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48Stop-sale issued for Volkswagen Jetta and Golf TDI diesel models, recall imminent?

According to a post by TDI Club, Volkswagen has issued a stop-sale on all 2009-2012 Jetta, Jetta Sportwagen and Golf TDI vehicles equipped with the company's 2.0-liter TDI turbo-diesel engine pending a voluntary safety recall. It's unclear whether or not the 2012 Passat will also be impacted. In a written communication attributed to Volkswagen, the problem stems from the fact that the fuel injector pulse rate happens to occur at the same natural frequency as injector line number two. Over time,

AddDiesel vehicle sales up 37% in August 2011; VW Jetta TDI remains on top

Through the end of August, sales of diesel vehicles in the U.S. were up 37.0 percent, compared to the same eight-month period in 2010. Led by the Volkswagen Jetta TDI and Golf TDI, diesel vehicles appear on track to slowly inch their way up the sales charts, though their tally of 8,808 vehicles sold in August still only represents 0.82 percent of total automotive sales. Sigh.

6Autoblog Podcast #187 - Lamborghini rumors, Explorer economy, media plants, a sporty Leaf and premium Germans

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126Review: 2010 Volkswagen Golf TDI delivers potent one-two punch of efficiency and entertainment

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462010 VW Golf TDI starts at $21,990, rated 29/40 mpg - or maybe 30/42?

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Add2010 VW Golf TDI starts at $21,990, rated at 29/40 mpg city/hwy - or maybe 30/42?

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AddVolkswagen Golf BlueMotion detailed, available for order in UK

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31VW forecasts 30% of 2010 Golf sales in U.S. will be for TDI

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AddVW forecasts 30% of 2010 Golf sales in US will be for TDI

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10VW unveils 74 mpg Golf BlueMotion Concept

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Add9ff proves they can do super-efficient as well as super-power

It is getting to be rather common these days to see a tuning company add ridiculous amounts of power to already high-performance vehicles. Some companies have earned quite a reputation for taking German designed and engineered cars and adding superchargers, turbochargers or just really big engines, such as RUF with Porshces and Brabus with Mercedes-Benz vehicles.

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