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Volkswagen Jetta repairs by problem area

Engine (40%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (8%)

Brakes and Traction Control (7%)

Suspension and Steering (10%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (23%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (8%)

Other (6%)

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Volkswagen Jetta brake repair cost distribution

$2500+ (3%)

$1000 - $2499 (9%)

$500 - $999 (18%)

$100 - $499 (41%)

< $100 (30%)

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.

2015 Volkswagen Jetta 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 150hp 2.0L I4 Diesel 6-speed manual FWD

13040 mi Replaced passenger rear wheel speed sensor, under warrenty. 

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2014 Volkswagen Jetta 4dr Sedan

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

5500 mi TPMS and ESC lights flashing at random intervals. Dealer could not find fault, stated that other customers are experiencing the same issue. Dealer opened ticket with VWOA. 
12000 mi TPMS and ESC lights flashing at random intervals. Dealer could not find fault, stated that other customers are experiencing the same issue. Dealer opened ticket with VWOA. Issue not resolved. 

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2012 Volkswagen Jetta 4dr Sedan

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

70000 mi

US $150
Rear pads and rotors.  

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2011 Volkswagen Jetta 4dr Sedan

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

39680 mi Freezing, locked rear wheels. They replace the hand brake lever. Calipers are ok. 

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2011 Volkswagen Jetta 4dr Sedan

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

24300 mi Service tech reported front brake rotor corrosion, advised non-warranty repair that would cost $500. 
108000 mi Rear drum brakes were previously reported as in need of replacement. They removed cleaned and replaced original pads. No repair. Cleaning removed grinding sound. 
48000 mi The rear breaks were stuck after parked for two weeks. Car needed to be towed to the dealership. Not charged, dealership said the problem may have been caused by an earlier recall. 
1900 mi sound from rear drum brakes when coming to a stop. dealer replaced both rear drums, faulty manufacturing. also fixed door rattle. 

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2011 Volkswagen Jetta 4dr Sedan

170-horsepower 2.5L I5 5-speed manual FWD

55400 mi

US $150
brakes started to get spongy. Checked pad and found the pads were find on one side and not the other. replaced brake caliper on driver side. 
68000 mi

US $60
Noise in rear drums - removed and cleaned 

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2011 Volkswagen Jetta 4dr Sedan

115-horsepower 2.0L I4 6-speed shiftable automatic FWD

11700 mi Brake light and ABS light on dash illuminated with no apparent mechanical problem with braking system. 

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2010 Volkswagen Jetta 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4 6-speed manual FWD

22000 mi Brake squal under 25 mph. They couldn't duplicate the problem and it still persists 
27000 mi Brakes squealing 

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2010 Volkswagen Jetta 4dr Sedan

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

70000 mi

US $180
missing caliper bolt, loose caliper bolt, missing pad spring 

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2010 Volkswagen Jetta 4dr Sedan

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

45000 mi

US $200
Replaced worn / poor quality front brake rotors 
82000 mi

US $635
Replaced back rotors and brake pads; 80k mile maintenance 

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2010 Volkswagen Jetta 4dr Sedan

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

82000 mi

US $80
Replaced front & rear brake pads 
56000 mi Rear pads wear out at 2 times the rate the front pads wear out. This is on purpose from Volkswagen. 

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2010 Volkswagen Jetta 4dr Sedan

170-horsepower 2.5L I5 5-speed manual FWD

12000 mi prior clutch line leak was not the source of a leak, rather a leak in the brake master cylinder seal. Part ordered. Brake master cylinder replaced, but after one week leak is still occurring. Will have investigated at next oil change interval. 

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2009 Volkswagen Jetta

Engine not specified

64700 mi Replaced a rear caliper that occasionally hung up. 

