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2006 Volkswagen Jetta / Golf / GTI repairs by problem area

Engine (33%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (7%)

Brakes and Traction Control (5%)

Suspension and Steering (8%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (27%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (15%)

Other (5%)

Chart based on 60 repairs.
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2006 Volkswagen Jetta / Golf / GTI repair cost distribution

$2500+ (0%)

$1000 - $2499 (5%)

$500 - $999 (13%)

$100 - $499 (36%)

< $100 (46%)

Chart based on 39 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.
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2006 Volkswagen Jetta / Golf / GTI

Engine not specified

Volkswagen GTI in British Columbia, Canada
Oct 2006 - Mar 2010
Nov 2006

9300 mi

C $94
fuel line vibration 

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2006 Volkswagen Jetta / Golf / GTI 4-door

turbocharged 4-cylinder diesel manual 2WD

Volkswagen GTI in British Columbia, Canada
May 2006 - Mar 2010
Nov 2006

13640 mi
Power Windows failed 

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2006 Volkswagen Jetta / Golf / GTI 2-door

turbocharged 4-cylinder automated manual 2WD

Volkswagen GTI in North Carolina, United States
May 2006 - Mar 2010
Oct 2007

13000 mi
Cruise control was not setting properly. The GTI did have a control module replace a long time ago by another dealer. Dealer #2 reported that the pin on that module that controls cruise functions was bent by Dealer #1. Loaner was provided by dealer/VWo 

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2006 Volkswagen Golf 4dr Hatch

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

Volkswagen Golf in Ontario, Canada
Dec 2007 - Apr 2016
Oct 2007

7632 mi
Replace coolant temperature sensor. 
Mar 2008

13042 mi
Replace transmission part number 09A-300-036-DX. 
Oct 2008

17555 mi
Repaired rear hatch wiring, door won't lock. Readjusted hinges in front and rear doors to stop doors from rubbing and chipping paint. 
Jun 2009

23560 mi
Suspension, Right Front; Needed Replacement Parts. 
Sep 2009

25420 mi

C $20
Car hinge improperly set causes front left door to rub against rear left door upon closing. Finger nail size paint missing showing rust where the top left door tip is rubbing against left rear door. Left rear door also missing paint with rust. 
Mar 2010

28520 mi
Sunroof rattles at highway speeds when open. Gradual onset. Left front headlights went out for about a month then mysteriously came back by itself. Told can not find fault. The car occasionally loses power (possibly limp mode) with no check engine lights or similar in colder winter days. The problem goes away when the engine is restarted the second time immediately after onset of problem. 
Jul 2010

32240 mi

C $45
Car entering limp mode, previously only in winter. Last visit could not duplicate problem. This summer the problem came back and come on whenever full power is requested, also check engine light. Turbocharger vanes seized up, replaced. Moonroof developed leaks through passenger side drain hose. Recall was performed to trim the hose to prevent clogging. Center console clip mechanism broke, replaced. 
Sep 2010

34100 mi

C $1050
Signal Switch ticker malfunction. Continues to tick after returning from left/right turn. Replaced switch. Left front headlight went out again, didn't come back by itself this time around. Apparently front right headlight leak also. Light bulb replaced in left, replaced right headlight assembly. Front right bearing making noise, needed replacement. Replaced front right wheel bearing. Rear windshield washer sprayer hose clogged or nozzle clogged. Replace rear washer hose. 
Nov 2011

44640 mi

C $70
Exhaust bracket broken. Needed to be rewelded to chasis mount points. 
Dec 2013

53320 mi

C $250
Starter replacement with new Bosch unit. Old starter turning very slowly. 
Feb 2014

53820 mi

C $10
Windshield wiper mechanism gradually seizing up. Water was found in the sleeve bearing mechanism. Instead of buying new wiper assembly, the old assembly was taken apart and cleaned then re-lubricated with lithium grease. 
Mar 2014

53940 mi

C $450
Control arm bushings torn. Replacement set purchased by owner at 200 dollars a set of control arms with bushings pre-installed, the local shop performed the actual repair. 
Apr 2014

54140 mi

C $350
Driver side half-shaft connecting to the differential housing tore away and broke a bolt and damaged the differential side coupling. The drive shaft CV boot was also damaged. Replaced entire shaft, CV, differential coupling. 
Jun 2014

55180 mi

C $10
Weather stripping torn both on the door-side and the car body-side at rear driver-side door. Repaired with generous amounts of silicone. 
Feb 2015

57040 mi

C $450
Radiator end tank started leaking. Replaced radiator with new part. 
May 2015

57040 mi

C $400
Fuel pump stopped working. New fuel pump and filter installed. Checked relays. 
Mar 2016

60760 mi

C $350
One of the rear calipers broke down. Brake fluid leaked out, leaving the car with about 1/4th of its original braking power. Caliper replaced, fluid flushed and refilled. 

