Tachometer and heat on my feet while driving

Asked by May 17, 2018 at 09:38 PM about the 2008 Volkswagen Jetta 2.5

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Every time I drive my car and finally put it in park I have to
turn my car off because my car sounds like I'm pressing on
the gas and my tachometer  goes up and down.. and
sometimes while I'm driving the feet area on the driver side
gets warm out of no where. Can someone help me please?

1 Answer

39,715

If this only happens in idle, it may be a bad idle air control system. You should check and see if car is setting an OBD code. (auto parts stores will check for you for free, or take it to a shop). Most of the time high idle from the idle air control is due to leaking vacuum, from and number of sources: EGR valve, PCV valve, leaking air intake after the throttle body, damaged/failed/dirty throttle body, or failed IAC or IAC circuit.

Your Answer:

Volkswagen Jetta Experts

  • #1
    Goodwrench707
    Reputation
    3,000
  • #2
    Deathjam4
    Reputation
    2,530
  • #3
    Scott Sr.
    Reputation
    1,600
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Volkswagen Passat
21 Great Deals out of 700 listings starting at $3,500
Used Honda Civic
112 Great Deals out of 4,680 listings starting at $1,888
Used Honda Accord
32 Great Deals out of 1,781 listings starting at $1,998
Used Volkswagen GTI
24 Great Deals out of 289 listings starting at $5,428
Used Volkswagen Golf
58 Great Deals out of 1,352 listings starting at $2,895
Used Toyota Camry
31 Great Deals out of 1,945 listings starting at $1,995
Used Toyota Corolla
80 Great Deals out of 4,262 listings starting at $3,250
Used BMW 3 Series
111 Great Deals out of 2,164 listings starting at $1,500
Used Audi A4
27 Great Deals out of 706 listings starting at $1,995
Used Nissan Altima
39 Great Deals out of 1,341 listings starting at $1,995
Used Mazda MAZDA3
64 Great Deals out of 3,676 listings starting at $2,499
Used Hyundai Elantra
93 Great Deals out of 4,380 listings starting at $2,254
Used Volkswagen Tiguan
35 Great Deals out of 1,664 listings starting at $5,995
Used Volkswagen CC
6 Great Deals out of 124 listings starting at $5,888

Used Cars for Sale

2019 Volkswagen Jetta For Sale
4 Great Deals out of 735 listings starting at $20,885
2017 Volkswagen Jetta For Sale
11 Great Deals out of 308 listings starting at $14,800
2016 Volkswagen Jetta For Sale
9 Great Deals out of 156 listings starting at $12,222
2015 Volkswagen Jetta For Sale
9 Great Deals out of 359 listings starting at $7,495

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. Content will be removed if CarGurus becomes aware that it violates our policies.