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2009 Volkswagen Jetta 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4 6-speed automated manual FWD

89900 mi

¤700
Replaced brake pads...front and rear 
35000 mi Dealer determined that squeaking rear brake problem can be traced to a buildup of dirt and "gunk" on the rotors. Source: unknown. Because of time contraints could not repair 3rd quarter but will do so soon. Should be covered by warranty. 
36000 mi Unexpected "gunk" buildup on brake rotors was cleaned free of charge by dealer, thus eliminating pesky and almost constant brake squeaking that had gone on for some time. 

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2009 Volkswagen Jetta 4dr Sedan

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

106000 mi

US $60
Replaced rear brakes. 
91000 mi

US $400
brake pads and rotors 
29000 mi

US $350
Rear brake pads replaced 

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2009 Volkswagen Jetta 4dr Sedan

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

76000 mi

US $200
Car was driven approx 1k miles beyond right-rear brake wear indicator. Right-rear Rotor was scored. Removed & replaced both rear Brake Pads and Rotors. Found both inboard rear Brake Pads wearing faster than outboard. Suspect air in system. 
22000 mi ABS module failed, covered under extended warranty. Replaced whole module. 
52000 mi

US $300
Below wear limit on brake pads 

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2009 Volkswagen Jetta 4dr Sedan

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

51000 mi

US $680
Replaced worn/warped/rusted rotors and pads 
71000 mi

US $220
Replaced rotors on rear brakes. 
42000 mi

US $60
Rear brakes worn, replaced 
1000 mi Sticky brake pedal. Service advisor would not go with me for a ride. Said "they all do that," despite my trial of a like model on the lot that "didn't do that." Mechanic could not find a problem using his diagnostic machine. 
2000 mi Visited a second dealer with a MUCH BETTER service dept. Service advisor drove car and recognized the problem. Mechanic found a faulty power brake booster. Part not in stock but was ordered. Brake pedal is sticky at the top of its travel. Dealer says its a characteristic not a defect. Offer was made to change to a new pedal assembly but that might make it worse. Original pedal may improve over time. 

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2009 Volkswagen Jetta 4dr Sedan

170-horsepower 2.5L I5 5-speed manual FWD

19220 mi

C $260
Rear Rotors and Pads replaced by new. 
21452 mi

C $175
Problem: Hard brake pedal, hot wheels. Work done: Brakes cleaned. 
57400 mi

C $250
Rear lefthand Parking break cable seized. 

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2008 Volkswagen Jetta 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4 6-speed automated manual FWD

73000 mi

US $450
brake noise 
86800 mi

C $1850
Brake caliper siezed. This caused the stretching of both emergency brake lines which then had to be replaced. Brake system had to be flushed. 

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2008 Volkswagen Jetta 4dr Sedan

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

127000 mi

US $700
Squeaky noise when driving. Rear Brake Caliper not releasing properly. 1 caliper, both rotors and both brake pads replaced. Brake Flush. 
134500 mi Brake fluid leak required a replacement of the brake caliper. 

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2007 Volkswagen Jetta 4dr Sedan

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

101000 mi

US $218
Left rear caliper was seizing slightly, causing brake to heat up abnormally. Replaced caliper and pads myself. 
82000 mi

US $400
Replace brake pads, rotors, bleed hydraulic brake system. 
83000 mi Replaced brake pads / rotors and flushed fluid 
113000 mi

US $90
Left rear rotor worn & corroded. Replaced rotor and pads. 
114000 mi

US $185
Left rear brake caliper binding. Replaced caliper. 

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2006.5 Volkswagen Jetta 4-door

turbocharged 4-cylinder diesel manual 2WD

118000 mi

US $200
Brake Light Switch defective/broken. Brake lights were coming on while vehicle was off/parked. Switch cost $5 mailed from dealer. DIY job ~20 minutes. Dealer wanted $120. Hah. 

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2006 Volkswagen Jetta 4dr Wagon

turbocharged 100hp 1.9L I4 Diesel 5-speed shiftable automatic FWD

71300 mi

C $2618
replace rear brake pads and rotors 

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2006 Volkswagen Jetta 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4 6-speed manual FWD

34720 mi

C $340
Front brakes needed to be changed and were done for price mentioned. 

