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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 218 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 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 4-door

4-cylinder manual 2WD

Volkswagen in Colorado, United States
Jun 2007 - Sep 2007
Aug 2007

102000 mi

US $85
Coolant Temp sensor needed replacing. 

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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 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 4-door

turbocharged 4-cylinder diesel manual 2WD

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 
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. 

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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 automatic 2WD

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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2000 Volkswagen Jetta Repair Histories

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