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2009 Volkswagen Jetta repairs by problem area

Engine (44%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (6%)

Brakes and Traction Control (5%)

Suspension and Steering (6%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (24%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (8%)

Other (8%)

Chart based on 279 repairs.
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2009 Volkswagen Jetta repair cost distribution

$2500+ (2%)

$1000 - $2499 (11%)

$500 - $999 (11%)

$100 - $499 (28%)

< $100 (49%)

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Chart based on 188 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2009 Volkswagen Jetta

Engine not specified

Volkswagen Jetta in North Carolina, United States
Dec 2011 - Jan 2012
Jan 2012

US $1000
Replace fuel filter casing and fuel pressure regulator. 

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2009 Volkswagen Jetta 4dr Wagon

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

Volkswagen Jetta in North Carolina, United States
Jun 2015 - Jul 2016
Jul 2016

112000 mi
Heater core needs replacing for ~$1000. Parking it until Fall and the VW TDI buyback 

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2009 Volkswagen Jetta 4dr Wagon

turbocharged 105hp 1.9L I4 Diesel 7-speed automated manual FWD

Volkswagen Jetta in Ukraine
Nov 2015 - Oct 2016
Nov 2015

84320 mi

$1000
DSG 7 Mechatronic failure 
Apr 2016

90500 mi

$1000
Oil leaked trough the cylinders. 

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2009 Volkswagen Jetta 4dr Sedan

twincharged 140hp 1.4L I4 6-speed automated manual FWD

Volkswagen Jetta in Quebec, Canada
May 2009 - Mar 2011
Oct 2010

13320 mi
Fan disintegrated, severing coolant line. Coolant leak encountered. Fans assembly, shroud and coolant line replaced. 

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2009 Volkswagen Jetta 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4 6-speed manual FWD

Volkswagen Jetta in Arizona, United States
Sep 2009 - Jun 2018
Mar 2010

3000 mi
Rattling from sound system. 
Apr 2010

3000 mi
Rattling from sound system repaired by tightening panels and putting foam insulation into gaps. 
Jun 2011

11000 mi
Small leak in oil line. Coupling replaced. 
Aug 2012

19900 mi
Two trips: (i) 20,000 mile service and (ii)battery replaced by AAA. Service indicator lights had to be reset due to battery replacement. 
Mar 2015

35000 mi
"Engine Failure" on display, but shop was unable to find problem. 
Jun 2017

47000 mi

US $40
replace taillight 
Sep 2017

49000 mi

US $50
Replace other taillight. 
Volkswagen Jetta in Connecticut, United States
Sep 2010 - Mar 2012
Jul 2011

16800 mi
Right front headlight bulb came loose in July. Went to dealership. They barely touched it and it came back to life. 
Volkswagen Jetta in Pennsylvania, United States
Feb 2014 - Jun 2014
Feb 2014

99000 mi

US $342
thought i picked up water from recent fill-up, but turned out to be weak coil pack on cylinder 2. had all replaced along with anual state inspection. 
Volkswagen Jetta in Pennsylvania, United States
Mar 2010 - Mar 2014
Mar 2012

33000 mi

US $74
Misfire on cylinder 2 Replaced coil pack 

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2009 Volkswagen Jetta 4dr Sedan

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

Volkswagen Jetta in Michigan, United States
Sep 2009 - Feb 2012
Sep 2010

22000 mi
Alarm system would not arm reliably. Rear door latch assembly had to be ordered and replaced, thus 2 shop days. Works fine now. 
Feb 2011

26000 mi
Rear electric window could not be raised during one trip on open highway. After car stopped, window was raised using door key lock feature. Dealer found error code, lubed window. No problem since. Gremlin gone. 
Volkswagen Jetta in Texas, United States
Apr 2011 - Apr 2012
Apr 2012

40000 mi

US $100
Failed AC system, mainly in compressor. Replaced and recharged under extended warranty with dealership. 
Volkswagen Jetta in New Jersey, United States
Jul 2014 - Jun 2018
Oct 2016

29000 mi

US $175
Replaced faulty TPM sensor/Tire valve 
Volkswagen Jetta in United Arab Emirates
May 2014 - Jun 2018
Jun 2014

81840 mi

¤1500
"hard starting". 
Jul 2014

81840 mi

¤125
had previously taken to dealer.. "hard starting" repalced coils,charcoalfilter, crap. no go..this time around changed purge valve..problem solved. but car was terrible to drive. took it back in. cleaned spark plugs. so far so good. 
Jun 2015

89900 mi

¤700
Dead battery. Car takes about 5 mins to start coioling. Once it starts, its pretty cold. They diagnosed evaporator leak. Wanted to charge 1800 dollars. 
Jan 2016

¤300
vacuum hose leak. fixed. engine oil changed at teh same time 
Feb 2017

106020 mi

¤125
battery down. in this part of the world , doesnt last more than a year .. 2 if buying from dealer.. but its double the price.. so its all swings and roundabouts 
Apr 2017

107260 mi

¤1400
Ac had been blowing hot air and starts to cool only after running for about 5 minutes. This was how we drove foe the last two years. This summer it finally died. They replaced compressor and evaporator. 
Sep 2017

110360 mi
dead battery. suspected charging issues. some gravity this or that. left it charging overnight. next day all okay. 2 days later, car dead. this time replaced battery under warranty 
Nov 2017

110980 mi

¤400
paint job 
Dec 2017

112220 mi

¤750
Fuel control unit replaced Timing belt and v belt and water pump 
Jun 2018

115320 mi

¤750
roof liner came off. side door panels , the leather trim came loose. 
Volkswagen Jetta in Ohio, United States
Oct 2016 - Sep 2017
Jan 2017

US $200
Door lock left rear malfunctioning - Locking mechanism replaced. window malfunctioning, window attachment repaired. 

