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2014 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen repairs by problem area

Engine (27%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (3%)

Brakes and Traction Control (6%)

Suspension and Steering (3%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (21%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (33%)

Other (6%)

Chart based on 33 repairs.
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2014 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen repair cost distribution

$2500+ (0%)

$1000 - $2499 (0%)

$500 - $999 (0%)

$100 - $499 (13%)

< $100 (88%)

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Chart based on 24 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2014 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen 4dr Wagon

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

Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen in Massachusetts, United States
Aug 2014 - Jan 2017
Feb 2015

5000 mi
Blower Motor Resistor failed 
Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen in Alberta, Canada
Feb 2014 - Jun 2017
Feb 2015

10100 mi

C $250
Fog light shattered by rock. 
Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen in Texas, United States
Dec 2013 - Jan 2017
Aug 2014

11000 mi
Slight water leak at upper rear window on passenger rear door. The dealer reset the door seal and it's fine. 
Oct 2014

13800 mi
A seal between the fender and body located at the front of the door jamb came off. A mechanic standing on the service aisle heard my story and went to get some glue. Fixed and on my way in about 10 minutes. Wasn't even written up. 
Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen in Florida, United States
Oct 2013 - Apr 2017
Aug 2014

12800 mi
weatherstripping rear passenger door was installed with loop at bottom corner; dealer instructed me (at my request) how to repair: I bought weatherstripping cement, trimmed part to fit, and cemented. Job successful. 
Jan 2016

6800 mi
Engine problem light illuminated. Code indicates CO sensor. Mechanic said probably not a problem. Car is sitting til I return in a month. Meanwhile waiting to see what VW does to resolve diesel problems. 
Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen in Wisconsin, United States
Feb 2015 - Sep 2017
Feb 2015

14000 mi
Intermittent rattle in the headliner on the driver's side. Dealer reported the side curtain airbag harness was improperly secured. It was repaired at no charge. 
Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen in Massachusetts, United States
Aug 2013 - Sep 2017
Mar 2014

10000 mi
Door sensors erroneously reported driver's side door open.Car couldn't be locked, chimes and int.light remained on while driving. Dealership performed diagnostic, ordered parts but never called back to install. Problem resolved itself. 
Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen in Texas, United States
Apr 2014 - Dec 2017
Mar 2017

103000 mi

US $150
replaced compressor control valve...system had to be evacuated, part installed ,then freon put back in. 
Jun 2017

120000 mi

US $197
battery exploded 

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2014 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen 4dr Wagon

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

Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen in California, United States
May 2014 - Jun 2017
Dec 2014

6000 mi
1 of 2 engine Cooling fans not working. Fan replaced. 
Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen in Oklahoma, United States
Jun 2014 - Apr 2015
Sep 2014

3000 mi
The panoramic sunroof kept falsely activating the pinch-protection and wouldn't shut unless the wind deflector was held down. Dealer replaced wind deflector and rectified issue. 
Mar 2015

17000 mi
Sunroof refused to close, and then broke. 
Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen in Colorado, United States
May 2014 - Dec 2016
Jun 2015

9000 mi
Stability control error light reset. No issues with system found. 
Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen in Minnesota, United States
Dec 2015 - Feb 2017
Jan 2016

13300 mi
Seat belt latch sensor faulty, made SRS light come on. Replaced under warranty. 
Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen in California, United States
May 2015 - Nov 2016
Jun 2015

29000 mi
Reported wheel bearing noise diagnosed as cupped tires. (Actually feathering is correct description) 
Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen in California, United States
May 2016 - Jun 2017
Dec 2016

20000 mi
In tank fuel pump broke apart requiring replacement of total fuel delivery system- pumps, pipes, injectors etc. 
Jan 2017 fuel pump broke apart with metal pieces contaminating fuel system 
Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen in Texas, United States
Aug 2015 - Jun 2017
Aug 2015

20000 mi
Lumbar support knob for front passenger seat broke and was replaced under warranty. 
Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen in New York, United States
Nov 2014 - May 2016
May 2016

30000 mi
Replaced ECU 
Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen in Massachusetts, United States
Feb 2014 - Apr 2015
Jun 2014

11000 mi
leaking intercooler o-ring 
Mar 2015

33000 mi
sunroof rattling over bumps and not closing from the tilt position. 1st trip tracks were lubed and frame adjusted. Problems returned. 
Apr 2015

33000 mi
2nd visit for sunroof not closing and rattling, lubed and adjusted again. dealer kept overnight they tested and noise returned. dealer replaced roof assy. noise returned in 3 days 3rd visit for sunroof not closing and rattling. dealer again lubed and adjusted roof tracks. kept overnight had VW corporate tech inspect, vehicle returned to me. 3 days later problem has returned. roof currently stuck open 
Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen in Connecticut, United States
Jul 2015 - Dec 2016
Dec 2015

15000 mi
Faulty intake sensor- got a loaner because of xmas holiday. 
Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen in Maryland, United States
Dec 2014 - Jan 2017
Jan 2016 Intercooler Icing issue, engine ingested water, causing stumbling and hard starting. 
Apr 2016

24000 mi
HPFP failed, VW tried not to cover, needed to get insurance and threaten with lawyer to get them to cover under warranty. 
Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen in New York, United States
Jul 2014 - Oct 2015
Apr 2015

12800 mi
Rear fender on the driver's side was starting to come unfastened. The screw/bolt was defective. Probably due to faulty installation at the factory or a defective piece that held the bolt. The dealer replaced the fender. 

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2014 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen 4dr Wagon

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

Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen in North Dakota, United States
Apr 2015 - May 2017
Feb 2017

18000 mi
Reported a buzzing noise coming from blower motor on cold days. Dealer replaced blower motor and recirculator under warranty. Problem has not arisen two weeks after repair. 
Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen in Michigan, United States
Apr 2015 - Feb 2020
Apr 2015

9000 mi
Whine in transmission between 56 and 58mph. Dealer replaced transmission under warranty 
Aug 2015

11500 mi
A/C seemed weak, took an hour to cool car in 80 degree weather. Dealer said system was undercharged. No leaks. System recharged under warranty. 
Jul 2016

19700 mi
Rattle in rear of car when going over sharp bumps. Dealer traced noise to missing clip on left rear brake caliper. New clip installed under warranty. Rattle is gone. 

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2014 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen 4dr Wagon

170-horsepower 2.5L I5 5-speed manual FWD

Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen in Vermont, United States
Mar 2014 - May 2017
May 2015

8000 mi
Wind noise driver's door. Dealer replaced door seal. Noise decreased but not eliminated. 

