Last post on Nov 17, 2013 at 8:38 AM
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Volkswagen Jetta, Biodiesel, Diesel, Sedan
#4730 of 4777 Re: Another Repair [fho2008]
Nov 25, 2012 (1:15 pm)
That is one reason my VW dealership is a 2-hour drive from my home.... they provide free loner cars .... and even pickup-n-delivery from my driveway if I wanted.
#4731 of 4777 VW 2009 Diesel Jetta Sportswagon TDI Particulate Filters
Jan 23, 2013 (9:30 am)
My 2009 Sportswagon has 19,000 miles. I purchased it new from the dealer in May 09 with a 3 year service warranty in Illinois. I called the dealership about service in December 09 and the June 2010, and each time they said I did not need service/maintenance as my mileage was so low
Last June I was told I needed to replace the Particulate Filter at a cost of $3500.00 without labor. The "warranty had been expired for three days. They told me the service light had been on for 500 miles, which was not true. After I complained VW paid for the parts not the labor. THey did the work, but again did not service the car. VW service said I should drive my car on the highway to blow out particulates?
In July 2012 I went to Jiffy Lube to have the car serviced as I was going on a trip and VW dealer kept saying my car did not need servicing. The Lube garage placed Pennzoil 5W40 Plat Synth Euro in the car, what they said VW recommended.
Several weeks ago the service light came on again and the engine failed while my son was driving. Again, I am told we need to replace the particulate filter , 3500.00 for the filter and then add labor and replace some other things due to the seal on the fuel injection failing and diesel leaked on a belt which also needs replacing.
When we told VW service the exact oil ( above) that had been used they said yes that was right and the warranty would cover it. THen they made a phone call and came back saying the the density of the oil was wrong and that the warranty would not cover it. Needed to be 5W30 not 40.
Has anyone else had trouble with the PARTICULATE Filters?
I have also had the problem of a very loud fan noise for several years...when I asked the dealership service they have twice said they did not notice anything.
As a lay person, I say VW could do a better job educating new owners on Diesel engines.
#4732 of 4777 Re: VW 2009 Diesel Jetta Sportswagon TDI Particulate Filters [vw2010]
Jan 23, 2013 (7:49 pm)
Would you mind posting the name and location of your VW dealership that has been gouging you for repairs?
That way every other owner in your area might give them a WIDE berth!
#4733 of 4777 Re: VW 2009 Diesel Jetta Sportswagon TDI Particulate Filters [longo2]
by Kirstie@Edmunds HOST
Jan 24, 2013 (10:23 am)
He/she can post the dealership name here, but it's more likely to be seen by the intended (local) audience if submitted in our dealership & repair shop reviews section:
#4734 of 4777 Re: VW 2009 Diesel Jetta Sportswagon TDI Particulate Filters [vw2010]
Jan 24, 2013 (4:35 pm)
I am soooo glad my 2003 TDI does NOT have particulate filter (or much of the other crp they bolt onto the newer TDIs.)
I even get better MPG than the newer TDIs. With only 140,000 miles, it still has many years of life left.
(Esta mated 2003 TDI engine life is 300,000 miles based on the same engine used in ocean-going vessels)
#4735 of 4777 Jetta TDI DPF
Feb 04, 2013 (7:10 am)
First off, you need to get the car away from the dealer.. Go to WWW.TDICLUB.com.. and look for a trusted guru near you. Second ,NEVER, NEVER let Jiffy Lube service your car. These engines require specific VW 507.0 spec oil.. Nothing else. Other oils will cause DPF problems. If you can't change your own, again find a local Guru on the TDI website. .Read. Read. Read this website. There is a lot to learn here, but the cars can be fantastic if maintained and driven properly. One thing stressed here is don't baby this engine.. it likes to work and work hard. Make it do it. I have 60,000 miles on mine with absolutely no issues. Good luck.
#4736 of 4777 Re: Jetta TDI DPF [jim1701]
Feb 04, 2013 (7:30 am)
Could not agree more. Local guy to me ran a Skoda Octavia 1.9TDi PD 105bhp, (i.e. pre-DPF/Euro III), for 410k miles before handing it over to his wife as the family hack. Still going strong and has had no issues. Timely servicing and correct fluids are the keys to long life. Work 'em hard - they love it.
#4737 of 4777 Sputtering and Acceleration Loss
Feb 18, 2013 (5:47 am)
Hi, I have a 2006 Jetta Tdi. Just yesterday, on a 7 1/2 hour drive home, the Jetta started losing the ability to maintain speed and acceleration on steep inclines. Pretty scary when your going 80 on the expressway with traffic behind you and all of the sudden your dropping speed!! Over the past couple of days it has been having an occasional sputter, which initially felt like the back tires were slipping. We were in a very cold area in Norther Michigan. However, the sputters started happening more frequently, then the acceleration loss started happening. The jetta made it home fine, seems to run a little rough. No engine lights or warning have come on. Any suggestions, does this require yet another costly trip to the dealership?? I have 167,000 miles on the vehicle.
#4738 of 4777 Re: Sputtering and Acceleration Loss [aeezk]
Feb 18, 2013 (7:12 am)
I would think fuel first off. Are you using Number one diesel in sub zero weather?
#4739 of 4777 Re: Sputtering and Acceleration Loss [aeezk]
Feb 18, 2013 (7:58 am)
My experience for my 2006 Jetta TDI. Faithfully used the VW TDI synthetic oil and changed trans fluid at $450 per change also.
Wife was driving on interstate, experienced loss of power, engine still ran, drove home, could tell power was down........3 of the lifters had holes in top and cam was worn on some lobes at 92,000 miles. Researched and there was an issue with our model '06 Jetta TDI but VW said it ws our problem, not theirs. Was told by many that the cam was a bad design, had narrow lobes?, and did more than just move the lifters?.
You might want to have shop check out the lifters and cams. We found a shop that did cam and lifters and related for $2800. Waiting for recall, but not expecting any money back from VW.
I have photos of lifters and worn cam if interested.