02 VW Jetta 5 speed won't start-reset battery works

Asked by Aug 12, 2017 at 01:32 PM about the 2002 Volkswagen Jetta

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Hey guys, question for the experts or vehicle
adepts. I recently bought an 02 Jetta 5speed for
my mom. Drove it fine for... I'd say 4 days,
managed to make a 200 Mile trip to see my
grandmother. Then, the car stalled out, EPC light
came on. My mom got the car to restart, just the
CEL light was on. We brought it back to the dealer
we got it from, they had it for over a week. They
said the fixed the problem, and we picked it up 2
days ago. Ran fine for a whole day. Then we had a
new problem, and I can't figure out what it could
even be.

It didn't start. Engine kept turning, it just wouldn't
start. My mom got it to start after letting it sit for
10 minutes. She drove to work, no problems until
she gets ready to leave and... Didn't start again.
She gets it to start after... Ten minutes or so, drives
home, so I take a look at it. Doesn't start AGAIN. So
I give it a few minutes, still no start. I pull the
battery out, plug it into a charger, battery is full.
Plug battery back in, it runs fine. I think "well that's
odd, let's give it a test drive." Drives fine. We park,
kill the engine, and out of curiosity try to stay it
again. Engine just kept turning, no ignition. I try out
a hunch, disconnect the battery and reconnect it,
car runs fine.

Tried again this morning aaaaaaaand car won't
start, engine keeps turning. I tried jumping it
aaaaand... Yeah no dice. Resetting the battery
works fine though. Any idea what it could be? The
CEL is on someone's when it starts, other times it
isn't.

1 Answer

Update: Apparently unplugging the fuel relay sensor and plugging it back in works, but not permanently.

Your Answer

Volkswagen Jetta Experts

  • #1
    Goodwrench707
    Reputation
    2,460
  • #2
    Deathjam4
    Reputation
    1,950
  • #3
    Scott Sr.
    Reputation
    1,470
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Volkswagen Passat
25 Great Deals out of 605 listings starting at $2,000
Used Honda Civic
295 Great Deals out of 3,143 listings starting at $995
Used Volkswagen GTI
29 Great Deals out of 185 listings starting at $3,995
Used Honda Accord
80 Great Deals out of 910 listings starting at $1,411
Used Volkswagen Golf
60 Great Deals out of 894 listings starting at $2,478
Used Toyota Camry
94 Great Deals out of 2,281 listings starting at $1,781
Used BMW 3 Series
155 Great Deals out of 1,787 listings starting at $2,990
Used Toyota Corolla
253 Great Deals out of 4,072 listings starting at $1,840
Used Audi A4
38 Great Deals out of 590 listings starting at $1,895
Used Nissan Altima
88 Great Deals out of 1,414 listings starting at $1,785
Used Volkswagen Beetle
27 Great Deals out of 293 listings starting at $1,295
Used Ford Focus
87 Great Deals out of 2,605 listings starting at $999

Used Cars For Sale

2017 Volkswagen Jetta For Sale
609 listings starting at $17,500
2016 Volkswagen Jetta For Sale
7 Great Deals out of 151 listings starting at $13,899
2015 Volkswagen Jetta For Sale
25 Great Deals out of 249 listings starting at $10,950
2014 Volkswagen Jetta For Sale
15 Great Deals out of 207 listings starting at $7,990
2013 Volkswagen Jetta For Sale
17 Great Deals out of 371 listings starting at $6,710

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.