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2001 Volkswagen Jetta repairs by problem area

Engine (48%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (5%)

Brakes and Traction Control (7%)

Suspension and Steering (16%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (15%)

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

Other (6%)

Chart based on 285 repairs.

2001 Volkswagen Jetta repair cost distribution

$2500+ (1%)

$1000 - $2499 (17%)

$500 - $999 (30%)

$100 - $499 (47%)

< $100 (5%)

Chart based on 83 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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2001 Volkswagen Jetta

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Volkswagen Jetta in Illinois, United States
Jul 2010 - Jun 2011
Aug 2010

77000 mi

US $450
The car has been in and out of the shop with this problem for the past 6 months. I have taken it to 2 dealerships and 3 local shops-no luck. The person who was finally able to fix it was a VW specialist who replaced a vacuum tube and a hose 
Oct 2010

78000 mi

US $450
I'm done with this car. It's a complete piece of s---, and I can't fix it anymore. After taking it to 5 mechanics, no one can figure out what's wrong with it. 
Volkswagen Jetta in Oregon, United States
Apr 2012 - Apr 2012
Apr 2012

94000 mi

US $588
Replaced AC compressor and 1 radiator cooling fan 

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2001 Volkswagen Jetta 4dr Wagon

115-horsepower 2.0L I4 5-speed manual FWD

Volkswagen Jetta in North Carolina, United States
Mar 2015 - Dec 2015
Mar 2015

167000 mi
Stuck Calipers, replaced calipers, lines, and rotors for both back brakes. 
Dec 2015

183000 mi

US $400
lower control arms 
Volkswagen Jetta in Oregon, United States
May 2010 - May 2011
Mar 2010

99000 mi
Diagnose problem with car stalling in traffic and electrical system going haywire. Mechanic tightened up electrical connections but diagnosed an ECU problem. Problem went away temporarily afterward. 
Jun 2010

101000 mi

US $1100
Car would stall and electrical system would go mostly dead/flickering, with continous, rapidly clicking relay sounds. At first car would restart after a few seconds, but had a dangerous incident where car was stalled in traffic for 2min. 

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2001 Volkswagen Jetta 4dr Sedan

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

Volkswagen Jetta in Ohio, United States
Jun 2014 - Dec 2015
Sep 2014

180000 mi

US $100
Removed and cleaned intake manifold 
Oct 2014

182500 mi

US $250
Limp mode - fixed with new MAF and N75 valve. Purchased limp mode kit from kermatdi. 
Dec 2014

186000 mi

US $20
Factory plastic belly pan is old, cracked and thinning. Metal fasteners were losing strength and getting lost. I replaced 5 of the clip-fasteners with <$20 parts from Autozone ("#10 body screw"). Performed in my garage on ramps. 
Feb 2015

188700 mi
Diagnosed - bad/failing strut-damper - the bearing that the strut rotates on when steering. I expect to fix this in a month or two. 
Dec 2015

204000 mi

US $100
Egr valve leaked oil - $150 part, I never got to repairing it. 
Volkswagen Jetta in Ohio, United States
Jan 2010 - Apr 2011
Apr 2010

165000 mi

US $250
Glow plug relay faulted out, causing a check engine light on the dash to illuminate. Had glow plug relay replaced. Brake pad wear indicator lamp on the dash came on. Had front brake pads replaced while the car was in the shop for the glow plug relay. 
May 2010

165500 mi

US $200
Glow plug light came back on after about a week. Need to get VAG-COM analyzer, rescheduled service for July. Shop also replaced the serpentine belt tensioner, which had began squeaking. Examined the old part. It was definately bad. 
Oct 2010

168000 mi

US $350
right rear caliper not completely releasing after applying emergency brake. Right rear caliper was replaced in addition to rear pads and rotors. 
Apr 2011

172000 mi

US $125
Turbocharger variable-vane mechanism not operating properly resulting in the computer limiting fuel delivery in extended full throttle application in situations such as passing. Will eventually require a new turbocharger to repair. driver's side windshield spray nozzle hose broke off down in the hood somewhere. Parts ordered and replaced. Problem solved 
Volkswagen Jetta in Pennsylvania, United States
Aug 2014 - Jun 2015
Sep 2014

374000 mi

US $358
passenger side window would not close 
Jan 2015

382000 mi

US $500
starter 
Apr 2015

386000 mi

US $1200
timing belt, tires, air conditioning 
Jun 2015

386000 mi
Rear ended and totaled. Scheduled to return to the shop four days later to try to sort out the AC problem. The mechanic felt it was a wiring issue, but hadn't been able to figure it out. also needed axle work done (boots?) 
Volkswagen Jetta in Alabama, United States
Mar 2010 - Jun 2016
Dec 2010

178000 mi
Old starter dragging...replaced with new starter 
Mar 2011

179000 mi

US $350
Needed new front struts, tie rod ends, ball joints, bushings, wheel bearings, etc. In fairness, I commute 60 miles daily on a very rough road. 
Apr 2013

