Maintenance intervals, technical specs, recalls for a4 late 1999-2003 jetta tdi

  1. Fluid changes/maintenance intervals
  2. Technical Specs
  3. Featured equipment/safety ratings
  4. Recalls and Technical service bulletins

Did you just buy this car?  See 1000q: new owner of mk4 to see common issues and service areas.

Fluid changes/maintenance intervals

Maintenance intervals: above all else, refer to your owner's manual for more detailed specifications, warnings, and notices

Light bulbs: refer to light bulb replacement reference table

Available colors and touch up paint: refer to OEM paint codes

Engine oil:


Brake fluid:

Clutch fluid:

Automatic transmission fluid

Power steering fluid

Manual transmission fluid

Fuel filter

Timing belt

Air intake filter

Cabin air filter

Brakes/rotors/rear wheel bearings

Other misc. maintenance: 

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a4 technical specs




Engine hp 90@3750 Engine torque (ft lbs) 155@1900
Engine spec I-4 Drive wheels front
Curb  weight (lbs) 2873 Brakes disc
Fuel economy-auto 34/45 Fuel economy-manual 42/49
Fuel capacity (gal) 14.5 Est. highway range (mi) 493-609/652-710
Body style  4 door Misc. info

Length (in) 172 Wheel base (in) 99
Height (in) 57 Max seating 5
Front head room (in) 39 Rear head room (in) 37
Front leg room (in) 41 Rear leg room (in) 33
Luggage room (cu ft) 13

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Late 1999 a4 jetta Standard equipment/features


Safety Features

Antilock Brakes: Standard Four Wheel Antilock Brakes: Standard
Depowered Airbag: Standard Passenger Airbag: Standard
Head Airbag: Not Available Side Airbag: Standard
Child Safety Seats: Not Available Traction Control: Not Available
Stability Control: Not Available
Crash Test Results

NHTSA Ratings  
Passenger: Excellent  
Driver: Excellent  
Side Impact Front: Good  
Side Impact Rear: Good  
Rollover Rating: Not Tested  
NHTSA: Excellent, Good, Average, Poor, Very Poor, Not Tested
IIHS Ratings  
Crash Offset: Acceptable  
Bumper Bash: Good  



Atlantic Blue Metallic Bright Green Metallic
Canyon Red Metallic Cool White
Cosmic Green Metallic Desert Wind Metallic
Futura Yellow Metallic Silver Arrow Metallic
Tornado Red


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Recalls and TSBs

1999.5 late Jetta

2000 Jetta

2001 Jetta

2002 Jetta

2003 Jetta

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