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Volkswagen Jetta brake repair cost distribution

Chart based on 372 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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2006 Volkswagen Jetta 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 100hp 1.9L I4 Diesel 6-speed automated manual FWD

57000 mi

US $50
Emergency brake cable adjustment causing brake drag. A common problem. Causes low MPG and excessive rear pad wear. My highway MPG was down to 26 

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2006 Volkswagen Jetta 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 100hp 1.9L I4 Diesel 5-speed manual FWD

33000 mi

US $175
Brake caliper hung on rear disc brake, causing rotor to burn up. Caliper replaced under warranty, however, Volkswagen refused to replace rear rotors and pads under warranty citing they were "wear items". Paid $175 for independant shop to repair 

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2005 Volkswagen Jetta 4-door

5-cylinder automatic 2WD

30000 mi

US $199
I had taken my car to the dealership for 30,000 mile service. After completion they informed me that the brake pads and rotors needed to be replaced. Not trusting them, I took the car to a local Midas that I usually use and had them re-inspect. They ... 

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2003 Volkswagen Jetta 4dr Wagon

turbocharged 90hp 1.9L I4 Diesel 5-speed manual FWD

47000 mi

US $250
Calipers rusted on driver's rear brake; as a result, pads stuck against rotor and wore pads prematurely and caused both pads and rotor to overheat. 
86000 mi Car made rattling noises from back-wheel area. After inspection they found back brakes were worn down. As part of replacing the brakes, the parking brake caliper that was hanging up was freed. It did not need replacement. 
90000 mi

US $320
Front rotors warped, generating a big shudder when braking at speed. Replaced rotors and pads. Also replaced thermostat, which threw Check Engine light. 
108000 mi

US $599
Rear brake caliper froze, trashing brake pad and disk. Both parts were replaced as were the similar parts on the other side of the axle. 

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2003 Volkswagen Jetta 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 90hp 1.9L I4 Diesel 5-speed manual FWD

65000 mi

US $250
ABS sensor cable frayed. 

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2003 Volkswagen Jetta 4-door

turbocharged 4-cylinder diesel manual 2WD

108500 mi

C $214
Front brake pad and rotor replacement. 

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2002 Volkswagen Jetta 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 180hp 1.8L I4 5-speed shiftable automatic FWD

50000 mi

US $300
Replaced rear brake pads 

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2002 Volkswagen Jetta 4dr Sedan

115-horsepower 2.0L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

90000 mi

US $1000
Replacement of pads and rotors. 

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2001 Volkswagen Jetta 4-door

4-cylinder automatic 2WD

103000 mi

US $255
Rear pads and rotors. 

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2000 Volkswagen Jetta 4-door

4-cylinder manual 2WD

96000 mi

US $330
Rusty, interior portion of front brake rotors caused wear on front brake pads. 

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Volkswagen Jetta Brake Problems

1908 TrueDelta members own (or used to own) a 2000 or newer Volkswagen Jetta. 152 of these members (8%) have reported brake repairs for their car. A total of 203 brake repairs to Volkswagen Jettas--an average of 0.1 per vehicle--have been reported.

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