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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
41,202 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

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2006 Volkswagen Jetta body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2006 Volkswagen Jetta Owner Comments

problem #8

Jun 032013


  • 90,000 miles


The headliner began separating above the rear right passenger seat. I live alone and no one ever even rides in the back seat. Cannot be repaired without installing a whole new headliner.

- Newton, NC, USA

problem #7

Aug 122012

Jetta 5-cyl

  • 69,000 miles
The headliner is pulling away from the rear pillars. Being the primary driver of the vehicle I do not spend time in the back seat. My daughter is currently learning to drive so on a recent errand I was sitting in the back seat and looked up to see the headliner completely pulling away and coming down from the roof of the car and dome light. When I got back home, I did some internet research and found a multitude of websites, forums, etc. With people experiencing the same issue. Here are just a few of the addresses that I found: additionally, I personally know another 2006 Jetta owner in schenectady, NY with the exact same issue. As the headliner falls, it is creating a visual distraction as well as impairing my field of vision to the rear of the vehicle.

- Burlington, WI, USA

problem #6

Sep 012012


  • miles
2006 Volkswagen Jetta. Consumer states problem with headliner the consumer stated within in the past few months, he noticed the headliner was pulling away from the rear pillars.

- Burlington, WI, USA

problem #5

May 132010

Jetta 5-cyl

  • 24,406 miles


Bought new VW Jetta sedan on 08/17/06. On 05/13/10 took the car to the dealer because of car decelerating while driving I.e. dropping in seconds from 60 miles to 20 miles. It was taken to the dealer multiple times for the same problem. Dealer answer "unable to replicate problem" until warranty of four years expired. The problem continues even after the carbon accumulated on the throttle was cleaned and the fuel pump was replaced. Due to unsafe to drive, requested for the dealer to buy the car back as a lemon. The dealer refuses because the four yr warranty is over. Other problems experienced with this vehicle during this period: Air bags lights going off, air bag cover falling off, trunk opening on its own while driving, rain water leaking inside the lining of the car, screws coming off a door panel, doors falling off the hinges, emergency switch falling inside panel, fuel cap not locking, recalls. Dealer recommending to replace the steering wheel column for 2,340.

- Colton, CA, USA

problem #4

Aug 052010


  • 53,000 miles
Fabric headliner on interior roof of 2006 VW Jetta is separating, sagging down so that I cannot see out of rearview mirror. Apparently this is common defect w/the car- the glue separates after only a few years.

- Amsterdam, NY, USA

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problem #3

Jul 012009


  • miles
2006 Volkswagen Jetta, all buttons on the radio are defective, the plastic buttons are bubbling and deforming and peeling.

- Auburndale, FL, USA

problem #2

Sep 132005


  • 83,000 miles
Power train, electrical and trim problems.

- Oakville, 00, USA

problem #1

Mar 042006

Jetta 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 10,207 miles
I have a 06' Jetta it has 10,000 miles on it and has had several problems. 1. stero broke after 2 mo. And 6 cd's were stuck in damaged cd player and I still have not recieved them back like I was told after 4 months of being fixed. 2.paint was peeling off front bumper, was repaired. 3. back center console would not stay in place. 4.steering wheel makes sqeaking noise when turned to the right. 5.hazard button fell into dash. 6.paint is now peeling again. on wheel is peeling. 8.a brand new transmission had to be put in after 3 attempts of fixing it VW tech support told the valencia service department to just replace it. 9.when replacing the transmission the service department noticed that the drive shaft which is holding the axel spinndeles and wheels altogether to the steering wheel. The bolt was stripped and tech support said it was a factory malfunction and unsafe to drive unless fixed.we came to find out the squeaking noise from the steering wheel was due to this problem.

- Valencia, CA, USA

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