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2011 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen Problems and Repair Histories

80 TrueDelta members own a 2011 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen. 29 of these members (36.3%) have reported repairs for their car. A total of 62 repairs to 2011 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagens--an average of 0.8 per vehicle--have been reported.

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Don't infer 2011 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 2011 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen repairs by problem area

37% of the 2011 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen repairs were to the engine, 2% to the brakes, 47% to the electrical or air-conditioning systems, 10% to the body and trim, and 5% to other areas of the vehicle.

Chart based on 62 repairs.

2011 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen repair cost distribution

Of the 2011 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen repairs that were not covered by warranty and were not do-it-yourself repairs, 13% cost less than $100, 63% between $100 and $499, 13% between $500 and $999, and 13% between $1000 and $2499.

Chart based on 8 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.

2011 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen 4dr Wagon

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

Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen in New York, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Dec 2010 0    
5000 0 Vehicle stalled. Would not restart or even 'catch'. Dealer replace throttle body said plate was binding  
28000  
Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen in Michigan, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jan 2011 0    
12000 0 Creaking of moonroof over bumps and rattle in moonroof controls. 
13000 0 Turbo charge cooler freezes in certain weather conditions, resulting in no-start or stall. 
22000 0 Issue with turbo - kinked vacuum line and cracked tube resulted in check engine light, no change in performance. Replaced cracked tube. 
36700 0 Multifunction display, clock, and trip odometer reset themselves unrelated to battery. Single occurrence. 
41300 0 MFD, gauges, needles, and cabin lighting had strobe effect for one trip. Did not recur. 
48000  
Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen in New York, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Mar 2011 0    
6000 0 odometer faulted and stopped working 
40000 0 Odometer had stopped working. Dealer replaced instrument cluster. 
65000  
Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen in Massachusetts, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Mar 2011 3000    
10000 0 Rattle from pano sunroof and rattle under center console. Sunroof readjusted - fixed. Center console rattle - AC lines were bouncing around - lines re-secured - fixed 
15000 0 Frozen intercooler pipe causing no start condition. Cold weather intercooler kit ordered. This is a known issue by VW; apparently Massachusetts is not a cold enough environment to require this kit from manufacturer. 
17000 0 Installation of cold weather intercooler package. 
24500 0 panoramic sunroof rattling. Dealer verified - entire sunroof replaced 
26000 0 Odometer stopped operating while car was driving. Car was shutoff when stopped attempting to "re-boot" system. Immobilizer autoactivated rendering car unable to run (it did not recognize the key). 2nd tow required since purchase May 2011 
66000  

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2011 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
Nov 2010 0    
14440 220 Power accessory motor. 
15340 0 rear brake light 
29140  
Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen in Georgia, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Mar 2011 0    
5300 0 Fuel tank lift pump failed and needed to be replaced 
26000  
Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen in Minnesota, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Apr 2011 0    
3000 0 Odometer error message. Then antitheft prevented startup. 
7000 0 Windshield wipers stopped working after "hood ajar" light came on. Replaced hood ajar switch. 
8000 0 Previous fix of hood latch short didn't work. Replaced latch. 
24000 0 TIPS - reset computer 
32000  
Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen in Texas, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Oct 2010 1000    
13000 0 a/c compressor crashed 
52000 0 sunroof stuck open, had to be replaced 
56000  

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2011 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen 4dr Wagon

170-horsepower 2.5L I5 5-speed manual FWD

Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen in Georgia, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Nov 2010 0    
17000 0 check engine light - Evap system failure, no other symptoms. Was able to drive car till part arrived. 
108000  
Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen in Newfoundland / Lab., Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jun 2011 0    
3100 0 Driver's side wiper blade was striking the A pillar when the wipers were set on high speed. Dealer repositioned the wiper arm on the shaft and solved problem. 
23560  

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