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2006 Volkswagen Jetta repairs by problem area

Engine (36%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (11%)

Brakes and Traction Control (5%)

Suspension and Steering (8%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (27%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (6%)

Other (9%)

Chart based on 723 repairs.
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2006 Volkswagen Jetta repair cost distribution

$2500+ (4%)

$1000 - $2499 (16%)

$500 - $999 (21%)

$100 - $499 (51%)

< $100 (9%)

Chart based on 81 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

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Volkswagen Jetta in Texas, United States
Jun 2011 - Mar 2012
Nov 2011

80000 mi

US $1100
cold start misfire. bad injector and needing a decarb. 

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2006 Volkswagen Jetta 4dr Wagon

turbocharged 100hp 1.9L I4 Diesel 5-speed shiftable automatic FWD

Volkswagen Jetta in Ontario, Canada
Mar 2008 - Jun 2015
Aug 2011

44143 mi

C $932
replace damaged AC condensor (appeared possible road debris impact) and recharged system 
Dec 2014

71300 mi

C $2618
replace worn front upper strut mounts and bearings replace rear brake pads and rotors cleann EGR valve (coked up and plugged) 

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2006 Volkswagen Jetta 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4 6-speed manual FWD

Volkswagen Jetta in New York, United States
May 2008 - Sep 2016
Apr 2009

59000 mi

US $600
Car still had no power after ECU replacement. Cam follower for high pressure fuel pump disintegrated. Cam lobe heavily damaged. Dealer replaced cam, high pressure fuel pump, cam follower.  
Mar 2011

99000 mi
CEL is on. Everything seems OK, so no action taken yet. Light had gone on, then off in the recent past. 
May 2011

102000 mi
CEL went on for a few days. Then went off by itself. I had reported the light on last month and it has gone off with no repair action. Just turned 100K, Still loving the VW GLI! 
Jan 2012

114000 mi
Car runs fine. Check Engine Light on. Code was for weak turbo boost. Dealer has to do more diagnosis before a cause and repair could be done. The CIL stayed off for two weeks after the dealer reset, but is now back on. Car runs fine. 
Dec 2012

133000 mi

US $65
Replaced diverter valve. Reset Check Engine Light. Car performs like new, well almost. Was driveable with low turbo boost. 
Mar 2013

140000 mi

US $100
Replaced the xenon headlights after one finally failed after 6 years and almost 140,000 miles. $100. for the pair from RetrofitSource.com. DIY but, bit of a pain for those not mechanically inclined. 
Oct 2013

149300 mi

US $50
Exhaust pipe banjo clamp located just in front of rear axel failed. Pipe came apart. 
Jan 2014

153300 mi

US $1034
Replaced Cam Sensor (bad),  EVAP Purge valve (bad), High Pressure Fuel Pump Cam Follower (good - preventive maintenance), Fuel Filter - maintenance, Spark Plugs - maintenance Replaced front axel assemblies and hub bearings 
Mar 2015

172000 mi

US $800
Replaced motor that controls the manifold air intake.  
Sep 2015

181000 mi

US $250
Replaced right side rear wheel bearing. 
Volkswagen Jetta in New Brunswick, Canada
Sep 2008 - Mar 2016
Dec 2008

11780 mi
Small water leak in left rear window. Fixed, but now have air leak. 
Sep 2010

38440 mi
Air conditioning failure 
Jul 2011

45260 mi

C $90
Rearview mirror delaminated on passenger side door. 
Sep 2011

48980 mi
Determined turbo needed to be replaced. Turbo replaced Camshaft timing sensor needed replacing 
Oct 2011

50380 mi

C $400
Camshaft timing sensor replaced. 
Feb 2012

54560 mi
Replaced throttle body valve 
Jun 2012

57040 mi

C $220
Clacking noise from passenger size footwell, replaced blower motor Sound continued to happen with new motor, so it was removed and cost of motor refunded. 
Nov 2012

63700 mi

C $425
Replaced crank position sensor. 
Sep 2014

84320 mi
Replacement of front right fender, hood and trunk lid due to rust. 
Apr 2015

90900 mi

C $500
Rear window regulator motor replaced due to window glass dropping down. Motor was replaced, noticed problem with regulator afterwards. 
Volkswagen Jetta in Ohio, United States
Feb 2008 - Mar 2009
Jul 2008

70000 mi
Check engine light went on-but no ploblem found-light reset itself. 
Jan 2009

79000 mi
Check engine light came on, and later reset itself. 
Feb 2009

80000 mi
Check engine light came on-then reset itself... 
Volkswagen Jetta in Ontario, Canada
Nov 2007 - Jul 2011
Jan 2008

8060 mi
PCV pipe cracked and oil was leaking and burning - created an awful smell which was noticed when parking in garage. 
Mar 2009

22940 mi
Electronic gas door release, sunroof and power locks failed. Immediately went to dealer to avoid running out of gas! Problem corrected on its own by manually opening the rear passenger door from the inside. 
Mar 2010

34720 mi

C $340
Rear defrost failed.  Also a strange spiderweb-like image started to form in the digital odometer. Front brakes needed to be changed and were done for price mentioned. 
Volkswagen Jetta in Colorado, United States
Aug 2008 - Mar 2015
Sep 2009

40000 mi
bad sensor in radiator 
Nov 2009

42000 mi
trunk latch went bad? 
Jun 2010

49000 mi

US $501
loss of power and 3 different lights came on including check engine 
Feb 2011

59000 mi

US $75
bad door harness had no way to open my gas door or pop the trunk open, also took out the power window motor when it went bad so it was all covered under the extended warranty 
Aug 2012

68700 mi

US $2800
1st and 2 gear went south 
Sep 2013

73000 mi

US $1800
something with the turbo went south, and did rear brakes 
Feb 2014

75000 mi

US $645
The ignition key would no longer go in!! 
Volkswagen Jetta in Wisconsin, United States
Nov 2009 - Jul 2010
Jan 2010

42000 mi
Feet would never get warm, even with heat on high. Cabin air filter cover was re-installed correctly. Trunk struts replaced. 
Feb 2010

44000 mi
Plastic light cover in drivers door kept falling off, floor mat peg broken. Rear door would not lock(alarm would set, but door would still open). 
Jun 2010

52000 mi

US $137
Car was using 2 1/2 qts+ of oil between oil changes. Oil Consumption issue test was done, car failed. So far had to replace piston rings and gaskets..no guarantee problem is fixed, and may return at any time. Engine light came on within 100 miles of last repair. Some valve in the turbo needed replacing.  Within three days of this repair, A/C quit working. Traded off this horrible car! 
Volkswagen Jetta in Arizona, United States
Feb 2010 - May 2012
Apr 2010

55000 mi
Airbag light came on. The Dealer had to replace a burnt out "clockspring" behind the steering wheel. 
May 2010

58500 mi
Air bag Light came back on the Dealer said the problem arose with a bad wiring connection under the p/s seat. 
Volkswagen Jetta in Rhode Island, United States
Aug 2006 - Apr 2014
May 2012

62000 mi

US $201
Battery was dead. Took to dealer for check out. They replaced battery. But couldn't get the radio to work. Probably a short, will need to take it back.  Radio fixed the next day. 
Feb 2014

78000 mi

US $597
Check engine light came on driving home. Took to dealer who diagnosed as faulty thermostat. Repairs took 6 hours. 
Volkswagen Jetta in Washington, United States
May 2008 - Jun 2011
Mar 2010

65000 mi

US $100
Loud engine knock -- Bad fuel pump. And all camshaft parts replaced. Fan switch replaced. 
Volkswagen Jetta in Massachusetts, United States
Dec 2010 - Sep 2016
Jul 2013

44300 mi

US $265
Ignition Lock Cylinder Defective 
Volkswagen Jetta in Texas, United States
Sep 2006 - Jun 2008
Sep 2007

18000 mi
A/C cooling fan (smaller of two at radiator) broke. Noticed larger fan working much harder than normal. Fault in fan; replaced fan. 
Oct 2007

20000 mi
Lock sensor in driver's door went bad; needed to be replaced. Had dealership repair passenger front door which required two pulls to open from outside -- problem existed since new; very difficult for technician to troubleshoot. Parts took 3 days. 
Mar 2008

24000 mi
Washer fluid hose and heated washer jet wires broke at the hood hinge point due to fatigue. (Opening and closing the hood flexes this assembly). First dealership spliced hose and never repaired wires. Went to another dealership for a more professional ... Second dealership more effectively repaired washer fluid hose and heated washer jet wires. 
Volkswagen Jetta in Virginia, United States
Sep 2006 - Mar 2010
Apr 2006

3782 mi
Vibrating clutch when driving. Dealership unable to duplicate problem. 
Nov 2006

10816 mi
Satellite radio module replaced. Stereo head unit replaced. Under warranty. 
Jan 2007

13532 mi
Satellite radio replaced for 2nd time. Intake flap motor defective and replaced. Driver side turn LED turn signal in mirror replaced. All under warranty. 
Sep 2007

22280 mi
Drivers side headlight stopped aiming properly. Replaced defective headlight unit. 
Nov 2007

25652 mi
Trunk unable to open. Trunk latch defective. Replaced trunk latch. 
May 2008

33496 mi
Car started misfiring. Induction cleaning performed. Battery defective and replaced. 
Nov 2008

38682 mi
Car has rattling noise. The fuel lines were loose and rattling. 
Apr 2009

42413 mi
Window doesn't always go up. Switches were starting to bubble. 
May 2009

43706 mi
Turbo pressure valve leaking. 
Oct 2009

47278 mi
Returned to dealership for vibrating noise. Replaced timing chain and tensioner. Headliner was falling apart and replaced. Doors weren't locking. Reprogrammed keys. This still did not resolve issue with engine vibration. 
Volkswagen Jetta in Texas, United States
Mar 2009 - Mar 2013
Apr 2009

77000 mi

US $230
Valve for turbo 
Oct 2012

113000 mi

US $1000
Replace thermostat and other misc work 
Volkswagen Jetta in Maryland, United States
- Sep 2007
Dec 2005

434 mi
xm radio failure-would not activate. Dealership had to replace xm receiver. 
Jan 2006

1698 mi
xm radio failure-would not activate. Dealership had to replace xm receiver. 
Apr 2006

5524 mi
check engine light-dealership blamed it on low fuel but light came on when tank was 3/4 full 
Jul 2006

9255 mi
check engine light-dealership ordered intake flap motor 
Sep 2006

10886 mi
replace key fob 
Nov 2006

15497 mi
whistling noise coming from driver's side mirror-dealership could not reproduce or fix 
Jun 2007

23000 mi
particles from the previous broken compressor got through the entire a/c system causing ANOTHER failure withing 2 weeks. Parts are backordered, and not expected to arrive at the shop until july 28. (car brought in June 27) 
Sep 2007

26000 mi
car took 10 minutes to start one morning. Dealership could not reproduce the problem. Returned the car with no work done. 
Volkswagen Jetta in Massachusetts, United States
- Jul 2009
Oct 2006

