1999 Volkswagen Jetta - Reliability

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GL Sedan (2.0L 4-cyl. 5-speed Manual)

Reliability Rating for 1999 Volkswagen Jetta by Identifix

Ratings Key Minimal Problems Moderate Problems Significant Problems
  Rating Comments
Engine Occasional problems on this vehicle are failures of the Timing Belt and Mass Air Flow (MAF) Sensor (4 cylinder engines only), the Engine Vacuum Hoses, and the Water Pump (6 cylinder engine only). Problems with the Water Pump may result in the engine overheating.

The cost to replace the Timing Belt is estimated at $28 for parts and $117 for labor on gasoline engines, and $63 for parts and $227 for labor on diesel engines. The cost to replace the MAF Sensor is estimated at $380 for parts and $65 for labor. Volkswagen has issued a warranty extension due to the high number of MAF Sensor failures. MAF Sensors are now warranted for 7 years, 70,000 miles on 1999 through 2001 models. The cost to repair the Engine Vacuum Hoses is estimated at $25 for parts and $65 for labor. The cost to replace the Water Pump is estimated at $ 81 for parts and $208 for labor. All prices are estimates based on $65 per flat rate hour and do not include diagnostic time or any applicable sales tax.
Transmission & Driveline
Steering & Suspension
Brake
Heating & Air Conditioning
Starting & Charging An occasional problem on this vehicle is the failure of the Ignition Switch. Failure of the Ignition Switch may prevent the vehicle from starting.

The cost to replace the Ignition Switch is estimated at $27.50 for parts and $136.50 for labor. All prices are estimates based on $65.00 per flat rate hour and do not include diagnostic time or any applicable sales tax.
Accessories
Overall 4 out of 5

Reliability Ratings displayed above reflect style specific standard features and may vary from aggregated values displayed for the same year in the historical model overviewed bellow.

Reliability History for Volkswagen Jetta by Identifix

  1997 1998 1999 2000
Engine N/A
Transmission & Driveline N/A
Steering & Suspension N/A
Brake N/A
Heating & Air Conditioning N/A
Starting & Charging N/A
Accessories N/A
Overall N/A

Reliability Ratings by Identifix is based from repair shop-reported issues. Though this data may be for years prior to model you are researching, it exposes how reliable this model platform has been historically.

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