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2001 Volkswagen Jetta repairs by problem area

Engine (48%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (5%)

Brakes and Traction Control (8%)

Suspension and Steering (16%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (15%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (3%)

Other (6%)

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2001 Volkswagen Jetta electrical repair cost distribution

$2500+ (0%)

$1000 - $2499 (23%)

$500 - $999 (50%)

$100 - $499 (23%)

< $100 (3%)

Chart based on 30 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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2001 Volkswagen Jetta 4dr Sedan

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

94000 mi

US $36
Left side mirror glass was replaced, because the heating element had failed. 
102000 mi

US $10
Replaced right headlight bulb. 
112000 mi

US $15
Failed door switch in driver's door was replaced. This affected alarm/remote locking operation as well as the dome and puddle lights and headlight/key warnings. The individual microswitch was replaced to save money over replacing the entire mechanism. 
119000 mi

US $15
Hazard switch started smoking while driving (and the hazards weren't in use!), but continued to work. Called VW and verified that it had been replaced under an earlier recall campaign. Replaced the switch. 
143000 mi

US $184
The lock module in the driver's door malfunctioned again. (I'd replaced a microswitch a few years ago.) Symptoms included no interior lights or headlight warning and occasional alarm malfunctioning. I bit the bullet and replaced the module. 
127000 mi

US $5
Turn signal flasher would randomly flash after using signals. Cleaned turn signal stalk area in steering column with electric contact cleaner (no disassembly). No further issues. 

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2001 Volkswagen Jetta 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 150hp 1.8L I4 5-speed manual FWD

95000 mi Driver Side window regulator broke - replaced cable kit to repair. 
54560 mi

C $180
Rear windshield wiper starting to work always at the engine start time (regardless of switch position) and runs for about 2.5 time longer than if in intermittent mode, before stopping, but at random position on the glass, instead of the bottom end of it. Front right headlight needed replacement. replaced by myself 
144000 mi

US $170
Passenger window regulator clips broke, window fell into door. Replaced window regulator, fixed problem. 
98000 mi

US $250
Replaced starter motor. Old starter motor was not disengaging immediately upon starting the engine. Had driven car w/problem for over a year prior to replacing the starter. 

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2001 Volkswagen Jetta 4-door

turbocharged 4-cylinder diesel automatic 2WD

171000 mi

US $5
Door switch (that tells the car if the door is open or closed) was inop, repaired myself for about $5. 

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2001 Volkswagen Jetta 4-door

4-cylinder manual 2WD

65000 mi

US $990
Driver side power window regulator and motor replaced. 
119040 mi

R 500
Periodic non-starting. Suspected starter-motor. Repaired alternator, starter, installed relay to relieve load on ignition. Now suspect it may be immobiliser? 

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2001 Volkswagen Jetta 4-door

4-cylinder automatic 2WD

107000 mi

US $100
Cigarette lighter quit working for the fourth time in 7 years. Electric trunk release mechanism broke as the entire assembly is made of metal except for the actuator which is plastic. Part cost is $250, as VW only sells the entire assembly. 

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2001 Volkswagen Jetta Electrical Problems

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