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2005 Volkswagen Jetta TDI Problems

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Most Common 2005 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 2005 Volkswagen Jetta TDI Brakes Problems

2 Known 2005 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.

3 Known 2005 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...
The driver door wiring loom cracks and degrades with time due to weathering and frequent opening and closing of the door. This problem affects the normal operation of all electronic components of t...

4 Known 2005 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.

1 Known 2005 Volkswagen Jetta TDI Exhaust & Emissions Problem

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...

2 Known 2005 Volkswagen Jetta TDI Heating & Air Conditioning Problems

Condensation in the heater case may cause a musty odor from the heating, ventilation and AC (HVAC) system after sitting for two hours or more. Our technicians tell us that a cleaner is availabl...
Heater core leaks are common in this model, more so if the wrong anti-freeze/coolant is used in the cooling system.

0 Known 2005 Volkswagen Jetta TDI Maintenance Problems

1 Known 2005 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 2005 Volkswagen Jetta TDI Suspension & Steering Problems

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Known 2005 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.
Condensation in the heater case may cause a musty odor from the heating, ventilation and AC (HVAC) system after sitting for two hours or more. Our technicians tell us that a cleaner is availabl...
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.
The driver door wiring loom cracks and degrades with time due to weathering and frequent opening and closing of the door. This problem affects the normal operation of all electronic components of t...
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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