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Old August 31st, 2010, 09:56   #16
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Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Gatineau,CAN
Fuel Economy: Fuelly signature --->

Year: 2009
Build Date: 03/09
Make/Model: Jetta Wagon/Comfortline
Tranny: DSG
Mileage: 18200 km when problem started, currently 22000 km.
Diesel Fuel Source: Mix (Esso when the pressure regulator failed).
Additives: (Yes/No) PS somethimes.
Problem: HPFP pressure regulator faulty, replace for new one together with HPFP.
Dealer: VW Outaouais
Status: Fixed under warranty.
2009 Jetta Wagon Comfortline DSG ESP build 03/09 Graphite Blue
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Last edited by HeAvYfUeL; February 22nd, 2011 at 07:53. Reason: update Esso
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Old September 2nd, 2010, 05:19   #17
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: dublin, oh
TDI(s): 2009 Jetta
Default HPFP catistrophic failure

Year: 2009
Build Date:
Tranny: DSG
Mileage: 26260
Diesel Fuel Source: Shell
Additives: No
Problem: Dealer says HPFP failed contaminating entire fuel system
Dealer: MAG Dublin, Ohio
Status: Stalled/stopped no restart in middle of intersection on 8/12. Towed to dealer who reported "bad fuel". emailed VofA who have not responded. Still pending as on 9/1.
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Old September 5th, 2010, 07:54   #18
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: middle earth
TDI(s): 2009 jsw
Default 2009 JSE HPFP Failure

Year: 2009
Build Date: Unknown
Make/Model: JSW, Salsa Red, Highline
Tranny: DSG, 6M
Mileage: 45k
Diesel Fuel Source: Shell Gold
Additives: No
Problem: HPFP failed, in traffic. Accelerating away normally from stoplight
Link to your post if you posted somewhere else on the site
Dealer: Prefer not to say
Status: Looks like VW will cover under warranty...no mention of any attempt to have me take any of the cost. Actually VW and the dealer have been very responsive and owned the issue completely
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Old September 10th, 2010, 14:15   #19
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Location: Whittier,CA-USA

Year: 2009
Build Date: Unknown
Make/Model: JSW
Tranny: DSG, 6M
Mileage: 32k
Diesel Fuel Source: Various
Additives: No
Problem: HPFP failed, in traffic while climbing the Grapevine just North of Los Angeles. Started to lose power and all of a sudden the engine just stopped. Extremely dangerous situation to where I was on the side of the freeway with vehicles whizzing by at high rates of speed.
Dealer: Valencia VW
Status: At dealer for 2 1/2 weeks now due to them saying the parts have to arrive from Germany.

This report is from a good customer of mine who lives in the Pasadena,CA area. I just repaired his NB TDI and I asked his permission to post this on his behalf. I told him to please report this to NHSTA and he said he absolutely will do so.

I actually warned this customer to hold off on the purchase back nearly 2 years ago however, it was already too late because he had already pulled the trigger.

I truly think this issue is extremely huge and going to get worse and worse as time goes on. Words can't explain how critical it is for people to report this to NHSTA. Later!
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Old September 11th, 2010, 10:00   #20
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Location: East Texas
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How often has this happened? Got in the car Wednesday and the satellite radio display read "Linking" but no sound. I have the basic satellite radio in my 09 JSW. No navigation upgrade.

Dropped by my dealer Thursday and the service advisor said to bring it in Friday morning and they'd look at it. They called after about 2 hours Friday morning and said the receiver was bad and they'd had to replace it. Everything fine now. At least I found out where the receiver is located. (underneath passenger seat)

Has this occurred often?
09 Jetta Sportwagen, Blue Graphite Metallic, DSG, Sunroof, Rubber mats, Zeta Products body color side moldings, Body color door edge guards, VW front and rear Splash Guards, Clear rear bumper protector, 8" "Stubby" antenna. Build Date 11/08

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Old November 5th, 2010, 12:31   #21
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: California
Fuel Economy: 38-40

Been a TDI lurker since I bought the car in Oct 2008. Figured time for me to throw my Jetta on the pile of HPFP failures.

