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2013 Volkswagen Jetta Problems and Repair Histories

63 TrueDelta members own a 2013 Volkswagen Jetta. 13 of these members (20.6%) have reported repairs for their car. A total of 36 repairs to 2013 Volkswagen Jettas--an average of 0.6 per vehicle--have been reported.

See our lemon odds and nada odds page for more details. To see how frequently 2013 Volkswagen Jetta problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.

Want to read about specific problems behind these stats? Jump to the 2013 Volkswagen Jetta problem descriptions below.

Don't infer 2013 Volkswagen Jetta problem frequency from what you see on this page. Many lucky owners have had no repairs, and their cars are not shown.

Percentage of 2013 Volkswagen Jetta repairs by problem area

17% of the 2013 Volkswagen Jetta repairs were to the engine, 3% to the transmission, 6% to the suspension, 19% to the electrical or air-conditioning systems, 50% to the body and trim, and 6% to other areas of the vehicle.

Chart based on 36 repairs.
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Repair costs are in local units.

2013 Volkswagen Jetta 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4 6-speed manual FWD

Volkswagen Jetta in Connecticut, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Aug 2012 0    
0 manual transmission cable needed adjustment 
8000  

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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
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
0 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. 
0 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. 
3000 0 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
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Dec 2012 0    
0 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. 
10000 0 Sunroof visor broken and inoperable. Parts ordered. Car repaired after five days at dealer. 
14000 0 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! 
16000  

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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
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jun 2013 0    
3000 0 defective air vent trim 
22000  

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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
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jun 2013 0    
3000 0 A "clip" came off of passanger front door handle on inside of door. Dealer fixed, no questions asked. 
11000 0 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. 
16000  
Volkswagen Jetta in Ohio, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Mar 2013 0    
5000 0 Faulty headlight switch. The switch had a short and was slipping into the "fog lights on" position without pulling the knob out. 
18000 0 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. 
Volkswagen Jetta in North Carolina, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
May 2013 8000    
8000 0 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
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jun 2013 1000    
1000 0 Fuel pump cracked. Fuel leaking over the top of the fuel tank. 
Volkswagen Jetta in Arizona, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Nov 2012 3000    
6000 0 Exhaust clamp in the rear was loose and caused a rattling noise. Was fixed free. 
11000  

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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
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
May 2013 0    
2500 0 Drivers side rear window will not raise with auto close with driver's master switch. Master switch is bad, not in stock. 
11000  

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