Volkswagen Jetta TDI Repair and Maintenance

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

Volkswagen Jetta TDI Problems

High Mileage Automatic Transmissions May Have Shifting Problems

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

Doors won't lock using clicker

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.

Premature Head Light Bulb Burnout and Bulb Harness Failure is Common

One or both head lights may not work due to premature head light bulb burnout and/or bulb harness failure. Care should be taken to inspect the head light harness connector for damage when replacing bulbs. Damaged connectors should be replaced.

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Volkswagen Jetta TDI Recalls

Occupant Detection System Does Not Work Properly

The passenger seat occupant detection system may not function properly, resulting in the passenger frontal air bag not operating as it should in an accident. Dealers will replace the passenger occupant detection system control module free of charge to resolve the concern.

Driver's Seat Back Falls Back Unexpectedly

The driver's seat back recliner retaining bracket may not engage correctly, which would result in the seat back unexpectedly falling backwards. Dealers will inspect the assembly of the seat back recliner retaining bracket, correcting it as necessary free of charge to resolve the concern.

Potential Diesel Fuel Leak

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.

 

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Volkswagen Jetta TDI Reviews

I have a 2011 Jetta TDI, turbo went out at 103,000 cost ~$1100 the particulate filter is about to need replace, cost near ~$1200 for just filter, timing belt kit ~250-$380 w/ water pump, recommended. All this only estimated cost. The labor cost for these works approximately $4000. So all together you are looking to pay about $7000-$8000 for these services. These issue my come one after the o...
second time in for emission control light on ,dealer charge manuftr $ 2,200.00 ON FIRST VISET. I DONT KNOW IF DEALER WILL CHARGE ME ON THIS SECOND VISET, -YET TO B SURPRISED..THE RADIATOR FAN STAYS ON EVEN ON A SHORT DRIVE TO 7-11 STORE..A/C HAS A SMELY ODOR, @ 47,000 MILES
260.000 miles on this commuter car,bought in 2010 with 81.000 miles on it. We are on the 3. turbo replacement, 1. one died at 120.000 2. one died at 220.000 miles.Replacement cost for both about 4,500$. Computer on steering rack died at 250.000, 2,500$ repair.Driver door wiring harness broke at 90.000 miles cost 500$.All in all it is sad the all the $$ we save in fuel have been spend on repairs...

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