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2004 Volkswagen Jetta repairs by problem area

Engine (40%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (11%)

Brakes and Traction Control (8%)

Suspension and Steering (11%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (19%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (4%)

Other (7%)

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2004 Volkswagen Jetta transmission repair cost distribution

$2500+ (4%)

$1000 - $2499 (8%)

$500 - $999 (18%)

$100 - $499 (32%)

< $100 (39%)

Chart based on 171 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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2004 Volkswagen Jetta

Engine not specified

130000 mi

US $3000
Shifting was rough didn't get into third gear easy. The dealer couldn't fix it but a downtown mechanic fixed it for me with 2 year Warren. After years of use the CV joint on the control arm left and right now wore out. This is not a problem by the car. This is simply a part that needs replacing every 10 years. 

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2004 Volkswagen Jetta 4dr Sedan

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

45500 mi Front driver side CV joint failed. CV joint and boot replaced under warranty after long argument with dealer service manager. Car at dealer 11 days for repair. 
47000 mi

US $100
CV joint on drivers side went bad - discovered from loud clunking sounds and vibration in steering wheel.  
153300 mi

US $657
both axels replaced 
159000 mi

US $900
changed axle 
167000 mi stupid car computer throwing false codes would not go into 5th gear for two weeks P4011 air mix cleared it and has not come back for 3 weeks now always something never again a VW 
139000 mi transmission no good, parked until can figure out what to do with it. 

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2004 Volkswagen Jetta 4dr Sedan

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

70000 mi

US $1700
Replaced both front axle shafts, CV joint boots 'apparently' leaked grease from 35k miles at the SAME TIME! Upon inspection of the removed shafts, both boots each contained a small '1/8" slit' like o 

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2004 Volkswagen Jetta 4dr Sedan

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

141000 mi

US $1400
my clutch went out. I let someone else drive it who could drive "standard" in january and it hasn't been the same since. it finally gave out in march. 
173000 mi

US $1500
Replaced flywheel and clutch. Failing dual-mass flywheel and minor slippage in higher gears at full acceleration, once I had it apart I found that the friction plate was fine, and a fork was missing on the pressure plate.  
165000 mi Transmission GPC code, failing. Shifts abruptly. Cost of replacement new is approximately $5,000. Cost of a rebuilt tranny is $4,500. Repair not attempted at this time due to cost. Looking for a used transmission right now if cost is right. 
169000 mi Sold to transmission mechanic. 
339000 mi

US $3200
Manual Trans. 5th gear input gear galled and frozen to input shaft. Low mileage used transmission installed. 

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2004 Volkswagen Jetta 4dr Sedan

115-horsepower 2.0L I4 5-speed manual FWD

130000 mi

US $300
Torn CV Joint boot. 

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2004 Volkswagen Jetta Transmission Problems

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