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2009 Volkswagen Jetta 4dr Sedan

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

Volkswagen Jetta in Ontario, Canada
Nov 2010 - Dec 2012
Jan 2011

57660 mi

C $652
Turbo flap between the catalytic and muffler 
Volkswagen Jetta in South Carolina, United States
Oct 2015 - Jun 2018
Oct 2015

190000 mi

US $2250
Dual-mass flywheel failure Engine mount replacement CV joint boot replacement 
Nov 2015

190000 mi

US $5540
High Pressure Fuel Pump failure (causes need for complete fuel system replacement). 
Jun 2017

190000 mi

US $75
replace battery 
Jun 2018

190000 mi

US $1400
Replace HPFP, hard fuel lines, fuel rail, fuel injectors, timing belt, water pump, and oil pump hex drive. 
Volkswagen Jetta in Connecticut, United States
Jan 2009 - Mar 2010
Sep 2009

5000 mi
Doors would intermittantly unlock and lock while driving. Also the sunroof would not close initially when knob turned. Ignition switch ordered. Ignition switch replaced and no further issues to date 
Volkswagen Jetta in Connecticut, United States
Jun 2010 - Jan 2017
Jul 2010

11000 mi
Major hesitation at 30 mph and 40 mph. Dealer upgraded software, problem disappeared for a while, now it's back, but not as bad as before. 
Sep 2011

45000 mi
Car hesitated intermittently at 30 and 40 mph since new. One software update helped. Latest fixed it. 
Jan 2013

63000 mi
The car wouldn't start. It was towed to the mechanic, and he replaced the battery and repaired some wires. One week after the battery was replaced, a light came on indicating a problem. A glow plug had failed. 
Feb 2013

63300 mi

US $200
Water intrusion in the turbo inner cooler unit froze into a block of ice about 10 inches long. It will require a new charge air cooler which will be installed by the dealer. VW will be paying for it. 
Mar 2013

63000 mi
Turbo inter cooler was replaced. Apparently this is a problem on TDIs from 09 to 12. Volkswagen isn't issuing a recall, but will replace them for free if you complain and if it causes damage. 
Apr 2013

63300 mi

US $280
Another damaged glow plug replaced. Check engine light came on a week after inter cooler replaced. Pretty sure the battery and both glow plugs were damaged by the ice in the inter cooler. 
May 2013

64000 mi
After the glow plug was replaced, the check engine light came on before I got home. They needed to replace three rods in the engine that had been damaged by the ice from the intercooler. The check engine light came on when I picked it up after the engine work. I took it back within a couple of days and they discovered that a sensor in the exhaust area was damaged and replaced it. 
Aug 2014

75300 mi

US $1100
New compressor and multiple other parts were replaced with genuine Volkswagen parts. The dealer agreed that these parts failed before they should have. 
Apr 2015

85200 mi

US $494
An O2 sensor was not functioning. 
Volkswagen Jetta in Illinois, United States
Dec 2008 - Oct 2015
Apr 2009

3000 mi
small rattle in air vent 
Aug 2009

7000 mi
the rattle was not successfully repaired during the previous trip. So, during this visit, the dealer replaced the interior air vent (where the rattle was located). 
Dec 2009

11000 mi
Squeak associated with drivers front seat belt, replaced parts and squeak gone 
Feb 2011

21000 mi
Diesel glow plug was replaced 
Volkswagen Jetta in Illinois, United States
Dec 2009 - Jan 2010
Jan 2010 Intermittent rough idle. Batch of cars with bad injector pumps. VW replaced some under warranty, trying to stiff a lot of others with cost of replacing whole fuel system, about $9k. A number bought back, but owners must agree not to post about it. 
Volkswagen Jetta in Georgia, United States
Jan 2009 - Jun 2016
Dec 2009

17000 mi
rear seat center belt shoulder guide was broken and would not stay in place. Part was likely broken during PDI when plastic was removed. Part that was ordered, rear seat center seat beltguide, was replaced once the part arrived at dealership. 
Jan 2011

19500 mi
Drivers side sun visor light switch is inoperative. Light stays on when mirror cover is closed. Haven't had the part replaced. 
Volkswagen Jetta in California, United States
Aug 2011 - Mar 2015
Dec 2012

81000 mi

US $600
Door Handle - Inside cable stopped retracting 
Feb 2013

84300 mi

US $1850
The Clutch started to slip and needed replacing. I've read online about the pressure plates on manual transmissions having issues; guess this is correct. 
May 2014

108000 mi

US $5400
Turbo actuator, PDF,  catalytic converter. 
Sep 2014

110000 mi

US $259
Exhaust sensor needed replacing. 
Jan 2015

81000 mi

US $460
EGR valve / filter 
Volkswagen Jetta in Colorado, United States
Dec 2012 - Dec 2016
Mar 2015

