5th Gen (2006 – 2010) Volkswagen Jetta Problems

The 5th generation of the Jetta has a cumulative PainRank™ of 24.56. 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 2006–2010 Jetta model years have sent in 430 complaints on CarComplaints.com. We've listed the three most common below. Most are about the interior (19%) followed by the engine (15%) and the electrical (13%).

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 2009 model year which has the highest PainRank™ score in this generation.

Year Complaints Reliability PainRank (?)
2010 108
2009 98
2008 39
2007 39
2006 146

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