2006 Volkswagen Jetta Repair and Maintenance

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

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2006 Volkswagen Jetta Problems

Loss of Power Due to Torn Rubber Valve

The 2006-2008 Volkswagen Jetta and Jetta GLI with the 2.0L Turbo FSI engine looses power if the turbocharging system has a leak. The most common turbo boost leak is a torn rubber diaphragm on the diverter valve, which is intended to open only if pressure gets too high. Common symptoms are increased turbo noise when letting off of the gas pedal, and power loss.

If there is a turbocharging system leak, the system will need to be inspected, and the defective seals and/or valve will require replacement. 

Rattling From the Transmission May Be Heard When Engine is Cold

The flywheel for the 2006-2008 Volkswagen Jetta with the 2.0L Turbo engine is a non-conventional "Dual Mass" flywheel. It is known to make light rattling noise when the engine is cold, and should subside once the engine temperature raises. If the rattle doesn't go away when the engine warms, the flywheel may have failed.

If the dual mass flywheel has failed, the only solution is to replace the flywheel.

Check Engine Light and/or Hesitation Due to Failed High Pressure Fuel Pump

2.0L turbo charged engines may develop a hesitation on acceleration and/or illumination of the Check Engine Light due to a failed high pressure fuel pump or a worn camshaft follower or camshaft. To help prevent this issue from occurring, the cam follower should be inspected every 10,000 - 15,000 miles. The camshaft lobe pushes on the follower to operate the high pressure fuel pump. 

To correct this issue one or all of the following will need replacement: the camshaft, high-pressure fuel pump, and/or the cam follower.


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2006 Volkswagen Jetta Questions

How important is the catalytic converter? (1 answer)

I'm looking to purchase a 2006 VW Jetta 2.5 and they brought it to their mechanic and the mechanic said it needs a new catalytic converter. I m wondering how important the cat is. When I test drove the car it seemed to run and sound good. The car has low miles and is at a good price and I don...

My car key is stuck in the ignition how much do it cost to get it fixed? (4 answers)

An is it a recall on my VW Jetta

Car feels like it wants to die. (1 answer)

On a few occasions when I am downshifting to come to a red light and I put it in neutral it feels like it wants to die but then I quickly put it into gear and I feel better. Any idea what this could be?

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2006 Volkswagen Jetta Recalls

Volkswagen Recalls 2006-2009 Jettas Due to Loose Driveshaft Screws

Volkswagen has recalled 2006 Jetta models with 2.01 engines because the fastening screw contact surfaces on the driveshaft cover plate may not have been manufactured to factory specifications. Some screws may not have been properly torqued and could loosen over time, even to the point where the driveshaft detaches from the gearbox. If the vehicle is moving when this happens, the damaged gear box could leak oil onto the street, creating a hazard. Dealers will inspect the driveshaft screws and replace the screws free of charge.

Incorrect Location for Headlamp Aiming Screw Disabling Cap

The caps to disable the headlight aiming screws may be installed in the incorrect positions. The cap for the horizontal aiming screw may have been installed on the vertical aiming screw. Improperly aimed headlights could cause reduced road visibility, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will install and remove disabling caps as necessary to assure they are in their correct locations. This recall is expected to begin on October 31, 2007. The Volkswagen recall number is Q8.

Volkswagen Recalls 2006 Jettas Due to Possible Fuel Leak

Volkswagen has recalled 2006 Jetta models with 2.5L engines because they may have a small plastic tab located on the windshield washer fluid reservoir that can chafe against the underhood fuel supply line. Over time, this can lead to fuel leakage and a fire. Dealers will remove the plastic tab from the windshield washer fluid reservoir and will also inspect and replace the underhood fuel supply line if necessary.

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2006 Volkswagen Jetta Reviews

2006 Jetta 2.5 does not have as many problems as my Passat wagon which caught on fire while I was driving it due to the faulty heat shield. VW repaired it only to have it fall off on a major interstate which almost got myself and others killed. After that fire EVERYTHING went wrong with that car which cost thousands. You would think I would never buy VW again..with all its faulty wire harne...
Second tdi. 03 had much better mileage. I bought 06 new; brought it in from Tampa to California. While under warranty I took it to the dealer several times when it just wouldn't turn over. Dealer never found a problem, kept it for days. Headliner fell out @ 60k miles. Buttons bubbled on all the instruments & to fix the bad paint they want to replace everything. Absurd. The steerin...
for those of u who had wiring harness issue there is a class action law suit ... visit www.wiringharnesssettlement.com. fot the issues with cv boots visit https://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/VehicleComplaint/index.xhtml and file a complaint... lets have these manufactures fix the faulty cars they sold us

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