2011 Volkswagen Jetta Long-Term Road Test

2011 Volkswagen Jetta TDI: Impending Recall?

October 05, 2011


It appears there might be a recall in our diesel Jetta's future. Volkswagen issued a stop-sale order on many 2009 – 2012 2.0-liter TDI models. The problem, described as, "fuel injection pulses could coincide with the natural frequency of the injector line #2 in specific load and RPM conditions. This resonance creates additional stress on the fuel line which a small number of parts (based on the statistic spread of line strength) cannot withstand over lifetime."

I have no idea what they're talking about either, but smarter people tell me that some fuel lines with scratch marks can lead to fuel leaks. And fuel leaks lead to fires. And fires lead to, well, you know. A quick check on VW's owner portal revealed no recalls, but perhaps that will change.

Mark Takahashi, Automotive Editor

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Edmunds Insurance Estimator

The Edmunds TCO® estimated monthly insurance payment for a 2011 Volkswagen Jetta in VA is:

$147 per month*
* Explanation