2005 Volkswagen Jetta Consumer Review: Expensive Fix

2005 Volkswagen Jetta - Consumer Review

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2005 Volkswagen Jetta New 2.5 4dr Sedan (2.5L 5cyl 6A)


The first 5 years I had the Jetta I absolutely loved it. Performed all routine maintenance as recommended and had no issues other than normal wear & tear (tires & brakes). Hit 90,000 miles and problems have not stopped. Exhaust check engine light came on, $1000 to fix vent fans for engine. Didn't do service and two weeks later check engine light went off and problem ceased. 1 month later airbag fault light came on, trunk won't lock and opens when I am driving! Passanger side window will not roll up, stuck about 6 inches down. Appear to be all electrical issues but fix is very expensive.

Best Features

Heated seats, sound system, drives well, good gas mileage.

Worst Features

Problems are too common and expensive. After reading other reviews I realized how common the problems I have had are (trunk latch not locking, electrical, window/door issues. Great car in the beginning so purchase extended warranty or lease only.
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