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Volkswagen Jetta repairs by problem area

Engine (40%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (7%)

Brakes and Traction Control (7%)

Suspension and Steering (10%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (23%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (7%)

Other (6%)

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Volkswagen Jetta suspension repair cost distribution

$2500+ (3%)

$1000 - $2499 (12%)

$500 - $999 (20%)

$100 - $499 (38%)

< $100 (26%)

Chart based on 476 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2015 Volkswagen Jetta 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 170hp 1.8L I4 6-speed shiftable automatic FWD

3000 mi Tire vibration issue still exists, new set of tires installed and dealer is proposing to replace the front axle. 

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2015 Volkswagen Jetta 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 150hp 2.0L I4 Diesel 6-speed manual FWD

13040 mi Passenger rear wheel bearing assembly replaced due to vibration under warrenty 
170000 mi

US $280
Wheel hubs needed replacing both wheels. 

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2014 Volkswagen Jetta 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 210hp 2.0L I4 6-speed automated manual FWD

25100 mi

US $800
Took car in because of excessive noise from tires. Dealership reported tires severely cupped but will not help at all with issue. They tell me car is fine but just out of alignment. 15 months old and only 25k miles and i pay $800 for tires 

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2014 Volkswagen Jetta 4dr Sedan

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

32900 mi Front sway bar stabilizer link was changed under warranty 

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2013 Volkswagen Jetta 4dr Sedan

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

21700 mi Tightened a subframe bolt and clunk has not reappeared. 
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. 

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2013 Volkswagen Jetta 4dr Sedan

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

9000 mi Bad wheel baring. Replaced under warranty. 

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2013 Volkswagen Jetta 4dr Sedan

115-horsepower 2.0L I4 5-speed manual FWD

32240 mi Two tie-rod ends were changed. First suspension recall was also done. 

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2012 Volkswagen Jetta 4dr Sedan

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

2000 mi alignment off center since new. An alignment was attempted with in specs but, off center not resolved. 
2700 mi attempt number two on alignment with still no success. The dealership tried to even modulate with different tire pressures on different wheels. No success. 
3300 mi third attempt at alignment. Still no luck. Same old tricks attempted by dealership. Won't bother anymore just will pay for a tire shop of repute to do alignment when new tires are due. 

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2012 Volkswagen Jetta 4dr Sedan

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

52000 mi

US $280
Torsion bar replacement, diagnosed when performing a recall. 

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2012 Volkswagen Jetta 4dr Sedan

170-horsepower 2.5L I5 5-speed manual FWD

33000 mi Dealer replaced sway bar bushing under warranty. 
50000 mi

US $300
Replaced sway bar links again after I complained about low speed clunking noise. Last replaced around 34,000. At that time, only one link was replaced under warranty. Now that warranty is expired, VW "recommends" both links be replaced. 

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2011 Volkswagen Jetta 4dr Sedan

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

66340 mi

C $100
The upper strut happened to broke at the connection, car made a knocking noise. 

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2011 Volkswagen Jetta 4dr Sedan

170-horsepower 2.5L I5 5-speed manual FWD

39680 mi Noise at highway speed 
59000 mi

US $150
Front stabilizer bar joint failed causing clunking 

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2010 Volkswagen Jetta 4dr Sedan

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

58900 mi

C $1600
Drivers Side Coil Spring Sheared off. Replaced both front Springs, Struts, Bearings 
171000 mi

US $430
I had the local vw dealer replace a coil spring. 
51500 mi

US $300
Faulty drivers side wheel bearing 

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2010 Volkswagen Jetta 4dr Sedan

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

19700 mi Bushings in the control arms replaced 

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2009 Volkswagen Jetta 4dr Sedan

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

79360 mi

C $1500
Timing Belt Change. Including Rad Flush, Serpentine and water pump. Front right wheel bearing was done. Change both front bearings. Brake and Clutch fluid flush. 

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2009 Volkswagen Jetta 4dr Sedan

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

80000 mi

US $40
Car originally started pulling to right when we bought it. We replaced the tires with snow tires and the pull still existed. Two alignments - one from BMW - and the issue still exists. Alignments seemed to indicate no problems. 
1100 mi No work performed. I complained about vibrations at 60-65mph I felt from day one of ownership. Dealer said he could not replicate. The problem was not fixed, car still vibrates. 
1200 mi squeak in front end, lower control arm bushings replaced. 
10100 mi complete replacement of strut assembly for squeak. 
52000 mi

US $124
Replaced right front wheel bearing. Had been increasingly noisy. 
52000 mi

US $300
Replaced struts and shocks 
85300 mi

US $250
One front wheel bearing went at about 40,000 

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2009 Volkswagen Jetta 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 105hp 1.9L I4 Diesel 5-speed manual FWD

111840 mi

$1000
New suspension, shocks 

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2009 Volkswagen Jetta 4dr Sedan

170-horsepower 2.5L I5 5-speed manual FWD

46740 mi Additional noise coming from the left rear wheel when road is bumpy. The right hand rear stabilizer tie rod connecting link was replaced under warranty. 
86160 mi

C $450
Both front top plates and lefthand coil spring had to be replaced. 
89900 mi

C $200
The front LH sway bar link was completely disconnected (top end). It was replaced, as well as the RH sway bar link for prevention. 

