2006 Volkswagen Jetta TDI Repair and Maintenance

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

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2006 Volkswagen Jetta TDI Problems

Check Engine Light Due to Issues With Glow Plugs/Wiring Harness

Because of issues with the glow plugs and/or the glow plug wiring harness from the control relay, the Check Engine Light may illuminate. Our technicians tell us there is a service bulletin, not a recall from Volkswagen regarding replacement of the glow plugs on 2004-2005 model years only.

Doors won't lock using clicker

Rear door drivers-side. When using Keyless entry doors won't lock. The door above is culprit. All others lock. A short alarm sounds when all doors are locked. Presently no alarm sounds. Any suggestions for a fix. By the way I did use my second clicker which is brand new. Therefore battery is new.

Clunking Noise from Floorboard Under Acceleration

Drivers of the Volkswagen Jetta TDI may experience a clunking noise associated with acceleration from a stop, or downshifting for hard acceleration. This will also be accompanied by a light impact sensation under the drivers feet. Drivers may also notice unexplained changes to their front end alignment while driving. 

This issue is commonly called " VW Subframe Clunk", and is caused by the gradual stretching of the bolts that secure the subframe to the vehicle. The subframe is a large plate that secures to the bottom of the engine bay, and connects the body of the car to the engine and suspension. Over time, the bolts that secure the subframe stretch, allowing the subframe to move and hit the bottom of the car when accelerating.

There are many aftermarket kits that can be installed to correct the issue, and Volkswagen has issued a correction including better bolts, and spacers which fit between the subframe and the car.

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2006 Volkswagen Jetta TDI Questions

Difficulty getting 5 speed manual into next gear without extra pressure. Trouble began @ 192,200 miles (2 answers)

The shifting issue disappears at times and shifting becomes normal during those times, for a fairly short period of normal shifting but then back to difficult shifting. The shift lever operates smoothly between gears but is difficult to engage the next gear without extra pressure. Is the problem ...

what are the typical symptoms of a bad egr valve? (1 answer)

my 2006 Jetta 1.9l tdi, makes a sucking sound when accelerating. Heavy black smoke rolls out. seems to run ok once on highway, but mpg is slipping.

should my jetta tdi have it expansion valve and dryer replaced ? (1 answer)

I just had my 2006 vw Jetta tdi air conditioning compressor replaced under extended warranty by AAMCO . They did not replace the dryer nor the expansion valve ??? Is this proper ? The air does not get cold right away . :(

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2006 Volkswagen Jetta TDI Reviews

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Excellent car, just passed 100,000 miles in its 10th year. This manual diesel engine is just getting started. Consistently delivers 45-50 miles to the gallon and 550-600 miles to a tank.
my 05.5 same as 06. bought new and now has 279000mi only 2 sets of brakes.1 dualmas flywheel and 2 timing belts.new ac.new shocks. all front end parts still good.changed oil at 10000mi.mis diagnosed turbo at170000mi.no I havent had any trouble with cam shaft. I drive my car easy and still get 50+mpg. the corola doesn't ride as good,not as good mpg and don't know of any that have this mileage.if...
Best car I've ever driven/had.

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