Sectioning and Partial Part Replacement: 2017 Volkswagen Jetta

One of the top technical inquiries received at Ask I-CAR, “Is there a sectioning or partial replacement procedure available?” To help answer this question, RTS has an OEM Partial Part Replacement Search available. Here you will find information on if these procedures are available on a specific vehicle. Let’s take a closer look at the 2017 Volkswagen Jetta.

The full OEM Partial Part Replacement Search page for the 2017 Volkswagen Jetta can be viewed on the I-CAR website. This will give you a good understanding on general areas for sectioning or partial replacement. I-CAR does not have permission to show exact locations for sectioning or the procedure itself. However, Volkswagen has a paid subscription website with collision repair information.

For the Jetta, there are multiple sectioning procedures available for the front lower rail. Procedures include short pieces at the front of the rail and longer pieces that are sectioned near the cowl. The upper rails and the rear rails have a single sectioning location along with a single partial replacement at factory seams location available for each.

There are multiple sectioning locations for the outer uniside. When sectioning the outer uniside Volkswagen states “MIG soldered seams/gas-shielded arc continuous weld seam are permitted on the separating cuts”. The uniside reinforcement has multiple sectioning locations available. Along, with a single sectioning location for the inner uniside. The trunk floor has both partial part replacement at factory seams along with a single sectioning location. When sectioning the trunk floor there is a 10mm overlap at the sectioning location.

Check out to view the 2017 Volkswagen Jetta body repair manual.

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