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2011 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen repairs by problem area

Engine (31%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (1%)

Brakes and Traction Control (2%)

Suspension and Steering (4%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (36%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (20%)

Other (6%)

Chart based on 140 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

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Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen in Connecticut, United States
Aug 2015 - Sep 2015
Sep 2015

89000 mi

US $100
Radio died 

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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 Hampshire, United States
Mar 2011 - Sep 2012
Dec 2011

32000 mi

US $2000
Intercooler icing issue. Intercooler Iced. Installed cold weather kit. 
Aug 2012

59000 mi
Air Conditioning stopped working. Fan works, but blows warm air. Described by dealership as a leaking line. Replaced under warranty. 
Sep 2012

59000 mi

US $950
Instrument Cluster failed. Odometer flashed "error". Car failed to start. "Key not recognized" failure. Dealership diagnosed as failed instrument cluster. At 15 months old, and 59,000 miles. 
Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen in Kansas, United States
Sep 2013 - Jun 2016
Dec 2015

75000 mi

US $12
Wiring to turbo boost pressure sensor broke because the factory wiring loom wasn't long enough and wire gage was too small. Soldered extended leads with preinstalled connectors. Wire bought at vw dealership. 
Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen in Ontario, Canada
Sep 2012 - Mar 2016
May 2014

47120 mi
Panoramic sunroof. Rails replaced Panoramic sunroof Fuel filter replaced due to leak 
Aug 2015

69800 mi
Rust on trim. Supposed to be 12 yr warranty. VW did not fix 
Sep 2015

71300 mi
Continued problem with sunroof Water leaking from sunroof drains 
Nov 2015

74060 mi

C $300
Sunroof drains replaced 
Jan 2016

75820 mi
Replaced sunroof drains, again 
Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen in New York, United States
Nov 2010 - Jun 2016
Feb 2012

27300 mi
Starter failed. 
Jan 2014

77000 mi
Exhaust 
Oct 2014

89000 mi

US $345
Oxygen sesor in muffler system 
Jun 2015

110000 mi

US $600
Exhaust flap - covered under warranty extended by VW. dealer said the compressor was faulty, and would cost between $1000 - 3000. to repair. Took to an independent repair station after reading online that RCV switch is usually the cause of the problem. Repaired for $101. 
Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen in Massachusetts, United States
Dec 2010 - Dec 2013
Apr 2013

21300 mi
Engine light on, failed inspection due to issue with exhaust system. I do not know what, exactly, was wrong; as it was covered by warranty, and was repaired correctly, I didn't really care. 
Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen in Minnesota, United States
Oct 2012 - Oct 2015
Jun 2014

26000 mi
Leaking seal replaced Turbo oil line leak 
May 2015

34000 mi

US $225
Turbo oil line leak, again. Replaced full line for $290, refunded previous $75 charge for seal Odometer module failure. Error code began at dealer. They replaced and calculated that we had 37,000 miles on a car with under 31,000. So about $500 in extra depreciation. Thanks, VW! They've paid half of the $600 charge (so far). 
Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen in New Hampshire, United States
Mar 2011 - Mar 2016
Dec 2014

59000 mi

US $250
Factory RCD 510 premium 8 radio failed. Replaced with salvaged unit from a newer model year. 
Sep 2015

71000 mi

US $120
Replaced broken door lock actuator. 
Nov 2015

74000 mi
Airbag light was illuminated and fuse was blown. Wiring harness under passenger seat was not properly strain relieved and rubbing on seat frame. Repaired chafed wires and tied down the harness. It's unclear why the harness was not tied down. 
Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen in Indiana, United States
Mar 2012 - Apr 2014
Oct 2013

60000 mi

US $210
Rusted rotors causing vibration under breaking 
Apr 2014

70000 mi

US $750
Odometer portion of dash information center stopped working with an error. the in dash info center is being replaced due to failing circuit board. 
Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen in Tennessee, United States
May 2013 - Feb 2015
Oct 2013

42000 mi
Tire pressure sensor reading "Check Tire Pressure" after tires fully inflated 
Apr 2014

