6th Generation (2011—2018) Jetta Problems

This generations ranks 41st out of 45 Volkswagen generations in reliability and is generally a good bet. Owners have the most complaints about the engine (30%), interior (21%), and the body (4%). We've listed some of the most recent complaints below, see them all on CarComplaints.com.

  1. Clutch Failure 8 complaints at an average of 13,232 miles in the 2015 Volkswagen Jetta.
  2. Clutch Burned Out 4 complaints at an average of 9,761 miles in the 2016 Volkswagen Jetta.
  3. Rodents Chewed Soy-based Wiring 2 complaints at an average of 4,600 miles in the 2017 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 2011 model year which has the highest PainRank™ score in this generation.

Year Complaints Recalls TSBs PainRank (?)
2018 2 0 39 1.27
2017 7 4 137 7.26
2016 11 2 268 9.73
2015 30 5 431 15.15
2014 55 3 548 25.55
2013 48 3 492 24.59
2012 63 5 472 24.43
2011 105 7 423 27.6

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