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2006 Volkswagen Golf 4dr Hatch

115-horsepower 2.0L I4 5-speed manual FWD

Volkswagen Golf in Florida, United States
Dec 2012 - Jan 2017
Feb 2013

74200 mi

US $136
Output shaft seal started a slow leak. I removed the passenger side CV axle and replaced the bad output shaft seal. I then drained and refilled the manual transmission gear lube. 
May 2013

76600 mi

US $3
So, VW recommends replacement of the oil pan drain plug after every oil change because the crush washer has the potential to leak if reused too many time. I tried reusing the same drain plug twice and it developed a leak. 
Jul 2014

93200 mi

US $8
"Brake" indicator would flash intermittently while driving. Fluid level correct, but condition was notably poor. Flushed lines with new DOT4 fluid corrected the problem. 
Nov 2014

94600 mi

US $300
Replaced engine and trans and dogbone mounts. Originals had significant play. I bought cheap parts- everything felt good for a few months, but now I'm noticing more play when coming on/off throttle. So I'll prob replace again with OEMs. 
Apr 2015

97500 mi

US $175
Poor idle and fuel economy. Replace both oxygen sensors. The original downstream sensor was very corroded and whatnot. 
Aug 2015

106700 mi
As predicted, cheap, crap mounts had to go. I wanted OEM, but was unhappy with quoted dealer prices. I eventually setted for aftermarket rubber engine and trans mounts advertised as being 30% stiffer than stock. 
Oct 2016

120000 mi

US $30
plastic water pump impeller separated. It's kinda a rough job because the pulley is driven by the timing belt. I used Pentosin SF coolant from O'Reilly Auto parts and a Gates brand replacement water pump (w/ plastic impeller. 
Volkswagen Golf in Michigan, United States
Jun 2015 - Jun 2015
Jun 2015

74000 mi

US $700
piston sensor 
Volkswagen Golf in Texas, United States
Sep 2011 - Mar 2013
Jan 2012

98000 mi

US $1700
Left and right CV shafts. Temp sensor. Door ajar sensor. 
May 2012

105800 mi

US $145
Condenser fan (drivers side) stopped working and was replaced by myself. 

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2006 Volkswagen Golf 4dr Hatch

115-horsepower 2.0L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

Volkswagen Golf in Ontario, Canada
Jul 2010 - Dec 2016
Aug 2011

50840 mi

C $500
Ignition coil(s) were giving out bad voltage to the spark plugs. The whole coil/wires and plugs as a whole unit were replaced since they came as a kit. The repair shop mentioned it was "early" for this repair to occur. 
Jun 2013

78120 mi

C $875
replaced coolant sensor, thermostat and water pump - metal not plastic impeller used. Pump broke while doing 120 kph on highway plus onboard dash lights went off as well as the temperature gauge went redline. 
Aug 2013

79860 mi

C $175
replaced speed sensor as the odometer measurement and speedometer reading was incorrect over 80 km/hr when compared to GPS device replaced oil pan - the "hole" that the drain plug screws into became "unwelded" they said - could not unscrew the bolt - whole housing turned and because the pan was aluminum they replaced it with OEM Update - speed sensor not the issue - reversed the repair - problem found in speedo head - a sensor replaced Aug 26th after three trips to the shop looking for issue. 
Sep 2013

80600 mi
Previous speedo repair did not get corrected. Repair concluded speedo has an electronic defect and no previous repair has fixed it. We chose not to repair the speedo and will use tachometer to monitor speed. 
Mar 2014

84320 mi

C $450
Rear wiper wiring harness failed and wore off the coating on some wires due to the opening/closing of the hatch( 3 locations I was told). Took 6 hours to find and fix the whole length of the wiring. 
Oct 2014

88440 mi
For the second time in two years I had to pull the rear panel and lubricate the rear lock mechanism. Of course many of the plastic tabs hare now broken and it rattles when reinstalled. 
Jun 2015

94860 mi

C $450
replaced front bearings/bushings 
Oct 2015

97120 mi

C $600
original muffler replaced entirely from manifold to back 
Aug 2016

106660 mi

C $500
Full front brake rotor and caliper replacement 
Sep 2016

108500 mi

C $100
replaced back shocks - pothole caused fluids to leak out 

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2005.5 Volkswagen Golf 4dr Hatch

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

Volkswagen Golf in Connecticut, United States
May 2009 - Oct 2011
Jun 2009

55000 mi

US $60
Coolant temperature sensor. Replaced engine coolant temperature sensor (on own - not at shop. cost reflects parts only.) 
Nov 2009

60000 mi

US $135
replaced 1 halogen headlight ($35), had block heater installed ($100). 

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2005.5 Volkswagen GTI 2dr Hatch

turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4 6-speed manual FWD

Volkswagen GTI in Italy
Sep 2010 - Nov 2016
Mar 2013

53320 mi
The Fuel level indicator has stopped working. Update: later fixed itself. 
May 2013

53520 mi
The Compressor failed 
Jun 2016

60760 mi
Roof trim is peeling. Not solved yet! 
Sep 2016

61380 mi
Fixed AC compressor. Fixed roof lining, but shoddy job. 
Nov 2016

61380 mi
Sometimes when it rains, the car leaks from the front columns - probably via the sunroof. 

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