Recalls


CampaignManufacturerManufacturing dateType# of units affectedDate Owner notified MfgRecall Initiated byManufacturers of recalled vehicles/productsReport Recieved DateRecord Creation DateRegulation Part NumberFMVSS Number
POWER TRAIN - DRIVELINE - DRIVESHAFT
09V164000VOLKSWAGEN OF AMERICA, INCfrom 06/15/2005 to 11/29/2008V (Vehicle)2559406/30/2009MFRVOLKSWAGEN OF AMERICA, INC05/19/200905/18/2009
Defect SummaryVolkswagen is recalling 25,594 my 2006-2009 jetta 5th generation equipped with 2.01 engine. the fastening screw contact surfaces on the driveshaft cover plate may not have been manufactured to factory specifications. some screws may not have been torqued properly during assembly and could loosen over time, causing a knocking sound when the vehicle is in motion. the driveshaft screws could loosen to the point where the driveshaft detaches from the gearbox.
Consequence SummaryIf the vehicle is moving when this happens, the detached driveshaft could cause damage the gearbox housing. a damage gearbox housing could leak gearbox oil onto the street and create a risk of a vehicle crash for both the driver and other motorists.
Corrective SummaryDealers will inspect the driveshaft screws and replace the screws free of charge. the recall began on june 24, 2009. owners may contact volkswagen at 1-800-822-8987.
NotesVolkswagen recall no. 40j2/s4.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 .

Bulletins


BulletinBulletin dateReplacement BulletinItem no.SummaryAdded
POWER TRAIN - AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
TB-35-11-0106/06/201110041250Ready09/21/2011
TB-35-11-0106/06/201110041250Volkswagen: the gear box has a momentarily delay while accelerating. *rm09/21/2011
VWP-10-0612/03/201010037805Volkswagen: warranty information for th e transmission valve body. *rm06/06/2011
POWER TRAIN - AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION - CONTROL MODULE (TCM, PCM)
TSB-01-08-1205/12/200910028104Volkswagen: the intake flap motor or intake manifold runner position sensor g336 may be inoperative (both are included in one single unit). models golf, gti, a5 jetta, gli, eos, passat, passat wagon. *pe updated 9/25/09.03/03/2009
POWER TRAIN - CLUTCH ASSEMBLY
TB-30-07-0110/01/200710032253Volkswagen: clutch, friction material flaw (sachs only). it has been identified that some sachs clutch comp9onents may have a developmental (friction material) flaw which may cause premature clutch disc wear. friction material flaw on cl02/25/2010
070111/01/200710023951Clutch, friction material flaw (sachs only) which may cause premature clutch disc wear. *nj02/21/2008

Consumer Complaints


Fail datemilesoccurencesPurchase date
POWER TRAIN
12/30/20121490001
 My wife and i were driving home and suddenly my car started jerking and made a knocking sound, without any warning (i.e. check engine light). we were close to home and decided to continue on; however, in the next couple of miles, the problems persisted, still with no check engine light or any indication of what was wrong with the vehicle. over the next several days, while parked on a secured premise, i started the car up and it had an erratic loping sound. i proceeded to call a nearby volkswagen dealer and spoke to two certified vw mechanics, who failed to acknowledge the issue that there was no warning indication before the car started to act up and said to bring it in to swap out the engine at approx. $7500; they dismissed the problem as normal wear and tear. i researched the problem on the internet and it lead me to believe that it was a problem with the cam, which i had confirmed by an auto-mechanic after towing the car in. he told me the entire engine was warped due to the cam going out. other 2006 vw jetta tdi owners have commented on the same issues, which at this point leads me to believe that it is not normal wear and tear, but a manufacture defect. *tr
12/30/20121490001
 My wife and i were driving home and suddenly my car started jerking and made a knocking sound, without any warning (i.e. check engine light). we were close to home and decided to continue on; however, in the next couple of miles, the problems persisted, still with no check engine light or any indication of what was wrong with the vehicle. over the next several days, while parked on a secured premise, i started the car up and it had an erratic loping sound. i proceeded to call a nearby volkswagen dealer and spoke to two certified vw mechanics, who failed to acknowledge the issue that there was no warning indication before the car started to act up and said to bring it in to swap out the engine at approx. $7500; they dismissed the problem as normal wear and tear. i researched the problem on the internet and it lead me to believe that it was a problem with the cam, which i had confirmed by an auto-mechanic after towing the car in. he told me the entire engine was warped due to the cam going out. other 2006 vw jetta tdi owners have commented on the same issues, which at this point leads me to believe that it is not normal wear and tear, but a manufacture defect. *tr
12/30/2012149000
 My wife and i were driving home and suddenly my car started jerking and made a knocking sound, without any warning (i.e. check engine light). we were close to home and decided to continue on; however, in the next couple of miles, the problems persisted, still with no check engine light or any indication of what was wrong with the vehicle. over the next several days, while parked on a secured premise, i started the car up and it had an erratic loping sound. i proceeded to call a nearby volkswagen dealer and spoke to two certified vw mechanics, who failed to acknowledge the issue that there was no warning indication before the car started to act up and said to bring it in to swap out the engine at approx. $7500; they dismissed the problem as normal wear and tear. i researched the problem on the internet and it lead me to believe that it was a problem with the cam, which i had confirmed by an auto-mechanic after towing the car in. he told me the entire engine was warped due to the cam going out. other 2006 vw jetta tdi owners have commented on the same issues, which at this point leads me to believe that it is not normal wear and tear, but a manufacture defect.
12/30/2012149000
 My wife and i were driving home and suddenly my car started jerking and made a knocking sound, without any warning (i.e. check engine light). we were close to home and decided to continue on; however, in the next couple of miles, the problems persisted, still with no check engine light or any indication of what was wrong with the vehicle. over the next several days, while parked on a secured premise, i started the car up and it had an erratic loping sound. i proceeded to call a nearby volkswagen dealer and spoke to two certified vw mechanics, who failed to acknowledge the issue that there was no warning indication before the car started to act up and said to bring it in to swap out the engine at approx. $7500; they dismissed the problem as normal wear and tear. i researched the problem on the internet and it lead me to believe that it was a problem with the cam, which i had confirmed by an auto-mechanic after towing the car in. he told me the entire engine was warped due to the cam going out. other 2006 vw jetta tdi owners have commented on the same issues, which at this point leads me to believe that it is not normal wear and tear, but a manufacture defect.
12/30/2012149000
 My wife and i were driving home and suddenly my car started jerking and made a knocking sound, without any warning (i.e. check engine light). we were close to home and decided to continue on; however, in the next couple of miles, the problems persisted, still with no check engine light or any indication of what was wrong with the vehicle. over the next several days, while parked on a secured premise, i started the car up and it had an erratic loping sound. i proceeded to call a nearby volkswagen dealer and spoke to two certified vw mechanics, who failed to acknowledge the issue that there was no warning indication before the car started to act up and said to bring it in to swap out the engine at approx. $7500; they dismissed the problem as normal wear and tear. i researched the problem on the internet and it lead me to believe that it was a problem with the cam, which i had confirmed by an auto-mechanic after towing the car in. he told me the entire engine was warped due to the cam going out. other 2006 vw jetta tdi owners have commented on the same issues, which at this point leads me to believe that it is not normal wear and tear, but a manufacture defect.
12/30/2012149000
 My wife and i were driving home and suddenly my car started jerking and made a knocking sound, without any warning (i.e. check engine light). we were close to home and decided to continue on; however, in the next couple of miles, the problems persisted, still with no check engine light or any indication of what was wrong with the vehicle. over the next several days, while parked on a secured premise, i started the car up and it had an erratic loping sound. i proceeded to call a nearby volkswagen dealer and spoke to two certified vw mechanics, who failed to acknowledge the issue that there was no warning indication before the car started to act up and said to bring it in to swap out the engine at approx. $7500; they dismissed the problem as normal wear and tear. i researched the problem on the internet and it lead me to believe that it was a problem with the cam, which i had confirmed by an auto-mechanic after towing the car in. he told me the entire engine was warped due to the cam going out. other 2006 vw jetta tdi owners have commented on the same issues, which at this point leads me to believe that it is not normal wear and tear, but a manufacture defect.
12/31/2012146000
 Tl* the contact owns a 2006 volkswagen jetta. the contact stated while driving 70 mph the transmission disengaged and the vehicle would not accelerate. the transmission position lights were illuminated. the failure recurred numerous times. a dealer was notified of the symptoms and stated they knew the cause of failure. the vehicle was not repaired. the failure and current mileage was 146,000.
12/31/2012146000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2006 volkswagen jetta. the contact stated while driving 70 mph the transmission disengaged and the vehicle would not accelerate. the transmission position lights were illuminated. the failure recurred numerous times. a dealer was notified of the symptoms and stated they knew the cause of failure. the vehicle was not repaired. the failure and current mileage was 146,000. rvk
12/31/2012146000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2006 volkswagen jetta. the contact stated while driving 70 mph the transmission disengaged and the vehicle would not accelerate. the transmission position lights were illuminated. the failure recurred numerous times. a dealer was notified of the symptoms and stated they knew the cause of failure. the vehicle was not repaired. the failure and current mileage was 146,000. rvk
12/31/2012146000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2006 volkswagen jetta. the contact stated while driving 70 mph the transmission disengaged and the vehicle would not accelerate. the transmission position lights were illuminated. the failure recurred numerous times. a dealer was notified of the symptoms and stated they knew the cause of failure. the vehicle was not repaired. the failure and current mileage was 146,000. rvk
12/31/2012146000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2006 volkswagen jetta. the contact stated that while driving 70 mph the transmission disengaged and the vehicle would not accelerate. the transmission position lights all began to illuminate. the failure recurred numerous times. a dealer was notified of the symptoms and stated they knew what caused the failure. the vehicle had not been repaired. the failure and current mileage was 146,000. dt
12/15/2012127000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2006 volkswagen jetta. the contact stated that the clutch failed and the contact was unable to shift gears. the vehicle was shut off and towed to a private mechanic, where it was determined that the driveshaft failed. the vehicle was not repaired. the manufacturer was contacted about the failure and informed the contact that the vehicle was not included in nhtsa campaign id number: 09v164000 (power train:driveline:driveshaft). the failure mileage was 127,000. kmj
12/15/2012127000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2006 volkswagen jetta. the contact stated that the clutch failed and the contact was unable to shift gears. the vehicle was shut off and towed to a private mechanic, where it was determined that the driveshaft failed. the vehicle was not repaired. the manufacturer was contacted about the failure and informed the contact that the vehicle was not included in nhtsa campaign id number: 09v164000 (power train:driveline:driveshaft). the failure mileage was 127,000. kmj
12/15/2012127000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2006 volkswagen jetta. the contact stated that the clutch failed and the contact was unable to shift gears. the vehicle was shut off and towed to a private mechanic, where it was determined that the driveshaft failed. the vehicle was not repaired. the manufacturer was contacted about the failure and informed the contact that the vehicle was not included in nhtsa campaign id number: 09v164000 (power train:driveline:driveshaft). the failure mileage was 127,000. kmj
12/15/2012127000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2006 volkswagen jetta. the contact stated that while driving, the clutch failed and the contact was unable to shift gears. the vehicle was shut down and moved to the shoulder. the vehicle was towed to a private mechanic where it was found that the driveshaft had failed. the vehicle was not repaired. the manufacturer was contacted about the failure and informed the contact that the vehicle was not included in nhtsa campaign id number: 09v164000 (power train:driveline:driveshaft). the failure mileage was 127,000. mh
11/14/2012980001
 While traveling on interstate 4 at 65 mph the automatic transmission went from drive to second gear by itself even though the gear selector was in drive, nearly putting me through the windshield had i not had my seat belt on. i managed to get onto the burm of the highway and stop. at this point transmission fluid was dumping all over the road and the car would no longer move and the digital gear selection light was flashing on and off continuous(prnd). had it towed to my vw mechanic and they found that the electronic valve assembly had quit working and that the mech tronic clutch assembly was destroyed by it going from drive to 2nd . after researching on the internet, i found that vw has known about this problem and has sent out letters to customers that have 2007-2010 vehicles with this same transmission that they would replace their defective transmissions under an extended warranty or re-imburse them for repairs if done prior to this letter up to 100000 miles. i contacted vw usa and asked about my car and was told because my car was a 2006 it wasn't covered even though i got them to admit that it was the same transmission that was used for 2005.5 through 2010. *tr
11/14/2012980001
 While traveling on interstate 4 at 65 mph the automatic transmission went from drive to second gear by itself even though the gear selector was in drive, nearly putting me through the windshield had i not had my seat belt on. i managed to get onto the burm of the highway and stop. at this point transmission fluid was dumping all over the road and the car would no longer move and the digital gear selection light was flashing on and off continuous(prnd). had it towed to my vw mechanic and they found that the electronic valve assembly had quit working and that the mech tronic clutch assembly was destroyed by it going from drive to 2nd . after researching on the internet, i found that vw has known about this problem and has sent out letters to customers that have 2007-2010 vehicles with this same transmission that they would replace their defective transmissions under an extended warranty or re-imburse them for repairs if done prior to this letter up to 100000 miles. i contacted vw usa and asked about my car and was told because my car was a 2006 it wasn't covered even though i got them to admit that it was the same transmission that was used for 2005.5 through 2010. *tr
11/14/201298000
 While traveling on interstate 4 at 65 mph the automatic transmission went from drive to second gear by itself even though the gear selector was in drive, nearly putting me through the windshieald had i not had my seat belt on. i managed to get onto the burm of the highway and stop. at this point transmission fluid was dumping all over the road and the car would no longer move and the digital gear selection light was flashing on and off continuous(prnd). had it towed to my vw mechanic and they found that the electronic valve assembly had quit working and that the mech tronic clutch assembly was destroyed by it going from drive to 2nd . after researching on the internet, i found that vw has known about this problem and has sent out letters to customers that have 2007-2010 vehicles with this same transmission that they would replace their defective transmissions under an extended warranty or re-imburse them for repairs if done prior to this letter up to 100000 miles. i contacted vw usa and asked about my car and was told because my car was a 2006 it wasnt covered even though i got them to admit that it was the same transmission that was used for 2005.5 through 2010.
