Volkswagen Jetta TDI Repair and Maintenance

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

Volkswagen Jetta TDI Problems

Shifting issues due to internal problems in high mileage automatic transmissions can be difficult to resolve without transmission replacement.

Because of issues with the glow plugs and/or the glow plug wiring harness from the control relay, the Check Engine Light may illuminate. Our technicians tell us there is a service bulletin, not a recall from Volkswagen regarding replacement of the glow plugs on 2004-2005 model years only.

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

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Volkswagen Jetta TDI Questions

Belt is off. The injector pump has cammed over; the crank has been rotated (looking for the timing mark). The engine was not running.

the timing belt is off and the injector pump has cammed over, and the crank has been rotated. When rotating the crank (looking for the timing mark), the engine only turns so far. Is a piston hitting a valve?

My car has two climate zones; driver's and passenger's. No matter where the setting is or whether the a/c is on or off, the driver's side is always warm, even when the passenger side is a/c cold. What's the likely problem?
I do notice that the vent to the left of the ste...

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Volkswagen Jetta TDI Recalls

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.

 

Connectors for a temperature sensor inside the direct shift gearbox (DSG) transmission may have been insufficiently crimped. They could incorrectly read a high transmission oil temperature, and abruptly shift into neutral. The shift position indicator in the instrument panel would begin to flash and the "Depress Brake Pedal" indicator light will be illuminated to alert the driver to apply the brakes. The abrupt shift could lead to a crash. Volkswagen and Audi dealers will reprogram the transmission control module (TCM) with updated software. The recall began October 20, 2009. The Volkswagen recall number is 37E3/S7 and the Audi recall number is 37E5/J7.

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Volkswagen Jetta TDI Reviews

problems with arm rest cover have replaced times2X, groveblox door replaced. Mat holder broken (all).

my 05.5 same as 06. bought new and now has 279000mi only 2 sets of brakes.1 dualmas flywheel and 2 timing belts.new ac.new shocks. all front end parts still good.changed oil at 10000mi.mis diagnosed turbo at170000mi.no I havent had any trouble with cam shaft. I drive my car easy and still get 50+mpg. the corola doesn't ride as good,not as good mpg and don't know of any that have this mileage.if...

Best car I've ever driven/had.

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