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2013 Volkswagen Jetta repairs by problem area

Engine (29%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (5%)

Brakes and Traction Control (0%)

Suspension and Steering (5%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (28%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (26%)

Other (7%)

Chart based on 76 repairs.

2013 Volkswagen Jetta repair cost distribution

$2500+ (0%)

$1000 - $2499 (18%)

$500 - $999 (9%)

$100 - $499 (45%)

< $100 (27%)

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2013 Volkswagen Jetta

Engine not specified

Volkswagen Jetta in California, United States
Jun 2015 - Apr 2016
Jan 2016

38000 mi
A/C issue when car runs or is driven for long periods of time 
Apr 2016

42000 mi
TDI Fuel system FAILURE completely replaced all components involved with the Diesel Fuel System. 

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2013 Volkswagen Jetta 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4 6-speed manual FWD

Volkswagen Jetta in Pennsylvania, United States
Jan 2013 - Mar 2016
Oct 2015

36300 mi

US $1500
TSB'ed timing chain stretched, destroying engine. Fix attempt failed after two months. Clutch broke while in previous repair. VW dealer refused to cover it. Had new clutch put it at trusted independent shop. 
Jan 2016

40000 mi
Previous work on timing chain damage finally failed. VW replaced engine, turbo, block. 
Volkswagen Jetta in Colorado, United States
Feb 2013 - Jun 2016
Jun 2014

11000 mi
Engine hesitated and check engine light came on. Dealer had TSB and put in an additive per TSB. 
Volkswagen Jetta in Virginia, United States
Mar 2014 - Dec 2015
Nov 2014

14500 mi

US $2400
Clutch Kit replacement - Clutch, Flywheel, Pressure Plate, Throwout Bearing due to Pressure Plate spring failure 
Volkswagen Jetta in Connecticut, United States
Aug 2012 - Mar 2016
Oct 2012 manual transmission cable needed adjustment 
Mar 2016

38000 mi
carbon buildup caused pollution sensor malfunction 

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2013 Volkswagen Jetta 4dr Sedan

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

Volkswagen Jetta in Louisiana, United States
May 2013 - Nov 2015
Jun 2014

10000 mi
Blown speaker. Noted 2x now and they still have not replaced. Would not recommend Lafayette, LA vw. Car burned over a quart of oil. Owner pulled me aside to explain that all vws with turbos 'do that' 
Jul 2015

21700 mi
Tightened a subframe bolt and clunk has not reappeared. Vehicle returned from earlier oil burning issue. Shop tech reported only .2 of a liter of oil burned since previous visit 2 months earlier. Stated as within manufacturer spec. 
Nov 2015

27000 mi
Speaker was never repaired 
Volkswagen Jetta in Texas, United States
Apr 2015 - Mar 2016
Aug 2015

31700 mi
Car died on road, engine on but transmission not engaging. Took 3 weeks at dealer to discover - "high cambus wire on shifter cable rubbing on metal frame behind heater core causing short in system losing control to multiple control modules" 
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 Pennsylvania, United States
Feb 2015 - Aug 2015
Mar 2015

65000 mi
My check engine light went on so I took it to the dealer. It turned out that the diesel particulate filter had failed and needed to be replaced. Luckily it was covered under warranty otherwise it would have been a $2,500 job. 
Volkswagen Jetta in Florida, United States
Jul 2013 - Jun 2016
May 2014

20700 mi
A/c push button sticking replaced button panel under warranty 
Feb 2016

48300 mi

US $250
Post catalytic oxygen sensor failed, replaced sensor 
Volkswagen Jetta in California, United States
Jun 2013 - Mar 2016
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 Connecticut, United States
Oct 2012 - Dec 2015
Jun 2014

59000 mi

US $50
Exhaust disconnected from subframe grommets as a result of an acident earlier this year and/or potholes left over from winter. 
Volkswagen Jetta in Georgia, United States
Jun 2013 - Jun 2016
Sep 2014

