24th Jun 2008, 17:22

First of all I would like to say that I am absolutely in love with my 2005 1/2 New Jetta. I bought it in Sep. of 05 and it has been one of the best cars I have ever owned. I drive a lot for my job (I already have 97k miles on it) and have never had a major problem.

The only thing that has me a little irritated is a problem with the climate control. It is equipped with the dual zone climate control that is interconnected with the outside temperature readout in the multi-function display. Every once in a while (usually when it's really hot out) start dropping like a lead balloon. So all of a sudden you are driving along with it being 100 degrees outside and your dash is reading -30 degrees. That's when the problem starts- the climate control, thinking that it's helping, starts kicking out hot air to warm you up since it thinks it is really cold out, and pretty soon you are sweating to death. after a while it regains the normal temp but not after days sometimes.

Has anyone else had this happen? Does anyone know where the outside temperature gauge is actually located? Every time I take it to the dealership they say that they "couldn't duplicate the problem". Please help!

20th Oct 2008, 00:25

I am very SAD ; (

I just bought a 2006 VW Jetta today, super cute, but...

My trunk takes me 10 times to shut, my gas tank latch thing thing will not close flush (sticks out) and the moonroof, when I tried to close it it wouldn't close because it got jammed.

At the dealership everything seemed fine till I drove it off the lot and brought it home. I want to cry. This is my first car purchase and I was so excited.

Buy a Honda.

24th Oct 2008, 06:31

I purchased a 2005 "New" Jetta 2.5 in Jul 05. I also have the loud engine noise when you first start the car. When I mentioned this at the dealer, I was told it is the emissions system or something like that making the noise, but I have found it usually stops after a few minutes. My biggest complaint is the air bag sensor!! I have had to take it in 3 times due to this light coming on, and only once under warranty. The second time, I had to pay over $300 to replace the seat harnesses. As of today, my car is still at the dealership for the third time, and I was told they can't duplicate the problem, but since this is the third time, they are trying to figure out what the problem is. Shouldn't they know... this is their product!!! I hate dealerships. I don't understand why I have to pay to replace something when VW made a crappy product. I have never been in an accident, so why is my airbag system failing?!?! And WHY do I have to pay for it!?? I bought the Jetta because I really liked the safety features. It would be nice if they actually worked once in a while. I won't be buying a VW ever again.

10th Jan 2009, 23:20

I purchased my 2005 2.5 Jetta in Oct 05 and it has been a nightmare. First I had tons of electrical minor issues and then the car would hesitate and not accelerate. I had it checked three times and they could not find anything.

Now I have had three brake jobs all about 8,000 miles apart and I am told I need to replace whatever releases the brake for a total of $600. The dealer said that was normal.

Then the battery died. The cost $250 for a special VW sized battery, in 4 weeks I have had AAA jump my car after the new battery. Now a new transmission and another battery and two weeks later the car would not start. Now they are telling me nothing is wrong. As a single female I am left with not knowing if my car will start or not.

Last night both front and back brake lights went out. Of course this is a leased vehicle and I am stuck. The folks at the dealership could care less and each and every time I end up paying.

25th Jan 2009, 10:41

I have a 2005 Jetta Diesel. The heating system is not working. Have to drive for a long way before heat starts, then it will only go to about 70 degrees F.. Had a new thermostat put in but still no heat. Any one have ideas what is wrong. Could it be a fuse.

8th Mar 2009, 11:01

I had purchased a 2005 VW Jetta as well, I have owned 2 VW Jetta's prior to this one a 1995 and a 2001. This years model has made me decide I will never buy VW again. I have had nothing but problems with this car. The same issues, my trunk gets stuck, then when I am driving down the road it pops open, the dash warning lights come on and stay on for no reason.

I have an airbag malfunction light that I have no idea why it's on... I have never been in an accident.

The brakes have had to be replaced twice.

The interior finish on the radio, power window controls etc. bubbled up and peeled off so the interior looks horrible. We take such good care of this car and it's proven to be horrible. It's on a lease which only gave me 10000 miles a year haha, which I owe more on miles than the vehicle so I am stuck with this horrible vehicle.

I am very disappointed in VW, the quality is not what it used to be, my older models were the best.

17th Mar 2009, 17:46

I think the reason there's not so many positive comments is simply because the people who aren't having problems don't post here.

That being said, I haven't had a problem with my Jetta yet. I bought it used, a 2005.5 (aka 2005 "New" Jetta) with the 2.5l and all that. It's the cheap version - the "Value Edition" but it hasn't had any problems yet. The start up noise is normal, and I don't see any problems with it. Wind noise isn't a deal breaker either - just turn up your music (or ignore it).

I've put about 10,000 miles on my car so far. Here's the total amount of problems I have had:

1. Battery in key remote died, no biggie.

2. Trunk didn't open by itself all the way, also not much of a problem.

3. Wait, there is no three.

I have had a great experience with my VW so far.

6th Apr 2009, 16:56

My Jetta has been nothing but a nightmare. It is almost 4 years old and it has been in the shop 41 times!!! The trunk won't latch, the trip meter stopped working, the start up noise is horrible. I brought it in to get all of the headlights repaired after 1 year of owning it. It took them three times to get it right. After I insisted on having a full electrical, they found out that 2 wires were loose! The most recent is the $400 for rear brakes, my EPC light went on because my crankshift died, and I had to get my starter replaced. The newest recall is the starter... so for those of you who didn't get that replaced yet (it won't start in the cold) good luck! Oh, and my dealership is of no help at all. 7 service managers in 4 years... sounds like something is wrong!