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2008 Volkswagen Jetta 4dr Sedan

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

44640 mi Worn out wheel bearing 
106000 mi

US $1400
Struts 
76000 mi

US $1000
New springs, struts, tie rods, rear lower control arm bushings 
96700 mi

US $120
Replaced rear shocks 

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2008 Volkswagen Jetta 4dr Sedan

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

91300 mi

US $400
Loud noise while driving at highway speeds. Right front wheel bearing replaced. 4 wheel alignment required. 
68000 mi Clicking noise when turning steering wheel coming from suspension. Bushings needed replacement. 
17360 mi Front end was noisy going over uneven or Bumpy road, found Tsb on Bushing's needed to be replaced. 
28520 mi Control Arm Bushing's were once again making noise, they replaced them under Mfg Warranty, 

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2008 Volkswagen Jetta 4dr Sedan

170-horsepower 2.5L I5 5-speed manual FWD

10000 mi Creaking of suspension. 

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2007 Volkswagen Jetta 4dr Sedan

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

81000 mi

US $250
Lower right control arm worn and was replaced. Car steered normally again after repair. 
10000 mi Front control arm bushings replaced due to noise. 

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2007 Volkswagen Jetta 4dr Sedan

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

88000 mi

US $365
Right CV boot torn and was replaced. Had to stay overnight, they replaced right tie rod which was covered under warranty. 
91000 mi

US $2000
One spring on the front (drivers side) was broken. Had to replace both left and right springs, which are tied into the suspension, so required a wheel alignment also. 

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2007 Volkswagen Jetta 4dr Sedan

150-horsepower 2.5L I5 5-speed manual FWD

68000 mi

US $400
Replace struts 

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2006 Volkswagen Jetta 4dr Wagon

turbocharged 100hp 1.9L I4 Diesel 5-speed shiftable automatic FWD

71300 mi

C $2618
replace worn front upper strut mounts and bearings 

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2006 Volkswagen Jetta 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4 6-speed manual FWD

153300 mi

US $1034
hub bearings 
181000 mi

US $250
Replaced right side rear wheel bearing. 

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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. 
139000 mi

US $1200
Replaced CV boot 
74000 mi

US $1100
Front spring broke, had to replace all 4 because must be replaced in pairs. 
140000 mi

US $300
front right wheel bearing went bad and was replaced. 
179000 mi

US $600
replaced part and everything is working 
66000 mi

US $100
Lower Control Arm Bushings replaced 

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2006 Volkswagen Jetta 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 100hp 1.9L I4 Diesel 6-speed automated manual FWD

105400 mi

C $2000
Suspension repairs. 
118000 mi

US $958
Replaced front driver side hub assembly due to bearing failure 
107000 mi Shocks + Struts replaced. Discovered dangerously irregular tire wear; DX'd at tire shop. Took car to a brand specialist (NOT a dealer) for this repair. Got tires immediately and 5-year alignment (after this repair) from the tire shop. 
154000 mi

US $510
Driver's side front wheel making clunking noises. Wheel hub was replaced. 
127000 mi

US $650
Both front and right wheel bearings went bad and started roaring loudly 
106000 mi

US $600
Worn bushing on front sway bar. Bushing is non-replaceable or repairable, so entire sway bar had to be replaced. 
120000 mi

US $600
Wheel bearings in front drivers side. $500 approx. cost parts and labor. 
170000 mi

US $900
Bearing was going out, had to replace. 
100000 mi

US $1000
Torn CV boot needed repair. Implausible signal from power steering torque sensor causing dash light. 
125000 mi The steering problem was never fixed. The dealer quoted $2K to repair (parts/labor) by replacing the steering rack module. Still fine to drive so I declined the repair. The dash light was still present on trade-in, which did affect the value. 
120000 mi

US $350
Replaced rear hub and bearings. 
125000 mi

US $300
Bushings 
145000 mi

US $200
Rear hub with bearings needed replacement. 
119000 mi

US $1800
Struts 

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2006 Volkswagen Jetta 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 100hp 1.9L I4 Diesel 5-speed manual FWD

