The MK5 or A5 platform car consists of the Jetta, Rabbit, GTI, and Jetta SportWagen.The MKV came out as a 2005.5 and finished up with about model year 2010. They had their share of common VW issues too. Today we are talking about their biggest failures from oil leaks, to doorlatches, Brakes, and airbag lights. I am sure I forgot a good amount of issues :)
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~Failing MK5 door latches
~Failing MK5 rear brakes
~Failing MK5 soft touch
~Common MK5 airbag light issues
~Sagging MK5 headliners
~Rapid fire failures, oil leaks, CV boots, camshafts, wheel bearings
~and more

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    • CLas Sick
      CLas Sick

      Hello humbleMechanic I recently got a 2007 Volkswagen jetta 2.5 and am having some problems, this car has almost killed me... do you know of any recalls for this vehicle?

      about 5 days ago
    • HumbleMechanic
      HumbleMechanic In reply to CLas Sick

      There are a few recalls that have been on that car. Grab your VIN and call the local dealer to see what is left open

      about 4 days ago
    • Brian Martin
      Brian Martin

      225,000 on my 2007 Jetta 2.5L (BGP engine). Got the transmission issue and I’m well past the recall mileage, but still drivable. Had the radio replaced when still under warranty because of nothing but digital static while playing any CD, replaced high speed fan, one idler pulley, coolant reservoir, one sticking caliper. Needs valve body replaced or new transmission installed. Only oil leak is at the vacuum pump which I may delete.

      Original parts;
      Wheel bearings
      Alternator
      AC system
      Radiator
      Water pump
      Fuel pump

      Always fed proper oil & nothing but high quality premium grade fuel (with an APR tune which I LOVE.

      I really love my 5-cylinders of fury so much I bought a 2013 B7 Passat with the slush box and the 5-Cylinder. Though the stock radio in my Jetta sounds a LOT better (one of the low-line radios), I do like having steering wheel controls in my Passat...may have to do a retrofit with a new steering wheel on my Jetta with the steering module upgrade lol

      about 12 days ago
    • EvendimataE
      EvendimataE

      fuck why all the cars i like are problematic...rabbit, mini cooper, fiat 500

      about 12 days ago
    • Jody Ayers
      Jody Ayers

      Only having problems with the headliner and the valve body. Gonna be expensive to fix

      about 14 days ago
    • Ashton Herkert
      Ashton Herkert

      3. The soft touch paint peeling issue plagues the audi a4 b6 and b7s

      about 15 days ago
    • Dz Nts
      Dz Nts

      Just ordered a new vacuum pump because it’s leaking so bad, my brakes are shit rn, my headliner is sagging lower than my nuts and my front control arms ( or whatever it is) are creaking like crazy.. still love her tho 😌

      about 15 days ago
    • HumbleMechanic
      HumbleMechanic In reply to Dz Nts

      Yep most likely the front bushings in the front control arms

      about 15 days ago
    • Dz Nts
      Dz Nts In reply to Dz Nts

      But fr tho what do y’all recommend for the creaking noise, heard that the bushings might be worn. Also what should I be replacing in the mk5s brake system.. like brake pads, rotors, or get more in depth like fluid lines and stuff??

      about 15 days ago
    • Craig Monteforte
      Craig Monteforte

      I love your channel and videos my first car was a 1975 Rabbit that had a carbeurator on it that i. Sold to buy a 81 fuel injected model with a blown head gasket i put a new head gasket on it and goy it running but i was too young and dumb to realize that the rings had rusted onto the pistons because of the coolant and water that sat on top of the pistons after the head gasket. Went so eventually the rings made the motor to spin the main bearings and score the crank ? That car always had issues with the Bosch fuel injection and my Dad had scrapped several Volvo wagons. And scrounged. And hoarded parts that. I was stripping to use in my VW , Volvo also used the Bosch. And supposedly. So did Jaguar according to a old VW mechanic we knew ? Ironically my Dads youngest brother my Godfather/ Uncle was a Air Force airplane mechanic in Vietnam, and when he got out of the service Because od all his Turbine training he landed a job with VW/ Audi because they. Were really. Heavy into Turbo charging thr cars as time went on my Uncle wound up becomining a turbine engineer and had a successful career as a Steam Turbine specialist and. Even Jay Leno wound up. Hooking up with my Uncle who Helped build a Turbine for one of Jays steam cars that Jay had found the blueprint drawings for it had turned out to be one of my Uncles career highlights although originally my Uncle thought it was one of his freinds trying to prank him. By talking like Jay Leno on the phone about wanting the part made eventually they did get to meet and Leno was Very cool about taking photos. And signing. Autographs as well as happy to get. The part made he wanted

      about 22 days ago
    • Noe Gaona jr
      Noe Gaona jr

      How do I get my dash to stop flashing SAFE and killing the engine hey

      about 29 days ago
    • daniel manuele
      daniel manuele

      I know this is an older video but would you mind emailing me ? I have an 06 Jetta gli that no one seems to be able to figure out my ac issue. Danmanuelee@gmail.com

      about 1 month ago
    • daniel manuele
      daniel manuele In reply to daniel manuele

