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2004 Volkswagen Jetta TDI Problems

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Most Common 2004 Volkswagen Jetta TDI Problems

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 r...
Shifting issues due to internal problems in high mileage automatic transmissions can be difficult to resolve without transmission replacement.
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.
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0 Known 2004 Volkswagen Jetta TDI Brakes Problems

2 Known 2004 Volkswagen Jetta TDI Drive Train Problems

Shifting issues due to internal problems in high mileage automatic transmissions can be difficult to resolve without transmission replacement.
Reverse gear failures and noise in the manual transmission models are common.

2 Known 2004 Volkswagen Jetta TDI Electrical & Lights Problems

Electrical issues that are difficult to diagnose—and sometimes intermittent—are typically due to ground wiring issues. The most troublesome ground locations are under the battery or a...

4 Known 2004 Volkswagen Jetta TDI Engine Problems

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.
Cars using biofuel typically have problems with injection pump failures; symptoms can include a "no start" condition or external pump leaks.
To ensure longevity of the engine, our technicians recommend to follow the maintenance schedule for the timing belt.

3 Known 2004 Volkswagen Jetta TDI Exhaust & Emissions Problems

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 r...
The mass air flow (MAF) sensor may fail, resulting in drivability issues and/or illumination of the Check Engine Light.
Due to an ignition component and/or engine coolant temperature sensor failure, the Check Engine Light may illuminate. Replacement of the failed component will be necessary to correct this concern.

1 Known 2004 Volkswagen Jetta TDI Heating & Air Conditioning Problem

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

0 Known 2004 Volkswagen Jetta TDI Maintenance Problems

1 Known 2004 Volkswagen Jetta TDI Miscellaneous Problem

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

0 Known 2004 Volkswagen Jetta TDI Suspension & Steering Problems

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Known 2004 Volkswagen Jetta TDI Problems & Complaints

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 r...
One or more power windows may fail. Our technicians tell us this is commonly due to a failed window regulator which will require replacement.
The 2.0L TDI engine used in the Volkswagen Jetta TDI very commonly faces camshaft lobe wear issues causing: -Pronounced loss of power -Backfire through the intake (heard under the hood) -Rough v...
To ensure longevity of the engine, our technicians recommend to follow the maintenance schedule for the timing belt.
Reverse gear failures and noise in the manual transmission models are common.
The mass air flow (MAF) sensor may fail, resulting in drivability issues and/or illumination of the Check Engine Light.
Shifting issues due to internal problems in high mileage automatic transmissions can be difficult to resolve without transmission replacement.
Due to an ignition component and/or engine coolant temperature sensor failure, the Check Engine Light may illuminate. Replacement of the failed component will be necessary to correct this concern.
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.
Electrical issues that are difficult to diagnose—and sometimes intermittent—are typically due to ground wiring issues. The most troublesome ground locations are under the battery or a...
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.
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