I have a 2001 VW Jetta with nearly 70,000 miles. It hasn't given me many problems, but recently it did not pass smog b/c the check engine light was on. I got that checked out, and they thought the air flow sensor was broken (running lean). They replaced it, and the engine light came back on. I took it back and they showed it running rich, and determined that they put the wrong sensor in. They then replaced that. It has been 5 days and the car has run well (previously, it would almost die after I put it into gear after starting cold). Today, I drove home, parked the car, went out 4 hours later to start it, and nothing happened. The lights turn on fine, everything seems charged, but the starter doesn't turn over. I tried to jump it, and nothing happened (don't know if I jumped it wrong or not). It does "click" when I turn the key, but the starter/crank/engine sound is not there. Its just a quiet mechanical click.
I have no idea what to do. Is this related to the sensor? I appreciate any help I can get. I should heeded the consumer reports reviews of this crappy car!
edited to add: this is a 2.0 L (i think) with an automatic engine.
have the same problem?
Sunday, November 11th, 2007 AT 12:59 AM