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2012 Volkswagen Jetta TDI Problems

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Most Common 2012 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.
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 replacin...
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1 Known 2012 Volkswagen Jetta TDI Brakes Problem

The rear brakes tend to wear out quickly; rotors may need replacement by the first brake job. Our technicians recommend that the brakes be inspected for wear regularly.

1 Known 2012 Volkswagen Jetta TDI Drive Train Problem

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

3 Known 2012 Volkswagen Jetta TDI Electrical & Lights Problems

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 replacin...

2 Known 2012 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.
The 2009-2012 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 2,0L engine is equipped with a mechanical high pressure fuel pump (HPFP) which delivers highly pressurized fuel needed to run the clean diesel engine. This pump i...

1 Known 2012 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...

1 Known 2012 Volkswagen Jetta TDI Heating & Air Conditioning Problem

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...

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0 Known 2012 Volkswagen Jetta TDI Suspension & Steering Problems

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Known 2012 Volkswagen Jetta TDI Problems & Complaints

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.
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 replacin...
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...
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.
The 2009-2012 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 2,0L engine is equipped with a mechanical high pressure fuel pump (HPFP) which delivers highly pressurized fuel needed to run the clean diesel engine. This pump i...
The rear brakes tend to wear out quickly; rotors may need replacement by the first brake job. Our technicians recommend that the brakes be inspected for wear regularly.
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