2010 Volkswagen Jetta TDI Q&A
2010 Volkswagen Jetta TDI Question: poor diesel mileage
2010 tdi jetta 13000 miles when i bought it last month. kept in garage. seller said he got 45 mpg . car was used very little. I get 30 to 35 miles pr gallon. every body I talk to gets 45 to 50 miles per gallon even 10 year old vw diesels. vw dealership says everything checks out ok. at 70 miles per hour , tach is at 2400rpms. - joegasperino
Simple stuff would be air filter restricted. Very low tires? 6 speed transmission or automatic DSG? No check engine light (MIL)? Most causes would also turn on the check engine light. - Karmakanix
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.