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2010 Volkswagen Jetta repairs by problem area

Engine (44%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (5%)

Brakes and Traction Control (6%)

Suspension and Steering (3%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (27%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (12%)

Other (3%)

Chart based on 149 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

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Volkswagen Jetta in Ontario, Canada
Aug 2010 - Jul 2011
Sep 2010

8680 mi
Condensation on rear passenger side break light. Broken seal. VW Canada replaced the whole unit under warranty 
Volkswagen Jetta in Colorado, United States
Nov 2011 - Jun 2012
Jan 2012

24000 mi
Drop in Fuel Pressure detected and Check Engine Light iluminated. Replaced parts. 
Mar 2012

26000 mi
Second injector replacement. 
Jun 2012

26000 mi
Third injector replacement. The dealership blamed it on grocery store diesel, Safeway. Got rid of car as tired of warranty repairs. 
Volkswagen Jetta in South Carolina, United States
Apr 2015 - Apr 2015
Apr 2015

94000 mi

US $600
Emissions sensor replaced. 

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2010 Volkswagen Jetta 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4 6-speed manual FWD

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. 
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 Wisconsin, United States
May 2011 - Jan 2012
Jun 2011

22000 mi
Brake squal under 25 mph. They couldn't duplicate the problem and it still persists 
Jan 2012

27000 mi
Rear door lock actuator Brakes squealing 

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2010 Volkswagen Jetta 4dr Sedan

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

Volkswagen Jetta in Maryland, United States
Jun 2015 - Sep 2015
Jul 2015

60300 mi

US $814
intake manifold needed replacing. this is the 2nd replacement. The radio quit. They split the cost with me. It cost me $450. I see on line this is a way to common problem VW does not accept that it is a problem. Christ, after 60 K miles? The Radio died. The dealer said it had to be replaced. I stopped at the dealer while still under warranty. they were booked for 2 weeks. when it was diagnosed I was out of warranty. I called and bitched at VW. they reluctantly paid half. 
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 
Volkswagen Jetta in New Jersey, United States
Mar 2012 - Jun 2016
Sep 2013

55000 mi

US $1200
Fuel injector replacement, carbon cleaning 
May 2016

98700 mi

US $600
OEM Radio Died. Did basic diagnosis on unit. Dead. Would not power up. Replaced with Kenwood unit. 
Volkswagen Jetta in District of Columbia, United States
Jun 2011 - Apr 2015
Aug 2011

10500 mi
fuel gauge does not work properly. The second time (this latest trip) VW recommended replacing the relay, but the problem persists. One day car wouldn't start, but was okay when I drove it to dealer another day. Couldn't replicate problem, bur installed new ignition switch. 
Jan 2012

14000 mi
Broken knob for the lumbar control on the driver's side. Apparently not uncommon. 
Apr 2013

27500 mi

US $588
dash light showed door open when it wasn't, so I couldn't use the remote lock feature in the key fob (but fortunately I could lock the doors manually). turned out to need a new door latch assembly 
Apr 2015

35000 mi
The fuel gauge was inaccurate for the first 1/4-1/2 tank, after that it seemed to be fine. They never could find a cause. 
Volkswagen Jetta in Georgia, United States
Oct 2012 - Jun 2016
Jul 2013

47300 mi
Coolant was leaking. Dealer diagnosed a leak in the radiator. A new radiator was put in and new coolant (G-13) as well. 
Jul 2014

61500 mi
Problem with intake manifold causing CEL. 
Sep 2014

66000 mi

US $180
CPR valve cleaning 
Nov 2014

68000 mi

US $480
Replaced locking motor on 2 doors after noticing they were not locking. 
Mar 2015

70000 mi

US $440
Engine oil leak Oil still leaking 
Jun 2015

72000 mi

US $975
Rear Main Seal was leaking. 
Volkswagen Jetta in Colorado, United States
Sep 2014 - Feb 2015
Sep 2014

48000 mi
Transmission replaced due to DSG jerky starts 

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2010 Volkswagen Jetta 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 170hp 2.0L I4 Diesel 6-speed automated manual FWD

Volkswagen Jetta in Saskatchewan, Canada
Sep 2010 - Oct 2014
Nov 2010

9300 mi
Could not open fuel door, a plastic part broke. Repaired under warranty 
Mar 2013

42780 mi
The exhaust flap stuck open, apparently a known issue. Check engine soon light came on 
Dec 2013

49600 mi

C $730
Instrument cluster failure 

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2010 Volkswagen Jetta 4dr Sedan