4000 mi
replace xm radio module 
Jul 2008

30000 mi
airbag light on. 
Jul 2009

40000 mi
a/c compressor replaced 
Volkswagen Jetta in Missouri, United States
Oct 2006 - Mar 2010
Mar 2007

13000 mi
The car wouldn't take fuel on three occasions. The trouble hasn't occured since 
Mar 2008

31000 mi
End of intake camshaft sheared off. Required new complete head assembly. 
Jul 2008

37000 mi
Lower transmission mount bolt fell out. Engine swung forward into air conditioner lines. Dealer replaced bolt and lines. 
Volkswagen Jetta in Alberta, Canada
Feb 2006 - Jun 2015
Aug 2007

16120 mi
Air conditioning compressor failure. replaced compressor under warrenty. Parts recieved from order and replaced. 
Jan 2008

18600 mi
Replace high pressure boost valve on turbo. 
Jul 2008

22940 mi
No cold air after original fix last year. Ordered parts to fix... Compressor, condensor and several valves. Replaced ordered parts for A/C and system working for now. 
Apr 2009

27900 mi
Clutch slave cylinder failed and needed to be replaced. 
Aug 2009

29760 mi
Coil pack replaced. 
Jun 2010

35340 mi

C $150
Clutch slave cylinder failed again!!! 
Jun 2012

50220 mi

C $625
No power to the driver side door. Common problem with 2006 Jetta's as the door wiring harness is to short and over time the wires stretch and break between the door and car body. This also shorted out the latch module. (both items replaced) 
May 2013

55800 mi
Both front fenders had rust and paint pealing at the top wheel arch in the exact same place. Also RH rear quarter panel had rust forming at bottom of wheel arch...Both fenders replaced and painted and rear quarter repaired under warranty. 
Nov 2013

58280 mi

C $100
Trunk latch failed and would not stay closed in cold weather. (Known issue with early production models like mine) 
May 2014

61380 mi

C $1200
Removed and replaced the #2 cooling fan (Small) as it failed Thermostat failed and replaced Heater fan replaced due to a constant rattling sound when on low speeds 
Jun 2015

66960 mi
Trunk lid repaired due to rust spot (Fully covered under warranty by VW Canada. Excellent customer service repairing a item 10 years later that they didn't have too) 

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2006 Volkswagen Jetta 4dr Sedan

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

Volkswagen Jetta in New Jersey, United States
Mar 2006 - Sep 2016
Feb 2009

60000 mi

US $100
Replaced PCV. 
Jun 2009

66000 mi

US $100
Diverter Valve was bad, and it is known that Jetta is prone to have DV problem. The part I used is the latest revision from VW, which is supposed to fix the probem once for all. 
Sep 2013

140000 mi

US $300
front right wheel bearing went bad and was replaced. 
Jan 2015

160000 mi

US $200
trunk lid could not close 
Mar 2015

164000 mi

US $600
replace coil and spark plugs temperature sensor replaced 
Mar 2016

179000 mi

US $600
replaced part and everything is working 
Volkswagen Jetta in Georgia, United States
Mar 2011 - Jan 2015
Sep 2011

39000 mi

US $482
Car was lurching and periodically stalling on acceleration from stop. IMRC Motor was replaced. Problem fixed. 
Jul 2012

44300 mi

US $369
Turbo pressure valve replaced. PCV Valve Replaced IMRC Replaced 
Sep 2013

48000 mi

US $590
CV Boot Torn. Was replaced Vacuum Pump Seaping Oil 
Dec 2014

51000 mi

US $267
Left side CV Boot torn. Parts replaced. Engine continues to burn at least a quart of oil per 500 miles. Triggered misfire and associated CEL. Rest light at home and replaced oil at dealer. Monitoring oil levels weekly. 
Jan 2015

51000 mi
Engine was burning oil. 
Volkswagen Jetta in North Carolina, United States
Aug 2012 - Mar 2014
Feb 2013

96000 mi

US $5000
Number 2 & 3 cylinders and piston heads failed. Turbo intake failed. Piston rings are bad. This car would be better off with an engine replacement. 
Mar 2014

97000 mi

US $8150
Replaced entire engine due to failure of piston heads from bad piston rings and improperly scoped engine. Replaced clutch and fly wheel due to excessive wear, making it unreliable for use. 
Volkswagen Jetta in Virginia, United States
Nov 2008 - Sep 2011
Jan 2009

23000 mi
Check engine/emissions light. Gas sensor malfunction 
Jul 2011

37000 mi

US $100
Intake valve runner. N.B., not the intake runner control unit, which was under a TSB. 
Sep 2011

37000 mi
Faulty catalytic converter. Repaired by VW out of warranty because, per dealer, VW has recognized that they are faulty and repairs them upon request when they start to rattle. 
Volkswagen Jetta in Tennessee, United States
- Sep 2005
Sep 2005

300 mi
Warranty replacement of defective trunk latch. 
Volkswagen Jetta in Illinois, United States
Feb 2007 - Apr 2011
Mar 2007

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. 
Jun 2007

14000 mi
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

22000 mi
Low oil level indication light, vehicle was losing oil but dealer could not determine how. 
Aug 2008

39000 mi
Replaced cam shaft, cam follower, Radio crackles, loses satellite connectivity. Fuel pump replaced. 
Feb 2011

96000 mi

US $440
airbag module  HID bulb replacement 
Volkswagen Jetta in Ohio, United States
Jun 2010 - Jul 2014
Jul 2010

170000 mi

US $35
Replaced turn signal module in mirror. 
Dec 2011

210000 mi

US $325
Broken clockspring in the steering wheel 
Jul 2014

276000 mi

US $1050
Exhaust system replacement. 
Volkswagen Jetta in California, United States
Jan 2011 - Apr 2016
Feb 2011

140084 mi

US $1200
SPark plugs changed and all coil packs replaced due to cheap spark plugs in the vehicle at the time. Transmission boots were also replaced. 
Feb 2012

186300 mi

US $631
Both axles were replaced 
Oct 2013

230000 mi

US $467
Fuel pump was replaced in the vehicle due to faulty one. 
Sep 2014

253000 mi

US $50
Car was running rich. Decided it was time to replace spark plugs and fixed my problem. Runs great now. 
Apr 2015

263000 mi

US $60
Replaced the CAM follower. Common issue on a FSI motor. 
May 2015

265000 mi

US $140
Vehicle was misfiring. Replaced all 4 spark plugs and ignition coils. 
Volkswagen Jetta in Georgia, United States
Feb 2009 - Jan 2013
Oct 2009

51950 mi

US $65
Variable timing was repaired under warranty but there were some costs. 
Nov 2009

52000 mi

US $40
Trunk would not reliably latch. Needed adjustment. 
Dec 2009

53000 mi

US $200
Trunk latch replaced. 
Jun 2010

60000 mi

US $1500
Compressor replaced. Third compressor since new. Second was under warranty at 22,000. This is not acceptable. Claimed fuel module was bad and set off check engine light. Cost was over $250. Consequences of not repairing were just getting stuck. Since the check engine light comes on intermittently but rarely I decided to wait and do it at my shop 
Aug 2010

61000 mi
New compressor replaced last month had the clutch assembly that engages the compressor fall apart and drop parts on the road while driving. 
Sep 2010

62000 mi

US $170
ceiling liner came lose and separated from the edge trim along the rear window at both the left and right sides. 
Jul 2011

70000 mi

US $124
AC failed, compressor replaced for the fifth time since new. head liner fell down Front right running light. 
Oct 2011

71700 mi
Left brake light. 
Dec 2011

73000 mi

US $9
Left front fog light. This car burns up lights. the only thing I have not replaced is one headlight. 
May 2012

76700 mi
Right rear brake back up light. 
Jul 2012

78700 mi

US $187
The check engine light was on and the error indication was vague. Lengthy troubleshooting lead to a poorly connected clip connection that had to be properly seated. 
Oct 2012

80300 mi

US $80
Check engine light came back on after prior repair of a faulty clip. No resolution. Suggested taking to dealer. 
Dec 2012

81000 mi
Check engine light came on. Tightened a connection. Awaiting to see if it returns. 
Jan 2013

81000 mi

US $550
Evidently a bearing shattered and destroyed the whole engine. Due to the age/value of the car a replacement engine at $9,000 was deemed unwise. Car was sold for junk 
Volkswagen Jetta in Massachusetts, United States
Nov 2008 - Mar 2010
Oct 2009

40000 mi
Sunroof drain was clogged, backing up water into the right rear passenger seat. 
Jan 2010

42000 mi
Car sat for a week. Misfires (blinking CEL) on cold start. Replaced the faulty coilpack. Will be paid back from VW for part. 
Volkswagen Jetta in Virginia, United States
Feb 2008 - Mar 2010
Dec 2008

28700 mi
Glove Box Light Switch 
Volkswagen Jetta in Victoria, Australia
Mar 2013 - Sep 2016
Feb 2014

61960 mi

A $450
Leaking Oil Seal, Rocker/Valve cover. 
Jun 2015

71920 mi

A $300
PCV Value Failure 
Nov 2015

76260 mi

A $900
Failure of FSI High Pressure Fuel Pump. Cam follower hard worn out. 
Volkswagen Jetta in Colorado, United States
Jul 2010 - Aug 2013
Jul 2010

US $100
Replaced compressor, condenser 
Aug 2010

45000 mi

US $300
Entire AC system required replacement. Driver door wiring harness needed to be replaced 
Oct 2010

46000 mi

US $50
Knobs on stereo fell apart. Head unit replaced. 
Dec 2011

54000 mi

US $100
Coolant Leaks; Replaced Water Pump and coolant flange 
Jan 2013

61000 mi

US $1000
Replaced Valve Cover & Gasket CV Boots Replaced 
Jul 2013

65000 mi

US $100
Compass control unit failed 
Aug 2013

65000 mi

US $100
Lower Control Arm Bushings replaced 
Volkswagen Jetta in North Carolina, United States
Sep 2005 - Jun 2009
Jul 2007

48000 mi
CPU glitch that all MKV VW's have a chance of getting. A software update fixes the problem. 
Dec 2007

58000 mi
Intake manifold flap motor gone bad Steering wheel clock spring gone bad (no steering wheel controls work including DSG paddles and horn). 
Jan 2008

60000 mi
Returned for repairing the Intake Manifold flap runner motor. Out of warranty due to mileage, but dealer paid all repair costs due to customer loyalty. 
Volkswagen Jetta in Texas, United States
Sep 2006 - Jul 2014
Aug 2007

40000 mi
Broken rib in resonator caused grinding sound at 20-30mph. Shop replaced resonator but grinding sound persisted this time at different speeds. Took back into shop and they identified issue as broken part in catalytic converter. 
Feb 2008

49000 mi
This trip was actually back in November, but I forgot about it. The check engine light came on, a sensor in the gas line failed. 
Jun 2010

102000 mi

US $500
Intake Motor fan needed to be replaced 
Jul 2010

106000 mi

US $300
Tear in diverter valve 
Aug 2010

107000 mi

US $290
Shrinkage in headliner caused headliner to pull away from trim and fell down. 
Apr 2011