10/12/20111290001
 I was on a freeway that was merging with another freeway, and the gear lights started flashing, the transmission quit, and i couldn't accelerate to get out of other vehicles way. i was doing 10 mph, and i had to cross two lanes of traffic doing 65 mph. nowhere to go but that. i was so scared and was really lucky that no one hit me, although they did have to hit their brakes hard and swerve to avoid me. this is something i've seen on different forums now, and everyone says it is a mechatronic unit gone bad. *tr
10/12/2011129000
 I was on a freeway that was merging with another freeway, and the gear lights started flashing, the transmission quit, and i couldn't accelerate to get out of other vehicles way. i was doing 10 mph, and i had to cross two lanes of traffic doing 65 mph. nowhere to go but that. i was so scared and was really lucky that no one hit me, although they did have to hit their brakes hard and swerve to avoid me. this is something i've seen on different forums now, and everyone says it is a mechatronic unit gone bad.
10/11/201260000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2006 volkswagen jetta. the contact stated while driving 30 mph, the transmission failed. the contact stated he heard a loud noise underneath the engine. the vehicle was taken to a repair shop for inspection where the mechanic stated the dual mass fly-wheel and transmission needed to be replaced. the vehicle was not repaired. the manufacturer was notified but provided no assistance. the failure mileage was 60,000. rvk
10/11/201260000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2006 volkswagen jetta. the contact stated while driving 30 mph, the transmission failed. the contact stated he heard a loud noise underneath the engine. the vehicle was taken to a repair shop for inspection where the mechanic stated the dual mass fly-wheel and transmission needed to be replaced. the vehicle was not repaired. the manufacturer was notified but provided no assistance. the failure mileage was 60,000. rvk
10/11/201260000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2006 volkswagen jetta. the contact stated while driving 30 mph, the transmission failed. the contact stated he heard a loud noise underneath the engine. the vehicle was taken to a repair shop for inspection where the mechanic stated the dual mass fly-wheel and transmission needed to be replaced. the vehicle was not repaired. the manufacturer was notified but provided no assistance. the failure mileage was 60,000. rvk
10/11/201260000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2006 volkswagen jetta. the contact stated that while driving 30 mph, the transmission failed. the contact stated that he heard a loud noise coming from under the engine. the vehicle was taken to a repair shop for inspection and they stated that the dual mass fly-wheel and the transmission needed to be replaced. the vehicle was not repaired. the manufacturer was notified but provided no assistance. the failure mileage was 60,000. ap
07/30/2012734701
 I was sitting in traffic in minneapolis mn. the light turned green, traffic moved and when i pressed on the accelerator, the engine sped up as if it was in neutral. the shift selector was in d for drive. the prndl indicator on the dash flashed red with all five letters illuminated. i tried turning off the ignition and turning it back on with the same results. no movement with engine accelerating. after being pushed into a parking lot by passersby, i tried again and the transmission worked as it was supposed to. after researching the problem on the internet, i find that it is a common vw problem and the nhtsa action number is pe09035 opened july 17, 2009 covering 2008 and 2009 models. my tdi is a 2006 model purchased in may 2007 because vw kept selling 2006 tdis in 2007. there were no 2007 vw jetta tdis. *tr
07/30/2012734701
 I was sitting in traffic in minneapolis mn. the light turned green, traffic moved and when i pressed on the accelerator, the engine sped up as if it was in neutral. the shift selector was in d for drive. the prndl indicator on the dash flashed red with all five letters illuminated. i tried turning off the ignition and turning it back on with the same results. no movement with engine accelerating. after being pushed into a parking lot by passersby, i tried again and the transmission worked as it was supposed to. after researching the problem on the internet, i find that it is a common vw problem and the nhtsa action number is pe09035 opened july 17, 2009 covering 2008 and 2009 models. my tdi is a 2006 model purchased in may 2007 because vw kept selling 2006 tdis in 2007. there were no 2007 vw jetta tdis. *tr
07/30/2012734701
 I was sitting in traffic in minneapolis mn. the light turned green, traffic moved and when i pressed on the accelerator, the engine sped up as if it was in neutral. the shift selector was in d for drive. the prndl indicator on the dash flashed red with all five letters illuminated. i tried turning off the ignition and turning it back on with the same results. no movement with engine accelerating. after being pushed into a parking lot by passersby, i tried again and the transmission worked as it was supposed to. after researching the problem on the internet, i find that it is a common vw problem and the nhtsa action number is pe09035 opened july 17, 2009 covering 2008 and 2009 models. my tdi is a 2006 model purchased in may 2007 because vw kept selling 2006 tdis in 2007. there were no 2007 vw jetta tdis. *tr
07/30/2012734701
 I was sitting in traffic in minneapolis mn. the light turned green, traffic moved and when i pressed on the accelerator, the engine sped up as if it was in neutral. the shift selector was in d for drive. the prndl indicator on the dash flashed red with all five letters illuminated. i tried turning off the ignition and turning it back on with the same results. no movement with engine accelerating. after being pushed into a parking lot by passersby, i tried again and the transmission worked as it was supposed to. after researching the problem on the internet, i find that it is a common vw problem and the nhtsa action number is pe09035 opened july 17, 2009 covering 2008 and 2009 models. my tdi is a 2006 model purchased in may 2007 because vw kept selling 2006 tdis in 2007. there were no 2007 vw jetta tdis. *tr
01/02/2006223141
 Recurring dsg transmission problems: first reported to vw in january of 2006 with failure to downshift at 22k miles (no problem found/no codes).in 2010 reported loss of power and or shifting in and out of gear during high ambient temperature. in june of 2012; from parking, delayed shifting into reverse or drive and then violently engaging. on return from arizona, again high temp, for approximately 100 -150 miles would lose power to wheels and then would return to normal repeatedly. vw will not cover 2006 jetta under dsg recall (i believe there are 2 recalls). cost of new dsg transmission quoted at $7000.00! *tr
01/02/2006223141
 Recurring dsg transmission problems: first reported to vw in january of 2006 with failure to downshift at 22k miles (no problem found/no codes).in 2010 reported loss of power and or shifting in and out of gear during high ambient temperature. in june of 2012; from parking, delayed shifting into reverse or drive and then violently engaging. on return from arizona, again high temp, for approximately 100 -150 miles would lose power to wheels and then would return to normal repeatedly. vw will not cover 2006 jetta under dsg recall (i believe there are 2 recalls). cost of new dsg transmission quoted at $7000.00! *tr
01/02/200622314
 Reoccuring dsg transmission problems: first reported to vw in january of 2006 with failure to downshift at 22k miles (no problem found/no codes).in 2010 reported loss of power and or shifting in and out of gear during high ambient temperature. in june of 2012; from parking, delayed shifting into reverse or drive and then violenty engaging. on return from arizona, again high temp, for approximately 100 -150 miles would lose power to wheels and then would return to normal repeatedly. vw will not cover 2006 jetta under dsg recall (i believe there are 2 recalls). cost of new dsg transmission quoted at $7000.00!
07/02/201229000
 Tl* the contact owns a 2006 volkswagen jetta. the contact stated that while driving 60 mph, he noticed that the vehicle would not shift gears. he pulled over and waited until the vehicle cooled down. the vehicle was taken to the dealer for diagnosis. the dealer stated that they were not sure what was wrong with the vehicle. the manufacturer was contacted but provided no assistance.the failure mileage was 29,000 and the current mileage was 94,000.
