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2001 Volkswagen Jetta Electrical Problems

Percentage of 2001 Volkswagen Jetta repairs by problem area

Chart based on 241 repairs.

2001 Volkswagen Jetta electrical repair cost distribution

Chart based on 29 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   Replaced right headlight bulb. 
112000   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   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   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 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 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 US $170 Passenger window regulator clips broke, window fell into door. Replaced window regulator, fixed problem. 
98000 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 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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