120000 mi

US $800
Ignition switch malfunction which blocked the ability to insert key into ignition. I managed to wear down the plastic piece to the point where I could just shove the key into the ignition past the plastic block. 
Feb 2012

139000 mi

US $1200
Spark plugs causing misfires Replaced pads and rotars Replaced CV boot 
Aug 2012

149500 mi

US $200
PVC valve needed to be replaced 
Feb 2013

159000 mi

US $450
Pulley failing and needed to be replaced Thermostat failed stuck open 
Volkswagen Jetta in New Jersey, United States
Sep 2012 - Oct 2012
Oct 2012

100000 mi

US $4000
Oil pump failure resulting in multiple other damaged parts. 
Volkswagen Jetta in Minnesota, United States
Mar 2011 - Sep 2013
Jun 2012

64000 mi

US $476
Passenger seat sensor indicated loads had been in seat but seatbelt not secured, setting off airbag light. Tested sensors and reset light. Turbo diverter valve failed, leaking boost. Emissions light was triggered. Replaced with what I believe was an improved REV of the part. Forum activity indicates that VW acknowledged internally that this was a design weakness. 
Sep 2012

67000 mi

US $170
Wire harness in drivers door frayed 
Oct 2012

65673 mi

US $392
Repaced coolant sensor due to error code 
Mar 2013

70885 mi

US $1200
Boots cracked on both outside CV locations. Replaced both boots. Thermostat was stuck open, temperature would not reach higher than 160 degrees. 
May 2013

73585 mi

US $1100
Front spring broke, had to replace all 4 because must be replaced in pairs. 
Volkswagen Jetta in Texas, United States
Oct 2006 - Mar 2010
Sep 2007

14000 mi
One ignition coil went bad. Dealership fixed problem. Not a good start. 
Oct 2007

15000 mi
Faulty ignition coil. 
Dec 2007

18000 mi
N/A 
Dec 2008

32000 mi
Headliner was defective and coming undone. Was told "we're having some problem with the headliners for your year/model". Replaced free of charge via factory warranty. 
Volkswagen Jetta in Arizona, United States
- Aug 2006
Jan 2006

500 mi
Replaced Trunk Latch 
Aug 2006

15000 mi
Replaced Catalytic Converter 
Volkswagen Jetta in California, United States
Sep 2006 - Mar 2010
Dec 2006

13000 mi
Lumbar support in seat not working misc. rattles 
Volkswagen Jetta in Colorado, United States
Jan 2007 - Sep 2012
Jul 2012

77000 mi
Cooling fan always stays on after turning off engine, even when engine hasn't warmed up 
Volkswagen Jetta in Michigan, United States
Dec 2012 - Nov 2013
Nov 2013

US $2300
cam follower issue. Fuel pump problem and timing belt issue. All issues that were TSB and recalls and repaired happened again now VW won't pay because they said they helped once. 
Volkswagen Jetta in New Jersey, United States
Jun 2015 - Jun 2015
Jun 2015

113000 mi

US $480
A/C compressor replaced for a second time. First time under VW warranty and it failed the following year. 

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2006 Volkswagen Jetta 4dr Sedan

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

Volkswagen Jetta in Connecticut, United States
Feb 2013 - Mar 2013
Mar 2013

121000 mi

US $1500
Dual mass flywheel failure 
Volkswagen Jetta in Florida, United States
Nov 2008 - Dec 2011
Jun 2008

58800 mi
replaced dual-mass flywheel dampner 
Apr 2009

66000 mi

US $3
windshield washer hose broke close at the hood hinge, common problem, quoted at dealer $180 for P&L, repaired myself with $3 piece of hose from Discount Auto 
Aug 2009

75000 mi
turbo actuator started to leak, quoted $300 in parts and 1200 in labor, did not repair, minor influence on cars driveability & performance 
Volkswagen Jetta in Illinois, United States
Feb 2007 - Sep 2016
Mar 2007

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. 
Apr 2007

10500 mi
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

55000 mi
Told "brakes feel mushy" - shop found sticking ebrake cable, could not permanently solve problem. Lubrication didn't last.  
Sep 2011

73000 mi

US $595
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

76000 mi

US $340
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

100700 mi

US $155
Heater-hoses were leaking. Replaced H-H assembly, coolant. 
Jun 2013

107000 mi
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

138000 mi

US $350
Left front axle boot was torn; joint had been wearing badly for a long time. LF axle was replaced. 
Sep 2015

154000 mi

US $510
Driver's side front wheel making clunking noises. Wheel hub was replaced. 
Volkswagen Jetta in Illinois, United States
Aug 2011 - Mar 2014
Apr 2012

112000 mi
110,880 miles sent in for timing belt replacement. Received call from mechanic that all but 2 camshaft lobes are wearing excessivly. Ordering new cam kit. 
Aug 2012

117000 mi

US $2500
Camshaft had only 1 good lobe. Replaced Camshaft with BEW cam kit instead of BRM (i have a BRM motor). Known issue with 2004-2006 1.9L diesel motor. Removed Intake and cleaned excessive carbon build up out of intake runners, removed EGR cooler and rerouted coolant lines. Replaced timing belt, water pump, replaced coolant with normal (non VW corrosive pink slime) coolant. 
Sep 2012

118000 mi

US $958
Replaced front driver side hub assembly due to bearing failure Also replaced boot. Drained and replaced trans fluid and filter. 
Feb 2014

139000 mi

US $200
Heater blower motor was wobbling & squeaking. Replaced blower motor assembly. 
Mar 2014

140000 mi

US $180
Exhaust flex pipe cracked causing exhaust leak and louder than normal exhaust. 
Volkswagen Jetta in Ontario, Canada
Jun 2009 - Jun 2011
Mar 2009

105400 mi

C $5
Had to splice wire harness in driver door as wire had broken. Dealer wanted $300 for new harness. $5 in supplies and 2 hrs in time . . . problem solved. 
Mar 2010

C $170
Car into limp mode . . . dealer diagnosed as boost sensor problem. Replaced sensor, probelm returned 2 weeks later. 
May 2010

127100 mi

C $150
Engine limp mode reoccuring - took to dealer, they diagnosed turbo actuator bad (not holding vacuum), they wanted $2,100 for replace of turbo. Took home to find alternative . . . since found out that these actuators do not hold vaccuum 
Jul 2010

133300 mi

C $1200
During TB change, valve cover was removed to inspect camshaft (known issue on these engines). Major camshaft wear, so changed camshaft, lifters, bearings etc) . . . limp mode issue still exists. 
Aug 2010

134540 mi
Drivers mirror swivel post rotted through due to corrosion. Not fixed so far yet as not sure what route to take (epoxy and lose swivel, or purchase, replace, paint new one). 
Volkswagen Jetta in Texas, United States
Feb 2009 - Feb 2011
Feb 2011

88000 mi

US $250
Belt vibrated wildly. Replaced tensioner, no help. Replaced alternator pulley...fixed it. 
Volkswagen Jetta in Connecticut, United States
Jan 2010 - Jun 2011
Mar 2010

59000 mi
dual mass flywheel failing 
Volkswagen Jetta in New Jersey, United States
Dec 2010 - Jun 2015
Oct 2011

84000 mi

US $522
CV joint replaced Replaced DSG Flywheel. 
Dec 2012

96000 mi

US $987
EGR Cooler needed replacement. 
Apr 2014

120000 mi

US $350
Replaced rear hub and bearings. 
Jun 2014

125000 mi

US $300
Bushings 
Jun 2015

145000 mi

US $200
Rear hub with bearings needed replacement. 
Volkswagen Jetta in Ontario, Canada
Nov 2012 - Dec 2012
Dec 2012

97340 mi

C $900
car started to stall when coming to a stop. 
Volkswagen Jetta in Missouri, United States
Aug 2010 - Dec 2012
Sep 2010

79000 mi

US $600
Wiper motor needed to be replaced. 
May 2011

87000 mi

US $50
Passenger front headlight burned-out and replaced. This is the third burned-out headlight replacement for the car since new. 
Jun 2012

106000 mi

US $600
Worn bushing on front sway bar. Bushing is non-replaceable or repairable, so entire sway bar had to be replaced. 
Nov 2012

110000 mi

US $250
Replaced airbag sensor in passengers front seat. Had to return for replacement of airbag sensor in driver's seat. Airbag light again on. Problem being diagnosed. Battery died. Replaced. 
Volkswagen Jetta in Oklahoma, United States
Dec 2012 - Jan 2013
Jan 2013

43000 mi
Hard starts only when engine warm. Replaced battery then EGR then fuel pump. Problem remained. After month in shop, they told us that the camshaft was worn and we needed to replace the head, for another $6,300. Refused repair. Will never buy VW again. 
Volkswagen Jetta in Illinois, United States
Dec 2011 - Apr 2013
Aug 2012

109000 mi

US $300
Alternator clutch pulley failed, chose to replace complete alternator due to miles on original. 
Volkswagen Jetta in Alberta, Canada
Feb 2010 - Apr 2013
Apr 2013

105400 mi

C $2000
Suspension repairs. Turbo is leaking as well, mught have to change it. 
Volkswagen Jetta in Georgia, United States
Mar 2007 - Sep 2016
Aug 2010

46000 mi

US $200
Headliner replaced due to separation. Was told this was somewhat common in 06 Jettas especially with extreme heat.  
Sep 2010

46000 mi

US $177
Airbag harness under driver seat developed a short and activated the dash warning light. Dealer repaired wiring 
Mar 2013

80000 mi

US $400
Driver's side rear passenger door lock solenoid failed and was replaced. 
Dec 2015

120000 mi

US $2000
Dual Mass Flywheel failed and was replaced 
Feb 2016

121300 mi

US $650
Intake system switch 
Volkswagen Jetta in Alabama, United States
Apr 2007 - Sep 2016
Jan 2014

92000 mi

US $240
Water leak in front passenger floor. Right-front sunroof drain tube was found to have dry-rotted. Drain tube was replaced, and problem resolved. 
Feb 2015

106700 mi

US $592
Drivers door latch was replaced. 
Jun 2015

110000 mi

US $329
leaking coolant flange was replaced 
Jan 2016

118700 mi

US $585
glow plugs and glow plug harness had to be replaced 
Volkswagen Jetta in Georgia, United States
Aug 2011 - Oct 2011
Sep 2011

64000 mi
consistent interval based humming from drivetrain. Dealership admitted hearing but since no codes thrown from computer no investigation or repairs.Wanted me to pay for a comprehensive review of all systems at 95/hr. Declined 
Volkswagen Jetta in Texas, United States
Aug 2014 - Sep 2016
Feb 2016

103000 mi

US $600
Noticed oil leak coming from vacuum pump -- part was replaced when the DSG fluid/filter was changed 
Volkswagen Jetta in California, United States
Dec 2015 - Dec 2015
Dec 2015

108000 mi

US $600
Gear slipping once the car heats up. Repair didnt fix it 
Volkswagen Jetta in Florida, United States
Feb 2006 - Mar 2009
Jul 2006

9000 mi
DSG Transmission failure. 3+ weeks to fix. Valve body solenoid failed, followed by complete immobilization of the car. VW ordered parts from Germany. 
Feb 2008