86000 mi
Plastic link to movable guide vane in intake manifold failed. VW required Replacement of intake manifold plus link. Kudos to VW because they ponied up most of the cost even though car was out of warranty. 
Jun 2015

94000 mi

US $2300
Clutch master cylinder failed (again). Dlr found that slave cylinder failed, and contaminated new master. Dlr paid for new master. Replaced master & slave cylinders, and chose to install new clutch, which included dual-mass flywheel. 
Sep 2016

105000 mi

US $200
Vacuum line failed. 
Volkswagen Jetta in North Carolina, United States
Oct 2013 - Dec 2016
Dec 2013

57000 mi

US $10
Flap motor linkage binds in TDI, causes Check Engine light to come on. Repair is to either replace motor and linkage, or install 8mm "E" Clip to keep linkage in place. Passenger rear door lock not operating 
Sep 2014

75000 mi

US $5
P2015 code. Air flap actuator not working properly. Required removal and self modify per Youtube video. 
Mar 2015

88000 mi

US $25
Trunk piston broke, had to replace. 
Sep 2015

95000 mi
Washer fluid bottle leaking. 
Dec 2015

104000 mi

US $100
Replaced blower fan for the second time. 
Jun 2016

113000 mi

US $75
Added block to intake manifold flap motor to limit travel. Did not initially remove check engine light, for P2015 code, but a few months later it went out. 
Volkswagen Jetta in Illinois, United States
Sep 2008 - Dec 2016
Apr 2012

86000 mi

US $220
Exhaust backpressure valve would not open to 100% condition. Max opening was 98% which threw a code. VW's replacement valve was stainless steel instead of the OEM aluminum piece. Total cost of parts was $220. 
Dec 2012

104000 mi

US $240
High pressure fuel pump failure. Fuel injectors, tank, rail, pump, and all lines needed replacement. 
Volkswagen Jetta in Quebec, Canada
Feb 2013 - Aug 2017
May 2013

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. 
Jul 2013

80900 mi
Quinked hose at diesel temperature sensor. Sensor was also replaced. There was a hole on the intake side. 
Jun 2014

93620 mi

C $235
Wiper transmission seized up. Change Part (125$ + 1 hr labour). 
Nov 2016

115000 mi

C $1600
3 of the 4 coil springs were broken from rust. 
Volkswagen Jetta in Tennessee, United States
Feb 2012 - Feb 2017
Dec 2015

75000 mi

US $100
Soot catcher was plugged due to too many short trips and no chance to burn off deposits 
Oct 2016

79300 mi

US $400
Check engine light diagnosed as defective cylinder pressure sensor. No noticeable symptoms except warning light. 
Volkswagen Jetta in Arizona, United States
Mar 2012 - Sep 2016
Apr 2013

76700 mi
All exterior lights on the passenger side would not work. Junction box was burnt and faulty fuse were replacedalong with junction box. 
Jul 2013

80800 mi

US $50
AC compressor was faulty. Compressor was replaced with new one. Steering wheel control button failed. 
May 2015

110000 mi

US $65
Intake manifold adjustment motor went out of adjustment range. Bought special aftermarket part and correct problem 
Volkswagen Jetta in New York, United States
Dec 2008 - Mar 2015
Oct 2009

11000 mi

US $67
Major Oil Leak. Dealer informed me that "someone" unscrewed the cap to my oil filter. I believe it was not properly torqued during the oil change 800 miles earlier, but they angrily denied that this was possible. Car had to be towed into the shop. 
Dec 2010

24000 mi
Minor oil leak at the filter. Replaced oil filter flange. 
Mar 2011

29000 mi
The wiring harness in the trunk was not installed correctly. Causing wear to the paint inside the trunk. 
Jun 2012

49000 mi
The exhaust flat was replaced due to defect. This is a pattern failure for this vehicle. CEL P047F was the error code 
Jul 2012

50000 mi

US $170
Replace drivers side axle boot. 
Aug 2012

50500 mi

US $450
Auxiliary fan was replaced due to defect. Exhaust pressure sensor failed, and replaced. 
Jun 2014

79000 mi

US $250
Both cooling fans failed. Intake Manifold failed. 
Volkswagen Jetta in Minnesota, United States
Oct 2010 - Dec 2010
Dec 2010

17000 mi
Complete failure of fuel system and high pressure fuel pump sent debris throughout. $10,000 repair cost covered by warranty. 
Volkswagen Jetta in North Carolina, United States
May 2009 - Jun 2011
Jun 2009

1000 mi
Dealer installed Ipod connector wrong and caused the Satellite radio not to work. 
Jan 2010

20000 mi
Car had to be towed due to a bad MAF sensor 
Volkswagen Jetta in Illinois, United States
May 2009 - Dec 2013
Jun 2010

21000 mi
Check engine light. Dealer reported codes to VW who instructed them to update the ECM firmware and replace the engine wiring harness, which sounds too much like my first repair to be coincidental. 
Jul 2010

22200 mi
This is a followup to the previous trip. In the first trip, the ECM was flashed. In this trip, the engine wiring harness, which had been ordered, was installed. Aux input for audio system no longer worked after previous trip to the dealer, probably due to disconnecting the battery during the previous repair. Simple software setting to fix. 
Dec 2010

30000 mi
Check engine light with flashing glow plug indicator. No performance symptoms. Turned out to be a bad exhaust temperature sensor. 
Apr 2011

38000 mi
One door was not locking reliably via the power locking mechanism. Lock was replaced -- twice during this period. Dealer claimed to fix one rattle which resulted from an earlier repair. Stated that the other rattles in the headliner were not covered after 12 months and would cost $400+ to fix. 
Oct 2012

66800 mi

US $850
Replaced exhaust temperature sensor and throttle control valve 
Volkswagen Jetta in Alberta, Canada
Apr 2009 - Dec 2013
Jul 2010

19840 mi
Lock on passenger rear door didn't lock electrically. Actuator was replaced. 

