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8.3

pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
$695.00
Average Mileage:
85,667 miles
Total Complaints:
6 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (3 reports)
  2. replace water pump (2 reports)
  3. install new water pump (1 reports)
2000 Volkswagen Jetta cooling system problems

cooling system problem

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2000 Volkswagen Jetta Owner Comments

problem #6

Dec 162010

Jetta 2.0L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 110,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

My car kept wanting to overheat, but by looking at the water pump and listening for bearing noise, there was none and the pulley was turning. Well the 2 items that separate the cooling system are the thermostat and the water pump, since the water pump looked good, I replaced the thermostat with no results, still getting hot, I researched a little and found that the 2.0 has a water pump with plastic impellars inside it (bad design) that break off and lay in the little pocket of the engine. Well, I replaced it and there it was, broken. I replaced the water pump and it fixed and overheating problem.

- , Laurelville, OH, USA

problem #5

Mar 012010

Jetta

  • Automatic transmission
  • 100,000 miles

It overheated and when I took it in it was 400 haven't had a problem since with overheating.

- , Magnolia, NJ, USA

problem #4

Aug 012004

Jetta GL 2.0L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 90,000 miles

A lot of people complain about Jettas. Mine has been pretty good. I have had it for over 5 years and the only significant work that need done was the water pump. It took them a long time to figure out what was causing the problem. They showed the original factory pump to me and I was surprised that the fins were made of cheap plastic (think the interior of the car).

It is creeping up on 200,000. Wish me luck!

- , Locust, FL, USA

problem #3

Mar 262004

Jetta Vr6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 45,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Constant problems despite being fixed constantly. Overheated and stopped running on the highway. There was no traffic.

- , Manhattan, IL, USA

problem #2

Dec 302007

Jetta 2.0L

  • Manual transmission
  • 69,000 miles

this car is awful do not buy. someone did not know what there doing when they made this car

- , Pittstown, NJ, USA

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problem #1

Sep 092006

(reported on)

Jetta

  • 100,000 miles

thermostat replaced, not leaking. still haven't found out what's wrong.

- , Oakdale, CA, USA

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