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#2996 of 4747 2006-2009 Jetta recall
Jun 25, 2009 (1:29 pm)
Would anyone happen to know if this applies to the TDI? I am going in for my 20,000 service this weekend and will ask when I am there. I see that it mentions a 2.0L TFSI engine with DSG, but I am clueless as to what a TFSI engine is.
Vehicle Make / Model: Model Year(s):
VOLKSWAGEN / JETTA 2006-2009
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 09V164000
VOLKSWAGEN IS RECALLING 25,594 MY 2006-2009 JETTA 5TH GENERATION EQUIPPED WITH 2.01 ENGINE. THE FASTENING SCREW CONTACT SURFACES ON THE DRIVESHAFT COVER PLATE MAY NOT HAVE BEEN MANUFACTURED TO FACTORY SPECIFICATIONS. SOME SCREWS MAY NOT HAVE BEEN TORQUED PROPERLY DURING ASSEMBLY AND COULD LOOSEN OVER TIME, CAUSING A KNOCKING SOUND WHEN THE VEHICLE IS IN MOTION. THE DRIVESHAFT SCREWS COULD LOOSEN TO THE POINT WHERE THE DRIVESHAFT DETACHES FROM THE GEARBOX.
IF THE VEHICLE IS MOVING WHEN THIS HAPPENS, THE DETACHED DRIVESHAFT COULD CAUSE DAMAGE THE GEARBOX HOUSING. A DAMAGE GEARBOX HOUSING COULD LEAK GEARBOX OIL ONTO THE STREET AND CREATE A RISK OF A VEHICLE CRASH FOR BOTH THE DRIVER AND OTHER MOTORISTS.
DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE DRIVESHAFT SCREWS AND REPLACE THE SCREWS FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN ON OR BEFORE JUNE 19, 2009. OWNERS MAY CONTACT VOLKSWAGEN AT 1-800-822-8987.
VOLKSWAGEN RECALL NO. 40J2/S4. OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV .
In addition, the affected VIN #s are: 3VW_ _ _ 1K _ 6M _ 618033 to 3VW _ _ _ 1K _ 9M _ 304337
#2997 of 4747 Re: 2006-2009 Jetta recall [shrifty]
Jun 25, 2009 (1:38 pm)
Correct me if I am wrong, but the 09 Tdi diesel is 1,9 liter engine (not 2,01)....which means it may cover the gasser....
#2998 of 4747 Re: 2006-2009 Jetta recall [jogousa]
Jun 25, 2009 (1:42 pm)
The 09 TDI has a 2.0L engine, previous years were 1.9.
In the recall notice it also mentioned TFSI, but I have no idea what that means.
#2999 of 4747 Re: 2006-2009 Jetta recall [shrifty]
Jun 25, 2009 (1:56 pm)
09 Tdi has the following engine (that is what I have):
• Turbo compressor
• 1,968 cc 2.0 liters in-line 4 front engine with 81.0 mm bore, 95.5 mm stroke, 16.5 compression ratio, overhead cam and four valves per cylinder
• Diesel fuel
• Diesel common rail fuel system
• 14.5 gallon main diesel fuel tank 12.1
• Power: 104 kW , 140 HP SAE 4,000 rpm; 236 ft lb , 320 Nm 1,750 rpm
#3000 of 4747 Re: 2006-2009 Jetta recall [jogousa]
Jun 25, 2009 (2:13 pm)
The recall mentioned an engine with 147 kW, so I would then assume that they are not referring to the TDI, so it appears that we are ok.
#3001 of 4747 Re: 2006-2009 Jetta recall [shrifty]
Jun 25, 2009 (2:23 pm)
Another designation is CBEA.
#3002 of 4747 Re: new car purchase [Mr_Shiftright]
Jun 25, 2009 (4:28 pm)
I have a nephew that is a repair tech for a VW dealership. He was actually recruited by the dealership and moved from a different state to the VW dealership he now works at. I asked him after he had been there about a year if I should buy a new 08 Jetta or the Mazda6 I was looking at. He said I should buy the Mazda if repairs and breakdown are a concern. He also mentioned that most repairs on a VW are about double most Japanese cars.
I was really hoping that he would have said the VW because I really liked the solidness and handling but I bought the Mazda6 instead. In two years and 33,000 have not had one trip to the dealer other than routine maint. Absolutely nothing had to be fixed or adjusted which to me is pretty amazing.
I am still looking at the 09 TDI as I have another vehicle that needs replacing in the near future. I'll talk to him soon now that he has three years on the job and find out if his opinion has changed.
#3003 of 4747 Re: new car purchase [m6user]
Jun 25, 2009 (4:52 pm)
I had a Mazda, before Subaru. It's a fine car but the quality is dropping (from what I hear). As far as I know (and I can attest to that being previously owner of one or more of the following) I would rate the quality and design of Japanese cars as follows:
1. Honda (and their derivates such as Acura)
2. Toyota (and their derivates such as Lexus)(my son works for Toyota HQ in Torrance, Calif.)
4. Nissan (and their derivates such as Infinity)(formerly Datsun - changed name because of chronic rusting problems)
8. Isuzu (no more)
From all of the above I like Subaru the most.
My first car was a French Simca Aronde, I went through several Citroens (loved those), Renaults, Peugeots, etc. The worst: Land Rover Discovery although I was one of the first owners of Land Rover in the U.S. - that car Land Rover - was impossible to sell (in Calif), Oh well...
#3004 of 4747 Re: new car purchase [m6user]
Jun 25, 2009 (6:38 pm)
"VW I think has decreased costs and increased build quality"
I too have read that VW claims that the Jettas have been too costly to produce and have figured out a way to build them faster and cheaper.
Somehow this disturbs me. Faster and cheaper is what got the Big 3 into the worst decade of Crapper Cars we have ever seen.
From reading all the Consumer Reports on the problomatic DSG and indeed the dual clutch system failures in the manual transmissions, makes me wonder how building them faster and cheaper will make them any better.
I think I will wait for the new Jettas coming out this fall to see how this all works out.
I like the look of the new front end, standard Bluetooth, more sound deadening, nicer steering wheel controls and better interior materials.
And car gossip has it that a real overhaul from the frame up is in store for 2011 Jettas.
#3005 of 4747 Re: new car purchase [longo2]
Jun 25, 2009 (7:08 pm)
Constant improvement is definitely a "process".
With one 03 VW 119,000 miles and 6 years old I will let you know in 5/6 years how the 2009 VW fairs. Hopefully the 03 will be 11/12 years old.