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Volkswagen Jetta Suspension Problems

1632 TrueDelta members own a 2000 or newer Volkswagen Jetta. 155 of these members (9.5%) have reported suspension repairs for their car. A total of 230 suspension repairs to Volkswagen Jettas--an average of 0.1 per vehicle--have been reported.

See our lemon odds and nada odds page to see vehicles with no repairs or vehicles with more than three repairs. To see how frequently Volkswagen Jetta problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.

Percentage of Volkswagen Jetta repairs by problem area

Chart based on 2586 repairs.

Volkswagen Jetta suspension repair cost distribution

Chart based on 377 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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2006 Volkswagen Jetta 4dr Sedan

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

8000 mi   Rattling/vibrating underneath passenger wheelwell during idle and braking only in warmer weather. 

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2006 Volkswagen Jetta 4-door

turbocharged 4-cylinder manual 2WD

15000 mi   Steering box was changed due to cracking sound 

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2003 Volkswagen Jetta 4dr Wagon

turbocharged 90hp 1.9L I4 Diesel 5-speed manual FWD

277140 mi C $400 Right front wheel bearing needed replacing, in addition to worn out control arm bushings. Not unexpected at this high milage. 
317440   Bearing inside steering column developed excessive play... replaced with used steering column 
488120   Time to replace the original tie rods... both ends of both tie rods were original and there was a bit of looseness. Not bad for 800,000 km... 
507780   Steering Rack developed leaks and needed replacing. (Not unexpected given the mileage.) 

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2003 Volkswagen Jetta 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 180hp 1.8L I4 5-speed shiftable automatic FWD

44067 mi US $33 Initial trip to local shop: unsuccessful diagnosis of noise coming from front passenger wheel/suspension (43195 miles, $32.50 charge) N4 Recall - Replace Brake light switch. Courtesy inspection at dealer diagnosed noise as dry sway bar bushing 

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2001 Volkswagen Jetta 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 90hp 1.9L I4 Diesel 5-speed manual FWD

95000 mi US $83 Front suspension work: Installed new ball joints and rear lower control arm bushings to solve clunking and worn bushings. 
100000   The left end link on the front sway bar broke. 
122000   Replaced worn and leaking dampers (struts, shocks) with aftermarket Konis that don't significantly alter the ride/handling balance. 

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2001 Volkswagen Jetta 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 150hp 1.8L I4 5-speed manual FWD

123000 mi US $420 Wheel bearing needed replacement after 120,000 miles. 
132000   Other rear wheel bearing needed replacement. 
136000   Replaced both front wheel bearings. One was a new replacement, the other was replaced 40,000 miles ago. 

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2000 Volkswagen Jetta 4dr Sedan

115-horsepower 2.0L I4 5-speed manual FWD

110000 mi US $1200 Replaced worn tie rods. 

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2000 Volkswagen Jetta 4-door

turbocharged 4-cylinder diesel automatic 2WD

140000 mi US $100 After bought the car used, I took it into the shop for a squeaky suspension. They said the front struts and the rear shocks were bad. 

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1999.5 Volkswagen Jetta 4-door

turbocharged 4-cylinder diesel manual 2WD

145000 mi US $1800 Shocks, struts, front brakes*, trans fluid* tie-rod ends wheel bearing 

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1999.5 Volkswagen Jetta 4-door

4-cylinder automatic 2WD

69000 mi US $53 Took it in because of creaking that seemed to be coming from the suspension, shop inspected suspension components and found them to be ok. 

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