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2010 Volkswagen Jetta repairs by problem area

Engine (47%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (5%)

Brakes and Traction Control (7%)

Suspension and Steering (2%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (23%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (14%)

Other (4%)

Chart based on 133 repairs.

2010 Volkswagen Jetta repair cost distribution

$2500+ (4%)

$1000 - $2499 (16%)

$500 - $999 (20%)

$100 - $499 (55%)

< $100 (4%)

Chart based on 49 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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2010 Volkswagen Jetta 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4 6-speed manual FWD

Volkswagen Jetta in Pennsylvania, United States
Apr 2010 - Dec 2014
Jun 2010

5000 mi
Fuel Gauge intermittently would read incorrectly empty when tank was full. Dealer determined that it was a faulty sending unit, and was replaced under warranty. 
Feb 2013

31000 mi

US $90
Check engine light came on. The dealer & found that it was the IMRC (Intake Manifold Runner Control) malfunctioning. No parts were required, just needed to be cleaned. Not covered under warranty - was over the 3 year bumper to bumper. 
Jul 2014

44000 mi
Noticed a strange whistle noise when shutting off the engine, then a week later the check engine light came on. Took it to the dealer who found out it was the turbo. Replaced under warranty. 
Volkswagen Jetta in Michigan, United States
Oct 2009 - Oct 2014
Dec 2009

3000 mi
center arm rest jammed wind buffeting, a-pillars and windshield header. 

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2010 Volkswagen Jetta 4dr Sedan

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

Volkswagen Jetta in California, United States
Jun 2010 - Sep 2013
Jul 2010

32000 mi
Trouble code p2015. Dealer replace intake part under warranty 
Aug 2010

35000 mi

US $357
Several trouble codes, dealer ended up replacing entire intake manifold and intake/emission parts associated under warranty. Out of pocket cost would have been $1200 
Sep 2010

38000 mi

US $160
Car stopped running and needed to be restarted several times to complete trip home. At times car was only able to accelerate to 15 mph. Dealer reported car was sensing lean condition and needed to replace throttle body. 
Mar 2011

49000 mi
Warning light on dash indicating that a bulb is worn out. Cannot find any problems with any lights 
Jul 2013

87000 mi

US $450
headlights, breaklights and most turn signals stopped working. Fusebox was melted and needed replacement 

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2010 Volkswagen Jetta 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 140hp 2.0L I4 Diesel 6-speed manual FWD

Volkswagen Jetta in New York, United States
Jan 2010 - Nov 2010
Jul 2010

6000 mi
The car continues to stall on occasion.  
Sep 2010

6000 mi
Dealer could not replicate problem but said they had information that the main wireing harness may be faulty. VW AG would not replace this part so I was sent on my way with a car that stalls... 
Nov 2010 After multiple repair attempts (all three fuel pumps, fuel pressure regulator) my Jetta was in the shop for more days than NY state allows for a new car. I took VW to arbitration and won my case. VW is replacing my Jetta with a brand new car. 

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2010 Volkswagen Jetta 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 140hp 2.0L I4 Diesel 6-speed automated manual FWD

Volkswagen Jetta in North Carolina, United States
Dec 2009 - Jan 2011
May 2010

8300 mi

US $9500
replaced HPFP and whole fuel system due to supposedly contaminated fuel 
Jul 2010

13000 mi
Re-flashed ECU for hesitation issues. 
Volkswagen Jetta in California, United States
Apr 2010 - Jun 2011
Aug 2010

5000 mi
Stalled at idle (once), reluctant to restart. No codes. Dealership could not replicate problem, but reflashed computer to ensure latest software was installed. Less than 2 hours in shop. Problem has not happened again. 
Volkswagen Jetta in Florida, United States
Sep 2009 - Jul 2011
Jun 2010

28000 mi
Switch for sunroof replaced 
Jun 2011

60000 mi
The rear passenger door lock had to be replaced. 
Volkswagen Jetta in Florida, United States
Jun 2010 - Jun 2011
Jul 2010

2000 mi
Metal found in fuel pump. Car shuts off while driving 
Volkswagen Jetta in Oklahoma, United States
Aug 2009 - Sep 2015
Oct 2009

2000 mi
Thought fan sensor was faulty, and dealer replaced it. Later learned that the TDI's fan will run whenever the particulate filter performs a self-clean. 
Dec 2011

38000 mi
Glowplug sensor replacement 
May 2013

63000 mi

US $289
Glow plug sensor failure 
Feb 2014

74000 mi

US $100
Steering wheel rocker switch (right hand side) controlling fuel consumption information display, etc. failed. Part covered under extended service warranty with $100 deductible. 
Dec 2014

85000 mi

US $100
Exhaust sensor malfunction. 

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2010 Volkswagen Jetta 4dr Sedan

170-horsepower 2.5L I5 5-speed manual FWD

Volkswagen Jetta in Ohio, United States
Dec 2009 - Dec 2010
Jul 2010

5000 mi
Sun visor replaced. 
Aug 2010

7000 mi
Door panel trim had a small bubble. I wanted to make note of it in case it enlarged, but the dealer wanted to replace it. 
Sep 2010

10000 mi
Clutch line was leaking and needed replacing. Replaced and repair was successful. 
Oct 2010

12000 mi
prior clutch line leak was not the source of a leak, rather a leak in the brake master cylinder seal. Part ordered. Brake master cylinder replaced, but after one week leak is still occurring. Will have investigated at next oil change interval. 
Nov 2010

13500 mi
Still a leak after October visits. 18 days and both driveshafts replaced, then transmission seal. 
Dec 2010

15000 mi
Leak was diagnosed as engine block. 

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2010 Volkswagen Jetta Repair Histories

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