5th Generation (2006—2010) Jetta Problems

Jetta owners with a 2006—2010 model year have the most problems with the interior (19%), engine (15%), and the brakes (12%). We've listed some of the most recent complaints below. The full list is available on CarComplaints.com.

  1. ABS Module Failure 31 complaints at an average of 98,468 miles in the 2009 Volkswagen Jetta.
  2. Transmission Failure 14 complaints at an average of 118,874 miles in the 2006 Volkswagen Jetta.
  3. Problems Shifting 5 complaints at an average of 56,680 miles in the 2008 Volkswagen Jetta.

What Jetta Year is Most Reliable?

Generations are a good baseline for prediciting reliability, but there will almost always be year-to-year differences. We've calculated a reliability score for each model year within this generation, but we've based that score on how the model year compares to all Volkswagen model years.

Watch out for the 2006 model year which has the highest PainRank™ score in this generation.

Year Complaints Recalls TSBs PainRank (?)
2010 113 4 340 23.55
2009 99 5 320 34.14
2008 39 4 196 16.75
2007 40 4 188 15.18
2006 148 5 194 34.33

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