07/02/201229000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2006 volkswagen jetta. the contact stated that while driving 60 mph, he noticed that the vehicle would not shift gears. he pulled over and waited until the vehicle cooled down. the vehicle was taken to the dealer for diagnosis. the dealer stated that they were not sure what was wrong with the vehicle. the manufacturer was contacted but provided no assistance.the failure mileage was 29,000 and the current mileage was 94,000. kmj
07/02/201229000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2006 volkswagen jetta. the contact stated that while driving 60 mph, he noticed that the vehicle would not shift gears. he pulled over and waited until the vehicle cooled down. the vehicle was taken to the dealer for diagnosis. the dealer stated that they were not sure what was wrong with the vehicle. the manufacturer was contacted but provided no assistance.the failure mileage was 29,000 and the current mileage was 94,000. kmj
07/02/201229000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2006 volkswagen jetta. the contact stated that while driving 60 mph, he noticed that the vehicle would not shift gears. he pulled over and waited until the vehicle cooled down. the vehicle was taken to the dealer for diagnosis. the dealer stated that they were not sure what was wrong with the vehicle. the manufacturer was contacted but provided no assistance.the failure mileage was 29,000 and the current mileage was 94,000. kmj
07/02/201229000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2006 volkswagen jetta. the contact stated while driving 60 mph he notice the vehicle would not shaft the gear. he pulled over on the side of the road and waited until the vehicle cool down. the vehicle was taken to the dealer for diagnosis. the dealer stated that they was not sure what was wrong with the vehicle. the manufacturer was contacted and they stated that they was not hold responble.the failure mileage was 29,000 and the current mileage was 94,000.jp
05/04/20091043271
 2006 jetta 2.0t with a dsg transmission has a dual mass flywheel (dmf) which is failing: chattering at idle, when shifting gears, and when slowing to a stop. spoke with a few dealers in the area to ask about the repair and was quoted $2500 to repair (the dmf only!). contacted voa to find out if this issue was part of a recall, but no recalls for such failures. however, i was offered $1000 towards the purchase of a new vw - that won't fix my problem. all dealers i spoke with have no recollection of any other failed dmfs - at all. through my own research, i discovered that audi (vw partner company) issued a recall for a number of 2006 a3 models with the same part number (same part) to replace this defective dmf part (r/2006/031). also learned that there was a recall issued for 1.9tdi model jettas in australia (135c). there has been no such recall for us owners of vw models with the dsg transmission and the dmf. why not? i also own a 2010 passat with the same engine, transmission and dmf part. i can only expect to have the same issues with that car later on. it would be nice even to have vw accept the responsibility of addressing the dmf part maker (luk and/or sachs) for a partial payment of the repairs. at this point i have two options; sell the car to an unsuspecting victim, or pay nearly 50% of the trade value of the car with 106,000 miles on it to have it fixed. *tr
05/04/20091043271
 2006 jetta 2.0t with a dsg transmission has a dual mass flywheel (dmf) which is failing: chattering at idle, when shifting gears, and when slowing to a stop. spoke with a few dealers in the area to ask about the repair and was quoted $2500 to repair (the dmf only!). contacted voa to find out if this issue was part of a recall, but no recalls for such failures. however, i was offered $1000 towards the purchase of a new vw - that won't fix my problem. all dealers i spoke with have no recollection of any other failed dmfs - at all. through my own research, i discovered that audi (vw partner company) issued a recall for a number of 2006 a3 models with the same part number (same part) to replace this defective dmf part (r/2006/031). also learned that there was a recall issued for 1.9tdi model jettas in australia (135c). there has been no such recall for us owners of vw models with the dsg transmission and the dmf. why not? i also own a 2010 passat with the same engine, transmission and dmf part. i can only expect to have the same issues with that car later on. it would be nice even to have vw accept the responsibility of addressing the dmf part maker (luk and/or sachs) for a partial payment of the repairs. at this point i have two options; sell the car to an unsuspecting victim, or pay nearly 50% of the trade value of the car with 106,000 miles on it to have it fixed. *tr
05/04/2009104327
 2006 jetta 2.0t with a dsg transmission has a dual mass flywheel (dmf) which is failing: chattering at idle, when shifting gears, and when slowing to a stop. spoke with a few dealers in the area to ask about the repair and was quoted $2500 to repair (the dmf only!). contacted voa to find out if this issue was part of a recall, but no recalls for such failures. however, i was offered $1000 towards the purchase of a new vw - that won't fix my problem. all dealers i spoke with have no recollection of any other failed dmfs - at all. through my own research, i discovered that audi (vw partner company) issued a recall for a number of 2006 a3 models with the same part number (same part) to replace this defective dmf part (r/2006/031). also learned that there was a recall issued for 1.9tdi model jettas in australia (135c). there has been no such recall for us owners of vw models with the dsg transmission and the dmf. why not? i also own a 2010 passat with the same engine, transmission and dmf part. i can only expect to have the same issues with that car later on. it would be nice even to have vw accept the responsibility of addressing the dmf part maker (luk and/or sachs) for a partial payment of the repairs. at this point i have two options; sell the car to an unsuspecting victim, or pay nearly 50% of the trade value of the car with 106,000 miles on it to have it fixed.
05/04/2009104327
 2006 jetta 2.0t with a dsg transmission has a dual mass flywheel (dmf) which is failing: chattering at idle, when shifting gears, and when slowing to a stop. spoke with a few dealers in the area to ask about the repair and was quoted $2500 to repair (the dmf only!). contacted voa to find out if this issue was part of a recall, but no recalls for such failures. however, i was offered $1000 towards the purchase of a new vw - that won't fix my problem. all dealers i spoke with have no recollection of any other failed dmfs - at all. through my own research, i discovered that audi (vw partner company) issued a recall for a number of 2006 a3 models with the same part number (same part) to replace this defective dmf part (r/2006/031). also learned that there was a recall issued for 1.9tdi model jettas in australia (135c). there has been no such recall for us owners of vw models with the dsg transmission and the dmf. why not? i also own a 2010 passat with the same engine, transmission and dmf part. i can only expect to have the same issues with that car later on. it would be nice even to have vw accept the responsibility of addressing the dmf part maker (luk and/or sachs) for a partial payment of the repairs. at this point i have two options; sell the car to an unsuspecting victim, or pay nearly 50% of the trade value of the car with 106,000 miles on it to have it fixed.
06/04/201262353
 On highway going approx 60 mph, car locked up, skidding for about 50 feet. was unable to engage clutch, engine was still running though. got car towed to dealership, discovered engine mount bolt had sheared off, car has never been in an accident and has had all oil changes/etc ( 2k miles late for 60k service).
06/04/201262353
 On highway going approx 60 mph, car locked up, skidding for about 50 feet. was unable to engage clutch, engine was still running though. got car towed to dealership, discovered engine mount bolt had sheared off, car has never been in an accident and has had all oil changes/etc ( 2k miles late for 60k service).
06/04/201262353
 On highway going approx 60 mph, car locked up, skidding for about 50 feet. was unable to engage clutch, engine was still running though. got car towed to dealership, discovered engine mount bolt had sheared off, car has never been in an accident and has had all oil changes/etc ( 2k miles late for 60k service).
06/04/201262353
 On highway going approx 60 mph, car locked up, skidding for about 50 feet. was unable to engage clutch, engine was still running though. got car towed to dealership, discovered engine mount bolt had sheared off, car has never been in an accident and has had all oil changes/etc ( 2k miles late for 60k service).
06/04/201262353
 On highway going approx 60 mph, car locked up, skidding for about 50 feet. was unable to engage clutch, engine was still running though. got car towed to dealership, discovered engine mount bolt had sheared off, car has never been in an accident and has had all oil changes/etc ( 2k miles late for 60k service).
04/15/201284244
 Engine stalled while driving at low speed approaching a stop light and could not restart the engine. the engine cranked but would not start. this has happened several times and re-occured even after the dealer replaced the fuel pump and filter. after only 40 miles and one day of driving it is at the dealer for repair.
04/15/201284244
 Engine stalled while driving at low speed approaching a stop light and could not restart the engine. the engine cranked but would not start. this has happened several times and re-occured even after the dealer replaced the fuel pump and filter. after only 40 miles and one day of driving it is at the dealer for repair.
04/15/201284244
 Engine stalled while driving at low speed approaching a stop light and could not restart the engine. the engine cranked but would not start. this has happened several times and re-occured even after the dealer replaced the fuel pump and filter. after only 40 miles and one day of driving it is at the dealer for repair.
04/18/201190801
 The dual mass flywheel ( dmf ) failed at 90,801 miles.
04/18/201190801
 The dual mass flywheel ( dmf ) failed at 90,801 miles.
04/18/201190801
 The dual mass flywheel ( dmf ) failed at 90,801 miles.
04/18/201190801
 The dual mass flywheel ( dmf ) failed at 90,801 miles.
04/18/201190801
 The dual mass flywheel ( dmf ) failed at 90,801 miles.
02/18/201289000
 Dual mass flywheel(dmf) detached itself,causing enormous damage to the transmission(dsg).initially,i have to replace dmf,then crankshaft positioning sensor,crankshaft seal and bearing.this repair cost me $1,700.00 after taking a closer look at the car,the mechanic found out that,because of the damagesdmf has caused to the transmission,the transmission is now leaking oil.a pieces of the dmf cut into the casing of the transmission and created a number of holes.as a result of all this,the mechanic suggested,as my only solution,to rebuilt transmission,which cost an additional $ 3,300.00. vw of america,denied any reimbursement,because warranty expired in january 2011.they can not explain why dmf faild.they just lost one customer.
02/18/201289000
 Dual mass flywheel(dmf) detached itself,causing enormous damage to the transmission(dsg).initially,i have to replace dmf,then crankshaft positioning sensor,crankshaft seal and bearing.this repair cost me $1,700.00 after taking a closer look at the car,the mechanic found out that,because of the damagesdmf has caused to the transmission,the transmission is now leaking oil.a pieces of the dmf cut into the casing of the transmission and created a number of holes.as a result of all this,the mechanic suggested,as my only solution,to rebuilt transmission,which cost an additional $ 3,300.00. vw of america,denied any reimbursement,because warranty expired in january 2011.they can not explain why dmf faild.they just lost one customer.
02/18/201289000
 Dual mass flywheel(dmf) detached itself,causing enormous damage to the transmission(dsg).initially,i have to replace dmf,then crankshaft positioning sensor,crankshaft seal and bearing.this repair cost me $1,700.00 after taking a closer look at the car,the mechanic found out that,because of the damagesdmf has caused to the transmission,the transmission is now leaking oil.a pieces of the dmf cut into the casing of the transmission and created a number of holes.as a result of all this,the mechanic suggested,as my only solution,to rebuilt transmission,which cost an additional $ 3,300.00. vw of america,denied any reimbursement,because warranty expired in january 2011.they can not explain why dmf faild.they just lost one customer.
02/18/201289000
 Dual mass flywheel(dmf) detached itself,causing enormous damage to the transmission(dsg).initially,i have to replace dmf,then crankshaft positioning sensor,crankshaft seal and bearing.this repair cost me $1,700.00 after taking a closer look at the car,the mechanic found out that,because of the damagesdmf has caused to the transmission,the transmission is now leaking oil.a pieces of the dmf cut into the casing of the transmission and created a number of holes.as a result of all this,the mechanic suggested,as my only solution,to rebuilt transmission,which cost an additional $ 3,300.00. vw of america,denied any reimbursement,because warranty expired in january 2011.they can not explain why dmf faild.they just lost one customer.
03/27/2012115000
 This vehicle is a 2006 turbo diesel vw jetta. i was driving on the highway when engine failed, no warning lights. experienced loss of power, rough idling, valve train noise and transmission noise. had vehicle towed to certified mechanic. mechanic found complete loss of compression on one piston and scored lifters. also dual mass flywheel was making loud noise and needs to be replaced. volkswagen dealership quoted est 1800 dollars for parts and labor for flywheel and certified mechanic recommends rebuilt engine for appx 5000 dollars plus labor to install. estimate will be complete next week. total will est around 9 to 10,000 dollars for towing, inspecting vehicle to find issues, parts and labor. spoke with volkswagen of america consumer advocate who offered us $750 off a new vw. this vehicle has been well cared for with appropriate oil changes using vw approved oil. most of the mileage was obtained as highway miles.
03/27/2012115000
 This vehicle is a 2006 turbo diesel vw jetta. i was driving on the highway when engine failed, no warning lights. experienced loss of power, rough idling, valve train noise and transmission noise. had vehicle towed to certified mechanic. mechanic found complete loss of compression on one piston and scored lifters. also dual mass flywheel was making loud noise and needs to be replaced. volkswagen dealership quoted est 1800 dollars for parts and labor for flywheel and certified mechanic recommends rebuilt engine for appx 5000 dollars plus labor to install. estimate will be complete next week. total will est around 9 to 10,000 dollars for towing, inspecting vehicle to find issues, parts and labor. spoke with volkswagen of america consumer advocate who offered us $750 off a new vw. this vehicle has been well cared for with appropriate oil changes using vw approved oil. most of the mileage was obtained as highway miles.
03/27/2012115000
 This vehicle is a 2006 turbo diesel vw jetta. i was driving on the highway when engine failed, no warning lights. experienced loss of power, rough idling, valve train noise and transmission noise. had vehicle towed to certified mechanic. mechanic found complete loss of compression on one piston and scored lifters. also dual mass flywheel was making loud noise and needs to be replaced. volkswagen dealership quoted est 1800 dollars for parts and labor for flywheel and certified mechanic recommends rebuilt engine for appx 5000 dollars plus labor to install. estimate will be complete next week. total will est around 9 to 10,000 dollars for towing, inspecting vehicle to find issues, parts and labor. spoke with volkswagen of america consumer advocate who offered us $750 off a new vw. this vehicle has been well cared for with appropriate oil changes using vw approved oil. most of the mileage was obtained as highway miles.