164000 mi

US $400
Front strut mounts and struts were replaced 
101000 mi

US $60
Front right wheel bearing was growling. Replaced with a new component. A very easy job. 
124500 mi

US $160
Right rear wheel bearing becoming noisy. Replaced right and left as a matter of policy. Rotors checked. Pads checked. All assemblies cleaned. Corrosion insignificant. 
122000 mi

US $1050
Three of 4 hub assemblies needed to be replaced. VW does not use bearings and whole assy was replaced. 
95000 mi

US $1035
Both front wheel bearings were broken, the dealer told me that this was "normal". Both front bearings had to be replaced. 
1120000 mi

US $700
New front strut assemblies, and new rear shocks. alignment. 
116000 mi

US $500
Wheel bearing 
126700 mi

US $800
Replaced Lowering Control arms, ball joints, shocks, struts, mounts, and bearings. 
99840 mi

C $750
Replaced front right wheel bearing. 

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2006 Volkswagen Jetta 4dr Sedan

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

50000 mi Front suspension control arm bushings would make creaking noises when going over speed bumps at low speeds during cold weather. Ordered new bushings. 
83500 mi

US $760
Front Left wheel bearing replaced due to noise at speeds above 45 mph 
131500 mi

US $150
Replaced passenger side front wheel bearing assembly 
144700 mi

US $350
Rear wheel bearing 

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2006 Volkswagen Jetta 4dr Sedan

150-horsepower 2.5L I5 5-speed manual FWD

64220 mi

C $200
wheel bearing was shot, repalaced for 200 bucks including intall price 
67420 mi

C $200
sway bar link was gone, replaced just usual wear and tear so far with this car 
73160 mi

C $1100
2 coil springs 2 strut mounts and a ball join. 4 hours labour 
81180 mi

C $180
wheel bearing went bad, this is usual wear and tear. 
88660 mi

C $60
Knocking from front end over bumps. 

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2006 Volkswagen Jetta 4dr Hatch

turbocharged 100hp 1.9L I4 Diesel 5-speed manual FWD

82460 mi

C $1643
Ball joints replaced. 
105400 mi

C $887
Both front wheel bearings were very noisy. Replaced. 
114080 mi

C $960
Bushings required replacement. 

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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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2005.5 Volkswagen Jetta 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 100hp 1.9L I4 Diesel 6-speed automated manual FWD

101300 mi

US $250
Connector links between sway bar and suspension failing throwing alignment off 

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2005 Volkswagen Jetta 4dr Wagon

turbocharged 100hp 1.9L I4 Diesel 5-speed shiftable automatic FWD

224000 mi

US $1300
Rack and pinion worn out and had to be replaced. Leaking power steering fluid. 
208000 mi Needs front wheel bearings 

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2005 Volkswagen Jetta 4dr Wagon

turbocharged 100hp 1.9L I4 Diesel 5-speed manual FWD

89060 mi

C $430
Replaced both rear shock absorbers 

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2005 Volkswagen Jetta 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 180hp 1.8L I4 6-speed manual FWD

115000 mi

US $150
Replaced the lower control arms; bushings were starting to go bad. 
139000 mi

US $2000
The rear axle was slightly bent, causing the rear wheels to be misaligned and significant asymmetric wear on the tires. Associated suspension parts were replaced as well. 
146000 mi

US $800
Lower control arm bushings were worn through. Replaced with poly bushings. Also replaced rubber boots on end of tie rod. 

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2005 Volkswagen Jetta 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 100hp 1.9L I4 Diesel 5-speed shiftable automatic FWD

78000 mi

US $236
During pre-purchase inspection, mechanic told me the front strut mounts were collapsed. They were indeed squished (due to time). I replaced the bushings and associated bearings as well as the front struts. 
100000 mi

US $600
Sway bar bushings replaced due to squeak in front end. 

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2005 Volkswagen Jetta 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 100hp 1.9L I4 Diesel 5-speed manual FWD

84080 mi Bushing in front end needed to be replaced. 
100800 mi

C $320
left strut mount worn, needed to be replaced sway bar worn out left tie rod worn out left front wheel bearing worn out replaced wheel bearing (drivers side front) 
112220 mi

C $220
rear suspension coil broke 

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2005 Volkswagen Jetta 4dr Sedan

115-horsepower 2.0L I4 5-speed manual FWD

130200 mi

C $650
Coil spring broken 

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2004 Volkswagen Jetta 4dr Wagon

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

63000 mi

US $900
Broken spring on rear driver's side. Replaced both rear springs and shocks. 
67000 mi

US $8
Loud squeak in front driver's side suspension. Cause of problem unknown. 