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

Volkswagen Jetta in Oregon, United States
Feb 2011 - Mar 2013
Sep 2011

20000 mi
A piece of trim on the dash was rattling. Dealer fixed. Some wind noise on the driver's window required a new piece of weatherstripping. 
Apr 2012

32000 mi
They adjusted the window so there wouldn't be wind noise at the top rear of the driver's window. 
Volkswagen Jetta in Virginia, United States
Jun 2013 - Oct 2014
Apr 2014

38000 mi

US $200
Glow plug stopped working. 
Volkswagen Jetta in New Jersey, United States
Apr 2014 - Sep 2014
Apr 2014

70000 mi

US $180
missing caliper bolt, loose caliper bolt, missing pad spring 
Volkswagen Jetta in Virginia, United States
Sep 2010 - Dec 2012
Mar 2012

21000 mi
Rattle in the headliner when the sun roof sun shade is open. Rattle in headliner fixed 
Jun 2012

24000 mi
Map and courtesy lights stopped working 
Volkswagen Jetta in Iowa, United States
Jul 2010 - Jun 2016
May 2011

19000 mi
Driver's side cooling fan constantly stuck in run mode. 
Nov 2014

73300 mi

US $30
Glow plug cylinder #1 replacement. 
Volkswagen Jetta in New Mexico, United States
Nov 2009 - Jun 2016
Apr 2015

72700 mi

US $100
Airbag problem. Replaced part in steering column 
Sep 2015

80000 mi

US $250
Check engine light was on. Exhaust pressure sensor was replaced. 
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. 
Volkswagen Jetta in Florida, United States
Jul 2009 - Jul 2012
Oct 2009

250 mi
The windshield seal had not been sealed properly at the factory. The dealer covered it under warranty no problem. 
Dec 2011

28000 mi
The cruise control module stopped working. They replaced it and solved the issue. 

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2010 Volkswagen Jetta 4dr Sedan

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

Volkswagen Jetta in Washington, United States
Jun 2012 - Jun 2016
Feb 2014

41000 mi

US $119
Passenger airbag light came on, the code was "01218 - Side Airbag Igniter; Passenger Side (N200), 007 - Short to Ground - Intermittent - MIL ON". Online sources stated a faulty airbag wiring harness, however, the dealership claimed airbag. 
Jan 2015

57300 mi

US $76
Exhaust pressure sensor gave me s service engine light, replaced and problem went away. 
Dec 2015

67000 mi
Replaced battery under warranty. 3rd time to replace the battery. 
May 2016

69000 mi

US $500
The RCD510 stereo CD Player stopped working. This seems to be a very common issue among all of the 2010 model VW especially one with part number 1K0035180AC specifically the "AC" version. it suddenly stopped working one day without a warnin 
Volkswagen Jetta in California, United States
Jan 2013 - Jun 2016
Dec 2013

45000 mi

US $1950
Rear door lock activator. 
Jan 2014

46000 mi
CD player in radio refused to accept a disc. AC compressor failed. 
Jun 2015

64000 mi

US $135
Electronic key fob stop working on one command (would not unlock but other commands OK). 
Jan 2016

70300 mi

US $482
Replaced rear O2 sensor 
Volkswagen Jetta in Missouri, United States
Jun 2016 - Jul 2016
Jun 2016

91000 mi

US $169
Replaced refrigerant control valve on AC compressor. Required AC flush and recharge. 
Volkswagen Jetta in Utah, United States
Dec 2010 - Mar 2014
Mar 2014

65000 mi

US $105
Exhaust Gas Temperature sensor failure/replaced 
Volkswagen Jetta in Iowa, United States
Dec 2011 - Jun 2016
Nov 2014

144501 mi

US $1278
Car was towed to vw dealer and repaired. 
Jun 2016

171000 mi

US $430
I had the local vw dealer replace a coil spring. 
Volkswagen Jetta in California, United States
Jul 2012 - Apr 2016
Oct 2012

47840 mi
The check engine light came on. Shop diagnostic reported error code was a faulty injector port. I then took to VW dealer where injector port was replaced under extended powertrain warranty. May have been injector sensor problem. 
Jun 2015

95000 mi

US $450
The air conditioning quit working. The mechanic gave us 2 options for repair, replace the AC compressor or an aftermarket valve replacement. We chose the aftermarket option which held for 2 days, then AC went out again. 
Dec 2015

102000 mi
Driving home after work one evening, I drive over a particularly nasty pothole, and the stereo system made a loud "pop" noise and stopped working. The radio head unit doesn't function. Based on research, may be fuse behind the head. 
Volkswagen Jetta in Texas, United States
Jan 2010 - Jun 2014
May 2014