03/27/2012115000
 This vehicle is a 2006 turbo diesel vw jetta. i was driving on the highway when engine failed, no warning lights. experienced loss of power, rough idling, valve train noise and transmission noise. had vehicle towed to certified mechanic. mechanic found complete loss of compression on one piston and scored lifters. also dual mass flywheel was making loud noise and needs to be replaced. volkswagen dealership quoted est 1800 dollars for parts and labor for flywheel and certified mechanic recommends rebuilt engine for appx 5000 dollars plus labor to install. estimate will be complete next week. total will est around 9 to 10,000 dollars for towing, inspecting vehicle to find issues, parts and labor. spoke with volkswagen of america consumer advocate who offered us $750 off a new vw. this vehicle has been well cared for with appropriate oil changes using vw approved oil. most of the mileage was obtained as highway miles.
01/19/201295000
 2006 jetta tdi serious clatter coming from underneath close to transmission. sounds like tin can clattering while in park or idling. took to dealership was told it was a normal diesel clatter. after research and getting much worse found it is a defective dsg flywheel hundreds of complaints found online about this. vw has now replaced the defective flywheel with a new one. but has not recalled this part!
03/14/201280000
 The car developed a rattle around 80000 miles, after searches on the internet i was sure the dual mass flywheel (dmf)was failing. i took the car to the dealer today and they confirmed it was the dmf. they also confirmed this is a commom problem and volks refuses to do anything if car is out of warranty. other countries are already making volks recall theses cars and replace the dmf. the cost of this repair is $1800. this problem affects about 30% of cars and can cause transmission failure which will lead to another $4200 dollar repair. i would really like to get help in getting volks to help with this repair.
01/19/201295000
 2006 jetta tdi serious clatter coming from underneath close to transmission. sounds like tin can clattering while in park or idling. took to dealership was told it was a normal diesel clatter. after research and getting much worse found it is a defective dsg flywheel hundreds of complaints found online about this. vw has now replaced the defective flywheel with a new one. but has not recalled this part!
03/14/201280000
 The car developed a rattle around 80000 miles, after searches on the internet i was sure the dual mass flywheel (dmf)was failing. i took the car to the dealer today and they confirmed it was the dmf. they also confirmed this is a commom problem and volks refuses to do anything if car is out of warranty. other countries are already making volks recall theses cars and replace the dmf. the cost of this repair is $1800. this problem affects about 30% of cars and can cause transmission failure which will lead to another $4200 dollar repair. i would really like to get help in getting volks to help with this repair.
01/19/201295000
 2006 jetta tdi serious clatter coming from underneath close to transmission. sounds like tin can clattering while in park or idling. took to dealership was told it was a normal diesel clatter. after research and getting much worse found it is a defective dsg flywheel hundreds of complaints found online about this. vw has now replaced the defective flywheel with a new one. but has not recalled this part!
03/14/201280000
 The car developed a rattle around 80000 miles, after searches on the internet i was sure the dual mass flywheel (dmf)was failing. i took the car to the dealer today and they confirmed it was the dmf. they also confirmed this is a commom problem and volks refuses to do anything if car is out of warranty. other countries are already making volks recall theses cars and replace the dmf. the cost of this repair is $1800. this problem affects about 30% of cars and can cause transmission failure which will lead to another $4200 dollar repair. i would really like to get help in getting volks to help with this repair.
01/19/201295000
 2006 jetta tdi serious clatter coming from underneath close to transmission. sounds like tin can clattering while in park or idling. took to dealership was told it was a normal diesel clatter. after research and getting much worse found it is a defective dsg flywheel hundreds of complaints found online about this. vw has now replaced the defective flywheel with a new one. but has not recalled this part!
03/14/201280000
 The car developed a rattle around 80000 miles, after searches on the internet i was sure the dual mass flywheel (dmf)was failing. i took the car to the dealer today and they confirmed it was the dmf. they also confirmed this is a commom problem and volks refuses to do anything if car is out of warranty. other countries are already making volks recall theses cars and replace the dmf. the cost of this repair is $1800. this problem affects about 30% of cars and can cause transmission failure which will lead to another $4200 dollar repair. i would really like to get help in getting volks to help with this repair.
03/07/2012119600
 At interstate speed, i heard a bang and the dsg transmission dropped into first gear. i was almost rear-ended by other motorists due to the sudden deceleration, but was able to make it to the right shoulder. all transmission indicator lights were flashing along with the check engine icon . i was able to limp home with only first gear available! fault code analysis shows a mechatronic module failure inside the dsg. dealer said there were many dsg units recalled last summer, but mine was not on the list. :(
03/07/2012119600
 At interstate speed, i heard a bang and the dsg transmission dropped into first gear. i was almost rear-ended by other motorists due to the sudden deceleration, but was able to make it to the right shoulder. all transmission indicator lights were flashing along with the check engine icon . i was able to limp home with only first gear available! fault code analysis shows a mechatronic module failure inside the dsg. dealer said there were many dsg units recalled last summer, but mine was not on the list. :(
03/07/2012119600
 At interstate speed, i heard a bang and the dsg transmission dropped into first gear. i was almost rear-ended by other motorists due to the sudden deceleration, but was able to make it to the right shoulder. all transmission indicator lights were flashing along with the check engine icon . i was able to limp home with only first gear available! fault code analysis shows a mechatronic module failure inside the dsg. dealer said there were many dsg units recalled last summer, but mine was not on the list. :(
03/07/2012119600
 At interstate speed, i heard a bang and the dsg transmission dropped into first gear. i was almost rear-ended by other motorists due to the sudden deceleration, but was able to make it to the right shoulder. all transmission indicator lights were flashing along with the check engine icon . i was able to limp home with only first gear available! fault code analysis shows a mechatronic module failure inside the dsg. dealer said there were many dsg units recalled last summer, but mine was not on the list. :(
02/17/201286480
 I own a 2006 volkswagen jetta tdi diesel (brm ehgine code). this car has died on me 4 times now, 3 three times on the expressway. it always happens when the engine gets to normal operating temperature and when i come to a stop. it does not happen any other time. by the way it acts, i assumed it was some sort of fuel problem. due to the mild winter here in southern indiana the fuel is not gelling. code reader displays no codes. i changed the fuel filter. then the fuel pump relay, and today i installed a new fuel pump. i started the car and let it warm up for about 20 minutes. i drove it down the road, slowed to a stop and it died. it will start back up after the engine cools down some. this car was at our local volkswagen dealership for 3 days. even after they consulted with vw techs they couldn't figure it out.
02/17/201286480
 I own a 2006 volkswagen jetta tdi diesel (brm ehgine code). this car has died on me 4 times now, 3 three times on the expressway. it always happens when the engine gets to normal operating temperature and when i come to a stop. it does not happen any other time. by the way it acts, i assumed it was some sort of fuel problem. due to the mild winter here in southern indiana the fuel is not gelling. code reader displays no codes. i changed the fuel filter. then the fuel pump relay, and today i installed a new fuel pump. i started the car and let it warm up for about 20 minutes. i drove it down the road, slowed to a stop and it died. it will start back up after the engine cools down some. this car was at our local volkswagen dealership for 3 days. even after they consulted with vw techs they couldn't figure it out.
02/17/201286480
 I own a 2006 volkswagen jetta tdi diesel (brm ehgine code). this car has died on me 4 times now, 3 three times on the expressway. it always happens when the engine gets to normal operating temperature and when i come to a stop. it does not happen any other time. by the way it acts, i assumed it was some sort of fuel problem. due to the mild winter here in southern indiana the fuel is not gelling. code reader displays no codes. i changed the fuel filter. then the fuel pump relay, and today i installed a new fuel pump. i started the car and let it warm up for about 20 minutes. i drove it down the road, slowed to a stop and it died. it will start back up after the engine cools down some. this car was at our local volkswagen dealership for 3 days. even after they consulted with vw techs they couldn't figure it out.
02/28/2012125000
 Tl* the contact owns a 2006 volkswagen jetta. the vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic for unrelated repairs when the mechanic advised the contact that the dual mass flywheel would have to be replaced. the vehicle was taken to the dealer for repair. the vehicle was repaired. the approximate failure mileage was 125,000.
02/17/201286480
 I own a 2006 volkswagen jetta tdi diesel (brm ehgine code). this car has died on me 4 times now, 3 three times on the expressway. it always happens when the engine gets to normal operating temperature and when i come to a stop. it does not happen any other time. by the way it acts, i assumed it was some sort of fuel problem. due to the mild winter here in southern indiana the fuel is not gelling. code reader displays no codes. i changed the fuel filter. then the fuel pump relay, and today i installed a new fuel pump. i started the car and let it warm up for about 20 minutes. i drove it down the road, slowed to a stop and it died. it will start back up after the engine cools down some. this car was at our local volkswagen dealership for 3 days. even after they consulted with vw techs they couldn't figure it out.
02/28/2012125000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2006 volkswagen jetta. the vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic for unrelated repairs when the mechanic advised the contact that the dual mass flywheel would have to be replaced. the vehicle was taken to the dealer for repair. the vehicle was repaired. the approximate failure mileage was 125,000. kmj
02/28/2012125000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2006 volkswagen jetta. the vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic for unrelated repair when the mechanic stated the dual mass flywheel would have to be replaced. the vehicle was taken to the dealer for repair. the vehicle was repaired. the approximate failure mileage was 125,000. ds
02/28/2012125000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2006 volkswagen jetta. the vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic for unrelated repair when the mechanic stated the dual mass flywheel would have to be replaced. the vehicle was taken to the dealer for repair. the vehicle was repaired. the approximate failure mileage was 125,000. ds
01/04/201266783
 Tl-the contact owns a 2006 volkswagen jetta. the contact stated that the vehicle would not shift out of first gear. the vehicle was towed to an authorized dealer and they were in the process of diagnosing the failure. the manufacturer was not contacted. the vehicle was not repaired. the failure and current mileages were 66,783. the vin was unavailable. sm.
01/04/201266783
 Tl-the contact owns a 2006 volkswagen jetta. the contact stated that the vehicle would not shift out of first gear. the vehicle was towed to an authorized dealer and they were in the process of diagnosing the failure. the manufacturer was not contacted. the vehicle was not repaired. the failure and current mileages were 66,783. the vin was unavailable. sm.
01/04/201266783
 Tl-the contact owns a 2006 volkswagen jetta. the contact stated that the vehicle would not shift out of first gear. the vehicle was towed to an authorized dealer and they were in the process of diagnosing the failure. the manufacturer was not contacted. the vehicle was not repaired. the failure and current mileages were 66,783. the vin was unavailable. sm.
01/04/201266783
 Tl- the contact owns a 2006 volkswagen jetta. the contact stated that while driving the vehicle would not shift out of first gear. the vehicle was towed to the dealer, who were in the process of diagnosing the failure. the manufacturer was not contacted. the vehicle was not repaired. the failure and current mileage was 66,783. the vin was unavailable. nw
12/15/2011106000
 While traveling at a speed of 45mph at 5:40pm on 12/15/11 my '06 jetta tdi suddenly stopped driving. it sounded as though the car had slipped into neutral. this happened on hwy 83 in delafield. hwy 83 is one of the busiest highways in wisconsin. we were unable to pull out of traffic and were stranded in the left of the 2 lanes. our hazards were turned on as traffic started to pull around us we were calling aaa for a tow. within 5 minutes of the stall we caused a 5 car pile up. of the 5 cars, 2 were totaled. 2 other had significant damage. one had minor. we sustained no damage as we were not hit. car was towed to a transmission repair shop where they found the dual mass flywheel to have caused the failure. $4,500 - $5,000 estimated repair from that shop. $5000 minimum from hall imports of brookfield. how many more people's lives will you allow to be jeopardized before you do something about this transmission problem? i am horrified that i caused an accident of this size! vw stopped making tdi's after 2006...why? did they realize there was a problem? are you going to wait until someone is killed before you take action? i am going to research class action lawsuits to see if this group of vw owners has a case against vw. and what is the nhtsa's responsibility to take this further than just accepting complaints?