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2004 Volkswagen Jetta 4dr Wagon

turbocharged 100hp 1.9L I4 Diesel 5-speed manual FWD

145080 mi Shimmy under load accelerating. 

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2004 Volkswagen Jetta 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 180hp 1.8L I4 5-speed manual FWD

117000 mi

US $90
Worn passenger tie rod end. Replaced both passenger and driver. 

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2004 Volkswagen Jetta 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 100hp 1.9L I4 Diesel 5-speed manual FWD

167380 mi rear spring broken 
250000 mi

US $1149
Due to high mileage and wear replaced pretty much all suspension components: Struts & springs all around, strut tower bearings, bushings, sway bar links and bushings, ball joints, tie rod ends, etc. 
256000 mi

US $165
Rear-passenger side wheel bearing replaced. 
258000 mi

US $150
Replaced Rear driver's side wheel bearing 
157480 mi

C $1840
Steering rack replacement  
184700 mi

US $3000
wheel bearing went 
75000 mi

US $400
Wheel bearings. 
99800 mi

US $55
Replaced failed strut mount bearing, parts cost only. Repaired myself. 

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2004 Volkswagen Jetta 4dr Sedan

200-horsepower 2.8L V6 6-speed manual FWD

68000 mi Replaced the suspension with coilovers and found out the rear shocks were blown. When compressed by hand they did not rebound. But that is not the reason why I installed coilovers. I could not even tell the shocks were blown while they were on the car. 

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2004 Volkswagen Jetta 4dr Sedan

115-horsepower 2.0L I4 5-speed manual FWD

90000 mi

US $265
Front suspension mounts worn causing slack. Parts replaced. 

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2004 Volkswagen Jetta 4dr Sedan

115-horsepower 2.0L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

115000 mi

US $599
replace front sturts 
138000 mi

US $80
Clanging sound when turning at high speed. The problem seems to be fixed so far. I replaced the right and left control arms. 

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2003 Volkswagen Jetta 4dr Wagon

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

309000 mi

US $50
Replaced worn LF wheel bearing. 
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 mi

C $450
Bearing inside steering column developed excessive play... replaced with used steering column 
488120 mi

C $500
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 mi

C $675
Steering Rack developed leaks and needed replacing. (Not unexpected given the mileage.) 
529480 mi

C $60
Right front wheel bearing needed replacing 
226920 mi

C $400
Upper strut mounts and bearings replaced due to age. As well, the Lower Control Arm bushings were replaced due to wear. 
230420 mi

C $507
High-Pressure power steering hose (metal) corroded. 
252500 mi Rear shock absorbers replaced - due to uneven wear in tires. 
294060 mi

C $1200
A bit of clunking in the front end. I brought it into the one mechanic I trust, I was too busy to work on the car. He said, as long as we're in there, why not refresh everything. Ball Joints, Tie-rods, alignment. Also, front brakes. Will do struts later. 
361020 mi

C $530
Both front wheel bearings, one tie rod end, front struts (warranty replacement on the parts) 
111560 mi

C $635
LF spring broke, replaced both brings, strut mounts, and bearings. 
116560 mi

C $464
Noisy wheel bearing 
135780 mi

C $432
Noise coming from the left side of the car. Could not determine whether it was front or rear. Replaced left front bearing and noise disappeared from the front of the vehicle. Noise still persistent from the previous repair. Turned out the left rear wheel bearing was also bad. Replaced with another OEM part and noise completely disappeared from the left side finally. 
53000 mi

US $700
Replaced dead shocks and struts and upgraded with Konis instead of OEMs. 
104000 mi

US $1800
Parts were worn; replaced Front strut failed; replaced strut and strut bearing mount. Rear spring was broken; replaced both. 
107500 mi

US $600
Driver's front wheel bearing failed; replaced; first replacement was bad; had to be replaced again. 
129000 mi

US $800
Replaced original shocks & struts. OEM parts still in working order, however the ride and handling was degraded badly. Replaced worn sway bar bushings. No more squeaking when driving over speed bumps. 

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2003 Volkswagen Jetta 4dr Wagon

turbocharged 90hp 1.9L I4 Diesel 4-speed automatic FWD

83000 mi

US $900
Rear shock absorbers replaced 
78000 mi

US $1245
Both front strut mounts and bearings were replaced. Both rear bushings on the lower control arms were replaced. 
118000 mi

US $80
Installed new suspension components and brake rotors and pads. Rattle from front developed within 1 week. Replacement pads weren't righ fit. Replaced w/ new pads. Rattle gone. 

