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Old 10th January 2022, 00:18   #3691
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Re: Volkswagen Jetta : Test Drive & Review

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A short trip summary - drove overall 10,343 km in 3 months.


A few niggles
- Mid is showing mileage which is way off (19.0 Kmpl vs 15.7 Kmpl actual). May be due to remap. Any feedback?
- Rear mud flaps rub against speed breakers. Should these be removed?
- I got "glow plug" warning several times during engine start. First time I faced it in Dharamshala, switched off engine in the evening for coconut water after driving for about 50 km. On cranking up, engine stopped half way through with glow plug warning. Tried again after 10 sec and it started on 3rd try.


As per the manual, the engine might not have been heated enough... while that can be true for Dharamshala (though it was ~12 C), not for Nagpur or Hyderabad in the afternoon. The car was serviced before start of the journey in Bangalore.

Has anybody faced this issue in their car? Can somebody help with a possible cause pls.
I have not had this glow plug issue. After driving for 50 kms all temp etc should have been at optimal conditions. I drive mine in Delhi and sometimes the temp is just 2 deg. C or something. Car starts in the first attempt without fuss. Get it checked somewhere. Find a mechanic and not the VW service center. There is huge difference in pricing.
My MID shows 20 kmpl but tank to tank approx is 18kmpl.

Congrats by the way.
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Old 10th January 2022, 01:58   #3692
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As per the manual, the engine might not have been heated enough... while that can be true for Dharamshala (though it was ~12 C), not for Nagpur or Hyderabad in the afternoon. The car was serviced before start of the journey in Bangalore.

Has anybody faced this issue in their car? Can somebody help with a possible cause pls.
Typically, a delayed start with the glow plug symbol blinking signifies one or more of the plugs is on its way out. The glow plugs preheat the combustion chamber to aid a quick start on diesels. If they are faulty, it will take time for the engine to crank. I have seen this happening even at sea level. Not only places with low temps.

Only a scan will reveal what is wrong, everything else is pure speculation. Get the car scanned. Even if one of the plugs is gone, get all of them changed.
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Old 11th January 2022, 13:33   #3693
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Hi Bhpians,

I have recently bought a 2015 Jetta Highline TDI. And I am looking for an FNG in Hyderabad who can help me out with parts. I am thinking of replacing the stock (and a bit battered) Bi Xenons with OEM sets. The dealership is quoting me 70k each+ Labour. I tried sourcing the ones made in Taiwan which have the stock look but do not have AFS, Auto-leveling, and take in H7 bulbs instead of D3S.

Any leads would be appreciated. Thanks in advance.
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Old 11th January 2022, 17:36   #3694
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Are you sure itís a 12 yr old car. The mk6 was launched in 2012 in India if I remember correctly. The mk5 was still being sold in late 2011 when I went to buy my car. I had waited for the mk6 launch and there was a longish waiting period due to high demand for diesel cars those days. Finally got mine on Aug 2012. Still have it. Great car though. Just keeps working every single day.
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Hi Bhpians,

I have recently bought a 2015 Jetta Highline TDI. And I am looking for an FNG in Hyderabad who can help me out with parts. I am thinking of replacing the stock (and a bit battered) Bi Xenons with OEM sets. The dealership is quoting me 70k each+ Labour. I tried sourcing the ones made in Taiwan which have the stock look but do not have AFS, Auto-leveling, and take in H7 bulbs instead of D3S.

Any leads would be appreciated. Thanks in advance.
Battered in what sense? If it's simple lens fade then it's better to just restore the lens and seal it back using clear coat or PPF. That will bring the headlamps back to as good as new. Even if the lenses have deep scratches or cracks, better to replace the lenses.

Secondly, please don't resort to using Taiwan/Chinese spec headlamps. The lens quality is poor (fading in less than 2-3 years of use), the alignment is all over the place and in general, the quality of components used is always questionable. And as you mentioned, features like AFS and auto levelling will not work in these aftermarket setups.

Get your current headlamps restored. That would be the best option.
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Battered in what sense? If it's simple lens fade then it's better to just restore the lens and seal it back using clear coat or PPF. That will bring the headlamps back to as good as new. Even if the lenses have deep scratches or cracks, better to replace the lenses.

Secondly, please don't resort to using Taiwan/Chinese spec headlamps. The lens quality is poor (fading in less than 2-3 years of use), the alignment is all over the place and in general, the quality of components used is always questionable. And as you mentioned, features like AFS and auto levelling will not work in these aftermarket setups.