47500 mi
Rattle/creak coming from the moonroof when going over any sized bump. Dealer said they tightened bolts to fix, exactly the same as before though. To.Be.Continued... 
May 2014

48000 mi
Moonroof rattling over bumps. Car kept by dealer for almost a month; they even called in the traveling service "expert." Still rattling... About to lose it. 
Jan 2015

56000 mi
HPFP Failure, entire diesel fuel system replaced. Selling the car ASAP before this happens again off-warranty. 
Feb 2015

56000 mi
Sunroof rattle never fixed. According to VW it didn't exist. :) 
Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen in Massachusetts, United States
Jan 2012 - Feb 2012
Feb 2012

15000 mi
Fuel leak found at 10k mile oil change. They cleaned it up and applied the recall. So far so good. 
Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen in Massachusetts, United States
Mar 2011 - Apr 2016
Dec 2011

27000 mi
diesel fuel gelled in system 
Jan 2014

80000 mi
injector 
Dec 2015

119000 mi

US $1100
Intake motor. Timing belt. Water pump. General tune up 
Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen in Maryland, United States
Jan 2011 - Mar 2014
Jan 2012

28700 mi
Frozen intercooler prevented car starting after a wet cold day, on a warm humid day. Well-known problem with this engine, witha TSB issued, but plausible deniability by lazy dealer, because the "car now starts". 
Apr 2012

34000 mi
Music system shuts off/starts by itself; Forgets Bluetooth pairings! 
Jan 2013

50000 mi

US $175
Turbo Intake hose 'kinked' and popped loose while on the freeway leasing to loss of power and 'limp mode' that allowed me to drive to my mechanic. Code showed air charge loss, leading to correct fix. Disappointing on a new car, though. 
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 
Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen in Washington, United States
Jul 2012 - May 2016
May 2016

48000 mi

US $1000
Sunroof leaking. New gasket was placed (different design but not a recall, unbelievably) 
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
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 New York, United States
Mar 2011 - Mar 2016
Jun 2011

6000 mi
odometer faulted and stopped working 
Jun 2012

40000 mi
Odometer had stopped working. Dealer replaced instrument cluster. 
Feb 2016

95000 mi
Exhaust pressure valve was sticking. This was covered under a factory extended warranty. 
Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen in New York, United States
Dec 2014 - Dec 2014
Jun 2014

95000 mi
Check engine light came on and was diagnosed as a faulty or stuck exhaust flap. VW replaced this under a special "extended" warranty program for that particular part. No cost out of pocket 
Sep 2014

105000 mi

US $350
HAD TO PURCHASE NEW RADIO WAS NOT COVERED UNDER WARRANTY 

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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 Colorado, United States
Jan 2011 - Mar 2016
Oct 2014

70300 mi

US $229
Combined glow-plug/pressure sensor in one cylinder failed, leading to check engine light. Engine performance was unaffected. Glow-plug replaced, resolving problem. 
May 2015

76000 mi

US $250
A/C began to fail to cool intermittently. Diagnosed as low refrigerant due to leak through schraeder valve. Valve replaced and refrigerant charged. 
Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen in Michigan, United States
Jun 2016 - Jun 2016
Jun 2016

72000 mi

US $900
broken spring, drivers side 
Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen in North Carolina, United States
Jan 2014 - Jul 2015
Jul 2014

35300 mi
Sunroof was leaking on front passenger corner. Dealer reported the problem as a worn seal in the firewall. 
Sep 2014

38000 mi
Sunroof was leaking on front passenger corner. Dealer reported the problem as a kinked A/C condenser drain line. 
Oct 2014

39300 mi
Sunroof was leaking on front passenger corner. Dealer corrected the seal and drain lines for the sunroof. 
Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen in Texas, United States
May 2011 - Mar 2016
Dec 2014

80000 mi
Tail gate latch broke. 
Mar 2016

96000 mi

US $120
Odometer stopped working. Dealer reprogrammed ecu. Odometer now works fine. 
Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen in New Hampshire, United States
Feb 2015 - Mar 2016
Apr 2015