190000 mi

US $20
Rear view mirror mount broke off. Brittle, aged, sun-baked plastic. Replacement mirror and mount was $20, and took about 3 minutes to install. 
Volkswagen Jetta in Pennsylvania, United States
Mar 2008 - Apr 2011
Sep 2009

129000 mi

US $500
I replaced all the brake calipers/rotors and pads as they were sticking and causing poor rotor wear and premature wear and warping. 
Volkswagen Jetta in North Carolina, United States
May 2008 - Jun 2016
Jun 2009

137000 mi

US $64
Alternator pulley failed. Replaced pulley. 
Jul 2012

185000 mi
Headliner began to sag, then completely hung down. Repaired with 40 small screws and washers. 
May 2013

200000 mi

US $12
Thermostat housing was oozing coolant. Replaced housing and o-ring, all's well again. 
Volkswagen Jetta in Virginia, United States
Sep 2006 - Jul 2012
Oct 2006

91000 mi

US $400
The dual-mass flywheel failed, allowing too much play. The clutch was slipping occasionally, though the clutch lining was not worn out. 
Dec 2006

94000 mi

US $36
Left side mirror glass was replaced, because the heating element had failed. 
Jan 2007

95000 mi

US $186
Front suspension work: Installed new ball joints and rear lower control arm bushings to solve clunking and worn bushings. Left CV axle replaced to eliminate vibration under acceleration. 
Jul 2007

100000 mi

US $37
The left end link on the front sway bar broke. 
Sep 2007

102000 mi

US $10
Replaced right headlight bulb. 
Jun 2008

110000 mi

US $41
The driver's window fell into the door. I installed a new window "kit", which includes new clips (now all metal instead of plastic and metal), new cables and other parts of the regulator assembly. This is a common problem with Mk4 VWs. 
Sep 2008

112000 mi

US $15
Failed door switch in driver's door was replaced. This affected alarm/remote locking operation as well as the dome and puddle lights and headlight/key warnings. The individual microswitch was replaced to save money over replacing the entire mechanism. 
Dec 2008

116000 mi

US $43
Replaced diesel injection pump top and middle seals. The pump had been weeping since I purchased the car from the original owner at 80k miles, but got worse in the last year. I have used Biodiesel in the car which may have exacerbated the problem. 
Feb 2009

118000 mi

US $218
Replaced rear rotors and pads, and front pads. Front rotors were machined. Brake fluid was replaced. 
Mar 2009

119000 mi

US $15
Replaced injector return lines. They hadn't started leaking, but were suspected to be letting air in. They were replaced with Viton hose because I have run high blends of biodiesel in the past, which likely contributed to their demise. 
Apr 2009

119000 mi

US $15
Hazard switch started smoking while driving (and the hazards weren't in use!), but continued to work. Called VW and verified that it had been replaced under an earlier recall campaign. Replaced the switch. 
Jul 2009

122000 mi

US $593
Replaced worn and leaking dampers (struts, shocks) with aftermarket Konis that don't significantly alter the ride/handling balance. Replaced passenger-side axle. The inner boot had ripped, and the upcharge for the whole assembly was small enough that I decided to not attempt to rebuild the inner joint. Also replaced ball joint. 
Dec 2009

126000 mi
Trunk latch stopped working. Removed from car and disassembled. Found that a spring had popped off inside the mechanism. It popped off again after reattachment. Ultimately, I had to bend the end of the spring to keep it secure. 
Jul 2010

131000 mi

US $43
Vacuum pipe between vacuum pump and brake booster had cracked at the ends, causing a leak. Part was replaced, solving the problem. Received recall notice regarding sunroof drains. Determined that the official VW "fix" was to snip off the end of the drain because of the likelihood of clogging, which I experienced. I clipped the ends myself instead of going to the dealer 
Jun 2011

142000 mi

US $60
Turbo variable vane (VNT) actuator ring was installed upside down, preventing the turbo from venting and causing an overboost condition at high engine load. The ring was reversed, fixing the problem. The only parts replaced were gaskets. 
Sep 2011

143000 mi

US $184
The lock module in the driver's door malfunctioned again. (I'd replaced a microswitch a few years ago.) Symptoms included no interior lights or headlight warning and occasional alarm malfunctioning. I bit the bullet and replaced the module. 
Oct 2011

143000 mi

US $69
The oil return line was observed to be weeping when the turbo was R&R'ed this past summer. The return line was replaced. 
Jul 2012

145000 mi

US $9
The injection pump "head" O-ring was leaking and was replaced in situ. This is not the authorized VW way to do it, though it saves a lot of time and money to not need to remove the pump from the car. 
Volkswagen Jetta in Washington, United States
Jun 2012 - Mar 2014
Jul 2013

128700 mi

US $65
Cooling temp sensor was faulty 
Volkswagen Jetta in South Carolina, United States
Feb 2007 - Jan 2011
Dec 2007