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2006 Volkswagen Jetta 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4 6-speed automated manual FWD

139000 mi

US $1200
Replaced pads and rotars 

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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 
55000 mi Told "brakes feel mushy" - shop found sticking ebrake cable, could not permanently solve problem. Lubrication didn't last.  
73000 mi

US $595
Brake light flashing and beeping. Brake caliper leaked fluid onto pads, caused dragging of caliper & premature wear of pad (RR only). Replaced caliper, "carrier" (VW term for caliper bracket) and both rear pads. Took three trips. 
76000 mi

US $340
Symptom: Brake fluid in garage, Pedal to the floor! Shop added fluid & gave me more, ordered Left Rear caliper and carrier ("just in case we need it"). 2 days for parts. N/C Car ended up being towed because of dead battery. While there installed new LR caliper. Didn't need carrier. 
223300 mi

US $40
Replaced rear brake pads. 
130700 mi

US $225
Left rear brake caliper dragging, replaced both rear calipers w/ pads. 
100000 mi

US $1100
Maintenance - rear brakes.  

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2006 Volkswagen Jetta 4dr Sedan

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

200000 mi

US $267
Rear brake rotors and pads replaced 
35000 mi Rear pads and rotors. 
65000 mi Rear pads; I think I have a stuck parking brake cable that is tugging on the rear pads, I'm going to have to investigate it once the weather is warmer. 
90520 mi

C $650
rear left caliper failed, $250 
99540 mi Front Rotors extremely rusted 
22000 mi

US $8
Rear brake light needed to be replaced. Opted to replace it for a few dollars myself rather than go to the dealership. 
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 
122760 mi

C $30
Drivers side rear inside pad dragging. All other pads within spec. Parking brake comes adjusted too tight from factory (2-3 clicks). Adjusted cable. Also cleaned parking brake arm. Added parking brake release springs. 
71000 mi

US $150
rear brake pads changed. this is the first car I've owned where the rear pads wore out before the front pads.  

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2006 Volkswagen Jetta 4dr Sedan

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

60700 mi

US $400
Brake pads and rotors 
58000 mi

US $550
Needed new rear pads and new rotors. Shop won't turn the already-thin rotors. 

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2006 Volkswagen Jetta 4dr Sedan

150-horsepower 2.5L I5 5-speed manual FWD

60760 mi

C $100
Routine inspection found minor leak on rear brake caliper. 
124000 mi

US $386
Just rear brakes. First change in over 120,000 miles. 
74160 mi

C $1500
Hand brake cable seized. Rear rotors and pads replaced 

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2006 Volkswagen Jetta 4dr Sedan

115-horsepower 2.0L I4 5-speed manual FWD

106020 mi

C $300
New rotors, pads 

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2006 Volkswagen Jetta 4dr Hatch

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

82460 mi

C $1643
One parking brake cable replaced. 
89900 mi

C $210
Sticking handbrake cable. 
103300 mi

C $300
One rear caliper not moving properly with parking brake. Parking brake not holding well. Caliper replaced. 
114080 mi

C $960
Handbrake actuator on left rear caliper was siezed 
120680 mi

C $125
Cracked vacuum line to brake booster. Line replaced in about 15 minutes. 

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2005.5 Volkswagen Jetta 4dr Sedan

150-horsepower 2.5L I5 5-speed manual FWD

90000 mi

US $750
The brake pads and rotors were worn and had to be replaced. 
51000 mi

US $184
Rear brake pads. 
78000 mi new pads and rotors front and rear 

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2005 Volkswagen Jetta 4dr Wagon

turbocharged 100hp 1.9L I4 Diesel 5-speed shiftable automatic FWD

207000 mi

US $320
New rear brakes and rotors. 

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2005 Volkswagen Jetta 4dr Wagon

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

66960 mi

C $200
Hand Brake Cable replaced. Brake Conduit was damaged. 