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2009 Volkswagen Jetta 4dr Sedan

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

Volkswagen Jetta in Minnesota, United States
Jul 2012 - Jan 2016
Jan 2013

56000 mi
Replaced faulty engine wiring harness and one glow plug. 
Aug 2013

77000 mi

US $100
Loose injector wire 
Apr 2015

121700 mi
Replaced exhaust flapper 
Jun 2015

125000 mi

US $591
Check engine light was on and glow plug light was flashing. Replaced exhaust gas temperature sensor. 
Volkswagen Jetta in New York, United States
Nov 2012 - Sep 2017
Apr 2013

57300 mi
CEL on. Exhaust manifold recall. 
Volkswagen Jetta in Colorado, United States
Dec 2011 - Mar 2013
Apr 2012

54500 mi

US $150
Air coming out of vents smelled like vinegar when car was using A/C. 
Volkswagen Jetta in Texas, United States
Mar 2009 - Sep 2018
Nov 2009

11000 mi
Exhaust flap electrical failure Replaced exhaust flap which had electronically failed 
Mar 2012

27000 mi
Fuel line dampeners (TSB). Computer flash to fix cold starts (TSB). 
Sep 2017

60000 mi

US $600
Rear passenger automatic door lock would not latch or unlatch often. Replaced rear passenger electric door lock. Emissions replacement / modification for VW class action. 
Volkswagen Jetta in Ohio, United States
Sep 2011 - Feb 2013
Jan 2012

78000 mi
Intercooler for the turbo was completely iced up on the inside. Intercooler was thawed out and all water was blown out of the track. Still waiting on the parts necessary to modify the car in compliance with the TSB. 
Dec 2012

99000 mi
Had a kit installed to replace the existing intercooler with an updated intercooler and some sensors and vacuum hoses to fix the intercooler icing up issue mentioned in a technical service bulletin under warranty. 
Volkswagen Jetta in Texas, United States
Dec 2008 - Aug 2014
Aug 2009

16000 mi
Turbo pressure sensor went out. Was replaced under warranty. Car would run but was running rough and was unreliable. 
Aug 2014

126000 mi

US $975
Ac fan would not blow, windshield wiper fluid pump would not work, and 12v outlet in car not working. Replaced a relay and all is functioning correctly. 
Volkswagen Jetta in Kentucky, United States
Oct 2012 - Mar 2017
Feb 2013

69300 mi

US $100
Fuel leak. 
Nov 2014

110300 mi

US $250
Exhaust pressure sensor replacement. 
Jan 2016

120200 mi

US $70
Intake manifold P2015 code. Installed P2015 Repair Bracket from dieselgeek.com. Pressure sensors integrated into the glow plugs failed on 2 glow plugs. Replaced all 4 glow plugs. 
Volkswagen Jetta in Iowa, United States
Aug 2008 - Apr 2017
Nov 2008

1200 mi
squeak in front end, lower control arm bushings replaced. 
May 2009

10100 mi
complete replacement of strut assembly for squeak. 
Sep 2010

32000 mi
The rear arm rest has a seperate cover that lifts up. There is a cheap plastic latch that broke off that would cause the compartment lid to fall away from the arm rest. Dealer. Put 2010 model arm rest in 
Volkswagen Jetta in Connecticut, United States
Mar 2009 - Mar 2014
Jun 2009

6000 mi
Turbo pressure below normal. They called VW technical assistance and checked the vacuum tubes. Problem disappeared, but they were not sure why. 
Aug 2011

28000 mi
Replaced door latch on front passenger door. Old problem, as I had been in previously and they had to order the part. This trip I also had the 30,000 mile service done (free). 
Dec 2011

31000 mi
Rear passenger door latch would not always lock or unlock. Installed new door latch. 
Volkswagen Jetta in Pennsylvania, United States
Jul 2014 - Mar 2016
Dec 2015

63000 mi

US $300
The trunk would not open. Turned out to be a wiring problem. 
Volkswagen Jetta in Florida, United States
Sep 2008 - Jun 2013
Oct 2008 Vehicle shipped with 220 amp power outlet. Dealer removed Euro power supply and replaced with US 110 amp power outlet.  
Dec 2009

5000 mi
Door seal re-glued to bottom of door. One year maintenance completed at same trip. 
Nov 2011

13000 mi
Windshield washer system leaked. Dealer replaced gasket, resolved problem. 
Volkswagen Jetta in Ohio, United States
Jul 2008 - Jul 2011
Oct 2008

9000 mi
Bad ignition switch - car senses key is removed from ignition while driving, which results in the doors unlocking 
Nov 2008

13000 mi
Installed parts to repair defect in ignition which caused the car to sense that the key was removed, when in fact the car was running. This resulted in the doors unlocking while driving. 
Jun 2010

