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I owned a 2005 volkswagen Jetta Gli 6-speed. Very fun car to drive but it was expensive over the owner ship. Not a good car for High desert Area/ dirt roads, the lip kit was like 2 inches of the ground it got torn off while colliding a bunny. I also had two speakers go out but where replaced by the warranty. then an engine motor mount went missing the engine ... Read More
I had a similar issue with a 2007 Jetta Wolfsburg 2.5. The rear caliper pistons have to be turned in with a caliper tool. I used a snap on tool that I borrowed from a mechanic. You cannot simply compress the rear caliper pistons in. They must be turned in clockwise. I don't think it's the emergency brake adjustment although you should be sure to see that the pads move freely ... Read More
this same problem started just after the trans and timing chain was replaced. but the error code reads different censors than was worked on. this happens when the engine gets HOT, I live where it gets to the 3 digits. tried to cool down the engine by spraying water on the radiator, turned off the AC, the car will start but as soon as it is put into drive it starts ... Read More
Hi Chris.. You can actually call the Volkswagen Customer Care department at 1-800-822-8987 and report the issue. and actually my car stalled again on Friday. Someone accidently hit my car - one tiny scratch - waited for the police with the car running as I live in AZ it took about one hour for the police to investigate as the other drive was impaired. When the officer said I could go- ... Read More
Something very similar just happened to me while driving a 2010 Jetta LTD. The check battery light came on for a few seconds, then the car stalled. I called the service dept right away (the car is still under warranty) and was told just to restart the car. They said not to bring it in for service unless it happens again. But there was no reason whatsoever for the car to ... Read More
I wish I could tell you what was wrong with my car - they still don't know. I took the car to two dealerships. The first dealership said they had no idea what was wrong and everything looked fine. Since I paid for a rental I picked up my car, the second dealership gave me a "rental" but then I was charged over $300 to replace a battery and change three ... Read More
I just had this happen today. I had pulled out a parking lot and when I stopped at a stop sign, the car just died and the battery light blinked. It wouldn't restart right away. Luckily after 2 minutes, it came back up (scary b/c it is super hot out and I have two toddlers). The dealership isn't calling me back and my car has less then 2,000 miles on it. ... Read More
Yes! I have the same problem with the car stalling. Did you find out what the problem was?
I currently have two Jettas (2007 and 2009). Both have the 2.5 gas engine and Tiptronic 6 speed automatic. Both cars were made in Mexico. My 2009 was purchased new and now has 53,000 miles. I have not had one item go wrong which would have required warranty work at the dealer. This is impressive, as I cannot recall purchasing a new car in recent years that have never had anything ... Read More
My car has recently been shutting off while idling or in the parked position. I've taken it into the VW dealer four times and they cannot seem to find out why it just shuts off. They have cleaned the fuel injection system because they initially thought it the problem. My battery recently went completely dead - they had to replace it. Now the car is running fine again and it probably ... Read More
Today my car started to give that feelings as if it was going to die on me. I live in AZ and I know the temps have been extremely hot, but I just had the works done on the car a few months ago ($1000) to ensure it was in its top form. This concerns me as I spent the money to prevent things like this from happening.... I tried calling ... Read More
I have two Jettas - a 2007 and 2009. Both of these cars have the Tiptronic 6 speed automatic transmission. I believe you can tell this transmission by the shifter. These both have a manual mode, whereby you can move the transmission lever to the right and then shift the car manually. This transmission also has an "S" mode, similar to "D". S is the Sport mode and holds the shift ... Read More