74000 mi
high pressure fuel pump failed. Sent shrapnel throughout fuel system. Entire fuel system replaced. VW of America approved coverage. 
Volkswagen Jetta in Texas, United States
Sep 2010 - Sep 2014
Dec 2013

71000 mi

US $99
Switch in driver's door to open trunk failed. Dealer service dept. disassembled door interior and reconnected the switch and re-set in the door. 
Volkswagen Jetta in Maryland, United States
Feb 2014 - Dec 2015
Mar 2014

63000 mi

US $100
The factory Premium 8 radio system died in the car. It would not come on. The dealer checked the radio and found it could not be fixed. 
Sep 2014

82000 mi

US $635
Replaced back rotors and brake pads; 80k mile maintenance 
Mar 2015

91000 mi

US $1810
Glow plug replaced, and when that didn't correct, glow plug harness, and when that didn't correct, engine harness. 
Volkswagen Jetta in Ontario, Canada
Apr 2015 - Jun 2016
Sep 2015

58900 mi

C $1600
Drivers Side Coil Spring Sheared off. Replaced both front Springs, Struts, Bearings 
Nov 2015

61380 mi

C $1500
Main Transmission computer control module fried. VW Canada paid for half the cost of repair. 
Volkswagen Jetta in New Jersey, United States
Jan 2011 - Jul 2016
Oct 2015

92000 mi
Replace the Stock RCD510 radio and the shark fin antenna. The radio went out and shorted out the shark fin antenna. 
Volkswagen Jetta in Kentucky, United States
Jul 2009 - Nov 2014
Feb 2014

73000 mi
Ice build up in Intercooler.Dealer installed new updated Intercooler. 
Nov 2014

80000 mi

US $465
Exhaust pressure sensor and differential pressure sensor. Failed had to replace. 
Volkswagen Jetta in Minnesota, United States
Feb 2013 - Jun 2013
Jun 2013

38000 mi
Dual Mass Flywheel failed and was 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 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 California, United States
Jan 2011 - Oct 2013
Feb 2011

5000 mi
The heat shield for the particulate filter system loosened and allowed one side of the large shield to drop down unto the roadway while driving. Resulted in a terrible scraping noise that was intermittent as shield would bounce back to top 
Jun 2011

10000 mi
Driver side sun visor was stiff and difficult to move, and made loud cracking sound when being adjusted when temp was 85 deg or above. Visor was replaced by dealer under warranty. 
Dec 2011

16000 mi
Driver side sunvisor was not staying in place and falling down into driver's vision. This is the replacement for the original sunvisor which had been replaced earlier for a different problem. Part had to be ordered; repair incomplete. 
Mar 2012

20000 mi
Replacement of Driver's sunvisor with part ordered on previous visit. Also required the replacement of a wiring harness to get the vanity mirror light on the sunvisor to illuminate. 
Jul 2013

36300 mi
One of the center a/c vents developed a broken vane and did not move, affecting the air flow direction. Dealer replaced the vent assembly under warranty. 
Volkswagen Jetta in Texas, United States
Oct 2010 - Oct 2012
Nov 2010

1000 mi
Replaced overhead sunglass holder. 
Aug 2011

12500 mi
Airbag error light on dash 
Sep 2011

13000 mi
Replaced passenger airbag sensor 
Jan 2012

17000 mi
Airbag sensor failure on MFD. Wiring harness replaced. 
Volkswagen Jetta in South Dakota, United States
Nov 2010 - Jun 2016
Sep 2013

26000 mi

US $150
Cooling system contaminated and needed to be flushed 
Volkswagen Jetta in Texas, United States
Dec 2010 - Jun 2016
Jan 2011

31000 mi
Oil leak. Replace cam seal and valve cover. 
Aug 2012

67000 mi

US $100
Exhaust pressure sensor replaced. Apparently exhaust system has 7 sensors related to check engine light error code that need to be tested. Part not in stock, 3 days for delivery. 
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 Florida, United States
Nov 2010 - Nov 2012
Nov 2010

4000 mi
Dealer replaced no questions asked. No problems since... Vehicle now has just over 40k mi and NOT one OTHER problem. 
Volkswagen Jetta in New Jersey, United States
Jul 2011 - Jan 2013
Sep 2012

79000 mi
Dpf filter clogged. Repaired under 80k warranty. Took 3 days in the shop. 
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 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. 
Volkswagen Jetta in Pennsylvania, United States
Nov 2010 - Jul 2016
Feb 2013

25500 mi
Oxygen Sensor failure 
May 2014

37000 mi
Recall. Fuse issue leading to gradual loss of lights! They had just started going out one by one. 
Nov 2014