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2005 Volkswagen Jetta 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 180hp 1.8L I4 6-speed manual FWD

115000 mi

US $75
Found a crack in the brake booster hose; replaced it. 

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2005 Volkswagen Jetta 4dr Sedan

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

92980 mi

C $1200
E-brake cable was loose. Had to be adjusted and tightened. 
112220 mi

C $220
replaced brakes pads, rotors and emergency brake cables 

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2005 Volkswagen Jetta 4dr Sedan

115-horsepower 2.0L I4 5-speed manual FWD

81220 mi

C $1090
front brakes replaced 
110980 mi

C $560
caliper was seized on one side system fixed 

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2005 Volkswagen Jetta 4dr Sedan

115-horsepower 2.0L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

114700 mi

C $720
The Wheel had a sound and the hand brake was loose 
82000 mi

US $300
Brakes sucked, period. Replaced booster, master cylinder, pads/shoes, rotors. Bled fluid. Brakes better but feeling is still sloppy. Probably suspension falling apart. Brake interlock rattles in the gear shifter. 
87000 mi

US $340
4 Rotors and pads replaced. Front rotors were in bad shape causing noise upon braking. 

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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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2004.5 Volkswagen Jetta 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 180hp 1.8L I4 6-speed manual FWD

77000 mi I replaced the brake pads on my own, and when I did, the bleeder valve on the caliper stripped out, apparently due to the fact that it was an aluminium caliper and a steel valve plug. Rethreaded it and put a bleeder kit into it. 

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2004 Volkswagen Jetta 4dr Sedan

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

165000 mi

US $550
rear caliper froze Brakes should have lasted for another 10K. Now rear driver side caliper is sticking caliper on other side froze up, damn VWs 

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2004 Volkswagen Jetta 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 100hp 1.9L I4 Diesel 5-speed shiftable automatic FWD

39000 mi

US $13
Brakes: pads, rotors, or drums, repair 

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2004 Volkswagen Jetta 4dr Sedan

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

167380 mi rust developing, disassembled and cleaned for preventative maintenance 
159000 mi Emergency brake wasnt working. Dealer pointed out a rear caliper not working, going to charge me $300 or so to fix it. Brought it to my regular mechanic. Lubed up the caliper, and it worked. No charge. 

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2004 Volkswagen Jetta 4dr Sedan

200-horsepower 2.8L V6 6-speed manual FWD

46000 mi

US $400
replaced rear rotors and pads 
78000 mi

US $400
Replaced front brake pads and rotors 

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2004 Volkswagen Jetta 4dr Sedan

115-horsepower 2.0L I4 5-speed manual FWD

68000 mi

US $250
Rear brakes badly worn. Replaced rear pads & rotors. Did front pads as well, front rotors OK.  
129000 mi

US $250
Rear ABS brake cable broke. Light came on. Driving was fine. Dealer repaired (not replaced). 

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2004 Volkswagen Jetta 4dr Sedan

115-horsepower 2.0L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

25000 mi LED brake light went out, and fixed under warranty. Faulty check engine light due to over sensitivity. 

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2003 Volkswagen Jetta 4dr Wagon

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

271540 mi

C $118
Rear brake pads detached from backing plates on one side. 
317440 mi

C $450
Brake cables needed replacing... common problem on these cars... (I had already ordered the parts months ago... for both cars...) Rear brakes were coming to the end of their life and needed replacing - the new set is only the 3rd set on this car - at 510589 km !!!! 
442680 mi

C $60
Right Rear brake caliper's parking brake mechanism was seized. Relaced both rear calipers with used units. 
488120 mi

C $500
Emergency Brake cables needed replacing. (Common problem... this is the 2nd time they were replaced.) 
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. 
111700 mi

US $216
Parking brake cable had seized during winter; seized cable was removed. On this trip both cables were replaced. 
113500 mi One or both of the front rotors warped, requiring replacement. 

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2003 Volkswagen Jetta 4dr Wagon

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

105000 mi Self-replaced rear brake pads, rotors, and calipers. 

