Volkswagen Jetta TDI Problems

RepairPal has identified the most common problems with the Volkswagen Jetta TDI as reported by actual vehicle owners. We'll tell you what the problem is and what it'll take to fix it.

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Known Problems

The rear brakes tend to wear out quickly; rotors may need replacement by the first brake job. Our technicians recommend that the brakes be inspected for wear regularly.

To ensure longevity of the engine, our technicians recommend to follow the maintenance schedule for the timing belt.

Cars using biofuel typically have problems with injection pump failures; symptoms can include a "no start" condition or external pump leaks.

Heater core leaks are common in this model, more so if the wrong anti-freeze/coolant is used in the cooling system.

One or more power windows may fail. Our technicians tell us this is commonly due to a failed window regulator which will require replacement.

Reverse gear failures and noise in the manual transmission models are common.

Erratic turn signal operation can be a result of a failing turn signal flasher relay which will require replacement.