pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
77,337 miles
Total Complaints:
4 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (3 reports)
  2. never fixed, 4 mechanics tried to fix it (1 reports)
2001 Volkswagen Jetta engine problems

engine problem

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2001 Volkswagen Jetta Owner Comments

problem #4

Jul 202015

Jetta GLX 2.8L Vr6

  • Manual transmission
  • 171,348 miles


I'm f*cking tired of this problem. For some reason I can't seem to get a straight answer out of anyone. My car runs fine without the maf sensor hooked up with a significant loss of power, by that I mean I couldn't drive over a zip tie if I wanted to. Obviously it's annoying. First I replaced the accelerator pedal then I cleaned the throttle body, to no avail. It's really pissing me off. So now I'm about ready to burn that some bitch to the ground. I love the car, nicest one I have ever owned.

- , Roanoke, VA, USA

problem #3

Jul 032010


  • Automatic transmission
  • 60,000 miles

My car stalled in the fast lane on the highway and almost cost me my life. By the grace of God I wasn't killed

- , Sacramento, CA, USA

problem #2

Dec 122002

(reported on)

Jetta GLS

  • 10,000 miles

There is no solution. VW can't figure out what they problem is so they just keep replacing defective parts. Several others have had the same problems on models as old as 1996. First they replaced an air intake valve. Then they replaced on 02 sensor. Now they are replacing one of four defective engine coils. They can't replace all 4 because there is a shortage and I only have one broken one at the moment. What happens when my warranty runs out next week?

- , Albany, NY, USA

problem #1

Nov 232006

(reported on)

Jetta GLX V6

  • Manual transmission
  • 68,000 miles

I purchased my 2001 Jetta GLX in 2002 it was certified pre-owned. Within the first week I had engine stalling and bucking problems. The dealership refused to acknowledge the problem and was left stranded with my one year old in his car seat. Since then it has been towed 3 times and has randomly stalled hundreds of times. I have had 4 mechanics including two from VW service centers look at it and no one could resolve this problem. I filed complaints with the BBB and consumer affairs as well as VW and all complaints were dismissed because dialogs were open between us and the dealer. VWs are the absolute worst vehicles to purchase, extremely poor quality and a company that does not care about their customers. PLEASE STAY AWAY FROM THIS BRAND!!!!!!!!

- , Easton, MA, USA

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