Get your current headlamps restored. That would be the best option.
Thank you for the reply. A lorry kicked up small stones and they hit my headlights and cracked them. I ignored it at first, then I saw dust in the housing along with a bit of moisture whenever I drove. I tried replacing the lenses through a Headlight restoring specialist (never knew they existed) and he made a mess of it. My DRL's stopped working and one of the solenoids has gone wonky. The high beam works only sometimes and it gets shut randomly. Also, while going over cat's eyes or speed breakers, there is a 'shake' in the beam. Also, I am not sure about the quality of the seal. I am trying to source working second-hand ones, but those are pretty rare as well.

And coming to the knockoffs, they were 60k for both and as you rightly said, the lines were not great and there we no 'heft'. Well, I shall keep looking.
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Hi Everyone,
A small update regarding my headlights. After seraching a lot for replacement headlights, I decided to get them replaced in the dealership itself. Costed Rs.1.4 lacs for both of them

So if anyone is looking for a ballast, please hit me up. I have two perfectly working ballasts.
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Hi Blogslogger/ fellow bhpians,

Have a similar query so replying to your post.

My 2013 Jetta TDI recently got the 1.2L Km service done @ PPS Hyderabad. My odo is at 81K. Got the service, timing belt, brake pads(all 4) and battery replaced at close to INR 90K. The dealership gave an estimate for further repairs :
1. Link rods (suspension)
2. C Mounting, Rod bushes
3. Front stud oil leakage
4. Clutch Kit (I hear a slight clutter only when starting to press clutch)
5. Fly wheel

When asked for estimate he quotes around 2L figure. I believe suspension costs nearing to 1L and clutch/flywheel costs close to 1L.

Are these reasonable ? Anyone got these done at an FNG in Hyderabad reliably ? I really want to get it done in the authorized center as have never given the car out but 2L seems a bit steep and was wondering if there are qualified FNG folks in Hyderabad who can do the evaluation. I live in west Hyd. Really love the car but am worried it doesnt turn into a sink pit for repairs(thought I doubt it as I've not spent on anything other than regular service). Also battling with the quandary of replacing the car. Sorry for the banter and appreciate any leads on FNG and suggestions on the way forward.

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Hi Bhpians,

I have recently bought a 2015 Jetta Highline TDI. And I am looking for an FNG in Hyderabad who can help me out with parts. I am thinking of replacing the stock (and a bit battered) Bi Xenons with OEM sets. The dealership is quoting me 70k each+ Labour. I tried sourcing the ones made in Taiwan which have the stock look but do not have AFS, Auto-leveling, and take in H7 bulbs instead of D3S.

Any leads would be appreciated. Thanks in advance.

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Old 8th February 2022, 16:39   #3699
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Re: Volkswagen Jetta : Test Drive & Review

Hey guys, facing a couple of issues. Need advice/guidance-

1. The ABS speed sensor malfunction-

This is typical, so not going to dwell much over it.

2. Coolant warning-

Since the past couple of days, have been seeing this coolant warning and it blinks continuously.

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This is the coolant level-

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Is this a water pump failure? How much will it cost? Any other pointers?

3. The latch of the glove box has broken-

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How much would be the replacement cost? Any alternates which can be explored other than getting it replaced at the service centre?

4. When I accelerate, there is a very noticeable veer of the car towards the right. Can this be due to the ABS sensor failure? I do remember driving the car back in early 2019 when one of the sensors had gone kaput but this right steer was definitely not present.

Thanks.
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Are these reasonable ? Anyone got these done at an FNG in Hyderabad reliably ? I really want to get it done in the authorized center as have never given the car out but 2L seems a bit steep and was wondering if there are qualified FNG folks in Hyderabad who can do the evaluation. I live in west Hyd. Really love the car but am worried it doesnt turn into a sink pit for repairs(thought I doubt it as I've not spent on anything other than regular service). Also battling with the quandary of replacing the car... Sorry for the banter and appreciate any leads on FNG and suggestions on the way forward...
2 lakhs is very steep.
Bilstein B4 suspension (only dampers) which is better than OEM will cost around 48k. And I am sure Monroe / Sachs etc. will cost much lesser too. If you go to a good FNG, I am sure you will save minimum 40 to 50k on suspension.

Again 1 lakh for clutch and flywheel seems high for me. When I changed the clutch for my Octavia TDI couple of years back it costed me only 25k at Skoda. I guess Skoda had reduced the spare parts cost then. Though I did not change the flywheel, I was quoted 45k for the same. So a total of 70k in Skoda service center.

So I am sure if you go to a good FNG you will definitely save minimum 70 to 80k.
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I believe the Jetta has a dual mass flywheel, add inflation and Forex hence the higher cost I guess! Pls take this complex opportunity to change the timing belt and the water pump too - not sure the cost is included though!

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Again 1 lakh for clutch and flywheel seems high for me. When I changed the clutch for my Octavia TDI couple of years back it costed me only 25k at Skoda. I guess Skoda had reduced the spare parts cost then. Though I did not change the flywheel, I was quoted 45k for the same. So a total of 70k in Skoda service center.