46000 mi

US $150
O2 sensor stuck full rich. Likely wideband O2 sensor failure. 
Mar 2008

47000 mi
Oxygen sensor repair again. 
Sep 2008

57000 mi

US $50
Emergency brake cable adjustment causing brake drag. A common problem. Causes low MPG and excessive rear pad wear. My highway MPG was down to 26 
Dec 2008

64000 mi
EGR cooler developed a massive leak, resulting in a boost leak at times and an exhaust leak at times. Replaced the EGR cooler, a difficult and expensive job. Not for the average DIY mechanic. Flywheel failure. The Jetta TDI has a DMF "dual mass flywheel" that is known to fail. While under the car troubleshooting the EGR problem, it was noticed that the flywheel was "rattling", a common symptom prior to flywheel explosion. Waiting on parts. 
Feb 2009

64000 mi

US $1200
Dual mass flywheel replacement. Not an easy or inexpensive task. VW needs to be taken out back and shot for producing cars with exploding flywheels! 
Volkswagen Jetta in North Carolina, United States
May 2007 - Feb 2014
Sep 2007

24000 mi
air bag warning light. need airbag replacement. parts ordered. 
Nov 2007

26000 mi
air bag light on. shop ordered parts and installed. problem still occurring. ordering another part. air bag warning light still on. more parts ordered and installed. problem cleared and resolved at this point. 
Aug 2008

40000 mi
Windshield wiper wash supply line broken. 
Oct 2008

45000 mi
Radio buttons warping. 
Jan 2010

68000 mi

US $500
air bag clockspring replacement 
Mar 2012

100000 mi

US $1000
Torn CV boot needed repair. Implausible signal from power steering torque sensor causing dash light. 
Sep 2013

120000 mi

US $12
Headlight bulb burned out, replaced by owner. 
Feb 2014

123000 mi
The steering problem was never fixed. The dealer quoted $2K to repair (parts/labor) by replacing the steering rack module. Still fine to drive so I declined the repair. The dash light was still present on trade-in, which did affect the value. 
Volkswagen Jetta in Oregon, United States
Jun 2008 - Mar 2014
Feb 2008

29000 mi
Trunk latch 
Aug 2011

76000 mi

US $375
Broken and shorted wiring in bundle to drivers door. Wiring loom replaced by dealer with updated part (more slack for flexibility at door hinge) 
Jan 2012

80300 mi

US $890
Flex plate (flywheel) damaged. Flex plate replaced. 
May 2012

83500 mi

US $700
Cooling fan failed. Caused malfunction of fuel/air control resulting in rough running and "shuddering". 
Aug 2012

85000 mi

US $224
Cracked left outer CV boot. Boot was replaced. 
Feb 2014

98000 mi

US $230
Replaced valve cover gasket, which was leaking oil. 
Volkswagen Jetta in New Jersey, United States
Nov 2006 - Nov 2007
Nov 2006

800 mi
replaced improperly routed wire harness, causing loss of power seat and memory. Harness jammed in seat track. 
Oct 2007

16000 mi
The battery fried which took out the ECU and TPMS system. 
Volkswagen Jetta in Michigan, United States
Dec 2011 - Aug 2012
Jan 2012

91300 mi

US $600
Dual mass flywheel was failing, rock grinding noises. Replaced with updated part. Should have been covered by VW but they refused. 
Apr 2012

95000 mi

US $360
Accelerator pedal and subsequently the throttle body flapper motor failed. 
Volkswagen Jetta in Alaska, United States
Jul 2015 - Nov 2016
Aug 2015

158500 mi

US $1900
Camshaft replacement 
Apr 2016

179700 mi

US $1000
Clutch 
Nov 2016

136000 mi

US $600
Front struts complete 
Volkswagen Jetta in Ontario, Canada
Sep 2005 - Mar 2010
Sep 2008

35960 mi
The dual clutch failed on my DSG transmission. 
Apr 2009

44640 mi
Shifter button broke. 
Jun 2009

47740 mi
The Mechatronic chip failed on the transmission had to be replaced. 
Volkswagen Jetta in Nova Scotia, Canada
May 2006 - Mar 2012
Jan 2007

10540 mi
1. Replaced rear seat vent deflector (broke). 2. Replaced missing bolt which holds on right rear door skin. 
Sep 2008

44640 mi
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

58900 mi
Transmission failed. Replaced with new transmission. 5k short of drive train warranty expiring (phew). 
Aug 2011

94240 mi

C $200
Replaced broken Surpentine Bracket, Tensioner and Belt. Entire assembly broke. $200 repair at Harrington's Halifax. Great Service. 
Volkswagen Jetta in Nova Scotia, Canada
Nov 2011 - Dec 2011
Dec 2011

174220 mi

C $3000
Cam lifters bearings 
Volkswagen Jetta in Utah, United States
Apr 2009 - Jul 2014
Jun 2009

60000 mi

US $7001
fuel pump replaced 
Aug 2009

63000 mi

US $300
Trunk wouldn't close, electronic actuator defective 
Oct 2011

88300 mi
Rough idle. Replaced the alternator pulley. Also replaced timing and accessory belts. Electronic fuel cap latch needed maintenance. Replaced both cooling fans. The signal bulb in my rear view mirror has burned out and it will be $350 to fix it and I'm putting that off (hopefully forever) as that is a ridiculous amount to pay to fix a burned out bulb. 
Apr 2012

96000 mi
Idiot light said rear brake light out. Took to the shop to replace. Brake light fine, but electrical signal from the brake light to the computer on the fritz. Very expensive, advised to just ignore the computer. 
Apr 2013

106300 mi

US $360
broken clockspring. also replaced LED in rear view mirror. 
Jan 2014

115000 mi
Car wouldn't start at home, worked at repair shop, drove home and car wouldn't start. 
Jul 2014

119000 mi
Unrepaired electric short, likely to fix. 
Volkswagen Jetta in Alabama, United States
Nov 2013 - Jan 2015
Dec 2013

179000 mi

US $1650
dualmass fly wheel replaced. Notice the rattle noise about 6 months after hte car was new..Reported the noise several times. Dealer would not acknowledge the problem until the car was out of warrenty. VW America was no help. 
Volkswagen Jetta in Minnesota, United States
Oct 2006 - Jun 2013
Feb 2009

62000 mi

US $60
A hose for the windshield washers cracked. I was too busy to self repair so I had my corner auto shop splice the hose. Quick, cheap repair. No big deal. 
Nov 2010

100000 mi

US $1100
Maintenance - rear brakes.  CV Boot cracked, leaking grease. Replaced to avoid future problems with CV joint. 
Aug 2011

120000 mi

US $600
Wheel bearings in front drivers side. $500 approx. cost parts and labor. 
Jul 2012

143300 mi

US $1800
Flywheel preceeding DSG transmission separating, needs replacement before it breaks and strands me, possibly breaking the transmission as well. 
Mar 2013

170000 mi

US $1100
Bearing was going out, had to replace. Feels like it's missing but not electrical since it's diesel. Sporadic but increases on long trips. Five shops haven't found anything wrong with it. I'm going to have to sell it. 
May 2013

170000 mi

US $200
Still no resolution, nobody can find out what's wrong with it. I have traded the car as I need something reliable for travel. 
Jun 2013

170000 mi
See history. Unable to find the cause, so I traded it. Loved the car, just loved it. Sad to see it go, but need something reliable. 
Volkswagen Jetta in Virginia, United States
Aug 2014 - Jul 2015
Aug 2014

104000 mi

US $1600
Dual-mass flywheel in the DSG transmission exploded and failed. 
Jul 2015

127000 mi

US $650
Both front and right wheel bearings went bad and started roaring loudly 
Volkswagen Jetta in British Columbia, Canada
Jan 2012 - Jun 2012
Feb 2012

63200 mi

C $1800
dual mass flywheels 
May 2012

65280 mi

C $170
#4 glow plug open, replaced glow plug 
Volkswagen Jetta in Ohio, United States
Mar 2015 - Dec 2015
Apr 2015

223300 mi

US $65
Replaced rear brake pads. Blower Motor Replaced 
Volkswagen Jetta in South Carolina, United States
Apr 2008 - Jun 2014
Dec 2008

65000 mi

US $35
Left low-beam headlight burned out, replaced both as a set. Problem found by warning indicator light. 
Oct 2010

117000 mi

US $425
Exhaust leak - EGR cooler. Replaced cooler. 
Feb 2011

130700 mi

US $225
Left rear brake caliper dragging, replaced both rear calipers w/ pads. 
Jun 2011

142000 mi

US $800
Premature camshaft, camshaft bearing and valve follower wear. Replaced all parts Replaced torn CV boot on left side Replaced blown fuse for engine cooling fan 
Aug 2012

173000 mi

US $210
Intake plastic ducting failed from heat (melted). 
Oct 2012

178000 mi

US $35
Trunk lid support strut broke off. 
Jul 2013

200000 mi

US $40
Glow plug burned out; replaced. AC compressor clutch broken. Unable to source a new clutch, complete compressor replaced. 
Nov 2013

209300 mi

US $37
Glow plug burned out (different from July repair, replaced). 
May 2014

219000 mi

US $225
Windshield replaced because of pitting. 

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2006 Volkswagen Jetta 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 100hp 1.9L I4 Diesel 5-speed shiftable automatic FWD

Volkswagen Jetta in Districto Federal, Mexico
Feb 2009 - Sep 2016
Jan 2012

54560 mi

$672
Water pump failed, resulting in the purchase and installation of timing belt, water pump, thermostat, pulleys. 
Aug 2013

70680 mi
Blown Turbo. Changed Timing belt 
Jan 2016

107040 mi
Clutch change. 
Volkswagen Jetta in New Mexico, United States
Dec 2006 - Mar 2010
Sep 2007

16000 mi
XM satellite radio receiver was defective and the dealer ordered a replacement. 
Mar 2008

20000 mi
New radio installed. Old radio had defective buttons. Also under warranty the glow plugs were replaced. 

