Volkswagen Jetta Tire Pressure

 Sticking with the right tire pressure for your Volkswagen Jetta will ensure a prolonged tire lifespan, safe driving, and the best mileage from your vehicle.

According to the automaker, the recommended tire pressure for the Jetta model is between 32 and 36 psi. However, the ideal value can be as low as 29 psi or as high as 45 psi, depending on your car’s model year, trim, and OEM tire size.

Since Volkswagen Jetta models range from 2005 to 2021, there’s no all-encompassing tire pressure figure. The passenger car is also offered in 27 trims and equipped with eight original equipment tires.

So we have created an exclusive table containing all the available Volkswagen Jetta models, trims, and OEM tire sizes, along with their respective factory-recommended tire pressure.


Tire Pressure Table For Volkswagen Jetta Year Models And Trims

  Recommended Tire pressure
Volkswagen Jetta

Year Model

Tire SizeFront tireRear tire
2021205/55R17 91H              36 psi36 psi
 205/60R16 92H
 225/45R18 91H 
2020205/55R17 91H 36 psi36 psi
 205/60R16 92H
 225/45R18 91H 
2019205/55R17 91H 36 psi36 psi
 205/60R16 92H
 225/45R18 91H 
2018205/55R16 91H              36 psi36 psi
 225/40R18/XL 92H38 psi38 psi
 225/45R17 91H36 psi36 psi
2017205/55R16 91H              36 psi36 psi
 225/40R18/XL 92H38 psi38 psi
 225/45R17 91H              36 psi36 psi
2016195/65R15 91H              36 psi36 psi
 205/50R17/XL 93H
 205/55R16 91H 
 225/40R18/XL 92H38 psi38 psi
 225/45R17 91H              36 psi36 psi
2015195/65R15 91H              36 psi36 psi
 205/50R17/XL 93H
 205/55R16 91H 
 225/40R18/XL 92H
 225/45R17 91H
2014195/65R15 91H 29 – 41 psi29 – 41 psi
 205/50R17/XL 93H41 psi41 psi
 205/55R16 91H 32 – 41 psi32 – 41 psi
 225/40R18/XL 92H39 psi39 psi
 225/45R17 91H 32 – 35 psi32 – 35 psi
2013195/65R15 91H              32 psi32 psi
 205/50R17/XL 93H33 psi33 psi
 205/55R16 91H33 – 35 psi33 – 35 psi
 225/40R18/XL 92H39 psi39 psi
 225/45R17 91H 33 – 38 psi33 – 38 psi
2012195/65R15 91H              32 psi32 psi
 205/55R16 91H 33 – 35 psi33 – 35 psi
 225/40R18/XL 92Y39 psi39 psi
 225/45R17 91H 33 – 38 psi33 – 38 psi
2011195/65R15 91H              32 psi32 psi
 205/55R16 91H33 – 35 psi33 – 35 psi
 225/45R17 91H33 – 35 psi33 – 35 psi
2010205/55R16 91H              35 psi35 psi
 225/40R18/XL 92H
 225/45R17 91H 
2009205/55R16 91H 34 – 35 psi34 – 35 psi
 225/40R18/XL 92Y35 psi35 psi
 225/45R17 91W33 – 35 psi33 – 35 psi
2008205/55R16 91H              34 psi34 psi
 225/40R18/XL 92Y35 psi35 psi
 225/45R17 91W34 – 35 psi34 – 35 psi
2007195/65R15 91H              34 psi34 psi
 205/55R16 91H
 225/40R18/XL 92Y35 psi35 psi
 225/45R17 91H 34 – 35 psi34 – 35 psi
2006195/65R15 91H 30 psi41 psi
 205/55R16 91H 33 psi33 psi
 225/40R18/XL 92Y35 psi35 psi
 225/45R17 91H 33 – 35 psi33 – 35 psi
2005195/65R15 91H 30 – 36 psi        41 – 45 psi
 205/55R16 91H              33 psi33 psi
 225/40R18/XL 92V        34 psi42 psi
 225/45R17 90H 30 – 36 psi        41 – 45 psi
 225/45R17 91H              33 psi33 psi
Wolfsburg Edition205/55R16 91H 34 – 36 psi34 – 36 psi
 225/45R17 91W33 – 35 psi33 – 35 psi
Value Edition195/65R15 91H              30 psi41 psi
SportWagen205/55R16 91H              35 psi35 psi
 225/45R17 91H34 – 35 psi34 – 35 psi
SEL SportWagen205/55R16 91H              35 psi35 psi
 225/45R17 91H 
Sport225/45R17 91H              36 psi36 psi
SEL205/55R17 91H 36 psi36 psi
 205/60R16 92H 
 225/40R18 92H XL35 psi35 psi
 225/45R17 91W32 – 36 psi32 – 36 psi
Hybrid SEL205/50R17 93H XL         33 – 41 psi33 – 41 psi
 205/55R16 91H 33 – 41 psi33 – 41 psi
GLS Wagon195/65R15 91H              36 psi45 psi
 225/45R17 90H              36 psi45 psi
GLS195/65R15 91H 
 225/45R17 90H 
R-Line205/55R17 91H 36 psi36 psi
GLI Autobahn225/40R18 92Y XL39 psi39 psi
 225/45R18 91H 36 psi36 psi