      Awesome! Like I said I have a 2006 vw Jetta gli 2.0t. I can’t seem to get the fan/blower to come on. I’ve replaced the blower motor the resistor, the ac control unit and checked all the fuses. When checking the voltages I have power (~12V) coming into the ac control unit but can’t seem to find power coming out of it when controls set to 4. Keep in mind this is a new unit and in fact the 3rd new one I’ve put in. Thanks for the help.

      about 1 month ago
    • HumbleMechanic
      HumbleMechanic In reply to daniel manuele

      Post it here. If I don’t know maybe someone else will

      about 1 month ago
    • Jane Donut
      Jane Donut

      Here's one that has everyone I talk to stumped. Have a 2010 jetta wolfsburg. Changed the headlight bulbs (both were out). After installing new ones, my DRL and headlight controls inverted. Headlights come on automatically when I turn ignition instead of DRL. When I turn on switch meant to turn on headlights, DRL lights come on, but it doesn't cut headlights, they also remain one.

      about 1 month ago
    • Stone B
      Stone B

      My coil spring just snapped

      about 2 months ago
    • HumbleMechanic
      HumbleMechanic In reply to Stone B

      Oh no!

      about 2 months ago
    • djc6394
      djc6394

      Bingo! Headliner sagging on my daughter's 2007 Rabbit. Hub bearing failures - had to replace all four on my daughter's car. Right front smelled like old diff fluid. Brakes look good, but are kind of a PIA to service. Surprisingly, the CV boots were in great shape, so either they had been replaced in the past or VW improved the material vs. MK1-MkIII cars I've worked on in the past. Oil leaks - well, I've never had a VW that didn't leak oil somewhere. I do have a loud whine that sounds like a power steering pump failure. If that is the pulley for the alternator, I hope that is a simple fix. I assume that with a serpentine belt I just need to compress the tensioner to remove the belt and then can work on the pulley.

      about 2 months ago
    • djc6394
      djc6394

      I agree about not being a "hey let's bash VWs." EVERY car has its engineering issues. There are almost always compromises that have to be made. If you understand cars, this is just life with cars.

      about 2 months ago
    • Quindrik
      Quindrik

      just had my cv boot fail yesterday on my Mk5 Gti, ironic i see this video the next day

      about 2 months ago
    • SurvivingMichigan
      SurvivingMichigan

      Even with its issues, I like my MK5 2.5L. The only real bummer is the crappy automatic transmission.

      about 2 months ago
    • john allen
      john allen

      I have had some of those issues with my 2004 Octavia. Door locks. Rear calliper sticks on, hand brake mechanism issues, both sides. Window regulators cable snaps, Bowden cycle cable set up, so far all have been changed.

      about 2 months ago
    • ESPOFF
      ESPOFF

      Hehe, never had a soft touch issue with my Rabbit because all of my knobs and stuff are just gray plastic.

      about 2 months ago
    • Murat Kipel
      Murat Kipel

      Hey mate could you please do the side airbag video, this is the second time mine has had this issue. First time cost me almost 2 grand to fix. If its just some loose connectors, i would like to save my $2000.

      about 3 months ago
    • Murat Kipel
      Murat Kipel In reply to Murat Kipel

      Fyi, i have had 3/5 of these issues. 2006 mk5.

      about 3 months ago
    • cmasupra
      cmasupra

      I have a 2009 Jetta and haven't had ANY of these issues. However, I've had:
      1) A bad weather strip on 1 door from brand new (dealership just replaced it under warranty after trying to re-glue it 3 times and failing)
      2) 5-speed manual transmission problems (half the parts inside my transmission were replaced because of 1 bearing that tore apart)
      3) An annoying rattle from a windshield air vent cover.
      I feel like either VW fixed a lot of the problems you described in later MK5 models or I got lucky with the number of issues (though not the severity of the issues).

      about 3 months ago
    • Muth M Mike
      Muth M Mike

      Here is my email: mmuthiro@gmail.com. thank u so much. Waiting for thine response

      about 3 months ago
    • Muth M Mike
      Muth M Mike

      Hallo sir. I really enjoyed yo videos until I decided to share with u my problem.

