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2013 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen repairs by problem area

Engine (30%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (0%)

Brakes and Traction Control (3%)

Suspension and Steering (6%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (18%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (33%)

Other (9%)

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2013 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 2015
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. 
Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen in Wyoming, United States
Mar 2013 - Sep 2015
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. 
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 Utah, United States
May 2013 - Sep 2015
Nov 2014

42000 mi
Check engine light on. Glow plug module fault errors. Turned out to be a corroded ground wire. 

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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 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 2015
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 
Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen in Texas, United States
Jul 2013 - Jun 2015
Oct 2013

2700 mi
Windshield broke with no explanation 
Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen in California, United States
Nov 2012 - Jun 2015
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 

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2013 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen 4dr Wagon

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

Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen in California, United States
Nov 2014 - Dec 2014
Dec 2014

40000 mi
Gas tank air valve 

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