I have a 2007 GLI 2.0t and it does the same thing when I go on long road trips. It's like the fuel injection shut off for like a few seconds then it comes back on. Then the next day my car runs perfectly fine. I'm guessing it's a fuel censor. Did you fix your car yet? If so please let me know what the problem was. Thanks
In April 2011, I purchased a high mileage (107k), late model (2007) Jetta Wolfsburg Edition 2.5L I5 6AM. This is my 2nd Jetta (formerly owned an '03 that was totaled in an accident involving my daughter). The miles are all highway, the car is in excellent condition and is solid and sufficiently powered. I've had some transmission issues on other high mileage vehicles that I've owned so I researched the maintenance ... Read More
I have a 2007 Jetta 2.5L and I was on a four hour road trip when my car felt like it was stalling. I pumped the gas and it jerked but continued running. It did this a few times on the way there. I was freaked out...I had my two kids with me in the desert!!! I was figuring it was bad fuel and the higher altitude. I had no warning ... Read More
Agreed that an idle shut-off would help mpg in NYC! Is that feature on the 2011 TDIs? You asked "if Prius's were so good, why did it take the NYC taxi community app 10 years to start to implement the brand as Taxi's?" Answer: the sluggishness of bureaucracy combined with our general resistance to the new. All things considered, I'm impressed that the city under Bloomberg started pushing for hybrid taxis ... Read More
I own three VW's (2008 New Beetle Convertible, 2007 Jetta, 2009 Jetta) that all have the 2.5 gas engine with the 6 speed tiptronic automatic transmission. Mileage is between 17,000 and 55,000 depending on the car. This engine / transmission seems to be rock solid. No problems, no oil burning, smooth transmission (and also the tiptronic is a blast to drive in manual mode or Sport mode on the twisty back ... Read More
I have a 2009 Jetta also with the Sirius radio, as well as a 2007 Jetta (standard radio - not Sirius). Both cars have the same no light display on the radio, unless the headlights are turned on. This is probably in the internal wiring of the radio, but it would be worth a question to a VW dealer, as I am sure they have had this request previously. The LCD ... Read More
If you have driven the 2011 Jetta and like it, then go ahead. I have a 2007 Jetta, a 2009 Jetta, and a 2008 Beetle Convertible. VW's drive great, are tight bodies, and generally a fun car. I have had GM cars (G6 is a Pontiac, I believe). I have had lots of trouble over the years, and finally switched away from them to VW, Mazda, and Ford. You won't regret ... Read More
You do get three years of free maintenance on VWs. Surely in 115K mi, you have done more than oil changes? Edmunds estimates $378 for the 60K mi maintenance on a Honda Fit; http://www.edmunds.com/maintenance/select.html On our 2005.5, if you follow the VW schedule it does not seem all that different from my 2007 Mazda. The significant additional items that come to mind are brake fluid changes are specified by VW and ... Read More
I cannot comment on the 2011, but I have a 2009 Jetta SE, a 2007 Jetta SE, and a 2008 New Beetle Convertible, all with automatic transmission and the 2.5 5 cylinder engine. All three have been great, with no engine or transmission issues. The 2.5 is peppy, but still gets good gas mileage. I am also a salesman and drive quite a bit on the freeways. The VW's all have ... Read More
This sounds like what is happening to my 2006 Jetta. It usually happens mid evening on my way home from work when i am getting off the interstate, and it will just die. i can normally start it up again but it will end up dying shortly after. My battery light flashes right before it completly shuts off. (just replaced battery, so this isnt the problem). the VW techs are baffled. ... Read More
at the right moment, I think. I leased a VW Rabbit 2007 and as my lease will end in january, I wanted to see what option the dealer will offer me. I was looking mostly for a TDI one. Jetta 2011 was up at the moment (july) and at least in the pictures looked nice. This monday, I was at the dealer to see the new Jetta and I was really ... Read More
I have two VW Jettas (2007 and 2009). I did not purchase an extended warranty for either car, but in January 2010 I purchased a Ford Explorer (2006) from CarMax. I did purchase an extended warranty, and when you are shopping for a warranty make sure the coverage includes "wear and tear". CarMax warranty did cover this, and it was from a company in Florida. If you review many of the ... Read More
