6th Gen (2011 – 2017) Volkswagen Jetta Problems

The 6th generation of the Jetta has a cumulative PainRank™ of 18.79. 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 2011–2017 Jetta model years have sent in 305 complaints on CarComplaints.com. We've listed the three most common below. Most are about the engine (30%) followed by the interior (20%) and the body (4%).

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 2011 model year which has the highest PainRank™ score in this generation.

Year Complaints Reliability PainRank (?)
2017 6
2016 11
2015 29
2014 53
2013 48
2012 60
2011 98

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