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2000 Volkswagen Jetta repairs by problem area

Engine (46%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (7%)

Brakes and Traction Control (9%)

Suspension and Steering (12%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (18%)

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

Other (5%)

Chart based on 222 repairs.

2000 Volkswagen Jetta repair cost distribution

$2500+ (0%)

$1000 - $2499 (22%)

$500 - $999 (28%)

$100 - $499 (46%)

< $100 (4%)

Chart based on 46 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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2000 Volkswagen Jetta

Engine not specified

Volkswagen Jetta in California, United States
Nov 2011 - Jan 2012
Jan 2012

131000 mi

US $25
headlight bulb needs replacing. 
Volkswagen Jetta in Ohio, United States
Jan 2012 - Feb 2012
Feb 2012

205000 mi

US $300
Fuel pump failed 

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2000 Volkswagen Jetta 4dr Sedan

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

Volkswagen Jetta in New Jersey, United States
Jul 2009 - Dec 2013
Mar 2010

192000 mi

US $641
Alternator clutch went bad and took out alternator main shaft. 
Sep 2011

227000 mi

US $406
Front end bushings and everything else up there was replaced due to normal wear & tear with 225K miles. 
Oct 2013

256000 mi

US $300
Replace both rear ABS sensors per check ABS MIL. 
Volkswagen Jetta in California, United States
Feb 2012 - Jun 2013
Sep 2012

170000 mi

US $1200
Replace compressor recharge system 
Apr 2013

179700 mi

US $160
Turbo actuator rubber hose wear item broke and lost boost 
Volkswagen Jetta in Cameroon
Sep 2010 - Jun 2015
Dec 2012

150040 mi

$55
Radio antenna replacement 
Oct 2014

167080 mi

$539
Rear muffler hanger reattached. Missing skid plate screws replaced.  Driver's side (power) window track parts replaced. 
Volkswagen Jetta in Ontario, Canada
Jan 2015 - Apr 2015
Apr 2015

279620 mi

C $81
broken shutter valve 
Volkswagen Jetta in Utah, United States
Aug 2010 - Sep 2010
Sep 2010

77000 mi

US $3000
Manual transmission failed. Something came loose inside and was fired out the bell housing, leaving a 1"x3" hole. Estimated cost to repair was $3000. Sold to shop for $1500. 
Volkswagen Jetta in Pennsylvania, United States
- Apr 2016
Sep 2015

233000 mi

US $139
Car was not starting intermittently, since it was a manual, I had it pushed and started it and took it to a friend who diagnosed it was the starter and replaced it 
Apr 2016

231000 mi

US $37
Car acceleration was sluggish so I had the fuel filter replaced which successfully fixed it 
Volkswagen Jetta in Quebec, Canada
Nov 2008 - Jul 2011
Mar 2009

205840 mi

C $900
Bad front wheel bearing. Had the timing belt too. 
Volkswagen Jetta in Louisiana, United States
May 2013 - Jun 2015
Mar 2013

202000 mi

US $600
Clutch replacement, including flywheel 
Volkswagen Jetta in New Mexico, United States
Sep 2010 - Nov 2010
Oct 2010

137000 mi

US $50
intercooler leaks. rather than spend the money to replace and do additional engine work, I am planning to sell the car as is 
Volkswagen Jetta in South Carolina, United States
Apr 2009 - Jun 2015
Nov 2013

294000 mi

US $1500
Fifth gear spun on the shaft. Had some issues with syncros. So I just replaced the transmission. 

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2000 Volkswagen Jetta 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 90hp 1.9L I4 Diesel 4-speed automatic FWD

Volkswagen Jetta in North Carolina, United States
Apr 2014 - Mar 2016
Aug 2014

367500 mi

US $220
Replaced rear shocks and got new tires. Tires were cupped. 
Dec 2014

377000 mi

US $150
Replaced thermostat. 
Mar 2016

404000 mi
Engine valve train failed. 

