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2008 Volkswagen Jetta Electrical and AC Problems and Repair Histories

Don't infer 2008 Volkswagen Jetta problem frequency from what you see on this page. Many lucky owners have had no repairs, and their cars are not shown.

Percentage of 2008 Volkswagen Jetta repairs by problem area

31% of the 2008 Volkswagen Jetta repairs were to the engine, 2% to the transmission, 3% to the brakes, 11% to the suspension, 35% to the electrical or air-conditioning systems, 15% to the body and trim, and 3% to other areas of the vehicle.

Chart based on 65 repairs.

2008 Volkswagen Jetta electrical and air conditioning repair cost distribution

Of the 2008 Volkswagen Jetta electrical and air conditioning repairs that were not covered by warranty and were not do-it-yourself repairs, 33% cost less than $100, 58% between $100 and $499, and 8% between $500 and $999.

Chart based on 12 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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Repair costs are in local units.

2008 Volkswagen Jetta 4dr Sedan

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

Volkswagen Jetta in Quebec, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jan 2010 27900    
30380 0 The iPod interface stopped working Radio was replaced 
44640 0 Wiring harness had to be changed in passenger door. Door lock working intermittently. 
45240 0 Outside temperature sensor failed. Replaced. 
 
Volkswagen Jetta in Indiana, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Nov 2010 35000    
52000 0 pax visor light inop 
77000 250 Lights in visor 
Volkswagen Jetta in Alberta, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Nov 2012 85560    
86800 1850 Wiper spray motor quit functioning, also car accessory plugs died. A control module was the problem. 

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2008 Volkswagen Jetta 4dr Sedan

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

Volkswagen Jetta in South Carolina, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Aug 2012 54000    
54000 0 AC becoming progressively less effective. They replaced a faulty sensor and ordered another compressor. Car is "Certified Preowned" so repairs were made under warranty (after 2 trips and 5 hours/trip). 
Volkswagen Jetta in Ontario, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Nov 2012 68200    
69440 0 Left mirror blinker; LED array needed replacing 
 
Volkswagen Jetta in Brazil
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Sep 2009 10540    
26660 0 Left rear door does not open sometimes. If I insist on the remote 3 or 4 times, the door will eventually open. The dealer claims that the "electrical motor" of the door lock is defective. I contacted VW to demand a (denied) free replacement 
26660 0 Door lock still not working well when sold. 
Volkswagen Jetta in South Carolina, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Oct 2009 21000    
23000 0 Ipod connector not working 
25000 0 Had part installed. Repair successful 
61000 0 Horn not working when setting alarm. Sensor replaced in rear door. 
117000  

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2008 Volkswagen Jetta 4dr Sedan

170-horsepower 2.5L I5 5-speed manual FWD

Volkswagen Jetta in New Jersey, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jun 2009 22000    
24000 0 Rear doors failed to lock. 
52000  
Volkswagen Jetta in Colorado, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Feb 2008 0    
19000 0 Cigarette DC power outlets wouldn't work anymore. Were replaced with new fuse. 
30000 0 Airbag light was on. Sensor needed to be replaced. 
36000 0 Driver door lock indicator would display that door was still locked even though door was physically open. This behavior was inconsistent. 
75000 260 Replaced faulty driver's side seat belt latch due to airbag light turning on and disabling airbag due to airbag light. 

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2008 Volkswagen Jetta 4dr Sedan

115-horsepower 1.6L I4 6-speed shiftable automatic FWD

Volkswagen Jetta in Lebanon
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Apr 2012 61380    
68440 870 Change of 4 door locks. 2 doors won't lock, 1 won't unlock, 1 was OK. 
74400  

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