hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
151,667 miles

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2006 Volkswagen Jetta fuel system problems

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2006 Volkswagen Jetta Owner Comments

problem #6

Nov 122016


  • 276,000 miles


The vehicle has a long history of the throttle becoming inoperative resulting in no-power (idle power strictly speaking) conditions. That condition is cleared when the clutch pedal is depressed and released. Recently there was an instance of uncommanded acceleration: Instead of no power, full power was applied by the engine. Again cycling the clutch cleared the condition. The no-power cases appeared more likely in urban driving and soon after a transmission shift but did occur under almost any conditions. The full-power case occurred once, climbing a hill at ~2800' altitude. The power fail occurred as early as 34K miles, and continued with VW's knowledge until ~72K miles, when VW of America technicians finally did something to end it. Those symptoms started reoccurring at ~270K miles. The acceleration incident occurred at about 275K miles. The vehicle has been taken out of service; it will be sent to a salvage yard if the ntsb is not interested in the vehicle.

- Fredericksburg, VA, USA

problem #5

Jul 052013


  • 120,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Volkswagen Jetta. While driving at various speeds, the parking warning light illuminated intermittently. In addition, the air bag warning light illuminated and the fuel tank leaked intermittently. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where it was diagnosed that the wiring harness needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 120,000. The VIN was not provided.

- Penngrove, CA, USA

problem #4

Jun 082015


  • 155,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Volkswagen Jetta. While driving approximately 20 mph, the engine stalled without warning. The vehicle was pulled over and restarted, but began to jolt and move slowly. The dealer diagnosed that the failure was caused by "Georgia fuel" and that the fuel line needed to be repaired. Also, the passenger side air bar warning indicator remained illuminated. The dealer diagnosed that the air bag needed to be rewired. The vehicle was not repaired and the manufacturer was notified. The failure mileage was 155,000.

- Powder Springs, GA, USA

problem #3

Sep 152014


  • 120,000 miles


Driving along the road and coolant suddenly flushed out of car. Water pump had to be replaced along with timing belt. Oil leaks in multiple places are starting to appear. I wondered why I was going through so much oil. Mechanic alerted me to the poor design and build and told me to check of open recalls and similar problems.

- Columbus, OH, USA

problem #2

Aug 292013


  • 90,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Volkswagen Jetta. The contact stated that while driving 30 mph, she began to smell gasoline inside the vehicle. The contact opened the hood and saw that gasoline was leaking onto the engine. The contact was informed of a recall for the failure under NHTSA campaign number: 10V621000 (fuel system, gasoline) but was informed that her VIN was not included in the recall. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and current mileage was 90,000.

- Minneapolis, MN, USA

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problem #1

Dec 302012

Jetta 4-cyl Diesel

  • 149,000 miles
My wife and I were driving home and suddenly my car started jerking and made a "knocking" sound, without any warning (I.e. check engine light). We were close to home and decided to continue on; however, in the next couple of miles, the problems persisted, still with no check engine light or any indication of what was wrong with the vehicle. Over the next several days, while parked on a secured premise, I started the car up and it had an erratic loping sound. I proceeded to call a nearby Volkswagen dealer and spoke to two certified VW mechanics, who failed to acknowledge the issue that there was no warning indication before the car started to act up and said to bring it in to swap out the engine at approx. $7500; they dismissed the problem as "normal wear and tear". I researched the problem on the internet and it lead me to believe that it was a problem with the cam, which I had confirmed by an auto-mechanic after towing the car in. He told me the entire engine was warped due to the cam going out. Other 2006 VW Jetta tdi owners have commented on the same issues, which at this point leads me to believe that it is not "normal wear and tear", but a manufacture defect.

- Fallbrook, CA, USA

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