Last post on Nov 22, 2013 at 8:12 PM
You are in the Volkswagen Jetta
What is this discussion about?
Volkswagen Jetta, Audio, Electrical, Sedan
Go to NHTSA to file a safety complaint.
Or call Monday-Friday (8 am to 8 pm ET) (888) 327-4236 TTY: (800)424-9153
#250 of 273 Re: Help! :-/ [jettaqueen]
Oct 11, 2012 (4:01 pm)
What was the ultimate cause of your problem in your post of 7/11/11? I bought a used 2007 Jetta for my daughter last summer and she had some problems with it - had a lot of warranty/recall work performed, including replacement of the coils (I think). Recently, my other daughter drove it to the door of her apartment at college and it died and I can't get it to start at all. The gas gauge said past empty so I added gas just to make sure she hadn't run it to empty. The battery only clicked, as it does when the battery is about dead. I jumped it and the starter cranked energetically but endlessly without the engine ever kicking over - even a single surge. It's as if it has either no fuel or no air, or some other mixture problem. What did you learn from your bad experience from 2011?
#251 of 273 Re: Hesitation problem 2010 VW Jetta TDI Sport Wagon [unhappyvwown]
Dec 27, 2012 (7:55 am)
After spending a morning online looking into what's "possibly" wrong with my car and reading about this dang First Extended Warranty company, I feel sick. I have the 2010 VW Jetta TDI Sportwagen. Last week while driving back from lunch at work the glow plug light came on with the warning "Service Immediately." I've always had my car serviced by VW so I didn't think much of it. I called the service center they said to get it up to them but if I turned the car off and back on again and there was no light present it would be okay to drive - otherwise have it towed.
When I turned it back on, not only did the glow plug light come back on but so did the "check engine" light. We had it towed to the dealership where they looked at it and told me there had been a "failure in the fuel pump which caused." (& I'm quoting here) "shards of metal to spray throughout my engine." Sounds great, right?
I bought this car brand new in 2010 with only 30 miles on it. I had noticed a bit of a hiccup every once in a while which reminded me of how it felt when my old car would have bad gas or something in it - like it just wasn't getting the right fuel for a second and then it would go again. Aside from that hesitation, we never stalled, never had trouble starting in the morning, never had any signs that anything was wrong and then one day...BOOM! You have shards of metal in your engine.
I'm glad we purchased the extended warranty but after waiting over a week (I'm trying to be patient because it's the week before and now Christmas) to hear from them to see if my issue is "covered" I started reading reviews of the company and it's made me nauseated. I came on here to see if anyone had any sort of similar problem to mine and your thread was the closest I could find when it came to mentioning the fuel pump.
I'll keep you updated as I learn more.
#252 of 273 2012 Jetta SE Automatic having hesitation when starting.
Jan 08, 2013 (1:36 pm)
I leased in April of 2012 a new Jetta SE automatic 2012. Within 2 months the check engine light came on. It comes on and goes off now and again. Dealer said don't worry about it as long as it goes out, lol, okay? I can count at least 10 times I had to turn the key twice and hold for longer than normal to get my car to start meanwhile the battery or check engine light comes on then a few days later goes away. Again, don't worry about it.
8 months into this lease this morning my car hesitated to start then idled so low that I tought the car was going to stall. The stalling sound was making the car move like it was bucking but never stalling out. Check engine light came on. Was bucking down the road luckily to make it to work that is only a mile away.
Called the dealer, it's going there tonight and I told them I don't want it back until it's fixed. I will be calling VW customer care tonight to list these problems. I'm so frustraited, a 3 year lease is too long for this piece of crap. They don't make VW like they used to. JUNK!
#253 of 273 Re: 2012 Jetta SE Automatic having hesitation when starting. [mandamo85]
Jan 09, 2013 (11:26 am)
Dealer states they need to replace the cam shaft adjustment valve. I've had my car 8 months and it has less than 6,000 miles on it...
#254 of 273 Re: 2012 Jetta SE Automatic having hesitation when starting. [mandamo85]
Jan 09, 2013 (2:27 pm)
Can you reply back in few weeks or so and let me know if this solves the issue. I still have problems with the car stalling, but am not under warranty so anything I do is out of pocket
#255 of 273 Re: 2012 Jetta SE Automatic having hesitation when starting. [carimari]
Jan 23, 2013 (11:16 am)
So a week went by and I started having problems with getting the car started again. I have to turn over for long periods of time, multipe times, each time the battery and check engine light come on. Once I get the car started all is good and the lights go back out. It's going back to the dealer today actually, they mentioned checking the fuel in the car (I always get my gas at the same Cumberland Farms) to see if it's "too dense." I will let you know what they find out.
#256 of 273 Re: 2012 Jetta SE Automatic having hesitation when starting. [mandamo85]
Jan 23, 2013 (11:33 am)
Just got off the phone with the dealer. The car was throwing a code that VW has a bulletin (not a recall) on stating that if the car prveiously had a code for N205 to replace the high pressure adjustment valve (which mine did about a week ago) to reset and change the car's oil. They did this and it was covered under my warranty so no charge. We will see what happens from here and I will update you!
#257 of 273 Re: 2012 Jetta SE Automatic having hesitation when starting. [mandamo85]
Jan 24, 2013 (7:25 am)
So I picked up my car last night (as mentioned above). Everything was great, car started great even though it was -2 below out. Car started great this morning even though it was -9 below this morning. Less than a mile down the road on my way to work the check engine light came on. It's going back to the dealer a third time tomorrow. AGAIN, I will keep you posted.
#258 of 273 Re: 2012 Jetta SE Automatic having hesitation when starting. [mandamo85]
Jan 29, 2013 (10:31 am)
So my car went back to the dealer last Friday morning. They called me that afternoon and said the cam tensioner gasket/seal needed to be replaced and that they would order the part but because they had to pull the header off it wouldn't be ready before Tuesday the 29th. I got a call today that they pulled the header ready to change the gasket and saw their was more than normal condensation in or on the pcv valve and that it needed to be replaced as it was not working and was a manufacturer defect. AGAIN, they would order the part and call me when the car was ready. Can you say ?
#259 of 273 Re: stalling out [wolfsburg2001]
Feb 21, 2013 (6:08 pm)
Check main alternator wire to battery on most jetta they are to small of a wire I changed mine to a larger wire and never had another problem