84300 mi

US $1150
Diesel particulate filter failed due to internal cracking which allowed soot to pass and clog the EGR system. DPF and EGR filter replaced by independent mechanic. 
Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen in Michigan, United States
Mar 2013 - Mar 2016
Jun 2013

35000 mi
replaced failed passenger side wheel bearing under warranty 
Feb 2016

57300 mi

US $75
paint not adhering at front fender / rocker interface. Minimal rust found after disassembly. Cleaned, prepped and repainted with color / clearcoat. 
Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen in California, United States
Apr 2011 - Mar 2016
Dec 2015

124000 mi

US $3700
Turbocharger was replaced 
Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen in Louisiana, United States
May 2015 - Apr 2016
Apr 2016

80000 mi

US $95
Car was leaking water during rain. Carpets were soaked and spare tire well had water. Sunroof drain was plugged. 
Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen in Ontario, Canada
Dec 2014 - Apr 2016
Jan 2015

71880 mi
The odometer stopped working.Too expensive to repair. Still not working. 
Apr 2016

99200 mi

C $1300
Both Front Brakes & Rotors replaced.  CV boot replaced. Both Front Wheel Bearings replaced. 
Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen in Connecticut, United States
May 2016 - Jun 2016
May 2016

65000 mi

US $1500
Sunroof headliner failed 
Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen in Ontario, Canada
Dec 2014 - Sep 2015
Mar 2015

32860 mi
Problem with O2 sensor, and throttle body. Both were replaced under warranty, so no cost to me. 
Jul 2015

37200 mi
Rear window with defrost grid had to be replaced due to grid failure. Done under warranty. 
Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen in New York, United States
May 2011 - Jun 2014
Aug 2013

51300 mi

US $96
The dome light over the tailgate is not working and the bulb is not the problem. They spent a hour trying to diagnose the problem and did not come up with one....so the issue is not resolved. 
Jun 2014

74000 mi

US $700
Odometer stopped working and the "cluster" needed to be replaced. 
Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen in Tennessee, United States
Mar 2011 - Mar 2016
Dec 2011

13000 mi
Wipers (passenger and driver) were too 'high' when parked. This caused the driver's side wiper to hit the window frame under heavy downpours. 
Dec 2012

28000 mi
Trip odometer began displaying 'Error'. Shutting down the engine and restarting resulted in the immobilizer engaging. The 'fix' was replacing the instrument cluster. 
Aug 2013

35500 mi
Diesel fueling restrictor was removed. It had failed, thereby disallowing any diesel fuel nozzle from inserting properly. The result of the failure was the inability to refuel the car. Not cooling well. About 1/4 lb low on refrigerant. No leaks found. About the 5th Jetta this dealer has seen with this issue. 
May 2014

43300 mi
A/C delayed as much as 30~45 seconds before coming on. It was occurring quite regularly. Dealer performed evacuation/recharge and checked codes. No problem found. Issue seemed to resolve itself until 6/23/2014. It is as bad as ever. 
Aug 2014

47500 mi
Replaced compressor, dryer, and expansion valve. 
Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen in Texas, United States
Jan 2011 - Dec 2012
Dec 2011

16000 mi
software upgrage to auto transmission, big improvement 
Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen in British Columbia, Canada
Nov 2010 - Apr 2016
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 - Mar 2016
Nov 2011

5300 mi
Fuel tank lift pump failed and needed to be replaced 
Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen in Texas, United States
Oct 2010 - Apr 2016
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 
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 California, United States
Jan 2011 - Dec 2015
Feb 2014

34000 mi
one faulty window switch 
Feb 2015

48000 mi

US $450
Rear Oxygen sensor 
Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen in Maryland, United States
Jun 2011 - Jun 2016
Jun 2012

20000 mi
CEL Low Fuel Pressure Same CEL Low Fuel Pressure.....Fuel Pump and in-tank? fuel pump replaced ADDENDUM....CEL on againat 20K, restarted engine CEL has not reappeared. I do not think it's fixed 
Jan 2013

