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#236 of 273 Re: Hesitation problem 2010 VW Jetta TDI Sport Wagon [sandman52188]
Jun 06, 2012 (8:44 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 273 Re: Hesitation problem 2010 VW Jetta TDI Sport Wagon [sandman52188]
Jun 17, 2012 (4:40 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"!!
#238 of 273 Re: 2007 VW Jetta Stalling while driving [dustyrm817]
Jul 12, 2012 (11:04 am)
Yes! I have the same problem with the car stalling. Did you find out what the problem was?
#239 of 273 Re: 2007 VW Jetta Stalling while driving [carimari]
Aug 15, 2012 (10:38 am)
I just had this happen today. I had pulled out a parking lot and when I stopped at a stop sign, the car just died and the battery light blinked. It wouldn't restart right away. Luckily after 2 minutes, it came back up (scary b/c it is super hot out and I have two toddlers). The dealership isn't calling me back and my car has less then 2,000 miles on it. I have a 2012 Sportwagen TDI
#240 of 273 Re: jetta wont start....absolutely nothing! [moore0124]
Aug 15, 2012 (1:17 pm)
i have the exact same problem. i have a 98 jetta gls and it runs great for a while, then just dies. i let it sit forsometimes 10, 20 min or up to an hour and it starts right up. i replaced the cap rotor, plugs, fuel pump and filter, still same problem
#241 of 273 1998 jetta gls a/t random stalling
Aug 15, 2012 (1:23 pm)
i have a 98 jetta gls and it runs great for a while, then just dies. i let it sit for sometimes 10, 20 min or up to an hour and it starts right up. i replaced the cap rotor, plugs, fuel pump and filter, still same problem. like something heats up the car dies, i let it sit and cool down and it starts right up like nothing happened. no light or codes come up. me or my mechanics have no clue
#242 of 273 Re: 1998 jetta gls a/t random stalling [dino7002]
Aug 15, 2012 (10:16 pm)
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#243 of 273 Re: 2007 VW Jetta Stalling while driving [mama_mayhem]
Aug 17, 2012 (1:04 pm)
I wish I could tell you what was wrong with my car - they still don't know. I took the car to two dealerships. The first dealership said they had no idea what was wrong and everything looked fine. Since I paid for a rental I picked up my car, the second dealership gave me a "rental" but then I was charged over $300 to replace a battery and change three light bulbs on my car. So I am not sure if i needed a battery or not - but I live in AZ so thought it couldn't hurt.. anyway.. it hasn't happened since.. but I know it will.. I just pray my kids aren't in the car. Good luck!
#244 of 273 Re: 2007 VW Jetta Stalling while driving [carimari]
Sep 07, 2012 (1:14 pm)
Something very similar just happened to me while driving a 2010 Jetta LTD. The check battery light came on for a few seconds, then the car stalled.
I called the service dept right away (the car is still under warranty) and was told just to restart the car. They said not to bring it in for service unless it happens again. But there was no reason whatsoever for the car to stall. I was just fortunate that I was in a parking lot when it happened. Is there a way to report this problem to Volkswagen corporate, rather than the local service department? I checked the NHTSA website, but couldn't find anything there. But we should find a way of submitting these problems in the aggregate to both VW and the NHTSA.
#245 of 273 Re: 2007 VW Jetta Stalling while driving [chrislaughran]
Sep 07, 2012 (1:32 pm)
Hi Chris.. You can actually call the Volkswagen Customer Care department at 1-800-822-8987 and report the issue. and actually my car stalled again on Friday. Someone accidently hit my car - one tiny scratch - waited for the police with the car running as I live in AZ it took about one hour for the police to investigate as the other drive was impaired. When the officer said I could go- I started to drive away and my car stalled. I managed to make it to the scary mall in Phoenix and waited it out for an hour and half - when I came back to the car it started up without issue and has not stalled since. I am thinking that the issues are due to climate as I live in Arizona, but I am not sure. I didn't take it back to the dealer because last time it costed $300 and the same issue is still occuring. Please let me know if anyone finds anything about how to fix the issue. Thanks!