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Volkswagen Jetta, Biodiesel, Diesel, Sedan
#4346 of 4777 Re: 2009 TDI Stalling Issues [cosanostra]
Sep 17, 2010 (12:37 pm)
My 2 cents worth on your question is this...if you can't live without a VW, be patient until the 2011 larger version of the Jetta shows up later this fall and have a look. Then do some real serious detective work to find out if it has an improved HPFP.
I think it's nuts to pay a big car price for a Jetta that's about the same size as a Hyundai Elantra but has less than half the warranty.
When VW meets or beats that warranty I'll know they have finally figured out how to build a car that will last at least as long as the payments.
There are some great looking 2011 new cars out there now that come pretty close to the TDI's mpg's running on regular grade gas and have a MUCH better reliablity history (J>D Power, Consumers Reports, etc etc) than the VW's.
My 2006 TDI has a different fuel supply system than the newer models but it has a nasty habit of creating Break the Budget, off warranty, engine repair bills too.
The expensive VW service shedules (not to mention repairs) more than negate all the $avings on my TDI's 38 mpg.
#4347 of 4777 Re: 2009 TDI Stalling Issues [cosanostra]
Sep 18, 2010 (12:05 pm)
Yes, there have been HPFP failures in 2010s too. Although failures seem uncommon (60,000 '09 and '10 TDIs have been sold in the U.S.), it's the shocking repair expense and VW's capricious attitute about repairs that make it a headline topic. Our '10 JSW has been excellent in every respect, but we have only 6,300 Miles on it.
#4348 of 4777 Re: 2009 TDI Stalling Issues [asa]
Sep 19, 2010 (3:59 pm)
I just had my car in for its service, and so far no issues with the HPFP, hope it continues to stay that way. That would not be a good repair bill to have.
#4349 of 4777 09 TDI Sedan windshield
Sep 21, 2010 (7:33 am)
I am currently in the market for a windshield for my vehicle and called the insurance company first to report the claim. When speaking with the dealership, they do not replace however they have a shop that provides the service for them. Everyone seems to be asking me what type of windshield I have on my car, but aren't they all the same? And if they are different, can't they look it up by the VIN to see what was in it originally? The main questions asked where regarding rain sensors and tinting, but I don't believe I have either. Any ideas?
#4350 of 4777 Re: 09 TDI Sedan windshield [shrifty]
Sep 21, 2010 (8:10 am)
Well, the windscreen company won't have any idea unless they physically see the car. VIN identification may well do the trick but a simple visit to your dealer, or the windscreen company, will answer the question.
Not being rude here but do you really not know if your car has a tinted 'screen and/or rain sensors ? My flabber is truly gasted.
#4351 of 4777 Re: 09 TDI Sedan windshield [alltorque]
Sep 21, 2010 (8:51 am)
I probably should have been a bit clearer in my original post.
I was under the impression that having the VIN and knowing that I have an 09 TDI Sedan would have been enough information to know the correct windshield for my vehicle (especially the dealership), why would they need to see it? Also, did they really need to ask about 6 - 8 different questions regarding the windshield? Are there that many options out there for the TDI?
I am aware that the windshield is not tinted (although they insisted it had to be either blue or green with no other choice), but as for the rain sensors, I'm not 100% certain as I rarely use my wipers in the rain as the water runs off well enough that they are not necessary. I'd definitely say no to this as well.
Quite honestly, I was amazed at how long the discussion took to determine the correct windshield. I just can't believe it needs to be a complex process to figure it out.
#4352 of 4777 Re: 09 TDI Sedan windshield [shrifty]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Sep 21, 2010 (9:25 am)
yeah they probably do need to see it, since the VIN wouldn't list all the possible options. You could, I'd guess, have at least 3 different windshields in that car.
#4353 of 4777 Re: 09 TDI Sedan windshield [shrifty]
Sep 21, 2010 (10:57 am)
When we replaced the windshield in my wife's LS400 recently, they just asked for the VIN. However when they got to the house, the guy spotted right off that the color of the tinting was not correct. So they had to order the right tint, and make a second trip. He said with the color of the car and upholstery it would have looked awful. I think the tint is color coordinated in many cars.
#4354 of 4777 Re: 09 TDI Sedan windshield [gagrice]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Sep 21, 2010 (11:19 am)
Sometime there are mid-year production changes, too, as suppliers drop out or whatever.
#4355 of 4777 Re: 09 TDI Sedan windshield [Mr_Shiftright]
Sep 21, 2010 (4:56 pm)
Interesting, I never would have guessed that. Would it really matter if I didn't have the "correct" windshield? My theory is if it fits, put it in. Doesn't have to be pretty, just keep the elements and rocks out.
I did notice some type of black shading of some sort above the rear-view mirror, not sure what that is for...