2011 Volkswagen Jetta TDI Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2011 Volkswagen Jetta TDI
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2011 Volkswagen Jetta TDI ProblemsPremature Head Light Bulb Burnout and Bulb Harness Failure is Common
One or both head lights may not work due to premature head light bulb burnout and/or bulb harness failure. Care should be taken to inspect the head light harness connector for damage when replacing bulbs. Damaged connectors should be replaced.
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.
Electrical issues that are difficult to diagnose—and sometimes intermittent—are typically due to ground wiring issues. The most troublesome ground locations are under the battery or at the engine.
2011 Volkswagen Jetta TDI QuestionsWhy is my door locks locking and then unlocking immediately after I have put car (1 answer)
Locks are locking then unlocking once car is in motion. Also in stop and go traffic. It doesn't lock when I get out of car either but the horn sounds. Alarm doesnt go off when I open,hence its no locked. The constant clicking is nerve racking!
This has happened 2 times in the last 1.5 years to my car. Car turns for 1-2 seconds, error"No Key in Range". Is this the anti-theft device and can it be set to be turned off?
Car has about 40,000 miles has been serviced regularly at VW dealership. Air just isnt as cold as it once was
2011 Volkswagen Jetta TDI RecallsPotential Diesel Fuel Leak
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.