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The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is launching an investigation concerning 40,000 2011 Volkswagen Jetta TDI models. This is the result of NHTSA receiving seven complaints from Jetta TDI owners citing leakage from the fuel line to the fuel injector. If an official recall is issued, both the 2011 Jetta TDI sedan and SportWagen will be affected.

NHTSA's report states that the common rail fuel system in the Jetta TDI operates at extremely high fuel injection pressure – up to 26,000 psi – and that the seven complaints involved vehicles that had between 2,470 to 7,764 miles on the odometer

Additionally, NHTSA says that it has received a similar complaint regarding a Volkswagen Golf TDI, which uses the same 2.0-liter diesel engine as the Jetta. The investigation was officially opened on August 2.


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      • 3 Years Ago
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      Krishan Mistry
      • 3 Years Ago
      This is what happens when you cut corners and go for a bargain basement price by building it in Mexico. Why was VW trying to be Toyota and focus entirely on sales numbers? I hope the next generation Jetta and Passat are built back in Germany with a higher price and smaller dimensions, but with rock solid build and great refinement like real VW's.
        bhtooefr
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Krishan Mistry
        The engines are built in Germany and Poland, and this affects the German-built Golf, too.
        Rotation
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Krishan Mistry
        Rock solid build in Germany? I owned an Audi A6 for a decade. It was built in Germany. This didn't keep it from having many niggling problems that I haven't had with my other cars. IMHO, VAG's real problem is they buy low-quality subassemblies. Either they're just bad at working with suppliers or they are requiring their suppliers build subassemblies so cheaply they have to cut corners to make the price VW demands. When the subassemblies you are buying are low quality, it doesn't matter where you put them in the car, you will still have problems with them.
        jbm0866
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Krishan Mistry
        German cars are known for innovative engineering, but certainly not rock solid reliability...at least in recent years.
          Krishan Mistry
          • 3 Years Ago
          @jbm0866
          I mean rock solid build quality, reliability was always an issue.
        Ricky
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Krishan Mistry
        When they did that strategy in the past, no one (relatively speaking) bought them. There comes a point where it's hard to justify losing money or just breaking even.
          Rotation
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Ricky
          People bought a lot of them. I don't get this comment about losing money or breaking even. VW hasn't been doing either.
          Ricky
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Ricky
          @ Rotation: I could have swore I saw something to that effect regarding the US division. I'll take that part back then :)
      SloopJohnB
      • 3 Years Ago
      Hmmm...exactly where is VW getting their critical high pressure components/fuel lines from? China? Yeah, that's the ticket.
        Dest
        • 3 Years Ago
        @SloopJohnB
        Can we not go down the road where automakers can blame the country of origin of a supplier rather than the failure of quality control and/or the design specification by the corporation? Too many consumer products have already been plagued by this.
      tenspeeder
      • 3 Years Ago
      7 complaints out of 40,000 engines doesn't seem like a huge issue... yet
      pickles
      • 3 Years Ago
      The article is vague- probably because the facts are vague... is this also including the 2011 Sportwagen TDI? Probably if the Golf is menitoned. Ugh.. this car is on our shopping list to replace our 75,000 mile 3-series wagon but as VW strives to sell more and more, I fear that an already iffy service network, combined with more and more needy customers and reliability issues makes me REALLY wish somebody besides the Germans/German-British made a nicely equipped, well valued small wagon. TSX is wide, Kias are too stripped (for us), Volvo only makes sedans and suvs, CT 200h is too much money. The hunt continues.
      Krishan Mistry
      • 3 Years Ago
      vwfailsagain eat your heart out. Let the trolling commence.
      Mdriftda
      • 3 Years Ago
      OMG this article totally reminds me, I got an iPad for 3 dollars from the internet, all i had to do was mail my left testicle into www.imastupidspammer.com and they sent it to me!
      TRU-BOOST
      • 3 Years Ago
      Glad i didnt buy a golf tdi now. I damn near picked one up last month. Then i heard about Mazda bringing their skyactiv diesle to the states. They claim huge MPG. We'll see. I will wait.
        DMason
        • 3 Years Ago
        @TRU-BOOST
        Others have "confirmed" diesel engines for the US, but they've been empty promises. Regardless of opinions on VW and the potential recall, at least you can actually buy a diesel VW now. http://www.autoblog.com/2008/01/21/acura-tsx-gets-diesel-power-next-year/ http://www.autoblog.com/2006/10/13/diesel-confirmed-for-light-duty-f-150-by-2009/
      dukeisduke
      • 3 Years Ago
      Paging Mark Barnes! Paging Mark Barnes!
      TBN27
      • 3 Years Ago
      this sounds like a straight design flaw/engineering flaw. i believe that once fixed, they won't have the problem anymore. understood that VW has always had quality issues versus other brands but i do think that this new generation Jetta could be more reliable than the last one? i am thinking on overall reliability. when i went to check this car out i almost put money down but ended up getting another brand that seemed more appealing. anybody in her have a 2011 Jetta? if so any problems major or minor?
        mctech01
        • 3 Years Ago
        @TBN27
        My friend has one, and only at a few months old, it's too new to tell right now. Haven't been any problems yet except one previous recall/fix from VW that was taken care of. Seems nice though.
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