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2007 Volkswagen Jetta repairs by problem area

Engine (28%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (13%)

Brakes and Traction Control (5%)

Suspension and Steering (4%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (34%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (10%)

Other (6%)

Chart based on 128 repairs.

2007 Volkswagen Jetta repair cost distribution

$2500+ (5%)

$1000 - $2499 (17%)

$500 - $999 (25%)

$100 - $499 (45%)

< $100 (8%)

Chart based on 228 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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2007 Volkswagen Jetta

Engine not specified

Volkswagen Jetta in Maryland, United States
Aug 2012 - Dec 2012
Oct 2012

120000 mi

US $1400
Transmission valve body faulty; rough shifting with slipping gears. 
Dec 2012

121000 mi

US $2500
Upper timing chain tensioner. 
Volkswagen Jetta in New York, United States
Sep 2011 - Dec 2013
Sep 2012

48000 mi

US $100
Oil leak. Valve cover gasket paid for, PVC system replacemnt under warranty Power door latch 

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2007 Volkswagen Jetta 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4 6-speed manual FWD

Volkswagen Jetta in Virginia, United States
Aug 2009 - Jan 2012
Oct 2009

23000 mi
outer door skin for left rear door came loose from door frame. replaced missing bolt and retightened door skin to door rear center armrest hinge faulty. Ordered replacement rear center armrest assembly 
Mar 2010

29000 mi
auto leveling headlight motor faulty 
Jul 2010

35000 mi
outer b-pillar trim finish peeling 
Sep 2010

39000 mi
cooling fan temp sensor faulty, fan running at high speed even at cold engine temps 
Nov 2010

41500 mi
cooling fan sensor replaced, did not correct problem. dealer replaced cooling fans. problem corrected. 
Jul 2011

52500 mi
low pressure supply pump and associated control module failure. diagnosed, ordered and installed new pump and control module. 
Sep 2011

56000 mi
positive crankcase ventilation valve failure. installed new and updated pcv valve. 
Volkswagen Jetta in New Jersey, United States
Aug 2008 - Jun 2011
Sep 2008

30000 mi
Drivers door hinge bolt constantly back out from hinge. This is now the 5th visit for same repair. Cannot Lemon Law as the miles are too high. Dealer has me in a PT Cruiser loaner. 
Mar 2009

50000 mi
Pressure relief valve and hose for turbocharger (soon to be TSB from VW). Replaced with updated silicone parts. 
Volkswagen Jetta in Indiana, United States
Aug 2011 - Oct 2011
Feb 2011

52624 mi
Replace valve cover gasket under warranty. 

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2007 Volkswagen Jetta 4dr Sedan

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

Volkswagen Jetta in Illinois, United States
Aug 2006 - Sep 2014
Sep 2006

500 mi
Left rear passenger window leaking out of factory. 
Oct 2006

1500 mi
Airbag fault sensor--loose connector. 
Nov 2006

2800 mi
Right rear passenger window leaking x2--not fixed properly at first attempt at repair earlier in month. 2 Rattles to be fixed also not fixed on first attempt. 
Dec 2006

4000 mi
Right rear quarter window unsuccessfully repaired (MK from email) 
Mar 2007

6500 mi
Airbag fault light, right rear quarter window leak not repaired (dealer claims unable to duplicate). 
Dec 2008

34000 mi
DSG transmission failure. VW replaced entire transmission. Dealer replaced creaking front strut bushings in a separate shop visit. 
Mar 2009

38000 mi
Tow to dealer, replace coil pack and fuse after car will not start. 
Jun 2009

43000 mi
Faulty airbag light. Third repair on airbag wiring harness under driver seat. 
Oct 2010

57000 mi

US $270
Turbo recirculation valve failing and replaced. Rust on trunk near license plate. Sent to body shop for sandblast/rustproofing/respray of area. 
Nov 2012

77500 mi
High pressure fuel pump cam follower wore through and failed. Covered by manufacturer extended warranty on this particular system d/t widespread failures. Deal replaced high pressure fuel pump, camshaft, and follower. 
Mar 2013

81000 mi

US $250
Lower right control arm worn and was replaced. Car steered normally again after repair. 
Aug 2013

85000 mi

US $299
Engine thermostat replaced after CEL went on. 
Jan 2014

89700 mi

US $5
Windshield washer fluid line cracked at junction of hood and engine compartment. 
Volkswagen Jetta in Minnesota, United States
Oct 2007 - Apr 2011
Mar 2009

10000 mi
Front control arm bushings replaced due to noise. 
Sep 2010

38000 mi
coil failure 
Volkswagen Jetta in Singapore
Jul 2010 - Jun 2011
Aug 2010

47120 mi

$1800
Car jerks from 1st to 2nd and 3rd gears. DSG clutch had to be replaced. Labour cost inclusive.  

