Yes, that's what the CarFax says. Code 23U3 which is phase 1 of the "fix"Did you actually find one? I would imagine it would hard to find one that wasn't "fixed" as there was $$ incentive for doing so.
With that said I looked for a JSW "untouched" or from the original owner because all the buyback cars I looked at being sold by a dealership near me had issues.
I finally found a 2010 JSW that only had 5K miles on it since it was "fixed", the original owner died and I got it from the estate. It took almost 2 years to find it, so they are out there but it may take a long time to find what you're looking for.
I did and I purchased it Saturday. Complete with Malone Stage 2, Rawtek straight piped, etc.... I am so pleased with the performance.If I could go back and stop the fix on my JSW, I would. It took a lot of the fun out of driving it. No off line pep so now it just feels like driving a corolla. If you really found one without the fix, jump on it and never take it to the dealer.
Actually, I didn't fix it on my own. I had help getting suitable parts and the right tune to eliminate my annual intercooler PITA forever.After the fix, the frequency of hydrolocking each winter increased to the point that something had to be done. Easily fixed it on my own, shouldn't be a problem again.
Wow. That's why my TDI's have rarely been back to a dealer since purchased. Some problems are better dealt with on your own when they can be fixed with basic tools and a little knowledge.The increased instances of intercooler condensation and icing is one of the primary reasons why so many people are complaining here (at our shop). People who had an issue with this before, and either got the cold weather kit installed or modified their driving behavior to eliminate it, have found it has come back... and those that never had it happen before now have it happening to them. I feel like the cold weather kit should have been part of the fix on the CBEA and CJAA cars anyway, but not only was it not, but VoA seems to either deny there was ever an issue with this happening (despite owners spoon feeding them a printed copy of THEIR OWN TSB!) or deny there is even any problem happening now. One dealer even tried to blame the owner, after they had already had the car brought into them courtesy of a tow truck three times before. Fourth time, a rod blew out the front of the block.