Volkswagen Jetta owners have reported 6,693 problems for their cars built in the 19 model years listed in the chart below. The chart shows the number of problems reported during all service years for each model year of Volkswagen Jetta. The 2002 Volkswagen Jetta cars have the most problems reported (842 problems).

Model Year | Number of Problems |
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1996 Jetta | |

1997 Jetta | |

1998 Jetta | |

1999 Jetta | |

2000 Jetta | |

2001 Jetta | |

2002 Jetta | |

2003 Jetta | |

2004 Jetta | |

2005 Jetta | |

2006 Jetta | |

2007 Jetta | |

2008 Jetta | |

2009 Jetta | |

2010 Jetta | |

2011 Jetta | |

2012 Jetta | |

2013 Jetta | |

2014 Jetta |

The following chart shows the 26 most common problems for Volkswagen Jetta cars. The number one most common problem is related to the vehicle's engine and engine cooling (982 problems). The second most common problem is related to the vehicle's electrical system (895 problems).

It would not be fair to compare the older model year Volkswagen Jetta to a new one in terms of the problems reported
since older vehicles have been in service longer and more problems should be reported.
In order to compare the reliability across Jetta model years, we use the PPMY index which is defined as the
*problems reported per thousand vehicles per Year*.
A smaller PPMY index implies a better reliability for the model year under study.

**PPMY = P / S / Y * 1000 **

Where **P** = total problems reported during the life of a Volkswagen Jetta model year;
**S** = total units sold of the model year; **Y** = years since the debut of the model year (the age of the vehicle).

The result is shown in Table 3.

Model Year | Problems/ Sales [1] |
Vehicle Age |
PPMY Index |
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2002 Jetta | 842 / 145,604 | 12 | |

2003 Jetta | 499 / 117,867 | 11 | |

2004 Jetta | 236 / 91,790 | 10 | |

2005 Jetta | 264 / 104,063 | 9 | |

2006 Jetta | 599 / 103,331 | 8 | |

2007 Jetta | 179 / 98,951 | 7 | |

2008 Jetta | 148 / 97,461 | 6 | |

2009 Jetta | 562 / 108,427 | 5 | |

2010 Jetta | 520 / 123,213 | 4 | |

2011 Jetta | 261 / 177,360 | 3 | |

2012 Jetta | 170 / 170,424 | 2 |

Another way to measure the reliability across the model years of Volkswagen Jetta is to use the number of problems reported during the vehicles' first year in service, as shown in the Table 4.

Model Year | Problems Reported |
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1998 Volkswagen Jetta | |

1999 Volkswagen Jetta | |

2000 Volkswagen Jetta | |

2001 Volkswagen Jetta | |

2002 Volkswagen Jetta | |

2003 Volkswagen Jetta | |

2004 Volkswagen Jetta | |

2005 Volkswagen Jetta | |

2006 Volkswagen Jetta | |

2007 Volkswagen Jetta | |

2008 Volkswagen Jetta | |

2009 Volkswagen Jetta | |

2010 Volkswagen Jetta | |

2011 Volkswagen Jetta | |

2012 Volkswagen Jetta | |

2013 Volkswagen Jetta | |

2014 Volkswagen Jetta |