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Volkswagen Jetta, Future Vehicle, Sedan
#224 of 268 Re: Factory alignment problem 2011 jetta se [luisdiaz]
May 15, 2011 (5:42 pm)
Fred's TDI forum for VW TDI has one 11 Jetta story and VW of America replaced the car with zero hassle according to the story. Just tell the dealer you want another car you are not stuck with anything and should not have to go through the lemon law mess. VW of America is making amazing efforts to keep VW owners satisfied. I had a recall on my 11 TDI no big deal Cruze by chevy just recalled 170,000 they all get recalls and VW send me a 50.00 Visa Cash Card for the inconvenience. 1 month after buying my Jetta VW sent me a gift card for Starbucks. Never had any car company give me anything. My TDI has 6000 miles and it is flawless, well other than the recall, but that just seems normal for all cars these days. Had Honda Accords for years and they had recalls.
#225 of 268 2011 Jetta S Automatic Stalls without warning.
May 17, 2011 (6:23 pm)
My Jetta has stalled on me twice, while the vehicle was still in motion. Power just died. Not a warning. The dealership has not changed a thing. I've asked for a replacement and they declined. The tell me the car is fine, same thing as they told me the first check. They are holding out until it happens again. Even if it means that I may be involved in an accident.
#226 of 268 Re: Factory alignment problem 2011 jetta se [luisdiaz]
May 18, 2011 (4:07 pm)
Before you exhaust yourself persuing a legal remedy, you might want to take it to an independent alignment shop and have them take a look at it. It'd be worth $60 or whatever to perhaps put this issue behind you. Good luck -- I'd be frustrated too.
#227 of 268 Re: Got Jetta S [lahilani]
May 19, 2011 (6:57 pm)
The car I got from VW Sunnyvale had nothing extra. It was stock Jetta S (with automatic transmission). You can compare what's in the trim at following.
I liked the fact that even the lowest trim had all the safety feature I was looking for.
#228 of 268 Carefree Maint Program by different VW dealer
May 25, 2011 (6:59 pm)
I'm shopping for a 2011 Jetta SportWagen SE on the internet and think I've found a good deal from a dealer willing to bring the car in from another state. But the dealer isn't the one I would be using for service (they're about an hour away and there is one about 10 mins away). Are all VW dealers required to honor the Carefree Maintenance Program even if I didn't purchase the vehicle there? Do you think this will be a problem for either dealer?
#229 of 268 Maint Program by different VW dealer [snoopywg]
May 26, 2011 (6:53 am)
Never had any problem taking my VW to another dealer and requesting warranty service. For that matter, other car brands, as well. The deal is with the carmaker, not the individual dealer. Good luck.
#230 of 268 Re: Carefree Maint Program by different VW dealer [snoopywg]
May 27, 2011 (11:16 pm)
They bring it in from out of state, so what? You will be BUYING the car from your dealer, and they will service it dor you.
#231 of 268 Re: Carefree Maint Program by different VW dealer [fho2008]
May 28, 2011 (7:07 am)
Actually, I would be buying from a dealer in-state, but not the dealer I would be getting the service from. The selling dealer is over an hour away from me...
But I did get my answer: the 90-day Courtesy Inspection would have to be done at the selling dealer, the rest of the Carefree Maint. can be done at any VW dealership in the US.
#232 of 268 Re: Carefree Maint Program by different VW dealer [snoopywg]
May 28, 2011 (7:50 am)
I am still wondering about the 10,000 mile interval for oil changes. It seems so far apart. For me, this mean I havent changed it yet. I have had it for 6 months and have about 7,200 miles on it. Went through winter, road trip to florida. I feel that the oil needs changed. But, at way over $100 to get the oil changed and rotation.
$25 just to rotate. Which I need to get done soon!!! I lease my car, but still feel obligated to take care of it.
I will probably wait for 10k, but rotations at every 10k is a long time! $25 is robbery too though...lol. I'll pay it, its worth it for your tires.
#233 of 268 Re: Carefree Maint Program by different VW dealer [bvdj84]
May 29, 2011 (12:51 am)
As long as you do the maintenance as scheduled you should be ok.
I remember changing oil every 3k, then with synthetic going to 5k I was worried at first but the synthetic at 5k was cleaner than regular oil at 3k!