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2003 Volkswagen Jetta 4dr Sedan

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

251000 mi

US $175
Pitted Rotors, Wheel shimmy on braking. Rotors replaced. Problem fixed. 
270000 mi

US $42
Sudden slop in parking brake lever.Parking brake lever on caliper working, so determined cables were hanging up. Removed cables, observed sheathing worn through and Flex cable inside rusted. Replaced both cables. Easy repair. 
283000 mi

US $50
Rear caliper pins rusted in. Broke one off trying to remove. Had to purchase new caliper mounting bracket and pins. 
97960 mi

C $400
Rear brakes and rotors had never been replaced, and they needed it. Also, emergency brake cables to the two rear brakes were not releasing properly, minor cost, and fixed. 
65000 mi

US $250
ABS sensor cable frayed. 
45880 mi Right rear brake sticking. Could not replicate. 
48980 mi Right rear brake sticking. Second repair attempt, VW can't find the problem. Could not replicate. Yet to be fixed.... 
140000 mi

US $2000
needed to pass inspection so had to get new brakes.  
105000 mi

US $300
Front brakes worn out, worn brake sensor light appeared on dash 
169000 mi

US $1470
Rear brakes gone Caliper had to be replaced 
220000 mi

US $230
Brakes worn, sticking caliper 

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2003 Volkswagen Jetta 4dr Sedan

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

110360 mi

C $900
Brakes front and rear worn out. Change tires for summer. Oil change 
174000 mi Rear driver caliper seized, recommended replace rear brakes 
178000 mi Brake caliper still seized. 
53940 mi

C $186
Parking handbrake cables were rusting and binding and were replaced as a preventative measure. Handbrake was still working at the time but better safe than sorry. 
75000 mi

US $18
Replace rear brake pads, rotors, & hardware. Clean and lubricate calipers. ($332+tax) 
77000 mi

US $250
Brake hose replacement. 
54520 mi

C $1000
Brake Booster need to be replaced. Air was hissing into the cabin when brake not pressed 

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2003 Volkswagen Jetta 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 180hp 1.8L I4 5-speed manual FWD

106200 mi

C $1192
rear rotors, rear calipers 
27280 mi

C $1525
front brake repair. not covered. $699. also had to replace catalytic converter, and a engine exhaust return hose was cracked. Just my day. 

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2003 Volkswagen Jetta 4dr Sedan

200-horsepower 2.8L V6 6-speed manual FWD

50000 mi Brake light switch failed causing a light to illuminate on the dash. The switch was repaired under warranty. I've just received a letter saying that the brake light switch is being recalled. 
27302 mi

US $13
Brake light switch. State inspection. 

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2003 Volkswagen Jetta 4dr Sedan

200-horsepower 2.8L V6 5-speed shiftable automatic FWD

121000 mi

US $400
Replace rear pads and rotors - worn out rapidly. 

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2003 Volkswagen Jetta 4dr Sedan

115-horsepower 2.0L I4 5-speed manual FWD

133000 mi

US $350
Replaced front pads and rotors. Normal wear and tear. 
85000 mi

US $12
Temp sensor again replaced by myself, 5 min job. 
97000 mi

US $200
Rear brake calipers as well as a rear brake line replaced. 
108000 mi

US $200
Replaced rear calipers. Metal arm on caliper that emergency brake cables attach to had sheared off the caliper rendering the emergency brake useless.  
141000 mi

US $20
Rear brake caliper emergency brake levers were hanging and causing the rear brakes to drag. I replaced the rear brake calipers. 

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2003 Volkswagen Jetta 4dr Sedan

115-horsepower 2.0L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

103000 mi

US $150
Replaced front pads and rotors. 

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2003 Volkswagen Jetta 4dr Hatch

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

77000 mi

US $200
ABS module throwing a code: 00668 - Supply Voltage Terminal 30 008 - Implausible Signal - Intermittent. Flickering head- and interior lamps. Mechanic isolated a faulty ground and fixed it. He also installed some Koni Golds. Wear item? 

