1999 Volkswagen Jetta

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1999 Volkswagen Jetta Reliability Rating

KEY: Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Moderate Problems Moderate Problems Significant Problems Significant Problems

Category

Rating

Comments

Engine

Moderate Problems 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

Minimal Problems Infrequent problems reported, all with low repair costs.

Steering & Suspension

Minimal Problems Infrequent problems reported, all with low repair costs.

Brakes

Minimal Problems Infrequent problems reported, all with low repair costs.

Heating & Air Conditioning

Minimal Problems Infrequent problems reported, all with low repair costs.

Starting & Charging

Moderate Problems 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

Minimal Problems Infrequent problems reported, all with low repair costs.

Overall

5 out of 5 5 out of 5

*Repair costs are based on a flat rate of $65.00 per hour and do not include diagnostic time or any applicable sales tax.

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KEY: Minimal Problems Minimal Problems  Moderate Problems Moderate Problems  Significant Problems Significant Problems
Click year for details: 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
Engine Moderate Problems Moderate Problems Moderate Problems Moderate Problems Moderate Problems Significant Problems
Transmission & Driveline Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems
Steering & Suspension Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Moderate Problems Minimal Problems
Brakes Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems
Heating & Air Conditioning Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems
Starting & Charging Moderate Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems
Accessories Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems
Overall 5 out of 5 5 out of 5 5 out of 5 5 out of 5 5 out of 5 5 out of 5
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