Shifting issues due to internal problems in high mileage automatic transmissions can be difficult to resolve without transmission replacement.
Resources for the Repair and Maintenance of your 2006 Volkswagen Jetta
2006 Volkswagen Jetta
2006 Volkswagen Jetta Problems
One or more power windows may fail. Our technicians tell us this is commonly due to a failed window regulator which will require replacement.
Reverse gear failures and noise in the manual transmission models are common.
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.
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)
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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.
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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.
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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.
2006 Volkswagen Jetta Questions and Answers
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 ...
can not locate fuse location for air conditioning
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...
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 Volkswagen Jetta Reviews
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)
All 4 wheel bearings
Timing belt and water pump (twice)
Light bulbs by the dozen
Hood closure switch
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.
I bought a 2006 Value Edition new and have had a number of problems, but most were covered by the 5 year warranty. The first problem was the rubber coating on the radio bubbling up, but warranty replaced it. Next was the headliner falling out, warranty fixed. Then trunk latch quit working, covered by warranty.And then the catalytic converter, also covered. After the warranty expired the driver window was having trouble going uo and down. VW said they would gladly replace it for $500. I managed to fix it with some $2.00 wire connectors and some online help. I think the auxilary fan went out and that cost about $500. And now something is wrong with the cv boots. But I have 97,000 miles on it and it still runs like new,although it does take 10 minutes for the a/c to cool. Overall I like it, it is the best car I have owned.