      Can u help with this problem which my Automatic TSI 2.0 GOLF 5 having. My car is not starting and gears not shifting from the Parking. It also flashing of Gears(PRNDS) on the board.

      What really happen in short is: after the mechanic replaced 2nd hand DSG due to the the damage o the old one. After the this replacement was done, the car started and moved. After three weeks I came to pay it out and hit the road. B4 they hand it to me, they test it once again in the road an on their way, it reported "CHECK COOLANT STOP." They stopped according to them, then from there when they attempt to start, it didn't start until this day. But if they start it to the starter or at the gear selector cord, it does start but not moving bcos of gears not shifting and fails to indicate even if it shift from P to other gears. What really is the problem sir?

      about 3 months ago
    • MrZimma frame
      MrZimma frame

      A lot of TDI Mk5 Golf/Rabbit with engine code BKD had bad injectors which would cause a lumpy/rough idle, loss of power, poor mpg and more emissions. Not so expensive to replace now as it’s old because you can get a second hand one that’s been salvaged, but a new ones cost well over $700 dollars then labour on top. Some were covered under recall warranty but a lot were not.

      about 3 months ago
    • Drew
      Drew In reply to MrZimma frame

      Hey one thing im noticing the injectors now in bkd are Meant to re do the seals and copper washer with the little clip that holds all togother after 80thou odd.. well they say ha the spray pattern can go because of vacumm leak. Worth trying before lumpying for 4 injector 😑😑

      about 1 month ago
    • MrZimma frame
      MrZimma frame In reply to MrZimma frame

      +HumbleMechanic take a trip to England, when new the injectors here use to coat £550 each which was roughly $725..

      about 3 months ago
    • HumbleMechanic
      HumbleMechanic In reply to MrZimma frame

      There was a time those babies were $500 each for the part. Lol

      about 3 months ago
    • Sia Mean
      Sia Mean

      This is why the germans lost the war.
      The battery has too many covers to remove. The drive belts looks like they are on backwards. ...wheel bolts? Oil leaks at 50k miles, vacuum pump seal, brake booster craps out, simple bulb replacements require removal of entire housing. Timing chains that fail before timing belts compared to other manufacturers. Every winter time the dashboard lights up to remind you of Christmas. Replacing the battery requires an obd2 resert or visit to the dealer. A 5 minute fix on any other car, is like a freaking 1 hour puzzle on a VW.

      about 4 months ago
    • Sia Mean
      Sia Mean

      VW is pure shit. ...and the people who fall I move with them are lying to themselves.

      about 4 months ago
    • HumbleMechanic
      HumbleMechanic In reply to Sia Mean

      Some are. I have owned 8 or so over the years with very few failures.

      about 4 months ago
    • Pedro Henrique Vilar Miranda
      Pedro Henrique Vilar Miranda

      I got all of them ( facepalm) -.-'

      about 4 months ago
    • HumbleMechanic
      HumbleMechanic In reply to Pedro Henrique Vilar Miranda

      Doh

      about 4 months ago
    • Brian Hogan
      Brian Hogan

      I have a Mk5 GTI that has 2 issues. cold start misfires aor a min then idles fine. And secondly my brake pedal goes down but does'nt return. the car sat for a while, and may have had a engine fire when they blew a rod out the side. I have replaced engine and now have he above issues. any help would be good. Thanks

      about 4 months ago
    • Dave G
      Dave G

      They not good cars at all. I have a 2013 100k pure problems never again am going to Toyota.

      about 4 months ago
    • Gary Mathe
      Gary Mathe

      People bitch about the soft touch stuff. What do you expect if your hands are covered in chemicals? I've had so many VAG cars, and not one button or surface ever peeled.

      about 5 months ago
    • Larry Byrd
      Larry Byrd

      Question for HumbleMechanic
      2005 Volkswagen Jetta ECU won't read replace the fuses relays and fuel pump still won't turn over start can you please help me

      about 5 months ago
    • Larry Byrd
      Larry Byrd In reply to Larry Byrd

      +HumbleMechanic yes

      about 5 months ago
    • HumbleMechanic
      HumbleMechanic In reply to Larry Byrd

      Does it have power and ground?

      about 5 months ago
    • Promod2001
      Promod2001

      I bought an 07’ rabbit with the 2.5, aaannnd I had a flywheel replaced at 23k miles, followed by another flywheel and full engine replacement at 29k. Springs broke in the flywheel, terrible design I think, and then the thrust bearing in the engine broke apart and fell into the oil pan causing the crank to walk back and forth, noticeable by some weird clutch pedal action. That rabbit is long gone, and I loved the mkv enough, that I just traded my Chevy truck for a mkv r32! And I love it!

      about 5 months ago