2013 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen 2013

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2013 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen repairs by problem area

Engine (29%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (4%)

Brakes and Traction Control (2%)

Suspension and Steering (8%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (16%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (27%)

Other (14%)

Chart based on 49 repairs.
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2014 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen 4dr Wagon

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

Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen in Florida, United States
Oct 2013 - Sep 2016
Aug 2014

14000 mi
weatherstripping rear passenger door was installed with loop at bottom corner; dealer instructed me (at my request) how to repair: I bought weatherstripping cement, trimmed part to fit, and cemented. Job successful. 
Jan 2016

29500 mi
Engine problem light illuminated. Code indicates CO sensor. Mechanic said probably not a problem. Car is sitting til I return in a month. Meanwhile waiting to see what VW does to resolve diesel problems. 

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2013 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen 4dr Wagon

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

Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen in South Carolina, United States
Dec 2013 - May 2015
Oct 2014

34300 mi

US $100
Windshield cowl has too big of holes, lets in water oak tree leaves. Backs up the moonroof/pano roof drains... leaks water into the interior. 
May 2015

47000 mi
Recall, glow plug module on TDIs 
Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen in Nova Scotia, Canada
Nov 2013 - Sep 2016
Dec 2014

16740 mi
Check engine light appeared, faulty oxygen sensor to blame. Fixed under warranty, no cost to me. 
Jun 2016

38440 mi
Replaced sway bar bushings under warranty 
Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen in Oregon, United States
Apr 2015 - Jul 2016
Apr 2015

28000 mi
turbo oil return line seal leaking intercooler froze up during cold weather, car would not start. knew of these problems from forums, so had it towed rather than try to start. TSB was performed, part replaced. foam pieces in door jamb fell off, dealer glued them back on 
Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen in Connecticut, United States
Apr 2014 - Sep 2015
Jun 2015

26000 mi
Heat plates rubbing steering column. Causing news and vibration. 
Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen in Florida, United States
Jul 2015 - Sep 2016
May 2015

75000 mi

US $1264
Solenoid on A/C compressor failed. Control valve needed to be replaced and system recharged. The drain tube from panoramic sunroof was never properly connected to the drain over the rear wheel well. As a result, the water would leak behind the interior panel in the back of the car filling the spare tire well with water 
Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen in Wisconsin, United States
Jul 2013 - Jul 2016
Jun 2013

500 mi
rar gate difficult to close. latch replaced at 500 miles 
Jul 2016

45000 mi

US $500
O2 sensor failed for the second time 
Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen in Utah, United States
May 2013 - Feb 2016
Nov 2014

42000 mi
Check engine light on. Glow plug module fault errors. Turned out to be a corroded ground wire. 
Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen in Quebec, Canada
Nov 2012 - Sep 2016
Dec 2014

26040 mi
Check-engine light. Exhaust flap module malfunction. 
Apr 2016

44400 mi
Loose suspension link causing loud rattle 
Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen in Pennsylvania, United States
Jul 2012 - Aug 2015
Aug 2014

42000 mi
Dealer reported leak in a/c system and claimed it to be in the condenser. I chose not to have them repair it because I don't have confidence in their opinion. 
Jan 2015

52300 mi
VWoA picked up the cost of an exhaust flap and a 'cold weather intercooler kit'. They did not pick up the cost of a new starter because I had it done at an independent garage. It burned out trying to turn over the 'frozen' engine. 
Apr 2015

54000 mi
AC leak fixed. 
Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen in Wyoming, United States
Mar 2013 - Sep 2016
Dec 2013

10000 mi
Rear brakes became squeaky at low speeds. The dealership removed the pads and applied anti-squeal compound which appears to have resolved the issue. 
Aug 2014

20000 mi
Sunroof rattled over anything but the smoothest pavement. The dealer cleaned and lubed it and it seems to be 95+% better. 
May 2015

27500 mi
Clunking could be heard at low speeds. The right front sway bar end link was replaced. The rear center seatbelt would not retract. Apparently VW would not replace it under warranty, though the dealership was able to get it working again. 

