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2008 Volkswagen Jetta repairs by problem area

Engine (34%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (3%)

Brakes and Traction Control (2%)

Suspension and Steering (9%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (33%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (15%)

Other (4%)

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2008 Volkswagen Jetta electrical repair cost distribution

$2500+ (0%)

$1000 - $2499 (0%)

$500 - $999 (21%)

$100 - $499 (50%)

< $100 (29%)

Chart based on 14 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 mi Wiring harness had to be changed in passenger door. Door lock working intermittently. 
45570 mi Outside temperature sensor failed. Replaced. 
52000 mi pax visor light inop 
77000 mi

US $250
Lights in visor 
86800 mi

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

59200 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 mi Left mirror blinker; LED array needed replacing 
26660 mi 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 mi Door lock still not working well when sold. 
23000 mi Ipod connector not working 
25000 mi Had part installed. Repair successful 
61000 mi 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 mi Cigarette DC power outlets wouldn't work anymore. Were replaced with new fuse. 
30000 mi Airbag light was on. Sensor needed to be replaced. 
36000 mi Driver door lock indicator would display that door was still locked even though door was physically open. This behavior was inconsistent. 
75000 mi

US $260
Replaced faulty driver's side seat belt latch due to airbag light turning on and disabling airbag due to airbag light. 
80000 mi

US $120
AC wasn't getting cold anymore. Checked AC system and recharged/filled up with new freon. 
93000 mi

US $1022
Leak in evaporator. Evaporator replaced. New recharge. 

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2008 Volkswagen Jetta 4dr Sedan

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

68440 mi

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

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2008 Volkswagen Jetta Electrical Problems

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