The Generation 2 Jetta spans the 1985—1991 model years.

It ranks 12th in reliability out of 38 generations.

What Breaks the Most in This Generation?

Compare Year-to-Year

Year PainRank™ Problems Most Problematic
1991 0.44 2 engine problems »
1990 0.84 4 engine issues »
1988 0.13 1 cooling system complaints »
1987 0.66 1 electrical problems »
1986 0.11 1 engine issues »
1985 0.2 1 fuel system complaints »