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Typical Repair Cost:
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Average Mileage:
119,250 miles
Total Complaints:
4 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

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2001 Volkswagen Jetta engine problems

engine problem

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2001 Volkswagen Jetta Owner Comments

problem #4

Dec 302014


  • Automatic transmission
  • 110,000 miles


I've owned this car for about a year, I love it. Every once in a while it stalls, just dies out. I've taken it in several times nobody has a any idea what's wrong. I was going down a hill in the snow when it died yesterday. Not Cool.

- , Reno, NV, USA

problem #3

Jul 212011


  • Automatic transmission
  • 160,000 miles

I don't know what to do. My 2001 Jetta VW is stalling, having trouble starting and losing power while driving. They first said it was the Engine Speed Sensor and now they say it is the Engine Control Module.

- , Concord, CA, USA

problem #2

Jul 082009

Jetta V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 147,000 miles

VW won't accept responsibility for the engine malfunctioning and basically told me I would have to buy a new engine which could costs me anywhere from $2k to $4k.

- , Upper Marlboro, MD, USA

problem #1

Dec 082006

(reported on)

Jetta GLS V4

  • Automatic transmission
  • 60,000 miles

I bought it in 2004. ever since it has done nothing but stall on me. I have taken it into the shop at least 6 times and they always replace to mass air flow sensor... obviously, that is not the problem!!! It stalls as if it is running out of gas then my steering wheel locks up and it smells bad. If anyone knows what it could be, please let me know since VW trains their mechanics so well. Thanks

- , Denver, CO, USA

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