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2003 Volkswagen Jetta 4dr Wagon

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

119164 mi

US $728
Both Tie rod ends needed to be replaced. Rough Idle was attributed to normal oil change need. Also needed to replace the dipstick as the handle broke off 
132000 mi A tie rod was also flagged to replace soon. 

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2003 Volkswagen Jetta 4dr Sedan

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

227000 mi

US $50
Replaced both front wheel bearings. Loud noise from the front. 
301000 mi

US $565
Rear Axle Bushings worn. Car would bang over bumps like it was riding on the frame. Replaced both rear axle bushings. Front end shot. Replaced inner and outer tie rods,front and rear control arm bushings, stabilizer bushings and connectors and ball joints. Front end was shaking and vibrating when brakes were applied. Loud bang on right turns. 
315000 mi

US $244
Lost power steering, rack and pinion seals leaking. Replaced entire unit. 
93000 mi

C $80
Typical issue with VW suspension is that a nub on the springs breaks off. Which is the part that locks the spring into place. Not really serious and quite inexpesive to fix. Maybe 15min, $30 for used spring.  
109740 mi

C $800
Springs are known to have issues wear they break at the tip in the cups. Strut bushion was cracked. Only front suspension need to be fixed but aftermarket suspension FR and RR, purchased, installed. So price only reflects FR cost to repair 
158100 mi

C $400
Wheel bearing failing. Had both sides repaired. 
197700 mi

US $24
Replaced A arm bushings on passenger side. 
110000 mi

US $50
Replaced sway bar bushings 
201000 mi

US $30
replaced rear control arm bushings 
46500 mi Front struts worn out prematurely. 
110000 mi

US $1350
The shocks were gone, front and rear. The $1350 is the cost for an OEM repair. I actually paid $2000 for a Shine Real Street suspension with stiffer (but NOT dropped) springs and Bilstein gas shocks all around installed by Shine:GREATRIDE 
169000 mi

US $1470
power steering fluid hose got punctured 
202000 mi

US $475
Front strut bearing going on one side, replace both, realigned front suspension 
130000 mi

US $135
Front sway bar bushing cracked and causing knock in steering. Bushing replaced. 
191000 mi

US $275
Wheel bearing wore out at almost 200k miles. 
229000 mi

US $1000
Replaced worn shocks/struts, strut mount bearings, bushing, tie rod ends, and ball joints. The shocks/struts were no longer functional. The strut mount bearing was rusted out and caused "popping" 

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2003 Volkswagen Jetta 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 90hp 1.9L I4 Diesel 4-speed automatic FWD

66340 mi

C $300
Bushing change on the sway bar. Bushing/bearing change on the front shock towers. 

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2003 Volkswagen Jetta 4dr Sedan

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

74400 mi 2 broken springs 
43195 mi

US $33
unable to diganose noise issue (subsequently diagnosed as dry sway bar bushing) 
119000 mi During brake job (front) mechanic noted the front wheel bearing was "starting to wear out, not loose yet however" 
126732 mi

US $272
Replaced right front wheel bearing 
128369 mi Right front wheel bearing replaced under shop warranty (previously replaced ~1 year ago) 
87000 mi

US $750
Replaced shocks, ball joints 
87700 mi

US $10
Replaced sway bar bushings 
111400 mi

C $1143
replace front struts and springs, replace left real wheel bearing, repair rear bumper 
145000 mi

US $450
Replaced front axle 
149500 mi

US $820
Front struts Strut mounts and bearings 
174000 mi Sway bar bushings and 8 brackets. Suspension was previously original. 
178000 mi Sway bar bushings still in need of replacement. 
96000 mi

US $50
Dealer reports control arm bushings and strut top bushings are cracked and require replacement. Impact of not replacing is increased front tire wear. Chose not to repair because of cost. Car is driving fine for now. 
102000 mi Mechanic reports that strut top mounts and bearings on front wheels need replacing. This was reported at the previous 5000 mile service. Neglected to repair due to cost. 
170000 mi

US $80
One wheel bearing failed (noisy but not seized). Replaced 2x front bearings. 
127000 mi Swaybar bushings needed to be replaced. 

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2003 Volkswagen Jetta 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 180hp 1.8L I4 5-speed manual FWD

112000 mi

US $700
Front struts mount broke, replaced mounts & struts. 
83000 mi

US $50
There was a noise coming from the steering fluid pump, especially when turning the steering wheel. My mechanic flushed the power steering fluid and replaced with new fluid. The noise is gone. 
138000 mi Control arm bushing was loose. Replaced control arm. 
1550 mi

C $465
handling funny. took in to garage and the tie rod on right side was bent. had it fixed and repaired some other affected components. not all covered under warranty, also damaged from driving on bent tie rod 
13640 mi

C $650
front struts and bushings were replaced. not covered under warranty, figures! Only covered under power train plus - extra coverage package. Nice. 