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2000 Volkswagen Jetta 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 150hp 1.8L I4 5-speed manual FWD

Volkswagen Jetta in Washington, United States
May 2007 - Jan 2011
Sep 2007

43000 mi

US $600
Misfires, CEL 
Mar 2008

46000 mi
Replaced a light bulb in the center console (behind the heater). I did it myself (the dealer gave me the part for free). 
Jan 2009

50000 mi
Very intermittent groaning/squeaking from rear of car in reverse, mostly in the morning. Doesn't seem to be brake-related (happens even if the brakes aren't being used). 

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2000 Volkswagen Jetta 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 150hp 1.8L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

Volkswagen Jetta in Ontario, Canada
Dec 2013 - Apr 2014
Apr 2014

145700 mi
Bushings almost in need of replacement. 

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2000 Volkswagen Jetta 4dr Sedan

174-horsepower 2.8L V6 5-speed manual FWD

Volkswagen Jetta in New York, United States
Mar 2010 - May 2010
May 2010

60000 mi
AC issues when sold. 
Volkswagen Jetta in Oregon, United States
Feb 2010 - Aug 2010
Mar 2010

112000 mi

US $500
Left front and Right rear door lock modules failed and replaced. Doors would not lock and unlock properly. 
May 2010

114500 mi

US $1400
Alternator failing causing electrical faults.  Coil Pack cracked causing misfires. 
Volkswagen Jetta in Nebraska, United States
Feb 2011 - Jan 2014
Dec 2011

40000 mi

US $800
Replaced the A/C compressor in the car. 
Mar 2012

42000 mi

US $500
Driver side computer chip was fried. Signals were getting crossed. Rear view mirror controls started locking and unlocking the door. The driver side window would not roll down. Replaced the computer chip. 
Oct 2012

44000 mi

US $1200
Gear shift felt loose and it wouldn't lock into any position. There was a broken clip in the gear shift that needed replacing. Ended up burning out the clutch just trying to drive it a few miles to the shop. $50 part turned into big $$repair 
Feb 2013

46000 mi

US $950
Repaired cracked thermostat housing, replaced thermostat, flushed radiator and replaced broken coolant impeller. 
Jan 2014

57000 mi

US $600
Went in for an oil change and to check a coolant leak. Mechanic said their was a bad O ring on one of the hoses. Hard to get to, lots of labor. Didn't get it fixed. This car has been a cash drain. Traded it in for a Mazda 6. 
Volkswagen Jetta in California, United States
Sep 2015 - Oct 2015
Oct 2015

147000 mi
top off oil, burns whatever oil doesn't leak out 
Volkswagen Jetta in Florida, United States
- Jul 2016
Jul 2016

147000 mi

US $700
replaced subframe because lower control arm worn out but i couldn't get bolts out.. the welded nut inside subframe broke off.. due to poor quality work done by mexican factory.. as jetta was built in mexico 
Volkswagen Jetta in Ontario, Canada
Feb 2015 - Mar 2015
Feb 2015

194060 mi

C $635
Serpentine belt snapped 
Volkswagen Jetta in Missouri, United States
Jan 2015 - Jun 2015
Feb 2015

256000 mi

US $55
Steering wheel started jerking a little when brakes were released & then a rhythmic noise started from the right front associated with rolling speed, not engine speed. 
Apr 2015

258000 mi

US $120
An item used by the variable valve timing system called a "shifter bar" needed replaced due to worn bushings at the center of the bar. Newer style shifter bars can just have the bushings replaced. 
Volkswagen Jetta in California, United States
Nov 2010 - Jun 2012
Dec 2010

95000 mi

US $273
Left side O2 sensor expired after 10 years and 94,000 miles. Quick fix, I was on my way. Car was completely driveable even with the check engine light on. 
Jan 2011

97000 mi

US $1000
Water pump failure, aged hoses, coolant leak. Serpentine belt done at same time. All replace and fixed. 
Volkswagen Jetta in Indiana, United States
Jun 2010 - Jun 2015
Jul 2012

54700 mi

US $70
front springs were replaced 
Jul 2014

59300 mi

US $100
Car simply lost power, could only move at a snail's pace. Mechanic said was the EPC. But ??? 