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2013 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen 4dr Wagon

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

Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen in Utah, United States
May 2013 - Feb 2016
Nov 2014

43000 mi
Check engine light on. Glow plug module fault errors. Turned out to be a corroded ground wire. 
Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen in Wyoming, United States
Mar 2013 - Jan 2017
Aug 2014

18300 mi
Sunroof rattled over anything but the smoothest pavement. The dealer cleaned and lubed it and it seems to be 95+% better. 
May 2015

27700 mi
Clunking could be heard at low speeds. The right front sway bar end link was replaced. The rear center seatbelt would not retract. Apparently VW would not replace it under warranty, though the dealership was able to get it working again. 
Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen in Oregon, United States
Apr 2015 - Jun 2017
Apr 2015

28000 mi
turbo oil return line seal leaking intercooler froze up during cold weather, car would not start. knew of these problems from forums, so had it towed rather than try to start. TSB was performed, part replaced. foam pieces in door jamb fell off, dealer glued them back on 
Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen in Connecticut, United States
Apr 2014 - Sep 2015
Jun 2015

26000 mi
Heat plates rubbing steering column. Causing news and vibration. 
Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen in South Carolina, United States
Dec 2013 - May 2015
Oct 2014

33700 mi

US $100
Windshield cowl has too big of holes, lets in water oak tree leaves. Backs up the moonroof/pano roof drains... leaks water into the interior. 
May 2015

47000 mi
Recall, glow plug module on TDIs 
Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen in Nova Scotia, Canada
Nov 2013 - Sep 2017
Dec 2014

16740 mi
Check engine light appeared, faulty oxygen sensor to blame. Fixed under warranty, no cost to me. 
Jun 2016

38440 mi
Replaced sway bar bushings under warranty 
Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen in Wisconsin, United States
Jul 2013 - Jul 2016
Jun 2013

500 mi
rar gate difficult to close. latch replaced at 500 miles 
Jul 2016

45000 mi

US $500
O2 sensor failed for the second time 
Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen in Pennsylvania, United States
Jul 2012 - Aug 2015
Aug 2014

42000 mi
Dealer reported leak in a/c system and claimed it to be in the condenser. I chose not to have them repair it because I don't have confidence in their opinion. 
Jan 2015

52200 mi
VWoA picked up the cost of an exhaust flap and a 'cold weather intercooler kit'. They did not pick up the cost of a new starter because I had it done at an independent garage. It burned out trying to turn over the 'frozen' engine. 
Apr 2015

53500 mi
AC leak fixed. 
Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen in Quebec, Canada
Nov 2016 - Oct 2018
Jan 2017

C $500
Spring coil cracked, damaged shock absorber and its bearing. 
Jun 2018

67580 mi

C $250
Stabilizer Link Was loose and replaced Door Hinge was loose and rattling, Door was hitting frame when closing 
Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen in Florida, United States
Jul 2015 - Mar 2017
May 2015

75000 mi

US $1264
Solenoid on A/C compressor failed. Control valve needed to be replaced and system recharged. The drain tube from panoramic sunroof was never properly connected to the drain over the rear wheel well. As a result, the water would leak behind the interior panel in the back of the car filling the spare tire well with water 
Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen in Quebec, Canada
Nov 2012 - Jun 2017
Dec 2014

26040 mi
Check-engine light. Exhaust flap module malfunction. 
Apr 2016

43900 mi
Loose suspension link causing loud rattle 
Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen in Wisconsin, United States
Jan 2016 - Sep 2017
Apr 2017

65000 mi

US $800
Broken rear spring -- both rear springs replaced 
Jun 2017

70000 mi

US $300
Rear O2 sensor triggered a check engine light. Dealer followed procedure for clearing code and flashing an update. 

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2013 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen 4dr Wagon

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

Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen in Washington, United States
Jul 2013 - Apr 2017
Jun 2015

15000 mi
Sun roof rattles 
Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen in California, United States
Nov 2012 - Feb 2017
Dec 2012

6000 mi
driver sun visor light failed in a few weeks passenger door handle lock cover keeps failing off. Dealer has ordered a new plastic cover and will have to paint it once it comes in Inside car rattle near driver's head. Seems to come from sun roof area. two trips to dealer. Liner replaced and sun roof lube added. After 2 visits not fixed and rattle may be loose. Audi A3 and other VW sportwagen owners report same Third time in for sun roof headliner rattle Even sent a video to service manager included sound and location time of rattle Repeat issue with passenger door handle lock cover keeps falling off. New one came off within a week. Same sun roof headliner rattle car has been in dealer 3 times at least one day each time. 
Feb 2013

10000 mi
Drivers site door (Window) screeches when opened very loud 
Jan 2014

28000 mi
Sunroof rattle squeak. Dealer replaced the composite sunroof frame and so far the noise is gone. Very happy so far. 
Jun 2015

55000 mi

US $1000
Did the 40 and 60 k mile service and the Sat Nav system failed. Also a recall VW official and to install window vents accessory. Dealer worked with VW Corp and they covered the replacement cost for a new Sat Nav System 
Jan 2016

66000 mi

US $300
Windshield washer fluid container leaked due to a split in the plastic seam line. Most likely a MFG defect as no access to the tank is possible by user. Had to wait a week for the part and install took a few hours. Tank would hold about 1/3. 
Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen in Texas, United States
Jul 2013 - Jun 2015
Oct 2013

2300 mi
Windshield broke with no explanation 
Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen in District of Columbia, United States
Mar 2013 - Sep 2013
Jul 2013

2200 mi
Faulty Pressure switch on my Jetta TDI caused an engine caution light to go on (instrument cluster) and caused the engine to have very limited power 
Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen in Virginia, United States
Sep 2013 - Jan 2017
Jan 2014 Squeak in front suspension 
Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen in Colorado, United States
Dec 2015 - Mar 2016
Dec 2015

35000 mi
diesel related problem that caused loss of power. 
Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen in California, United States
Aug 2015 - Jul 2016
Apr 2016

59500 mi

US $180
battery failed and was replaced 
Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen in Washington, United States
Feb 2015 - Jan 2017
Oct 2015

30500 mi
Performed software TSB related to emissions/fuel economy (not the "dieselgate" fix but an earlier bulletin). 
Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen in Texas, United States
Sep 2013 - May 2015
May 2014

12300 mi

US $160
airbag module married to passenger occupancy module 

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2013 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen 4dr Wagon

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

Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen in Florida, United States
Oct 2012 - Jun 2018
Nov 2016

40800 mi

US $260
Rear hatch lock mechanism failed and replaced. 
Mar 2018

53000 mi
Battery replaced under warranty after 2 1/2 years. 
Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen in Washington, United States
Jun 2014 - Mar 2018
Jan 2018

74000 mi

US $35
Main serpentine belt was bad, replaced both belts. 
Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen in Minnesota, United States
Jun 2015 - Sep 2018
Mar 2018

90500 mi

US $500
the parking brake cable broke and the parking brake locked up. The brake cable was replaced with new parts. The cost of the visit also included new brake fluid and transmission drain and fill. 
Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen in California, United States
Nov 2014 - Dec 2014
Dec 2014

40000 mi
Gas tank air valve 
Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen in North Dakota, United States
Oct 2014 - Mar 2018
Jan 2016

53300 mi
Driver seatbelt locked up 
Aug 2016

87900 mi
Fuel door wouldnt open 
Mar 2018

126000 mi

US $200
Belt broke, both belts replaced 

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2013 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen 4dr Wagon

170-horsepower 2.5L I5 5-speed manual FWD

Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen in Ontario, Canada
Oct 2013 - Jun 2018
Feb 2015

22280 mi
Radio display would intermittently washout / turn almost all white and would be unreadable. Still functioned, but would be unreadable. 
Oct 2015

26860 mi
Replaced radiator after leak detected 
Oct 2017

35960 mi

C $300
Push button start would no longer work reliably. 
Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen in California, United States
May 2016 - Jun 2018
May 2017

53000 mi

US $80
One rear hatch strut failed, I replaced both with OEM parts 

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2013 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen 4-door

turbocharged 4-cylinder automated manual 2WD

Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen in Australian Capital Territory, Australia
Dec 2013 - Jun 2018
Mar 2016

33480 mi
Noise from drive bearing (sounded like CV joint but wasn't) 
May 2016

34720 mi
Pulsing noise coming on turns (deal assures not CV). 
Mar 2018

55180 mi

A $1300
Water pump seized up. Replacement water pump. Two replacement belts needed. Water pump axel bearing destroyed. Implellor seperated from shaft. Axel flopping around. 