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2003 Volkswagen Jetta 4dr Sedan

200-horsepower 2.8L V6 6-speed manual FWD

161123 mi

US $100
Replaced both outer tie rod ends. Align 
176000 mi

US $999
Replaced both front wheel bearings 
49000 mi

US $185
Front sway bar bushings replaced. 
70000 mi

US $913
Oil change. 70K maintenance. Shine springs, FDS shocks installed. Bildon axles installed. 
136500 mi

US $1350
Thrust bushings were worn out. 

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2003 Volkswagen Jetta 4dr Sedan

200-horsepower 2.8L V6 5-speed shiftable automatic FWD

113000 mi

US $450
Wheel bearing 

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2003 Volkswagen Jetta 4dr Sedan

115-horsepower 2.0L I4 5-speed manual FWD

150000 mi

US $500
wheel bearing failed Ball joint / Control Arm bushings worn completely 
129000 mi

US $700
Front tie rod ends replaced. 

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2002 Volkswagen Jetta 4dr Wagon

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

123627 mi

US $600
r/r front struts and rear shocks, replace front swaybar bushings 
133000 mi

US $240
replaced drivers side wheel bearing. 
208000 mi

US $200
R&R ball joints and control arm bushings 
219000 mi

US $300
replaced drivers side front axle bearing 
164000 mi

US $260
replaced the wheel bearing 

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2002 Volkswagen Jetta 4dr Wagon

115-horsepower 2.0L I4 5-speed manual FWD

118000 mi

US $70
Replaced sway bar links 

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2002 Volkswagen Jetta 4dr Sedan

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

93000 mi

US $500
Replaced all shock absorbers due to wear. Aftermarket shocks used instead of OEM. 
179800 mi

R 75
Replaced bushings of front control arm 
234360 mi

C $875
replaced tie rod end drivers side replaced left rear wheel bearing 

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2002 Volkswagen Jetta 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 90hp 1.9L I4 Diesel 4-speed automatic FWD

163000 mi

US $250
Replace rear axle bushings. I have never done this on a car before. The rear swing axle bushings soften and fail. The result is a very harsh and scary sounding clang whenever the rear wheel drops hits a pothole. 
231500 mi

US $1600
Had four new struts put in, wheel alignment, and 230k maintenance check. drives like new and better fuel mileage 
262300 mi

US $200
Replace right front ball bearings 
88322 mi

US $39
Replaced broken sway bar link 
113068 mi

US $286
Install Control Arm Bushings & align 
97000 mi

US $600
Front end ball joints worn 
160700 mi

US $400
Both lower control arms replaced as well as shocks. 

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2002 Volkswagen Jetta 4dr Sedan

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

58000 mi

US $100
Needed new rear shocks. 
116000 mi REPLACE INNER AND OUTER TIE ROD ENDS. 
116000 mi

US $465
replaced power steering pump 

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2002 Volkswagen Jetta 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 180hp 1.8L I4 5-speed manual FWD

48980 mi

C $600
Both rear coil springs were cracked and needed to be replaced. 
56420 mi

C $365
Replaced wheel bearing. 
74400 mi

C $3000
replaced rear axle bushings 
62000 mi

C $400
Steering Rack replace due to oil seal leak on one end 

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2002 Volkswagen Jetta 4dr Sedan

115-horsepower 2.0L I4 5-speed manual FWD

91760 mi

C $293
rear wheel bearing 
41 mi

US $250
replace both rear springs - manufacturing defect, paid for by owner 

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2002 Volkswagen Jetta 4dr Sedan

115-horsepower 2.0L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

62000 mi

C $1378
Timing Belt, Water pump, plugs. Parking brake cables, rear axle bushings. 
95000 mi

US $50
Replaced front sway bar bushings and brackets. 
96000 mi

US $1380
Car was pulling to right, problem diagnosed as rear camber out of spec. On the MkIV, this requires a special-order shim and quite a bit of work. Suspension components worn out. Front struts, rear shocks, front strut bushings replaced. 
104000 mi

US $80
Front sway bar bushings completely worn out. Replaced. 
71300 mi

C $350
Replace worn wheel bearing and knuckle joint 
156700 mi loose tie rod, replace right strut 
107000 mi

US $650
New front strut assemblies. 

