2006 Volkswagen Jetta Consumer Review: Dangerous car to drive or ride

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Dangerous car to drive or ride in
By dennisinwv on


2006 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 4dr Sedan (1.9L 4cyl Turbodiesel 6AM)


Purchased my 2006 Jetta TDI in July, 2006. Timing belt broke at 42,000 miles. Camshaft had to be replaced under warranty. Camshaft failed again at 150,000 miles (timing belt was fine). Camshaft failed again at 270,000 miles. Without warning car was lost power while in cruise - almost run over by tractor-trailers more than once. Research reveals an enormous camshaft problems for TDI owners. VW put a bandaid on the original camshaft failure and allowed my family to drive and ride in an unsafe vehicle. VW mgt knew they had a problem and discontinued the 1.9 TDI engine. VW should have informed 2006 TDI owners that their car could lose power without warning.

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Warning: Do not purchase a 2006 Jetta TDI unless you tear down the engine and inspect the engine. Don't put your family in jeopardy.

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VW should immediately replace every 2006 Jetta 1.9 TDI engine or buy the vehicle back from the owner. This vehicle is the 21st century Corvair.
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