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,
Volkswagen Golf Tdi
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.
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.