What Happens When You Drive On Underinflated Vw Jetta Tires?

The first and most popular defect that can happen when you drive on underinflated Volkswagen Jetta tires is that you begin to experience poor handling and vehicle performance.

The low tire pressure of the tire causes its sidewall to flex more, leading to more heat generation and quicker tire wear. In addition, OEM Jetta tires with low tire pressure will require more energy to roll, which translates to poor fuel economy.

The worst part is that the rubber contact with the road while driving underinflated tires will reduce, posing a worrying safety hazard because the tire can overheat and blow out.

A close connection exists between low tire pressure and hydroplaning when driving on wet roads. So it is important always to check your tire pressure and then inflate it to the factory-recommended PSI level. But how do you check your tire pressure on your VW Jetta?


How to check your Volkswagen Jetta tire pressure

To check your VW Jetta tire pressure, you need a reliable pressure gauge and then use it for all four tires.

I recommend you do this in the morning before driving, as this is when your tires are cold. Checking your tire pressure after driving around the city can give you an inaccurate reading because the tire is now heated up.

While the general ideal tire pressure for the VW Jetta is 32–36 PSI, you can double-check your owner’s manual or the sticker attached to the driver’s side door jamb for exact numbers, as these can vary from model to model and trim size as well.

While you check your tire pressure, remember to inspect your tires.

Give the tread a quick check-over, as you may need a tire rotation. Is the tread cracked or worn? If so, then you need a tire replacement.


Is The Volkswagen Jetta Tpms Light Still On?

The TPMS light is designed to illuminate your dash with low tire pressure below the factory-recommended psi level.

However, the light can remain on even after properly inflating the four tires. It is common. It happens mostly during a change in season, especially in colder weather conditions.

This happens because there’s a consistent drop in your tire pressure as the temperature outside decreases.

Conversely, your tire pressure can slightly increase in warmer climates.

A portable tire pressure gauge is handy here, so you should have it when driving. Check the tire pressure at all four tires and re-fill as necessary with an air compressor to the recommended level.

If, after doing this, the light does not go away, then it means your Jetta needs inspection. But before you take it to the mechanic, consider resetting the tire pressure monitoring system light first.

For VW Jetta models, there are two different ways to do this, depending on if your vehicle falls under the sixth-generation (2011 to the 2018 year models) or seventh-generation (2019 to present year models)

Here’s how to do it:


Resetting The Tpms Light In Volkswagen Jetta (2011 -The 2018 Year Model)

Step 1: Switch the ignition on.

Step 2: A red-illuminated button will be visible inside the glove compartment.

Step 3: Press and hold the button for two seconds.

Step 4: By now, the Tire Pressure Monitoring System light should disappear, and you have reset the TPMS of your vehicle.

However, the approach is slightly different if you use the VW Jetta models from 2019.


Resetting Tpms In Volkswagen Jetta (2019 Year Model To Present)

Step 1: Turn off the vehicle engine and turn on the ignition to the “ON” position, but don’t start the engine.

Step 2: Press the button labelled “CAR” on the audio display

Step 3: Move to the bottom right corner of the touchscreen and click the “Settings” or “Setup” button.

Step 4: On the vehicle settings menu, select “Tires” and then choose “Set.”

Step 5: Hit “Confirm” on the popup confirmation message

Step 6: You reset the light by storing the current tire pressure.


Final thought

If you keep your tire pressures within your Jetta model’s recommended factory psi value, you will barely get the exclamation point on your dashboard.

However, even with properly inflated tires, your TPMS light can come on, and the tire’s circumference can change when the tire’s sidewall is damaged, when the tread is damaged, or when the tire is leaking air or has too much air.

In addition, snow chains on tires, an uneven load on the vehicle, or varying size tires or wheels on the rims can also be the culprit.