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1998 Volkswagen Jetta Repair and Maintenance Costs

A guide to repairs, service, and maintenance costs for your 1998 Volkswagen Jetta

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The national average repair and maintenance cost for a 1998 Volkswagen Jetta is between $471 and $576 per year. Repair and maintenance costs vary depending on age, mileage, location and service provider.

Repair Cost Index Score
33
1998 Volkswagen Jetta
scores in the least expensive range of all car models for average repair and maintenance costs
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39
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$523
Annual Repair Cost
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An ignition coil or spark plug may fail unexpectedly resulting in an engine misfire and possible illumination of the Check Engine Light. Vehicles equipped with spark plug wires may also develop a m...
Electrical issues that are difficult to diagnose—and sometimes intermittent—are typically due to ground wiring issues. The most troublesome ground locations are under the battery or a...
Reverse gear failures and noise in the manual transmission models are common.
CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH 2.8L VR6 ENGINES FAIL TO COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF...
ON SOME PASSENGER VEHICLES, THE FUEL TANK FILLER NECK CAN SUFFER ABRASION DAMAGE IF THE REAR TIRE...
Overall (4 Reviews)
Body, Interior & Misc.
Brakes
Drive Train
Electrical & Lights
Engine
Exhaust & Emissions
Heating & Air Conditioning
Suspension & Steering
January 12, 2011
1998 Volkswagen Jetta
I bought my 1998 Jetta 2.0L M/T with 105,000 miles on it in 2001. Now in January of 2011 it has 228,000 on it. Regular maintenance has kept it on the road, and I still get 29 mpg. Electrically t...
January 15, 2010
1998 Volkswagen Jetta
My Jetta is great. I have had it forever and not many problems ever go on. It is easy to drive and maintain.
September 01, 2009
1998 Volkswagen Jetta
I bought this car a little under 5 years ago. in the intervening time I've put almost 150,000 miles on my jetta, and not the old lady driving back and forth to the market to get Wheatabix kind of ...