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2007 Volkswagen Jetta 4dr Sedan

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

Volkswagen Jetta in Hawaii, United States
Jan 2011 - Sep 2013
Apr 2011

23000 mi

US $128
loose spline in transmission connected to driveline 
Mar 2013

47000 mi

US $23
Right Headlamp bulb replaced replaced battery 
Volkswagen Jetta in Texas, United States
Feb 2011 - Oct 2013
Jun 2012

76000 mi
Air compressor not pulling vaccuum, and expansion valve bad. 
Dec 2012

88000 mi

US $365
Right CV boot torn and was replaced. Had to stay overnight, they replaced right tie rod which was covered under warranty. 
Volkswagen Jetta in Virginia, United States
Sep 2013 - Jun 2015
Apr 2014

82000 mi

US $400
Replace brake pads, rotors, bleed hydraulic brake system. 
Volkswagen Jetta in New Jersey, United States
Nov 2014 - Mar 2016
Apr 2015

87000 mi

US $600
Oil, oil filter, cabin air filter, 4 tires. I'm avoiding repairing my A/C compressor since it's so expensive.  Also my headliner is falling down. 
May 2015

87000 mi

US $17000
Both front axles needed to be replaced. 
Aug 2015

87700 mi

US $550
Replaced A/C compressor 
Volkswagen Jetta in New York, United States
Jul 2014 - Mar 2016
Sep 2014

112000 mi

US $31
Driver sideview mirror turn signal LEDs not working. New Chinese replacement turn signal on order. 
Nov 2014

112000 mi

US $200
Split driver's side outer CV boot. Replaced driver side half-shaft assembly with new part. 
Mar 2015

113000 mi
Drivers side headlamp assembly developed bad water leakage at seam. Removed headlamp assembly and resealed the leaking seam. 
May 2015

113000 mi

US $96
Right Rear Door intermittent "no-lock" fault. Replaced Door Latch Assembly. 
Jul 2015

113000 mi

US $90
Left rear rotor worn & corroded. Replaced rotor and pads. 
Nov 2015

114000 mi

US $343
Very poor cabin heat. Replaced thermostat, problem solved. 
Jan 2016

114000 mi

US $185
Left rear brake caliper binding. Replaced caliper. 
Volkswagen Jetta in California, United States
Jul 2014 - Aug 2014
Jul 2014

71000 mi

US $417
Car stalling battery was replaced a yr before. Removed and replace Crank Position Sensor. Car bogs down when accelerating. Removed and replaced direct injection coils on cylinders #3 and 5. 
Volkswagen Jetta in Ohio, United States
Feb 2013 - Apr 2015
May 2013

89000 mi

US $720
Both the radiator and condenser fan failed. 
Mar 2014

101000 mi

US $218
Left rear caliper was seizing slightly, causing brake to heat up abnormally. Replaced caliper and pads myself. 
Aug 2014

104000 mi

US $350
A small piece of tailpipe mysteriously fell off, making the car vibrate excessively and roar like a straight pipe. 
Mar 2015

109000 mi

US $332
Thermostat failed, replaced it, coolant temp. sensor, and antifreeze. 
Volkswagen Jetta in Maryland, United States
Mar 2012 - Jun 2013
Feb 2013

83700 mi

US $750
Shift rough from 1st to 2nd gear. also rough on down shift. 
May 2013

87700 mi

US $750
rough shifting 
Volkswagen Jetta in Illinois, United States
Jan 2010 - Jun 2013
Dec 2010

31000 mi
hood latch was working intermittently. Part replaced under warranty. 
Apr 2011

34000 mi

US $300
replaced malfunctioning key fob 
Mar 2013

56000 mi

US $140
Faulty airbag code. 
Volkswagen Jetta in Arizona, United States
Apr 2010 - Mar 2012
Jun 2010

36000 mi

US $44
A/C seemed low on freon. Freon added. Problem solved. (Problem may relate to driver lack of understanding of how system works) 
Volkswagen Jetta in Maryland, United States
Jun 2010 - Mar 2016
Aug 2010

49000 mi
Mechanic discovered a very tiny leak in the radiator, while the car was in the shop for service. Dealer replaced the radiator under warranty, as the warranty would expire in another 1000 miles. No visible leaking on the driveway. 
Jun 2011

