Volkswagen Jetta TDI Repair and Maintenance

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

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Volkswagen Jetta TDI
$289 to $807
Volkswagen Jetta TDI
$243 to $522
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$705 to $1,883
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$459 to $938
Volkswagen Jetta TDI
$73 to $93

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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.

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

Rear door drivers-side. When using Keyless entry doors won't lock. The door above is culprit. All others lock. A short alarm sounds when all doors are locked. Presently no alarm sounds. Any suggestions for a fix. By the way I did use my second clicker which is brand new. Therefore battery is new.

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Because it is locked it won't allow the gas pump to fully go in. Is there a reason why it locked?

when starting the car window goes all the way down. If the car is running and I hit the button for the window to go down it does, but the button will not bring them back up? If I use the key in the door manually it will bring it back up. Is that just the button or something worse?

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

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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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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...

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

Best car I've ever driven/had.

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