99000 mi

US $60
CEL came on. Code indicated general glow plug fault. Found #2 glow plug open circuit (infinite resistance - spec is about 1 ohm). Replaced all (4) glow plugs. Had code cleared. Problem fixed. 
Feb 2008

103000 mi

US $86
Glass started to fall from passenger side front window. Plastic window clips the logical problem, so I ordered parts on-line to repair. Disassembeld per VW Vortex instructions and repaired successfully. Seven year warranty expired on this.. 
Mar 2008

104000 mi

US $60
Front passenger side window would not close. Problem was the window plastic clips failed allowing the glass to drop. Ordered a kit from Impex with metal clips and repaired following VW Vortex instructions. 
Sep 2008

115000 mi
Glove box latch detached from lid. Disassembled lid and reinstalled latch. The pivot pins had slid out of position allowing the latch to detach. Repositioned pins and glued in place. Reglued inner and outer lid shells. Outcome: Successful repair. 
Apr 2009

123000 mi

US $5
Wife heard an occasional 'clunk' in the front end. I thought it was the sway bar bushings; however, upon beginning work I found the nut on the bolt securing the upper sway bar link to be loose several turns. Locktited and torqued all sway bar fastners. 
Jun 2009

127000 mi

US $5
CEL lit on startup, code indicated glow plug fault. Ohmed plugs, all OK. Bought electric contact cleaner and cleaned harness and plugs. Had code purged. No further issue. Turn signal flasher would randomly flash after using signals. Cleaned turn signal stalk area in steering column with electric contact cleaner (no disassembly). No further issues. 
Dec 2009

138000 mi
CEL came on shortly afer start. Suspected glow plug circuit, checked plugs, OK. Cleaned harness and plugs with DeOxit and reconnected harness. Had Auto Zone pull code, 0380 general glow plug fault. Cleared code, has not reappeared. 
Volkswagen Jetta in New Jersey, United States
Apr 2010 - Oct 2015
Oct 2015

258000 mi

US $400
Turbo is going. Sends signal to computer when over-revved. Computer drops engine power to safe mode. Have to flip ignition off on to reboot. Runs Til next rev 
Volkswagen Jetta in Texas, United States
Aug 2010 - Jun 2012
Nov 2011

175300 mi

US $1000
Complete suspension rebuild, new struts, springs, bushings, etc. 

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2001 Volkswagen Jetta 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 150hp 1.8L I4 5-speed manual FWD

Volkswagen Jetta in California, United States
Nov 2012 - Dec 2014
Jan 2013

114700 mi

US $185
Rear passenger wheel bearing making howling / whining noise that changed pitch with vehicle speed. Got OEM German part for $85 and spent about $100 on installation with help from a Craigslist mechanic. Needed a machine shop to remove parts. 
Mar 2013

116000 mi

US $106
Car sometimes wouldn't start, sometimes would stall, sometimes hesitate. Turned out to be the Crank Position Sensor. Got one off Amazon for $59 and paid $47 labor to have it replaced. Car runs smooth now. 
Jun 2014

122000 mi

US $40
Replaced valve cover gaskets and spark plugs 
Oct 2014

126000 mi

US $400
Thermostat died, blew hose and lost coolant. Blew waterpump, wound up doing that + timing belt + tensioners + seals, etc. 
Dec 2014

126000 mi

US $108
Had to clean the throttle body because the car kept going into limp mode during hard acceleration. Took a while to trace the problem down to this. 
Volkswagen Jetta in Kentucky, United States
Sep 2013 - Oct 2013
Oct 2013

187000 mi
Heater core 
Volkswagen Jetta in Colorado, United States
Sep 2010 - Mar 2012
Oct 2010

95000 mi
Driver Side window regulator broke - replaced cable kit to repair. 
Volkswagen Jetta in Connecticut, United States
Jun 2012 - Mar 2014
Oct 2012

150000 mi

US $300
Flex pipe on catalytic converter assembly broke. Replaced myself in about 2 hours with basic hand tools. 
Mar 2013

162000 mi

US $80
Trunk weather seal had deteriorated, replaced with aftermarket part. 
Jul 2013

168000 mi

US $800
Struts, shocks, and suspension bushings were replaced by myself over the course of two days. 
Feb 2014

176000 mi

US $2500
Plastic cooling neck on left side of engine ruptured, resulted in head gasket failure from lack of coolant. Replaced head gasket, head studs, coolant neck, timing belt & water pump since they had to come off anyways, milled head to fix warp. 
Volkswagen Jetta in Ontario, Canada
Jun 2012 - Jan 2015
Jul 2012

134940 mi

C $1000
Alternator died on a major highway 
Dec 2012

136400 mi

C $500
Front right balljoint as well as FLCA bushings needed to be replaced. Bushings were basically gone and the balljoint made noticeable sound over bumps 
Volkswagen Jetta in Virginia, United States
Mar 2013 - Dec 2015
Jul 2013