67000 mi

US $700
Drive motor for emission flap, as part of the TDI emission system. 
Volkswagen Jetta in Arizona, United States
Sep 2008 - Dec 2012
Mar 2010

26000 mi
There were shiny metal particles inside the fuel filter canister and on top of fuel filter. VW instructed dealer to clean fuel filter canister, install new filter and re-inspect for metal contamination in about 4k miles at 30k miles. SRS light on. Dealer ordered new seat belt buckle. Seat belt buckle replaced. SRS light has not returned. 
Jun 2010

30000 mi
Some metal specks were still visible in the fuel filter but was significantly less than the previous trip. Could have been remnants of previous metal specks. 
Jun 2011

44000 mi
Car would not start. Towed to dealer. High pressure fuel pump failed and relaxed. 
Volkswagen Jetta in Pennsylvania, United States
Jul 2013 - Sep 2013
Sep 2013

57000 mi

US $240
replace EC fuse 
Volkswagen Jetta in New York, United States
Mar 2013 - Dec 2014
Apr 2013

85200 mi

US $250
One front wheel bearing went at about 40,000 
Aug 2013

86300 mi

US $2000
Turbo sensor went bad. Car went into limp mode and was drivable to repair center 
Volkswagen Jetta in Arizona, United States
May 2013 - Oct 2013
Aug 2013

74100 mi

US $1650
AC blows warm air when outside temp is above 100. Required complete AC system replacement: compressor, dryer, condenser, controller module, and sensors. 
Sep 2013

79000 mi
Diesel fuel pump failed with metal fragments throughout fuel system. 
Volkswagen Jetta in Washington, United States
Nov 2012 - Dec 2013
Dec 2012

22000 mi
ABS module failed, covered under extended warranty. Replaced whole module. 
Volkswagen Jetta in Ohio, United States
Apr 2015 - Jan 2017
Jun 2015

121000 mi

US $343
DSG flywheel was on its way out, rattling, ect. Very common problem with this part. Replaced it myself. 02 sensor in exhaust failed, replaced both just to be sure. 
Aug 2015

123000 mi

US $4300
The Diesel Particulate Filter failed. Had to be replaced, along with other very expensive parts!! 
Oct 2015

125700 mi

US $148
Checked out a possible transmission fluid leak. 
Volkswagen Jetta in Virginia, United States
Apr 2009 - Dec 2011
Sep 2011

30000 mi
ECU flash per VWoA TSB 
Volkswagen Jetta in Maryland, United States
Apr 2009 - Sep 2012
Nov 2009

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. 
May 2011

10600 mi
Bad odor coming from the ventilation system with the AC off. Bacteria in the ventilation. 
Volkswagen Jetta in California, United States
Sep 2009 - Mar 2013
Aug 2009

100 mi
Front passenger door would rattle when closed. Service center disassembled door and found interior part that was not properly secured. Reattached part and fixed problem. 
Mar 2012

28000 mi
Multifunction display had a row of pixels out. Dealer replace instrument cluster under warranty. 
Volkswagen Jetta in California, United States
Oct 2016 - Jun 2017
Dec 2016

40000 mi

US $432
Faulty diesel glow plug on #4 cylinder gave engine warning light on instrument panel. Glow plug had to be replaced so that vehicle could pass California smog test. 
Volkswagen Jetta in Texas, United States
Sep 2009 - Jun 2011
Jul 2010

21700 mi
Sporadically car wouldn't crank. Dealer said loose wire found. 
Oct 2010

25000 mi
Exhaust gas sensor ordered 
Volkswagen Jetta in Texas, United States
Jun 2014 - Dec 2016
Jul 2014

52000 mi

US $124
Replaced right front wheel bearing. Had been increasingly noisy. 
Sep 2014

52000 mi

US $300
Replaced struts and shocks 
Oct 2014

52300 mi

US $40
Front driver side blinker in mirror 
Jun 2015

59000 mi
Repair shop for struts somehow shorted out the radio, replaced fuse Radio fuse repair did not resolve the loss of backup camera, so went to another spot for repair on that 
Jul 2015

59300 mi

US $25
Seat belt stop button fell off 
Volkswagen Jetta in Colorado, United States
Feb 2009 - Mar 2010
May 2009

1000 mi
Door seal on front driver side door came loose and had to be replaced 
Volkswagen Jetta in California, United States
Feb 2009 - Jun 2015
Dec 2009

15000 mi
Rough shifting, jerky starting and popping out of drive into neutral at low speed, on grade. 
Jan 2010

16000 mi
Mechatronic unit in transmission faulty. Problem corrected completely. 
Jul 2013

71000 mi
Display on dash for transmission began flashing; transmission started shifting rough, losing power. Flush fixed it. 
Volkswagen Jetta in Washington, United States
Jul 2009 - Feb 2012
Oct 2009

7000 mi
a bolt holding the door skin on the rear passenger door was never installed. 
Jan 2012

40000 mi
drivers door was sagging, assembled that way was fixed for free out of warranty 
Volkswagen Jetta in Pennsylvania, United States
May 2009 - Apr 2017
Mar 2011

5000 mi
Battery was dead. I had the car checked, they found nothing wrong. Told me I do not drive it enough. 
Volkswagen Jetta in New York, United States
Sep 2010 - Dec 2012
Aug 2012