So I am sure if you go to a good FNG you will definitely save minimum 70 to 80k.
I agree!

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1. The ABS speed sensor malfunction-
2. Coolant warning- Since the past couple of days, have been seeing this coolant warning and it blinks continuously.
Is this a water pump failure? How much will it cost? Any other pointers?
3. latch is broken
4. When I accelerate, there is a very noticeable veer of the car towards the right. Can this be due to the ABS sensor failure? I do remember driving the car back in early 2019 when one of the sensors had gone kaput but this right steer was definitely not present.
Thanks.
1. You can replace the ABS sensors outside at 1/3rd the price - but watch if there has been any rat bites or weak signal
2. looks like it is a water pump failure but too early for 44k clicks, top up the coolant and see if the level drops or you see any traces on the floor - the hose might have a puncture
3. can try aliexpress - if they can ship to India nowadays
4. Cant be due to ABS... check wheel alignment+balancing+rotation, perhaps you have hit a bump and the measurements have gone haywire
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Anyone got these done at an FNG in Hyderabad reliably ? I really want to get it done in the authorized center as have never given the car out but 2L seems a bit steep and was wondering if there are qualified FNG folks in Hyderabad who can do the evaluation. I live in west Hyd. Really love the car but am worried it doesnt turn into a sink pit for repairs(thought I doubt it as I've not spent on anything other than regular service). Also battling with the quandary of replacing the car... Sorry for the banter and appreciate any leads on FNG and suggestions on the way forward...
Hey Dinesh,

I live in Gachibowli and had the same quandary. I was quoted 60k for timing belt, waterpump and general service by PPS. So i got them done at Varma Motors at Madhapur for 25k through Gomechanic. And i feel it was decent. There are many german car specialists near Khajaguda. So your best bet would be them.

PPS tends to take 'liberties' while providing an estimate.

I had my headlight washer flap a bit loose. They quoted 8,000 for the plastic part replacement. So I used a bit of plastic glue and stuck the flap to the washer stalk and it has been fine since then.
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Hi Blogslogger/ fellow bhpians,

Have a similar query so replying to your post.

My 2013 Jetta TDI recently got the 1.2L Km service done @ PPS Hyderabad. My odo is at 81K. Got the service, timing belt, brake pads(all 4) and battery replaced at close to INR 90K. The dealership gave an estimate for further repairs :
1. Link rods (suspension)
2. C Mounting, Rod bushes
3. Front stud oil leakage
4. Clutch Kit (I hear a slight clutter only when starting to press clutch)
5. Fly wheel

When asked for estimate he quotes around 2L figure. I believe suspension costs nearing to 1L and clutch/flywheel costs close to 1L.

Are these reasonable ? Anyone got these done at an FNG in Hyderabad reliably ? I really want to get it done in the authorized center as have never given the car out but 2L seems a bit steep and was wondering if there are qualified FNG folks in Hyderabad who can do the evaluation. I live in west Hyd. Really love the car but am worried it doesnt turn into a sink pit for repairs(thought I doubt it as I've not spent on anything other than regular service). Also battling with the quandary of replacing the car... Sorry for the banter and appreciate any leads on FNG and suggestions on the way forward...
Stick to A.S.S and try to defer the items that don't need immediate repair. I heard good things about this place, though I have not used their service:

Man & Machine
088011 33044
https://maps.app.goo.gl/pbRyYyK8zthmFkpx6

Just go window shopping for a car to replace your Jetta and you will happily pay 2L for the service :-) Consider selling only if the cabin and the car in general beginning to look worn out. As long as the car looks almost new, it's a lot cheaper to pay for occasional expensive service instead of buying a new car.
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Stick to A.S.S and try to defer the items that don't need immediate repair. I heard good things about this place, though I have not used their service:

Man & Machine
088011 33044
https://maps.app.goo.gl/pbRyYyK8zthmFkpx6

Just go window shopping for a car to replace your Jetta and you will happily pay 2L for the service :-) Consider selling only if the cabin and the car in general beginning to look worn out. As long as the car looks almost new, it's a lot cheaper to pay for occasional expensive service instead of buying a new car.

That puts away even the slightest thought of replacing my Jetta. Rightly said, there is not a sedan below 20 L that can come even remotely near Jetta. I am keeping mine next 4 years minimum.
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Old 11th February 2022, 20:37   #3705
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Stick to A.S.S and try to defer the items that don't need immediate repair. I heard good things about this place, though I have not used their service:
Thanks much. That helps. No, the car looks like new (with minor scratches that are hardly visible) inside and outside and hardly any pampering. Heart skips a beat whenever I see it parked in bright light !! So, decision made to stick with A.S.S. and postpone repairs not immediately necessary... And yes, there's not a single car under 26L(of course referring to the Octy :-) )

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