02 Jetta loses power when gas low..??

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02 Jetta loses power when gas low..??

Postby Sprinkles » Wed Jun 23, 2010 3:49 pm

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I have the wife driving a 2002 Jetta (GLS). It's developed a little problem. When the gas gets down to about 1/4 tank or less, the car sporadically looses power. It's as if you've hit the max speed and the governor switch kicks in and drops acceleration and power. It can last for about 5 seconds, and then the power returns. If you keep your foot on the gas, it's as though nothing is happening! It's not safe, that's for sure - being on a freeway and loosing power for that long is risky at best!

Anyway, does anyone have any insight into this?? I have a few ideas, but was hoping someone on here might have some expertise/experience with this. Thanks!@!

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