You can find VW satellite radios on ebay. They are the original and would fit into the exact spot on your dash. I believe the VW satellite radio is self contained (no extra satellite box), except that satellite does require a special antenna. I have a 2007 Jetta with a radio like yours, and also a 2009 Jetta with Satellite. The Satellite is Sirius only. If you have XM, you probably ... Read More
Dear MJ...you asked for advice, so here goes...don't deal on any 2010 Jetta right now. Their MSRP plus some scammy $$$$ extra charge is not really the issue, you know you are getting Sc#%@ed no matter what, they know it, we all know it. But here's the thing, VW is determined to go head to head with the Honda Accord, Toyota Camry, and Hyundai Sonota sized cars and the current Jetta ... Read More
I am now beginning to experience this issue with a 2007 VW Jetta Wolfsburg that has about 15K miles on it Right now, I only hear the noise when it rains. I am freaked by all the brake complaints I read on here concerning the 07 Jetta because this is not an inexpensive issue. Do I need to take it into the dealer and have them look at it or is ... Read More
I have to disagree with you bpeebles. Had VW taken care of the brake issue to begin with, I never would have had to take my car to Meineke. This is my third VW since 2000. This one is a lemon. The brakes have had major issues twice. The paint completely peeled off of my front hood within the first month and is now peeling again. They repainted it initially. I'll ... Read More
As I mentioned in previous post.... if the rear pistons are not "reset" properly using correct tool, the internal parking-brake mechinism can be destroyed. The result could be EXACTLY what you describe as the problem you are now encountering. Does it not scare you that Meineke "pried" on your calipers?.... dont forget that Meineke does not necessarrly employ the sharpest people. (High-shool kids and mechanic-wannabees) I stopped going to Meineke after ... Read More
My experiences with VW dealership mechanics locally has been consistant...incompetence.
Have the mechanic inspect the calipers. My Jetta did the same thing. VW did NOT catch that the calipers were failing, causing the emergency brake to stay engaged.
Update...I took my 2008 Jetta to Meineke to have the brakes inspected. They discovered that my calipers were defective. My emergency brake was remaining engaged, causing the premature wear of the brake pads. The mechanic actually had to use a crowbar to pry loose the emergency brake. Volkswagen stated that they could only replace one caliper with the warranty. I was told I have to wait and see if that fixes ... Read More
You realize allautomotive parking/emergency brake designs...and I do mean all utilize mechanical devices attached to the rear calipers for 4 wheel disk brake equipped vehicles? The VW design is common and not out of the ordinary. Additionally, all cars with drum rear brakes utilize the rear brakes for parking/emergency brake actuation. As I've posted earlier....looks like more than one issue going on with the Jetta. My 2007 had a too tight ... Read More
The Mazda is definitely way better ;) (the Jetta is my wife's car, so she would disagree :) ) Seriously, though...the Jetta is definitely quieter but has had more issues. I think my mazda6 is a bit sportier. I don't really know how the current Mazda6 compares as that is a completely new design and, anyway, is not really close to the Jetta size anymore. I also don't have any experience ... Read More
You are absolutely correct... the rear brakes on a VW will tend to heat up if the emergancy brake mecanism is not properly "reset" when new pads are installed. There is a specific procedure which includes using a special tool to "screw in" the piston of the rear calipers ALL THE WAY. (this causes the "reset" to happen). Then, after reassembling, use foot pedal ONLY to firmly seat the pads against ... Read More
I purchased a certified preowned 2007 Wolfsburg Jetta 2.5L with 15000 miles in April 2009. By July 2009 with only 18390 miles my rear pads were squeeking so I took the car to the dealer and they said it was normal wear and tear and I needed to replace the rear pads and rotors. After I spoke to a manager about how ridiculous this was, I was able to get them ... Read More
Hey I've had the sameproblem with my 2007 jetta and I'm sick of it. I've taken it to the dealer about 4 times for the same problem I have invoices. i got my car in April '07 and had to take it in for this particular problem at 10k, its a factory defect. I've noticed that other consumers have had this same problem, you should talk to a lawyer, i've already ... Read More
