The VW Jetta V6 is extremely unreliable; it has required numerous repairs and has had numerous recalls.
I have had the engine speed sensor replaced (25335 miles) ; mass air sensor and oxygen sensor replaced (26993 miles) ; door lock assembly replaced (13225 miles), and now have to replace the ignition coil (32000). I have had the window clips (window would not roll back up), the glove box hinge, and the armrest compartment hinge break. The emission workshop lite repeatedly comes on, requiring at least a $75 diagnostic test (at least three times now). My service department now tells me until it comes on three times, I should not bring it in. The recalls include the mass air sensor (I called VW to complain and they "bought" my part, so I only had to claim the $200 for installation on the recall) ; the brake lights/cruise control switch; child car seat clips; and one other I cannot remember. There have been other repairs I have not listed, just because I have run out of room.
I am very disappointed in the 2000 VW Jetta V6. I would sell it and take my loss tomorrow if I could.
I would like to know at what point VW decides so many of these sensors and other items have required repair that a recall musts be issued -- without the court settlement as was required in the window regulator mechanism.