Car: 2009 Jetta TDI Automatic
Location: California
Build Date: Unknown
Failure Date: 10/26/2010
Mileage: 56k
Fuel: Mostly Shell
Additives: never
Outcome: So far dealer is covering the cost except the battery they said was bad.

Car shut down at 55 mph going up hill with no warning and no dashlights. Failed to restart. Flatbed to dealer. They said battery shot. Battery replaced. Still won't start. Dealer said tank fuel pump failed. Tank fuel pump replaced. Still won't start. Dealer said HPFP failed. HPFP replaced. Still won't start. Dealer said common rail is bad. Common rail replaced. Still won't start. Dealer said other fuel lines bad. Fuel lines replaced. Still won't start. as of 11/4/2010.

Dealer scratching head still and talking to VW techs someplace. Even after I pointed them at this known issue. Opened up a NHTSA report since the car shut off so quickly with no warning and I could not move to the shoulder.

I will try to get part numbers.

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Old November 5th, 2010, 17:56   #22
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Virginia
TDI(s): '09 Jetta

Year: 2009
Build Date:
Make/Model: Jetta tdi
Tranny: 6M
Mileage: 41,115
Diesel Fuel Source: Shell 80%, BP 10%, Others 10%
Additives: recently started using Stanadyne Lubricity Formula
Problem: During 40K service, the dealer/service tech noted that the fuel filter canister was rusted.
Dealer: Checkered Flag VW, Virginia Beach
Status: Vehicle was repaired under warranty: "Defective fuel injection pump. Performed GFF. Found fault P0191 Fuel Pressure Sensor, G247 Implausible Signal. Upon inspection of fuel filter, found rust in housing. Opened VTA ticket #xxxxxx. Replaced complete fuel system with the exception of line from tank to front of vehicle, which I cleaned as per techline."

I dropped the car off today for it's 40K service. Two hours later the SR called and said that there is rust in the fuel filter and other components of the system. He's supposed to call VOA on Monday to see what's going to happen.

Last edited by jsds; November 22nd, 2010 at 07:34. Reason: Vehicle was diagnosed and work completed
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Old November 9th, 2010, 08:56   #23
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Va
TDI(s): 2009 Jetta

Year: 2009
Build Date: ?
Make/Model: Jetta TDI
Tranny: AUTO
Mileage: 84,500
Diesel Fuel Source: (Shell, Exxon, Liberty)
Additives: ?
Problem: HPFP failed, metal shavings throughout the fuel system
Dealer: (Virginia)
Status: (still pending, dealer is trying to assist, talking with VW rep to see if they'll fix ... right now cost is abpout 7700.00)
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Old November 12th, 2010, 07:32   #24
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Va
TDI(s): 2009 Jetta
Smile Update 2009 Jetta Status

Year: 2009
Build Date: ?
Make/Model: Jetta TDI
Tranny: AUTO
Mileage: 84,500
Diesel Fuel Source: (Shell, Exxon, Liberty)
Additives: ?
Problem: HPFP failed, metal shavings throughout the fuel system
Dealer: Miller VW Winchester, Virginia
Status: VW has acknowledged they are aware of the problem with the HPFP, and has authorized the dealer to repair. VW is picking up most of the cost minus a 400.00 deductable due to high mileage. I can live with that.
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Old November 14th, 2010, 19:12   #25
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Evergreen, Colorado

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Make/Model: TDI Sportwagon
Tranny: 6M
Mileage: 12,000
Diesel Fuel Source: various
Additives: no
Problem: car lost power, followed by blinking glow plug and check engine lights
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Dealer: Larry Miller VW Lakewood Co
Status: Just happened, car will be towed to the dearer ship tomorrow, will update
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Old November 15th, 2010, 10:20   #26
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Houston
Default 2011 Jetta Sportwagen HPFP failure

Year: 2011
Build Date: ? (bought it in late August 2010)
Make/Model: Jetta Sportwagen
Tranny: DSG
Mileage: ~ 3000
Diesel Fuel Source: Shell
Additives: No
Problem: HPFP failed badly (see link below for description)
Dealer: Demontrond VW Houston Texas
Status: Still pending, fuel system parts ordered, VW testing fuel prior to repair. So far dealer is being cool and saying they are aware of the problem elsewhere.

