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#228 of 266 Re: TDI has no 'ignitors' [bpeebles]
Feb 02, 2012 (11:15 am)
OK - so you think this is a no air or no fuel problem, most likely no fuel... After driving diesels for years, I agree. It is an intermittent problem and the dealer cannot get it to repeat - mostly because they will not repeat the scenario I have told them to use enough times to get it to happen. How do I get the dealer to move forward and FIX this?? They say they "cannot put any more time into it" and refuse to "throw parts at a car" but this is dangerous. If the hesitation occurs mid-shift, the car stalls, and has stalled in an intersection twice. If it hesitates once in gear, because it is a manual trans, it just hiccups and keeps going. I am being stonewalled by the dealer and by VW USA. Need help!!
#229 of 266 Re: TDI has no 'ignitors' [unhappyvwown]
Feb 02, 2012 (6:41 pm)
Your dealer is a bonehead! There is a gizmo they can connect to the computer-port under the dash which will "record" virtually all the sensors in real-time. Then they can give the vehicle back to you with the "recorder" installed.
You drive the vehicle for a week or so and get the problem to occor. (you can push a button on the gizmo to "mark" when the problem happened.)
The dealership simply uploads the data from the "recodrer" to the factory reps and they can diagnose EXACTLY what happened....and propose a proper repair action for the dealership to take.
I have done similar things using my laptop computer connected to the port under the dash of several VWs.... Anyone can do it with any laptop and this software
#230 of 266 Re: Hesitation problem 2010 VW Jetta TDI Sport Wagon [northeasttdi]
Feb 07, 2012 (3:39 am)
There is a recall on 2010 Jetta TDI's to stabilize the #2 injector fuel line due to resonant frequency vibration problem with fuel pump, as I understand it. This was a potential fire hazard, so I hope the effected owners on this forum are having it done. I had this recall performed and voila, problem resolved. That is, the hiccups are now greatly less noticeable ('not completely gone). The recall involved inspecting the fuel line(s) for apparent vibration damage and installing a dampener on the fuel line. Of course, the dealership told me this recall had nothing to do with a "hesitation", but it certainly did.
I'm really disappointed that the recall only dampened the coinciding frequency problem, rather than eliminating it, and that VW didn't address it sooner. However, I'm very happy to have it essentially resolved.
#231 of 266 Re: Hesitation problem 2010 VW Jetta TDI Sport Wagon [bestcarseeker]
Feb 07, 2012 (9:29 am)
I had the recall done, but the hesitation continues - no improvement.
My daughter has the same car, same problem!
Really scary when it happens during a shift and car stalls in an intersection!
Dealer totally unhelpful - "We cannot put any more time into this.' "We cannot throw parts at a car (because VW will not reimburse us for the repair)." "The car is operating according to specifications."
Dealer had car for 3 weeks, did not get the problem to repeat because they did not do what I told them would get the problem to repeat.
I am totally frustrated and ticked off at being stonewalled by VW.
#232 of 266 VW Jetta Won't Start.... Like everyone else's
Feb 10, 2012 (6:23 pm)
The problem I see is very common through looking online. What seems to be uncommon is the actual problem. It seems that even VW mechanics don't have a clue as to the real problem. Some people say it happens when it is hot, others when it is too cold and others, well it just happens. This is where we have the issue. Our Jetta is just not starting many times. It is ongoing, expensive and a real frustration to go through and still have nobody able to solve the problem. Sure VW is making a killing on all of the parts being replaced that are not causing the problem but they are still nt discussing what the issue is. Maybe it will take a stall in an intersection and a family to meet tragedy before VW will be sued in a large enough judgement that will make them take it seriously enough. I say do not buy VW and do not risk the lives of your family just to drive these death trap. If it stalls on a train track or a busy intersection, maybe a busy highway or who knows where else, are you willing to risk your life and the lives of your passengers so they can continue to make profits ahead of safety? I think not. Stay away from VW and they will either find a solution to make sure the cars they build and sell are safeor they will go bankrupt. Either way, safety will become more important.
#233 of 266 2006 VW Jetta TDI Stalling
Feb 29, 2012 (5:45 pm)
I own a 2006 Volkswagen Jetta TDI diesel (BRM engine code). This car has died on me 4 times now. It always happens when the engine gets to normal operating temperature and when I come to a stop. It does not happen any other time. By the way it acts I assumed it was some sort of fuel problem. I do not believe the fuel is gelling due to the mild weather. Code reader displays "NO CODES". I changed the fuel filter. Then the fuel pump relay, and today I installed a new fuel pump. I started the car and let it warm up for about 20 minutes. I drove it down the road, slowed to a stop and it died. It will start back up after the engine cools down some. This car was at our local Volkswagen dealership for 3 days. Even after they consulted with VW techs they couldn't figure it out. Like I said, it will start back up after 15 or 20 minutes.
Does anyone have a clue to what is going on with my car? Please HELP!!!
#234 of 266 Re: Why does my 2002 VW Jetta's engine cut out when I slow down? [faridamehreen]
Apr 26, 2012 (12:04 pm)
It very well could be the Engine speed sensor. I had problems with my 02 that sound like yours. Thatīs what it was. Not too expensive. Good luck.
#235 of 266 Re: Hesitation problem 2010 VW Jetta TDI Sport Wagon [bunchgrasser]
May 13, 2012 (11:44 pm)
I have an 06 tdi doing the samething, had in and checked out and nothing
I told the dealer you no about the problem and if something bad happens I will own your dealership and walked with the whole waiting room sitting there with mouths wide open.
ANYONE ELSE OUT THERE WITH THIS TO
#236 of 266 Re: Hesitation problem 2010 VW Jetta TDI Sport Wagon [sandman52188]
Jun 06, 2012 (9:44 am)
I have a 2012 TDI Sportwagen and it has just started with the stalling for no apparent reason. It lurches on acceleration, the battery light flickers and then it stalls. It will start right up again, but it is scary, to say the least.
For a much longer period, the car will shake like it is going to stall when I come to a stop. It never has, but it feels like it is choking for air or fuel. I drove a 1995 E300D Benz from new until 2010 and put 300K+ miles on it and it never stalled, so this is frustrating. Scared to put my daughter in the car now. My local dealer won't return my calls either. Frustrating.
#237 of 266 Re: Hesitation problem 2010 VW Jetta TDI Sport Wagon [sandman52188]
Jun 17, 2012 (5:40 am)
Hey, after 30K miles in 18 months with my 2010 TDI/manual AND 18 months and 40K on my daughter's identical car, and MULTIPLE complaints to dealer about both cars hesitating (usually on a cold start, usually at less than 30 mph) and mine stalling in intersections (dangerous), VW denying there was an issue (no "codes" = no problem), I FINALLY got it to act up with a VW employee onboard. VW USA has finally "acknowledged there is a problem" but VW tells me "there is no fix" for it right now, maybe in a few months! When I asked what it was that is causing the hesitation/stalling (rumor has it it's the high pressure fuel pump), the employee was either stonewalled by VW, or is stonewalling me - he "did not know". WHAT?? Conversation with another staff member indicated "this is an expensive fix, like $7000"!!