2007 Jetta 2.5: Front brake is wearing too fast and uneven. Took it to VW and they're charging me $400+. They said they don't cover normal wear and tear. Still thinking of an argument to make VW service it for free or less because I think it's worn due to bad design thus it's not normal wear and tear. Also, having electrical issues where my lighter outlet works intermittently. And do ... Read More
I traded in my 2002 Jetta for a 2007 Wolfsburg last month- only 9500 miles on it - beautiful... though not thrilled to be without the audio controls on the steering wheel. In the old jetta I had a aftermarket sirius radio suctioned to the windshield ...I always thought it was tacky -but I love my Sirius... I promised myself that the next car would have Sirius, but this one doesn't ... Read More
I have a 2007 Jetta Wolfsburg. Have been doing all the service at VW of Durham NC. At 20,000 miles, they said I needed new rear brakes. I said OK, and $400 later, I had new rear brakes. I said it was crazy that the brakes only lasted 20,000 miles, and they said that 'rear brakes just wear out fast on European Cars'. Now, at 40,000 miles, the rear brakes are ... Read More
I just noticed they don't have that language in the vw.com online schedule for 2007 models. It only appears for the 2006. It is also printed in the book for our 2005. VW does not actually let me look up the maintenance schedule for our 2005 on line, as apparently they are unaware that they made a Jetta with a 2.5 engine in the 2005 model year.
It seems there is a problem with the rear brakes wearing faster than front brakes from all the posts on this site. I had over 50,000 miles on my Jetta and could have gone another 10,000. I elected to go ahead and change the rear pads since they are inexpensive. The driver side rear pads were wearing faster than the passenger side pads on my car. This I attribute to issues ... Read More
"Satellite radio, bluetooth, 6 disk CD changer with IPOD interface and SD chip, 115V power supply, pano roof, leather multi-function steering wheel, high quality appearance inside and out, TDI with real world 30's in the city and 50mph highway, well designed controls and performance". You have just listed most of the features of our 2007 Nissan Versa SL. but that's not what I meant when I compared the Jetta to the ... Read More
I believe under federal law the engine block needs to be stamped with the VIN #
I have a 2007 Jetta. The only problem I had was because some electrician short circuited the system and burnt the alternator when he was installing a video system. The average mechanic and repair shop usually do not know much about these cars. They do not understand the problems and they even dont have the equpment to repair. If you get it serviced and repaired at an authorized dealer you will ... Read More
Does anybody know the maintainence schedule for the 2009 or 2010 Jetta DSG transmission? The vw website does not have anything newer then 2007.
Currently I have 7 months left on a 39-month lease of 2007 VW Jetta (Value Edition). I am 400 under the allowed mileage so I will be over by at least 7000 miles by the time I am done. Called several VW dealers and asked about trade-in/early turn-in/new lease.....I got one favorable work-out but I like to know what you guys (the experts) think. Total payoff on 07 Jetta: $13K Current ... Read More
Sounds like you are proponent of the old saying.. "Be not the first by whom the new are tried, and not the last to lay the old aside" Whoever said it, probably got seriously stung by "being the first" on a new one wheeled chariot. Sometimes tho, the "First" can be pretty good, our 2007 Nissan Versa was the 'First' and now almost 3 years later, it's still without a recall ... Read More
I don't see how you would be able to argue for compensation for supposed diminshed value. Since you are leasing any diminshed value would affect what the dealer can sell it for after you turn it in at the end of the lease. You essentially have already agreed to the trade in value as part of the lease arrangements. That is not to say that the "lemon law firm" will not ... Read More
That is true! I completely understand. I keep trying, for the possibility of getting out. Perhaps with new car prices, and incentives now, I will be able to get out. Perhaps you could do the same.
