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Volkswagen Jetta Powertrain and Chassis Lemon Odds and Nada Odds for the Year Ending June 30, 2018

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Year Make/Model Nada Odds per 100 Cars Lemon Odds per 100 Cars    
25 vehicles, 11.7 months per vehicle, 28100 miles driven2016 Volkswagen Jetta Join or sign in to view   see reported repairs
  25 vehicles, 11.7 months per vehicle, 28100 miles driven

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Volkswagen Jetta Lemon Odds and Nada Odds

Other sources of Volkswagen Jetta reliability information provide only averages, which can conceal as much as they reveal. So we also report the percentage of Volkswagen Jettas with no repairs at all in the past year and the percentage of Volkswagen Jettas that are lemons (required three or more repair trips in the past year). These figures might surprise you.

These stats are promptly updated four times a year, to closely track Volkswagen Jetta lemon odds as the cars age. Others can be over a year behind. Only TrueDelta tells you how reliable the Volkswagen Jetta has been recently.

To see how frequently Volkswagen Jetta problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.

What Our Members Are Saying about the Brand Reputation of the Volkswagen Jetta

Volkswagen Jetta Brand Reputation: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2009 4dr Sedan turbocharged 140hp 2.0L I4 Diesel
6-speed automated manual FWD
German manufacturer. see full Volkswagen Jetta review
2009 4dr Sedan turbocharged 140hp 2.0L I4 Diesel
6-speed automated manual FWD
see full Volkswagen Jetta review
2003 4dr Sedan 115-horsepower 2.0L I4
5-speed manual FWD
Volkswagen is a very reputable manufacturer see full Volkswagen Jetta review
Volkswagen Jetta Brand Reputation: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2013 4dr Sedan turbocharged 140hp 2.0L I4 Diesel
6-speed automated manual FWD
It's been interesting to see the mixed reactions I get when people learn that I bought a VW. I'm known for my research-minded ways when it comes to big decisions, so I think the reliability (or lack thereof) reputation that Volkswagen has caused people to be surprised by my purchase. But for as many horror stories that I've read or heard, I've also heard from many owners who swear by and love their VWs and have had minor to no issues. Given how in love with my car I am after just one week...I get why VW owners love their cars (but, I'll admit, I still have my fingers crossed that I won't be plagued with too many quirks or issues). see full Volkswagen Jetta review
2008 4dr Sedan 170-horsepower 2.5L I5
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
VW/Audi has a reputation of poor reliability and expensive to service. see full Volkswagen Jetta review
2007 4dr Sedan 150-horsepower 2.5L I5
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
I'm a little worried about how it'll hold up, due to VW's reputation. see full Volkswagen Jetta review
2006 4dr Sedan turbocharged 100hp 1.9L I4 Diesel
5-speed manual FWD
That people automatically assume that all VWs are unreliable just because they had problems with their cars in the late 90s/early 00s. The new Jetta and Rabbit are MUCH better than they used to be. The TDIs especially are very reliable. see full Volkswagen Jetta review
2006 4dr Sedan 150-horsepower 2.5L I5
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
VW gets a bad reputation for reliability and quality though they build an excellent vehicle in terms of safety, handling and fun to drive. see full Volkswagen Jetta review
2006 4dr Sedan turbocharged 100hp 1.9L I4 Diesel
5-speed manual FWD
More work is needed to convince public that VW is a reliable brand. see full Volkswagen Jetta review
2003 4dr Wagon turbocharged 90hp 1.9L I4 Diesel
5-speed manual FWD
Image of a good car, well built, good handling with lackluster dealer service leads to uninspiring owner experience for many. see full Volkswagen Jetta review
2002 4dr Sedan turbocharged 90hp 1.9L I4 Diesel
5-speed manual FWD
Average car see full Volkswagen Jetta review