Volkswagen Jetta Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your Volkswagen Jetta

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Volkswagen Jetta
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594
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1,393
Volkswagen Jetta
$
646
to $
2,398
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$
214
to $
1,080
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$
359
to $
1,268
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160
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331

Volkswagen Jetta Problems

Ignition Coil, Ignition Wires, and Spark Plugs May Fail

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 misfire caused by a failed spark plug wire.

Reverse Gear Failures and Noise in Manual Transmission Models are Common

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

Difficult to Diagnose Electrical Issues Are Typically Due to Ground Issues

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.

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Volkswagen Jetta Questions

How important is the catalytic converter? (1 answer)

I'm looking to purchase a 2006 VW Jetta 2.5 and they brought it to their mechanic and the mechanic said it needs a new catalytic converter. I m wondering how important the cat is. When I test drove the car it seemed to run and sound good. The car has low miles and is at a good price and I don...

catalytic converter replaced 2x only has 100,000 miles (1 answer)

catalytic converter replaced 2x only has 100,000 miles

Why does my key get stuck when I try to turn off my car? (1 answer)

Car keys get stuck in ignition when the my car is on and I try to turn my car off.

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Volkswagen Jetta Recalls

Driver's Frontal Air Bag Inflator Ruptures And Sprays Metal Fragments

The driver's frontal air bag inflator may deploy the air bag with excessive pressure, resulting in the inflator rupturing and causing metal debris to be sprayed onto vehicle occupants. Dealers will replace the driver's frontal air bag inflator free of charge to resolve the concern.

Brake Power Assist Failure

The brake power assist function may fail due to failure of the camshaft lobe that drives the brake vacuum pump. Dealers will repair affected vehicles free of charge (the repair procedure is not available as of the time of this writing) to resolve the concern.

Occupant Detection System Does Not Work Properly

The passenger seat occupant detection system may not function properly, resulting in the passenger frontal air bag not operating as it should in an accident. Dealers will replace the passenger occupant detection system control module free of charge to resolve the concern.

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Volkswagen Jetta Reviews

I bought my car from a private owner and my car has many problems like it ac fans or need new front fan both of them, needs a transmission,need passenger Door handle, needs abs ligth repair, brake fluid have be flush out, left signal light need to be repair, Driver side bearing need repair,driver side door handle need be repair. inside fabric needs be replace. front windshield needs be replace....
I bought the car 02/07/15 and like 3 months later had to be towed to dealer for catalic converter to be changed. It was deffective. Three weeks later had to be towed again for a fuel injector to me changed. It took the dealer about a week to repair, but after that its been good. I guess, if its man made it can't be perfect.
car has automatic transmission. For this reason, the starter is hidden under the exhaust manifold and burns out about every 25/30 thousand miles. At about 130.000 miles, hit a maintenance period in wear, with radiator replacement/starter replacement/water pump leakage/idle air control valve replacement. The on board computer can only be read by a VW/MB and BMW dealer. The car is a Mexico bui...

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