You are right all the repairs are covered under the warranty. I guess I was stupid to think that I could lease this car for three years and then buy it. I chose 10k per yr mile limit and now I know I'll exceed the miles and there's no way I'll buy this car after all these issues. I spoke to the service manager who referred me to VW customer care ... Read More
I am in a similar situation, though with a different car all together. Yes, the warranty will cover any of my issues. Such as a glitchy transmission, or engine problems. Dealer cannot duplicate the problem. To this day it is still doing it, but not on a 100% basis. Its also nothing that shows itself incredibly well either, but I know the issue is there and that its not entirely normal. ... Read More
What do you need to "work out"? Your car is under warranty and they are fixing it as needed, right? I'm guessing the warranty will continue to be in effect for the entire length of the lease as this seems to be the way lessors do things...so what is the issue?
First at just 500 miles the dealer had to replace the automatic transmission. Now at 29k miles, they just replaced the Drive Shaft. Unfortunately this does not qualify my car as a lemon. I'm under a lease, I'm about to call VW customer care to see if they can work something out with me. Anyone has any experience with them?
Longo2, you could not be any more correct than you are. The EPA is secretly dealing better cards to American car companies who pay them off to give their gas hog trucks better ratings than anyone can hope to achieve. I had a 2007 Chevy Silverado 1500LT Crewcab, with the 4.8L V8, rated at 19 highway, and i barely got 15. Then I buy this 2009 Jetta, and almost like magic ... Read More
Take it from me "Kid" STAY AWAY!!!!!! BE VERY AFRAID!!!!!! I too have bought my first car I am 25 though. I went to Hall Acura and the salesman talked me right into a 2001 VW Jetta Wolfsburg edition 5-speed manual tran. yeah it is "smokin hot" but I had mine exactly 1 week and then it happened the CEL NIGHTMARE BEGAN!!!!! The car has been in the shop 27+ times ... Read More
I have a 2001 Jetta 1.8 Turbo 5-speed manual. I have had nothing but trouble since I bought it. 27 Times in the shop for CEL. Only had car since Nov 2007 Anyway my question CEL is on again diagnosis O2 sensor fuel too lean blah blah blah, does anyone know which is the Bank one O2 sensor? I want to buy the right one but I understand there is one ... Read More
I've sent the below to VW corp, and also followed up with a verbal complaint. I also filed a compliant with the HHTSA regarding this matter ODI Number: 10267962. The below is wordy, but the truth is pretty basic. VW is applying a conventional braking system in an unconventional way, and the result is a predictable and unannounced premature wear of the rear components. The front brakes are bigger, and have ... Read More
Actually, if you can find a 2007 Jetta that is VW Certified, it could have as much as four years of factory warranty on it, or even a little more depending on its in-service date. That's because the Certified Warranty kicks in after the original factory warranty expires, and the 2007s had a 4-year bumper-to-bumper warranty warranty. A new Jetta will have only 3 years of bumper-to-bumper warranty! I just bought ... Read More
I just hit the 40K service interval on my 2007 Jetta; the dealer proposed $435 for the entire service EXCEPT brake fluid change. That's basically $435 for new plugs, air filter, cabin filter, and a look-over. SO, I had them change the oil and I changed the plugs and filters. Parts totaled $85 w/tax, and the work was done in less than an hour (including the web search for photos as ... Read More
Thanks, that's good info. I'll check the clearance the next time I go out. Here is the recall info, from edmunds.com ("Maintenance, Recalls and TSBs" page for the 2005 Jetta GL): Nature of Defect: 3. SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:MASTER CYLINDER Recall Number: 07E023000 Dates Manufactured: N/A to N/A Number of Vehicles Affected: 13128 Date Owners Notified On: N/A Vehicle: 2005 Volkswagen Jetta Defect Description: CERTAIN CARDONE MASTER CYLINDERS WITH DATE CODES ... Read More
lol skidzam, I think you and I may have bidded the price up. I am located in Queens NY and have been doing the exact same model search as you in the past week. I got quoted for Edmund's invoice price from the place I test drove the car (17346 including dest. chg). They refused to go lower. I then called a few places, and got a quote from the dealer ... Read More
Congrats with the Jetta!! My jetta has been put on hold probably until October 2008. Hopefully by that time I can try the new TDI if VW stops pushing the date back... Luckily, my accord has been Great until now. If i could get any jetta, It'd be the 05-07 in Northsea green or new in Salsa Red w/beige or that Dark blue color that had a name change. I was ... Read More
I think most people have an exaggerated idea of what the actual reliability and repair costs differences are. (estimated repiar cost differences can be found here on edmunds) My point on the used car prices also means that if one is going to buy a used recent model honda or toyota (and to some extent VW), you may as well buy new, because you are not going to save much on ... Read More
Honda Civic/Accord or some to any of its category competitors IS the WAY to go. If she is looking at used, she is going to have to pay a lot for one of those. Used VWs are pretty pricey, as well. To me, the american makes are better buys in the used car market.