66700 mi

US $1200
Turbocharger failed. 
Dec 2012

70000 mi
Brought car to dealer to diagnose check engine light; dealer identified #1 converter as failed and requiring replacement. Estimate $6,000. Sold car. 
Volkswagen Jetta in New Jersey, United States
Mar 2010 - Jun 2017
Jan 2013

42200 mi

US $300
Rust inside the fuel filter housing. Replace filter housing. 
Oct 2014

69000 mi
The battery was weak at start up. 
Volkswagen Jetta in British Columbia, Canada
Dec 2010 - Mar 2017
Aug 2011

17240 mi
Both turn signal light stuck on. All other dash lights stopped working. Steering wheel functions stopped responding (stereo, cruise, etc). 
Oct 2011

19840 mi
CDC Hardware Failure message on Stereo. Issue is believe to be caused by the 6 disk CD changer mechanism in the stereo head unit. Cannot even listen to radio as a result (though it works for 2-3 seconds before the error appears on screen). Stereo was replaced. Had to be ordered from Texas apparently. 
Sep 2015

42780 mi

C $50
Cooling fan was reporting a failure to the technician but I was unaware of the issue before the service. Check engine light for a failed glow plug or sensor on the glow plug. Computer reset attempted but issue remains. 
Jan 2017

48360 mi

C $100
Subframe came loose and was moving under braking or hard acceleration causing a squeek or sometimes a clunk noise. Technician inspected the HW and re-torqued the bolts. 
Volkswagen Jetta in Ohio, United States
May 2009 - Feb 2014
Aug 2011

25000 mi
The check engine light came on and was a P048C error which has to do with a failure to open an exhaust flap for burning extra particulates with a diesel engine. 
Sep 2011

28000 mi
The solenoid controlling the emissions flap on the particulate filter would get stuck (according to the CEL codes). Replaced flap assembly. 
Feb 2012

31000 mi
Stereo head unit locked up and had to be replaced. 
Oct 2012

39000 mi
CEL with code indicating glow plug malfunction. 
Nov 2012

39200 mi

US $147
One of the glow plugs went out and had to be replaced. 
Jan 2014

39000 mi

US $120
Original battery died during the Polar Vortex. 
Feb 2014

49000 mi

US $330
Pressure sensor had gone bad and needed to be replaced. 
Volkswagen Jetta in Oregon, United States
Jan 2011 - Jun 2011
Jan 2011

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. 
Feb 2011

79000 mi

US $1100
jerky starting from start with dsg auto transmission. reflashed, and smoothed it out somewhat. Problem still exists to some degree. 
May 2011

82000 mi
Transmission continued to be increasingly "jerky". Died once in first. Lunges in garage when easing forward and in reverse. Local mechanic noted that early Audi diesels had same problem. Some adjustments made it smoother. Blinker wouldn't turn off when returned to the "neutral" position. Happened intermittently. 
Volkswagen Jetta in California, United States
Aug 2008 - Oct 2012
Aug 2009

30535 mi
A disgustingly sweet odor (moldy ice cream parlor) developed around 26k miles (July 09) and was present when the A/C was turned on. The A/C system was inspected during the routine 30k mile service. They cleaned it per a VW bulletin. Smell is gone. 
Jan 2010

45592 mi
DSG Automatic Transmission was shifting gears uncommanded. Unable to shift gear in any drive mode, dashboard indication (P R N D S) was flashing. Dealership replaced transmission & gearbox at VWofA's expense. 10 yr/100,000 mile extended DSG warranty. DSG (Transmission) was replaced under the "Extended DSG Warranty 10yr/100,000mile" on 20JAN10 @ 45,592 miles. The initial DSG fault occurred 26NOV09 @ 41,363 miles and recurred 6 more times until replacement. No faults 40,000 miles later. 
Oct 2012

134000 mi

US $1000
CYL#1 MISFIRE DUE TO MALFUNC FUEL INJECTOR, N30. N30 REPLACED TWICE, HARNESS WAS OVERLAYED, GLOWPLUG WAS REPLACED, NO HELP. ECM, J623, WAS TO BE REPLACED. SUSPECT DEAD BATTERY CAUSED CORROSION IN ECM. TRADED IN FOR 2013 JETTA SE. ECM $1,200. 

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2009 Volkswagen Jetta 4dr Sedan

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

Volkswagen Jetta in San Luis Potosi, Mexico
Dec 2011 - Jun 2017
May 2015

111540 mi

$1000
New suspension, shocks 
Jun 2016

124000 mi

$1500
Need to change clutch due to normal wear and tear 
Feb 2017

142600 mi

$1500
Turbo replaced due sudden lack of power, dealer said It's normally replaced between 200,000-250,000 kms 

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2009 Volkswagen Jetta 4dr Sedan

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

Volkswagen Jetta in Maryland, United States
Mar 2009 - Apr 2012
May 2011

40500 mi

US $80
Oil/Filter, Changed spark plugs, changed transmission fluid, rotate tires, change engine air filter. 
Volkswagen Jetta in Minnesota, United States
Dec 2015 - Aug 2017
Oct 2016

107500 mi

US $650
Alternator replacement and  wiper fluid container repair. 
Jul 2017

120000 mi
Rust repair under factory warranty. 
Volkswagen Jetta in New Jersey, United States
Nov 2016 - Jun 2018
Jun 2018

109000 mi

US $100
Windshield washer container is leaking. 
Volkswagen Jetta in Texas, United States
May 2014 - Jun 2018
Jun 2018