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2012 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen 4dr Wagon

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

Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen in New Jersey, United States
Mar 2012 - Mar 2013
Aug 2012

3700 mi
Window was being scored by window frame. Door handle was not working well on passenger side front door. 
Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen in Georgia, United States
Nov 2011 - Jun 2012
Dec 2011

1000 mi
Week old car: battery died while sitting outside on from Xmas Eve until it would not start morning of Dec 26. VW service sent tow truck to jump start. Been fine since in my garage. I'm thinking bad battery. 
Apr 2012

11500 mi
At 10k service, they determined that instrument cluster was bad. Ordered part and they replaced it in a couple of hours. Symptom was no warning chimes for headlights, and other sounds. Related to my dead battery?? Actual replacement of the cluster - related to warranty maintenance trip 
Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen in Ohio, United States
Oct 2011 - Sep 2016
Mar 2012

4000 mi
A/C blowing warm air. Dealer recharged system and checked for leaks. 
Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen in Maryland, United States
Apr 2012 - Feb 2017
Dec 2012

11000 mi
Rough idle after cold start. Dealer replaced fuel pressure retention valve under warranty. 
Mar 2013

14000 mi
Technicican discovered torn CV boot while replacing punctured tire. Boot was replaced under warranty. 
Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen in Kentucky, United States
Jul 2011 - Apr 2017
Dec 2015

65000 mi

US $250
Parking brake cable rusted, causing brake to not release. 
Nov 2016

83800 mi

US $150
High pressure fuel pump failed. Towed to local shop, then dealer. HPF still under warranty. Diesel particulate filter not under warranty. Driving with dashboard warning lights on until buy back available. 
Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen in New Jersey, United States
May 2015 - Jan 2017
Jun 2016

74000 mi

US $325
Replaced AC pressure regulator valve plus routine maintenance. 
Sep 2016

77000 mi
Previous pressure valve replacemen failed. Proper replacement would have been the compressor. Car being returned to VW soon, so no repair will be done. 
Jan 2017

80000 mi
The pressure regulator valve resolved the AC issue for a short time. Immediately after repair, the AC was outstanding but after about 3 months, it was back to the original state. Apparently compressor was self-destructing internally. 
Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen in New York, United States
Jul 2011 - Apr 2013
Aug 2012

21000 mi
"key not in range" displayed with key in ignition. Car started briefly, then died. Would not restart. Was 30 mi from home with no spare key. Car (under warranty) towed to nearest dealer by VW. VW assisted renting a car. 
Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen in California, United States
Oct 2018 - Jul 2019
Jan 2019

54000 mi
Kept getting flashing glowplug lights while driving followed by limp mode. The code was diagnosed as a fuel pressure issue. Dealer could not figure out the exact issue and after spending much time at dealership they replaced all three fuel pumps and fuel filter. All covered under warranty. Car is a piece of junk! 
Feb 2019

56000 mi

US $10
This car is made so poorly the side view mirrors come loose. Not the whole assembly but the glued on mirror portion. I bought some very strong adhesive and glued the mirror back on. Stay away from Volkswagens! 
Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen in Oregon, United States
May 2015 - Sep 2015
May 2015

22000 mi
sunroof squeeked 
Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen in Connecticut, United States
Dec 2011 - Apr 2017
Dec 2012

17000 mi
Headlight began fogging up. Integrity (seal) breached. Dealer replaced it, no problem 
Aug 2014

48600 mi

US $265
An ABS sensor failed. This was not covered because the car had more than 36K on it 
Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen in Ohio, United States
Jul 2012 - Jun 2018
Oct 2013

14800 mi
Tire air pressure light stays on but the pressures are all identical. 
Jul 2014

37200 mi
Roof leak from antenna. Repaired leak and replaced headliner. 
Mar 2016

54000 mi

US $578
Both front strut springs broken 
Dec 2017

74000 mi

US $225
Loud popping noise when door opened. Position roller worn (seized with flat spot) Door hinge replaced. 
Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen in Texas, United States
Jul 2011 - Jun 2012
Sep 2011

5000 mi
Rear Passenger door does not shut nearly as easily as the other doors. It clearly has a manufacturer/build issue; be it a slight misalignment issue or something similar, I don't know. 

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2012 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen 4dr Wagon

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

Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen in Illinois, United States
May 2013 - Mar 2017
Dec 2013

33000 mi
Fuel pump auto shut-off activated immediately upon pumping fuel into car. Only possible to trickle fuel into tank w/o pump shutting down. Replaced fuel filler "flap" assembly (under warranty) 
Sep 2015

60000 mi

US $50
Start button not operating except when pushed in a very specific location 
Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen in Illinois, United States
Jul 2013 - May 2019
May 2015

44000 mi

US $140
Check engine light on for code P047F, exhaust flap. Dealer technician confirms exhaust flap is binding. VW refuses coverage under warranty extension VWP-13-05. No repair done. Dealer charges me $140 for the diagnostics. 
Jun 2015

45000 mi

US $135
Check engine light on for code P047F, exhaust flap. VW refuses coverage under warranty extension VWP-13-05, but offers to cover 85% of repair cost. 
Sep 2016

64000 mi

US $150
Exhaust temperature sensor #1 failed. Dealer quote $800. Part + tool ~$150. Replaced it myself. 
Jun 2017

73000 mi

US $10
Black paint panel on passenger side behind front door had developed bubbling paint and rust spots (~2" diameter) after about 2 years. Dealer quote for panel replacement was ~$600. I finally decided to sand and repaint the panel. 
Mar 2018

84000 mi
Code P0401 insufficient exhaust gas recirculation flow. EGR filter clogged with soot from cracked diesel particulate filter. Both DPF and EGR filter replaced under VW extended diesel emissions warranty included with emissions modification. Cracked DPF most likely caused by modified engine programming included in diesel emissions fix (previous repair). 
Mar 2019

97800 mi
DPF cracked and EGR filter clogged again; replaced under extended warranty 
Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen in Indiana, United States
Jan 2013 - Nov 2017
Nov 2013

18700 mi
During visit to dealer for routine maintenance, dealer informed me of a torn cv boot. cv boot was replaced during same visit under warranty. 
May 2014