14000 mi
Replaced blown speaker in door. It had buzzed since new, but my wife, who drives the car, never noticed. 
Volkswagen Jetta in Maryland, United States
Jun 2013 - Mar 2016
Jul 2013

1000 mi
Fuel pump cracked. Fuel leaking over the top of the fuel tank. 
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 Michigan, United States
Aug 2013 - Mar 2016
Jan 2016

22700 mi
The heater started to emit a terrible musty smell whenever it was wet outside. The dealer claimed they could find nothing wrong. The problem still exists and makes the car almost unusable when it's raining outside. 
Volkswagen Jetta in Ohio, United States
Mar 2013 - Jul 2016
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. 
Jun 2016

46000 mi

US $250
Glow plug relay faulty. Replaced relay. 
Jul 2016

46000 mi

US $110
Oxygen sensor failed. 
Volkswagen Jetta in Illinois, United States
Aug 2013 - Jun 2016
May 2014

22700 mi
Stereo amplifier replaced under warranty due to periodic failure. 
Mar 2016

82000 mi

US $100
Repair of trunk wiring harness due to cable strain causing failure of harness resulting in trunk running lights not working properly. No indication on dash learning lights of failure. 
Volkswagen Jetta in California, United States
Jan 2014 - Jun 2016
Jan 2014

14000 mi
the track guide for the moonroof broke, and it therefore wouldn't close 
Sep 2014

38000 mi

US $30
Bluetooth connectivity issues. 
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 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. 
Volkswagen Jetta in Colorado, United States
Jul 2013 - Jun 2016
Jan 2014

4700 mi
A glow plug was replaced. 

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2013 Volkswagen Jetta 4dr Sedan

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

Volkswagen Jetta in Georgia, United States
Sep 2015 - May 2016
Mar 2016

58000 mi

US $50
Bluetooth module issues Windshield washer sprayer 
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. 
Volkswagen Jetta in Georgia, United States
Oct 2012 - Oct 2015
Nov 2013

9000 mi
Bad wheel baring. Replaced under warranty. 
Volkswagen Jetta in Washington, United States
Aug 2014 - Oct 2015
Feb 2015

2700 mi
Gas cap door didn't open and close normally. Door catch was replaced and problem solved. 
Oct 2015

7000 mi
Driver's window had excessive wind noise. No parts replaced. Adjusted door alignment. 
Volkswagen Jetta in Florida, United States
May 2013 - Sep 2015
Jun 2015

21000 mi
Passenger seat sensor chiming for seat belt even though no one was in the passenger seat. 
Volkswagen Jetta in Nevada, United States
Oct 2012 - Jun 2016
Jul 2015

35300 mi

US $150
Recharged AC 

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2013 Volkswagen Jetta 4dr Sedan

115-horsepower 2.0L I4 5-speed manual FWD

Volkswagen Jetta in Quebec, Canada
Mar 2013 - Jun 2016
Nov 2013

11160 mi
Door rattle. repaired and no noise since. 
May 2014

18620 mi
Windshield cracked and changed under warranty. 
Jun 2014

19840 mi
Radio does not correctly display iPod songs through MDI. Turns out iTunes Match creates the problem. 
May 2015

32240 mi
Two tie-rod ends were changed. First suspension recall was also done. 
Volkswagen Jetta in Virginia, United States
Mar 2013 - Jun 2016
Oct 2015

30000 mi

US $25
Acceleration was erratic, probably due to bad fuel. However, check engine light came on due to a cylinder misfiring. In shop all day and they found no problem. Added fuel additive, and problem seemed to clear. 
Nov 2015

31000 mi
Engine stumbling was misdiagnosed on first visit. Second visit replace coil wrap for one cylinder. Stumbling continued, and running with bad coil wrap had damaged spark plug. Replaced all plugs. 
Mar 2016

36000 mi
Engine again began stumbling after coil replacement. Apparently plugs were fouled from operation with bad coil. Replaced plugs and back to normal operation. Door lock mechanism in driver side front door made grinding sound, despite lock still functioning. 

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