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2006 Volkswagen Jetta 4dr Sedan

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

Volkswagen Jetta in Alberta, Canada
Mar 2009 - Oct 2015
May 2012

61120 mi
Airbag warning light 
Oct 2013

90480 mi

C $98
Airbag light. Wiring under drivers seat repaired 
Sep 2015

115320 mi

C $46
One glow plug needed to be repaced. 5 minute job. 
Volkswagen Jetta in Ontario, Canada
Aug 2010 - Jul 2015
Nov 2013

90520 mi

C $650
rear left caliper failed, $250 parts on the front control arms replaced, $400 
Nov 2014

99540 mi
EGR system air leak Front Rotors extremely rusted CV Joint, front left 
Jul 2015

114700 mi

C $900
Main and secondary radiator fans, + coolant leak in or under the engine 
Volkswagen Jetta in Nebraska, United States
Sep 2016 - Nov 2016
Nov 2016

136000 mi
Car suddenly ate it's flywheel 
Volkswagen Jetta in Missouri, United States
Feb 2016 - Feb 2016
Feb 2016

265000 mi

US $3600
The cams were worn and replaced. Also the car would die and go crazy with dash lights when it would rain or going thru car wash 
Volkswagen Jetta in New Hampshire, United States
Sep 2006 - Jul 2008
Oct 2006

22000 mi

US $8
Rear brake light needed to be replaced. Opted to replace it for a few dollars myself rather than go to the dealership. 
Volkswagen Jetta in Maryland, United States
Nov 2006 - Apr 2008
May 2006

1120000 mi

US $700
New front strut assemblies, and new rear shocks. alignment. 
Volkswagen Jetta in New Jersey, United States
Feb 2008 - Jun 2011
Dec 2008

40000 mi

US $600
CV boots replaced by dealer. Dealer split cost. Should have been $1200.00 repair, but I got a $600.00 quote from a competitor. 
Volkswagen Jetta in Alberta, Canada
Feb 2010 - Sep 2016
Apr 2015

93400 mi

C $3500
Transmission fell out of vehicle even though no previous work was ever done on the drive train 
Volkswagen Jetta in Maryland, United States
May 2014 - Jul 2015
May 2014

116000 mi

US $500
Wheel bearing 
Apr 2015

126700 mi

US $800
Replaced Lowering Control arms, ball joints, shocks, struts, mounts, and bearings. 
Volkswagen Jetta in California, United States
Jul 2012 - Sep 2013
Sep 2012

122000 mi

US $300
EGR cooler exhaust leak 
Jan 2013

124000 mi

US $960
DMF clutch replaced 
Sep 2013

128000 mi

US $45
CEL came on. VAGCOM reported problem with no. 4 glow plug. It was replaced and code cleared. 
Volkswagen Jetta in Texas, United States
Apr 2013 - Sep 2016
Aug 2013

164000 mi

US $400
Front strut mounts and struts were replaced 
Jan 2014

170500 mi

US $660
Replaced the EGR valve for the engine 
Jun 2014

178000 mi

US $282
The air conditioner control valve had to be replaced. 
Feb 2015

188000 mi

US $100
Front drivers side window would not roll up. 
Jul 2015

193000 mi

US $1500
The camshaft was worn out and needed to be replaced. We replaced the timing belt as well since it was due in another 6,000 miles to save cost on doing that maintenance. 
Aug 2015

194000 mi

US $1590
Turbo charger began failing and needed to be replaced. 
Dec 2015

200000 mi

US $267
Rear brake rotors and pads replaced 
Aug 2016

210000 mi

US $480
Dealer incorrectly diagnosed the reason my window was not rolling up. Wanted to replace window motor which was not bad and did not repair the window not rolling up. 
Sep 2016

211000 mi

US $54
After dealer had incorrectly diagnosed and not repaired my drivers window that would not roll up I took car to local VW guru. The window switch was bad so he replace that which repaired the window. 
Volkswagen Jetta in Quebec, Canada
May 2012 - Sep 2016
Oct 2013

85560 mi

C $550
Headliner was falling off. Replaced it with original VW headline. Small cooling fan didn't work. Got it replaced. 
Nov 2015

99840 mi

C $750
Replaced front right wheel bearing. 
Mar 2016

102300 mi

C $300
EGR Delete. The EGR was leaking exhaut air and it was cheaper to remove then to repair. 
Volkswagen Jetta in Ontario, Canada
May 2011 - Sep 2016
Apr 2014

122760 mi

C $30
Subframe bolts loose. Knocking sound from the front end at slow speeds while reversing over small bumps. Known common issue with this model. Replaced and added subframe spacers from dealer. 
Volkswagen Jetta in Minnesota, United States
Apr 2011 - Sep 2016
Sep 2012

161000 mi

US $350
EGR cooler failed. Replaced EGR cooler 
May 2013

174700 mi

US $200
Gear shifting was getting sticky between 2nd and 3rd. Drained and replaced "lifetime" transmission fluid. Adjusted and reset the shifter linkage. Time was high due to need to remove intake and battery tray for access to shifter linkage. 
Oct 2014

202000 mi

US $1200
Exhaust cam and lifters replaced 
May 2015

215000 mi

US $1500
Turbo crapped out. Had to replace. 
Volkswagen Jetta in Montana, United States
Jul 2011 - Oct 2016
Oct 2011

83000 mi

US $120
Moderate to severe vibration when car warm. Airbag light on. Recall for faulty connectors on side airbags. 
Apr 2012

90000 mi

US $2300
Moderate to severe vibration when car warm. Cause is theoretically a slightly out of balance clutch disc. Repair would be to replace entire clutch. That said, issue noticeably better after timing belt replacement. 
Sep 2012

98000 mi
The hose connecting the windshield washer fluid to the reservoir broke. I fixed it by splicing the break. 
May 2014

116700 mi

US $333
Intermittent rough idle. Battery light stays on until after car is revved past 2k rpm. Oil dipstick pops out 
Nov 2014

120700 mi

US $2500
Clutch wore out/failed. Was informed some device inside was off-balance as well, unable to rotate them with this vehicle. Had to be replaced. Intermittent rough idle. Was informed by a prior shop that a replacement of the clutch should fix the intermittent rough idle. It did not. 
Jun 2016

133000 mi

US $2600
Difficulty shifting between 1st and 2nd. Car had to be stopped in order to shift to 1st and sometimes required double-clutching to do so. Issue was a mis-aligned linkage cable in the shifter. Dealer realigned. Knocking sound at full-lock. Issue was bad CV joints in the front end. Sound whenever revving engine. Determined to be an exhaust leak. 
Volkswagen Jetta in Maryland, United States
Jun 2010 - Jan 2012
Aug 2010

95000 mi

US $1035
Both front wheel bearings were broken, the dealer told me that this was "normal". Both front bearings had to be replaced. 
Oct 2010

95000 mi

US $435
Took car in for 100,000 service, dealership said my transmission is leaking. I am about to get rid of this money pit! Every Service is $400 to $2500.00. 
Oct 2011 Ventilation system was very noisy, Garage stated that the blower fan was clogged, wanted to charge $269.00 to remove and clean. I was able to do this myself. Due to a faulty cabin filter, the filter had been damaged and came apart. 
Jan 2012

US $340
Car would not shift into First or Second Gears 
Volkswagen Jetta in North Carolina, United States
Jan 2007 - Nov 2008
Dec 2007

35000 mi
Passenger-side airbag Rear pads and rotors. 
Sep 2008

65000 mi
Rear pads; I think I have a stuck parking brake cable that is tugging on the rear pads, I'm going to have to investigate it once the weather is warmer. 
Volkswagen Jetta in Virginia, United States
Apr 2008 - Dec 2013
Apr 2009

67000 mi

US $800
WINDOW WIRING HARNESS WIRES SHORTED OUT CAUSING DRIVER WINDOW TO STAY DOWN, AND ALL FUNCTIONS FROM DRIVERS SIDE NOT TO WORK, INCLUDING INTERIOR LIGHT TO STAY ON. CAR THOUGHT THE "DOOR WAS AJAR"  
Feb 2010

82000 mi

US $13
Replaced headlight bulb. Took about 30 minutes. The next one will take about 10 minutes, there is a learning curve. 
Volkswagen Jetta in Saskatchewan, Canada
Sep 2005 - Mar 2010
Sep 2008

50840 mi
Door ajar light and chime stayed on even though door was closed. A sensor/electrical problem. easily repaired and was still under factory warranty. 
Volkswagen Jetta in Oregon, United States
Dec 2009 - May 2015
Dec 2010

105000 mi

US $730
Replaced Main Engine Fan due to it developing a short and coming on and off continuously and draining the battery 
Jan 2014

145000 mi

US $314
Alternator pulley free wheel assembly collapsed and needed replacing 
May 2014

149000 mi

US $400
Wiring harness for drivers door had a short. Electric window would not operate. Solution was to replace the wiring harness in the door 
Dec 2014

160000 mi

US $72
Airbag sensor under drivers seat failed 
Apr 2015

165000 mi

US $1200
EGR Cooler replaced Injector wiring harness oil leak 
Volkswagen Jetta in Delaware, United States
Apr 2006 - Dec 2010
Dec 2009

77000 mi

US $200
Engine would not start. Fuel pump in tank found bad. 
Volkswagen Jetta in New York, United States
Dec 2009 - Aug 2013
Feb 2011

101000 mi

US $60
Front right wheel bearing was growling. Replaced with a new component. A very easy job. 
Jun 2011

109000 mi

US $159
Diesel TDI... Intake manifold shutter valve failed. No problem other than CEL. Replaced valve. 20 minutes total including VAGCOM diag. 
Aug 2011

113700 mi

US $120
A/C fan failed and was replaced. 
Jan 2012

124500 mi

US $160
Right rear wheel bearing becoming noisy. Replaced right and left as a matter of policy. Rotors checked. Pads checked. All assemblies cleaned. Corrosion insignificant. 
Feb 2012

126000 mi

US $120
Bad alternator bearing and clutch. Replaced. Noted an increase in mpg's as a result. Not sure why. 
Oct 2012

144000 mi
Pin hole in coolant return line. Cut back about an inch of line and re-installed. End of issue. 
Volkswagen Jetta in Ontario, Canada
Oct 2010 - Sep 2011
Feb 2011

117800 mi

C $620
Umbilical wires to door broke. Could not open window and door open alarm kept ringing. Broken wires and burned out bulbs at rear 
Jun 2011

121520 mi
I had a burned out bulb, the mechanic said it was the vanity mirror, i just touched it and it works but I will need to make another visit just to shut the dash light off. 
Volkswagen Jetta in Texas, United States
Jan 2009 - Feb 2009
Feb 2009

66000 mi

US $140
My car was making a loud noise on passenger side of engine after I would start it. Everytime noise occurred, the inside lights of car would flicker to the same exact pattern. The mechanics said they could not hear anything and therefore could not fix it. 
Volkswagen Jetta in Minnesota, United States
Feb 2007 - Mar 2010
Dec 2007

77000 mi
airbag light, resistance too high reading on passenger seat connection. 2nd time. reset computer. 
Feb 2008

90000 mi

US $91
Resistance too high error on airbag system right passenger seat. 
Sep 2008

122000 mi

US $1050
Three of 4 hub assemblies needed to be replaced. VW does not use bearings and whole assy was replaced. 
Jul 2009

161000 mi
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

161000 mi

US $3000
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. 
Volkswagen Jetta in Oklahoma, United States
Dec 2006 - Mar 2010
Apr 2007

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 Colorado, United States
Aug 2006 - Apr 2016
Jun 2007

20000 mi
The windshield washer hose broke, causing the washers to stop spraying. It's a common problem according to tdiclub.com; there is a TSB, in fact. It appears to be a design flaw. It took about 45 minutes to fix. First problem with vehicle; otherwise lov 
Aug 2011

91000 mi

US $700
Noticed the car was making a hissing sound, as well as a noticeable drop in mileage. The mechanic said the EGR cooler needed to be replaced, and that it is a common failure on this car. 
Mar 2012