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2000 Volkswagen Jetta 4dr Sedan

174-horsepower 2.8L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

Volkswagen Jetta in California, United States
Mar 2013 - Jun 2015
Apr 2013

101700 mi

US $269
Domelights, windows, all locks inoperable. Fuse replaced three times and burned out each time immediately upon restarting the engine. Replaced the map light installation and the fuse. 
Volkswagen Jetta in Ohio, United States
Jan 2011 - Feb 2011
Feb 2011

145000 mi

US $400
Water pump needed to be replaced. 
Volkswagen Jetta in California, United States
Aug 2010 - Jul 2012
Sep 2010

111000 mi

US $1300
2 emission sensors failed about the same time 
Jun 2012

120000 mi

US $330
tensioner failed and caused serpentine belt to break therefore no alternator receiving power to work the power steering 

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2000 Volkswagen Jetta 4dr Sedan

115-horsepower 2.0L I4 5-speed manual FWD

Volkswagen Jetta in North Carolina, United States
Sep 2011 - Jun 2014
Oct 2012

65000 mi

US $800
valve guides are leaking 
Volkswagen Jetta in New Jersey, United States
Jun 2012 - Jul 2012
Jul 2012

150000 mi

US $400
I had to replace the ignition wires for a second time since 80K miles. I replaced the coil pack and the exhaust piping cracked and needed to be welded. 
Volkswagen Jetta in Connecticut, United States
Aug 2011 - Dec 2013
Nov 2011

109000 mi

US $80
Replaced the coil pack. 
Oct 2012

117000 mi

US $552
Tie rod was bent and bushing was worn out. 
Volkswagen Jetta in Florida, United States
Nov 2009 - Jun 2011
Aug 2010

158000 mi

US $358
Water Pump plus serpentine belt and external pulley belt replaced. Water Pump was replaced 3 yrs. ago. With a 2 yr warranty. New pump cost less money with a 5 yr warranty. Water pump was NOT leaking but making a terrible grinding noise. 
Volkswagen Jetta in Georgia, United States
May 2012 - Jul 2012
Jun 2012

102000 mi

US $1010
The check engine light activated and acceleration seemed reduced. "Engine misfire" was the readout. Plugs, wires, and air injection pump mounts replaced. "Door latch" broke. After unlocking the driver side door, the alarm would not be disarmed causing the car alarm to go off when starting the car. 
Volkswagen Jetta in Ontario, Canada
Feb 2012 - Aug 2013
Mar 2012

128340 mi

C $231
Ball joint 
May 2012

129860 mi

C $1361
Spring broke, also replaced worn out shocks and struts. 
Oct 2012

134100 mi

C $1580
Fuel injector quit and needed to be replaced. Coolant hose had a minor leak and would lose about half a quart of coolant per month. 
Jan 2013

136580 mi

C $408
Exhaust pipe cracked just before the muffler Oxygen sensor replacement 
Aug 2013

140740 mi
Catalytic converter failure 
Volkswagen Jetta in Ontario, Canada
Jun 2009 - Jun 2011
Jun 2011

238700 mi

C $5
No glow plug light, no start, towed to my work place (Toyota Dealership) Researched internet and found info on defective "109" relay. Got one from auto recycler, installed and has worked perfect since then. 
Volkswagen Jetta in Minnesota, United States
Oct 2010 - Jul 2013
Aug 2010

95000 mi

US $1300
Single trip, but multiple problems fixed. 1. A/C leak sealed, tested successfully. 2. Long overdue timing belt changed (first time). 3. Half-MIA OEM water-pump replaced with stainless steel after-market. 
Aug 2011

98000 mi

US $500
1. Rattling/broken catalytic converter replaced. 2. Front shocks replaced. 
Feb 2012

109300 mi

US $400
Replaced: Inner tie rod end, both outer tie rod ends, rack & pinion bellows kit. 
May 2012

113700 mi

US $600
Leaking A/C, added dye, identified two leaks, two o-rings changed. 
Jan 2013

125000 mi

US $500
Car shaking at low rpm, misfire codes, cracked ignition coil pack and wires changed. 
Volkswagen Jetta in Quebec, Canada
Feb 2011 - Mar 2015
Mar 2011