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2002 Volkswagen Jetta 4dr Hatch

turbocharged 180hp 1.8L I4 5-speed manual FWD

199000 mi Replaced lower right control arm 
203000 mi Right front sway bar replaced 

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2002 Volkswagen Jetta 4-door

turbocharged 4-cylinder manual 2WD

189000 mi

US $300
Car on original suspension components (except shocks and upper mounts, which were replaced end of last year). Replaced all front bushings and axle half-shafts. Replaced one wheel bearing (driver). 

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2001.5 Volkswagen Jetta 4dr Sedan

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

169000 mi

US $300
Rear wheel bearing was shot. Wheel wobbled and made noise. Banging noise from rear wheel when going over bumps. I suspect bad rear axle bushings. Mechanic could not figure out what's causing it. Checked shocks, for loose exhaust, calipers and other stuff. 
171000 mi

US $370
Banging noise from rear suspension. Fixed with new rear axle bushings. 
199000 mi

US $110
Rear wheel bearing making noise. Replaced with new hub & bearing. 

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2001 Volkswagen Jetta 4dr Wagon

115-horsepower 2.0L I4 5-speed manual FWD

183000 mi

US $400
lower control arms 

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2001 Volkswagen Jetta 4dr Sedan

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

179000 mi

US $350
Needed new front struts, tie rod ends, ball joints, bushings, wheel bearings, etc. In fairness, I commute 60 miles daily on a very rough road. 
175300 mi

US $1000
Complete suspension rebuild, new struts, springs, bushings, etc. 
95000 mi

US $83
Front suspension work: Installed new ball joints and rear lower control arm bushings to solve clunking and worn bushings. 
100000 mi

US $37
The left end link on the front sway bar broke. 
122000 mi

US $593
Replaced worn and leaking dampers (struts, shocks) with aftermarket Konis that don't significantly alter the ride/handling balance. 
123000 mi

US $5
Wife heard an occasional 'clunk' in the front end. I thought it was the sway bar bushings; however, upon beginning work I found the nut on the bolt securing the upper sway bar link to be loose several turns. Locktited and torqued all sway bar fastners. 
188700 mi Diagnosed - bad/failing strut-damper - the bearing that the strut rotates on when steering. I expect to fix this in a month or two. 

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2001 Volkswagen Jetta 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 150hp 1.8L I4 5-speed manual FWD

128000 mi

US $295
Remove and replace left wheel bearing/hub assembly 
136400 mi

C $500
Front right balljoint as well as FLCA bushings needed to be replaced. Bushings were basically gone and the balljoint made noticeable sound over bumps 
123000 mi

US $420
Wheel bearing needed replacement after 120,000 miles. 
132000 mi

US $350
Other rear wheel bearing needed replacement. 
136000 mi

US $436
Replaced both front wheel bearings. One was a new replacement, the other was replaced 40,000 miles ago. 
100000 mi

US $1000
Replace front struts, strut mounts, and strut mount bearings. 
101000 mi

US $30
Replaced front swaybar bushings. 
105000 mi

US $1250
Replace Tie Rod Ends. Replace right rear wheel bearing. 
106000 mi

US $75
Front swaybar bushings and end links. 
119000 mi

US $800
Replace front struts, strut mount bearings, and sway bar bushings. 
86000 mi

US $50
Replaced Swaybar end links 
92000 mi

US $100
Replaced front sway bar bushings. 
116000 mi

US $150
Replace Shocks 
130000 mi

US $850
Replace struts, ball joints, control arms and bushings, tie rod inners and outers. 
186000 mi

US $390
Replaced front wheel bearings 
168000 mi

US $800
Struts, shocks, and suspension bushings were replaced by myself over the course of two days. 
114700 mi

US $185
Rear passenger wheel bearing making howling / whining noise that changed pitch with vehicle speed. Got OEM German part for $85 and spent about $100 on installation with help from a Craigslist mechanic. Needed a machine shop to remove parts. 
194000 mi

US $920
Rack and Pinion. 

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2001 Volkswagen Jetta 4dr Sedan

174-horsepower 2.8L V6 5-speed manual FWD

144000 mi

US $717
Power steering pump leak. Pump was replaced 
144000 mi

US $260
Rear strut mounts worn on left side. Both sides were replaced. 

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2001 Volkswagen Jetta 4dr Sedan

174-horsepower 2.8L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

150000 mi

US $75
Replaced tie rods and ends 
88000 mi

US $575
Driver side tie rod 

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2001 Volkswagen Jetta 4dr Sedan

115-horsepower 2.0L I4 5-speed manual FWD

98000 mi

US $800
Replaced struts and shocks. 
99000 mi

US $120
Replaced both lower control arms. 
67580 mi

C $1000
Steering column replaced 
248000 mi

US $100
replaced ball joints and tie-rods. They were original equipment. 
226300 mi

C $635
Replaced right front wheel bearing. 