100000 mi

US $100
I had to get my camshaft replaced due to premature wear; it is a well-known problem with the TDI engine. Luckily, it was caught at 99,900 miles and was covered by the extended warranty; I only paid a $100 deductible for a $2000 repair. 
Sep 2013

121000 mi

US $500
The alternator tensioner and pulley broke, which broke the serpentine belt and caused the car to lose power. It was the first time the car has left me stranded in over 7 years. Not too bad. 
Jan 2014

125000 mi

US $500
A/C compressor seized; most likely what caused the issue back in August. Had usual mechanic fix; all should be fine now. 
Apr 2015

140000 mi

US $300
Had to replace a glow plug harness and a cracked turbo hose. Really easy repairs, just normal wear-and-tear. 
Volkswagen Jetta in Indiana, United States
Oct 2007 - Jan 2008
Nov 2007

32000 mi
Oil leak before intercooler 
Volkswagen Jetta in Minnesota, United States
Jan 2007 - Nov 2008
Nov 2007

41000 mi
climate control module caused flapper door noise, but otherwise worked fine 
Volkswagen Jetta in Florida, United States
Aug 2010 - Jun 2016
Sep 2010

71000 mi

US $150
rear brake pads changed. this is the first car I've owned where the rear pads wore out before the front pads.  The windshield washer hose broke, causing the washers to stop spraying. It seems to be a poor design with the hose flexing to the point of breaking when the hood is opened and shut many times. It took about 30 minutes to fix. 
Nov 2011

92000 mi
A sagging headliner was replaced by the dealer on this car. VW covered the repair, even though the car is out of warranty. (quite a few have this problem) 
Oct 2012

102700 mi

US $40
Rear deck cylinder lift broke on left side, had to order a new one and replace. 
Mar 2016

128000 mi

US $1
Heater hose started leaking while on trip. I had to pull the bottom cover pan and top of engine covers, along with battery and air cleaner in order to get to heater hose and replace it. 
Apr 2016

128300 mi

US $195
Ac valve needed changing and system charged. 

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2006 Volkswagen Jetta 4dr Sedan

150-horsepower 2.5L I5 6-speed shiftable automatic FWD

Volkswagen Jetta in California, United States
Nov 2012 - Nov 2013
Oct 2013

124500 mi

US $362
Motor burned out in auto window on driver side. Motor dealer part only so it had to be ordered. Motor was replaced and window works 
Volkswagen Jetta in Minnesota, United States
Aug 2013 - Oct 2014
Aug 2013

132000 mi

US $240
3rd O2 sensor failed. I have not replaced it. MN doesn't do inspections and my gas mileage is now 12-15% better. 
Aug 2014

141000 mi

US $500
Air conditioner cooling poorly (still not great). Fixes in order done: - recharge - hoses replaced - recharge - cabin air filter swap - plenum cleaned - more hoses replaced - recharge - recharge Still not fixed: leak somewhere else. 
Oct 2014

142000 mi
AC not working well. 
Volkswagen Jetta in Tennessee, United States
May 2006 - Jun 2015
Nov 2009

41000 mi
Bad trunk latch 
Jun 2012

58000 mi

US $550
Needed new rear pads and new rotors. Shop won't turn the already-thin rotors. Left-rear turn signal bulb replaced. 
Jul 2012

59000 mi

US $160
Catalytic converter replaced. Broken hood-release assembly. 
Apr 2013

65000 mi

US $1000
Window wouldn't operate. Replaced wiring harness in driver-side door. 
Volkswagen Jetta in Illinois, United States
May 2014 - Jun 2014
May 2014

135000 mi

US $150
Transmission was deemed faulty, unable to guarantee any fix. 
Jun 2014

135000 mi
Transmission would not engage any gear. 
Volkswagen Jetta in British Columbia, Canada
Dec 2008 - Mar 2013
Mar 2009

25420 mi
Windshield washer hose leaking. Repaired washer hose, still leaking. Trunk struts leaking and not opening trunk, struts replaced. 
Apr 2009

26040 mi
first repair leaked, windshield washer hose changed the second visit 
May 2010

34100 mi
trunk springs replaced Driver door window trim rusting 
Mar 2011

41540 mi
Transmission intermittent harsh shift, valve body to be replaced.  Speedo needle bouncing, cluster to be replaced. 
Apr 2011

42160 mi
transmission valve body was replaced, known issue with warranty extension 
Volkswagen Jetta in New Jersey, United States
Feb 2011 - Jun 2015
May 2014

107000 mi

US $400
Airbag light came on. There was something wrong with the electrical connection. 
Sep 2014

114000 mi

US $280
Ignition coil needed to be replaced. 
Volkswagen Jetta in Ohio, United States
Jan 2006 - Sep 2016
Mar 2006 Dealer fixed memory function for power seat. 
Feb 2008

24000 mi
Hose that connects windshield washer fluid tank to nozzles developed a crack which squired out into the engine and prevented fluid from reaching the nozzles. 
Jul 2009

40000 mi
Preset buttons on radio were peeling despite me being very careful not to use sunscreen, lotions, or armor all. Not possible to just fix the buttons so radio was replaced. 
Mar 2010

50000 mi
Front suspension control arm bushings would make creaking noises when going over speed bumps at low speeds during cold weather. Ordered new bushings. 
Oct 2010

53000 mi

US $42
Windshield washer hose broke again. Was given option for a complete replacement for $250. Had it patched instead, hopefully it will last. 
Dec 2015

75000 mi

US $248
Car jerked while driving on highway and lost power. EPC warning light illuminated and I took it in immediately. Diagnosed as a faulty crankshaft speed impulse sensor. 
Aug 2016

76700 mi

US $1160
One rear spring rusted/broke at lower mounting point. Per VW, cannot replace just one spring, so both rear springs were replaced. Headliner fabric has been coming loose and drooping for a while now. Went to upholstery shop where they removed old fabric and installed new closely matched material 
Sep 2016

77000 mi

US $25
One of the trunk struts failed at the attachment point causing the open trunk to drop and injure my hand. No hospital visit required fortunately. Ordered new strut online and installed it myself. 
Volkswagen Jetta in New York, United States
Apr 2016 - Sep 2016
Apr 2016

141000 mi

US $125
Replaced fuel pump. 2015. Mileage 120K. Relatively easy. Fuel tank below the rear seat. 
Jul 2016

143700 mi

US $2000
Catalytic converter replaced. Had installed an "after market " brand first, but it was never right, VW has very high tolerances... kept throwing a code. P0 420. 
Volkswagen Jetta in Florida, United States
Jun 2008 - Sep 2009
Nov 2008

15000 mi
Replace glovebox door under warranty. 
May 2009

20000 mi
Replace starter under warranty. 
Volkswagen Jetta in Florida, United States
Sep 2015 - Sep 2016
Jun 2016

170000 mi

US $280
Wheel hubs needed replacing both wheels. 
Volkswagen Jetta in California, United States
Jun 2015 - Jul 2016
Jan 2016

112700 mi

US $20
replaced air recirculator motor. 
Volkswagen Jetta in Alberta, Canada
Mar 2015 - Sep 2016
Dec 2015

104780 mi

C $500
CV boot crack 
Jan 2016

108480 mi

C $350
Wiring harness on drivers door failed 
Jun 2016

117180 mi

C $160
Failure of Idler pulley on Alternator/water pump 
Volkswagen Jetta in Ohio, United States
Sep 2005 - Jul 2008
Apr 2008

30000 mi
Airbag light on. Connector under seat bad. 
Volkswagen Jetta in Michigan, United States
Dec 2013 - Sep 2016
Feb 2014

65300 mi

US $600
Drivers side door latch broken. Remote key fob didnt work due to this. 
Dec 2015

83000 mi

US $1000
Check engine light. Related to Cooling fan failing 
Mar 2016

83500 mi

US $760
Front Left wheel bearing replaced due to noise at speeds above 45 mph 
Volkswagen Jetta in Wisconsin, United States
Jun 2009 - Jun 2016
Dec 2012

106000 mi

US $880
Alternator replacement 
Sep 2014

129000 mi

US $20
Replace #5 cylinder coil 
Nov 2014

131500 mi

US $150
Replaced passenger side front wheel bearing assembly Replaced #2 cylinder coil 
Sep 2015

144000 mi

US $235
Airbag light. Replace passenger bag on/off indicator wiring harness 
Nov 2015

144700 mi

US $350
Rear wheel bearing 
Volkswagen Jetta in Ontario, Canada
Jul 2010 - Jun 2011
Sep 2010

51460 mi

C $420
passenger rear door would not lock in auto. Replaced door handle which apparently has switch in it.. 
Volkswagen Jetta in Alberta, Canada
Feb 2009 - Jul 2013
Feb 2010

31000 mi
Replaced stereo out of warranty due to a static noise on FM stations and CD's 
Jun 2010

40300 mi
Radio and CD making static noise. Dealer replaced under warranty 
Volkswagen Jetta in Texas, United States
Aug 2012 - Jun 2014
Apr 2013

76300 mi

US $75
Oil pan was leaking past gasket. Mechanic tightened up the bolts and that fixed it. 
Volkswagen Jetta in California, United States
Oct 2010 - Jan 2011
Nov 2010

51000 mi
There was leak around the timing chain cover. Upon opening the cover and removing the timing chain, it was observed the leak was due to a broken oil seal behind it. This was replaced under powertrain warranty. 
Volkswagen Jetta in Virginia, United States
Jun 2013 - Jul 2013
Jul 2013

131000 mi

US $400
Replaced cracked CV joint housing. 
Volkswagen Jetta in California, United States
May 2012 - Nov 2015
Oct 2012

60700 mi

US $400
Brake pads and rotors 
Jun 2013

70000 mi

US $850
Radiator cooling fan control module failed on primary fan. Had to replace both primary and secondary fans with control module. 
Oct 2013

75700 mi

US $425
Electronic Door Control Module - became disfunctional - required complete R&R 
Dec 2013

79000 mi

US $200
Battery discharging - while parked, replaced battery cable 
May 2014

81700 mi
Bad solenoid in switch 
Sep 2015

91000 mi

US $400
Drivers Door control switch and battery. 
Volkswagen Jetta in Tennessee, United States
Nov 2012 - Sep 2014
May 2013

110000 mi

US $650
Driving home in a blowing wind and rain storm all dash lights came on. After arriving home went back out 2 hours later and the cooling fan was running. Restarted car all dash lights were off. Drove 10 min.Parked car and DEAD in a.m. 
Dec 2013

126000 mi

US $2100
Started running poorly after filling up. Just did make it to the repair shop. Burnt plugs and clogged cat. 
Sep 2014

138000 mi

US $1200
Vacuum pump.  Left side axle boot. 
Volkswagen Jetta in Texas, United States
Jan 2011 - Aug 2011
Jul 2011

63000 mi
Accelerator pedal assembly had to be replaced. 

