Do not buy 2005/6 TDI unless cam has been replaced
By vwexfan on
2006 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 4dr Sedan (1.9L 4cyl Turbodiesel 5M)
I own two VW TDI Jetta's from new a 2006 and a 2010... Both have issues...
Im anal retentive on the maint and always go to dealer until warranty is over then I do it myself but always buy all my parts etc from the dealer...
My 2006 has 168k km on it and the camshaft is pooched VW Canada gave me a $400 credit towards a $4k+ repair bill I just snickered and said can you spell the word Toyota
I love the car like the dealership
I have owned 4 VW diesels each with over 400K on them with never an issue I think you are seeing VWs goal to be the #1 manufacture and lots of short cuts
After 20 plus years of good value I guess I need to find another path
DO not buy any 2005/6 TDIs they all have this problem with the cam it is a manufacturing issue the hardness in the cam was never right on them all of them will fail sub 200k I personally know of 4 all between the 160-190k mark
† Edmunds.com received the highest numerical score in the proprietary J.D. Power 2014 Third-Party Automotive Website Evaluation Study℠. Results based on responses from 3,381 responses, measuring 14 companies and measures third-party automotive website usefulness among new and used vehicle shoppers. Proprietary study results are based on experiences and perceptions of owners surveyed from January 2014. Your experiences may vary. Visit jdpower.com.