2001 Volkswagen Jetta Volkswagen Jetta 2001

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2001 Volkswagen Jetta repairs by problem area

Engine (50%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (5%)

Brakes and Traction Control (4%)

Suspension and Steering (16%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (15%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (4%)

Other (6%)

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2001 Volkswagen Jetta transmission repair cost distribution

$2500+ (7%)

$1000 - $2499 (20%)

$500 - $999 (20%)

$100 - $499 (40%)

< $100 (13%)

Chart based on 15 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2001 Volkswagen Jetta 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 90hp 1.9L I4 Diesel 5-speed manual FWD

91000 mi

US $400
The dual-mass flywheel failed, allowing too much play. The clutch was slipping occasionally, though the clutch lining was not worn out. 
95000 mi

US $103
Left CV axle replaced to eliminate vibration under acceleration. 
122000 mi

US $593
Replaced passenger-side axle. The inner boot had ripped, and the upcharge for the whole assembly was small enough that I decided to not attempt to rebuild the inner joint. Also replaced ball joint. 
386000 mi also needed axle work done (boots?) 

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2001 Volkswagen Jetta 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 150hp 1.8L I4 5-speed manual FWD

91000 mi

US $800
Left axle replaced 
152000 mi

US $450
Dual mass flywheel started to fail, the clutch would grab quickly while engaging. Replaced flywheel, clutch, throwout bearing, etc. 
104000 mi

US $700
Replace passenger side front axle due to torn CV joint boot. 
108000 mi

US $2000
Flywheel broke. Replaced flywheel, clutch lining, and rear main seal. 
170000 mi

US $146
Clutch slave cylinder malfunction Slave cylinder leaked, replaced. Replaced engine and transmission mounts due to excessive play, not outright failure 
177000 mi

US $100
Clutch master cylinder failing. Replaced successfully. 

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2001 Volkswagen Jetta 4dr Sedan

174-horsepower 2.8L V6 5-speed manual FWD

157000 mi

US $1200
Replaced timing chain, timing tensioner and clutch assembly. 

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2001 Volkswagen Jetta 4dr Sedan

115-horsepower 2.0L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

129000 mi

US $6089
Transmission failed. Replaced with revised transmission and oil cooler.  

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2001 Volkswagen Jetta 4-door

4-cylinder automatic 2WD

75640 mi

C $2200
Transmission toast - got totally re-built 

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2001 Volkswagen Jetta Transmission Problems

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