32700 mi
Odometer stopped working with ERROR message. Instrument Cluster Replaced 
May 2013

38700 mi
SERVICE REMINDER not counting up. 
Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen in Florida, United States
May 2011 - Mar 2016
Feb 2013

26000 mi
Coolant warning light came on and was flashing. Manual stated not to drive car, this could be malfunction with cooling system. Car was towed to dealer, who ran pressure checks and checked hoses, but found nothing wrong. 
Jul 2013

33300 mi
A/C was delayed in blowing cold air up to 10 minutes from beginning of first trip of the day. VW diagnosed a leak in the condenser and replaced the condenser under warranty. 
Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen in Ontario, Canada
Sep 2011 - Apr 2016
Jan 2014

29440 mi
CHANGED ONE O2 SENSOR 
Jul 2015

43160 mi
Paint on door handles peeling Mirror light on driver side visor wouldn't stay on 
Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen in Texas, United States
Mar 2011 - Jun 2013
Feb 2013

29500 mi
aft seat belt stuck needed to be replaced 
Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen in New Jersey, United States
Aug 2011 - Mar 2016
Aug 2013

67000 mi

US $400
A valve on the Ac system went , the dealer wanted to replace the whole compressor but much cheaper to replace the valve, the Ac was somewhat cold before this and is much better now 
Oct 2013

72700 mi
The hpfp died (high pressure fuel pump) replace by VW at no cost 
Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen in Georgia, United States
Nov 2010 - Mar 2016
Dec 2012

53000 mi

US $430
replace catalytic converter temperature sensor 

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2011 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen 4dr Wagon

170-horsepower 2.5L I5 6-speed shiftable automatic FWD

Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen in Quebec, Canada
Oct 2011 - Mar 2016
May 2012

7060 mi
odometer was stuck. Some variable capacitors had to be "discharged" to fix it, and the fix worked. 
Dec 2012

27900 mi
Cluster replaced. Problem, which came up in diagnostic testing, had symptoms that included intermittent illumation of tachometer and speedometer, and strobe-like flashing of data screen. rear passenger door lock working intermittently 
Nov 2013

53300 mi

C $50
Electronic lock controlling the gas lid was unreliable, often took many lock/unlock cycles with the remote to unlock it. Decided to permanently disable the locking mechanism (It's latched, but always unlocked now) 
Jul 2014

65880 mi

C $50
radiator leak where plastic half joins aluminum half 
Aug 2015

87620 mi

C $71
replace rear window wiper arm assembly 

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2011 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen 4dr Wagon

170-horsepower 2.5L I5 5-speed manual FWD

Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen in British Columbia, Canada
Aug 2013 - Jun 2016
Nov 2013

26660 mi
Driver's side wiper blade was striking the A pillar. Dealer adjusted wiper arm, replaced wiper blade, and repaired damaged paint under warranty. 
Feb 2015

35526 mi
Condensation in right tail light. Dealer replaced tail light assembly under warranty. Front passenger door was sticking. Dealer lubricated seal. Clutch makes 'hooting' noise after cold start. Dealer could not replicate. No changes made. 
Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen in Newfoundland / Lab., Canada
Jun 2011 - May 2016
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. 
Apr 2016

35020 mi
Replaced front rotors and pads 
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 Connecticut, United States
Apr 2014 - Mar 2016
Dec 2015

38000 mi

US $350
Secondary air injection system fault code. Dealer diagnosed faulty valve and replaced under certified used warranty ($50 deductible). 

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2011 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen 4dr Hatch

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

Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen in Quebec, Canada
Jul 2011 - Mar 2016
Mar 2013

26040 mi
Engine light diagnosed as faulty EGR valve. DPF suspected to be cracked so also replaced. 
Jan 2014

37820 mi
engine light on. egr system repaired 
Apr 2014

39440 mi
Battery drain blamed on cluster problem. Battery and Cluster replaced.  Also replaced pano roof frame after numerous complaints of creaking. 

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