definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
33,125 miles

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2006 Volkswagen Jetta windows / windshield problems

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2006 Volkswagen Jetta Owner Comments

problem #8

Dec 252014


  • miles


Volkswagen Jetta 2006 sagging headliner fabric from headliner. The separated headliner fabric creates a visibility obstruction and possibly a danger to the drivers visibility. It should be a safety issue. I contacted Volkswagen customer service but was told that warranty had expired, repair would be up to me. Cost to fix it at the dealer is however over $1000.

- Woodside, NY, USA

problem #7

Mar 132008

Jetta 4-cyl

  • miles
The headliner began to pull away from the inside roof around the back glass, the vanity lights in both the back and front, and is now hanging down obstructing the view from the rear view mirror. VW service manager checked to see if VW would cover cost to fix the problem, as the car was still under the original warranty when it began to come down, and they refused. It is clearly a manufacturing defect, as the service manager did suggest I contact VW myself because he had seen this same thing in quite a few of the same model cars. The defect is a safety issue due to the blocking of the driver's view.

- Trumann, AR, USA

problem #6

Jan 012010


  • 90,000 miles
The drivers side door electrical system does not work. The locks, windows, mirrors, trunk latch, gas tank latch, mirror defroster et al. In speaking the VW service reps they knew right away that the issue was a broken harness. They indicated it had failed in many other vehicles. However, in speaking with VW customer care they are not willing to accept responsibility for the known issue. I will let the safety experts determine the severity of this design failure but the doors can not be locked or unlocked, the door ajar light remains on and dings all the time, the interior lights are on night and day making visibility at night difficult and last but not least the windows cannot be put down. Please address this as VW does not appear willing and this issue is everywhere with this model year and make. Thanks!

- Sykesville, MD, USA

problem #5

Dec 312010


  • 85,000 miles


The windshield wipers failed after being stuck to the windshield. The motor did not have time to burn out as it was instantaneous when I accidentally hit the wand when starting the car. It seems as if the wipers seized immediately when experiencing the resistance from the ice. There was very little ice, in fact, I didn't even have to scrape the windshield. It is a safety concern as I was preparing to drive home during a snow storm. The mechanism should be able to withstand more resistance.

- Fort Collins, CO, USA

problem #4

Nov 102010

Jetta 5-cyl

  • 43,000 miles
I recently purchased a used, low mileage 2006 VW Jetta and soon after I noticed the headliner began to bubble, sag, and tear away from the C-pillars I knew that this was not normal for a four-year-old car and that this could quickly turn into a safety hazard if left ignored. Should the headliner continue to bubble and sag into the driver's line of sight this could become a serious motor vehicle hazard. I began to read around online and discovered, to my shock, news about the commonality of this issue to hundreds of owners. So, surely Volkswagen is already aware that this is a mass is­sue and would certainly want to take action to correct it, right? I am writing because I genuinely love this car, but feel that there is a serious motor vehicle defect within the headliner assembly, glue or the way the fabric liner was cut, possibly too short. I want to get my headliner repaired, but honestly do not feel that I should be fully responsible for low quality craftsmanship put into the headliner of a four year old vehicle. I'd like for Volkswagen to petition to have this item recalled citing the potential safe hazards it can cause due to loss of sight while driving. Also, I'd like for you to contact me in order to make the proper arrangements to have mine replaced. I am also sending this letter to Volkswagen's consumer complaints department, Consumer Affairs, and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration for their review. The consumer stated within one week of owning the vehicle, he noticed a vibration in the steering wheel. It was determined the rotors needed to be replaced. Soon after, the radio and window buttons began to peel as if they had been sitting out in heat. Updated IVOQ 12/22/10 the consumer also stated the wiring in the driver's side door was defective. The exterior side mirror turn signals did not function properly. The wiring harness inside the boot of the driver's door showed signs of wear. The consumer stated 2 out of the 11 wires were broken, including the ground wire. Updated 06/07/11

- Chicago, IL, USA

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problem #3

Oct 242008


  • 16,000 miles
2006 volkwagen Jetta tdi vehicle mileage 16,000 windshield wiper/washer system the 2006 Volkswagen Jetta is equipped with an engine compartment mounted washer fluid reservoir and hood mounted washer fluid spray nozzles. In the area of the right hood hinge there is a flexible hose section in the plumbing of the system to allow for opening of the engine compartment hood while maintaining washer system plumbing integrity. The hose was separated where it bends between the engine area and hood, making the washer fluid system inoperable. Dealership repaired with a connector. After about the third use, fluid system would not work again. Upon examination, it was found that the brittle flexible hose had cracked completely in two just above the new connector.

- Duncan, OK, USA

problem #2

Dec 152008


  • miles
This vehicle design allows for poor rear visibility in general; however, it is amplified in low light situations with the combination of high rear head rests, a glare on the back glass from the third brake light, and if you have a rear spoiler this makes for a really bad combination. Nighttime visibility in a Jetta is the equivalence of wearing a blind fold. Oh and the salesman neglected to mention that the all weather package included a trunk that will not shut or stay shut in cold weather. Even the replacement latches need replacing. VW is making big bucks on the consumer hoping to save a few dollars with fuel economy. VW not only fails to address or acknowledge the defects with these vehicles, but to exacerbate the situation they attempt to lock you -the consumer into their monopoly, for example:keyless remotes in which the batteries are only replaceable by VW dealers, a synthetic VW oil, a very costly trunk latch, that with my experience you end up replacing annually...the list goes on. Whatever happened to old fashioned customer service? to sum it up my Jetta has alot of bugs...not to worry, I'm sure VW has patented the pesticide, just hope I'm able to afford that-can use the money I'm saving in fuel economy.

- Clifton Forge, VA, USA

problem #1

Feb 012007


  • 31,000 miles
2006 volkwagen Jetta tdi vehicle dom: 10/05 mileage: 31,000 windshield wiper/washer system the 2006 Volkswagen Jetta is equipped with an engine compartment mounted washer fluid reservoir and hood mounted washer fluid spray nozzles. In the area of the right hood hinge there is a flexible hose section in the plumbing of the system to allow for opening of the engine compartment hood while maintaining washer system plumbing integrity. Routine underhood fluid checks and service intervals requiring engine access have weakened and cracked the flexible portion of the plumbing rendering the windshield washer inoperative on my vehicle.

- Oneonta, AL, USA

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