184000 mi

US $1100
new turbo charger, new antifreeze, synthetic oil change since turbo is cooled with oil and coolant 
Mar 2015

194000 mi

US $920
Rack and Pinion. 
Volkswagen Jetta in Washington, United States
Dec 2013 - Jun 2016
Jan 2014

81000 mi

US $350
Emissions, upstream oxygen sensor Airbag module not working since 2008 
Jul 2014

84700 mi

US $8
Check engine light on because mass airflow sensor was fouled. Cleaned and reinstalled. 
Aug 2014

85300 mi

US $150
Replaced warped front rotors and pads 
Jan 2015

87700 mi
Drivers side window fell into the door 
Apr 2015

89300 mi

US $9
Check engine light came on. Cleaned mass air flow sensor. 
Jun 2015

90000 mi

US $8
MAF sensor needed cleaning again to clear check engine light 
Sep 2015

91000 mi

US $800
Replaced leaking water pump, drive belt and drive belt tensioner Left axle replaced 
May 2016

94700 mi

US $500
Engine coolant leaked out because a coolant hose was leaking 
Volkswagen Jetta in Ontario, Canada
Feb 2007 - May 2010
May 2007

40300 mi
Symptom: Check engine light on (again, comes on and off periodically) & uneven/rough idle. Diagnostic test came up with: 17545 p1137 Long Term Fuel Trim Add.Fuel,Bank1 System too Rich 17705 p1297 Connection turbocharger - throttle valve pressure hose 
Mar 2008

44640 mi

C $500
Check engine light, uneven idle ending in stalling the car. First repair cleared up the codes in the computer test completely, but problem reocurred couple weeks after at which time mass air intake meter (I thought it was sensor, but mechanic called ... 
Jun 2009

54560 mi

C $180
Check engine light on again (goes off couple of days after oil change and computer codes reset for the past few years). Replaced one of the (intake?) hoses that had a cut on it and reset the computer. Another hose adjacent to it needed change per mechani Another intake (?) hose needed replacement per mechanic to resolve check engine light. Ordered part, to be replaced next time. The light came off again few days after replacing the hose per previous report for the same trip Rear windshield wiper starting to work always at the engine start time (regardless of switch position) and runs for about 2.5 time longer than if in intermittent mode, before stopping, but at random position on the glass, instead of the bottom end of it. Rubber seal that goes along the left side of the roof under the front and rear left door, had damage (holes) due to ice buildups during the winter that acted like a glue, causing soundproofing issues, but also freezing of windows and locks in winter Front right headlight needed replacement. replaced by myself 
Sep 2009

56420 mi

C $1150
Replaced all remaining air intake hoses. Reset the codes.The check engine light came back on after a few days. I don't bother to take it to the mechanic anymore - I am deciding whether to change mechanic, or change the car, or ignore. Replaced the rubber seal/moulding Symptom: Noisy muffler/exhaust. Exhaust pipe was broken/torn. Replaced the complete exaust pipe, together with the catalytic converter. 
Jan 2010

59500 mi

C $749
Check engine light on (same codes as previously reported), uneven idle when cold engine. Replaced parts: turbo cat-off valve, valve cover gasket & CAM tensioner gasket (both leaking per shop). Engine not reaching regular temperature and also growing much slower than usually. Replace Thermostat and temp.sensor. CEL did come back on a few days after previous repair. But then shop simply reset it and it has remained off since then. 
Volkswagen Jetta in Colorado, United States
May 2007 - Feb 2014
Jun 2008

98000 mi

US $250
Replaced starter motor. Old starter motor was not disengaging immediately upon starting the engine. Had driven car w/problem for over a year prior to replacing the starter. 
Dec 2008

99000 mi

US $100
Replace lower transmission mount. 
Feb 2009

100000 mi

US $1000
Replace front struts, strut mounts, and strut mount bearings. 
Jun 2009

101000 mi

US $30
Replaced front swaybar bushings. 
Mar 2010

104000 mi

US $700
Replace passenger side front axle due to torn CV joint boot. 
Jun 2010

105000 mi

US $1250
Replace Tie Rod Ends. Replace right rear wheel bearing. 
Jul 2010

106000 mi

US $75
Front swaybar bushings and end links. 
Nov 2010

108000 mi

US $2000
Flywheel broke. Replaced flywheel, clutch lining, and rear main seal. 
May 2013

119000 mi

US $800
Replace front struts, strut mount bearings, and sway bar bushings. 
Nov 2013

121000 mi

US $80
Replaced cracked coolant flange. 
Volkswagen Jetta in Minnesota, United States
Apr 2007 - Nov 2010
May 2007

123000 mi

US $420
Wheel bearing needed replacement after 120,000 miles. 
Nov 2007

132000 mi

US $650
Other rear wheel bearing needed replacement. Thermostat needed replacement. 
Jan 2008