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2006 Volkswagen Jetta 4dr Sedan

150-horsepower 2.5L I5 5-speed manual FWD

Volkswagen Jetta in Colorado, United States
Nov 2010 - Jul 2011
Dec 2010

50005 mi
Domelight and chime was inoperable when driver's side door was opened. Dealer replaced latch on door and wiring harness. Wiring harness melted slightly between the door and body of vehicle. 
Jan 2011

52000 mi

US $200
this warranty repair was for the diver's side airbag connectors. they put gold plated connector's so the air bag light would not come on. heater fan motor was making a rough noise on settings on 1 and 2. Dealer stated regular problems with these jettas. When turning into a parking spot nice and slow i could hear a humming sound. dealer stated they could barely hear it. So wait till it gets louder. Dealer stated all is ok. 
Volkswagen Jetta in North Carolina, United States
Jan 2016 - Oct 2016
Jan 2016

207000 mi

US $900
Replaced transmission valve body. 
Feb 2016

207000 mi
Vacuum pump is leaking engine oil. Took some effort to identify it. Have not fixed it yet as car has so many issues we may just replace it. 
Aug 2016

208000 mi
Needs front wheel bearings 
Volkswagen Jetta in New Jersey, United States
Dec 2009 - Jun 2015
Dec 2013

78000 mi

US $996
Check engine light comes and after being repaired, it comes on a few months later. This has happened 3 times. 
May 2015

90300 mi

US $275
Check engine light is on and the Dealer says the computer needs replacing to start investigating what is causing the light to come on. 
Volkswagen Jetta in Ontario, Canada
Apr 2015 - Sep 2016
Nov 2015

138500 mi

C $1000
Timing chain jumped . Chain, gears,sensot 
Volkswagen Jetta in Nova Scotia, Canada
Sep 2006 - Mar 2010
Apr 2007

4650 mi
Passenger visor vanity mirror light. 
Volkswagen Jetta in Michigan, United States
Nov 2010 - Aug 2016
Aug 2011

94000 mi

US $450
Key would not come out of the ignition. New parts installed, works fine now. 
Oct 2011

95000 mi

US $360
Blower motor replaced. Works fine now. 
Apr 2014

118000 mi

US $300
Replaced saggy headliner. 
Mar 2015

124000 mi

US $386
Just rear brakes. First change in over 120,000 miles. 
Jun 2016

136000 mi
Oil Leak. Valve cover gasket 
Volkswagen Jetta in Pennsylvania, United States
Mar 2010 - Dec 2013
Nov 2010

55000 mi
Check engine light. Reset and never came back 
Dec 2013

106000 mi

US $60
Alternator Clutch Pulley 
Volkswagen Jetta in Alberta, Canada
Jan 2010 - Jul 2012
Feb 2010

60760 mi

C $100
Routine inspection found minor leak on rear brake caliper. 
Jun 2010

61380 mi
Problem was diagnosed, and MIL reset. Advised to wait and see if it happens again. Fault Code related to Coolant Fans Control Module. Cost $130 
Jul 2011

63240 mi

C $525
Replace cooling fan/motor 
Feb 2012

67260 mi

C $25
Plastic tubing line on windshield washer broken. Dealership patched it together instead of proper repair by replacing required parts. 
Apr 2012

68820 mi

C $800
Replace manifold gasket 
Volkswagen Jetta in New York, United States
Jan 2007 - Dec 2007
Feb 2007

9100 mi
Repair broken wiper fluid line. 
Volkswagen Jetta in Newfoundland / Lab., Canada
Jan 2014 - Sep 2016
Feb 2014

64220 mi

C $200
wheel bearing was shot, repalaced for 200 bucks including intall price 
May 2014

67420 mi

C $200
sway bar link was gone, replaced just usual wear and tear so far with this car 
Dec 2014

73160 mi

C $1100
2 coil springs 2 strut mounts and a ball join. 4 hours labour 
Jan 2015

74160 mi

C $1500
Hand brake cable seized. Rear rotors and pads replaced 
Jul 2015

81180 mi

C $180
wheel bearing went bad, this is usual wear and tear. 
Jan 2016

88660 mi

C $60
Knocking from front end over bumps. 
Sep 2016

94860 mi

C $300
Bad wheel bearing passenger side 
Volkswagen Jetta in Ontario, Canada
Sep 2012 - Oct 2012
Oct 2012

58900 mi

C $850
One rad fan was seized and the other working intermittently. Both were replaced. 
Volkswagen Jetta in Florida, United States
Dec 2007 - Jul 2010
Jul 2008

39000 mi
Transmission casing and flywheel casing cracked. Dealership states "normal casting marks" - going through Volkswagen of America for assistance. Buttons on radio head unit peeling for the 5th time. Replaced head unit - however new unit damaged on install. Working with Volkswagen of America for resolution. Moaning during low speed turns - covered by TSB. Dealer states due to aftermarket tires. Dealing with Volkswagen of America for resolution. 
Aug 2008

41000 mi
Rear passenger door seal falling off. Dealer replaced door seal, new seal failed AGAIN within 2 weeks. Dealer will replace again. Transmission moaning - again covered by TSB. Had to escalate problem all the way to service manager to get VW service to admit problem needs to be fixed. TSB clearly covers my VIN but shop foreman told me I was IMAGINING the problem. Headliner bubbling and peeling from roof. Parts ordered - car needs to be sent to 3rd party shop to replace headliner. 
Apr 2009

55000 mi
Rear passenger door seal falling off for 3rd time. Replaced by dealership under goodwill @54k miles as this has been an ongoing issue. Screw holding passenger grab handle installed as it has been missing since the headliner was replaced.  
Jan 2010

67000 mi

US $375
Drivers side door lock actuator (module) failed causing car to think door closed at all times and drivers door lock to act crazy. Door lock actuator (module) replaced. 
Volkswagen Jetta in Colorado, United States
May 2015 - Jun 2016
Jun 2015

81000 mi

US $1800
Failed heat pump including electric components related to it. Failed catalytic converter. 
Jun 2016

100000 mi

US $753
Replace rear brake pads and rotors, back right caliper seized and needed replacing. 

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2006 Volkswagen Jetta 4dr Sedan

115-horsepower 2.0L I4 5-speed manual FWD

Volkswagen Jetta in Colorado, United States
Oct 2016 - Nov 2016
Nov 2016

137000 mi

US $1300
Replace dual mass flywheel 
Volkswagen Jetta in South Africa
Sep 2016 - Oct 2016
Oct 2016

107260 mi

R 1100
Welsh plug on the water pump started leaking thus replacing the water pump and cambelt 
Volkswagen Jetta in Ontario, Canada
May 2015 - Jan 2016
Jun 2015

106020 mi

C $300
New rotors, pads 
Jan 2016

110360 mi
Rust on rear quarter panels repaired under warranty 

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2006 Volkswagen Jetta 4dr Hatch

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

Volkswagen Jetta in Nova Scotia, Canada
Jul 2011 - Oct 2016
Aug 2011

74400 mi
Entire driver side fender replaced. Corrosion and paint failure. 
Aug 2012

82460 mi

C $1643
One parking brake cable replaced. Ball joints replaced. Interior lights not working. Wiring harness had corrosion and a break in the insulation under driver side carpet. Alternator pulley making a loud noise. 
Jun 2013

89900 mi

C $210
Sticking handbrake cable. Exhaust hanger broken. 
Jul 2014

103300 mi

C $300
One rear caliper not moving properly with parking brake. Parking brake not holding well. Caliper replaced. 
Sep 2014

105400 mi

C $887
Both front wheel bearings were very noisy. Replaced. 
Nov 2014

107100 mi
Surface rust and paint bubbles developing on hatch. 
Jun 2015

114080 mi

C $960
Bushings required replacement. One CV joint boot was torn. Handbrake actuator on left rear caliper was siezed 
Sep 2015

115940 mi

C $2000
Turbo charger was siezed and had to be replaced. 
Oct 2015

117340 mi

C $1100
Rear axel bushings were worn and needed to be replaced. Also, left CV joint boot was torn. 
Jan 2016

120680 mi

C $125
Cracked vacuum line to brake booster. Line replaced in about 15 minutes. 
Oct 2016

125240 mi

C $500
Bushings gone on both front sway bars 

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2006 Volkswagen Jetta 4-door

turbocharged 4-cylinder diesel automated manual 2WD

Volkswagen Jetta in District of Columbia, United States
Mar 2006 - Mar 2010
Oct 2007

17000 mi
the door panel for the passenger on the driver's side became misaligned. A bolt needed to be tightened. 

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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

15000 mi
Steering box was changed due to cracking sound 

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2006 Volkswagen Jetta 4-door

5-cylinder automatic 2WD

Volkswagen Jetta in Washington, United States
Mar 2012 - Apr 2012
Apr 2012

50000 mi

US $1000
Passenger airbag had to be replaced and wiring from body to door had to be replaced. 

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2005.5 Volkswagen Jetta

Engine not specified

Volkswagen Jetta in California, United States
Apr 2012 - May 2012
May 2012

88000 mi

US $1600
Stuck alternator. Leaking water pump. 
Volkswagen Jetta in Oklahoma, United States
Nov 2010 - Jun 2011
Dec 2010

39000 mi
Trunk lid wouldn't consistently latch close. Latch ruled defective, replace with new part. 
Volkswagen Jetta in Texas, United States
Nov 2010 - Jun 2011
Dec 2010

78000 mi
transmission problems shifting from 1 to 2 and 3 gears at dealer they replaced the valve for an improved one under original extended warranty for that particular problem. 
Volkswagen Jetta in Missouri, United States
Mar 2012 - Apr 2013
Apr 2012

68000 mi

US $145
Car was idling rough, engine light came on for P01340 code. Dealership quoted $1940 for new timing chains, tensioner, guides, the works. Have always taken it to the dealership for regular maintenance. 
Apr 2013

US $200
Timing was off, causing the engine to miss. Didn't want to pay for repairs so car was traded in. 

