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2006 Volkswagen Jetta Repair Histories

Chart based on 592 repairs.

2006 Volkswagen Jetta repair cost distribution

Chart based on 66 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
13000 mi   The car wouldn't take fuel on three occasions. The trouble hasn't occured since 
31000   End of intake camshaft sheared off. Required new complete head assembly. 
37000   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
13000 mi   Lumbar support in seat not working misc. rattles 
Volkswagen Jetta in Illinois, United States
Feb 2007 - Apr 2011
8000 mi   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. 
14000   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. 
22000   Low oil level indication light, vehicle was losing oil but dealer could not determine how. 
39000   Replaced cam shaft, cam follower, Radio crackles, loses satellite connectivity. Fuel pump replaced. 
96000 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 - Jun 2014
9800 mi 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. 
10500   High beams re-adjusted to put light on road, not trees. Help from a friend and directions from TDIclub.com on-line forum. 
55000   Told "brakes feel mushy" - shop found sticking ebrake cable, could not permanently solve problem. Lubrication didn't last.  
73000   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. 
76000   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. 
100700   Heater-hoses were leaking. Replaced H-H assembly, coolant. 
107000   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. 
Volkswagen Jetta in Nova Scotia, Canada
May 2006 - Mar 2012
10540 mi   1. Replaced rear seat vent deflector (broke). 2. Replaced missing bolt which holds on right rear door skin. 
44640   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. 
58900   Transmission failed. Replaced with new transmission. 5k short of drive train warranty expiring (phew). 
94240 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
33000 mi 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
77000 mi   airbag light, resistance too high reading on passenger seat connection. 2nd time. reset computer. 
90000 US $91 Resistance too high error on airbag system right passenger seat. 
122000   Three of 4 hub assemblies needed to be replaced. VW does not use bearings and whole assy was replaced. 
161000   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. 
161000   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
15000 mi   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
20000 mi   repair electrical outlets in center console loose door panel causing bass speaker rattle on driver's side front. 
20000 US $200 Repair power outlets in center console. 
25000   XM radio quit. New Tuner module was installed. Airbag fault message. Computer was reset. 
25000   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. 
34000   Airbag fault caused by loose ground wire. 
46000   Transmission replaced due to internal imbalance. Very noticeable at freeway speeds. 

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