Timing Belt Replacement on 2003 Volkswagen Jetta

Just bought a VW Jetta with a 2.0L engine and 69,000 miles.. Does this engine have a timing belt or chain and when does VW RECOMMEND replacement

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It has a belt and the replacement interval is 105,000 miles.
I'd get the timing area inspected though, make sure there are no oil and coolant leak.
Here is the 70,000 mile service:

70000 MI or 112000 KM
Air Bag Systems
Check the air bag system every 12 months, regardless of mileage. Check function / damage.
Brakes and Traction Control
Check for damage/leaks, thickness of pads and brake fluid level.
Shift Interlock, A/T
Check operation including park/neutral position switch.
Washer Fluid
Check fluid level, add if necessary
Engine Oil
Oil Filter, Engine
Rotate Wheels
Rotate front to rear

Good luck with your new car!
thank you...this is very helpful
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The service for a 2003 Jetta timing belt is every 80k miles.
The info from VW:

Vehicle: 2003 Volkswagen Jetta Sedan L4-2.0L (AVH)
Level Maintenance
Service Intervals : 105000 MI or 168000 KM
Engine Oil
Oil Filter, Engine
Timing Belt
Timing Belt Tensioner


85-105k timing belt needs to be replaced,give us a call we can give a free estimate