133300 mi

C $60
1) Engine coolant temperature sensor replaced. Was causing engine to run rich and check engine light 2) Right parking brake cable replaced. 
Oct 2011

141980 mi

C $500
Water pump leaking. Replaced timing belt and water pump. 
Nov 2011

143220 mi

C $350
Wheel bearing replaced (Driver-rear) 
Mar 2012

148800 mi

C $200
Ignition coil pack replaced 
Dec 2012

158100 mi

C $650
Lower ball joint Left outer tie rod Rear brake pads and rotors. Rear right caliper. 
Jun 2013

167400 mi

C $1100
Crankshaft sensor failure: replaced Radiator leaking coolant: replaced Rear bearing: replaced Damaged flex pipe, leaking exhaust gases: not replaced 
Volkswagen Jetta in California, United States
Aug 2009 - Jun 2015
Jul 2010

198000 mi

US $25
Cleaned mass airflow sensor. 
Aug 2010

198000 mi

US $100
Replaced mass airflow sensor. 
Jul 2012

203000 mi

US $210
Bad MAF. 
Volkswagen Jetta in Minnesota, United States
Jan 2009 - Dec 2011
Sep 2009

94000 mi

US $1300
New Clutch and flywheel 
Volkswagen Jetta in Colorado, United States
May 2008 - Feb 2011
Jul 2008

43000 mi

US $250
Water pump replaced. 
Dec 2009

54000 mi

US $250
Bent tie rod  
Volkswagen Jetta in Pennsylvania, United States
Sep 2006 - Jul 2010
Oct 2007

108000 mi

US $600
Replaced wheel well covers on both front wheels due to damage from road debris. 
Jan 2008

110000 mi

US $1200
Replaced worn tie rods. 
Dec 2008

114000 mi

US $1200
Brake light switch. 
Jan 2009

114000 mi

US $800
Replaced generator. 
Volkswagen Jetta in Massachusetts, United States
Jan 2010 - Nov 2011
Mar 2010

167000 mi

US $200
Lug bolts seized on rotor. Identified and not fixed for 6 months. 
Apr 2010

168000 mi

US $350
Bunch of high mileage stuff: oxygen sensor needed replacement, transmission mount replaced, warped rotor replaced, new brakes & fuel filter for the heck of it 
Jul 2010

173000 mi

US $225
hole somewhere in exhaust pipe. power is reduced but not mileage. exhaust coupling replaced. 
Dec 2010

180000 mi

US $5
Oil cooler gasket failed from age/cold weather. Oil spilled from engine to driveway. Purchased part @ dealership for $5, gave oil change @ same time. Back on the road. 
Mar 2011

183000 mi

US $90
Cooling module / radiator temperature sensor failed. Leaves fans on unpredictably thus draining and killing the battery. 
May 2011

185000 mi

US $70
Still unsure of root cause. Replaced fan module. was UNABLE to replace radiator thermostat/switch. Realized AC is not working as well. Problem has not returned with 500 miles of driving. 
Sep 2011

190000 mi
ABS + Brake light intermittently blinking and beeping loudly. Research shows this is indicative of a failing ABS module. Car still brakes just fine. Too expensive to fix VERY slow coolant leak. Won't fix 
Nov 2011

191000 mi
Starter failed. Not replaced. I was planning to buy a new car in December/January and decided to not put any money into the car at this point. Too many old-age items are starting to fail left and right. 

