2013 Volkswagen Jetta TDI Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2013 Volkswagen Jetta TDI

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2013 Volkswagen Jetta TDI Problems

Loss of Power Due to Oil and Carbon Build Up in Intake Manifold

Oil and carbon tend to build up, creating restrictions in the intake manifold. Symptoms will be loss of power (sometimes severe) and poor fuel economy.

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.

Radiator Fan does not shut off

drains battery because electric fan does not shut off. Dealer replaced fan free of charge due to recently out of warranty.

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2013 Volkswagen Jetta TDI Questions

Why don't you show the Factory 40,000 Mile service schedule? (1 answer)

You use 35K and 45K but that isn't the schedule in the Owner's manual

When driving on HW and City, press on gas, car hard jerks while driving. (1 answer)

This situation is not everyday. But when it happens it jerks at any moment when pressing gas or stating moving car from 30-70 mph. I have sent it in at dealership twice but they can't find the issue. They reply "The computer can't find anything wrong" Now, I feel unsafe using th...

Fan continues to run after the car is turned off. (1 answer)

Even after a very short trip (less than 10 minutes) the fan continues to run another 10 minutes after the car is turned off. It does it after a long trip, too. It's about 90 degrees outside. Is this normal?

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2013 Volkswagen Jetta TDI Reviews

second time in for emission control light on ,dealer charge manuftr $ 2,200.00 ON FIRST VISET. I DONT KNOW IF DEALER WILL CHARGE ME ON THIS SECOND VISET, -YET TO B SURPRISED..THE RADIATOR FAN STAYS ON EVEN ON A SHORT DRIVE TO 7-11 STORE..A/C HAS A SMELY ODOR, @ 47,000 MILES
Before you buy a Volkswagen really check into the cost of the up keep. Also make sure you understand and read everything they say that they have done to your car at the dealership...they lie and will take your money. They say they have done things to your car that they haven't done. I have no problem with the car but the way they line out the maintenance program is to cost you, the buyer an ar...

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