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%).