Car won't crank

Asked by Mar 19, 2017 at 04:10 PM about the 2008 Volkswagen Jetta 2.5

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

My 2008 2.5 Jetta will not start. The battery is
brand new, there is gas and oil in it and it won't turn
over. I was able to put the car in neutral and it
cranked up. I drove it around and let it run for a
while and then I turned it off and try to crank it
back up and it's giving me the same issue. It won't
even crank when it is in neutral now. When I turn
the key all the lights come on no problem. I'm not
exactly sure what's going on. It also has a new
starter on it. Can anybody please answer this
question for me? Thanks

1 Answer

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Sounds like it may be the neutral safety switch, either it is bad, or just in need of adjustment.

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