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2004 Volkswagen Jetta Sedan GL 4dr Sedan Manual

2004 Volkswagen Jetta Sedan
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Front Wheel Drive, 4 Door Sdn, Compact
24 mpg city / 31 mpg hwy
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December 23, 2011, 2:39 pm

Somer S
 

Question: Car will not move forward when I let off gas.

I have a 2011 VW Jetta sedan and when I come to a stop sometimes, usually after getting off the highway, the car will feel like it's trying to take off and not actually move. When I let off the gas it doesn't move forward and then I give it gas and it doesn't move forward. I have to put it in park to make it stop misbehaving and then put it back into drive for it to act normal. Any ideas?


December 26, 2011, 9:07 pm

Elizabeth K
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When you say it won't move, do you mean that the engine will rev up and the transmission doesn't seem to engage (called a 'slipping transmission') or does the engine stumble or hesitate?


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