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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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2002.5 Volkswagen Jetta 4dr Wagon

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

146000 mi

US $1200
Replaced brake pads (rotors were fine) 

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2002 Volkswagen Jetta 4dr Wagon

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

235000 mi

US $150
r/r front brake pads and rotors,brake fluid flush,change gear oil in trans 

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2002 Volkswagen Jetta 4dr Wagon

turbocharged 90hp 1.9L I4 Diesel 4-speed automatic FWD

85000 mi Rear brake pads & Rotors 
110000 mi

US $500
Brake light switch - replaced twice by owner. Neither the generic nor the one from the dealer worked - the shop replaced again & all the bulbs too. Apparently, the switch was making them 'stay on' so they were burnt out. 

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2002 Volkswagen Jetta 4dr Wagon

turbocharged 180hp 1.8L I4 5-speed manual FWD

180000 mi

US $120
I noticed that the hand brake is 'higher' than normal when engaged. Checked the rear rotors and are probably nearing maximum wear limit. Replaced rear rotors and handbrake is back to normal height. 

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2002 Volkswagen Jetta 4dr Wagon

115-horsepower 2.0L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

88300 mi

US $1000
Brake pads down to 25%. Replace. 

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2002 Volkswagen Jetta 4dr Sedan

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

90520 mi

C $645
R&R front brakes 
267000 mi

US $300
Front brake pads and rotors. 
151000 mi

US $189
Rear brake pads worn. Went ahead and replaced pads on all four wheels. Also repaired a broken armest/storage box latch. 
82000 mi

US $200
Replaced brake power booster due to vacuum leak (bad diaphram). 
169000 mi

US $600
Warped front rotors. One bad rear caliper. 
234360 mi

C $875
replaced abs sensor 

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2002 Volkswagen Jetta 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 90hp 1.9L I4 Diesel 4-speed automatic FWD

86134 mi

US $11
Brake Light Switch 
168000 mi

US $360
replace right and left parking brake line  

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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

turbocharged 180hp 1.8L I4 5-speed manual FWD

112000 mi

US $75
OEM VW front brake pad friction material separated from the backing plate. Pedal went to the floor and after pumping to stop, severe grinding noise. The pads only 20k miles on them 

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2002 Volkswagen Jetta 4dr Sedan

115-horsepower 2.0L I4 5-speed manual FWD

91760 mi

C $293
abs light, speed sensor 

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2002 Volkswagen Jetta 4dr Sedan

115-horsepower 2.0L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

95000 mi

US $300
Excessive brake fade. Pads and rotors replaced front/rear. 
90000 mi

US $1000
Replacement of pads and rotors. 
157000 mi

US $80
brake fluid leak 

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2002 Volkswagen Jetta 4dr Hatch

turbocharged 180hp 1.8L I4 5-speed manual FWD

207000 mi

US $598
Replaced both rear sets brakes and the passenger side rear caliper. 

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2001 Volkswagen Jetta 4dr Wagon

115-horsepower 2.0L I4 5-speed manual FWD

167000 mi Stuck Calipers, replaced calipers, lines, and rotors for both back brakes. 

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2001 Volkswagen Jetta 4dr Sedan

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

118000 mi

US $218
Replaced rear rotors and pads, and front pads. Front rotors were machined. Brake fluid was replaced. 
131000 mi

US $43
Vacuum pipe between vacuum pump and brake booster had cracked at the ends, causing a leak. Part was replaced, solving the problem. 
129000 mi

US $500
I replaced all the brake calipers/rotors and pads as they were sticking and causing poor rotor wear and premature wear and warping. 
165000 mi

US $250
Brake pad wear indicator lamp on the dash came on. Had front brake pads replaced while the car was in the shop for the glow plug relay. 
168800 mi

US $350
right rear caliper not completely releasing after applying emergency brake. Right rear caliper was replaced in addition to rear pads and rotors. 

