The Generation 3 Jetta spans the 1992—1999 model years.

It ranks 26th in reliability out of 38 generations.

What Breaks the Most in This Generation?

Compare Year-to-Year

Year PainRank™ Problems Most Problematic
1999 5.08 19 engine problems »
1998 9.36 21 electrical issues »
1997 4.16 10 AC / heater complaints »
1996 12.21 22 electrical problems »
1995 1.12 5 fuel system issues »
1994 0.16 1 transmission complaints »
1993 N/A 0 N/A
1992 0.17 1 steering problems »