29000 mi
Doors would not lock, Check Engine light came on, and glow plug light blinking. 
Feb 2015

40600 mi

US $100
CD player would not play CDs. Stereo head unit was replaced. 
Sep 2015

51000 mi

US $50
Engine would surge and hesitate at slow speeds, I asked to have motor mounts, throttle linkage, inspected and ecm eval, they told me ecm flash was available. $50 for diagnosis, quoted 75 for flash, I declined. They then did the flash 4 free. 
Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen in Texas, United States
Jan 2013 - Feb 2013
Feb 2013

18000 mi
repair has not been completed. The vehicle will hesitate at light or when a you make right or left turn. The pedal needs to be floored 
Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen in New York, United States
Dec 2011 - Dec 2012
Apr 2012

4300 mi
door handle loose - repaired 
Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen in Maryland, United States
Aug 2012 - Jun 2016
Mar 2014

21000 mi
Window off track. Making noise when rolled up. Present since purchase. Repaired for no charge 
Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen in New York, United States
Sep 2013 - Jan 2016
Apr 2014

47200 mi

US $720
apparently hit something which put a hole in the compressor (or condenser) 
Dec 2014

65000 mi

US $20
left rear passenger door continues to be much harder to open and close than the other three doors regardless of temperature 
Dec 2015

84000 mi

US $400
Front sway bar ends had to be replaced 
Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen in Colorado, United States
Jan 2017 - Jul 2017
May 2017

62000 mi

US $3500
The sunroof jammed open. The roof is out of the tracks and the frame, screen and motor (along with anything else they break while fixing) will need to be replaced. The car is being bought back by VW for the TDI recall instead of having the work completed. 
Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen in Colorado, United States
Jul 2011 - Mar 2017
Dec 2011

7000 mi
Replace bad bluetooth module for hands free cell phone. Passenger door arm rest covering detached. 
Feb 2014

17000 mi
Software update to fix problem with thermostat not heating quickly. 
Nov 2014

19600 mi
bubble in the chrome trim under gear shift lever 
Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen in California, United States
Mar 2015 - Apr 2017
Jan 2015

50000 mi

US $300
The push-in button got hard to press to start the ignition. I had to FIRMLY touch the side of the big button for it to start. 
Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen in Illinois, United States
May 2015 - Dec 2015
Sep 2015

36000 mi

US $216
Push button start not working 
Dec 2015

37000 mi

US $500
water leaking from sunroof drain pipe disengaged. 
Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen in Michigan, United States
Dec 2014 - Apr 2015
Dec 2014

29000 mi
driver side window clip broke, window fell into frame on one side; could not be raised above a few inches 
Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen in Florida, United States
Jun 2012 - Jul 2013
Mar 2013

10000 mi
Mileage had dropped 6 mpg from 48 to 42 on highway and 45 to 39 in town. Engine "tweaked" at no charge. Tire pressure increased with slightly harder ride. All is well 
Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen in California, United States
Aug 2014 - Jan 2017
Jun 2015

83000 mi
High pressure fuel pump imploded, sending metal shavings throughout fuel system. Everything needed to be replaced. Parts and labor cost 8k but VW (which knows about this problem) has extended the normal warranty on this issue to 120k miles 
Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen in California, United States
May 2012 - Apr 2017
Jun 2012

3000 mi
Received car with damaged A pillar cover. Still waiting for them to install replacement. Vent under windshield missing center cap. damaged item was replaced 
Oct 2012

9000 mi
Fuel door did not lock when vehicle was locked. 
Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen in Massachusetts, United States
Jul 2011 - Sep 2016
Dec 2015

45000 mi

US $300
glow plug module replaced 
Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen in North Carolina, United States
Aug 2011 - Jul 2017
Nov 2011

6000 mi
Passenger rear window seal misinstalled at manufacturer. Trim was replaced. 
Mar 2014

97000 mi

US $100
Check engine light on, faulty O2 sensor 

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2012 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen 4dr Wagon

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

Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen in Alabama, United States
Jan 2012 - Dec 2014
May 2013

21300 mi
The sunroof has a rattle that occurs with bumps or body flex. It has gotten worse with time. Initially is was only during cold weather, but is persistent in warm weather as well. 
Dec 2014

36000 mi
They were never able to figure out what the sunroof rattle was and it was still there when I returned the car at the end of the lease.  
Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen in New Jersey, United States
Aug 2013 - Jun 2017
Apr 2015

23300 mi
The lock of the rear hatch was broken, such that the rear hatch could not be opened 
Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen in California, United States
Dec 2011 - Apr 2014
Apr 2012

2500 mi
unit that thought engine was hot was broken. replaced both engine fans and numerous other electrical related items. the fan would not turn off after driving to the desert and battery died. 
Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen in Massachusetts, United States
Dec 2011 - Jul 2018
Jan 2012

2000 mi
Engine took excessively long time to reach normal operating temp -- thermostat failing to close completely? Dealer "vacuumed" cooling system (flushed?). Problem was solved. 
Sep 2017

75000 mi

US $1700
Replaced rotors, pads and rear calipers after parking brake seized 
Dec 2017

77000 mi

US $500
Tailgate latch replaced;  turn signal LED bulb in drivers side mirror replaced. 
Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen in Ontario, Canada
Jul 2016 - Jun 2018
Mar 2018

68200 mi

C $30
Abnormal loud exhaust. Replace rusted exhaust pipe clamp. 
Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen in Minnesota, United States
Apr 2016 - Sep 2018
Sep 2017

44000 mi

US $900
rear coils cracked at base of the coil. All coils were replaced with aftermarket lowering coils and car had a complete four wheel and steering alignment performed. 
Jun 2018

52000 mi

US $600
Parking brake cable loose, and right rear caliper staying partially engaged. Parking brake cable replaced and both rear calipers replaced. 
Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen in California, United States
Jun 2012 - Jun 2018
Jul 2012 Car was delivered with a broken right front strut mount. 
Jun 2013

10000 mi
Car was better for about a month then a tinnier rattle started but only with a front passenger. Next time the dealer claimed to have fixed something around the right front strut. A month later the tinny rattle returned. 
Mar 2014

20000 mi
Rattle in right front strut remains. Dealer fixed it twice, now says they cannot duplicate. 
Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen in Virginia, United States
Nov 2012 - Dec 2012
Dec 2012 Vehicle had 300 miles on it. Vehicle died completely in driveway. Wouldn't even jump start. Had to have it towed to dealer. They recharged and checked the battery. They returned vehicle. Part of the air intake became loose. Plastic piece had warped due to heat. Dealer has to order new part for replacement. Drivers side window weather seal was malformed from the factory. Part replaced. Once part was replaced I noticed that the replacement part had tears in the upper seal. Had to RETURN back to dealership to have the same part replaced. 
Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen in Wisconsin, United States
Aug 2012 - Oct 2016
Feb 2015

