My husband let a friend drive our 2014 Jetta. It is a 5 speed manual transmission. When the friend brought it back it was smoking, smelled like a burnt vacuum cleaner belt, and is now not drivable

10

Asked by Mar 30, 2016 at 02:48 PM about the 2014 Volkswagen Jetta S

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Can you tell me what the problem is and how to fix it please? thank you

11 Answers

80

Burned the clutch up sounds like

2 out of 2 people think this is helpful.
232,335

Agreed or the serpentine belt is burning from a stuck pulley, but I'd say the clutch, the friend probably didn't know how to drive stick shift.

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.
80

It's not easy if it is clutch take out transmission and have to be very careful to how clutch goes in ID take it to mechanic if that's the case so if its put in backwards it his screw up not yours

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.
10

so i need to replace the clutch?

10

approximately how much would this cost to replace if I take it to a mechanic?

80

It all just depends on the mechanic some won't touch vw because of price of parts and just about everything requires dealer tools. I'd call several that are vw licensed and compare prices

10

thank you for your help.

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.
3,685

I wouldn't jump the gun on this one. I would have the car towed to the dealer. Your insurance most likely will have free towing. Instead of going to some "VW Specialist" who works out of his garage, take it to the dealer. They will charge you $90-$100 but they will know EXACTLY what is wrong with it. This car is new enough that you shouldn't be taking it to just anyone. If were a 2004, sure.. but a 2014.. absolutely not. They warranty the work, if it goes out, you get a loaner while they fix the Jetta. Best of luck!

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.
80

Yeah if it's still under warranty definitely what he says when I say vw tech I don't mean Billy bobs friend that knows a guy that had a cousin I mean somebody that actually knows their stuff with them I wouldn't give up on it they are good cars

9,045

Sounds like a burnt clutch to me as well. A 2014 car should still be pulling a warranty so should be repaired free of charge. Tho if they do charge you any money i would recommend having this friend pay for any damages he did to your car while in his care. and if he does not want to pay thats what a law suit is for. cheers.

9,045

oh and yes vw dealer only if warranty is still good.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

  • 2010 Jetta Broken Stereo 750 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

  • Why wont my car shift out of first gear? 2 answers

    I have an 01 vw jetta GLS AUTOMATIC AND ITS DRIVABLE BUT WILL NOT SHIFT OUT OF FIRST GEAR. WHAT IS WRONG? I was told it was a solenoid and the transmission has been rebuilt.

    2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLS

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • 2010 Volkswagen jetta consuming to much gas 2 answers

    Over the last two weeks i've noticed my jetta is burning through $30.00 of gas in two days. I bought the car three months ago , and I'm not sure why its doing this now. I'm going broke basing this v...

    2010 Volkswagen Jetta

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • EPC light came on and lost all power a week ago, having strange problem now. Help please! 61 answers

    about 1 week ago while I was driving on the freeway my EPC light came on and I had to pull onto the shoulder as I lost all acceleration. After restarting the car I got off the freeway ok (did notice a...

    2003 Volkswagen GTI 1.8T

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • If the timing chain breaks, can you still drive it? 22 answers

    air condition light was blinking. Manual said to turn off, then on again. If light continued to blink then go to dealership. next thing we know is the skid light comes on, the oil light, the chec...

    2008 Toyota Avalon Touring

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

Jetta

Looking for a Used Jetta in your area?

CarGurus has 36,636 nationwide Jetta listings starting at $995.

ZIP:

Search Volkswagen Jetta Questions

Volkswagen Jetta Experts

#1 Goodwrench707
Goodwrench707
Reputation 2,160
#2 Deathjam4
Deathjam4
Reputation 1,610
#3 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 1,350
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Volkswagen Passat
229 Great Deals out of 22,639 listings starting at $900
Used Honda Civic
499 Great Deals out of 87,505 listings starting at $1,499
Used Volkswagen GTI
68 Great Deals out of 6,190 listings starting at $2,000
Used Volkswagen Golf
32 Great Deals out of 2,534 listings starting at $1,850
Used Honda Accord
718 Great Deals out of 86,827 listings starting at $699
Used Toyota Camry
795 Great Deals out of 89,372 listings starting at $249
Used Toyota Corolla
665 Great Deals out of 71,615 listings starting at $600
Used BMW 3 Series
945 Great Deals out of 33,285 listings starting at $1,000
Used Audi A4
186 Great Deals out of 10,733 listings starting at $700
Used Nissan Altima
855 Great Deals out of 78,681 listings starting at $1,677
Used Volkswagen Beetle
162 Great Deals out of 8,607 listings starting at $1,500
Used Volkswagen CC
68 Great Deals out of 3,055 listings starting at $4,099
Used Ford Focus
514 Great Deals out of 55,998 listings starting at $800
Used Mazda MAZDA3
205 Great Deals out of 30,284 listings starting at $1,495
Used Chevrolet Cruze
883 Great Deals out of 78,228 listings starting at $3,797

Used Cars For Sale

2017 Volkswagen Jetta S For Sale
3 Great Deals out of 9,804 listings starting at $10,395
2015 Volkswagen Jetta S For Sale
7 Great Deals out of 664 listings starting at $7,310
2014 Volkswagen Jetta S For Sale
35 Great Deals out of 1,253 listings starting at $5,795
2013 Volkswagen Jetta S For Sale
6 Great Deals out of 263 listings starting at $5,995