58000 mi

US $800
Tie-rod assemblies needed to change 
Volkswagen Jetta in New Jersey, United States
Oct 2016 - Jun 2018
Dec 2016

79000 mi

US $348
Replace knock sensors 
Volkswagen Jetta in Florida, United States
Jun 2011 - Jul 2011
Jan 2011

20000 mi
camshaft valve replacement 
Volkswagen Jetta in Brazil
Dec 2014 - Sep 2016
Aug 2015

39960 mi

$900
A/C stop to work suddenly, with no prior signal of malfunctioning. 
Dec 2015

42160 mi
One small hose of the radiator leaking fluid. Replaced. 
Volkswagen Jetta in Pennsylvania, United States
Aug 2015 - Apr 2016
Nov 2015

73000 mi

US $80
Door lock actuator malfunctioned and replacement part was fitted. Door handle mechanism failed upon replacing door panel. 
Volkswagen Jetta in Massachusetts, United States
Nov 2014 - Nov 2015
Dec 2014

50000 mi

US $30
headlight bulb replaced 
Volkswagen Jetta in California, United States
Apr 2014 - Aug 2015
Oct 2014

44000 mi

US $750
Broken seal that over time allowed oil to leak onto the ignition system chip. Not a catastrophic failure, but it interfered with the smooth running of the car. Allegedly 2009-11 2.5L engines were prone to this. 
Volkswagen Jetta in California, United States
Dec 2010 - Jul 2017
Sep 2013

16000 mi

US $200
battery dead 
Aug 2016

26000 mi

US $200
CEL is on. Code p0106. MAP sensor malfunction. 
Dec 2016

30000 mi
maps malfunction again. 
May 2017

32000 mi
map sensor broken again 
Volkswagen Jetta in Texas, United States
Apr 2010 - Jun 2011
May 2010

21000 mi
Window relay replaced and scheduled maintainance preformed. 
Volkswagen Jetta in California, United States
Jul 2010 - Sep 2011
Sep 2010

18000 mi
The scheduled maintenance was done and the passenger window regulator was replaced. 
Volkswagen Jetta in Wisconsin, United States
Jul 2010 - Mar 2015
Aug 2010

1000 mi
Sticky brake pedal. Service advisor would not go with me for a ride. Said "they all do that," despite my trial of a like model on the lot that "didn't do that." Mechanic could not find a problem using his diagnostic machine. 
Sep 2010

2000 mi
Visited a second dealer with a MUCH BETTER service dept. Service advisor drove car and recognized the problem. Mechanic found a faulty power brake booster. Part not in stock but was ordered. Brake pedal is sticky at the top of its travel. Dealer says its a characteristic not a defect. Offer was made to change to a new pedal assembly but that might make it worse. Original pedal may improve over time. Trip odometer would not reset. New instumentation assembly was ordered. Instumentation cluster changed. Mileage entered into new cluster, keys reprogramed to accomodate new instruments. Successful repair. 
Mar 2015

61000 mi
The trunk opens unexpectedly. This can happen while driving or when parked. It can happen on a daily basis or it may be several weeks between incidents. It never happens while sitting at the dealer ! Unsafe and frustrating ! 
Volkswagen Jetta in California, United States
Feb 2010 - Oct 2015
Sep 2011

19000 mi
car began to shake at highway speeds. check engine light and EPC light came on. after pulling over and restarting car, shaking went away but lights stayed on. took it to dealership who could find nothing wrong. 
May 2015

56000 mi

US $185
Left CV boot reported torn, replaced with new boot Car was shifting erratically, suddenly the PNRDL lights lit up on the dash and the manual shifter would not work. VW diagnosed problem as a defective throttle body, entire throttle body was replaced. Covered by CA emissions warranty. 
Jun 2015

56000 mi

US $700
Coolant 
Volkswagen Jetta in Oregon, United States
Sep 2009 - Sep 2012
Mar 2010

3000 mi
OUTSIDE MIRRORS PARTIALLY FOGGED INTERNALLY REAR DRIVER WINDOW VERY NOISY SQUEAKY IN UP CYCLE ONLY REPAIRED WINDOW SEE PREVIOUS INCIDENT WITH WINDOW 
Apr 2010

4050 mi
AFTER 3 TRIPS FOR REPAIR, THE WINDOW HAS BEEN TOTALLY REPAIRED. THERE WAS A PROBLEM WITH INITIAL WORKMANSHIP REAR DRIVER WINDOW VERY NOISY SQUEAKY IN UP CYCLE ONLY REPAIRED WINDOW SEE PREVIOUS INCIDENT WITH WINDOW 
May 2010

6000 mi
A GLASS EXPERT CLEANED WAXY SUBSTANCE FROM MIRROR EVERYTHING FINALLY WORKED OUT OK AFTER 7 MONTHS 
May 2012

26000 mi

US $15
REPLACED BURNED OUT TAIL LIGHT 
Volkswagen Jetta in Kansas, United States
Feb 2009 - Jan 2013
Jun 2010

12000 mi
bluetooth phone unit worked intermittantly, had to be replaced 
Apr 2011

18500 mi
Sunglass holder latch broken and was replaced under warranty 
Volkswagen Jetta in Florida, United States
Jan 2009 - Jan 2011
Sep 2009

