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2011 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen repairs by problem area

Engine (32%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (1%)

Brakes and Traction Control (1%)

Suspension and Steering (3%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (39%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (18%)

Other (6%)

Chart based on 125 repairs.

2011 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen repair cost distribution

$2500+ (0%)

$1000 - $2499 (14%)

$500 - $999 (18%)

$100 - $499 (59%)

< $100 (9%)

Chart based on 22 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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2011 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen 4dr Wagon

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

Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen in New York, United States
Dec 2010 - Jun 2014
Jun 2011

5000 mi
Vehicle stalled. Would not restart or even 'catch'. Dealer replace throttle body said plate was binding  
Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen in Michigan, United States
Jan 2011 - Aug 2015
Dec 2011

12000 mi
Creaking of moonroof over bumps and rattle in moonroof controls. 
Feb 2012

13000 mi
Turbo charge cooler freezes in certain weather conditions, resulting in no-start or stall. 
Sep 2012

22000 mi
Issue with turbo - kinked vacuum line and cracked tube resulted in check engine light, no change in performance. Replaced cracked tube. 
Jul 2013

36700 mi
Multifunction display, clock, and trip odometer reset themselves unrelated to battery. Single occurrence. 
Oct 2013

41300 mi
MFD, gauges, needles, and cabin lighting had strobe effect for one trip. Did not recur. 
Mar 2015

66000 mi
MIL. Dealer diagnosed cause as exhaust flap valve, which is subject to a warranty extension. Repaired under warranty. 
May 2015

69000 mi

US $1900
Internal failure of condenser.  Also had cracked radiator core support and turbo charge cooler mounting bracket. All replaced. 
Aug 2015

71000 mi
Creaking of moonroof over bumps and rattle in moonroof controls were never fixed. I gave up trying. 
Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen in New York, United States
Mar 2011 - Dec 2015
Jun 2011

6000 mi
odometer faulted and stopped working 
Jun 2012

40000 mi
Odometer had stopped working. Dealer replaced instrument cluster. 
Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen in Massachusetts, United States
Mar 2011 - Apr 2014
Sep 2011

10000 mi
Rattle from pano sunroof and rattle under center console. Sunroof readjusted - fixed. Center console rattle - AC lines were bouncing around - lines re-secured - fixed 
Dec 2011

15000 mi
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. 
Jan 2012

17000 mi
Installation of cold weather intercooler package. 
May 2012

24500 mi
panoramic sunroof rattling. Dealer verified - entire sunroof replaced 
Jun 2012

26000 mi
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 

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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
Nov 2010 - Jul 2014
Jan 2012

14440 mi

C $220
Power accessory motor. 
Feb 2012

15340 mi
rear brake light 
Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen in Georgia, United States
Mar 2011 - Sep 2015
Nov 2011

5300 mi
Fuel tank lift pump failed and needed to be replaced 
Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen in Minnesota, United States
Apr 2011 - Jan 2015
Jul 2011

3000 mi
Odometer error message. Then antitheft prevented startup. 
Oct 2011

7000 mi
Windshield wipers stopped working after "hood ajar" light came on. Replaced hood ajar switch. 
Nov 2011

8000 mi
Previous fix of hood latch short didn't work. Replaced latch. 
Jul 2013

24000 mi
TIPS - reset computer 
Jun 2014

36000 mi

US $160
Back passenger window trim was warped, made screeching sound when operating window. 
Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen in Texas, United States
Oct 2010 - Sep 2014
Jun 2011

13000 mi
a/c compressor crashed 
Jun 2013

52000 mi
sunroof stuck open, had to be replaced 
Apr 2014

63000 mi

US $266
Radio died Battery died 

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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
Nov 2010 - Sep 2015
May 2011

17000 mi
check engine light - Evap system failure, no other symptoms. Was able to drive car till part arrived. 
Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen in Newfoundland / Lab., Canada
Jun 2011 - Dec 2015
Oct 2011

3100 mi
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. 
Jun 2014

24800 mi
Left front coil spring broke. No symptoms, found by dealer during routine check. Also required upper strut mount and stabilizer bar link. All replaced under warranty. Panoramic sunroof creaking and popping when open. Dealer lubricated sunroof, is quiet now. 
Sep 2014

25420 mi
Dealer replaced left front gs shock absorber under warranty which was clunking after last repair to suspension. Dealer replaced entire panoramic sunroof assembly under warranty after failed attempts to silence rattles. 
Aug 2015

30560 mi
All four coil springs have now broken and been replaced under warranty. Both upper strut mounts, both stabilizer links and one strut have been replaced. Other than one very loud bang under the car the broken springs were symptom free. Rear ID light failed. Dealer replaced both bulbs, housings and harnesses due to corrosion under warranty. 

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2011 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen Repair Histories

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