Last post on Nov 04, 2012 at 3:48 PM
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#1520 of 1529 Diesel Engine Problem
Dec 06, 2011 (9:29 am)
Hello. My 2011 Volkswagen Golf - TDI (diesel) died on me yesterday. I was driving on the freeway when the "diesel engine malfunction" light came on. The car proceeded to lose power. I was able to pull over to the side of the road and turn the car off. It now will not start. This car is only 8 months old and had had no accidents or problems. Any ideas what this might be? Was it a mistake to buy this car?
#1521 of 1529 Re: Diesel Engine Problem [kbabs]
Dec 06, 2011 (9:57 am)
- You accidentally fueled with gasoline instead of diesel
- The station where you've been buying diesel has fuel with insufficient lubricity
If either of those are the case, then your car is going to go in for an expensive repair as the entire fuel system will need to be replaced. If the issue is low-grade diesel, your dealership might pick up the tab, however, if gasoline is in the tank be prepared for a repair upwards of $8,000.
#1522 of 1529 Re: Diesel Engine Problem [kbabs]
Dec 06, 2011 (4:31 pm)
It could be that your fuel gelled. If temperatures are below freezing, simply add FPPF Fuel Power (one bottle treats 200 gallons) every time you fuel up. This will save you a LOT of headaches.
#1523 of 1529 Re: Diesel Engine Problem [seamist]
Dec 06, 2011 (5:30 pm)
This time of year fuel gelling is highly unlikely. If the OP lives in an area where the temperatures get that cold, local diesel fuel will already be a winter grade or have winter additives.
#1525 of 1529 Love it so far
Sep 25, 2012 (7:45 am)
Took delivery on a 2013 Golf TDI DSG on August 31st. I must say that I love the car so far! I think the styling is classic but understated and the seats are excellent. Coming from a Volvo wagon I was looking for something smaller and more sporty. This car delivers. You can really tell the build quality once you get in and take it for a drive. I love the fuel economy but mostly the power. This thing has a lot of torque for accelerating onto a freeway or passing a slower car. One tap on the paddle shifter and it takes off like a rocket. I wish more people would cross-shop these against hybrids. Fuel economy is almost as good and the driving experience is a lot better. BTW I'd shied away from VW before due to reliability problems but Consumer Reports now shows this car as recommended. You can tell the quality of construction from the Wolfsburg plant. Highly recommended!
#1526 of 1529 Re: Hey Dubberz [evalemk4]
Mar 07, 2013 (2:43 pm)
I know your post about your 00 golf was a few years back but I'm having the same problem and wondered if you ever found the answer to the problem?
#1527 of 1529 2000 VW Golf electrical problems
Mar 07, 2013 (4:30 pm)
I have a 2000 Golf that has up until recently run great. A few months age it began to shut off randomly while I was driving. I took it to a VW shop and we have tried new coil, plugs, plug wires, crankshafe positioning sensor, O2 sensor, battery, alternator, and a few other things with no luck. Any one else had this problem and found a fix?
#1529 of 1529 VW Golf 2013
Nov 04, 2012 (3:48 pm)
Hi, I asked two dealers about the price of VW 2013 Golf 4-door w/ Convenience. All I got was $23000 OTD (CA tax). How much does everybody pay for this trim?
Thanks a lot!!!