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%).