» » » 2006

Resources for the Repair and Maintenance of your 2006 Volkswagen Jetta

2006 Volkswagen Jetta

Image for car images Volkswagen 2005 2010 Volkswagen Jetta size thumb

2006 Volkswagen Jetta Problems

Drive Train -- Verified

Shifting issues due to internal problems in high mileage automatic transmissions can be difficult to resolve without transmission replacement.

Miscellaneous -- Verified

One or more power windows may fail. Our technicians tell us this is commonly due to a failed window regulator which will require replacement.

Drive Train -- Verified

Reverse gear failures and noise in the manual transmission models are common.

Electrical & Lights -- Verified

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 at the engine.

Heating & Air Conditioning -- Verified

Condensation in the heater case may cause a musty odor from the heating, ventilation and AC (HVAC) system after sitting for two hours or more. Our technicians tell us that a cleaner is available for the heater case and the drain system should be checked for debris.

2006 Volkswagen Jetta Recalls (Recent)

Body, Interior & Misc., August 24, 2007

RepairPal Expert Overview:

Volkswagen has recalled 2006 Jetta models with 2.5L engines because they may have a small plastic tab located on the windshield washer fluid reservoir that can chafe against the underhood fuel supply line. Over time, this can lead to fuel leakage and a fire. Dealers will remove the plastic tab from the windshield washer fluid reservoir and will also inspect and replace the underhood fuel supply line if necessary.

Learn more »

Drive Train, June 30, 2009

RepairPal Expert Overview:

Volkswagen has recalled 2006 Jetta models with 2.01 engines because the fastening screw contact surfaces on the driveshaft cover plate may not have been manufactured to factory specifications. Some screws may not have been properly torqued and could loosen over time, even to the point where the driveshaft detaches from the gearbox. If the vehicle is moving when this happens, the damaged gear box could leak oil onto the street, creating a hazard. Dealers will inspect the driveshaft screws and replace the screws free of charge.

Learn more »

Electrical & Lights, October 31, 2007

RepairPal Expert Overview:

The caps to disable the headlight aiming screws may be installed in the incorrect positions. The cap for the horizontal aiming screw may have been installed on the vertical aiming screw. Improperly aimed headlights could cause reduced road visibility, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will install and remove disabling caps as necessary to assure they are in their correct locations. This recall is expected to begin on October 31, 2007. The Volkswagen recall number is Q8.

Learn more »

2006 Volkswagen Jetta Questions and Answers

pau, 2006 Volkswagen Jetta, Diesel, Elk Mound, WI

I just got the Jetta from a Ford Dealer that taken it on trade.It was sold to me as is. The prior owner had a problem with the tranny not shiftng out of lower speeds - The Local VW dealer said it ...

Bert192, 2006 Volkswagen Jetta, 5 Cylinder, Budd Lake, NJ

can not locate fuse location for air conditioning

Bert192, 2006 Volkswagen Jetta, 5 Cylinder, Budd Lake, NJ

unable to locate fuse location for the AC, I checked the interior fuse box but there is no label on back side, checked in manual but does not show a location for Ac unit. Does show location for Hea...

dalmar, 2006 Volkswagen Jetta, Diesel, Paxton, FL

all of the controls in the steering wheel stoped working and the air bag warning light for the drivers side is on, even the horn and the radio controls quit. all fues are good

2006 Jetta 2.5, 2006 Volkswagen Jetta, 5 Cylinder, Warrenton, VA

I have a small oil leak by the vacuum pump, was told the transmission needs to be removed to replace?

2.5 liter....automatic transmission

Write a Review About Your Car

2006 Volkswagen Jetta Reviews

TDI 2006, too many fixes including clutch, door wiring harness, secondary fuel pump, under body rubbers, hoses and motor camshaft

Currently at 214,000 miles had minor issues. Two differant hoses, clutch and sensor for the exhaust. Currently the airbag light is on, been reset once after 3 months back on, dealer claims it the airbag controler but they tested it and is came passed all the tests.

I have replaced the engine after the timing belt leaped off. The radio keeps going into safe mode.VW never gave me the code with the radio. They now cliam to have to remove the radio to get the code. I will not be buying a VW ever again. when this one dies I will park it in front of Mayer VW of Larchmont and leave it there.
The car also locked the doors with my nephew in the car with the car off, while he was in the car seat. We had to break the window. VW says the car it fine.

I have owned my Jetta TDI 2006 since new. This is my second stab and final one at owning a VW Jetta (04 was a disaster). So far I have replaced the following parts;
Rad hoses (twice)
Both cooling fans
Cabin fan (twice)
Fan relay
All 4 wheel bearings
Timing belt and water pump (twice)
Light bulbs by the dozen
Hood closure switch
All brakes
Now it's the door harness and sunroof opening by itself that are the next repairs if I have any money left.

So tell me, where are the supposed savings by owning a TDI vs gas? :(
Good Bye VW

The Volkswagon dealership has always said the check engine light is no big deal ,they dont know whats wrong. The headliner and cooling fans go when the warranty is over. Soon after the a/c compressor follows. Drives great despite being mainly junk.

Recent Repair Estimates