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Volkswagen Jetta, Biodiesel, Diesel, Sedan
#4372 of 4747 Re: Dead Pedal [f1doc]
by Mr_Shiftright HOST
Oct 10, 2010 (8:48 am)
That certainly doesn't sound like turbo lag. I couldn't find a TSB on this, only older ones. That doesn't mean there isn't one. Maybe someone can track it down?
Oh, wait, here's something.
NHTSA has just opened an investigation (August):
NHTSA Action Number:
The Office of Defects Investigation (ODI) has received 7 complaints on 2009 Volkswagen Jetta TDI vehicles alleging that while driving and without warning the engine limped and then stalled almost immediately. A Preliminary Evaluation has been opened to assess the scope, frequency, and potential safety consequences associated with the alleged defect.
No doubt this will grind very very slowly but ultimately might result in a recall.
#4373 of 4747 Re: Dead Pedal [Mr_Shiftright]
Oct 10, 2010 (9:56 am)
Glad to hear the NHTSA is looking into this. Not sure if it is really a problem or not, but is quite annoying when it happens. It happened when I first got the car, just assumed it was "normal".
#4374 of 4747 Re: Dead Pedal [shrifty]
Oct 28, 2010 (10:35 am)
Has anyone heard any further details regarding this investigation?
#4375 of 4747 2006 jetta tdi - battery
Oct 31, 2010 (7:15 am)
This may be a stupid question but does this car have more than one battery?
#4376 of 4747 Re: 2006 jetta tdi - battery [dufenschmertz]
Oct 31, 2010 (1:25 pm)
06 jetta tdi has just one battery... a big one !
#4377 of 4747 Re: 2006 jetta tdi - battery [elias]
by Mr_Shiftright HOST
Oct 31, 2010 (5:16 pm)
Diesel cars need stronger batteries. Never cheap out on a diesel car battery.
#4378 of 4747 Re: 2006 jetta tdi - battery [Mr_Shiftright]
Nov 02, 2010 (6:06 pm)
My wifes 2003 TDI has gone thru 6 Vermont winters on the original battery. A new one from "Interstate Batteries" lists for $245.95. This MTP-H7 battery one of the most powerful batteries in the industry
Everyone knows that "Interstate Batteries" sells the best batteries on the planet. Most contractors have their rechargable powertools rebuilt at "Interstate Batteries". I also get all my cell-phone batteries from "Interstate Batteries".
We plug in the TDI block-heater anytime the ambient temp goes below 0F. This adds many years to the batteries life.
#4379 of 4747 Re: 2006 jetta tdi - battery [bpeebles]
Nov 02, 2010 (6:26 pm)
Just replaced the battery on our 2004 Passat TDI wagon after 6 Washington winters (75 months of life). It was noticeably low, but not dead yet. Dealer price for original equipment battery: $110.00 minus $20 discount plus $19 labor.
#4380 of 4747 2002 TDI using oil
Nov 14, 2010 (10:43 pm)
Has anybody ran across their TDI using oil. I recently got a 2002 TDI Jetta 198,000 and noticed that the guy carried oil with him. I checked the oil and found he was a 1.5 qts. low. Any suggestions. I am not leaking it out anywhere and filter area is pretty clean just small seepage from changing filter. I called previous owner and found he had 4,000 miles on oil. He uses synthetic oil with the gc-4. Is it true that the service interval is 15,000 mile?
#4381 of 4747 Re: 2002 TDI using oil [mech79]
Nov 15, 2010 (3:55 am)
You should go here: www.tdiclub.com.
you will find lot's of info