2004 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9PD TDI from North America
I love the car, but the jury is out regarding reliability.
The car did not start at 1200 km. The engine rotated when attempting to start the car, but would not start. One of the sensors, I believe the crankshaft motion sensor failed. It was replaced at the dealership after extensive troubleshooting.
The cruise control operates intermittently and was first noticed at about 2500 kilometers. This has been reported as a fault and will be investigated at the first 8000 Kilometer scheduled maintenance visit. The dealership says this problem nay relate to poor dealer prep since one of the actions of the dealer when delivering a new car involves a setting that effects the cruise.
The sun roof control failed in the open position at 7700 kilometers. Fortunately it closed when the security system was activated using the key remote. The problem is reported to the dealership and is supposed to be repaired at the first 8000 Kilometer scheduled shop visit.
When working, the cruise control is the best I have ever used. The speed is controlled within 1-2 Km per hour under all conditions. I travel on business renting cars every second week so I have many experiences to compare with.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 5th July, 2004
21st Sep 2004, 15:01
You did not mention how you drive your car.
16th Nov 2008, 18:33
2006 Jetta TDI
We are having problem with the battery holding its charge.
We are on our third battery (last one was free, dealer thought it was a dud). We drive with a battery charger and use it at least twice a week. Anyone else having this issue? The dealer even kept the vehicle overnight to try to solve this issue, but no luck.