45000 mi

US $200
Replaced worn / poor quality front brake rotors 
May 2015

51500 mi

US $300
Faulty drivers side wheel bearing 
Jul 2016

68000 mi

US $100
Defective A/C compressor 

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2010 Volkswagen Jetta 4dr Sedan

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

Volkswagen Jetta in Connecticut, United States
Mar 2013 - Jun 2016
Aug 2015

44000 mi

US $115
The A/C is taking several minutes to get cool. The dealer said that the control valve is suspected to be sticking due to metal debris from the compressor. They want to replace the expansion valve, compressor dryer and o-rings. BS to me. 
Volkswagen Jetta in Virginia, United States
Aug 2014 - Feb 2016
Jul 2014

45000 mi
The dealer replaced the fuse box as a part of a service bulletin. A fuse melted down, causing the failure of the right headlight, left taillight, and the right front turn signal. 
Volkswagen Jetta in Illinois, United States
Jan 2013 - Mar 2016
Dec 2015

54000 mi
Right front DRL and turn signal and left rear turn signal did not work. Fuse F16 failed. Replaced fuse box. 
Volkswagen Jetta in Tennessee, United States
Mar 2015 - Jun 2016
Mar 2015

56000 mi
Rear pads wear out at 2 times the rate the front pads wear out. This is on purpose from Volkswagen. 
Volkswagen Jetta in Colorado, United States
Nov 2011 - Jun 2013
Dec 2011

16000 mi
Rear armrest will not pull down Rear center arm rest would not go down 
May 2012

19700 mi
Bushings in the control arms replaced 
Volkswagen Jetta in Pennsylvania, United States
Oct 2011 - Aug 2016
Dec 2011

7000 mi
replace secondary change over valve. Bad valve had triggered malfunction indicator lamp 
Aug 2014

23300 mi
replaced secondary air pressure sensor and pressure hose - paid by VW 
Feb 2016

31000 mi

US $565
check engine light on. dealer replace spark plugs and ignition coils. code was cold start problem even though I had no problems 
Volkswagen Jetta in Delaware, United States
Jan 2012 - Jun 2016
Feb 2012

29000 mi
secondary air sensor replaced 
Apr 2012

31000 mi
CV joints (but NOT boots!) started making grinding noise - Dealer replace both under warrenty 
Jun 2014

80000 mi

US $125
a short in wire in steering column triggered the engine immobilizer. had to be towed. wire replaced, problem solved 
May 2015

96000 mi

US $2100
uneven shifting pattern required replacement of transmission valve body 
Dec 2015

108000 mi

US $345
CAR STARTED BUCKING UNDER ACCELERATION LOAD. IT WAS A "MISS" ON ONE ENGINE CYLINDER DUE TO BAD SPRK PLUG... CHANGED THEM ALL. APPARENTLY I SHOULD HAVE DONE SO @ EACH 40K MILE INTERVAL 
Apr 2016

110000 mi

US $1300
replace failing compressor and new dryer etc 
Volkswagen Jetta in New York, United States
Dec 2012 - Jun 2014
Mar 2014

62000 mi

US $55
2 knock sensors replaced under warranty. 
Volkswagen Jetta in Pennsylvania, United States
Apr 2015 - Jul 2015
Apr 2015

60000 mi

US $50
Complete Instrument gage cluster replacement, initially due to a trip odometer failure. Covered under warranty. 
Volkswagen Jetta in Minnesota, United States
Sep 2013 - Apr 2015
Jun 2014

82000 mi

US $80
Replaced front & rear brake pads 
Volkswagen Jetta in Connecticut, United States
Sep 2010 - Oct 2013
Jul 2011

22700 mi
"nox" sensor failed. Check Engine light we on. Car was fixed at the dealer, under warrantee. 
Volkswagen Jetta in Kentucky, United States
Dec 2014 - Dec 2015
Feb 2015

97500 mi
Oil leak in oil canister area. The vehicle had this leak since new, shame on me for not getting it repaired under warranty. Turned out to need a fairly expensive part, total repair was approx. $600. 
Volkswagen Jetta in Minnesota, United States
Jul 2014 - Jun 2016
Mar 2015

56000 mi
Sometimes when <30 degrees F. car would miss on cold start. The service manager couldn't get car to replicate the problem and so didn't charge for the time. 

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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. 
Volkswagen Jetta in Massachusetts, United States
Nov 2010 - Jun 2016
Mar 2011

4000 mi
heater fan motor worked only on highest speed; replacement ordered and installed 2 weeks later. successful repair. 
Nov 2011

11000 mi
Warning light on; faulty sensor replaced 
Nov 2014

42000 mi
emission warning light on. sensor replaced. 

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