2006 Volkswagen Golf TDI Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2006 Volkswagen Golf TDI

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2006 Volkswagen Golf TDI Problems

Engine Oil Leaks

Engine oil leaks are common from the valve cover gaskets and camshaft chain tensioner gasket.

Odor from HVAC vents

A musty odor may be noted from the heating, ventilation and AC (HVAC) system after sitting for two hours or more due to condensation in the heater case. Our technicians tell us that a cleaner is available for the heater case and the drain system should be checked for debris.

Use correct oil/filter to prevent sludge accumulation
To avoid sludge accumulation inside the engine, our technicians recommend using the proper synthetic oil with the appropriate oil filter.

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2006 Volkswagen Golf TDI Questions

my light on glow-plugs, is blinking since 3 days ago, shall replace the plugs for new ones?? (1 answer)

I got a knocking in my engine, now it's miss firing, (1 answer)

My car was in tip top condition, then I got a little knocking but went off after a few mins, then few days later it did it again, now it's on all the time , also now it's miss firing,also the knocking noise got louder, I took it in for a check up, I been told timing belt. Then injector ,...

wipers wont shut (1 answer)

wipers run for no reason dont have a rain sensor, but i can get them to stop when i turn on and off the rear wiper. any ideas?

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2006 Volkswagen Golf TDI Recalls

Incorrect Location for Headlamp Aiming Screw Disabling Cap

The caps to disable the headlight aiming screws may be installed in the incorrect positions. The cap for the horizontal aiming screw may have been installed on the vertical aiming screw. Improperly aimed headlights could cause reduced road visibility, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will install and remove disabling caps as necessary to assure they are in their correct locations. This recall is expected to begin on October 31, 2007. The Volkswagen recall number is Q8.

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2006 Volkswagen Golf TDI Reviews

the only problem I have with my 2006 golf TDI is the heater takes forever to heat up when it gets to minus 20 or more Im talking a good half hour. Anybody else ever had this problem.

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