Why does my cat shake/stutter?

Asked by Apr 28, 2017 at 11:31 AM about the 2011 Volkswagen Jetta SE

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

My car shakes when I try to accelerate and my rpm jumps  
or feels like it struggles to go up hill. It also stutters while
backing up. At times it even feels like it wants to to turn
off. Just got an oil change, had new new spark plugs and
air filter put in. The problems still there anyone know what
this could be

3 Answers

83,115

Manual or automatic? I suspect a transmission problem if it has an automatic transmission or a clutch problem if it has a manual.

Yes automatic, what sort of transmission problem can it be?

83,115

I would first check the transmission fluid level and if low add some. If the fluid is not a healthy looking pink have the fluid and filter changed. If the fluid is brown and smells burnt you are probalby due for a rebuild of the transmission. You can also have a transmission shop check it out.

Your Answer

Jetta

Looking for a Used Jetta in your area?

CarGurus has 37,827 nationwide Jetta listings starting at $760.

ZIP:

Volkswagen Jetta Experts

  • #1
    Goodwrench707
    Reputation
    2,480
  • #2
    Deathjam4
    Reputation
    1,970
  • #3
    Tom Demyan
    Reputation
    1,500
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Volkswagen Passat
468 Great Deals out of 25,282 listings starting at $1,200
Used Honda Civic
711 Great Deals out of 64,281 listings starting at $999
Used Volkswagen GTI
129 Great Deals out of 6,966 listings starting at $1,700
Used Honda Accord
1,126 Great Deals out of 66,982 listings starting at $561
Used Volkswagen Golf
125 Great Deals out of 4,205 listings starting at $1,800
Used Toyota Camry
962 Great Deals out of 91,651 listings starting at $300
Used Toyota Corolla
942 Great Deals out of 60,989 listings starting at $850
Used BMW 3 Series
1,081 Great Deals out of 34,183 listings starting at $1,000
Used Audi A4
309 Great Deals out of 12,378 listings starting at $1,899
Used Nissan Altima
1,132 Great Deals out of 80,068 listings starting at $1,500
Used Mazda MAZDA3
389 Great Deals out of 26,967 listings starting at $899
Used Volkswagen CC
80 Great Deals out of 2,651 listings starting at $2,001
Used Chevrolet Cruze
917 Great Deals out of 61,346 listings starting at $2,900
Used Volkswagen Beetle
204 Great Deals out of 8,677 listings starting at $1,500
Used Ford Fusion
968 Great Deals out of 65,147 listings starting at $888

Used Cars For Sale

2017 Volkswagen Jetta SE For Sale
7 Great Deals out of 2,386 listings starting at $13,295
2015 Volkswagen Jetta SE For Sale
4 Great Deals out of 117 listings starting at $9,000
2014 Volkswagen Jetta SE For Sale
13 Great Deals out of 370 listings starting at $6,511
2013 Volkswagen Jetta SE For Sale
8 Great Deals out of 189 listings starting at $5,995

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.