4000 mi
Weather stripping on driver and passenger doors came loose. Dealer said it was stretched, so replaced it. 
Volkswagen Jetta in New Jersey, United States
Jan 2014 - Jun 2015
Jun 2015

91000 mi

US $800
Alternator failed and needed replacement along with a new battery 
Volkswagen Jetta in California, United States
Jul 2010 - Jun 2013
Dec 2012

60000 mi

US $25
Dash warning light for burned out light bulb keeps coming on. Problem bulbs are the license plate bulbs. I just replaced them and the problem is recurring. Not sure what the solution is as I don't want to keep replacing the bulbs. 
Volkswagen Jetta in South Carolina, United States
Jan 2011 - Jan 2012
Jun 2011

19000 mi
Excessive rattling from passenger door speaker when listening to songs at a reasonable volume. Dealer acknowledged the problem, but said most/all of the cars do that due to the design of sound insulation around it. 
Volkswagen Jetta in Indiana, United States
Mar 2013 - Apr 2013
Apr 2013

107000 mi

US $500
My fuel pump was beginning to fail which caused problems when starting the engine. 
Volkswagen Jetta in California, United States
Jun 2013 - Nov 2013
Nov 2013

51000 mi

US $500
shifts rough sometimes and all P N R D S lights are on on the dash 

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2009 Volkswagen Jetta 4dr Sedan

170-horsepower 2.5L I5 5-speed manual FWD

Volkswagen Jetta in California, United States
Nov 2014 - Dec 2016
Nov 2014

50000 mi

US $700
power sensor faulty water pump leaking oxygen intake sensor 
Volkswagen Jetta in Ohio, United States
Oct 2008 - Aug 2012
Dec 2010

45000 mi

US $5
Tail light. Can easily expect to replace 2 bulbs (different ones) every year or 20,000 miles. Takes less than ten minutes ONCE you know how to access it! And that definitely does not include the trip to the store. 
Volkswagen Jetta in Indiana, United States
Apr 2009 - Dec 2010
Apr 2010

15500 mi
Secondary air pump flow sensor 
Volkswagen Jetta in Massachusetts, United States
May 2011 - Jun 2012
Jul 2011

37700 mi
Back seat latch broken, seat would not fold down. Latch replaced. 
Volkswagen Jetta in Pennsylvania, United States
Jun 2015 - Jun 2018
Oct 2015

64300 mi

US $169
Replaced a rear caliper that occasionally hung up. Took two hours. 
Jul 2017

78058 mi
ABS module replaced under Safety Recall 45F2 - Warranty extended by VW. Original recall only programmed the software. This module later failed & had to be replaced. 
Volkswagen Jetta in Minnesota, United States
Oct 2015 - Jun 2018
Dec 2016

76000 mi

US $125
ABS/Traction Control/Stability Control disables itself about 10% of the times that it needs to activate. I was told this would likely cost >$1000. 
Apr 2017

80000 mi
Previously noted ABS/Traction Control failure was fixed by recall. ABS/TC unit was replaced. 
Volkswagen Jetta in Quebec, Canada
Jan 2010 - Mar 2017
Jul 2010

19220 mi

C $260
Rear Rotors and Pads replaced by new. 
Sep 2010

21452 mi

C $175
Problem: Hard brake pedal, hot wheels. Work done: Brakes cleaned. 
Mar 2011

28616 mi
Engine would not go above 3000RPM. At the dealer (february) 2 knock sensors were ordered. They were replaced during the march repair trip. No test drive was done by dealer. When I got out of the dealer, the problem was still occurring. R/H side mirror flasher not working. The connection of 1 of the 2 new knock sensors previously replaced was faulty. Engine would not go above 3000RPM. At the dealer (february) 2 knock sensors were ordered. They were replaced during the march repair trip. No test drive was done by dealer. When I got out of the dealer, the problem was still occuring. R/H side mirror flasher not working. Alternator was no longer recharging the battery. Replaced with new. The connection of 1 of the 2 new knock sensors previously replaced was faulty. 
Aug 2011

35960 mi
The alternator was no longer recharging the battery. 
May 2012

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. 
Feb 2013

57000 mi

C $250
Rear lefthand Parking break cable seized. 
Jun 2014

77500 mi

C $250
Rear RH caliper seized. I guess the boot had been torn during another maintenance. 
Jan 2015

60980 mi

C $450
Both front top plates and lefthand coil spring had to be replaced. 
May 2015

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. 
Jun 2016

104160 mi

C $450
Righthand rear caliper was leaking where the parking brake cable is connected. Caliper replaced (only R/H side) as well as pads and rotors on both rear sides 
Aug 2016

106460 mi

C $630
Heard noise in front of the car when driving on bumpy roads. Replaced both front table assemblies and both front link kits 
Dec 2016

112220 mi

C $248
Wipers were jammed in the middle of the windshield. Wiper links were replaced. 

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2008.5 Volkswagen Jetta 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4 6-speed manual FWD

Volkswagen Jetta in Delaware, United States
Oct 2011 - Jul 2013
May 2012

51800 mi

US $80
Receiving P0302 - Misfire cylinder 2 upon cold starts. Replaced ignition coils, problem still exists. Still working issue, may end up taking it to the dealer. 
Jun 2012

52000 mi
After last attempt, dealer determined the P0302 misfire code was cased by excessive carbon build-up in the intake ports of the cylinder head. VW of America replaced the cylinder head under warranty. 

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