Check engine light's flashing on my 2002 Jetta...

Asked by Jul 08, 2012 at 09:14 PM about the 2002 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8T

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

The car shakes when I accelerate but runs fine once I get up to higher speeds. Any ideas? Can I keep driving it?

5 Answers

25

ENGINE MANAGEMENT LIGHT FLASHING NORMALLY INDICATES A MISFIRE DETECTED, YOU NEED TO HAVE THE CAR SCANNED ON A COMPUTER AND RECTIFIED ASAP AS IT COULD RESULT IN YOU DAMAGING YOU CAT CONVERTOR

2 of 2 people found this helpful.
2,535

No ,do not keep driving it as you will damage the catalyst,get it scanned as soon as possible to determine what the problem is.All cars that have OBD II technology also have a warning system for any emission control damaging event,such as misfiring,which more than likely is what the problem is.Coil packs are an issue as well as worn plugs or a leaking valve cover gasket,if the gasket leak is severe enough it fills the tubes that the spark plugs are in and starts causing short circuits in the secondary ignition,as well as wiring issues at the coil packs.So do not delay get it looked at ,soon

2 of 2 people found this helpful.

Thanks for your help! WIll take it in asap.

145

odds are its a misfire, this happened in my 07 jetta. check your coils!!!

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

I heard it might be an axle or cv joint issue. I'll have the coils checked too. Thx.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

Jetta

Looking for a Used Jetta in your area?

CarGurus has 40,941 nationwide Jetta listings starting at $950.

ZIP:

Search Volkswagen Jetta Questions

Volkswagen Jetta Experts

#1 Goodwrench707
Goodwrench707
Reputation 2,210
#2 Deathjam4
Deathjam4
Reputation 1,720
#3 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 1,380
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Volkswagen Passat
265 Great Deals out of 24,442 listings starting at $1,000
Used Honda Civic
656 Great Deals out of 88,603 listings starting at $995
Used Volkswagen GTI
71 Great Deals out of 6,965 listings starting at $1,995
Used Volkswagen Golf
60 Great Deals out of 2,881 listings starting at $1,995
Used Honda Accord
813 Great Deals out of 84,287 listings starting at $1,050
Used Toyota Corolla
785 Great Deals out of 73,830 listings starting at $1,995
Used BMW 3 Series
974 Great Deals out of 31,729 listings starting at $1,000
Used Toyota Camry
1,011 Great Deals out of 90,917 listings starting at $650
Used Audi A4
229 Great Deals out of 10,877 listings starting at $1,899
Used Nissan Altima
1,033 Great Deals out of 81,564 listings starting at $1,200
Used Volkswagen Beetle
167 Great Deals out of 9,557 listings starting at $1,500
Used Ford Focus
546 Great Deals out of 57,171 listings starting at $1,095

Used Cars For Sale

2017 Volkswagen Jetta For Sale
11 Great Deals out of 24,647 listings starting at $10,867
2016 Volkswagen Jetta For Sale
66 Great Deals out of 2,180 listings starting at $9,825
2015 Volkswagen Jetta For Sale
70 Great Deals out of 2,985 listings starting at $7,250
2014 Volkswagen Jetta For Sale
111 Great Deals out of 4,125 listings starting at $4,999
2013 Volkswagen Jetta For Sale
55 Great Deals out of 1,568 listings starting at $4,994

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.