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2000 Volkswagen Jetta 4dr Sedan

115-horsepower 2.0L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

Volkswagen Jetta in British Columbia, Canada
Oct 2013 - Jun 2015
Jul 2014

124780 mi

C $150
Mass air flow sensor. Engine light on and code reading P0102. Fuel mileage decreased. Running fine otherwise. Replaced MAF. 
Dec 2014

128340 mi

C $25
Infamous coolant flange had to replaced. Plastic on hot engine and the o ring and plastic consistently breaks down resulting in coolant leaks. 
Jun 2015

139500 mi

C $700
Steering rack had to be replaced. Leaking power steering fluid. 
Volkswagen Jetta in Virginia, United States
Oct 2012 - Jun 2015
Mar 2012

124250 mi

US $1086
replaced dead battery, faulty alternator & starter 
Apr 2012

124491 mi

US $547
replaced cracked exhaust clamp 
Aug 2012

127989 mi

US $417
oil leak repaired by replacing valve cover gasket, upper intake gasket, oil filler cap gasket, oil filler neck gasket check engine light came on. replaced vacuum pump hose & fuel filter 
Aug 2013

143000 mi

US $300
axle seals leaking transmission fluid were replaced 
Feb 2014

148000 mi

US $1009
check engine light - ignition coil worn out check engine light - thermostat sticking check engine light - upstream oxygen sensor failed inner cv boot cracked & leaking grease - replaced 
Oct 2014

159000 mi

US $200
Replaced broken fan control switch. 
Volkswagen Jetta in British Columbia, Canada
Nov 2008 - Sep 2013
Dec 2008

95480 mi

C $300
Changed catalytic converter due to loose internals. 
May 2009

101680 mi

C $75
Rear brake pads were found to be virtually nonexistant while changing snow tires to summer tires. 
Oct 2009

104780 mi

C $450
engine overheating, over temp warning light on, water pump replaced 
Feb 2010

107500 mi

C $400
Replaced half axle inner universal boot due to hole. 
Volkswagen Jetta in New Jersey, United States
Feb 2010 - May 2010
Mar 2010

78000 mi

US $60
Gear shift was stuck in Park. Called Triple A, who fiddled with the brake light switch. This seemed to jiggle it loose - he suggested replacing the brake light switch. Repair shop did not notice a problem. 
Apr 2010

79000 mi

US $100
Gear shift problem returned, had brake light switch replaced. Could not start car, told that speed sensors needed to be replaced. Did not repair. 
May 2010

79000 mi

US $400
Sensors replaced. Was told ignition coils were bad, but did not replace. 

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2000 Volkswagen Jetta 4-door

turbocharged 4-cylinder diesel manual 2WD

Volkswagen Jetta in New Jersey, United States
Feb 2008 - Mar 2010
Apr 2008

156000 mi

US $1180
Symptom: Rattles in front end. Diagnosis: Tie rods and front struts struts worn out, needed to be replaced. 
Dec 2008

170000 mi

US $875
Alternator failed; replaced with new one. 
Volkswagen Jetta in Ohio, United States
Nov 2006 - Mar 2008
Mar 2008

162000 mi
Replaced power window motor myself. 

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2000 Volkswagen Jetta 4-door

turbocharged 4-cylinder diesel automatic 2WD

Volkswagen Jetta in Ontario, Canada
Oct 2007 - Mar 2012
Nov 2007

182900 mi

C $750
Had smoke come out from engine compartment, thought that it was a failure of rad, which had been noted to be leaking years prior. Turned out to be rad fan, had both rad and fan replaced 
Volkswagen Jetta in Illinois, United States
Aug 2007 - Mar 2010
Sep 2007

140000 mi

US $100
After bought the car used, I took it into the shop for a squeaky suspension. They said the front struts and the rear shocks were bad. 
Volkswagen Jetta in Quebec, Canada
Feb 2008 - Mar 2010
Mar 2008

48980 mi

C $300
Glow plug and rail. 
Jun 2008

50840 mi

C $300
Glow plug rail, first time chg 1 glow plug, chk eng lite went back on 2 weeks later next time chg rail 

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2000 Volkswagen Jetta 4-door

6-cylinder manual 2WD

Volkswagen Jetta in Michigan, United States
Sep 2006 - Apr 2008
Sep 2007

83000 mi
A/C failure - likely compressor seized up. Opted not to fix as vehicle is primarily 3rd/winter car. 
Oct 2007

85000 mi
New alternator required. VWoA is clueless - the didn't know which of 3 types I needed - w/in the same model year. They had to take it off to determine. Went w/ a reman unit that the dealer was cool enough to acquire, although they did try to add $75 to 