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2005.5 Volkswagen Jetta 4dr Sedan

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

Volkswagen Jetta in Florida, United States
Sep 2014 - Sep 2016
Dec 2014

65000 mi

US $580
oil leak 
Feb 2016

78300 mi

US $750
AC compressor. Mechanic mentioned this is a common problem for VW. Found a good mechanic to do the work for $750, every other location was around $1400 
Volkswagen Jetta in Ohio, United States
Sep 2009 - Sep 2014
Nov 2009

49000 mi

US $84
Engine oil pressure warning & vehicle would not start. Towed to dealership where problem could not be replicated/diagnosed, but speculation was that engine had flooded. Since incident, coolant low warning has flashed despite levels within parameters. 
Dec 2010

56000 mi

US $1020
Tiptronic transmission sensor failure. Car did not know which gear it was in. Were advised failure was immanent. Replacement of entire DSG shifter column was required. Symptom was flashing gear selection with current position not highlighted. 
Nov 2013

98300 mi

US $250
Bad sensor in coolant reservoir indicating low fluid levels 
Jan 2014

101300 mi

US $250
Connector links between sway bar and suspension failing throwing alignment off 
Mar 2014

104000 mi

US $680
Alternator clutch wheel locked up, shredded serpentine belt and then fell off. Alternator was salvageable but the rest required replacement. 
Sep 2014

108000 mi

US $2800
Bad purge valve in turbo charger. Required replacement of turbo and associated systems. Buildup and seal failure in manifold fouling sensor 
Volkswagen Jetta in Texas, United States
Jul 2011 - Mar 2013
Sep 2011

61000 mi

US $1750
Headliner sagging badly. Headliner replaced under goodwill warranty from VW at no charge. Half a day in the shop. Dual mass flywheel failing. Replaced before complete failure  Replace cv boot kit boot was cracked 
Apr 2012

87000 mi

US $40
Added ice32 to help with sticking refrigerant control valve 
Jul 2012

97700 mi

US $1300
Replaced compressor dryer and txv due to metal particles in sysyem 
Volkswagen Jetta in Maryland, United States
Sep 2005 - Oct 2009
Aug 2008

74000 mi

US $440
Broken wiring harness in driver's door caused loss of electrical power in all driver's door switches as well as a false indicator that door was open, which caused dome light to remain on at all times and seat belt to continuously chime. 
Oct 2009

98000 mi
I had the camshaft inspected due to reports of "wear" issues. The results were premature wear on lobes 1-3.  The DSG had been making an unusual sound in the transmission pan area for a while (think pebbles tossing around in a metal box). The shop could only advise it "didn't sound too good" without pulling the tranny. At that point I'd be committed to a repair. 
Volkswagen Jetta in Ohio, United States
Aug 2010 - Sep 2013
Oct 2010

118000 mi
DSG (dual clutch transmission) was found to have the "stumble during acceleration from a stop" problem. DSG needs replaced. VW has recalls which may cover this. Checking with dealer first because of high repair cost. 
Jan 2012

147700 mi

US $200
Drivers door wiring loom replaced. The oem bundle started breaking wires inside the rubber boot/seal at he door hinge point. 
Feb 2012

149300 mi

US $250
CV boot replacement 
Mar 2012

151000 mi

US $100
Drivers door lock switch replacement 
May 2013

175300 mi

US $200
Driver's door electrical harness replacement 
Volkswagen Jetta in Ontario, Canada
Feb 2015 - Feb 2015
Feb 2015

122760 mi

C $900
Alternator and fuel sensor replaced 

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2005.5 Volkswagen Jetta 4dr Sedan

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

Volkswagen Jetta in Indiana, United States
Dec 2008 - Jun 2012
Jul 2008

56000 mi

US $255
DIY repair: Replaced failed EGR valve 
Nov 2010

96000 mi

US $330
DIY repair: Replaced defective dual-mass flywheel with V6 single mass. Also replace pressure plate, clutch, and T/O bearing. Works like new! 
Volkswagen Jetta in Arizona, United States
Jan 2014 - Jan 2014
Jan 2014

147000 mi

US $380
serpentine belt partially ruptured 
Volkswagen Jetta in Texas, United States
Sep 2005 - Sep 2016
Mar 2008

52000 mi

US $97
Sunroof would not open or close due to loud noise. Found plastic piece in track from somewhwere in sunroof. Removed the piece, roof functions fine. 
Nov 2008

62000 mi

US $92
MFD dimming at top and bottom. 
Jul 2009

69000 mi

US $259
Windshield delaminated on top portion resulting in a crack 3' long. 
Dec 2010

81000 mi

US $1378
Rear passenger door and driver door would not lock with key Fob. Problem was with both door actuators and they were replaced. External temp sensor not working. Wires were broken and replaced. Car shudders/shakes at stoplight. Timing belt replaced. 
May 2011

82000 mi

US $189
Extreme vibration rattling anytime A/C would come on. Required new blower unit that had to be ordered for another trip to shop when part arrives. Fuel filter housing loose, causing severe vibrations from engine while driving. Discovered Fuel filter housing was not fully seated in mounting bracket. Dealer reseated but wants to replace the bracket when returning the vehicle for HVAC blower motor on Fuel Filter mounting bracket replaced that stopped engine severe vibrations when driving. HVAC Blower motor/fan replaced. Fan found to be defective causing the extreme vibration when A/C was in use. Problem is no longer an issue. 
May 2012

89000 mi

US $360
Turbocharger hose cracked and needed to be replaced. Windshield washer nozzles stopped working. Replaced both windshield washer nozzles. 
Oct 2013

111000 mi

US $2870
Camshaft failure. Known problem with BRM engines 
May 2014

119700 mi

US $527
Turbo was letting air in at max flow. Simple fix to repair the range from a "stop" point was accomplished. NOT an VW fix but one from "my turbo diesel dot com" 
Jun 2014

123000 mi

US $127
Passenger front door latch module failure. Replaced lock module and working well. Symptoms: passenger feint door would not work. Could not lock or arm car due to problem. Repeat problem and elected to repair myself. 
Jul 2015

142300 mi

US $200
Reverse lights will not work. 
Mar 2016

153000 mi

US $236
Doors will not lock/unlock nor will the trunk open from the switches in the car. Only the remote unlocks them. No solution after 4 hrs of work at the shop. Elected to live with problem. 
Volkswagen Jetta in Oregon, United States
Sep 2005 - Mar 2010
Sep 2007

20000 mi

US $1700
Clutch completely died. User contribution 2 wks earlier: up-the-hill stop-and-go traffic overloaded the clutch, driver appears to have been riding it. But this is also a vehicle-specific problem, documented on the NHTSA: 26% of complaints for TDI ( 
Nov 2008

33000 mi
Preset seat settings were out of whack (electronic problem). Driver-door loudspeaker had defective tweeter. Preset seat settings were out of whack. Installed wrong loudspeaker. Will need to take another trip. Clock has been slow since year 1. This time they replaced the entire dashboard display unit. 
Volkswagen Jetta in Pennsylvania, United States
Jul 2012 - Feb 2014
Feb 2014

128000 mi

US $780
Heater blower went. Trunk release wire housing needed to be replaced. 

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2005.5 Volkswagen Jetta 4dr Sedan

150-horsepower 2.5L I5 6-speed shiftable automatic FWD

Volkswagen Jetta in New York, United States
Feb 2009 - Apr 2011
Jun 2009

18000 mi
The sunroof vents on it's own. Sunroof sliders were replaced due to a recall but this did now fix the problem. The driver door indicator does not believe that the door is shut when it actually is. The indicator stays on and beeps while driving. The door will not lock in this case. The outside mirrors did not respond when trying to reposition them for proper viewing. The air bag light on the dash came on. The garage reset the indicator, but 20 miles down the road it came on again. 
Jul 2009

20000 mi
They replaced the Comfort Module = seems to have fixed the problem. Yeah. Replacement of the Comfort Module seemed to have fixed the problem of the sunroof venting on its own...until this problem returned 12 days later. But I can deal with this problem as long as the doors lock. They are unsure why the airbag light keeps coming on. They need to make another appointment so they can further look into it. I will reschedule sometime in the month of August. 
Sep 2009

24000 mi
They replaced a faulty sunroof switch. Replaced the entire airbag in the steering wheel. Side mirrors not responding to repositioning. They replaced a faulty switch in door. 
May 2010

35000 mi

US $20
Noise heard in front of car -- like plastic hitting fan ended up being the radiator leaning back in the radiator support. Dealer suggested I replace the Lock Carrier due to warpage. Est cost $740.79. Husband rigged it for $20 = still fine. 
Volkswagen Jetta in California, United States
Dec 2010 - Jun 2014
Oct 2013

115300 mi

US $925
Replaced CV boot and  front passenger door lock actuator. 
Volkswagen Jetta in Florida, United States
Mar 2010 - Jan 2012
Dec 2011

71000 mi

US $200
Recharge AC, replace cabin filter 
Volkswagen Jetta in California, United States
Sep 2005 - Mar 2010
Feb 2008

28000 mi
Transmission was acting odd. Shop decided for a full R&R instead of a rebuild. Car in shop for 10 full calendar days. 
Volkswagen Jetta in California, United States
Nov 2014 - Jun 2015
Feb 2015

142700 mi

US $300
Bad alternator. Replaced 
Volkswagen Jetta in California, United States
Jan 2007 - Oct 2010
Jun 2010

48000 mi
Right front headlamp inop. Replaced. 
Volkswagen Jetta in Wisconsin, United States
May 2014 - Jun 2014
Jun 2014

88000 mi

US $2000
Timing belt stretched 
Volkswagen Jetta in California, United States
Mar 2005 - Sep 2008
Jun 2005

750 mi
CD Player stopped working. Mechanical problem. Replaced at no cost due to warranty coverage. 
Feb 2007

15000 mi
Trip counter & Clock reset themselves. 
Dec 2007

22900 mi
Trip counter & Clock reset themselves. It was noticed that this occurs when the ignition key is turned slowly when a cell phone is plugged in for charging or when the ignition key is turned slowly to the 2nd position...the headlights also flash once. 
Sep 2008

31000 mi
Airbag sensor wiring, front passenger seat. 

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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

20000 mi
repair electrical outlets in center console loose door panel causing bass speaker rattle on driver's side front. 
Mar 2007

20000 mi

US $200
Repair power outlets in center console. 
Jun 2007

25000 mi
XM radio quit. New Tuner module was installed. Airbag fault message. Computer was reset. 
Sep 2007

25000 mi
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

34000 mi
Airbag fault caused by loose ground wire. 
Feb 2009

46000 mi
Transmission replaced due to internal imbalance. Very noticeable at freeway speeds. 
Volkswagen Jetta in North Carolina, United States
Aug 2006 - Mar 2009
Jun 2006

19000 mi
replaced airbag sensor - warning light came on, under warranty per VW TSB 
May 2008

51000 mi

US $184
Rear brake pads. 
Mar 2009

67000 mi
new pads and rotors front and rear 
Volkswagen Jetta in Pennsylvania, United States
Jan 2010 - May 2011
Feb 2010

90000 mi

US $750
The brake pads and rotors were worn and had to be replaced. 
Feb 2011

106000 mi

US $1170
Had to get the clutch replaced. Master and slave cylinder were leaking, this leakage accelerated wear on the clutch. OEM clutch installed and no issues since. drivers side axle failed and needed to be replaced 
May 2011

107000 mi

US $600
driver's door wiring harness failed, couldn't lock doors due to permanent door-open warning. replaced at dealership 
Volkswagen Jetta in Massachusetts, United States
Sep 2005 - Apr 2016
Dec 2008

20000 mi
EGR valve clogged. They cleaned it under warranty, and it was fine. 
Jun 2014

138000 mi

US $600
Car lost power and went into limp mode on the freeway. Replaced Two Oxygen sensors. 
Jan 2016

184700 mi

US $2500
clutch replacement. timing system replacement. 
Volkswagen Jetta in Virginia, United States
Nov 2010 - Jan 2011
Jan 2011

61000 mi
obd light came on. reset it. no reoccurrence 

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2005.5 Volkswagen Jetta 4-door

5-cylinder automatic 2WD

Volkswagen Jetta in North Carolina, United States
Sep 2005 - Sep 2008
Jun 2008

62000 mi

US $50
Engine misfires on cylinders 1 and 3. Thought issue was related to ignition coils, unable to resolve the issue. 
Aug 2008

63000 mi

US $120
The misfire was due to a knock sensor that went bad. No more misfires after that part was replaced.  

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