57000 mi

US $1075
Electric cooling fans for radiator / air conditioning were making loud noises, and check engine light came on. Fans had to be replaced, as one of the two fans was "frozen" - bearings shot, and the second fan was about to freeze up. 
Aug 2012

65500 mi

US $385
Brake wear indicator light came on. Brakes were checked and linings OK and all systems OK. Apparently the wear light wiring harness was defective and had to be replaced. 
Aug 2014

83000 mi
Replaced brake pads / rotors and flushed fluid 
Mar 2015

91000 mi

US $2000
One spring on the front (drivers side) was broken. Had to replace both left and right springs, which are tied into the suspension, so required a wheel alignment also. Had a slight coolant leak. Shop found a crack in the plastic housing of the radiator. Replaced the radiator. 
Volkswagen Jetta in Texas, United States
Jan 2009 - Oct 2011
Aug 2009

41000 mi
Display was going out on the instrument cluster in dashboard. It was replaced under warranty, as the vehicle was under 50,000 miles. 
Volkswagen Jetta in Indiana, United States
May 2010 - Mar 2016
Sep 2010

40000 mi
Bulbs out 
Jan 2013

84700 mi
Occasional Bulb out warning. 
Aug 2013

88300 mi

US $158
Cooling fan replaced 
Jan 2014

92000 mi
Found and fixed the bulb out problem. Apparently there was some problem between the corner marker, parking light and rear light bulb. I changed all 3 bulbs and it's been fine ever since. 

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2007 Volkswagen Jetta 4dr Sedan

150-horsepower 2.5L I5 5-speed manual FWD

Volkswagen Jetta in Utah, United States
Apr 2010 - Mar 2012
Nov 2010

47000 mi

US $171
The blower motor for the heater was replaced because it was squealing. 
Jun 2011

53000 mi

US $303
A rapid clicking noise when car was turned on. Dealer replaced Fresh Air Motor behind glove box. 
Volkswagen Jetta in Missouri, United States
Apr 2011 - Jan 2014
Apr 2011

53000 mi
Pulled CEL code at Autozone, I forget the exact code but it indicated the MAF sensor was malfunctioning. Disconnected and cleaned MAF sensor contacts. CEL light went out, never came back on. 
Volkswagen Jetta in New Jersey, United States
Feb 2013 - Jun 2013
May 2013

120500 mi

US $2000
Needed new clutch 
Volkswagen Jetta in New York, United States
Nov 2010 - Apr 2015
Oct 2013

52700 mi

US $400
Replaced parts 
Sep 2014

64000 mi

US $800
Passenger airbag assembly had to be replaced due to faulty ignitor 
Dec 2014

68000 mi

US $400
Replace struts 
Volkswagen Jetta in New Mexico, United States
Dec 2009 - Nov 2010
Mar 2010

34000 mi
Problem 1. Vents blowing hot air - "no problem found"  Problem 2. Broken interior door handle drivers door - part ordered. Required second trip to show problem and third trip to get it fixed. Fixed door handle. 
May 2010

35300 mi
Vent blowing hot air. Trip 1 no problem found Trip 2 Yes we agree that there is a problem - no outside air coming in. Trip 3 Fix the problem 
Sep 2010

38000 mi
Bad light bulb - rear brake light. 
Volkswagen Jetta in Tennessee, United States
Mar 2011 - Nov 2014
Jul 2011

45000 mi

US $600
My alarm has been going off randomly for over a year. I have had the car in to two different dealers at least five times and have spent close to $1000 trying to fix the problem. It has spent most of this July at the dealer and isn't fixed. 

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2007 Volkswagen Jetta 4-door

turbocharged 6-cylinder diesel manual 2WD

Volkswagen Jetta in Great Britain
Oct 2012 - Mar 2014
Nov 2013

67000 mi

£600
hole blown in high pressure air hose. Turbo couldn't function because of lack of air 

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2007 Volkswagen Jetta 4-door

turbocharged 4-cylinder manual 2WD

Volkswagen Jetta in Maryland, United States
May 2007 - Mar 2010
Jun 2007

23000 mi
Air conditioning stopped blowing cold air-it was hot humid air coming in. Shop told me it was an internal AC compressor failure. They ordered a new one and replaced the old one. 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) 
Aug 2007

26000 mi

US $20
car failed to start for 15 minutes one morning 
Volkswagen Jetta in Maine, United States
May 2007 - Jun 2007
Jun 2007

10000 mi

US $350
Coilpack went bad. 

