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2010 VW JETTA Recall - Campaign #11V490000

 
Auto Recalls For Consumers

2010 VW JETTA RECALL - #11V490000

RECALL FOR FUEL SYSTEM, DIESEL

VOLKSWAGEN IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL 2009-2012 JETTA AND JETTA SPORTWAGEN VEHICLES, MANUFACTURED FROM MAY 2008 THROUGH SEPTEMBER 2011, MODEL YEAR 2010-2012 VOLKSWAGEN GOLF VEHICLES, MANUFACTURED FROM MAY 2009 THROUGH SEPTEMBER 2011, AND MODEL YEAR 2010-2012 AUDI A3 VEHICLES, MANUFACTURED FROM SEPTEMBER 2009 THROUGH SEPTEMBER 2011, THAT ARE EQUIPPED WITH A 2.0L TDI COMMON RAIL DIESEL ENGINE/CLEAN DIESEL ENGINE. THE FUEL INJECTION PULSES COULD COINCIDE WITH THE NATURAL FREQUENCY OF THE INJECTOR LINE #2, IN SPECIFIC LOAD AND RPM CONDITIONS. THIS RESONANCE CREATES ADDITIONAL STRESS IN THE FUEL LINE.

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Vehicle 2010 VW JETTA
Manufacturer VOLKSWAGEN OF AMERICA, INC
Manufactured between n/a
Recalled on 10/3/2011
Influenced by OFFICE OF DEFECTS INVESTIGATION
Owners Notified on 11/15/2011
# Affected 168,275
Recalled for FUEL SYSTEM, DIESEL
 
Description VOLKSWAGEN IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL 2009-2012 JETTA AND JETTA SPORTWAGEN VEHICLES, MANUFACTURED FROM MAY 2008 THROUGH SEPTEMBER 2011, MODEL YEAR 2010-2012 VOLKSWAGEN GOLF VEHICLES, MANUFACTURED FROM MAY 2009 THROUGH SEPTEMBER 2011, AND MODEL YEAR 2010-2012 AUDI A3 VEHICLES, MANUFACTURED FROM SEPTEMBER 2009 THROUGH SEPTEMBER 2011, THAT ARE EQUIPPED WITH A 2.0L TDI COMMON RAIL DIESEL ENGINE/CLEAN DIESEL ENGINE. THE FUEL INJECTION PULSES COULD COINCIDE WITH THE NATURAL FREQUENCY OF THE INJECTOR LINE #2, IN SPECIFIC LOAD AND RPM CONDITIONS. THIS RESONANCE CREATES ADDITIONAL STRESS IN THE FUEL LINE.
Consequences DUE TO THE RESONANCE CONDITION, INJECTOR LINE NUMBER 2 COULD DEVELOP SMALL CRACKS WHICH COULD LEAD TO FUEL LEAKAGE. LEAKING FUEL IN THE PRESENCE OF AN IGNITION SOURCE, MAY LEAD TO A FIRE.
Corrective action VOLKSWAGEN WILL INSTALL AN IMPROVED FUEL INJECTOR LINE FOR THE NUMBER 2 CYLINDER ON CERTAIN VEHICLES AND WILL INSTALL VIBRATION DAMPERS ON ALL OF THE INJECTOR LINES. VOLKSWAGEN AND AUDI WILL NOTIFY OWNERS TO HAVE THE VEHICLES REPAIRED FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING NOVEMBER 2011. OWNERS MAY CONTACT VOLKSWAGEN AT 1-800-822-8987.
Notes VOLKSWAGEN RECALL CAMPAIGN NUMBER IS 23J9/V5 & 23J8/K5.OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV .
See also 2010 VW JETTA Recall for POWER TRAIN, AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION

2010 VW JETTA Recall for FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE, DELIVERY, HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS

2010 VW JETTA Recall for SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC, ANTILOCK

2010 VW JETTA Recall for ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL
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Comments

11/19/2014 - gabriel Lori
I have a 2010 jetta tdi cu edition and i love the way this car is calibrated and the way it drives...i wish the front rotors were ventilated but overall its the best....


12/16/2010 - Michael
My 2008 Jetta is in recall, might catch fire. dealership knows nothing and says they will not do anything untill I get a letter.
DUMB.


10/8/2010 - Julius
Let me tell you, as an owner of 2010 Jetta TDI with 6sp DSG this car is a an accident waiting to happen.. from the abrupt down shifts to the extreme hesitation (transmission engagement) from a stop. This has hesitation almost killed me and my wife.

Did you know...if you accidently bump the shifter into neutral on the highway, the only way to get it back into Drive is to depress the brakes 1/3 the then it will let you shift into "D". Can you imagine if you had a 18 Wheeler behind you doing 120kn/h...say goodbye.

Just my experience.

Julius

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