50000 mi
Gas filler cap would not pop open. Brought back 2 times and dealer ground away a small piece. Third time they replaced the small 'plunger' that activated and then releases the filler cap. This did the trick. Engine MIL on. Only issue they could find was need for software update. I paid $115 for the update. Week later the cruise control would not come on. Problem was with the software update that i paid $115. for. VW fixed it and is refund my $ 
Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen in Illinois, United States
Nov 2012 - Dec 2012
Dec 2012

13000 mi
Severe misfire and rough engine running with no power 

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2012 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen 4dr Wagon

170-horsepower 2.5L I5 5-speed manual FWD

Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen in Quebec, Canada
Jan 2012 - Feb 2013
Apr 2012

3720 mi
Vibration coming from inside the transmission had to be fixed. Flywheel and clutch were changed. 
Feb 2013

15500 mi
Recurring vibration problem was finally solved by changing the transmission. 
Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen in California, United States
Aug 2011 - Jul 2018
Oct 2014

26000 mi
Could not reset service reminder, dealer replaced cluster under warranty.  Also oil sensor light came on, supposedly fixed with SW update. Remain to be seen. Could not reset service reminder, dealer replaced cluster under warranty. Also oil sensor light came on, supposedly fixed with SW update. Remain to be seen. 
Jan 2017

40000 mi

US $1300
Clutch broke apart. Poor design and assembly. Don't buy VW. 
Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen in Oregon, United States
Feb 2015 - Jun 2015
Apr 2015

42800 mi

US $190
Rear liftgate latch failed 
Jun 2015

47000 mi
Gas fill door fails to open - adjusted but issue still persists 

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2011 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen

Engine not specified

Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen in Connecticut, United States
Aug 2015 - Sep 2015
Sep 2015

89000 mi

US $100
Radio died 

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2011 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen 4dr Wagon

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

Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen in New York, United States
Mar 2011 - Apr 2017
Jun 2011

6000 mi
odometer faulted and stopped working 
Jun 2012

40000 mi
Odometer had stopped working. Dealer replaced instrument cluster. 
Feb 2016

95300 mi
Exhaust pressure valve was sticking. This was covered under a factory extended warranty. 
Dec 2016

111000 mi

US $67
P2015 fault code indicating intake manifold flap valve out of position. Fixed problem by installing new hardstop bracket on flap valve motor assembly. Bracket was purchased from dieselgeek.com. Easy fix. 
Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen in Massachusetts, United States
Jan 2012 - Feb 2012
Feb 2012

15000 mi
Fuel leak found at 10k mile oil change. They cleaned it up and applied the recall. So far so good. 
Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen in New Hampshire, United States
Mar 2011 - Dec 2016
Oct 2013

40000 mi
The device added for the misfueling protection recall sometimes interfered with normal fueling. It would sometimes cause the fuel flow to shut off unexpectedly. The dealer removed the protection device. 
Dec 2014

59000 mi

US $250
Factory RCD 510 premium 8 radio failed. Replaced with salvaged unit from a newer model year. 
Sep 2015

71000 mi

US $120
Replaced broken door lock actuator. 
Nov 2015

74000 mi
Airbag light was illuminated and fuse was blown. Wiring harness under passenger seat was not properly strain relieved and rubbing on seat frame. Repaired chafed wires and tied down the harness. It's unclear why the harness was not tied down. 
Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen in New York, United States
Nov 2010 - Jun 2018
Feb 2012

27100 mi
Starter failed. 
Jan 2014

77000 mi
Exhaust 
Oct 2014

89800 mi

US $345
Oxygen sesor in muffler system 
Jun 2015

110000 mi

US $600
Exhaust flap - covered under warranty extended by VW. dealer said the compressor was faulty, and would cost between $1000 - 3000. to repair. Took to an independent repair station after reading online that RCV switch is usually the cause of the problem. Repaired for $101. 
Feb 2018

167000 mi

US $1000
This is the second vw car radio that has stopped working in the past 15 months in this vehicle. Dealership did not repair because replacement is $1000. Radio not used frequently, no longer under warranty. Dealership charged over $100. to check radio and remove library cd’s when they had done the replacement at end of November 2016. Repair was not done now, so radio is not working. 
Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen in New Mexico, United States
Nov 2018 - May 2019
Dec 2018

53275 mi

US $175
Battery died. Replaced with new battery. 
Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen in Kansas, United States
Sep 2013 - Jun 2018
Dec 2015

75000 mi

US $12
Wiring to turbo boost pressure sensor broke because the factory wiring loom wasn't long enough and wire gage was too small. Soldered extended leads with preinstalled connectors. Wire bought at vw dealership. 
Jun 2018

112000 mi
Problem: Fuel door would not open. Tried cycling the door locks. Fix: Using something soft (bicycle tire levers, spring type wooden clothespin (separated), nylon trim removal tools), pry the rear side of the door open (rear side opens, front side is hinge). I used a wooden clothespin I had in the glove box. Required both wood pieces to pry. Silicone spray to lube latch mechanism. I had no warning this was going to happen. It is the first really hot day (102oF) ... not sure if that had anything to do with problem. 
Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen in Minnesota, United States
Oct 2012 - Oct 2015
Jun 2014

26000 mi
Leaking seal replaced Turbo oil line leak 
Oct 2014

27500 mi
Turbo oil line leak repaired, again. Apparently did not seat o-ring properly the first time. 
May 2015

32200 mi

US $225
Turbo oil line leak, again. Replaced full line for $290, refunded previous $75 charge for seal Odometer module failure. Error code began at dealer. They replaced and calculated that we had 37,000 miles on a car with under 31,000. So about $500 in extra depreciation. Thanks, VW! They've paid half of the $600 charge (so far). 
Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen in Tennessee, United States
May 2013 - Feb 2015
Oct 2013

41500 mi
Tire pressure sensor reading "Check Tire Pressure" after tires fully inflated 
Apr 2014

47300 mi
Rattle/creak coming from the moonroof when going over any sized bump. Dealer said they tightened bolts to fix, exactly the same as before though. To.Be.Continued... 
May 2014

48000 mi
Moonroof rattling over bumps. Car kept by dealer for almost a month; they even called in the traveling service "expert." Still rattling... About to lose it. 
Jan 2015

44000 mi
HPFP Failure, entire diesel fuel system replaced. Selling the car ASAP before this happens again off-warranty. 
Feb 2015

56000 mi
Sunroof rattle never fixed. According to VW it didn't exist. :) 
Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen in New Hampshire, United States
Mar 2011 - Sep 2012
Dec 2011

32000 mi

US $2000
Intercooler icing issue. Intercooler Iced. Installed cold weather kit. 
Apr 2012

44800 mi
After intercooler icing fix, dealership rerouted vacuum lines in obstruction to radiator fan. Radiator fan severed vacuum lines. Car immediately stopped running with, and needed to be towed to dealer. 
Aug 2012

59000 mi
Air Conditioning stopped working. Fan works, but blows warm air. Described by dealership as a leaking line. Replaced under warranty. 
Sep 2012

59000 mi

US $950
Instrument Cluster failed. Odometer flashed "error". Car failed to start. "Key not recognized" failure. Dealership diagnosed as failed instrument cluster. At 15 months old, and 59,000 miles. 
Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen in Washington, United States
Jul 2012 - Jun 2016
May 2016