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2000 Volkswagen Jetta 4-door

4-cylinder manual 2WD

Volkswagen Jetta in Illinois, United States
Aug 2007 - Dec 2008
Oct 2007

96000 mi

US $330
Rusty, interior portion of front brake rotors caused wear on front brake pads. 
Volkswagen in Colorado, United States
Jun 2007 - Sep 2007
Aug 2007

102000 mi

US $85
Coolant Temp sensor needed replacing. 
Volkswagen Jetta in Maine, United States
Jun 2008 - Apr 2009
Jul 2008

85000 mi

US $486
Squeaks from right front wheel -- turns out to be CV joint that needs replacement. 
Jan 2009

91000 mi

US $170
Fluid leak fixed. 

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2000 Volkswagen Jetta 4-door

4-cylinder automatic 2WD

Volkswagen in Texas, United States
Apr 2007 - Mar 2010
May 2007

70000 mi

US $600
Alternator malfunction, needs to be replaced 

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2000 Volkswagen Jetta 2-door

6-cylinder manual 2WD

Volkswagen in Maine, United States
Mar 2007 - Mar 2010
Jul 2007

141000 mi

US $870
Air conditioner clutch failure 
Dec 2008

167000 mi

US $300
Radiator replacement after 165,000 miles. Leak at base connection had been present for some time (self healing fluid made this a drivable problem).  

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1999.5 Volkswagen Jetta

Engine not specified

Volkswagen Jetta in Maryland, United States
May 2013 - Oct 2013
Jul 2013

139000 mi

US $300
Burned out circuit board behind the dash. 1/2 price was labor. 1/2 price was the part. This was the first failure of this component. 
Volkswagen in Delaware, United States
Sep 2006 - Dec 2010
May 2007

116000 mi

US $330
Power door lock failed for one door. Major part had been ordered, but a minor, inexpensive part was found to also need replacement upon performing repair. As part was not immediately available, car was left at shop another day to allow for completion of r 
Sep 2008

134000 mi

US $700
Replaced cracked CV boot; CV joint itself in good condition. Replaced noisy starter; had driven car for months with problem. Internet chat suggested old grease as underlying problem, but fixed by using a rebuilt starter due to labor cost vs guarantee of solution working.  
Jun 2009

144000 mi

US $667
Battery dead. Alternator tested and found to be providing low charging amperage (about half normal). Replaced alternator and battery (due to age). 
Sep 2009

144000 mi

US $850
Cleaned throttle body control unit in response to code P1582. 
Mar 2010

148000 mi

US $420
Engine missed occasionally in damp weather; CEL on. Original coil and plug wires replaced.  
Sep 2010

149000 mi

US $380
Alternator and battery replaced, $450 for both. 

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1999.5 Volkswagen Jetta 4dr Sedan

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

Volkswagen Jetta in Alberta, Canada
Aug 2010 - Jan 2013
Oct 2010

158720 mi
drink holder broke. Won't repair because cost of drink holder is $80. Still works but won't fold up properly. 
Dec 2010

162440 mi

C $1200
Leaking water pump. 
Mar 2011

163680 mi

C $157
leaking seal and gasket on oil filter housing where oil cooler attaches. It was leaking oil everywhere and getting worse each week. 
Jan 2012

171920 mi

C $120
guide pins for caliper replaced and lubricated. This was preventing full release of pressure of the caliper and resulted in rotor warping. Rotors had to be replaced too. 
Volkswagen Jetta in Ohio, United States
Jan 2008 - Jul 2012
Apr 2008

214000 mi

US $750
Replacement of Fuel Injector Nozzles because they had reached end of life and were not properly atomizing fuel anymore. Intake manifold was removed from the car and the intake was completely cleaned and decarboned. It was heavily clogged after 210,000+ miles and needed to be cleaned for proper air intake. 
Aug 2008

223000 mi

US $110
A crack/tear developed in the silicone upper intercooler hose causing loss of boost and oil splatter inside the engine compartment. I attempted to patch but was unsuccessful. So, I purchased a replacement upper intercooler hose and changed it out. 
Apr 2009

