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Re: Bought a Jetta TDI W/Nav package
« Reply #330 on: March 01, 2013, 01:39:49 pm »
What do you mean by the regen?

The DPF (diesel particulate filter) regeneration. The Passat has this right?
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Re: Bought a Jetta TDI W/Nav package
« Reply #331 on: March 01, 2013, 05:26:17 pm »
That is the urea fluid spray. From what I have read it happens in 3rd or 4th gear when needed, but I have yet to feel anything out of the norm. I also only have around 400 miles on it now.
Joel from Maine.

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Re: Bought a Jetta TDI W/Nav package
« Reply #332 on: May 09, 2013, 05:11:18 am »


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Re: Bought a Jetta TDI W/Nav package
« Reply #333 on: May 09, 2013, 06:45:27 am »
 ::) 30,000 miles service complete, gonna miss the new $17,000 seats in the waiting room :'( 

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Re: Bought a Jetta TDI W/Nav package
« Reply #334 on: May 09, 2013, 09:02:19 am »
Holy crap C! You, or your wife, do a lot of driving. I only have around 12k on my Jetta now and it hasn't seen the dealer for anything. I'm hoping to keep it that way.
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Re: Bought a Jetta TDI W/Nav package
« Reply #335 on: May 09, 2013, 06:40:03 pm »
My Passat went in for a few things already. The heater overheated once and they could not figure out why. Trunk stopped opening up automatically and the rear door did not close properly.
A couple weeks after the dealer trip I had a huge antifreeze spill in the garage. I brought it in and they fixed something in the heater and replaced the radiator cover. It now has 4,000 miles on it. Just as my brother in law said. "It probably had an air pocket in the water liner before the thermostat and that is why the heater overheated and not the car.
Hopefully this doesn't continue.
Joel from Maine.

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Re: Bought a Jetta TDI W/Nav package
« Reply #336 on: May 09, 2013, 07:31:13 pm »
Joel I sure as heck hope not, heck, I hope I go another 170,000 miles with less trouble than you have already had :o

C, I did a trip to Colorado Springs last year and with my retirement property 320+ miles away the Jetta gets used.  I've got 600+ miles out of a tank several times, so long as SWMBO isn't driving ;)

I'm still loving the torque and the transmission is so unbeliveable ;D

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Re: Bought a Jetta TDI W/Nav package
« Reply #337 on: May 10, 2013, 04:45:29 am »
Joel, so your dealer fixed one thing and screwed up another? From what I've read, that's typical.


So for far our Jetta has been flawless except for one thing. The sunroof. When it's hot outside the sunroof squeals when it's opened or closed. I bought some 'special' VW/Audi sunroof grease for it and I need to get out there and take care of it.

Yep, the DSG is amazing!
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Re: Bought a Jetta TDI W/Nav package
« Reply #338 on: May 11, 2013, 07:48:53 am »
I do love the car and the 6-speed. I think it was just a little hiccup. It'll be great if I ever drive it again. I've been on the bike everyday.
Joel from Maine.

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Re: Bought a Jetta TDI W/Nav package
« Reply #339 on: May 13, 2013, 09:37:01 pm »
Love my TDI.  Simplicity of the ALH, torque and 700+ miles per tank.  Gotta love it.

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Re: Bought a Jetta TDI W/Nav package
« Reply #340 on: May 22, 2013, 03:22:33 pm »
Oh boy...

Smells like a recall might be in the works for some TDIs.

Volkswagen Updating 2009-2012 TDI Cars to Prevent Potential Fueling Issues

http://wot.motortrend.com/volkswagen-updating-2009-2012-tdi-cars-to-prevent-potential-fueling-issues-369981.html#axzz2U2ZhhMoH

In an effort to prevent gasoline from being pumped into diesel-powered vehicles, Volkswagen will retrofit the fuel filler neck on certain TDI models. Damage caused by the wrong fuel isn’t covered under Volkswagen’s warranty policy. A notice was sent to dealers last week and the automaker will begin notifying customers of the service campaign on May 28, according to Automotive News.

The campaign affects 209,500 U.S. models and 51,600 vehicles in Canada including 2009-2012 Jetta sedans, 2010-2012 Golf hatchbacks, and 2009-2012 Jetta SportWagen/Golf Wagons. Volkswagen will install a misfueling guard and fuel filler neck that will only accept diesel nozzles. With the new parts installed, the fuel tank gate will remain closed if a smaller gasoline nozzle is installed. The parts will be installed for free and are already standard production for 2013-model-year TDI vehicles.

As sales of TDI models have increased, so has the number of complaints of stalled vehicles to the NHTSA. Volkswagen says that high-pressure fuel pump failures are due to gasoline being pumped into diesel fuel tanks. The agency has received 160 complaints and field reports related to the issue, many of them from the automaker. While the investigation hasn’t been upgraded to recall status, at this point it is considered an engineering analysis.
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Re: Bought a Jetta TDI W/Nav package
« Reply #341 on: May 22, 2013, 07:22:50 pm »
I like my 2013 even more now.
Joel from Maine.

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Re: Bought a Jetta TDI W/Nav package
« Reply #342 on: May 22, 2013, 08:05:10 pm »
Wow.  I guess it's VWs fault people can't figure out which nozzle to use >:(  This little update, recall, or whatever they call it will end up costing future buyers, aint no way VW is just going to eat it.  I think I will opt to not have the changes made, I like to fill er full and from what I just read it may not be possible...

Joel, is this "system" installed on the Passat?  If so, anything awckward about it?

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Re: Bought a Jetta TDI W/Nav package
« Reply #343 on: May 23, 2013, 04:44:47 am »
I won't be getting this 'update' installed either. I'm fully aware that my diesel car requires diesel fuel only and I've never found myself reaching for the RUG gas pump when I really meant to reach for the diesel pump.  ::)
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Re: Bought a Jetta TDI W/Nav package
« Reply #344 on: May 23, 2013, 04:52:41 am »
This isn't my car but this is what the 'update' looks like.

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