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2006 Volkswagen Jetta Repair Histories

260 TrueDelta members own (or used to own) a 2006 Volkswagen Jetta. 172 of these members (66.2%) have reported repairs for their car. A total of 639 repairs to 2006 Volkswagen Jettas--an average of 2.5 per vehicle--have been reported.

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Percentage of 2006 Volkswagen Jetta repairs by problem area

Chart based on 639 repairs.

2006 Volkswagen Jetta repair cost distribution

Chart based on 78 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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2006 Volkswagen Jetta 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4 6-speed manual FWD

Volkswagen Jetta in Missouri, United States
Oct 2006 - Mar 2010
Mar 2007   The car wouldn't take fuel on three occasions. The trouble hasn't occured since 
Mar 2008   End of intake camshaft sheared off. Required new complete head assembly. 
Jul 2008   Lower transmission mount bolt fell out. Engine swung forward into air conditioner lines. Dealer replaced bolt and lines. 

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2006 Volkswagen Jetta 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4 6-speed automated manual FWD

Volkswagen Jetta in California, United States
Sep 2006 - Mar 2010
Dec 2006   Lumbar support in seat not working misc. rattles 
Volkswagen Jetta in Illinois, United States
Feb 2007 - Apr 2011
Mar 2007   Rattling/vibrating underneath passenger wheelwell during idle and braking only in warmer weather. Rar passenger side window will not operate from switch on the door itself. Can operate window from master switch, however. Dealer says could not find a problem but 1 day after in the shop window would still not work. Need to take back in. Satellite radio intermittently works. Often receive a 'NO SAT RADIO' message when I do subscribe to a satellite radio service. Radio also has frequent bass problems, where the bass is turned up to an unacceptable level for no reason. 
Jun 2007   Loud rattle in passenger side door when weather is hot outside. Sounds like a large piece of plastic flapping inside the door. Shop was unable to replicate. 
Oct 2007   Low oil level indication light, vehicle was losing oil but dealer could not determine how. 
Aug 2008   Replaced cam shaft, cam follower, Radio crackles, loses satellite connectivity. Fuel pump replaced. 
Feb 2011 US $440 airbag module  HID bulb replacement 

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2006 Volkswagen Jetta 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 100hp 1.9L I4 Diesel 6-speed automated manual FWD

Volkswagen Jetta in Illinois, United States
Feb 2007 - Mar 2015
Mar 2007 US $1 Windshield Washer tube (black corrugated plastic) broke at hood hinge. Tech repaired w/ 3" of clear rubber tubing. OEM part from VWOA was same bad plastic. Dealer offered to replace whole hose line w/clear tubing - $0 cost, but 2-3 hours. No thanks. 
Apr 2007   High beams re-adjusted to put light on road, not trees. Help from a friend and directions from TDIclub.com on-line forum. 
Sep 2010   Told "brakes feel mushy" - shop found sticking ebrake cable, could not permanently solve problem. Lubrication didn't last.  
Sep 2011   Brake light flashing and beeping. Brake caliper leaked fluid onto pads, caused dragging of caliper & premature wear of pad (RR only). Replaced caliper, "carrier" (VW term for caliper bracket) and both rear pads. Took three trips. 
Nov 2011   Symptom: Brake fluid in garage, Pedal to the floor! Shop added fluid & gave me more, ordered Left Rear caliper and carrier ("just in case we need it"). 2 days for parts. N/C Car ended up being towed because of dead battery. While there installed new LR caliper. Didn't need carrier. 
Feb 2013   Heater-hoses were leaking. Replaced H-H assembly, coolant. 
Jun 2013   Shocks + Struts replaced. Discovered dangerously irregular tire wear; DX'd at tire shop. Took car to a brand specialist (NOT a dealer) for this repair. Got tires immediately and 5-year alignment (after this repair) from the tire shop. 
Feb 2015   Left front axle boot was torn; joint had been wearing badly for a long time. LF axle was replaced. 
Volkswagen Jetta in Nova Scotia, Canada
May 2006 - Mar 2012
Jan 2007   1. Replaced rear seat vent deflector (broke). 2. Replaced missing bolt which holds on right rear door skin. 
Sep 2008   Rear door rubbed against front door weatherstrip causing paint to wear off. Body shop adjusted door and painted. Fully covered under warranty with no hassles. 
Jun 2009   Transmission failed. Replaced with new transmission. 5k short of drive train warranty expiring (phew). 
Aug 2011 C $200 Replaced broken Surpentine Bracket, Tensioner and Belt. Entire assembly broke. $200 repair at Harrington's Halifax. Great Service. 

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2006 Volkswagen Jetta 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 100hp 1.9L I4 Diesel 5-speed manual FWD

Volkswagen Jetta in Oklahoma, United States
Dec 2006 - Mar 2010
Apr 2007 US $175 Brake caliper hung on rear disc brake, causing rotor to burn up. Caliper replaced under warranty, however, Volkswagen refused to replace rear rotors and pads under warranty citing they were "wear items". Paid $175 for independant shop to repair 
Volkswagen Jetta in Minnesota, United States
Feb 2007 - Mar 2010
Dec 2007   airbag light, resistance too high reading on passenger seat connection. 2nd time. reset computer. 
Feb 2008 US $91 Resistance too high error on airbag system right passenger seat. 
Sep 2008   Three of 4 hub assemblies needed to be replaced. VW does not use bearings and whole assy was replaced. 
Jul 2009   two cylinders misfiring, Per dealer head needs replaced quoted $6300.00. I have kept the maintenance completed to exact measures and found this to be strange. 3rd party VW technician able to tell me mileage on car by symptoms which tells me common prob. 
Aug 2009   Head job performed by independent mechanic. I have never missed a maintenance and use VW oil but it appears too much pressure and cam not being hardened enough for is causing these to fail in 2005-2006 TDIs around 150-170k. Expensive! EGR valve assembly needed to be replaced. Learned this problem during test drive of head job problem reported in previously. $800 of the total. Head job was $2,200. 

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2006 Volkswagen Jetta 4-door

turbocharged 4-cylinder manual 2WD

Volkswagen Jetta in Texas, United States
Dec 2006 - Mar 2010
Jan 2007   Steering box was changed due to cracking sound 

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2005.5 Volkswagen Jetta 4dr Sedan

150-horsepower 2.5L I5 5-speed manual FWD

Volkswagen Jetta in Florida, United States
May 2006 - Jun 2011
Feb 2007   repair electrical outlets in center console loose door panel causing bass speaker rattle on driver's side front. 
Mar 2007 US $200 Repair power outlets in center console. 
Jun 2007   XM radio quit. New Tuner module was installed. Airbag fault message. Computer was reset. 
Sep 2007   Driver's side leather is showing excessive wear. Color is worn off the seat after only two years. Our other car is seven years old and does not have the kind of wear experienced on this car. Currently awaiting inspection from VW. 
Mar 2008   Airbag fault caused by loose ground wire. 
Feb 2009   Transmission replaced due to internal imbalance. Very noticeable at freeway speeds. 

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