definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
42,133 miles

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2006 Volkswagen Jetta fuel system problems

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2006 Volkswagen Jetta Owner Comments

problem #5

May 132010

Jetta 5-cyl

  • 24,406 miles


Bought new VW Jetta sedan on 08/17/06. On 05/13/10 took the car to the dealer because of car decelerating while driving I.e. dropping in seconds from 60 miles to 20 miles. It was taken to the dealer multiple times for the same problem. Dealer answer "unable to replicate problem" until warranty of four years expired. The problem continues even after the carbon accumulated on the throttle was cleaned and the fuel pump was replaced. Due to unsafe to drive, requested for the dealer to buy the car back as a lemon. The dealer refuses because the four yr warranty is over. Other problems experienced with this vehicle during this period: Air bags lights going off, air bag cover falling off, trunk opening on its own while driving, rain water leaking inside the lining of the car, screws coming off a door panel, doors falling off the hinges, emergency switch falling inside panel, fuel cap not locking, recalls. Dealer recommending to replace the steering wheel column for 2,340.

- Colton, CA, USA

problem #4

Nov 222010


  • 84,000 miles
Check engine light codes P0302/P2293 intake camshaft, cam follower, high pressure fuel pump, low pressure fuel sensor, air intake hose, sparks plugs.

- Vicksburg, MS, USA

problem #3

Aug 132010


  • 45,000 miles
We have had several incidents with our 2006 Volkswagen Jetta 2.5 where we would lose power and the vehicle stalls out. Our 2006 Jetta is a gasoline 5-cylinder with automatic transmission and has only 45,000 miles. In June of 2010 we first noticed the stalling issue when driving home and it stalled out while pulling into the driveway. After sitting for about 10 minutes we were able to pull it into the garage. The second incident occurred on Friday 7/30/2010, while driving home from work (30 mile commute) at 45-55 mph the Jetta started to intermittently lose power before the engine completely stalled. Note: I was still traveling at 55 mph when the engine stalled. It would restart and began experiencing the same issue multiple times. We towed the car to our local Volkswagen dealership. They ran diagnostics and did not find any error codes from the car's computer. They replaced the battery thinking that it might have been an electrical issue. We picked up the car on Tuesday 8/3/2010 in the morning. While driving home from work that same day (30 mile commute) the engine began experiencing the same issue, intermittently losing power while traveling on the interstate at 70-80 mph. After exiting the interstate the symptoms continued to get worse and the engine completely stalled in the middle of an intersection almost causing a multi-car accident. After multiple attempts to restart and repeated engine stalls I was able to get the vehicle to gas station where it was towed to the Volkswagen dealer for a 2nd time. Only good news of this story, the VW mechanic was able to reproduce the engine stall issue after test driving the Jetta for about 45 minutes. VW dealer reported the result to VW manufacturer tech support. VW dealer kept the car for more than 1 week to run more tests per VW tech support. Ultimately replaced the fuel pump and fuel filter. No more occurrences in the last two weeks...but am literally holding my breath while driving.

- Ooltewah, TN, USA

problem #2

Aug 222007


  • 16,257 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Volkswagen Jetta. The vehicle experienced various recurring failures since the date it was purchased. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer on numerous occasions where the battery was replaced, throttle valves were cleaned, the recirculation valve was replaced, the engine fan control module was replaced, the fuel pressure sensor was replaced, the crank case breeder valve was replaced, the high pressure fuel pump was replaced, and the cam shaft follower was replaced. The vehicle was also repaired under the recall 09V164000, power train driveline, driveshaft and had the sunroof drained due to water leakage. The failure mileage was 16,257 and the current mileage was 47,000.

- Arlington, VA, USA

problem #1

Aug 082008


  • 41,000 miles
My 2006 Jetta 2.5 has an intermittent accelerator hesitation. It can occur when the engine is cold or hot. It seems to occur when it is rolling free at near 5 to 10 mph, and when the accelerator is pressed nothing happens for a second or two. Then it catches and goes.

- Nekoosa, WI, USA

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