48700 mi

US $1000
Sunroof leaking. New gasket was placed (different design but not a recall, unbelievably) 
Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen in Indiana, United States
Mar 2012 - Apr 2014
Apr 2014

70000 mi

US $750
Odometer portion of dash information center stopped working with an error. the in dash info center is being replaced due to failing circuit board. 
Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen in New York, United States
Dec 2014 - Dec 2014
Jun 2014

95000 mi
Check engine light came on and was diagnosed as a faulty or stuck exhaust flap. VW replaced this under a special "extended" warranty program for that particular part. No cost out of pocket 
Sep 2014

105000 mi

US $350
HAD TO PURCHASE NEW RADIO WAS NOT COVERED UNDER WARRANTY 
Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen in Massachusetts, United States
Mar 2011 - Jun 2017
Dec 2011

27000 mi
diesel fuel gelled in system 
Jan 2014

79000 mi
injector 
Dec 2015

119000 mi

US $1100
Intake motor. Timing belt. Water pump. General tune up 
Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen in Massachusetts, United States
Mar 2011 - Apr 2014
Sep 2011

10000 mi
Rattle from pano sunroof and rattle under center console. Sunroof readjusted - fixed. Center console rattle - AC lines were bouncing around - lines re-secured - fixed 
Dec 2011

15000 mi
Frozen intercooler pipe causing no start condition. Cold weather intercooler kit ordered. This is a known issue by VW; apparently Massachusetts is not a cold enough environment to require this kit from manufacturer. 
Jan 2012

17000 mi
Installation of cold weather intercooler package. 
May 2012

24500 mi
panoramic sunroof rattling. Dealer verified - entire sunroof replaced 
Jun 2012

26000 mi
Odometer stopped operating while car was driving. Car was shutoff when stopped attempting to "re-boot" system. Immobilizer autoactivated rendering car unable to run (it did not recognize the key). 2nd tow required since purchase May 2011 
Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen in New York, United States
Dec 2010 - Jun 2014
Jun 2011

5000 mi
Vehicle stalled. Would not restart or even 'catch'. Dealer replace throttle body said plate was binding  
Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen in Maryland, United States
Jan 2011 - Mar 2014
Jan 2012

28200 mi
Frozen intercooler prevented car starting after a wet cold day, on a warm humid day. Well-known problem with this engine, witha TSB issued, but plausible deniability by lazy dealer, because the "car now starts". 
Apr 2012

34000 mi
Music system shuts off/starts by itself; Forgets Bluetooth pairings! 
Jan 2013

31500 mi

US $175
Turbo Intake hose 'kinked' and popped loose while on the freeway leasing to loss of power and 'limp mode' that allowed me to drive to my mechanic. Code showed air charge loss, leading to correct fix. Disappointing on a new car, though. 
Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen in Massachusetts, United States
Dec 2010 - Dec 2013
Apr 2013

21200 mi
Engine light on, failed inspection due to issue with exhaust system. I do not know what, exactly, was wrong; as it was covered by warranty, and was repaired correctly, I didn't really care. 
Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen in Michigan, United States
Jan 2011 - Aug 2015
Dec 2011

12000 mi
Creaking of moonroof over bumps and rattle in moonroof controls. 
Feb 2012

13000 mi
Turbo charge cooler freezes in certain weather conditions, resulting in no-start or stall. 
Sep 2012

22000 mi
Issue with turbo - kinked vacuum line and cracked tube resulted in check engine light, no change in performance. Replaced cracked tube. 
Jul 2013

35800 mi
Multifunction display, clock, and trip odometer reset themselves unrelated to battery. Single occurrence. 
Oct 2013

40700 mi
MFD, gauges, needles, and cabin lighting had strobe effect for one trip. Did not recur. 
Mar 2015

66000 mi
MIL. Dealer diagnosed cause as exhaust flap valve, which is subject to a warranty extension. Repaired under warranty. 
May 2015

69000 mi

US $1900
Internal failure of condenser.  Also had cracked radiator core support and turbo charge cooler mounting bracket. All replaced. 
Aug 2015

71000 mi
Creaking of moonroof over bumps and rattle in moonroof controls were never fixed. I gave up trying. 
Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen in Ontario, Canada
Sep 2012 - Mar 2017
May 2014

47120 mi
Panoramic sunroof. Rails replaced Panoramic sunroof Fuel filter replaced due to leak 
Aug 2015

69300 mi
Rust on trim. Supposed to be 12 yr warranty. VW did not fix 
Sep 2015

71300 mi
Continued problem with sunroof Water leaking from sunroof drains 
Nov 2015

73860 mi

C $300
Sunroof drains replaced 
Jan 2016

75420 mi
Replaced sunroof drains, again 
Feb 2017

96100 mi

C $699
Hood release lever and cable broke 

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2011 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen 4dr Wagon

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

Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen in Florida, United States
May 2011 - Jan 2017
Feb 2013

26200 mi
Coolant warning light came on and was flashing. Manual stated not to drive car, this could be malfunction with cooling system. Car was towed to dealer, who ran pressure checks and checked hoses, but found nothing wrong. 
Jul 2013

32700 mi
A/C was delayed in blowing cold air up to 10 minutes from beginning of first trip of the day. VW diagnosed a leak in the condenser and replaced the condenser under warranty. 
Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen in Texas, United States
Jan 2011 - Jul 2014
Jan 2012

21000 mi
transmission reflash 
Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen in New York, United States
May 2011 - Sep 2017
Aug 2013

50600 mi

US $96
The dome light over the tailgate is not working and the bulb is not the problem. They spent a hour trying to diagnose the problem and did not come up with one....so the issue is not resolved. 
Jun 2014

74000 mi

US $700
Odometer stopped working and the "cluster" needed to be replaced. 
Jul 2015

109500 mi

US $1700
replaced a/c compressor and associated parts; recharged freon. 
Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen in Tennessee, United States
Mar 2011 - Dec 2016
Dec 2011

13000 mi
Wipers (passenger and driver) were too 'high' when parked. This caused the driver's side wiper to hit the window frame under heavy downpours. 
Dec 2012

28000 mi
Trip odometer began displaying 'Error'. Shutting down the engine and restarting resulted in the immobilizer engaging. The 'fix' was replacing the instrument cluster. 
Aug 2013

35700 mi
Diesel fueling restrictor was removed. It had failed, thereby disallowing any diesel fuel nozzle from inserting properly. The result of the failure was the inability to refuel the car. Not cooling well. About 1/4 lb low on refrigerant. No leaks found. About the 5th Jetta this dealer has seen with this issue. 
May 2014

43700 mi
A/C delayed as much as 30~45 seconds before coming on. It was occurring quite regularly. Dealer performed evacuation/recharge and checked codes. No problem found. Issue seemed to resolve itself until 6/23/2014. It is as bad as ever. 
Aug 2014

47300 mi
Replaced compressor, dryer, and expansion valve. 
Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen in Texas, United States
May 2011 - Apr 2017
Dec 2014

