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 Problems

The Mechanical Fuel Pump May Fail Unexpectedly

The 2009-2012 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 2,0L engine is equipped with a mechanical high pressure fuel pump (HPFP) which delivers highly pressurized fuel needed to run the clean diesel engine. This pump is know to fail at random in both new and used Jetta TDI models leaving the vehicle running very roughly, with very little power, unable to start, and/or OBD code P0087  

The most common causes of failure are fueling with gasoline or biofuel, and a factory defect in the HPFP. 

When the HPFP fails, it sends fragments of metal through the entire fuel system, necessitating replacement of every component, with exception of the gas tank. 

To help prevent this issue, ensure you are using only diesel fuel, and highly trafficked gas stations.

Additionally, Volkswagen has issued an extended warranty of 10 years/120,000 miles for this condition on select vehicles.   

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.

One or Both Head Lights May Not Work

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.

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2011 Volkswagen Jetta TDI Questions

Why 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!

Can I reset the key fob myself when error, "No Key in Range"occurs. (1 answer)

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?

My a/c has started to blow out hot air from time to time. What would cause it? (1 answer)

Car has about 40,000 miles has been serviced regularly at VW dealership. Air just isnt as cold as it once was

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2011 Volkswagen Jetta TDI Recalls

Potential 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.


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2011 Volkswagen Jetta TDI Reviews

I have a 2011 Jetta TDI, turbo went out at 103,000 cost ~$1100 the particulate filter is about to need replace, cost near ~$1200 for just filter, timing belt kit ~250-$380 w/ water pump, recommended. All this only estimated cost. The labor cost for these works approximately $4000. So all together you are looking to pay about $7000-$8000 for these services. These issue my come one after the o...

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