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2013 Volkswagen Jetta repairs by problem area

Engine (22%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (5%)

Brakes and Traction Control (0%)

Suspension and Steering (7%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (25%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (34%)

Other (7%)

Chart based on 59 repairs.

2013 Volkswagen Jetta repair cost distribution

$2500+ (0%)

$1000 - $2499 (18%)

$500 - $999 (9%)

$100 - $499 (45%)

< $100 (27%)

Chart based on 11 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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2013 Volkswagen Jetta 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4 6-speed manual FWD

Volkswagen Jetta in Connecticut, United States
Aug 2012 - Jun 2015
Oct 2012 manual transmission cable needed adjustment 

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2013 Volkswagen Jetta 4dr Sedan

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

Volkswagen Jetta in Texas, United States
Feb 2012 - Mar 2013
Dec 2012

1628 mi
Dash rattled/vibrated during acceleration. Dealership replaced clip in engine as per TSB 21 12 02. This did not fix the issue. Driver's seat had small, glossy stain on the back. Dealership tried several fixes but stain still remained. Glove compartment scratched upon delivery of vehicle. Dealership replaced glove compartment. Passenger door speaker rattled when playing music. Speaker in door was cracked. Dealership replaced the speaker and fixed the issue. 
Jan 2013

2439 mi
Car made loud noises from the front wheel wheels when turning. Dealer found issue with CV boots. VW quality technical manager removed CV boots and sent them to Puebla factory engineers to diagnose issue. Replaced CV boots on my car. Dash rattled/vibrated during acceleration. Foam tape was inserted behind cluster area and new A/C vent trim was installed. Fixed the issue. Passenger door and b-pillar creaked and rattled during driving. Dealership found that the passenger door was too tight, causing stress on the body of the car, resulting in the creaking noises. Adjusted passenger door and striker. Did not fix Passenger door required 2-3 times of hard closing to shut. Dealer adjusted door and striker. Did not fix issue. Rattling coming from subwoofer/trunk. Mounting screws for subwoofer came loose. Dealer removed screws, placed lock tight and reinstalled screws. This fixed the issue. 
Mar 2013

3155 mi
Large 2 ft stress crack on windshield. There was no sign of impact, and issue was concluded to be due to excessive body flex of the vehicle. Passenger door and b-pillar rattled and creaked. Missing/loose clip in passenger door. Passenger door seals rubbing against body caused noise. Clip was replaced for passenger door. Seals rubbing was a body flex issue caused by dealer. Passenger door was misaligned by dealer. Different dealer came in to re-align door. Passenger door window would not roll down completely. Dealer adjusted window and corrected the issue. Radio/Nav rattled excessively during normal driving conditions. Dealership ordered new radio in an attempt to fix the issue. 
Volkswagen Jetta in Alabama, United States
Dec 2012 - Apr 2015
Mar 2013

2800 mi
Dealer said major repair involving oil leak due to faulty part installed on assembly line. This caused a seal to fail and vehicle had been leaking oil since purchased. Took one week to repair. 
Nov 2013

10000 mi
Sunroof visor broken and inoperable. Parts ordered. Car repaired after five days at dealer. 
Dec 2013

14000 mi
Sunroof visor immediately broke again after being repaired two weeks earlier. They never have VW parts so it has been in the dealership for three weeks now! Altogether it's been at the dealer a month since purchasing in Feb. 2013! 

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2013 Volkswagen Jetta 4dr Sedan

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

Volkswagen Jetta in California, United States
Jun 2013 - Oct 2015
Aug 2013

3000 mi
defective air vent trim 

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2013 Volkswagen Jetta 4dr Sedan

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

Volkswagen Jetta in Indiana, United States
Jun 2013 - Sep 2014
Aug 2013

3000 mi
A "clip" came off of passanger front door handle on inside of door. Dealer fixed, no questions asked. 
Dec 2013

11000 mi
Horn quit, dealer put on new horn. Only took a day because they didn't have one. They put me in one of their cars which they always do for any service you can't wait on. Benefits of buying from the dealer who services. 
Volkswagen Jetta in Ohio, United States
Mar 2013 - Sep 2015
Jun 2013

5000 mi
Faulty headlight switch. The switch had a short and was slipping into the "fog lights on" position without pulling the knob out. 
Apr 2014

20700 mi
Place where two panels between the rear seat and the door did not properly align with one another. Unsuccessful, need to take it back in. 
Jun 2015

40000 mi
Vehicle made fluttering or rapid chirping sound from engine compartment at highway speeds, particularly noticeable in the rain. It was determined that an exhaust valve needed replaced. This repair was performed under warranty. 
Volkswagen Jetta in North Carolina, United States
May 2013 - Jun 2013
Jun 2013

8000 mi
The AC would quit working due to freezing up Fuel efficiency in the TDI is horrible. At this time I can not get over 35 mpg with 100% highway driving 
Volkswagen Jetta in Maryland, United States
Jun 2013 - Jul 2013
Jul 2013

1000 mi
Fuel pump cracked. Fuel leaking over the top of the fuel tank. 
Volkswagen Jetta in Arizona, United States
Nov 2012 - May 2014
Jan 2013

6000 mi
Exhaust clamp in the rear was loose and caused a rattling noise. Was fixed free. 

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2013 Volkswagen Jetta 4dr Sedan

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

Volkswagen Jetta in Pennsylvania, United States
May 2013 - Jun 2014
Aug 2013

2500 mi
Drivers side rear window will not raise with auto close with driver's master switch. Master switch is bad, not in stock. 

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2013 Volkswagen Jetta Repair Histories

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