12/15/2011106000
 While traveling at a speed of 45mph at 5:40pm on 12/15/11 my '06 jetta tdi suddenly stopped driving. it sounded as though the car had slipped into neutral. this happened on hwy 83 in delafield. hwy 83 is one of the busiest highways in wisconsin. we were unable to pull out of traffic and were stranded in the left of the 2 lanes. our hazards were turned on as traffic started to pull around us we were calling aaa for a tow. within 5 minutes of the stall we caused a 5 car pile up. of the 5 cars, 2 were totaled. 2 other had significant damage. one had minor. we sustained no damage as we were not hit. car was towed to a transmission repair shop where they found the dual mass flywheel to have caused the failure. $4,500 - $5,000 estimated repair from that shop. $5000 minimum from hall imports of brookfield. how many more people's lives will you allow to be jeopardized before you do something about this transmission problem? i am horrified that i caused an accident of this size! vw stopped making tdi's after 2006...why? did they realize there was a problem? are you going to wait until someone is killed before you take action? i am going to research class action lawsuits to see if this group of vw owners has a case against vw. and what is the nhtsa's responsibility to take this further than just accepting complaints?
12/15/2011106000
 While traveling at a speed of 45mph at 5:40pm on 12/15/11 my '06 jetta tdi suddenly stopped driving. it sounded as though the car had slipped into neutral. this happened on hwy 83 in delafield. hwy 83 is one of the busiest highways in wisconsin. we were unable to pull out of traffic and were stranded in the left of the 2 lanes. our hazards were turned on as traffic started to pull around us we were calling aaa for a tow. within 5 minutes of the stall we caused a 5 car pile up. of the 5 cars, 2 were totaled. 2 other had significant damage. one had minor. we sustained no damage as we were not hit. car was towed to a transmission repair shop where they found the dual mass flywheel to have caused the failure. $4,500 - $5,000 estimated repair from that shop. $5000 minimum from hall imports of brookfield. how many more people's lives will you allow to be jeopardized before you do something about this transmission problem? i am horrified that i caused an accident of this size! vw stopped making tdi's after 2006...why? did they realize there was a problem? are you going to wait until someone is killed before you take action? i am going to research class action lawsuits to see if this group of vw owners has a case against vw. and what is the nhtsa's responsibility to take this further than just accepting complaints?
12/15/2011106000
 While traveling at a speed of 45mph at 5:40pm on 12/15/11 my '06 jetta tdi suddenly stopped driving. it sounded as though the car had slipped into neutral. this happened on hwy 83 in delafield. hwy 83 is one of the busiest highways in wisconsin. we were unable to pull out of traffic and were stranded in the left of the 2 lanes. our hazards were turned on as traffic started to pull around us we were calling aaa for a tow. within 5 minutes of the stall we caused a 5 car pile up. of the 5 cars, 2 were totaled. 2 other had significant damage. one had minor. we sustained no damage as we were not hit. car was towed to a transmission repair shop where they found the dual mass flywheel to have caused the failure. $4,500 - $5,000 estimated repair from that shop. $5000 minimum from hall imports of brookfield. how many more people's lives will you allow to be jeopardized before you do something about this transmission problem? i am horrified that i caused an accident of this size! vw stopped making tdi's after 2006...why? did they realize there was a problem? are you going to wait until someone is killed before you take action? i am going to research class action lawsuits to see if this group of vw owners has a case against vw. and what is the nhtsa's responsibility to take this further than just accepting complaints?
12/15/2011106000
 While traveling at a speed of 45mph at 5:40pm on 12/15/11 my '06 jetta tdi suddenly stopped driving. it sounded as though the car had slipped into neutral. this happened on hwy 83 in delafield. hwy 83 is one of the busiest highways in wisconsin. we were unable to pull out of traffic and were stranded in the left of the 2 lanes. our hazards were turned on as traffic started to pull around us we were calling aaa for a tow. within 5 minutes of the stall we caused a 5 car pile up. of the 5 cars, 2 were totaled. 2 other had significant damage. one had minor. we sustained no damage as we were not hit. car was towed to a transmission repair shop where they found the dual mass flywheel to have caused the failure. $4,500 - $5,000 estimated repair from that shop. $5000 minimum from hall imports of brookfield. how many more people's lives will you allow to be jeopardized before you do something about this transmission problem? i am horrified that i caused an accident of this size! vw stopped making tdi's after 2006...why? did they realize there was a problem? are you going to wait until someone is killed before you take action? i am going to research class action lawsuits to see if this group of vw owners has a case against vw. and what is the nhtsa's responsibility to take this further than just accepting complaints?
11/25/201149433
 Vehicle stopped moving after stopping at the traffic light. engine starts but car will not move .shift position indicator flashing. vehicles towed to the volkswagen garage. needs mechatronics transmission module replaced . almost $2300 repair .
11/25/201149433
 Vehicle stopped moving after stopping at the traffic light. engine starts but car will not move .shift position indicator flashing. vehicles towed to the volkswagen garage. needs mechatronics transmission module replaced . almost $2300 repair .
11/25/201149433
 Vehicle stopped moving after stopping at the traffic light. engine starts but car will not move .shift position indicator flashing. vehicles towed to the volkswagen garage. needs mechatronics transmission module replaced . almost $2300 repair .
11/25/201149433
 Vehicle stopped moving after stopping at the traffic light. engine starts but car will not move .shift position indicator flashing. vehicles towed to the volkswagen garage. needs mechatronics transmission module replaced . almost $2300 repair .
07/20/201180000
 Clutch broke in the car it is a know defect with the type clutch's this car was built with volkswagen is aware of the defects and issued a tsb in 2007 1 year after my car was built but the sold the car as a certified pre-owned vw with the known defective parts. the parts now broke and vw is refusing to repair the defective parts. there are thousand of vw jettas affected by these bad parts.
07/20/201180000
 Clutch broke in the car it is a know defect with the type clutch's this car was built with volkswagen is aware of the defects and issued a tsb in 2007 1 year after my car was built but the sold the car as a certified pre-owned vw with the known defective parts. the parts now broke and vw is refusing to repair the defective parts. there are thousand of vw jettas affected by these bad parts.
09/06/2011
 My cars transmission did not respond to the acclerator input- the car seemed to be stuck in neutral but the indicator was in the drive position - this happened while at speed and i had to maneuver out of traffic to get off to the side of the road - i was slmost hit as i could not accelerate the car because of this problem. the car needed to be towed away for repair.
09/06/2011
 My cars transmission did not respond to the acclerator input- the car seemed to be stuck in neutral but the indicator was in the drive position - this happened while at speed and i had to maneuver out of traffic to get off to the side of the road - i was slmost hit as i could not accelerate the car because of this problem. the car needed to be towed away for repair.
09/06/2011
 My cars transmission did not respond to the acclerator input- the car seemed to be stuck in neutral but the indicator was in the drive position - this happened while at speed and i had to maneuver out of traffic to get off to the side of the road - i was slmost hit as i could not accelerate the car because of this problem. the car needed to be towed away for repair.
01/05/201161144
 Our vw has a dsg transmission. we have heard a strange sound since about october, 2010. it was finally diagnosed as a dual mass flywheel failure. the dealer refused to do anything. vw finally agreed to pay for 1/2 the repair parts and we had to pay all of the labor. we obtained data on the internet that due to problems with this dsg transmission, vw had extended the warranty on all dsg or s-tronic transmissions for 10 years/100k miles. the dealer told us we were wrong! we believe that we have a vw with a defective transmission and ask that you require vw to make the repairs under warranty and that you, please, add this complaint to those that you may already have.
01/05/201161144
 Our vw has a dsg transmission. we have heard a strange sound since about october, 2010. it was finally diagnosed as a dual mass flywheel failure. the dealer refused to do anything. vw finally agreed to pay for 1/2 the repair parts and we had to pay all of the labor. we obtained data on the internet that due to problems with this dsg transmission, vw had extended the warranty on all dsg or s-tronic transmissions for 10 years/100k miles. the dealer told us we were wrong! we believe that we have a vw with a defective transmission and ask that you require vw to make the repairs under warranty and that you, please, add this complaint to those that you may already have.
01/05/201161144
 Our vw has a dsg transmission. we have heard a strange sound since about october, 2010. it was finally diagnosed as a dual mass flywheel failure. the dealer refused to do anything. vw finally agreed to pay for 1/2 the repair parts and we had to pay all of the labor. we obtained data on the internet that due to problems with this dsg transmission, vw had extended the warranty on all dsg or s-tronic transmissions for 10 years/100k miles. the dealer told us we were wrong! we believe that we have a vw with a defective transmission and ask that you require vw to make the repairs under warranty and that you, please, add this complaint to those that you may already have.
01/05/201161144
 Our vw has a dsg transmission. we have heard a strange sound since about october, 2010. it was finally diagnosed as a dual mass flywheel failure. the dealer refused to do anything. vw finally agreed to pay for 1/2 the repair parts and we had to pay all of the labor. we obtained data on the internet that due to problems with this dsg transmission, vw had extended the warranty on all dsg or s-tronic transmissions for 10 years/100k miles. the dealer told us we were wrong! we believe that we have a vw with a defective transmission and ask that you require vw to make the repairs under warranty and that you, please, add this complaint to those that you may already have.
04/28/2011104562
 When driving down road, transmission went into neutral and engine nearly redlined. car would no longer move forward or reverse. car had to be towed to a service center. the mechatron controller for the transmission had to be replaced. the car had a dsg transmission. we were lucky it was not on a busy road and highway speeds when it occurred.
04/28/2011104562
 When driving down road, transmission went into neutral and engine nearly redlined. car would no longer move forward or reverse. car had to be towed to a service center. the mechatron controller for the transmission had to be replaced. the car had a dsg transmission. we were lucky it was not on a busy road and highway speeds when it occurred.
04/28/2011104562
 When driving down road, transmission went into neutral and engine nearly redlined. car would no longer move forward or reverse. car had to be towed to a service center. the mechatron controller for the transmission had to be replaced. the car had a dsg transmission. we were lucky it was not on a busy road and highway speeds when it occurred.
04/28/2011104562
 When driving down road, transmission went into neutral and engine nearly redlined. car would no longer move forward or reverse. car had to be towed to a service center. the mechatron controller for the transmission had to be replaced. the car had a dsg transmission. we were lucky it was not on a busy road and highway speeds when it occurred.
04/08/200948000
 Tl*the contact owns a 2006 volkswagen jetta. while accelerating from a stop the vehicle began to violently jerk momentarily before shifting into gear. once the vehicle shifted into gear a cloud of dark black smoke was seen coming from the exhaust. the vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer where they were unable to diagnose the failure. the failure recurred intermittently. the failure mileage was 48,000 and the current mileage was 77,000.
04/08/200948000
 Tl*the contact owns a 2006 volkswagen jetta. while accelerating from a stop the vehicle began to violently jerk momentarily before shifting into gear. once the vehicle shifted into gear a cloud of dark black smoke was seen coming from the exhaust. the vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer where they were unable to diagnose the failure. the failure recurred intermittently. the failure mileage was 48,000 and the current mileage was 77,000.
