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Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen Problems and Repair Histories

348 TrueDelta members own a 2000 or newer Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen. 156 of these members (44.8%) have reported repairs for their car. A total of 334 repairs to Volkswagen Jetta SportWagens--an average of 1 per vehicle--have been reported.

See our lemon odds and nada odds page for more details. To see how frequently Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.

Want to read about specific problems behind these stats? Jump to the Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen problem descriptions below.

Don't infer Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen problem frequency from what you see on this page. Many lucky owners have had no repairs, and their cars are not shown.

Percentage of Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen repairs by problem area

37% of the Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen repairs were to the engine, 4% to the transmission, 2% to the brakes, 3% to the suspension, 29% to the electrical or air-conditioning systems, 16% to the body and trim, and 8% to other areas of the vehicle.

Chart based on 334 repairs.

Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen repair cost distribution

Of the Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen repairs that were not covered by warranty and were not do-it-yourself repairs, 12% cost less than $100, 55% between $100 and $499, 20% between $500 and $999, and 14% between $1000 and $2499.

Chart based on 51 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.
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Repair costs are in local units.

2010 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen 4dr Wagon

turbocharged 140hp 2.0L I4 Diesel 6-speed manual FWD

Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen in Michigan, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Sep 2009 0    
3000 0 Instrument cluster mask had a rattle. Dealer added 'flocking' tape. Rattle occurs less often, but still will occasionally make noise 
9000 0 Bluetooth module would not work (no power) on intermittent ignition cycles. Problem appeared to occur more often in hotter weather. Dealership replaced module under warranty. 
11000 0 Sunroof would shudder when closing. Dealer recreated problem and fixed by cleaning and lubricating the sunroof guide rails. Rear passenger door lock would sometimes not unlock with rest of doors. Dealer recreated issue and replaced lock box in door. 
13000 0 Trim panel on rear of Rear passenger door handle came loose. Dealership re-attached. 
49500 100 Check engine light came on. Took to dealer and found that Exhaust Flap was stuck open. Part was replaced, covered under extended warranty. My deductible was $100, total cost was about $680 
76000  

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2009 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen 4dr Wagon

turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4 6-speed automated manual FWD

Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen in Wisconsin, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
May 2009 5000    
8000 0 Rattle in passenger door 
14300 0 engine killed while driving at low speed. could not restart. towed. replaced fuel control module 
 

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2009 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen 4dr Wagon

turbocharged 140hp 2.0L I4 Diesel 6-speed manual FWD

Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen in California, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Mar 2009 0    
11000 0 Defective unit in Compass. Ordered part installed. Compass works fine now. 
51000 275 Replace glow plug. 
77000  

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2009 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen 4dr Wagon

turbocharged 140hp 2.0L I4 Diesel 6-speed automated manual FWD

Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen in British Columbia, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
May 2009 1860    
8060 0 The panoramic sunroof switch malfunctioned. First it was stuck open, then jiggled it 'til it closed and didn't touch it again until I got it to a dealer (not my dealer as I'm on a very long road trip). They were able to reset it, and it now works well. 
18600 0 Front passenger seat belt locks in place inappropriately. 
40700 0 The tiny electric motor that locks and unlocks the fuel flap had to be replaced. It was covered by warranty. 
65720  
Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen in Virginia, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Dec 2008 0    
16300 0 Symptoms: harsh shifting. Mechatronics unit (unit that controls DSG shifting) replaced under warranty. 
17000 0 Cabin heater fan failed in speeds 1-3. Resistor for fan motor replaced.  
35000 0 Noisy lower control arm bushings replaced 
74000  
Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen in Alaska, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Nov 2008 0    
3000 0 Diesel engine particulate filter clogged. Cleared by driving at constant slow speed to burn off particulates. 
10000 0 For a car with only 7 months of driving, and only 10k miles on paved roads, the paint is terrible. Lots of chips and swirl marks. The swirl marks did not come off with Meguiar's swirl remover. VWOA said paint is NOT covered under warranty. I'm VERY sad.  
31000 0 Door locks on rear doors not working, so the alarm system also did not work. Dealer replaced both rear door locks. Both dealer and several websites note that this is a common problem. I also had the Engine Control Unit ECU reflashed. 
32000 0 Rear wiper and washer along with front washer and cabin fan suddenly stopped working. All fuses checked OK. Dlr reported the "Body Control Unit" was in need of replacement. Replacing corrected all problems.  
40300 50 Engine light on for emissions problem after a collision. Body shop did work and repair shop cleaned oxygen sensor. 
61000 250 Oxygen sensor was replaced. Part of the emissions system. 
63000  

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