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2007 Volkswagen Jetta 4-door

turbocharged 4-cylinder automated manual 2WD

Volkswagen Jetta in Georgia, United States
Jun 2010 - Mar 2012
Jul 2010

45000 mi
MAF sensor replaced 

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2006.5 Volkswagen Jetta 4dr Sedan

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

Volkswagen Jetta in Massachusetts, United States
Jul 2007 - Feb 2016
Oct 2010

45000 mi
turbo charger waste gate valve replaced; cv boot replaced; all under warranty which ends in Dec 10 
Jan 2011

47000 mi
cam follower failure (symptom is loss of fuel pressure and no acceleration) which led to cam shaft replacement, fuel pump replacement, water pump replacement, new oil change - fortunately under warranty - CHECK CAM FOLLOWER 
Dec 2012

66000 mi
PVC valve system needed replacement 
Sep 2013

70000 mi

US $30
coolant temperature sensor reported bad via check engine light. changed coolant temperature sensor and added water. 
Jan 2014

72700 mi

US $500
replaced thermostat and housing 
Mar 2014

74000 mi

US $2300
Differential was making a rattle noise and we had to put in a new/used transmission. 
Sep 2015

87000 mi

US $946
once or twice, clutch went to the floor and did not come up. In the end we decided to proactively change the master and slave cylinders on the clutch. Car has been fine (with regard to the clutch) for the last 5 months since the repair 

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2006.5 Volkswagen Jetta 4dr Sedan

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

Volkswagen Jetta in Florida, United States
- Jun 2008
Jul 2006

1000 mi
Replaced radio. Only repair in 70,000 miles. But must use VW oil and filter because dealers picky, and they're expensive. 

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2006.5 Volkswagen Jetta 4dr Sedan

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

Volkswagen Jetta in Wisconsin, United States
Apr 2008 - May 2010
Dec 2008

42000 mi
After 40K service, I noticed a small fluid leak. I took car for repair and they changed the oil pan gasket at no charge. 
Apr 2009

48000 mi
Small leak from transmission. Gasket replaced. 
Mar 2010

61000 mi
An earlier oil leak(a few drops/week) recurred, where the transmission halves join. Dealer & VW replaced the transmission and provided a loaner at no charge. Very happy to have my Rabbit back after 1 1/2days in shop. My only issue in 59,000 miles 
Volkswagen Jetta in Oregon, United States
Jul 2006 - Mar 2016
Feb 2010

35000 mi
air bag light came on at dash and repair done under warranty. it had to do with a wire under drivers seat. 
Mar 2011

40000 mi
back light out ... sensor on dashboard indicated with a lighted bulb; also there was a recall that had been taken care of at another time. 
Dec 2014

66000 mi

US $140
Battery needed replacement 

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2006.5 Volkswagen Jetta 4-door

turbocharged 4-cylinder diesel manual 2WD

Volkswagen Jetta in South Dakota, United States
Oct 2010 - Oct 2013
Mar 2010

90000 mi
Driver window wiring harness separated due to faulty design. Can either buy new harness (dealership wanted $207 just for harness) or buy aftermarket, or splice together. Known problem, separates because of heat/poor design Radio buttons were bubbling and peeling off. Known problem, dealership cannot repair only replace radio head for $500. I opted to sand down buttons and may repaint them eventually. 
Jun 2011

105000 mi

US $1100
Large cooling fan failed. Dealership recommended replacement $350. Will DIY and update price/time 
Aug 2011

108000 mi

US $1750
Dual Mass Flywheel had catastrophic failure a few months after timing belt change. Dealership thought they screwed up timing (heh). Imagine their delight when they could charge me $1700 for new flywheel,clutchplate and clutch. 
Mar 2012

112000 mi
Headliner is separating at the rear pillars. It had been bubbling/separating at the front under the visors/near the sunglass mirror but I ignored it. Unsure of cost DIY dealership wants $500+ 
Feb 2013

118000 mi

US $200
Brake Light Switch defective/broken. Brake lights were coming on while vehicle was off/parked. Switch cost $5 mailed from dealer. DIY job ~20 minutes. Dealer wanted $120. Hah. CEL - Glow Plug Circuit #4. Difficult cold starts. Diagnosed with multimeter on vehicle. Could not determine bad plug all read normal. Replaced all 4, reset CEL/did not repeat. Plugs $35 ea/140 entire job ~ DIY ~30 mins 
Oct 2013

128000 mi
Key fob not working. Failed transmitter. $125 to replace. I will just use my spare key, which they sync'd for free. 

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2007 Volkswagen Jetta Repair Histories

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