04/08/200948000
 Tl*the contact owns a 2006 volkswagen jetta. while accelerating from a stop the vehicle began to violently jerk momentarily before shifting into gear. once the vehicle shifted into gear a cloud of dark black smoke was seen coming from the exhaust. the vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer where they were unable to diagnose the failure. the failure recurred intermittently. the failure mileage was 48,000 and the current mileage was 77,000.
04/08/200948000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2006 volkswagen jetta. while accelerating from a stop the vehicle began to violently jerk momentarily before shifting into gear. once the vehicle shifted into gear a cloud of dark black smoke was seen coming from the exhaust. the vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer where they were unable to diagnose the failure. the failure has since recurred intermittently. the failure mileage was 48,000 and the current mileage was 77,000. sm.
10/28/200829476
 While driving on a divided highway changed from 3rd to 4th gear. vehicle clutch engaged odd and upon slowing to a red light vehicle would not shift properly. attempted to go at green light and clutch gave out midway through intersection and stalled car. got vehicle going before a collision. had vehicle towed to local vw dealership (performance, omaha) who told me that the luk clutch was not a warranty item and the recalls only applied to sacs. vw of america (the rep had only worked with vw for 3 months) seemed to be clueless and only backed up dealers assessment. dealer informed me that many vw come in with less than 30k miles and clutch problems which is a poor and dangerous design to have it fail before 80k miles. clutch linkage was found to be the problem and was broken, one hard shift due to a broken linkage caused the clutch plate to shred. total charge quoted $2200 out of pocket for a manufacturer design flaw.
10/28/200829476
 While driving on a divided highway changed from 3rd to 4th gear. vehicle clutch engaged odd and upon slowing to a red light vehicle would not shift properly. attempted to go at green light and clutch gave out midway through intersection and stalled car. got vehicle going before a collision. had vehicle towed to local vw dealership (performance, omaha) who told me that the luk clutch was not a warranty item and the recalls only applied to sacs. vw of america (the rep had only worked with vw for 3 months) seemed to be clueless and only backed up dealers assessment. dealer informed me that many vw come in with less than 30k miles and clutch problems which is a poor and dangerous design to have it fail before 80k miles. clutch linkage was found to be the problem and was broken, one hard shift due to a broken linkage caused the clutch plate to shred. total charge quoted $2200 out of pocket for a manufacturer design flaw.
10/28/200829476
 While driving on a divided highway changed from 3rd to 4th gear. vehicle clutch engaged odd and upon slowing to a red light vehicle would not shift properly. attempted to go at green light and clutch gave out midway through intersection and stalled car. got vehicle going before a collision. had vehicle towed to local vw dealership (performance, omaha) who told me that the luk clutch was not a warranty item and the recalls only applied to sacs. vw of america (the rep had only worked with vw for 3 months) seemed to be clueless and only backed up dealers assessment. dealer informed me that many vw come in with less than 30k miles and clutch problems which is a poor and dangerous design to have it fail before 80k miles. clutch linkage was found to be the problem and was broken, one hard shift due to a broken linkage caused the clutch plate to shred. total charge quoted $2200 out of pocket for a manufacturer design flaw.
10/28/200829476
 While driving on a divided highway changed from 3rd to 4th gear. vehicle clutch engaged odd and upon slowing to a red light vehicle would not shift properly. attempted to go at green light and clutch gave out midway through intersection and stalled car. got vehicle going before a collision. had vehicle towed to local vw dealership (performance, omaha) who told me that the luk clutch was not a warranty item and the recalls only applied to sacs. vw of america (the rep had only worked with vw for 3 months) seemed to be clueless and only backed up dealers assessment. dealer informed me that many vw come in with less than 30k miles and clutch problems which is a poor and dangerous design to have it fail before 80k miles. clutch linkage was found to be the problem and was broken, one hard shift due to a broken linkage caused the clutch plate to shred. total charge quoted $2200 out of pocket for a manufacturer design flaw.
02/16/2011132000
 Vibrating noise was heard from motor at idle and would stop under acceleration. stopped vehicle and motor rattled loud. turned motor off and it would not start. broken springs were noted laying on undercover.
02/16/2011132000
 Vibrating noise was heard from motor at idle and would stop under acceleration. stopped vehicle and motor rattled loud. turned motor off and it would not start. broken springs were noted laying on undercover.
02/16/2011132000
 Vibrating noise was heard from motor at idle and would stop under acceleration. stopped vehicle and motor rattled loud. turned motor off and it would not start. broken springs were noted laying on undercover.
02/16/2011132000
 Vibrating noise was heard from motor at idle and would stop under acceleration. stopped vehicle and motor rattled loud. turned motor off and it would not start. broken springs were noted laying on undercover.
02/16/2011132000
 Vibrating noise was heard from motor at idle and would stop under acceleration. stopped vehicle and motor rattled loud. turned motor off and it would not start. broken springs were noted laying on undercover.
02/02/201160850
 The dual mass flywheel has failed on my car. if this would have happened at high speed it could cause the transmission and engine to seize thus locking the front wheels and causing loss of control/serious vehicle damage. there is widespread information about this on the internet documenting the failures, some of which have destroyed the vehicles transmission and engine in the process. volkswagen of america is aware of this problem and has issued a recall in europe but refuses to do anything about it in the us. i am forced to replace this part myself since vw will not cover this part despite the fact that they now have an upgraded replacement part as they know the original is defective.
02/02/201160850
 The dual mass flywheel has failed on my car. if this would have happened at high speed it could cause the transmission and engine to seize thus locking the front wheels and causing loss of control/serious vehicle damage. there is widespread information about this on the internet documenting the failures, some of which have destroyed the vehicles transmission and engine in the process. volkswagen of america is aware of this problem and has issued a recall in europe but refuses to do anything about it in the us. i am forced to replace this part myself since vw will not cover this part despite the fact that they now have an upgraded replacement part as they know the original is defective.
02/02/201160850
 The dual mass flywheel has failed on my car. if this would have happened at high speed it could cause the transmission and engine to seize thus locking the front wheels and causing loss of control/serious vehicle damage. there is widespread information about this on the internet documenting the failures, some of which have destroyed the vehicles transmission and engine in the process. volkswagen of america is aware of this problem and has issued a recall in europe but refuses to do anything about it in the us. i am forced to replace this part myself since vw will not cover this part despite the fact that they now have an upgraded replacement part as they know the original is defective.
02/02/201160850
 The dual mass flywheel has failed on my car. if this would have happened at high speed it could cause the transmission and engine to seize thus locking the front wheels and causing loss of control/serious vehicle damage. there is widespread information about this on the internet documenting the failures, some of which have destroyed the vehicles transmission and engine in the process. volkswagen of america is aware of this problem and has issued a recall in europe but refuses to do anything about it in the us. i am forced to replace this part myself since vw will not cover this part despite the fact that they now have an upgraded replacement part as they know the original is defective.
12/01/201084000
 Tl the contact owns a 2006 vw jetta. the contact stated while the gear was in drive position the instrument panel illuminated and gear shift into neutral, he experienced the failure numerous times while driving at low speed, but was able to avoid crashing. the vehicle was taken to the dealer whom performed a diagnosed the failure was located at the transmission will need to be replaced. the manufacturer advised they were not aware of the failure, and offered minimal assistant towards the purchase of a new vehicle, or the new transmission. the vehicle has not been repaired. the failure and the current mileage were 84,000. li
12/01/201084000
 Tl the contact owns a 2006 vw jetta. the contact stated while the gear was in drive position the instrument panel illuminated and gear shift into neutral, he experienced the failure numerous times while driving at low speed, but was able to avoid crashing. the vehicle was taken to the dealer whom performed a diagnosed the failure was located at the transmission will need to be replaced. the manufacturer advised they were not aware of the failure, and offered minimal assistant towards the purchase of a new vehicle, or the new transmission. the vehicle has not been repaired. the failure and the current mileage were 84,000. li
12/01/201084000
 Tl the contact owns a 2006 vw jetta. the contact stated while the gear was in drive position the instrument panel illuminated and gear shift into neutral, he experienced the failure numerous times while driving at low speed, but was able to avoid crashing. the vehicle was taken to the dealer whom performed a diagnosed the failure was located at the transmission will need to be replaced. the manufacturer advised they were not aware of the failure, and offered minimal assistant towards the purchase of a new vehicle, or the new transmission. the vehicle has not been repaired. the failure and the current mileage were 84,000. li
12/01/201084000
 Tl the contact owns a 2006 vw jetta. the contact stated while the gear was in drive position the instrument panel illuminated and gear shift into neutral, he experienced the failure numerous times while driving at low speed, but was able to avoid crashing. the vehicle was taken to the dealer whom performed a diagnosed the failure was located at the transmission will need to be replaced. the manufacturer advised they were not aware of the failure, and offered minimal assistant towards the purchase of a new vehicle, or the new transmission. the vehicle has not been repaired. the failure and the current mileage were 84,000. li
12/01/201084000
 Tl the contact owns a 2006 vw jetta. the contact stated while the gear was in drive position the instrument panel illuminated and gear shift into neutral, he experienced the failure numerous times while driving at low speed, but was able to avoid crashing. the vehicle was taken to the dealer whom performed a diagnosed the failure was located at the transmission will need to be replaced. the manufacturer advised they were not aware of the failure, and offered minimal assistant towards the purchase of a new vehicle, or the new transmission. the vehicle has not been repaired. the failure and the current mileage were 84,000. li
12/01/201084000
 Tl the contact owns a 2006 vw jetta. the contact stated while the gear was in drive position the instrument panel illuminated and gear shift into neutral, he experienced the failure numerous times while driving at low speed, but was able to avoid crashing. the vehicle was taken to the dealer whom performed a diagnosed the failure was located at the transmission will need to be replaced. the manufacturer advised they were not aware of the failure, and offered minimal assistant towards the purchase of a new vehicle, or the new transmission. the vehicle has not been repaired. the failure and the current mileage were 84,000. li
01/02/201062000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2006 volkswagen jetta tdi. the contact stated while driving approximately 50 mph when his clutch suddenly failed by depressing to the floor board and making the vehicle inoperable. the vehicle was towed to a dealer and have not contacted him back with a diagnosis. the vehicle has not been repaired. the failure mileage was approximately 62,000. tb
01/02/201062000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2006 volkswagen jetta tdi. the contact stated while driving approximately 50 mph when his clutch suddenly failed by depressing to the floor board and making the vehicle inoperable. the vehicle was towed to a dealer and have not contacted him back with a diagnosis. the vehicle has not been repaired. the failure mileage was approximately 62,000. tb
01/02/201062000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2006 volkswagen jetta tdi. the contact stated while driving approximately 50 mph when his clutch suddenly failed by depressing to the floor board and making the vehicle inoperable. the vehicle was towed to a dealer and have not contacted him back with a diagnosis. the vehicle has not been repaired. the failure mileage was approximately 62,000. tb
01/02/201062000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2006 volkswagen jetta tdi. the contact stated while driving approximately 50 mph when his clutch suddenly failed by depressing to the floor board and making the vehicle inoperable. the vehicle was towed to a dealer and have not contacted him back with a diagnosis. the vehicle has not been repaired. the failure mileage was approximately 62,000. tb
01/02/201062000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2006 volkswagen jetta tdi. the contact stated while driving approximately 50 mph when his clutch suddenly failed by depressing to the floor board and making the vehicle inoperable. the vehicle was towed to a dealer and have not contacted him back with a diagnosis. the vehicle has not been repaired. the failure mileage was approximately 62,000. tb
12/08/201097000
 2006 vw jetta tdi with dsg automatic transmission, dual mass flywheel failing, vw dealers keep in stock because high number of failures, mechatronic unit failing when driving, vehicle will reach 3rd gear then suddenly downshift to 1st gear. resulting in a hard jerk. gear shift indicators on dash will start to flash, shutting off vehicle and restarting will reset unit but as soon as you get to 3rd gear problem reoccurs. known issue with 2007 -2009 dsg transmissions vw extended warranty to 10 years or 100,000 miles on these transmissions but fail to acknowledge the issue with 2006, contacting vw will respond with only we're sorry. also expect long delays in getting a mechatronic unit.
