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
$
338
to $
780
Volkswagen Jetta TDI
$
722
to $
1,746
Volkswagen Jetta TDI
$
305
to $
865
Volkswagen Jetta TDI
$
497
to $
862
Volkswagen Jetta TDI
$
97
to $
754

Volkswagen Jetta TDI Problems

Check Engine Light Due to Issues With Glow Plugs/Wiring Harness

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.

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.

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Volkswagen Jetta TDI Questions

Will VW be able to tell if my car was not running on the required date? (1 answer)

My TDI Jetta stopped running the same week as the scandal broke news. I was quoted $6000 in repairs after being charged a $900 diagnostic fee by my mechanic. i still owed $8000 on the car and decided to wait out the scandal and not spend thousands of dollars on repairs on a vw that if nothing e...

6 sp Manual. Clutch will not disengage. No slippage. Cost Estimate? (1 answer)

If it's just the slave cylinder do they have to replace the whole clutch?

ok i have no advance on fuel pedal engine wont excelorat (1 answer)

sounds like its running on two cyls and grey smoke

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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

Excellent car, just passed 100,000 miles in its 10th year. This manual diesel engine is just getting started. Consistently delivers 45-50 miles to the gallon and 550-600 miles to a tank.
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

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