237000 mi

US $912
I had the rear shocks replaced, the rear shock mounts replaced, and the emergency brake cables replaced.  Replaced the pads and rotors for all brakes. Had the caliper pins for the left front brakes re-tapped. 
Jul 2009

243000 mi

US $600
One of the rear coil spings had broken, so I replaced front and rear coil springs and all mounting bushing, and pieces, replaced front subframe bushings with Audi TT 2-part bushings and replaced the front subframe bolts that go through those bushing 
Nov 2011

287000 mi

US $300
Car was losing coolant and there was too much pressure in the expansion bottle. Initial repair in October was not successful. 
Mar 2012

291000 mi

US $85
Rear brake caliper emergency brake levers were hanging and causing the rear brakes to drag. I replaced both rear brake calipers. 

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1999.5 Volkswagen Jetta 4dr Sedan

174-horsepower 2.8L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

Volkswagen Jetta in Minnesota, United States
Jan 2009 - Mar 2011
Sep 2009

78000 mi

US $2300
ignition coil, plug wires  water pump The retractable sunroof motor went out (the vent motor is good) - but it was going to be $1200-1500.00 to fix so we chose not to. 
Dec 2009

81000 mi
3rd window regulator on drivers side door in 12 month period - shop warranted the part again - no charge for labor 
Feb 2010

93000 mi

US $553
Replace alternator - had done a self replacement of a battery in Dec/Jan and found the alternator wasn't working at full capacity. Dealer quoted $1250.00 - local repairman charged $550.00 Leading to the alternator diagnosis - Dealer claimed battery draw from faulty doorlock. Replaced $690.00. Battery failed again and Dealer replaced trunk latch - N/C. Turns out it was probably the Alternator. 

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1999.5 Volkswagen Jetta 4dr Sedan

115-horsepower 2.0L I4 5-speed manual FWD

Volkswagen Jetta in Minnesota, United States
Mar 2012 - May 2012
Apr 2012

128000 mi

US $440
Crankshaft position sensor burned out without warning. Engine stalled and wouldn't restart, stranding me in a freeway tunnel. Car operated normally at mechanics, leading to a long diagnosis. $125 part, 2 hours labor, plus diagnostic charge. 
May 2012

128000 mi
Windshield wipers broke and window switches cut out. Brought car in for diagnosis, estimate came back at $500+, decided to sell the car rather than fix any more problems because this car always has problems. Always! AC clutch squealed and died last summer. Did not repair due to cost ($250, if I remember correctly), paid $10 diagnostic fee. I live in Minnesota, so it wasn't worth the price to fix. 

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1999.5 Volkswagen Jetta 4dr Sedan

115-horsepower 2.0L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

Volkswagen Jetta in Alabama, United States
Oct 2015 - Nov 2015
Nov 2015

217000 mi

US $73
Car stopped while driving. Would crank, wouldn't fire. Mechanic from used car dealer where I bought the car replaced fuel filter (still wouldn't fire). I stopped him when he started removing fuel pump. Repair still in progress. 
Volkswagen Jetta in Louisiana, United States
Nov 2009 - Jan 2010
Dec 2009

114000 mi

US $150
Small radiator leak repaired. 
Jan 2010

114000 mi
Needed new catalytic converter at time of accident. 
Volkswagen Jetta in Iowa, United States
Jun 2007 - Mar 2015
Nov 2009

116000 mi

US $56
Door hinges popping noise, lubricated, works fine now. 
Dec 2014

153000 mi

US $300
Inner cv joint worn, boot damaged by external cut 

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1999.5 Volkswagen Jetta 4-door

turbocharged 4-cylinder diesel manual 2WD

Volkswagen in Illinois, United States
Sep 2006 - Aug 2013
Dec 2006

145000 mi

US $1800
Shocks, struts, front brakes*, trans fluid* tie-rod ends wheel bearing 
Sep 2009

181000 mi

US $235
Frozen front brake caliper replaced. Replaced pads and rotors. 
Nov 2010

192000 mi

US $100
Hand brake cable replaced. 
Apr 2011

193000 mi

US $900
Replaced engine cooling fan, serpentine belt Replaced alternator and battery,  
Jun 2011