12/08/201097000
 2006 vw jetta tdi with dsg automatic transmission, dual mass flywheel failing, vw dealers keep in stock because high number of failures, mechatronic unit failing when driving, vehicle will reach 3rd gear then suddenly downshift to 1st gear. resulting in a hard jerk. gear shift indicators on dash will start to flash, shutting off vehicle and restarting will reset unit but as soon as you get to 3rd gear problem reoccurs. known issue with 2007 -2009 dsg transmissions vw extended warranty to 10 years or 100,000 miles on these transmissions but fail to acknowledge the issue with 2006, contacting vw will respond with only we're sorry. also expect long delays in getting a mechatronic unit.
12/08/201097000
 2006 vw jetta tdi with dsg automatic transmission, dual mass flywheel failing, vw dealers keep in stock because high number of failures, mechatronic unit failing when driving, vehicle will reach 3rd gear then suddenly downshift to 1st gear. resulting in a hard jerk. gear shift indicators on dash will start to flash, shutting off vehicle and restarting will reset unit but as soon as you get to 3rd gear problem reoccurs. known issue with 2007 -2009 dsg transmissions vw extended warranty to 10 years or 100,000 miles on these transmissions but fail to acknowledge the issue with 2006, contacting vw will respond with only we're sorry. also expect long delays in getting a mechatronic unit.
08/22/200716257
 Tl-the contact owns a 2006 volkswagon jetta. the vehicle has been experiencing various recurring failures since the date of purchase. the vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer on numerous occasions where the battery was replaced, throttle valves were cleaned, the recirculation valve was replaced, the engine fan control module was replaced, the fuel pressure sensor was replaced, the crank case breeder valve was replaced, the high pressure fuel pump was replaced, and the cam shaft follower was replaced. the vehicle was also repaired under the recall 09v164000, power train:driveline:driveshaft and had the sunroof drained due to water leakage. the failure mileage was 16,257 and the current mileage was 47,000. sm.
01/12/2010571191
 Volkswagen jetta tdi dual mass flywheel coming apart on direct shift gearbox transmission. prior to possible loss of power accident, replaced the dmf. this is a known problem in europe and australia; the dmf was a recall item. *tr
11/02/2009851981
 12-31-09 odi 2006 vw jetta tdidsg mechatronics malfunction monday, november 2, 2009 volkswagen 2006 vw jettatdi dsg went to safe mode (felt like neutral) while accelerating on street (just exited k-96 in wichita, a 65 mph 4-lane and was accelerating following right turn from complete stop). shift indicator lights flashing. was able to turn off road and manually downshift to 1st gear. limped home at 15 mph. could not place vehicle in reverse until symptoms reset (shift indicator no longer flashing). test drove after reset. recurred as turned and applied brakes to park. let it sit. it reset. drove back home. recurred while turning right near home. queried just ask. tuesday, nov 3rd called vw loyalty care, filed report, and then with engine cold, drove to 4.6 miles to autozone for diagnosis scan. at 3.5 miles, the dsg malfunctioned again. same symptoms. scanned. let it sit. did not reset. limped 1 mile toward vw dealership. called for tow. updated vw loyalty care file. mileage in: 85,198 with shift indicator lights flashing. matches description of dsg trans software update recall ('09-'10). also matches the vw mechatronics unit symptoms for some 45,000 vw 2007+ models (replaced at no charge and warranty extended on dsg to 100,000). problem area: numerous dsg temperature sensor malfunctions and thinks incorrectly that the dsg oil is overheating and places transmission in safe mode. diagnosis: replaced mechatronics unit at $2,433.48 note: filed with vw loyalty center on nov 3, towed and repaired at local vw dealership nov 3-12. updated vw loyalty center file on dec 16, 2009 and requested vw to advise if this late year '06 production overlapped with those 2007's with same problem and given extended warranty/repair at no cost/reimbursement. have not received a response from vw. vehicle was one of the last 2006 tdi's to be delivered to the us until the 2009 models were allowed back in. *tr
09/01/2009640001
 2006 volkswagen jetta tdi -- dual mass flywheel failure. part has been recalled in australia, but not the us. vw dealers refuse to take concerns seriously. *tr
06/15/2009601141
 I have a jetta tdi 2006 dsg. the dual mass flywheel ripped apart. this took out the transmission and caused the car to be inoperable. it coasted to the side of the road. the was no indication of a problem prior to failure. the failure was sudden and catastrophic. vw replaced the dual mass flywheel and transmission. they told me the old part was going back to germany for inspection. i have no idea of when it will fail again, next time it may cause a crash or death. i have been reading about this, and a lot of drivers of this type of vehicle have this issue of the flywheel ripping apart. a flywheel ripping apart under the stress of the drive train should be rare, but in this vehicle it is not. it seems the high torque output of the diesel engine is causing additional stress on the flywheel, thus breaking it apart. there should be a recall. also, the dsg transmission is a hybrid trans, it operates like an auto transmission, but mechanically is more like a manual, but it is not the manual version which is also offered in the jetta tdi. *tr
07/02/20091180001
 Dual mass flywheel failure on 2006 vw jetta tdi with dsg transmission. research shows this is not an isolated incident. recalled in other countries. dangerous and very expensive situation. worthy of investigation and recall. thanks *tr
02/13/20099400010
 I paid $1300 in repairs even though complaining of symptoms leading up to my failure while still under warranty. after repair i have discovered this is a common failure for my vehicle which could easily lead to catastrophe should failure occur at speed. i first reported a shudder when clutch engaged which dealer claimed was within vw's specs. the shudder grew worse then a loose pebbles noise was heard at idle. when the dealer heard this noise, they referenced a tsb and diagnosed an impending dual mass flywheel failure. i was fortunate to discover before the failure(which was immanent) as the failure would have destroyed the $6000 dsg transmission and if it occurred at speed could lock up the drive train. *tr
10/12/2008500001
 On a return trip from new hampshire to connecticut on interstate 91 in my 2006 vw jetta tdi, i depressed the clutch and the pedal became stuck at the floor. i worked to free it, but being unable to do so, coasted to the side of the road. with no ability to put the vehicle in gear, we (myself and my family) were stuck in a dangerous location. i was able to free the pedal, but the clutch no longer worked and we had to wait there for assistance. the vehicle had less than 50,000 miles and i was told that the clutch assembly needed to be replaced, though there was little wear on the clutch surface. with some investigation on the internet, i found that this appears to be a very common problem and i believe it is a safety problem that should be corrected by vw. *tr
03/14/200830700105/17/2007
 The flywheel has failed and disabled the vehicle. this is an unsafe and under designed component of the drive train. the flywheel self destructed. in all my years i have never heard or experienced a flywheel self destruction on a car 2 years old with 30k miles. *tr
POWER TRAIN - AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
06/15/201181000
 The dual mass flywheel has failed on my car. if this would have happened at high speed it could cause the transmission and engine to seize thus locking the front wheels and causing loss of control/serious vehicle damage. there is widespread information about this on the internet documenting the failures, some of which have destroyed the vehicles transmission and engine in the process. volkswagen of america is aware of this problem and hasn't issued a recall . i am forced to replace this part myself since vw will not cover this part despite the fact that they now have an upgraded replacement part as they know the original is defective. cst to repair at dealership $2000
08/12/201130000
 Tl* the contact owns a 2006 volkswagen jetta. while driving approximately 5 mph the contact heard a grinding noise. the sound could be heard at different speeds intermittently. the vehicle was taken to the dealer for diagnostic testing where the technician stated the transmission had to be replaced. the vehicle was not repaired. the approximate failure mileage was 30,000.
06/15/201181000
 The dual mass flywheel has failed on my car. if this would have happened at high speed it could cause the transmission and engine to seize thus locking the front wheels and causing loss of control/serious vehicle damage. there is widespread information about this on the internet documenting the failures, some of which have destroyed the vehicles transmission and engine in the process. volkswagen of america is aware of this problem and hasn't issued a recall . i am forced to replace this part myself since vw will not cover this part despite the fact that they now have an upgraded replacement part as they know the original is defective. cst to repair at dealership $2000
08/12/201130000
 Tl* the contact owns a 2006 volkswagen jetta. while driving approximately 5 mph the contact heard a grinding noise. the sound could be heard at different speeds intermittently. the vehicle was taken to the dealer for diagnostic testing where the technician stated the transmission had to be replaced. the vehicle was not repaired. the approximate failure mileage was 30,000.
06/15/201181000
 The dual mass flywheel has failed on my car. if this would have happened at high speed it could cause the transmission and engine to seize thus locking the front wheels and causing loss of control/serious vehicle damage. there is widespread information about this on the internet documenting the failures, some of which have destroyed the vehicles transmission and engine in the process. volkswagen of america is aware of this problem and hasn't issued a recall . i am forced to replace this part myself since vw will not cover this part despite the fact that they now have an upgraded replacement part as they know the original is defective. cst to repair at dealership $2000
08/12/201130000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2006 volkswagen jetta. while driving approximately 5 mph the contact heard a grinding noise. the sound could be heard at different speeds intermittently. the vehicle was taken to the dealer for diagnostic testing where the technician stated the transmission had to be replaced. the vehicle was not repaired. the approximate failure mileage was 30,000. rvk
06/15/201181000
 The dual mass flywheel has failed on my car. if this would have happened at high speed it could cause the transmission and engine to seize thus locking the front wheels and causing loss of control/serious vehicle damage. there is widespread information about this on the internet documenting the failures, some of which have destroyed the vehicles transmission and engine in the process. volkswagen of america is aware of this problem and hasn't issued a recall . i am forced to replace this part myself since vw will not cover this part despite the fact that they now have an upgraded replacement part as they know the original is defective. cst to repair at dealership $2000
08/12/201130000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2006 volkswagen jetta. while driving approximately 5 mph the contact heard a grinding noise. the sound could be heard at different speeds intermittently. the vehicle was taken to the dealer for diagnostic testing where the technician stated the transmission had to be replaced. the vehicle was not repaired. the approximate failure mileage was 30,000. rvk
08/12/201130000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2006 volkswagen jetta. while driving at approximately 5 mph the contact noticed a grinding sound. the sound could be heard at different speeds intermittently. the vehicle was taken to the dealer for diagnostics. the technician stated the transmission had to be replaced. the vehicle was not repaired. the approximate failure mileage was 30,000. ds
08/02/201198931
 The dual mass flywheel has failed on my car. if this would have happened at high speed it could cause the transmission and engine to seize thus locking the front wheels and causing loss of control/serious vehicle damage. there is widespread information about this on the internet documenting the failures, some of which have destroyed the vehicles transmission and engine in the process. volkswagen of america is aware of this problem and hasn't issued a recall . i am forced to replace this part myself since vw will not cover this part despite the fact that they now have an upgraded replacement part as they know the original is defective. cst to repair at dealership $1600.
08/02/201198931
 The dual mass flywheel has failed on my car. if this would have happened at high speed it could cause the transmission and engine to seize thus locking the front wheels and causing loss of control/serious vehicle damage. there is widespread information about this on the internet documenting the failures, some of which have destroyed the vehicles transmission and engine in the process. volkswagen of america is aware of this problem and hasn't issued a recall . i am forced to replace this part myself since vw will not cover this part despite the fact that they now have an upgraded replacement part as they know the original is defective. cst to repair at dealership $1600.
