21st Jan 2006, 21:29

"Living a little" does not equal driving a full-size car such as a Grand Marquis/Crown Victoria/Caprice. These cars are in a completely different category than the Jetta.

Apples to oranges? Definitely.

22nd Feb 2006, 01:09

"And gas is cheap in the USA anyway."

Dude, where do you live? Here in California gas prices are so high I'm thinking of buying a bicycle :S.

29th May 2006, 22:08

Man try living in Alberta, if you think gas prices are high in the USA.

18th Jun 2006, 11:25

The recall on ignition coils is only for individual "coil on plug" type coils. Your 12 valve VR6 uses a coil pack like GM uses. That's why it's not included.

10th Jul 2006, 13:40

Yep, I just learned the same thing about the "coil recall". My 2001 Jetta VR6 is not covered under this recall, because it only includes those models with the individual coil pack per cylinder. My Jetta has the coil PACK, which houses all ignition coils for the entire engine. I have, however, found some useful advice on how to repair it yourself (with successful testimonials) simply by buying a $4.00 tube of epoxy to repair the cracks. I may actually do this.

2nd Jul 2007, 11:43

These cars are nice and all, but the parts are way too expensive! I will not buy another Jetta!

2nd Aug 2007, 14:06

I just had my second ignition coil go at 75000 miles and the first one went at 36,000, so my experience is yeah, there's definitely a problem. There was a recall on the catalytic converter though (I saw some one post on that) and you can be reimbursed for the cost of that repair.

26th Sep 2007, 14:35

I have 115k miles on my '01 VW Jetta VR6 and was just informed I need a new ignition coil plus spark plugs and wires. Total cost is $1200. Ouch. I will try to bring the press release in and see if that helps me, but I doubt I will make much headway.

17th Jan 2008, 12:53

I have a 2000, Jetta VR6 GLX, with a 86K miles and a few week ago it start to have a problems with the performance and the power, I came to my usually dealer and they tall me tath the ignition coil have a problem, and that means arrow $800 USD, I'm in Mexico by the way, but, I found in eBay a Ignition coil in $245, and work's perfect, and my romance with my car still, ja!.

1st Mar 2008, 14:18

I have a 2000 GLX VR6 Jetta I got bought from Cape Cod. I live out in Seattle. I have had the "Emissions" Warning go on twice so I replaced the 02 Sensors and it lasted two days and turned on again. I know I need to replace the Catalytic converter to get the warning to go off, but I do not need the converter to pass emissions... is there anything else I can do to bypass this alarm?

27th Mar 2008, 18:11

Another bad report, I can relate, I have a 01 Jetta VR6 GLX. coil pack.

It went out at 67k, cost 1100. Really sucks. Oh well, it's still a cool car, even with complications. Probably won't buy another...

1st Apr 2008, 21:09

I have a 2000jettaGLX VR6. I also have replaced the coil pack at less than 75000,and now I'm having catalytic converter problems. I heard about a extended 10yr 100,000mile warranty for this problem. If any one knows anything about this please let me know.

28th Jun 2008, 17:58

I have a 2001 VR6. I love the way the engine runs, and the trans is super responsive, but everything else breaks. I have only 65000 miles and I had 4 recalls done, mirror switch broke, rattles all over, console broke twice and front door regulators broke. I live in Jersey and the roads suck, but the suspension seems shot already; that's my next thing. Oh and the brakes wear quickly, and you always have to change the rotors and pads.

20th Oct 2008, 21:02

Toronto Canada. I have my eye on a 2001 VR6 Jetta automatic. I never owned an automatic before. How does this transmission perform & what is its reliability record?

18th Dec 2008, 12:24

I have a 2001 Jetta GLX and I think I've had the ignition coil replaced 4 or 5 times and it's on its way out again. I love the car, but hate the problems and cost of repair. I'll be buying another make next time.

16th Apr 2009, 12:12

I've had nothing but problems with my 2001 VW VR6 GLX. Everything from the ignition coil to the catalytic converter has been replaced. In all, over $3000 worth of repairs. Luckily I purchased a bumper to bumper warranty after I got it in 2002.

The VW dealership I went through used every excuse in the book, but I knew there was something wrong with this piece of !@#$.

Thanks for sharing your experience, I thought I was crazy too.

30th Jun 2009, 01:49

My GTi GLX is at about 94K and my catalytic converter and my coil pack just went. Along with my front left speed sensor and a vacuum hose... love the car, but don't think I will be getting another. Any one know if any of my problems are under recall???

21st Oct 2009, 08:39

I have a 2000 VW jetta with over 260000km on it... My engine light went on recently as well, and the dealer said it's an ignition coil misfire...I've already replaced my ignition coil at roughly 200000... and am now in need of a new one... the problem only persists in wet conditions or after it hasn't been run in a while..I've also had the catalytic converter issue, and after replacing all O2 sensors as well as the catalytic converter, I only received the money back for the catalytic converter...

Why doesn't VW accept the ignition coil issue? I don't feel like paying another 1000$ + for the issue... I like the car, but am seriously thinking about getting rid of it after putting tons of coin into this lemon!

21st Oct 2009, 11:01

The Volkswagen Jetta Mk4. German engineering FAIL!

30th Aug 2010, 17:05

Agreed that the car is a lemon... all I ever do is pour money into it. Definitely not buying another VW.

16th Oct 2010, 12:33

My 2001 Jetta has 110k and an ignition coil failure, so it's being replaced along with new life time warranty wires, fancy plugs and a big overall tune up, oil change etc for $1500. Had thought to trade it in towards a new Jetta, but I guess I'll keep it a bit longer; still I love it, and it replaced my 1988 Sirocco (which replaced my 1978 Sirocco).

9th Feb 2011, 11:59

I have a 2001 VW Jetta, it has 130,000 miles.

I have replaced the catalytic converter, air flow sensor, crankshaft, fuel pump, ignition coil and spark plug wires. It continues to die on the freeway. Very scary! Barely made it to the shoulder.

The VW dealership doesn't know what's wrong and basically have given up! No integrity. If it were me I would re-enact and keep the car until I figured it out. I'm disgusted and very worried to drive the car. I just want a diagnosis so I can fix the problem.

I love my Jetta and am willing to fix it, but I've gone to the top "manufacturer's" and they don't have a clue!

9th Feb 2011, 13:15

Try an independent mechanic who specializes in VW. I am sure you will find one in your area. I have the feeling the "top" shops have done a lot of unnecessary work on your car. I suspect you have a short somewhere. An intermittent short or "Wackelkontakt" ;-) would go with the territory.