Last post on Nov 17, 2013 at 8:38 AM
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Volkswagen Jetta, Biodiesel, Diesel, Sedan
#4768 of 4777 Re: tdi problems [gagrice]
Aug 07, 2013 (5:19 am)
I was responding to others in this forum making comments on problems they've had with VW TDIs, which was simply that those types of issues were one of the reason I didn't purchase a VW TDI. There may be some folks reading this forum thinking about buying a VW TDI like I was and it's good to have facts posted. If you can find some facts indicating that VW producing more reliably cars than Toyoto, or more specfically, that a Jetta TDI is more reliable and will have less ownership costs than a Prius we'd like to see them. From what I've read, the Prius has the Jetta TDI beat in this area, but please post contrary facts.
#4769 of 4777 Re: VW 2009 Diesel Jetta Sportswagon TDI Particulate Filters [longo2]
Aug 14, 2013 (3:18 pm)
FYI, I have 2010 Jetta TDI w/ 110K miles. Engine light came on and was coding particulate filter. Dealer said would cost $4800. Took it to an independent, confirmed the code for particulate filter but volume of exhaust was still strong. Investigated further and replaced exhaust filter behind DPF. Fixed. $380 vs $4800
#4770 of 4777 Re: VW 2009 Diesel Jetta Sportswagon TDI Particulate Filters [jwoh]
Aug 14, 2013 (3:50 pm)
Good for you, it pays to find a good Indy shop. We got the same over priced run around with the Lexus. I think dealers are looking for the sucker to bite on their set prices. They would shotgun the whole system to cover their behinds.
#4771 of 4777 Re: VW Jetta TDI fuel system failure [pat]
Sep 13, 2013 (3:57 pm)
I have a 2011 VW Jetta TDI wagon with 23,000 miles and I've been raving about the car until this week. I like the 38-43 mpg and the handling is almost as good as my 2001 Passat.
Unfortunately, the Passat has been given to a son and now has 150,000 miles and the Jetta last week had the entire fuel system destroyed. The car suddenly lost power as I was driving. I was told by VW dealer who did the repair, that the high pressure fuel pump was the cause of the failure and because diesel fuel lubricates the pump, most likely I had dirty or contaminated fuel. But they did not verify that the tank had been contaminated. I buy diesel at one location 95% of the time, and that location is noted on the VW website as a place to purchase fuel. So I have no answer to the question I asked the technician: How do I prevent this from happening again? I honestly don't know if I got a truthful story from them.
I'm interested in finding out if this has happened to other diesel car owners. I've lost my confidence in VW after owning VW's for 15 years.
#4772 of 4777 Re: Fuel Pump problems in 2012 Jetta Sportwagen TDI? [opsmaster]
Sep 13, 2013 (4:01 pm)
I just got my 2011 Jetta TDI wagon back after a complete destruction of the fuel system supposedly due to dirty fuel, but not verified. It was under warranty, but I must say I've lost my confidence in the car. Suddenly losing power on the road is scary. I got no real answer from the dealer. I buy diesel from a station listed on the VW website.
The day before this happened I would have given the car an A+ for everything especially the 38-43 mpg I get.
#4773 of 4777 Re: Fuel Pump problems in 2012 Jetta Sportwagen TDI? [jdsfres]
Sep 13, 2013 (4:13 pm)
Thank goodness it was still under warranty. I no longer trust any manufacturer. I buy the extended warranty to cover how long I plan to have the vehicle. With a bit extra when I go to sell it. I don't think ULSD is as good at lubricating as the old high sulfur fuel. But the old stuff will also mess up the fuel system.
What brand of diesel do you use 95% of the time. I have only used Chevron and Shell so far and get equal mileage from both.
#4774 of 4777 Re: VW Jetta TDI fuel system failure [jdsfres]
Sep 13, 2013 (4:31 pm)
The HPFP (High Pressure Fuel Pump) is AFTER the fuel-filter so it should NEVER EVER get contaminated unless the filter is not installed properly. (dirty fuel getting past it)
It has been said many times before... always Always ALWAYS add your favorite diesel-fuel-conditioner when filling up.
Unlike additives for gasoline engines, a Diesel-fuel conditioner actually has measureable benefits:
*)LUBRICATION of the fuel-system
*) Increase Cetane of fuel (measurably increased MPG and quieter running engine)
*) in winter - eliminate gelling
Personally, I have always used DIESEL KLEENŽ which is available at Walmart. (Grey bottle in summer and white bottle in winter)
At the risk of repeating common-knowledge... keep the bottle of additive in the trunk along with a supply of 8oz paper-cups. Just before filling up, grab a paper-cup and form a 'spout' on it. Pour approximately 6oz into paper cup and dump into fuel-filler before turning on the pump.
In this way, you can toss the used paper-cup in nearest trashcan and keep any odors out of your trunk.
#4775 of 4777 VW TDI ENGINE RECALL
Nov 05, 2013 (5:48 pm)
I have a 2012 VW Jetta the cheapest car I have owned and I,m 65 and my parents drove VW.I am very mechanical as I have a construction company and have rebuilt VW diesels before.My 2006 twin cam 1.9 was a wonderful car after the defective roll over valve was replaced.(It was the cause of a tdi new shutting down in sub zero at night and freezing to death two young grand children!!) My 2012 has the best of care and drove 70 miles to Port Huron and fueled the car at Murphys fuel at Walmart before returning.I was lucky to get back as I had some contaminated fuel (some water and sludge) I had to take car into VW for six days and discovered the rear electric fuel pump has no sock but sucks thru a small filter screen over the 3/4" hole which got debri and did not send enough fuel to the last high presure mechanical pump which failed and sent metal debri thru injectors and lines. This pump has NO FILTER and fails often! Note no metal was found but car just lost power and I was charged $10000.00 I have only 20000 miles and still in warranty but they don,t cover this DEFECTIVE HIGH PRESSURE ALUMINUM PUMP which fails continually.I have 3 thoughts.A Why is there not a RECALL B Why would the VW garage charge this much when a new engine could have been put in cheaper! C How do they charge this much for a pump 4 lines and 4 injectors. Our car has been fixed and I am afraid to drive it!!! I have always been a VW buyer but I would not recommend this TDI DEFECTIVE FUEL PROBLEM Ken Hughes Ontario Canada
#4776 of 4777 Re: VW TDI ENGINE RECALL [ken1ida]
Nov 17, 2013 (8:35 am)
This sounds like a SCAM... VW is fixing this problem for free... assuming you're within 60,000 mile warranty. I just had mine fixed... took about 3 weeks. Fight it!
#4777 of 4777 Re: VW TDI ENGINE RECALL [ken1ida]
Nov 17, 2013 (8:38 am)
The more I think about it.... Get a Lawyer to look at your case... Get your money back and the get them pa\y for the hassles. The lawyer will get their cut too. Thanks for posting! It makes me mad when people get taken advantage of. God bless!