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2001 Volkswagen Jetta 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 150hp 1.8L I4 5-speed manual FWD

85300 mi

US $150
Replaced warped front rotors and pads 
92000 mi

US $100
Replace rear pads, rotors. 

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2001 Volkswagen Jetta 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 150hp 1.8L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

115940 mi lights showing abs and traction control defective - sensor replaced and right front macpherson swash plate replaced 
118600 mi

C $332
ABS and tracking system problem light indicated, right front ABS sensor 
119040 mi

C $332
left rear ABS sensor and general checkup 
121100 mi

C $600
2 disks and one caliper with 2 sensors on the ABS 

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2001 Volkswagen Jetta 4dr Sedan

174-horsepower 2.8L V6 5-speed manual FWD

104000 mi

US $150
Replaced front pads and rotors 
135000 mi

US $290
REAR PADS AND ROTORS. REPLACED BOTH. 

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2001 Volkswagen Jetta 4dr Sedan

115-horsepower 2.0L I4 5-speed manual FWD

233000 mi

US $500
the brakes had never been replaced. I had them replaced. 
75020 mi

C $800
rear brakes 

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2001 Volkswagen Jetta 4dr Sedan

115-horsepower 2.0L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

135000 mi

US $900
ABS light came on. Sensor was replaced. ABS light keeps coming on. Can not get it to shut off. 
223580 mi

C $700
Pulsating when brakes applied. Replaced all 4 rotors and pads. 

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2001 Volkswagen Jetta 4-door

turbocharged 4-cylinder diesel manual 2WD

210800 mi ABS. 

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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 4dr Sedan

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

256300 mi

US $300
Replace both rear ABS sensors per check ABS MIL. 

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2000 Volkswagen Jetta 4dr Sedan

115-horsepower 2.0L I4 5-speed manual FWD

167000 mi

US $200
Lug bolts seized on rotor. Identified and not fixed for 6 months. 
168000 mi

US $350
warped rotor replaced, new brakes & fuel filter for the heck of it 
190000 mi ABS + Brake light intermittently blinking and beeping loudly. Research shows this is indicative of a failing ABS module. Car still brakes just fine. Too expensive to fix 
133300 mi

C $60
2) Right parking brake cable replaced. 
158100 mi

C $650
Rear brake pads and rotors. Rear right caliper. 

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2000 Volkswagen Jetta 4dr Sedan

115-horsepower 2.0L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

101680 mi

C $75
Rear brake pads were found to be virtually nonexistant while changing snow tires to summer tires. 

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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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1999.5 Volkswagen Jetta 4dr Sedan

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

171920 mi

C $120
guide pins for caliper replaced and lubricated. This was preventing full release of pressure of the caliper and resulted in rotor warping. Rotors had to be replaced too. 
237000 mi

US $912
Replaced the pads and rotors for all brakes. Had the caliper pins for the left front brakes re-tapped. 
291000 mi

US $85
Rear brake caliper emergency brake levers were hanging and causing the rear brakes to drag. I replaced both rear brake calipers. 

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1999.5 Volkswagen Jetta 4-door

turbocharged 4-cylinder diesel manual 2WD

181000 mi

US $235
Frozen front brake caliper replaced. Replaced pads and rotors. 
192000 mi

US $100
Hand brake cable replaced. 

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1999.5 Volkswagen Jetta 4-door

4-cylinder manual 2WD

98000 mi

US $355
front brakes replaced. rear right ABS sensor replaced. 
102700 mi

US $970
Replaced parking brake cable. 

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1999.5 Volkswagen Jetta 4-door

4-cylinder automatic 2WD

118420 mi

C $305
Defective ABS probe on one of the rear wheels. Not fixed due to age of car. 

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1998 Volkswagen Jetta

Engine not specified

131000 mi

US $100
Both brake lines end to end. 

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1998 Volkswagen Jetta 4-door

turbocharged 4-cylinder diesel manual 2WD

160000 mi

US $15
Brake line failure. 

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