80000 mi
Tail gate latch broke. 
Mar 2016

96000 mi

US $120
Odometer stopped working. Dealer reprogrammed ecu. Odometer now works fine. 
Jan 2017

108000 mi

US $865
Dash cluster failed 2 days before VW was to buy the vehicle back. Car would not recognize ignition keys. 
Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen in Texas, United States
Feb 2011 - May 2017
Aug 2016

72000 mi

US $590
Drivers side front wheel bearing was replaced. 
Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen in Georgia, United States
Nov 2010 - Dec 2016
Dec 2012

53000 mi

US $430
replace catalytic converter temperature sensor 
Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen in Colorado, United States
Jan 2011 - Mar 2017
Sep 2014

69000 mi
Minor fluid seep from transmission filter housing, noticed during oil change. Shop diagnosed as bad gasket installed during prior service. Shop replaced gasket at no charge. 
Oct 2014

69700 mi

US $229
Combined glow-plug/pressure sensor in one cylinder failed, leading to check engine light. Engine performance was unaffected. Glow-plug replaced, resolving problem. 
May 2015

76000 mi

US $250
A/C began to fail to cool intermittently. Diagnosed as low refrigerant due to leak through schraeder valve. Valve replaced and refrigerant charged. 
Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen in Maryland, United States
Jun 2011 - Apr 2017
Jun 2012

20000 mi
CEL Low Fuel Pressure Same CEL Low Fuel Pressure.....Fuel Pump and in-tank? fuel pump replaced. Update: later went away on its own. ADDENDUM....CEL on againat 20K, restarted engine CEL has not reappeared. I do not think it's fixed 
Jan 2013

69700 mi
Odometer stopped working with ERROR message. Instrument Cluster Replaced 
May 2013

40900 mi
SERVICE REMINDER not counting up. 
Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen in British Columbia, Canada
Nov 2010 - Apr 2016
Jan 2012

24860 mi

C $220
Power accessory motor. 
Feb 2012

17140 mi
rear brake light 
Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen in California, United States
Jan 2011 - Dec 2015
Feb 2014

36300 mi
one faulty window switch 
Feb 2015

48000 mi

US $450
Rear Oxygen sensor 
Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen in Texas, United States
Mar 2011 - Jun 2013
Feb 2013

29200 mi
aft seat belt stuck needed to be replaced 
Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen in California, United States
Apr 2011 - Dec 2016
Dec 2015

124000 mi

US $3700
Turbocharger was replaced 
Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen in Texas, United States
Jan 2011 - Dec 2012
Dec 2011

16000 mi
software upgrage to auto transmission, big improvement 
Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen in Georgia, United States
Mar 2011 - Dec 2016
Nov 2011

4900 mi
Fuel tank lift pump failed and needed to be replaced 
Sep 2016

47000 mi
Parking brake sticking. Diagnoses was a corroded harness. Estimated cost to repair $600. Elected not to have repaired and asked dealer to disconnect parking brake since I will be doing TDI buyback. 
Dec 2016

47000 mi
Parking brake never fixed. 
Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen in Minnesota, United States
Apr 2011 - Jan 2015
Jul 2011

3000 mi
Odometer error message. Then antitheft prevented startup. 
Oct 2011

6700 mi
Windshield wipers stopped working after "hood ajar" light came on. Replaced hood ajar switch. 
Nov 2011

8000 mi
Previous fix of hood latch short didn't work. Replaced latch. 
Jul 2013

22800 mi
TIPS - reset computer 
Jun 2014

36000 mi

US $160
Back passenger window trim was warped, made screeching sound when operating window. 
Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen in New Hampshire, United States
Feb 2015 - Oct 2016
Apr 2015

83700 mi

US $1150
Diesel particulate filter failed due to internal cracking which allowed soot to pass and clog the EGR system. DPF and EGR filter replaced by independent mechanic. 
Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen in Michigan, United States
Jun 2016 - Sep 2016
Jun 2016

70000 mi

US $900
broken spring, drivers side 
Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen in Connecticut, United States
May 2016 - Mar 2017
May 2016

65000 mi

US $1500
Sunroof headliner failed 
Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen in South Carolina, United States
Oct 2015 - Jun 2017
Dec 2016

80000 mi

US $150
coolant leak 
Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen in Indiana, United States
May 2015 - Jun 2018
Apr 2017

41000 mi

US $235
Replaced bad glow plug. 
Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen in California, United States
May 2016 - Jul 2017
Mar 2017

196000 mi

US $1200
radiator leak, remove and replace 
Jun 2017

198000 mi

US $113
Replaced battery 
Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen in Utah, United States
Jun 2011 - Jul 2017
Jul 2017

81000 mi
Fan and shroud destroyed 
Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen in Texas, United States
Oct 2010 - Apr 2016
Jun 2011

13000 mi
a/c compressor crashed 
Jun 2013

52000 mi
sunroof stuck open, had to be replaced 
Apr 2014

63000 mi

US $266
Radio died Battery died 
Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen in Kentucky, United States
Jun 2011 - Feb 2018
Jun 2017

56000 mi

US $50
trunk would not open. new latch installed. had extended warranty so only had to pay deductible. 
Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen in Ontario, Canada
Dec 2014 - Sep 2015
Mar 2015

32860 mi
Problem with O2 sensor, and throttle body. Both were replaced under warranty, so no cost to me. 
Jul 2015

37200 mi
Rear window with defrost grid had to be replaced due to grid failure. Done under warranty. 
Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen in Louisiana, United States
May 2015 - Apr 2016
Apr 2016

80000 mi

US $95
Car was leaking water during rain. Carpets were soaked and spare tire well had water. Sunroof drain was plugged. 
Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen in North Carolina, United States
Jan 2014 - Jul 2015
Jul 2014

34700 mi
Sunroof was leaking on front passenger corner. Dealer reported the problem as a worn seal in the firewall. 
Sep 2014

38000 mi
Sunroof was leaking on front passenger corner. Dealer reported the problem as a kinked A/C condenser drain line. 
Oct 2014

38800 mi
Sunroof was leaking on front passenger corner. Dealer corrected the seal and drain lines for the sunroof. 
Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen in Ontario, Canada
Dec 2014 - Jun 2018
Jan 2015

71280 mi
The odometer stopped working.Too expensive to repair. Still not working. 
Apr 2016

100800 mi

C $1300
CV boot replaced. Both Front Wheel Bearings replaced. 
Aug 2016

115200 mi

C $350
Radio, Bluetooth connection. 
Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen in New Jersey, United States
Aug 2011 - Dec 2016
Aug 2013

67000 mi

US $400
A valve on the Ac system went , the dealer wanted to replace the whole compressor but much cheaper to replace the valve, the Ac was somewhat cold before this and is much better now 
Oct 2013

71300 mi
The hpfp died (high pressure fuel pump) replace by VW at no cost 
Nov 2016

130000 mi

US $1000
high preasuure fuel pump went, very expensive repair, 2 one to go, need to repair it to return car to VW for emission buyback. 
Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen in Quebec, Canada
Jul 2011 - Jun 2017
Mar 2013