My issue is exactly the same. I have a 2007 Wolfberg Edition Jetta with 29K miles that I am having to replace the rear brakes. Absolutely no help from Volkswagen except they are happy to replace them for $425. I talked to the dealer and Customer Relations. An outside mechanic said the brakes are not wearing properly and could be a master cylinder issue. The front brakes are showing no wear ... Read More
I recently turned in my 2003 Jetta with a Premium Monsoon radio and Phatnoise MP3 player and got a new 2007 Wolfsburg edition Jetta. I also got the iPod connector added (not the 1/8" aux plug, but the connector created specifically for the iPod). After a month of using this, I had some thoughts and questions 1) Quality of the radio - I saw in earlier posts questions regarding the sound ... Read More
ok...so I don't think it's the O2 sensor because today, I checked the spark plugs and they were all completely burned!!....I last time they were changed was in Fall 2007 I believe....maybe earlier..But it was definitely in spring or fall of 2007. After I did that...I reset the Check Engine light sensor and drove for about 50 miles. the light remained off....so things are getting there...but now I went back to ... Read More
Completely agree with Tom. I have a 2007 piece of JUNK Jetta!!! At 29,000 highway miles I started getting a grinding noise in the back. Called my dealer, advised of noise in brakes and was given an appt for 2 weeks later. At appt I was advised that it was going to cost $400 to have the pads and rotors on the rear replaced. This issue started at the end of ... Read More
You'll note I was talking about the 6-speed Accord - a manual transmission will create a more visceral driving experience. Plus, it offered bigger, grippier tires and faster acceleration. They are very different animals for sure, but the price of the VW is just too high, to me, relative to the Civic Si. Great car, I'm sure though!
This post is in response to an earlier one that suggested the Accord as an alternative to the GLI. I had a top of the line 2003 Accord coupe (first model year of the previous generation) with the V6 (and auto tranny unfortunately) just prior to my 2006 GLI with Pkg 2 and DSG, so I'm in a good position to compare the cars. Their missions and strengths are very different, ... Read More
i have a 2007 Volkswagen Jetta Wolfsburg edition that i bought new. i have the oil changed at the dealer and every service preformed at the dealer. my problem is back in january or so i had the oil changed. on the way home from the dealer we get about 1 mile or so from the house (the dealer is 50 miles away), and we smell a oil smell and the ... Read More
Does anyone else who owns a pre-2007 VW diesel have any comparison regarding real world fuel economy using ULSD (15ppm)vs. "regular" low sulphur (500ppm) diesel? It may just be me but I seem to notice a definite drop in fuel economy when I use ULSD in my 2005 Jetta. At first I thought it was just the car, but then I happened to fill up on a tank of 500ppm at ... Read More
It seems on all newer VWs the rears will wear much faster than the fronts will mainly because of how the braking power is distrubted. My solution is to either deal with it or stay away from the VWs. It's just how VW set up their brake system and it's not a defect the dealer will even take care of. I purchased the tool for the rear brakes for $25 so ... Read More