136000 mi

US $436
Replaced both front wheel bearings. One was a new replacement, the other was replaced 40,000 miles ago. 
Aug 2008

144000 mi

US $170
Passenger window regulator clips broke, window fell into door. Replaced window regulator, fixed problem. 
Dec 2008

149000 mi

US $400
Turbo downpipe flex joint developed a leak. Entire downpipe was replaced. 
Jun 2009

158000 mi

US $400
Camshaft chain tensioner was faulty, developed chain rattle, replaced 
Sep 2009

160000 mi
Ignition coil failed, dealer replaced all 4 under recall 
May 2010

170000 mi

US $179
Valve cover gasket was leaking, replaced Replaced engine and transmission mounts due to excessive play, not outright failure Alternator failed while on highway. 
Oct 2010

177000 mi

US $100
Clutch master cylinder failing. Replaced successfully. 
Volkswagen Jetta in Tennessee, United States
Feb 2009 - Jun 2011
Sep 2009

128000 mi

US $295
Remove and replace left wheel bearing/hub assembly 
Jun 2011

154000 mi

US $9
Replaced cracked engine oil dipstick tube. 
Volkswagen Jetta in Minnesota, United States
Sep 2009 - Jun 2016
Oct 2009

86000 mi

US $50
Replaced Swaybar end links 
Mar 2010

92000 mi

US $100
Replace rear pads, rotors. Replaced front sway bar bushings. 
Jun 2011

116000 mi

US $150
Replace Shocks 
Nov 2011

124000 mi

US $400
Replace all PCV components 
Jan 2012

128000 mi

US $75
Plastic coolant flange degraded overtime and could no longer seal 
Mar 2012

130000 mi

US $850
Replace struts, ball joints, control arms and bushings, tie rod inners and outers. 
Dec 2012

145000 mi

US $125
Replaced valve cover and cam gaskets replaced coolant fitting that cracked 
May 2013

152000 mi

US $450
Dual mass flywheel started to fail, the clutch would grab quickly while engaging. Replaced flywheel, clutch, throwout bearing, etc. 
Jun 2013

153000 mi

US $200
Cam chain tensioner began to fail, replaced 
Jul 2015

186000 mi

US $390
Replaced front wheel bearings 
Volkswagen Jetta in Texas, United States
Apr 2015 - Dec 2015
Nov 2015

185700 mi

US $369
Replace compressor 

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2001 Volkswagen Jetta 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 150hp 1.8L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

Volkswagen Jetta in Quebec, Canada
Mar 2013 - Dec 2014
Apr 2013

113020 mi

C $157
diverter valve changed 
Jul 2013

115300 mi

C $732
muffler and resonator with pipes and collets 
Aug 2013

115940 mi
lights showing abs and traction control defective - sensor replaced and right front macpherson swash plate replaced 
Feb 2014

118600 mi

C $332
ABS and tracking system problem light indicated, right front ABS sensor 
Mar 2014

119040 mi

C $332
left rear ABS sensor and general checkup 
Aug 2014

120460 mi

C $1200
I had the ventilation box replaced with a used unit for approximately $1200. The heating deflection baffle was broken and could not be repaired without replacing the whole box. This involved taking all the dash apart and 7 hours of work. 
Oct 2014

120900 mi

C $600
2 disks and one caliper with 2 sensors on the ABS 
Dec 2014

120900 mi
Replaced starter. 
Volkswagen Jetta in Arkansas, United States
Aug 2012 - Sep 2012
Sep 2012

127000 mi

US $786
The radiator cracked and connecting hoses, because of the material they're constructed from cracked as well. 

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2001 Volkswagen Jetta 4dr Sedan

174-horsepower 2.8L V6 5-speed manual FWD

Volkswagen Jetta in Florida, United States
Sep 2014 - May 2015
Feb 2015

175000 mi

US $300
window motor, regulators on multiple windows 
Apr 2015

177000 mi

US $300
Car overheated resulting in blowing coolant reservoir top off spewing coolant all over engine bay. Led to a ruptured hose as well. 
May 2015

177000 mi
Blown head gasket 
Volkswagen Jetta in Washington, United States
Feb 2010 - Jun 2016
May 2011

121700 mi

US $1500
Coilpack failure.  Broken waterpump. 
Aug 2011

123500 mi
replacement of thermostat system and water displacement system (aka VR6 crackpipe). 
Nov 2013

135000 mi

US $290
REAR PADS AND ROTORS. REPLACED BOTH. 
Dec 2014

140000 mi
Engine mount replacement 
Volkswagen Jetta in Pennsylvania, United States
Oct 2013 - Nov 2013
Nov 2013

104000 mi

US $150
Replaced front pads and rotors 
Volkswagen Jetta in Ontario, Canada
Jul 2012 - Dec 2013
Nov 2013

185220 mi

C $1500
Generator pulley 
Volkswagen Jetta in California, United States
Dec 2013 - Feb 2015
Jan 2014

140000 mi

US $900
Radiator cracked.  Oil leak in valve cover gasket 
Mar 2014

142000 mi

US $985
Second, smaller leak due to an oil pan o-ring. 
Jul 2014

144000 mi

US $717
Alternator had to be replaced. Power steering pump leak. Pump was replaced 
Sep 2014

144000 mi

US $260
Rear strut mounts worn on left side. Both sides were replaced. 
Dec 2014

145000 mi

US $790
Serpentine belt worn. Water pump leaking. 