26040 mi
Engine light diagnosed as faulty EGR valve. DPF suspected to be cracked so also replaced. 
Jan 2014

37820 mi
engine light on. egr system repaired 
Apr 2014

38940 mi
Battery drain blamed on cluster problem. Battery and Cluster replaced.  Also replaced pano roof frame after numerous complaints of creaking. 
Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen in Michigan, United States
Mar 2013 - Dec 2016
Jun 2013

35000 mi
replaced failed passenger side wheel bearing under warranty 
Feb 2016

56900 mi

US $75
paint not adhering at front fender / rocker interface. Minimal rust found after disassembly. Cleaned, prepped and repainted with color / clearcoat. 
Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen in Ontario, Canada
Sep 2011 - Dec 2017
Jan 2014

45040 mi
CHANGED ONE O2 SENSOR 
Jul 2015

42660 mi
Paint on door handles peeling Mirror light on driver side visor wouldn't stay on 
Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen in California, United States
Oct 2013 - Jan 2017
Aug 2013

19000 mi

US $800
Car would not start. "Key not recognized" failure. Dealer diagnosed as instrument cluster failure; replaced the whole panel under warranty. 
Aug 2014

55000 mi

US $7000
High pressure fuel pump failed. Had to be replaced. Supposedly would have cost something like 7-10k if not under warranty. Nerve-wracking since this happened with only 5k to go. 
Sep 2016

67000 mi

US $500
Entertainment unit stopped working. Wouldn't power on. Wound up replacing with a different head unit instead of factory unit. 
Jan 2017

42000 mi
Diagnosed front sway bars are worn. Front lower control arms worn. Replacement recommended. 

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2011 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen 4dr Wagon

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

Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen in California, United States
Feb 2014 - Jun 2018
Jan 2014

28875 mi

US $50
Radio Stopped working and battery began to drain. In the end, I guess it was the failed radio that was causing the battery to discharge. It was replaced under warranty so I do not know what the charge was outside of the 50 dollar copay. 
Jul 2015

38542 mi

US $50
Failed combivalve triggered check engine light. Fixed under warranty. 
May 2016

40000 mi

US $780
Failed compressor. AC was weak and inconReplaced by independent shop. 
Nov 2017

52000 mi

US $80
Trunk latch failed. Ordered aftermarket part and replaced myself. 
Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen in Ontario, Canada
Nov 2015 - Sep 2018
Sep 2018

64480 mi

C $340
Replaced front brakes and pads 
Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen in Quebec, Canada
Oct 2011 - Mar 2018
May 2012

10960 mi
odometer was stuck. Some variable capacitors had to be "discharged" to fix it, and the fix worked. 
Dec 2012

27900 mi
Cluster replaced. Problem, which came up in diagnostic testing, had symptoms that included intermittent illumation of tachometer and speedometer, and strobe-like flashing of data screen. rear passenger door lock working intermittently 
Nov 2013

52600 mi

C $50
Electronic lock controlling the gas lid was unreliable, often took many lock/unlock cycles with the remote to unlock it. Decided to permanently disable the locking mechanism (It's latched, but always unlocked now) 
Jul 2014

65180 mi

C $50
radiator leak where plastic half joins aluminum half 
Aug 2015

87020 mi

C $71
replace rear window wiper arm assembly 
Aug 2016

108180 mi

C $100
replace heater fan speed control resistor, which had failed. 
Feb 2017

119660 mi

C $475
replace broken left front coil spring 
Jul 2017

125426 mi

C $340
replace rear wiper motor assembly 
Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen in Pennsylvania, United States
Dec 2011 - Jul 2018
Dec 2016

109000 mi

US $450
Two knock sensors were replaced. One had failed. The other was close to failure. 
Jun 2017

121000 mi

US $500
Two broken rear springs 
Mar 2018

137000 mi

US $700
Rebuilt alternator installed Battery dead. 

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2011 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen 4dr Wagon

170-horsepower 2.5L I5 5-speed manual FWD

Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen in British Columbia, Canada
Aug 2013 - Jun 2018
Nov 2013

26660 mi
Driver's side wiper blade was striking the A pillar. Dealer adjusted wiper arm, replaced wiper blade, and repaired damaged paint under warranty. 
Feb 2015

35526 mi
Condensation in right tail light. Dealer replaced tail light assembly under warranty. Front passenger door was sticking. Dealer lubricated seal. Clutch makes 'hooting' noise after cold start. Dealer could not replicate. No changes made. 
Aug 2016

47520 mi

C $216
Tailgate failed to close after shopping trip. Dealer was on way home. Diagnosed as internal failure of latch mechanism. Replaced with new latch. 
Jan 2017

43760 mi
Fuel door lock motor began failing to unlock at random times. Lubricating plunger did not solve, so disconnected fuel door lock motor entirely. Now the door is permanently unlocked. May repair motor at a later date 
Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen in Georgia, United States
Nov 2010 - Sep 2015
May 2011

17000 mi
check engine light - Evap system failure, no other symptoms. Was able to drive car till part arrived. 
Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen in Connecticut, United States
Apr 2014 - May 2018
Dec 2015

38000 mi

US $350
Secondary air injection system fault code. Dealer diagnosed faulty valve and replaced under certified used warranty ($50 deductible). 
Jan 2017

53700 mi
Fuel door difficult to open. Does not unlock. Dealer lubricated. Not much difference. Fuel door mechanism does not reliably open. Fuel door motor replaced by dealer. 
May 2017

57000 mi

US $700
Clutch pedal firm. Not able to disengage clutch. Broke pedal. Master cylinder seized. Replace master cylinder, pedal, and pedal bracket. Fill in scratches. 
Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen in Newfoundland / Lab., Canada
Jun 2011 - Mar 2017
Oct 2011

3100 mi
Driver's side wiper blade was striking the A pillar when the wipers were set on high speed. Dealer repositioned the wiper arm on the shaft and solved problem. 
Aug 2013

19840 mi
Cruise control was switched off in software after reflash for Recall #24W4. Dealer tracked down problem and switched cruise control back on. Issue resolved. 
Jun 2014

24800 mi
Left front coil spring broke. No symptoms, found by dealer during routine check. Also required upper strut mount and stabilizer bar link. All replaced under warranty. Panoramic sunroof creaking and popping when open. Dealer lubricated sunroof, is quiet now. 
Sep 2014

25420 mi
Dealer replaced left front gs shock absorber under warranty which was clunking after last repair to suspension. Dealer replaced entire panoramic sunroof assembly under warranty after failed attempts to silence rattles. 
Aug 2015

30860 mi
All four coil springs have now broken and been replaced under warranty. Both upper strut mounts, both stabilizer links and one strut have been replaced. Other than one very loud bang under the car the broken springs were symptom free. Rear ID light failed. Dealer replaced both bulbs, housings and harnesses due to corrosion under warranty. 
Sep 2016

37200 mi

C $150
Oil pan was severely rusted in two places and was replaced at oil change. 
Mar 2017

39060 mi
Replaced front pipe/catalytic converter Part 1K0-254-510-TX. Repair covered under Emissions Warranty. 

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