hi everyone, its really funny because i just stumbled on this forum and found my exact problem that all of us have in common, i leased my 2007 vw wolfsburg edition jetta in may 2007 and i now have almost 22,000 miles on the car. my rear brakes started sounding like metal rubbing together and i realized that there was a problem. my step dad is a mechanic and he looked ... Read More
Look man, if you are talking about fun, Honda is the place to go. You're not for real, are you? Honda may build some racing engines. The Accord is not hardly a racing platform to compare with the Jetta. The Jetta TDI has its own racing series. What has Honda got in racing here in the USA? I see several environmental groups praising the VW Jetta TDI racing series. It is ... Read More
For Honda the problems are limited to rattling because of cheap plastic used to cut cost, noisy cabin at highway speed if the engine is an I4 with displacement bellow 2.0L, the brakes rotors have tendency to fade quickly, or create a vibration in steering wheel during braking. Quit it, I cannot stop laughing. You would drive a car that has rattles, noisy at speed and has marginal brakes? I test ... Read More
There is one thing you all should know; why the used Jetta diesel was selling at such a high price, some 2 years old jetta’s were selling above the MSRP price; because VW stopped selling them on 2007 and all the fan of diesel start panicking that they may not see the diesel ever. Now that everybody knows that the problem with the mission have been solved by all companies, and ... Read More
I have a 2007 Sequoia V8 and it has to have the timing belt changed at 90k same as recommended on the VW TDI. My bet is the V8 belt change will be a lot more than the VW TDI. The oil change at 5000 miles on my Toyota Sequoia was $30 more than the VW Passat TDI with synthetic oil at 5000 miles. Toyota Service used cheapo 30 weight dyno ... Read More
Unfortunately the new Jetta's brakes are not any better than the old ones. Read my story below. I am going through this situation right now and glad I came across this forum. The dealership said nothing about defective calibers, but basically told me not to use the emergency brake and to pay for the repair. I have a 2008 Jetta that I purchased in September of 2007. I had a defective ... Read More
I have a 2008 Jetta that I purchased in September of 2007. I had a defective rear passenger rim and had to have the dealership replace it. At the time the rim was replaced I was notified at 16,500 miles that my rear brakes were almost out and if I waited another 2 weeks or so I would have to replace brakes and rotors. It wasn't two weeks before I was ... Read More
A5 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 2005.5, 2006 clutch failure. On Nov 1 2007, VWoA issued Tech Bulletin 2016615. This extends the warranty on Sachs clutch components to 4 yrs/50,000 miles. Copy of Tech Bulletin here: http://www.myturbodiesel.com/images/pdf/vw_tb_30-07-01.pdf Recently had my 06 TDI clutch go at 16,585 miles. Dealer couldn't find this Tech Bulletin until I handed them a printed copy. Under warranty, VW paid for new clutch, and rental car.
I purchased a 2007 Jetta Wolfsburg with 14,000 miles for $17,250 (OTD). Completely loaded, auto w/tip-tronic, rear side airbags, rubber floor mats, and many other features. I have only put a few miles on it so far, but it's a fun car to drive and I'm proud to be a VW owner :-).
