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really awful
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
145,000 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. install new block and/or motor (1 reports)
2003 Volkswagen Jetta engine problems

engine problem

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2003 Volkswagen Jetta Owner Comments

problem #1

Jun 182014

Jetta Jetta Gl Tdi

  • Manual transmission
  • 145,000 miles


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VW and Diesels are suppose to be great long lasting safe cars. this particular problem could have cost my son his life..the motor dropped down... fortunately at a red light and he coasted into a parking lot. After trips to several mechanics, including a VW service dept at a dealership ..we have been told the same thing - the motor mounts are broke and the only way to repair it is to replace block and/or motor. This is a cost of approx $ 3100-3700 for just the parts not including labor. Now keep in mind the motor runs great..just will not stay intact in the car. I have contacted VW but to no avail ..yet

- , Inman, SC, USA

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