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1997 Volkswagen Jetta Repair and Maintenance Costs

A guide to repairs, service, and maintenance costs for your 1997 Volkswagen Jetta

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The national average repair and maintenance cost for a 1997 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
1997 Volkswagen Jetta
scores in the least expensive range of all car models for average repair and maintenance costs
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33
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- average of all models
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$523
Annual Repair Cost
on average
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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.
Overall (2 Reviews)
Body, Interior & Misc.
Brakes
Drive Train
Electrical & Lights
Engine
Exhaust & Emissions
Heating & Air Conditioning
Suspension & Steering
July 05, 2010
1997 Volkswagen Jetta
It drives good but there is no room enough inside. the air conditioning does not work properly.
May 18, 2009
1997 Volkswagen Jetta
I bought my 97 VW Jetta GLS used a little over a week ago from a mechanic. He had replaced the transmission (as I understand is a relatively common problem with these cars). I downgraded to this ca...