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2001 Volkswagen Jetta 4dr Sedan

174-horsepower 2.8L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

Volkswagen Jetta in California, United States
Aug 2009 - Nov 2011
Nov 2011

160000 mi

US $500
Radiator replaced 
Volkswagen Jetta in California, United States
Oct 2009 - Jun 2011
May 2010

265000 mi

US $320
tensioner pulley wore out causing drive belt to rip off. New tensioner pulley assembly and drive belt installed. 
Nov 2010

282000 mi

US $600
AC blowing out hot air not cold. Went bad during last summer month. Did not repair given cost and will not be using until next summer again. Living with issue for now. 
Dec 2010

286000 mi

US $1200
front bumper defective (VW does not recall) this has occurred before. Bumper too low and EASILY breaks from holding latches/screws but stays on car, looks as if u were in accident, happens if go over any normal parking space concrete stop 
Volkswagen Jetta in Minnesota, United States
Nov 2009 - Feb 2010
Feb 2010

90000 mi
CEL for O2 sensor, scanned code to verify 
Volkswagen Jetta in Washington, United States
May 2014 - Jun 2016
Jul 2014

133000 mi

US $600
Mass Airflow Sensor replacement 
Sep 2014

135000 mi

US $200
replaced ignition switch 
Volkswagen Jetta in Connecticut, United States
Feb 2015 - Mar 2016
Jun 2015

88000 mi

US $575
Driver side tie rod 
Volkswagen Jetta in Missouri, United States
Mar 2009 - Mar 2015
Oct 2009

130000 mi

US $150
Replaced water pump 
Oct 2012

150000 mi

US $75
Replaced tie rods and ends 
Sep 2013

165000 mi

US $300
Replaced radiator 
Mar 2014

170000 mi

US $700
replaced water pump and belt, cracked thermostat housing 
Volkswagen Jetta in Illinois, United States
Jul 2011 - Mar 2012
Aug 2011

57000 mi

US $662
flushed coolant and replaced pipe. Also did oil change 
Volkswagen Jetta in Texas, United States
Dec 2011 - Jan 2012
Jan 2012

121000 mi

US $65
Replace coil pack Coolant leak at thermostat housing Valve cover oil leak 

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2001 Volkswagen Jetta 4dr Sedan

115-horsepower 2.0L I4 5-speed manual FWD

Volkswagen Jetta in North Carolina, United States
Jan 2010 - Feb 2013
Feb 2013

178000 mi

US $1000
catalytic converter 
Volkswagen Jetta in Connecticut, United States
Sep 2014 - Dec 2015
Oct 2014

219300 mi

US $470
Replaced worn serpentine belt tensioner and worn timing belt tensioner. Replaced coil pack. Replaced alternator with a new. oem bosch unit 120amp. Bolted right in. 
Jul 2015

230000 mi

US $325
Replaced AC compressor with new 
Volkswagen Jetta in British Columbia, Canada
Mar 2008 - Jun 2016
Nov 2009

67580 mi

C $1000
Steering column replaced 
Apr 2011

75020 mi

C $800
rear brakes 
Volkswagen Jetta in Virginia, United States
Apr 2012 - Jun 2016
Aug 2014

177000 mi

US $135
Failed Brake Light Switch causing ESC light 
Mar 2015

182000 mi

US $25
Heater core selector had foam covering delaminate, causing ventilation to always blow hot. 
Oct 2015

185300 mi
Misfire cylinder 4 in wet weather. Changed plug wires. Still exists 
Jun 2016

188000 mi

US $180
Ignition coil cracked 
Volkswagen Jetta in Ontario, Canada
Jul 2015 - Aug 2015
Aug 2015

127100 mi

C $500
Leaking head gasket; replaced Spark plug maintenance; replaced Damaged Spark plug wires (through replacement of spark plugs, replaced set Worn (cracked) timing belt, after 50,000km; replaced 
Volkswagen Jetta in Texas, United States
Jun 2011 - Oct 2012
May 2012

211000 mi

US $450
Timing belt 
Volkswagen Jetta in Texas, United States
Dec 2008 - Dec 2013
Feb 2009

218000 mi

US $450
The car had a leak in one of the vacuum hoses and a bad 'mass air flow' sensor 
Sep 2009

233000 mi

US $500
the brakes had never been replaced. I had them replaced. 
Mar 2010

248000 mi

US $100
replaced ball joints and tie-rods. They were original equipment. 
Aug 2010