193000 mi

US $300
Two window regulators replaced. 
Feb 2013

208000 mi

US $800
Replaced entire exhaust. 
Volkswagen Jetta in Illinois, United States
Jul 2008 - Nov 2012
Oct 2008

127000 mi

US $75
Replaced aging thermostat that prevented coolant temperature from reaching normal (opens too early). 
Jan 2009

130000 mi

US $13
Replaced leaking oil cooler seals. 
Dec 2010

170000 mi

US $80
One wheel bearing failed (noisy but not seized). Replaced 2x front bearings. 
Oct 2012

187000 mi

US $500
Heater core replaced due to leaking. Replaced FR fender due to corrosion 
Volkswagen Jetta in Pennsylvania, United States
Apr 2008 - Dec 2009
Dec 2009

140000 mi

US $2000
busted roller destroyed TB and in turn the head and bent valves 
Volkswagen in Texas, United States
Sep 2006 - Mar 2009
Oct 2006

173000 mi

US $2009
Axle shaft broke away from transmission $2008.00, dealer fixed axle issue, car will not start... (see second issue) Dealer fixed axle issue, car will not start, wanted new diagnostic charge for and additional $85, I refused and had the car towed home. found engine compartment disassembled and parts left in hatchback are 
Jun 2007

184000 mi

US $2200
Original turbo replaced at my expense Transmission differential is held together with rivets, the rivets separated and caused wear on the transmission case. the worn metal caused the differential to fail. 
Aug 2008

191000 mi

US $1600
Turbocharger failed. Had turbo replaced. 
Volkswagen in Pennsylvania, United States
Oct 2006 - Sep 2013
Nov 2006

159000 mi

US $145
The passenger window fell down for the 3rd time and was out of the 7 year extended warrenty by 2 months 
Jan 2008

173000 mi

US $1000
Water pump and timing belt. 
Aug 2012

212700 mi

US $900
I had the clutch replaced 

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1999.5 Volkswagen Jetta 4-door

6-cylinder automatic 2WD

Volkswagen in Texas, United States
Mar 2007 - Apr 2007
Apr 2007

78000 mi

US $450
The oil pump was about to die and wasn't providing the required oil pressure for the engine to operate ok. Dealer indicated that if it wasn't replaced it could blow out the engine. 

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1999.5 Volkswagen Jetta 4-door

4-cylinder manual 2WD

Volkswagen Jetta in Massachusetts, United States
May 2009 - Aug 2011
Jul 2009

98000 mi

US $355
front brakes replaced. rear right ABS sensor replaced. 
Oct 2009

102700 mi

US $970
The car was making awful banging noises from the passenger rear wheel with bumps. Replaced rear shocks, sway bar. Replaced parking brake cable. 
May 2011

132000 mi

US $1100
AC condensor/clutch replaced exhaust leak with section replaced 

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1999.5 Volkswagen Jetta 4-door

4-cylinder automatic 2WD

Volkswagen Jetta in Quebec, Canada
Jul 2008 - Mar 2010
Sep 2009

118420 mi

C $305
Defective rear oxygen probe replaced. Prestone leak (fixed but doesn’t seem to be a complete success as I had to add some prestone recently). Defective ABS probe on one of the rear wheels. Not fixed due to age of car. Defective rear stop light replaced. 
Volkswagen in Wisconsin, United States
Jan 2007 - Mar 2010
May 2007

68000 mi

US $59
Had a rattle on acceleration, dealer replaced exhaust clamp on this trip. Rattle continued after this repair. Dealer found catalytic converter was causing the rattle. Catalytic converter was replaced, still under warranty. 
Jun 2007

68000 mi

US $328
Windshield wipers kept freezing up for several seconds, had to be towed home because severe rain made driving unsafe. Made appointment at shop, found the wiper linkage binding and was replaced. 
Aug 2007

69000 mi

US $53
Took it in because of creaking that seemed to be coming from the suspension, shop inspected suspension components and found them to be ok. 

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