Got the car back on Thursday morning (6 days from towing car to dealer with HPFP failure). Dealer (Demontrond Houston) said this is the 2nd TDI he has seen with this problem (don't know if this meant 2009-2011 engine or 2011 only...if you want I'll call back and ask....the service rep is cool). Below is an itemized list of repairs and hours to complete the repairs. After completing the repairs they said they "primed system and ran for several hours - test driven - no faults generated". Drove the car approximately 100 miles today and no issues.

List of repairs: Hours....Job(part item)

1) 0.40....Prep and Package Fuel Sample
2) 0.30....Replace Fuel Filter Assembly
3) 0.40....Replace Fuel Tank
4) 0.40....Replace Electrical Pump
5) 1.10....Clean and Flush Return Fuel Lines
6) 1.10....Clean and Flush Supply Fuel Lines
7) 1.90....R&I Fuel Tank (R&I?)
8) 0.30....Replace Supply Line
9) 1.30....Replace Pressure Regulating Valve Assembly
10) 1.30....Replace Distribution Rail
11) 2.50....Replace High Pressure Fuel Pump - Bosch
12) 2.50....Replace Fuel Injectors
13) 0.10....RTO (?)
14) 0.50....GFF (great-friends-forever charge?)
15) 1.00....Tech Check/Inspection.

That's all I got. Still love the car. Hope everything is cool. Texas Lemon Laws are awesome and if it fails again, I'll trade it for another TDI.


Last edited by kevin73; November 19th, 2010 at 20:58. Reason: Final update on repairs-
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Old November 15th, 2010, 14:55   #27
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: St. Louis
TDI(s): None

Build Date:unknown (bought March 2010)
Tranny: DSG
Mileage: 19950
Diesel Fuel Source: QuikTrip primarily
Additives: No
Problem: In for 20k mile checkup and dealer found metal flakes in the fuel system.
Dealer: Dean Team VW of Ballwin, MO
Status: Just diagnosed today. Dealer has car and says they will be replacing everything fuel related. Repairs are supposed to be finished this week. Love my dealership so far as they immediately put my wife in a suitable car and they have been great on previous encounters.

Dealer called today and said that they think it was "just" some rust in the fuel filter which they replaced, and not the pump. They said, without prompting, that they've had 1 pump replacement before and they were worried this was the same thing. After investigating, they determined it's just the filter right now. Be assured I will be keeping all diesel receipts going forward. I'm also glad we got the extended warranty as we've put 20k in miles since March.
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Old November 22nd, 2010, 13:35   #28
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Wisconsin
Default High Pressure Fuel Pump failure

Year: 2009
Build Date:
Make/Model: Jetta Sportwagon TDI

Tranny: 6M
Diesel Fuel Source: Shell at home, on road mostly Shell. BP in the tank when it failed
Additives: (Yes/No) no
Problem: no problems, just returned from 750 mile round trip. Filled with BP ULSD at half tank. Previous was Murphy station. All Shell for 10 receipts before that. 25 miles after return flashing glow plug, wife was near an exit and able to limp off freeway while cars whizzed past. Towed to dealer.
Dealer: Boucher VW Franklin Wisconsin
Status: Still pending after they held up a coke bottle filled with "funny colored" Diesel fuel (my sample from tank was not funny colored) stating that means it will not be covered by VW. No testing done yet. Have called VWoA, filed with NHSTA. Last 2 fillups stations told about "contamination" they report no other complaints. Holding off on Attorney General and BBB etc until I hear from VWoA. Am already warning everyone I know, getting many horror stories from coworkers etc of VW weaseling out of warranty work. Too bad. Great car...but I don't trust this car anymore...not to mention VW
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Old November 29th, 2010, 22:39   #29
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: United States
Fuel Economy: 46, 43
Default My poor 2009

2009 TDI Sedan
QFC Fuel
Camano Island, WA
Kar Mart VW
Car is at Dealer...
They have 4 others and several dealers are reporting the same issues.

Stalled after idling... hard starting... quit (3 times)... now runs not great and fuel economy off 10 mpg... from 44 mpg to 34 mpg
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Old December 1st, 2010, 07:06   #30
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Location: Fort Worth, Texas

GoZoom: Please clarify. If your issue isn't an HPFP failure, please remove your post.
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