4th Gen (2000 – 2005) Volkswagen Jetta Problems

The 4th generation of the Jetta has a cumulative PainRank™ of 18.57. That can be compared against other Volkswagen generations. Shopping for a Volkswagen? You should avoid this generation like the plague that it is.

Owners of the 2000–2005 Jetta model years have sent in 330 complaints on CarComplaints.com. We've listed the three most common below. Most are about the engine (29%) followed by the interior (13%) and the windows (10%).

Comparing Years in This Generation

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 2003 model year which has the highest PainRank™ score in this generation.

Year Complaints Reliability PainRank (?)
2005 43
2004 44
2003 68
2002 55
2001 40
2000 80

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