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2013 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen 4dr Wagon

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

Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen in California, United States
Nov 2012 - Jan 2016
Dec 2012

6000 mi
driver sun visor light failed in a few weeks passenger door handle lock cover keeps failing off. Dealer has ordered a new plastic cover and will have to paint it once it comes in Inside car rattle near driver's head. Seems to come from sun roof area. two trips to dealer. Liner replaced and sun roof lube added. After 2 visits not fixed and rattle may be loose. Audi A3 and other VW sportwagen owners report same Third time in for sun roof headliner rattle Even sent a video to service manager included sound and location time of rattle Repeat issue with passenger door handle lock cover keeps falling off. New one came off within a week. Same sun roof headliner rattle car has been in dealer 3 times at least one day each time. 
Feb 2013

10000 mi
Drivers site door (Window) screeches when opened very loud 
Jan 2014

28000 mi
Sunroof rattle squeak. Dealer replaced the composite sunroof frame and so far the noise is gone. Very happy so far. 
Jun 2015

55000 mi

US $1000
Did the 40 and 60 k mile service and the Sat Nav system failed. Also a recall VW official and to install window vents accessory. Dealer worked with VW Corp and they covered the replacement cost for a new Sat Nav System 
Jan 2016

66000 mi

US $300
Windshield washer fluid container leaked due to a split in the plastic seam line. Most likely a MFG defect as no access to the tank is possible by user. Had to wait a week for the part and install took a few hours. Tank would hold about 1/3. 
Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen in Texas, United States
Jul 2013 - Jun 2015
Oct 2013

2700 mi
Windshield broke with no explanation 
Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen in Colorado, United States
Dec 2015 - Mar 2016
Dec 2015

35000 mi
diesel related problem that caused loss of power. 
Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen in California, United States
Aug 2015 - Jul 2016
Apr 2016

58700 mi

US $180
battery failed and was replaced 
Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen in Washington, United States
Jul 2013 - Sep 2016
Jun 2015

15000 mi
Sun roof rattles 
Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen in Texas, United States
Sep 2013 - May 2015
May 2014

12000 mi

US $160
airbag module married to passenger occupancy module 
Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen in Virginia, United States
Sep 2013 - Sep 2016
Jan 2014

11000 mi
Squeak in front suspension 
Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen in District of Columbia, United States
Mar 2013 - Sep 2013
Jul 2013

2300 mi
Faulty Pressure switch on my Jetta TDI caused an engine caution light to go on (instrument cluster) and caused the engine to have very limited power 

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2013 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen 4dr Wagon

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

Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen in Florida, United States
Oct 2012 - Nov 2016
Nov 2016

40000 mi

US $260
Rear hatch lock mechanism failed and replaced. 
Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen in North Dakota, United States
Oct 2014 - Sep 2016
Jan 2016

76700 mi
Driver seatbelt locked up 
Aug 2016

87700 mi
Fuel door wouldnt open 
Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen in California, United States
Nov 2014 - Dec 2014
Dec 2014

40000 mi
Gas tank air valve 

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2013 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen 4dr Wagon

170-horsepower 2.5L I5 5-speed manual FWD

Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen in Ontario, Canada
Oct 2013 - Dec 2015
Feb 2015

41780 mi
Radio display would intermittently washout / turn almost all white and would be unreadable. Still functioned, but would be unreadable. 
Oct 2015

83700 mi
Replaced radiator after leak detected 

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2013 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen 4-door

turbocharged 4-cylinder automated manual 2WD

Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen in Australian Capital Territory, Australia
Dec 2013 - Sep 2016
Mar 2016

33480 mi
Noise from drive bearing (sounded like CV joint but wasn't) 
May 2016

34720 mi
Pulsing noise coming on turns (deal assures not CV). 

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