261000 mi

US $700
cooling system leak motor mount 
Jan 2011

273000 mi

US $381
There was a minor water leak and it was fixed.  
Jul 2011

285700 mi

US $400
alternator went out 
Oct 2012

320700 mi

US $150
lights in dash (speedometer, fuel gauge,etc.) when out. air condition stopped working 
Mar 2013

332000 mi

US $1800
replaced compressor and fan. replaced timing belt 
Jul 2013

342000 mi

US $600
alternator failed and was replaced. 
Volkswagen Jetta in Florida, United States
Mar 2010 - Jul 2014
Sep 2010

93000 mi

US $625
Car overheating. Replaced thermnostat and tuned misfiring. 
Dec 2010

98000 mi

US $800
Replaced struts and shocks. 
Mar 2011

99000 mi

US $120
Replaced both lower control arms. 
Jun 2012

104000 mi

US $500
Body throttle, new plugs and cables. 
Apr 2013

109500 mi

US $385
Busted fuel pump. 
Volkswagen Jetta in Wisconsin, United States
Apr 2014 - Apr 2014
Apr 2014

US $750
bad crankshaft sensior 

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2001 Volkswagen Jetta 4dr Sedan

115-horsepower 2.0L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

Volkswagen Jetta in Ontario, Canada
Nov 2010 - Apr 2012
Apr 2011

223580 mi

C $700
Pulsating when brakes applied. Replaced all 4 rotors and pads. 
Aug 2011

228160 mi

C $260
Noise from the rear passenger side wheel, replaced the wheel bearing and speed sensor. The problem was fixed. 
Dec 2011

234360 mi
Blew a gasket and ran out of oil, by the time i pulled over the engine started knocking. The gasket is right where the oil filter is installed. I replaced the gasket and added Lucas, noise is reduced, but I stopped driving the vehicle. 
Apr 2012

235600 mi

C $950
Ran out of oil, engine was shot, replaced it with a used engine from another vehicle. 
Volkswagen Jetta in Massachusetts, United States
Feb 2013 - Sep 2013
Mar 2013

133000 mi

US $544
Check engine and ABS light came on. Check Engine light started to flash and car would lose power. Replaced the left front ABS sensor and the O2 sensor. 
Apr 2013

133300 mi
Check Engine light came back on. It was fixed for free. 
Aug 2013

135000 mi

US $900
ABS light came on. Sensor was replaced. Windshield wiper motor needed to be replaced. ABS light keeps coming on. Can not get it to shut off. 
Volkswagen Jetta in Virginia, United States
Sep 2008 - Dec 2013
Oct 2008

91000 mi
Intermittent "Check Engine light" after replacing O2 sensors (Front and Rear), Dealer diagnosed with "Bad Catalytic Converter". Replaced it under Manufacturer's Extended Emission Warranty.  
Sep 2009

100000 mi

US $2400
Timing Belt and tensioner replaced, Water pump replaced, Accesory belt replaced, power steering fluid and transmission fluid replaced. oil pan replaced. oil dip stick and tube replaced. exhaust mid-pipe replaced 
Dec 2009

102000 mi

US $500
Replaced both Tie-end rods, Sway bar bushings, and sway bar end-links. 
Jun 2011

118000 mi

US $150
No cold air blowing when A/C is ON. Replaced A/C pressure switch/sensor replaced. 
Jul 2012

129000 mi

US $6089
Transmission failed. Replaced with revised transmission and oil cooler.  Replaced control arm bushings and sway bar bushing for the knocking noise. 
Volkswagen Jetta in California, United States
May 2006 - Jul 2011
Jun 2006

80901 mi

US $65
Reattached plastic under-shield piece 
Nov 2006

84542 mi

US $253
Replaced coolant temperature sensor and gas-cap 
Jul 2007

93204 mi

US $157
Metal casing under the engine fell off - replaced. 
Mar 2011

121300 mi

US $40
Trunk mechanism broken (won't open) - ordered new parts and installed  

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2001 Volkswagen Jetta 4-door

turbocharged 4-cylinder diesel manual 2WD

Volkswagen Jetta in Ontario, Canada
Nov 2009 - Jan 2010
Jan 2010

207080 mi
Oil leak into the Turbo. Would have cost $3,000 so traded car. Glow plug short somewhere. ABS. 
Volkswagen Jetta in New Brunswick, Canada
Aug 2008 - Mar 2010
Dec 2008

127720 mi

C $1800
Vane rod seized on turbo. Discovered dealer had sold car with broken turbo. Turbo replaced and second turbo blew within 1 hour. Replaced again but still having overboost and stumble problem. Glow plugs also replaced. 

