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2009 Volkswagen Jetta TDI Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2009 Volkswagen Jetta TDI

2009 Volkswagen Jetta TDI Problems

Shifting issues due to internal problems in high mileage automatic transmissions can be difficult to resolve without transmission replacement.

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.

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.

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2009 Volkswagen Jetta TDI Questions

I went to Sendell Motors in Greensburg, PA. They want to charge me $900 to replace the EGR valve on 2009 vw jetta tdi. I think this is outrageous. The website says at most $500. What should I do?

Could this be a motor mount issue? The rhythmic noise stops after shifting back into park. It releaves pressure someplace.
This noise started today.

Fuel gauge stopped working after a fillip in Colorado high mountain station and stays in FULL position for 120 miles or so, then slowly comes down with gas usage until its a little past half-mark when tanks is almost empty. The digital readouts are more accurate but still not perfectly accurate....

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2009 Volkswagen Jetta TDI Recalls

On the 2.0L TDI common rail Diesel engine/clean Diesel engine, fuel injection pulses could coincide with the natural frequency of injector line #2. This resonance creates additional stress on the fuel line. Small cracks could develop in the #2 injector line, resulting in a Diesel fuel leak. A fuel leak always increases the risk of a fire. Dealers will install an improved #2 fuel injector line and install vibration dampers on all of the injector lines to correct this concern. The Volkswagen/Audi recall number is 23J9/V5.

 

Connectors for a temperature sensor inside the direct shift gearbox (DSG) transmission may have been insufficiently crimped. They could incorrectly read a high transmission oil temperature, and abruptly shift into neutral. The shift position indicator in the instrument panel would begin to flash and the "Depress Brake Pedal" indicator light will be illuminated to alert the driver to apply the brakes. The abrupt shift could lead to a crash. Volkswagen and Audi dealers will reprogram the transmission control module (TCM) with updated software. The recall began October 20, 2009. The Volkswagen recall number is 37E3/S7 and the Audi recall number is 37E5/J7.

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2009 Volkswagen Jetta TDI Reviews

I purchased the car new in 9/2009. My wife drives the car commuting to work - 50 miles/day - current mileage 124,000. Overall its been a great car for my wife's daily commute. All recommended service work has been done at the local dealership. POSITIVES Mileage: Great "diesel mileage" averaged 40+mpg for the life of the vehicle. Torque: Amazing torque from the 2.0 liter diesel! I've...

Bought my 2009 Jetta TDI wagon new, had 3 door lock actuators replaced and the exhaust flap, also had the tranny issues others have had. When I needed the exhaust flap and 3rd door actuator replaced I was out of warranty and they wanted $$$ for it, not gonna happen!! I eventually got them to cover 75% of the costs and I am now getting the other 25% back from the exhaust flap recall. Overall the...

Bought my 2009 Jetta TDI used. 1 month afterward, the engine light came on (but it still ran). It was under warranty, so they systematically replaced just about everything that had to do with the fuel injection and filtration. I thought they finally got it fixed after $6,000 of repairwork and 4 visits in a year, but it only lasted 6 months. engine light came back on again! replaced exhaust pres...

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