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Volkswagen Jetta, Biodiesel, Diesel, Sedan
#4045 of 4777 Re: Electrics [vinchenz61]
Mar 29, 2010 (5:57 pm)
So far I have had the airbag fault light come on five times in the year I have owned my 2009 Jetta TDI. The last time I asked that the service department call VW instead of whatever it was that was so ineffective. They did. VW knew the problem, but the dealer had not. Apparently some wires to the wiring harness on the driver's side of the vehicle routinely broke. The repair, finally, involved lengthening the wires and reattaching them. So far so good, but it's only been a week, so my fingers are crossed.
#4046 of 4777 Re: Sportwagen TDI vs Audi A3 TDI [gagrice]
Mar 29, 2010 (7:01 pm)
On the Edmunds picture of the Sportwagen- I thought I might be imagining things because it just didn't look as nice as most pics of the 2010 that are available. As far as dimensions, the A3 is quite a bit wider than the Sportwagen- about 8 inches.
#4047 of 4777 Re: TDI Approved Oil [elias]
Mar 29, 2010 (7:20 pm)
OK here it is (from Mobil 1 ESP Formula 5W-30 sticker now sold at PepBoys):
ACEA C2/C3, ACEA A3/B3, ACEA A3/B4, API CF
Meets the engine test requirements of:
ACEA A5/B5, API SL/SM
VW 504 00/507 00; MB-Approval 229.31/229.51; BMW Longlife 04; Peugeot Citroen Automobiles E/D
Recommended for applications requiring VW 502 00/503 00/503 01/505 00/506 00/506 01 (all VW engines with exception of Unit-Injector /Pumpe-Duse TDI without Longlife Service and without DPF between 1999-2003 and RS/V10-TDI before model year 2006).
So, it looks like this oil is not for your 505 01 (06 TDI).....because you have what they refer as Pumpe-Duse (Unit-Injector) engine....you must be using SAE 5W-40 I believe....
#4048 of 4777 Re: Electrics [tjburkejr]
Mar 29, 2010 (7:24 pm)
Can you be more specific? What wires and where? Which ones broke and had to be lengthened?
#4049 of 4777 Re: Electrics [jogousa]
Mar 29, 2010 (7:31 pm)
Doesn't matter. Newer VWs like yours don't have electrical problems, right?
#4050 of 4777 Re: Sportwagen TDI vs Audi A3 TDI [maybesubie1]
Mar 29, 2010 (7:34 pm)
You better check that again. The A3 is 69.5" wide and the Sportwagen is 70.1" wide. Same wheel base but the A3 is 10" shorter than the VW Sportwagen. Here is the correct picture for the 2010 Sportwagen. My dealer had 6 of them last week.
#4051 of 4777 Re: Sportwagen TDI vs Audi A3 TDI [gagrice]
Mar 29, 2010 (7:56 pm)
OK, I did some checking and found conflicting information. Saw a couple sources that said about 70 inches and a couple that had it in the 78-inch range. 78 does seem like it would be too wide though.
#4052 of 4777 Re: Sportwagen TDI vs Audi A3 TDI [maybesubie1]
Mar 29, 2010 (8:12 pm)
Some sources measure the width including mirrors which might account for the discrepancy. However, with mirrors extended I would think that it would be even wider but I think that may be the reason. They might include the width with the mirrors folded versus no mirrors.
There could just not be an 8" difference between two similar cars like this. I don't think there would even be an 8" difference between a Taurus and a Jetta.
#4053 of 4777 Re: Electrics [m6user]
Mar 29, 2010 (8:34 pm)
All cars have electrical problems here and there - some more, some less. Consumers Report keeps pretty accurate statistics for each model year.
#4054 of 4777 Re: Electrics [jogousa]
Mar 30, 2010 (4:28 am)
Thanks Very much...funny you say that I started the file last night on the car. Hopefully this is it and it all straightens out