 Great Deals out of 3,700 listings starting at $6,499
2013 Volkswagen Jetta For Sale
58 Great Deals out of 1,678 listings starting at $5,995