Hi there, you may not believe, I won a 2007 Jetta with 15000 miles on it, yesterday when I was driving on the highway, stop at a red light the engine starrted behaving somehow WIRED. The engine light came on and the Battery light too, for no good reason. I do take my car for the 5K, 10K and 15K service to the VW dealer. Now I think, the electrical circuit ... Read More
I recently entered into a lease for a VW Jetta SE. The dealership omitted telling me about the VW rebate of the first month's lease payment and ultimately the deal fell apart. This was the last straw, not the first. 1. Your first payment wasn't "waived" VW offered a lease promotion that they would pay the first month of every lease entered into during April. Not sure what, if any, other ... Read More
John- At the time, I took my car to Volkswagen of Orange Park, a suburb of Jacksonville, FL. My service advisor there was Paul Bergeron. He dealt with that issue the entire time I had problems with my rear brake system. They had finally fixed them and they were not squeaking at all. Two months went by and they started squealing slightly again, but not nearly as bad as before. The ... Read More
I lifted this link from a link in WWW.TDICLUB.com December 7, 2007 First Drive: 2009 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 2009 Volkswagen Jetta TDI. Click image to enlarge Review and photos by Greg Wilson Discuss this story in the forum at CarTalkCanada Photo Gallery: 2009 Volkswagen Jetta TDI link title
Initially, my choice was the GTI over the GLI (Rabbit over the Jetta). However, the GTI had less cargo space over the GLI and that was a deciding factor for my wife and I. And my wife, having just been rear-ended, chose the Jetta sedan bodystyle over the hatchback style since it seems to offer more of a buffer zone, compared to the cargo area of the hatchback, i.e. the Jetta ... Read More
This string is very quiet - does that mean everyone is as happy with their Jetta as I am? I have a 2007 Jetta Base, 5 spd, and it's a great car. I've had it for a year, 16K miles. I drive 16 miles each way to work, much on an interstate, and I average 26MPG. The car handles great, fast enough, and actually rides smoother on I-35 than did a ... Read More
The Jetta was on the top of my list until I visited Montesi Motors in CT. I can only descrbe my time there as...bizarre. They showed me dealer invoices that had absolutely no relation to reality, and the salesman was incredibly rude and well...nasty. I said thank you, and left. A good car let down by another terrible VW dealership....when I got home, I looked at Jetta sales for the year ... Read More
Your other post is better placed - let's ask anyone who can help to respond at this link: mexjetta2000, "Volkswagen Jetta Maintenance and Repair" #5517, 30 Dec 2007 5:26 pm. You also may want to click on the new Answers System feature linked at the top of the page and ask there. Good luck!
From a document that used to be on VW website (c. 2005), the following met their 502.00 spec at that time: Volkswagen Part No. ZVW 352 540S 5W-40 Castrol Syntec 5W-40 Chevron Supreme Synthetic 5W-40 Elf Excellium LDX 5W-40 Kendall GT-1 Full synthetic Motor Oil 5W-40 Mobil 1 0W-40 Motul 8100 X-cess 5W-40 Pennzoil Synthetic European Formula 5W-40 Pennzoil Synthetic European Formula Ultra 5W-30 Quaker State Full Synthetic European Formula 5W-40 ... Read More
I was told the same thing about "German cars" by the dealer where I bought my 2007 Jetta (brake dust from rear wheels was excessive.) Since that's NOT how front wheel cars work, with their high front weight bias, I took my car to another dealer. They spoke with VW and found that the rear calipers were bad - on some number of cars - and replaced mine with new and ... Read More
I need help with the maintenance tool light on my VW jetta 2007. I just change my oil and I want to know if there is a way to reset the maintenance little tool light off. can anyone help me please?? Thank you for any help Appreciated
I read in passing it was technical issue found in durability tests and planned corrective actions. As I recall, the VW article (press release) I read was not any more specific than that. They took this action as part of VW's constant improvement program. VW Jetta TDI delayed until summer of ‘08 Post a commentPosted on: November 9th, 2007 Filed under: Hybrids & Green News, Volkswagen If you were eagerly awaiting ... Read More
Here's the link: hickey31, "VW Jetta TDI" #1579, 21 Nov 2007 5:10 pm.
Here's the link: hurley5, "Volkswagen Jetta 2005 and earlier" #12704, 13 Nov 2007 3:15 pm.
i just had my sons 2002 gls jetta , timing belt changed and also the water pump. reason being for the water pump is ,sooner or later you'll have to have it done and it saves you on labor costs to do both at the same time. i had this done in june 2007 at a cost of $535.00. you should spend the extra dollars to do both. as for the ... Read More
It took me 37 seconds to search the internet and locate this step-by-step procedure with photos. Perhaps the most important part is to make certain that the O-ring is installed properly. I am glad to see that VW has started using these high-quality filters on the gasoline engines. (why purcahse a tin can with puny filter inside when all you really need is the FILTER itslef!)
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