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2000 Volkswagen Jetta Problems and Repair Histories

Don't infer 2000 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 2000 Volkswagen Jetta repairs by problem area

47% of the 2000 Volkswagen Jetta repairs were to the engine, 6% to the transmission, 11% to the brakes, 12% to the suspension, 18% to the electrical or air-conditioning systems, 3% to the body and trim, and 3% to other areas of the vehicle.

Chart based on 179 repairs.

2000 Volkswagen Jetta repair cost distribution

Of the 2000 Volkswagen Jetta repairs that were not covered by warranty and were not do-it-yourself repairs, 4% cost less than $100, 44% between $100 and $499, 29% between $500 and $999, and 22% between $1000 and $2499.

Chart based on 45 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.

2000 Volkswagen Jetta 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 150hp 1.8L I4 5-speed manual FWD

Volkswagen Jetta in Washington, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
May 2007 42000    
43000 600 Misfires, CEL 
46000 0 Replaced a light bulb in the center console (behind the heater). I did it myself (the dealer gave me the part for free). 
50000 0 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
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jun 2007 102000    
102000 85 Coolant Temp sensor needed replacing. 
 

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2000 Volkswagen Jetta 4-door

4-cylinder automatic 2WD

Volkswagen in Texas, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Apr 2007 67000    
70000 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
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Mar 2007 136000    
141000 870 Air conditioner clutch failure 
167000 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
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Sep 2006 109000    
116000 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 
134000 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.  
144000 667 Battery dead. Alternator tested and found to be providing low charging amperage (about half normal). Replaced alternator and battery (due to age). 
144000 850 Cleaned throttle body control unit in response to code P1582. 
148000 420 Engine missed occasionally in damp weather; CEL on. Original coil and plug wires replaced.  
149000 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
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Sep 2006 172000    
173000 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 
184000 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. 
191000 1600 Turbocharger failed. Had turbo replaced. 
 
Volkswagen in Pennsylvania, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Oct 2006 157000    
159000 145 The passenger window fell down for the 3rd time and was out of the 7 year extended warrenty by 2 months 
173000 1000 Water pump and timing belt. 
212700 900 I had the clutch replaced 
230000  
Volkswagen in Illinois, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Sep 2006 144000    
145000 1800 Shocks, struts, front brakes*, trans fluid* tie-rod ends wheel bearing 
181000 235 Frozen front brake caliper replaced. Replaced pads and rotors. 
192000 100 Hand brake cable replaced. 
193000 900 Replaced engine cooling fan, serpentine belt Replaced alternator and battery,  
193000 300 Two window regulators replaced. 
208000 800 Replaced entire exhaust. 
 

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1999.5 Volkswagen Jetta 4-door

6-cylinder automatic 2WD

Volkswagen in Texas, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Mar 2007 78000    
78000 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
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jan 2007 66000    
68000 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. 
68000 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. 
69000 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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