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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
36,975 miles

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2005 Volkswagen Jetta fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2005 Volkswagen Jetta Owner Comments

problem #4

Dec 252008


  • 58,000 miles


On the night of 25 Dec 2008 my vehicle stalled in the middle of an intersection. The vehicle would not start back up, the ignition was cycled several times and assistance was required to get the vehicle out of the intersection to a safe location. The next morning the vehicle started with no issues. It was advised that the fuel filter be replaced and that was done immediately on the morning on 26 Dec 2008. The same evening the vehicle stalled once more in the middle of a main road. It is fortunate that the vehicle was on a decline and traffic was moving rather slow which allowed the vehicle to coast to a safe turn-off point. Three hours later the vehicle was able to start once more and made it to a safe location where the fuel pump (aka in tank lift pump) could then be replaced. A new fuel pump was ordered and replaced on 29 Dec 2008 and the old pump was tested and deemed to have failed. There were no warning signs of failure, no error codes produced by the vehicle and no means of safely being able to move the vehicle after it stalled. The vehicle has been operating with the new fuel pump without incident.

- Cleveland Hts, OH, USA

problem #3

Dec 042008


  • 84,000 miles
My fuel pump failed with no warning, leaving my wife stranded in winter. This happened with no warning whatsoever - the car was running perfectly, and then stalled. This is a common problem on this model car.

- Woodstock, IL, USA

problem #2

Feb 072008


  • 5,900 miles
I own a 2005 VW Jetta tdi. At approx. 60,000 miles the check engine light came on and I have replaced the same flap motor 3 times and it has failed again. I have also changed the thermostat, cooling kit, sensor, and it comes back as a flap motor failure. Has VW had a problem with intake flap motors on the turbo diesel motors?. VW will not do anything to help with this situation.

- Scottsdale, AZ, USA

problem #1

Aug 252005


  • miles
I purchased a certified pre-owned 2005 Volkswagen Jetta gls tdi from randy hiley Volkswagen on August 25th 2005. I took the car into North point Volkswagen in sherwood, Arkansas to have the fuel gauge checked out on September 2nd 2005. The service tech took me to the shop to look at the car. He asked me if I knew the car was damaged, I said no. The salesman had said it had never been wrecked and if it had been wrecked they would sell the car at wholesale. The service tech at North point showed me the fuel pump/fuel gauge-sending unit had been broken. He said the only time they have seen this happen is if a car had been in a wreck. They put the car on the lift and found that the car had been repaired on the driver's side. We found bad welds, and no paint/rust protectant. Hiley paid for the fuel pump to be replaced. If you look at the VW web site for certified pre-owned you'd see that it shows under the underbody tab "no sign of damage". I called hiley VW to see what they were going to do about this. To which they said, "there is nothing we can do." (hiley, general manager). I have had hiley fix a seat belt problem and check four wheel alignment on the car. After I argued with general manager about all the problems with the car. I'm tired of arguing! which I had to drive to arlington. The air bag light in on now. I took the car into moffitt VW. They say it's a problem with the seat belt. There's a flaw in the windshield. There are no doorsill protectors on the driver's side of the car. The rear passenger seat will not lock into place. There may be more wrong with the car, I have stopped looking. I have submitted a consumer complaint form with the Texas attorney general's office and the Arkansas attorney general's office. I have also submitted a complaint form with the better business bureau. What does this mean "certified"" is it just a way to dump a not "up to snuff" car on an unsuspecting customer"

- Gurdon, AR, USA

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