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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
36,702 miles

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2010 Volkswagen Jetta fuel system problems

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2010 Volkswagen Jetta Owner Comments (Page 9 of 9)

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problem #6

Jun 232010


  • 6,500 miles


This is a follow up to ODI#10336565. My car is still stalling when pulling into traffic. This is becoming very unsafe. After the car is warm it stalls when crossing traffic. This has occurred 3 times since the car was supposedly repaired. My car has less than 7000 miles on it.

- Bay Shore, NY, USA

problem #5

Mar 212010


  • 6,405 miles
Mil light, and glow plug light start appearing for no apparent reason. Car loses acceleration going up hills and becomes dangerous in traffic. It occurs sporadically. Mil light has been on for 3 plus months. Authorized service garage cannot determine reasons for these lights. Changes a few components. Even after routine 10K service, problem continues.

- Albany, OR, USA

problem #4

May 242010


  • 6,150 miles
While pulling out onto a busy street my car suddenly stalled almost causing a collision. This occurred on 05/24/2010legend autorama had the car until 06/14/2010. They replaced two fuel pumps. Part # 5N0-906-129-B & 03L-130-755-a. -I picked up my Jetta on Monday June 14, 2010. I drove about 20 minutes in light traffic when I heard a humming sound. I arrived at my destination, opened the hood and heard a buzzing sound coming from the fuel filter area. I turned off the car and picked up what I needed from my destination. I came back to the car started it and noticed the noise went away. When I arrived home the buzzing was back. I called ed and notified him that there was something wrong with the car. He said come back.-I had to go out a few hours later. I started the car and noticed that the noise was gone. I proceeded to my destination. While merging onto the highway the car stalled on the ramp when I was accelerating to normal highway speed and the cars behind me almost collided into the rear of my car. Since I was blocking traffic I franticly kept trying to start the car. It finally started after 8 or 9 attempts. The car proceeded to run inconsistently. It stalled again, and now that my hazard flashers were on people gave me a little more room. I exited the highway and proceeded directly home. The engine kept surging then stalling. When I got to my driveway it seemed to idle smooth but the buzzing was louder than ever and I was able to feel a vibration in the steering wheel. When I turned off the car the cooling fans ran for about 7 to 10 minutes.-this morning I had to go to work. Because it was 6am I had to try to take my Jetta. The car started after 2 attempts. I proceeded to work and the car ran rough until it reached operating temperature. When I exited the parkway and stopped at the first red light I felt the vibration in the steering wheel and heard the buzzing sound. Since yesterday the buzzing became louder.

- Bay Shore, NY, USA

problem #3

Apr 182010


  • 4,100 miles


I've had 3 automobiles since 1986 with manual transmissions and don't recall a stalling problem like I'm having now with my VW 2010 Jetta tdi. It started with a test drive and a number of times after purchase. I assumed my motor skills would adapt and the problem would become less frequent. However, the problem persists, specifically at intersections when pulling away from a complete stop, a rolling stop, or when braking/clutching hard. It also happens when I try to slowly go over bumps or up hills. The most recent incident resulted in slight damage to my car. I was leaving a condo garage in which I had to go up a steep driveway, through an automatic garage door and out an alley with a speed bump just outside the door. The combination of the driveway, bump and a tight left turn meant that I had to generate rpms initially, but then had to taper down immediately. My front wheels made it over the bump, but my car stalled and I was not able to at least coast my rear wheels over the bump. Essentially I was stuck in such a spot that my car cleared the door's beam but a part of my trunk was still in the path of the closing door. In a panic I tried to start the car, but another nuisance got in the way. You have to turn the key backward before turning the ignition on again. That awkward feature caused me to fumble as it had on other occasions and it took me that much longer to get the car started. The door hit my car. This issue is at least frustrating, but at most, especially at intersections, it can be dangerous. I've imagined times when my car stalled at intersections and cars behind me plowing into me. Not long ago I read a favorable review (publication escapes me) about my car except for the fact that the reviewers experienced the same problem and suggested the automatic instead. When I took my car to the dealer seeking help (to no avail) I wanted to find the article online but instead found other reviews and forums complaining about the same issue.

- Chicago, IL, USA

problem #2

Mar 122010


  • 1,500 miles
When taking foot off brake and immediately stepping hard on the accelerator there was a severe hesitation/lag before the car took off crossing traffic. Once it kicked in it took off but is a serious safety concern. I now wait a second or more for the brake switch to communicate to the dsg transmission to tell the clutch to engage. VW must fix this as I could have been driven in a collision. This was much more than typical turbo lag which is common with diesels. This would occur regularly if I didn't adjust my driving to account for the lag.

- Appleton, WI, USA

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problem #1

Jan 152010


  • 400 miles
The contact owns a 2010 VW Jetta tdi. The contact was driving approximately 55 mph when the brakes were applied and an unexpected increase of pressure occurred without warning. There was also a noise associated with the fuel movement in the fuel tank. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for diagnostic testing. The failure was related to the fuel tank baffle. The technician stated that there was a defective fuel tank, and the fuel tank baffle was not installed which would prevent the fuel movement in the fuel tank. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic for a second opinion in which the diagnostic test results were the same as previously mentioned. The manufacturer was notified and stated that the fuel tank met the required specifications. The contact filed a complaint with the manufacturer. The failure mileage was 400. The current mileage was 56,000.

- Manhattan Beach , CA, USA

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