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2004 Volkswagen Jetta Transmission Problems and Repair Histories

Don't infer 2004 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 2004 Volkswagen Jetta repairs by problem area

46% of the 2004 Volkswagen Jetta repairs were to the engine, 11% to the transmission, 8% to the brakes, 8% to the suspension, 23% to the electrical or air-conditioning systems, 3% to the body and trim, and 2% to other areas of the vehicle.

Chart based on 92 repairs.

2004 Volkswagen Jetta transmission and drivetrain repair cost distribution

Of the 2004 Volkswagen Jetta transmission and drivetrain repairs that were not covered by warranty and were not do-it-yourself repairs, 25% cost less than $100, 35% between $100 and $499, 24% between $500 and $999, 12% between $1000 and $2499, and 4% more than $2500.

Chart based on 112 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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Repair costs are in local units.

2004 Volkswagen Jetta 4dr Sedan

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

Volkswagen Jetta in California, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Mar 2011 118000    
138000 0 transmission no good, parked until can figure out what to do with it. 
Volkswagen Jetta in Pennsylvania, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Dec 2010 122000    
153300 657 both axels replaced 
154000  
Volkswagen Jetta in Arizona, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
0 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 100 CV joint on drivers side went bad - discovered from loud clunking sounds and vibration in steering wheel.  
 

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2004 Volkswagen Jetta 4dr Sedan

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

Volkswagen Jetta in Michigan, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Feb 2008 258000    
339000 3200 Manual Trans. 5th gear input gear galled and frozen to input shaft. Low mileage used transmission installed. 
 
Volkswagen Jetta in Texas, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Feb 2011 150000    
165000 0 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. 
165000 0 Sold to transmission mechanic. 
Volkswagen Jetta in New Hampshire, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jan 2010 139000    
141000 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. 
201000  
Volkswagen Jetta in Indiana, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Oct 2008 142000    
173000 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.  
238000  

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2004 Volkswagen Jetta 4dr Sedan

115-horsepower 2.0L I4 5-speed manual FWD

Volkswagen Jetta in Louisiana, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Feb 2008 83000    
130000 300 Torn CV Joint boot. 
 

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