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2001 Volkswagen Jetta 4dr Sedan

115-horsepower 2.0L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

102000 mi

US $500
Replaced both Tie-end rods, Sway bar bushings, and sway bar end-links. 
132800 mi

US $6089
Replaced control arm bushings and sway bar bushing for the knocking noise. 
228160 mi

C $260
Noise from the rear passenger side wheel, replaced the wheel bearing and speed sensor. The problem was fixed. 

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2001 Volkswagen Jetta 4-door

turbocharged 4-cylinder manual 2WD

81000 mi Sold car with an axle problem and an exhaust system issue. The mechanic at the vw dealer estimated about $5000 of repair work over the next few months (!).  

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2001 Volkswagen Jetta 4-door

6-cylinder manual 2WD

73000 mi

US $100
passenger side CV axle fractured due to rigorous acceleration. Replacement purchased via local VW/Audi shop and my friend and I installed it. Repair time approximately 2 hours. 

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2001 Volkswagen Jetta 4-door

4-cylinder manual 2WD

124620 mi

R 1430
Suspension needed adjustment, and shock-tops needed replacement. 
130820 mi

R 1500
Front control arms needed to be replaced again. Apparently only manufacturer spec works well. "Generic" parts gave in after less than a year! 
138000 mi

US $580
Suspension coil broken. 

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2001 Volkswagen Jetta 4-door

4-cylinder automatic 2WD

97000 mi

US $224
New right front axle. 

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2000 Volkswagen Jetta 4dr Sedan

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

227000 mi

US $406
Front end bushings and everything else up there was replaced due to normal wear & tear with 225K miles. 
205840 mi

C $900
Bad front wheel bearing. Had the timing belt too. 

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2000 Volkswagen Jetta 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 90hp 1.9L I4 Diesel 4-speed automatic FWD

367500 mi

US $220
Replaced rear shocks and got new tires. Tires were cupped. 

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2000 Volkswagen Jetta 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 150hp 1.8L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

145700 mi Bushings almost in need of replacement. 

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2000 Volkswagen Jetta 4dr Sedan

174-horsepower 2.8L V6 5-speed manual FWD

256000 mi

US $55
Steering wheel started jerking a little when brakes were released & then a rhythmic noise started from the right front associated with rolling speed, not engine speed. 
54700 mi

US $70
front springs were replaced 
147000 mi

US $700
replaced subframe because lower control arm worn out but i couldn't get bolts out.. the welded nut inside subframe broke off.. due to poor quality work done by mexican factory.. as jetta was built in mexico 

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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. 
158100 mi

C $650
Lower ball joint Left outer tie rod 
167400 mi

C $1100
Rear bearing: replaced 
109300 mi

US $400
Replaced: Inner tie rod end, both outer tie rod ends, rack & pinion bellows kit. 
117000 mi

US $552
Tie rod was bent and bushing was worn out. 
54000 mi

US $250
Bent tie rod  

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2000 Volkswagen Jetta 4dr Sedan

115-horsepower 2.0L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

139500 mi

C $700
Steering rack had to be replaced. Leaking power steering fluid. 

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2000 Volkswagen Jetta 4-door

turbocharged 4-cylinder diesel manual 2WD

156000 mi

US $1180
Symptom: Rattles in front end. Diagnosis: Tie rods and front struts struts worn out, needed to be replaced. 

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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

Engine not specified

128340 mi

C $231
Ball joint 
129860 mi

C $1361
Spring broke, also replaced worn out shocks and struts. 

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1999.5 Volkswagen Jetta 4dr Sedan

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

237000 mi

US $912
I had the rear shocks replaced, the rear shock mounts replaced, and the emergency brake cables replaced.  
243000 mi

US $600
One of the rear coil spings had broken, so I replaced front and rear coil springs and all mounting bushing, and pieces, replaced front subframe bushings with Audi TT 2-part bushings and replaced the front subframe bolts that go through those bushing 

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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 manual 2WD

102700 mi

US $970
The car was making awful banging noises from the passenger rear wheel with bumps. Replaced rear shocks, sway bar. 

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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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1998 Volkswagen Jetta

Engine not specified

131000 mi

US $100
Problem caused inspection failure. 

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1998 Volkswagen Jetta 4-door

turbocharged 4-cylinder diesel manual 2WD

398700 mi

US $250
Changed A-arms 
178000 mi

US $645
strut mounts worn on top, replaced struts.  
167000 mi

US $490
Strut failure. 
187000 mi

US $450
Replaced struts, tires, and aligned car. Rides like new. 

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