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2001 Volkswagen Jetta 4-door

turbocharged 4-cylinder diesel automatic 2WD

Volkswagen Jetta in Ohio, United States
Apr 2009 - Jan 2011
Nov 2009

171000 mi

US $5
Door switch (that tells the car if the door is open or closed) was inop, repaired myself for about $5. 
Apr 2010

178000 mi

US $350
Coolant hose had a slow leak. System drained, flushed and hose replaced. fuel line came unseated on injector pump. Line repositioned and tightened 

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2001 Volkswagen Jetta 4-door

turbocharged 4-cylinder manual 2WD

Volkswagen Jetta in Minnesota, United States
May 2007 - Feb 2008
Jun 2007

106000 mi

US $412
mass air flow sensor bad 
Jan 2008

117000 mi

US $500
Timing belt. 
Volkswagen Jetta in Pennsylvania, United States
Feb 2009 - Mar 2009
Mar 2009

79000 mi
Timing belt snapped while driving. Valves destroyed. Dealership replaced entire top half of engine after finding out a 10 yr/100k mile warranty was still in effect.  Sold car with an axle problem and an exhaust system issue. The mechanic at the vw dealer estimated about $5000 of repair work over the next few months (!).  

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2001 Volkswagen Jetta 4-door

6-cylinder manual 2WD

Volkswagen Jetta in Virginia, United States
Mar 2009 - Mar 2010
Apr 2009

73000 mi

US $100
passenger side CV axle fractured due to rigorous acceleration. Replacement purchased via local VW/Audi shop and my friend and I installed it. Repair time approximately 2 hours. 
Volkswagen Jetta in California, United States
Sep 2006 - Sep 2014
Feb 2014

135700 mi

US $1000
The water pump and auxiliary pump went out. 

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2001 Volkswagen Jetta 4-door

6-cylinder automatic 2WD

Volkswagen Jetta in California, United States
Feb 2009 - Mar 2010
May 2009

63000 mi

US $80
Replaced the secondary air solenoid, and also the vaccum hose cuz the engine light was on. You can buy cheap vaccum hose from Kragen for $1.29/foot and it's 300% thicker than the original vacuum hose -- they designed the car to fail. Dealer replaced MAF free of charge. 

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2001 Volkswagen Jetta 4-door

4-cylinder manual 2WD

Volkswagen Jetta in Washington, United States
Jan 2009 - Mar 2010
Feb 2009

156000 mi

US $220
Thermostat Housing Cracked. 
Volkswagen Jetta in South Africa
Jun 2009 - Oct 2011
Nov 2009

117800 mi

R 800
Engine mount replaced. 
Mar 2010

119040 mi

R 500
Periodic non-starting. Suspected starter-motor. Repaired alternator, starter, installed relay to relieve load on ignition. Now suspect it may be immobiliser? 
Dec 2010

124620 mi

R 1430
Suspension needed adjustment, and shock-tops needed replacement. 
Jun 2011

130200 mi

R 400
Water pump malfunction: cam-belt was driving pump, but plastic impeller had been broken off. Replaced with new, all-metal pump. 
Sep 2011

130820 mi

R 1500
Front control arms needed to be replaced again. Apparently only manufacturer spec works well. "Generic" parts gave in after less than a year! 
Volkswagen Jetta in Illinois, United States
May 2008 - Mar 2010
Jul 2008

138000 mi

US $580
Suspension coil broken. 
Volkswagen Jetta in California, United States
Jan 2007 - Sep 2009
Jul 2008

65000 mi

US $990
Replaced catalytic converter. Driver side power window regulator and motor replaced. 
Mar 2009

71000 mi

US $365
Trunk latch broke and would not open with key or button.  

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2001 Volkswagen Jetta 4-door

4-cylinder automatic 2WD

Volkswagen Jetta in Arizona, United States
Feb 2007 - May 2008
May 2007

97000 mi

US $946
Timing belt, water pump, timing belt tensioner replaced because the water pump was failing. New right front axle. 
Aug 2007

103000 mi

US $255
Rear pads and rotors. 
May 2008

118000 mi
Engine block bolt broken, timing belt slipped, died in flight. 
Volkswagen Jetta in Florida, United States
Mar 2008 - Mar 2010
May 2008

107000 mi

US $100
Cigarette lighter quit working for the fourth time in 7 years. Electric trunk release mechanism broke as the entire assembly is made of metal except for the actuator which is plastic. Part cost is $250, as VW only sells the entire assembly. Oil consumption. The car needs a full quart of oil every 500 - 600 miles. This is a non-turbo engine, but told that all VWs do that. There is no oil leak that I can see. 
Nov 2008

118000 mi
 Bad fuel readout. It has lost its accuracy. Low fuel indication may occur when there's no fuel left, or with 2 gallons left (as it should) or anywhere in between. 
Volkswagen Jetta in Ontario, Canada
Dec 2006 - Mar 2010
May 2007

72540 mi

C $230
wiper arms jammed, replaces with new ones 1hr labour 
Sep 2007

75640 mi

C $2200
Transmission toast - got totally re-built 

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