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#252 of 266 2012 Jetta SE Automatic having hesitation when starting.
Jan 08, 2013 (2:36 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 266 Re: 2012 Jetta SE Automatic having hesitation when starting. [mandamo85]
Jan 09, 2013 (12:26 pm)
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 266 Re: 2012 Jetta SE Automatic having hesitation when starting. [mandamo85]
Jan 09, 2013 (3:27 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 266 Re: 2012 Jetta SE Automatic having hesitation when starting. [carimari]
Jan 23, 2013 (12:16 pm)
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 266 Re: 2012 Jetta SE Automatic having hesitation when starting. [mandamo85]
Jan 23, 2013 (12:33 pm)
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 266 Re: 2012 Jetta SE Automatic having hesitation when starting. [mandamo85]
Jan 24, 2013 (8:25 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 266 Re: 2012 Jetta SE Automatic having hesitation when starting. [mandamo85]
Jan 29, 2013 (11:31 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 266 Re: stalling out [wolfsburg2001]
Feb 21, 2013 (7:08 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
#260 of 266 Re: Hesitation problem 2010 VW Jetta TDI Sport Wagon [lovemyvdub]
Mar 07, 2013 (9:12 am)
In hopes this helps others who have had this sort of problem: My 2010 Jetta TDI manual has been hesitating since I purchased it new. It was rare at first and never missed when the VW mechanic drove it. As the 3 year warranty ran out the hesitation had become frequent. After leaving it with VW for a week, a "code" occasionally advised replacing #3 fuel injector for code P020C. Haven't had any hesitation in 150 miles driven since it was replaced. VW didn't charge me for this as it was covered under the 5 yr engine and drive train warranty. I am very pleased with VW and my car.
#261 of 266 2002 Jetta Stall - need help identifying issue
Mar 10, 2013 (4:34 pm)
I have a 2002 Jetta 11 years old now. No major issues other than your wear and tear.
So today I am at the gas station filling up. I start the car and it stalls on me. The EPC light, battery light, and I think engine light all turned on.
Called AAA, they didn't know what was wrong with it so they called in their tow service. Car sat there for over an hour while waiting for the tow truck to come. tower comes tries to start the car and same thing. But then while he's loading it on the truck, he reaches down in front of the car, bangs something w/ his tool, starts the car and it works now, it actually starts and I drove it home which was only 1-2 miles away. He tells me bad fuel pump.
Now car is here at home but I am afraid it may not start to get it to the shop tomorrow.
But based on what i wrote, do you experts think it is only fuel pump problem? it was weird that right after I filled up the car this occurred, never occurred before too. and the whole EPC / BATTERY LIGHT coming on I thought the engine had had it.