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2008 Volkswagen Jetta Electrical Problems

Percentage of 2008 Volkswagen Jetta repairs by problem area

Chart based on 79 repairs.

2008 Volkswagen Jetta electrical repair cost distribution

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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2008 Volkswagen Jetta 4dr Sedan

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

30380 mi   The iPod interface stopped working Radio was replaced 
44640   Wiring harness had to be changed in passenger door. Door lock working intermittently. 
45570   Outside temperature sensor failed. Replaced. 
52000   pax visor light inop 
77000 US $250 Lights in visor 
86800 C $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

54000 mi   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). 
69440   Left mirror blinker; LED array needed replacing 
26660   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 
27280   Door lock still not working well when sold. 
23000   Ipod connector not working 
25000   Had part installed. Repair successful 
61000   Horn not working when setting alarm. Sensor replaced in rear door. 

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2008 Volkswagen Jetta 4dr Sedan

170-horsepower 2.5L I5 5-speed manual FWD

24000 mi   Rear doors failed to lock. 
19000   Cigarette DC power outlets wouldn't work anymore. Were replaced with new fuse. 
30000   Airbag light was on. Sensor needed to be replaced. 
36000   Driver door lock indicator would display that door was still locked even though door was physically open. This behavior was inconsistent. 
75000 US $260 Replaced faulty driver's side seat belt latch due to airbag light turning on and disabling airbag due to airbag light. 
80000   AC wasn't getting cold anymore. Checked AC system and recharged/filled up with new freon. 

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2008 Volkswagen Jetta 4dr Sedan

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

68440 mi $870 Change of 4 door locks. 2 doors won't lock, 1 won't unlock, 1 was OK. 

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