08/02/201198931
 The dual mass flywheel has failed on my car. if this would have happened at high speed it could cause the transmission and engine to seize thus locking the front wheels and causing loss of control/serious vehicle damage. there is widespread information about this on the internet documenting the failures, some of which have destroyed the vehicles transmission and engine in the process. volkswagen of america is aware of this problem and hasn't issued a recall . i am forced to replace this part myself since vw will not cover this part despite the fact that they now have an upgraded replacement part as they know the original is defective. cst to repair at dealership $1600.
08/02/201198931
 The dual mass flywheel has failed on my car. if this would have happened at high speed it could cause the transmission and engine to seize thus locking the front wheels and causing loss of control/serious vehicle damage. there is widespread information about this on the internet documenting the failures, some of which have destroyed the vehicles transmission and engine in the process. volkswagen of america is aware of this problem and hasn't issued a recall . i am forced to replace this part myself since vw will not cover this part despite the fact that they now have an upgraded replacement part as they know the original is defective. cst to repair at dealership $1600.
07/10/201190000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2006 volkswagen jetta tdi. the contact stated after having her transmission flushed by the dealer, they notified her that the vehicle would no longer shift into reverse. the vehicle was not repaired. the vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic who advised her that she would need to replace the transmission since it was faulty. the manufacturer was contacted and offered no assistance. the failure and current mileage was approximately 90,000. rvk
07/10/201190000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2006 volkswagen jetta tdi. the contact stated after having her transmission flushed by the dealer, they notified her that the vehicle would no longer move into reverse. the vehicle was not repaired. the vehicle was then towed to a independent mechanic and they advised her that she would need to replace the transmission and that the transmission may have been faulty. the manufacturer was contacted and they offered no assistance. the failure and current mileages were approximately 90,000. tb
07/10/201190000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2006 volkswagen jetta tdi. the contact stated after having her transmission flushed by the dealer, they notified her that the vehicle would no longer move into reverse. the vehicle was not repaired. the vehicle was then towed to a independent mechanic and they advised her that she would need to replace the transmission and that the transmission may have been faulty. the manufacturer was contacted and they offered no assistance. the failure and current mileages were approximately 90,000. tb
07/10/201190000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2006 volkswagen jetta tdi. the contact stated after having her transmission flushed by the dealer, they notified her that the vehicle would no longer move into reverse. the vehicle was not repaired. the vehicle was then towed to a independent mechanic and they advised her that she would need to replace the transmission and that the transmission may have been faulty. the manufacturer was contacted and they offered no assistance. the failure and current mileages were approximately 90,000. tb
06/29/2011131000
 I have a 2006.5 jetta tdi with a dsg transmission and 130,000 miles. my car has had all transmission service completed at the dealership. my incident began at a red light. when i went to hit the gas, my car did not move. the engine revved but nothing. i turned the car off. once i started it again, i was able to get to my destination. when i went to leave, it did it again at a stop sign. i was again able to turn off my car and restart. it moved approximately 20 ft into intersection, then nothing. i turned if off two more times and finally made it through intersection (approximately 40 ft through). while in drive (going approx. 20 mph), the car shifted into neutral, all lights on instrument panel were blinking, just as before. i sat for a few minutes, then i tried to drive home again in the manual gear shifting mode. i made it approximately 1/2 mile when it shifted into neutral again (going approx. 40 mph) and lights blinking. i had to call a tow truck to take me to the dealership. heaven forbid i had been going faster and this happened or someone had hit me in the intersection as i tried to turn across traffic. i understand there is a recall for 2007-2009 transmissions and extended warranty. i suggest expanding this to include all models with dsg transmissions since they obviously have dangerous reliability problems.
06/29/2011131000
 I have a 2006.5 jetta tdi with a dsg transmission and 130,000 miles. my car has had all transmission service completed at the dealership. my incident began at a red light. when i went to hit the gas, my car did not move. the engine revved but nothing. i turned the car off. once i started it again, i was able to get to my destination. when i went to leave, it did it again at a stop sign. i was again able to turn off my car and restart. it moved approximately 20 ft into intersection, then nothing. i turned if off two more times and finally made it through intersection (approximately 40 ft through). while in drive (going approx. 20 mph), the car shifted into neutral, all lights on instrument panel were blinking, just as before. i sat for a few minutes, then i tried to drive home again in the manual gear shifting mode. i made it approximately 1/2 mile when it shifted into neutral again (going approx. 40 mph) and lights blinking. i had to call a tow truck to take me to the dealership. heaven forbid i had been going faster and this happened or someone had hit me in the intersection as i tried to turn across traffic. i understand there is a recall for 2007-2009 transmissions and extended warranty. i suggest expanding this to include all models with dsg transmissions since they obviously have dangerous reliability problems.
06/29/2011131000
 I have a 2006.5 jetta tdi with a dsg transmission and 130,000 miles. my car has had all transmission service completed at the dealership. my incident began at a red light. when i went to hit the gas, my car did not move. the engine revved but nothing. i turned the car off. once i started it again, i was able to get to my destination. when i went to leave, it did it again at a stop sign. i was again able to turn off my car and restart. it moved approximately 20 ft into intersection, then nothing. i turned if off two more times and finally made it through intersection (approximately 40 ft through). while in drive (going approx. 20 mph), the car shifted into neutral, all lights on instrument panel were blinking, just as before. i sat for a few minutes, then i tried to drive home again in the manual gear shifting mode. i made it approximately 1/2 mile when it shifted into neutral again (going approx. 40 mph) and lights blinking. i had to call a tow truck to take me to the dealership. heaven forbid i had been going faster and this happened or someone had hit me in the intersection as i tried to turn across traffic. i understand there is a recall for 2007-2009 transmissions and extended warranty. i suggest expanding this to include all models with dsg transmissions since they obviously have dangerous reliability problems.
07/01/200980000
 There is a distinct delay when taking the car from park to drive or reverse which causes very harsh engagement. it makes it a challenge to safely manuver the car in close quarters. sitting at a red light the car will lurch foward when letting off the brake and hitting the throttle. this happens at start up and at running temperature. when this first began to happen the problem would go away after a transmission service but would soon return. now it is present at all times wether the service has been performed or not. the problem only occurs when the car is at a stop and you start to move the vehicle, forward or reverse. all other shifting responses seem to be normal. again the problem only exists when starting from a complete stop. from what i can read this seems to be a recurring problem with the dsg transmission.
07/01/200980000
 There is a distinct delay when taking the car from park to drive or reverse which causes very harsh engagement. it makes it a challenge to safely manuver the car in close quarters. sitting at a red light the car will lurch foward when letting off the brake and hitting the throttle. this happens at start up and at running temperature. when this first began to happen the problem would go away after a transmission service but would soon return. now it is present at all times wether the service has been performed or not. the problem only occurs when the car is at a stop and you start to move the vehicle, forward or reverse. all other shifting responses seem to be normal. again the problem only exists when starting from a complete stop. from what i can read this seems to be a recurring problem with the dsg transmission.
07/01/200980000
 There is a distinct delay when taking the car from park to drive or reverse which causes very harsh engagement. it makes it a challenge to safely manuver the car in close quarters. sitting at a red light the car will lurch foward when letting off the brake and hitting the throttle. this happens at start up and at running temperature. when this first began to happen the problem would go away after a transmission service but would soon return. now it is present at all times wether the service has been performed or not. the problem only occurs when the car is at a stop and you start to move the vehicle, forward or reverse. all other shifting responses seem to be normal. again the problem only exists when starting from a complete stop. from what i can read this seems to be a recurring problem with the dsg transmission.
07/01/200980000
 There is a distinct delay when taking the car from park to drive or reverse which causes very harsh engagement. it makes it a challenge to safely manuver the car in close quarters. sitting at a red light the car will lurch foward when letting off the brake and hitting the throttle. this happens at start up and at running temperature. when this first began to happen the problem would go away after a transmission service but would soon return. now it is present at all times wether the service has been performed or not. the problem only occurs when the car is at a stop and you start to move the vehicle, forward or reverse. all other shifting responses seem to be normal. again the problem only exists when starting from a complete stop. from what i can read this seems to be a recurring problem with the dsg transmission.
07/01/200980000
 There is a distinct delay when taking the car from park to drive or reverse which causes very harsh engagement. it makes it a challenge to safely manuver the car in close quarters. sitting at a red light the car will lurch foward when letting off the brake and hitting the throttle. this happens at start up and at running temperature. when this first began to happen the problem would go away after a transmission service but would soon return. now it is present at all times wether the service has been performed or not. the problem only occurs when the car is at a stop and you start to move the vehicle, forward or reverse. all other shifting responses seem to be normal. again the problem only exists when starting from a complete stop. from what i can read this seems to be a recurring problem with the dsg transmission.
05/10/201196500
 I was to service my 2006 volkswagon jetta tdi with dsg trasmission. i took off the lower engine cover and found a bunch of different size broken spring laying on cover. i notice that at several different spots that something had been rubbing thru the trans housing at several locations. i took the car to a indepented vw shop. i was told that the flywheel had broken and cause the transmission to rub on housing. i was told not to drive car because the transmission housing could seperate from the engine and possible cause great bodily harm or death to myself or whomever else may be near. i called a volkswagon dealer and was told it was a very common problem with the volkswagon tdi with the dsg transmission. why isn't something being done or how many people need to die because of this. the estimated repaires are close to 8000.00-10000.00 for a new dsg trasmission and a flywheel to be installed. thank you for any help or reply.
05/10/201196500
 I was to service my 2006 volkswagon jetta tdi with dsg trasmission. i took off the lower engine cover and found a bunch of different size broken spring laying on cover. i notice that at several different spots that something had been rubbing thru the trans housing at several locations. i took the car to a indepented vw shop. i was told that the flywheel had broken and cause the transmission to rub on housing. i was told not to drive car because the transmission housing could seperate from the engine and possible cause great bodily harm or death to myself or whomever else may be near. i called a volkswagon dealer and was told it was a very common problem with the volkswagon tdi with the dsg transmission. why isn't something being done or how many people need to die because of this. the estimated repaires are close to 8000.00-10000.00 for a new dsg trasmission and a flywheel to be installed. thank you for any help or reply.
05/10/201196500
 I was to service my 2006 volkswagon jetta tdi with dsg trasmission. i took off the lower engine cover and found a bunch of different size broken spring laying on cover. i notice that at several different spots that something had been rubbing thru the trans housing at several locations. i took the car to a indepented vw shop. i was told that the flywheel had broken and cause the transmission to rub on housing. i was told not to drive car because the transmission housing could seperate from the engine and possible cause great bodily harm or death to myself or whomever else may be near. i called a volkswagon dealer and was told it was a very common problem with the volkswagon tdi with the dsg transmission. why isn't something being done or how many people need to die because of this. the estimated repaires are close to 8000.00-10000.00 for a new dsg trasmission and a flywheel to be installed. thank you for any help or reply.
04/08/2010
 The dual mass flywheel on the 2006 vw jetta tdi has excessive noise coming from the transmission. flywheel is defective and needs to be replaced.
04/08/2010
 The dual mass flywheel on the 2006 vw jetta tdi has excessive noise coming from the transmission. flywheel is defective and needs to be replaced.
04/08/2010
 The dual mass flywheel on the 2006 vw jetta tdi has excessive noise coming from the transmission. flywheel is defective and needs to be replaced.
04/20/2011113000
 Driving to work at 65mph for over 1 hour with out any problems. turned off highway and into turn lane. car shifted hard and drive indicator lights on dash began to flash. drove into parking lot in first gear. i have searched the internet and there are a lot of problems with the dsg transmission on the vw. have not had a chance to have the car looked at yet.
04/08/2010
 The dual mass flywheel on the 2006 vw jetta tdi has excessive noise coming from the transmission. flywheel is defective and needs to be replaced.
04/20/2011113000
 Driving to work at 65mph for over 1 hour with out any problems. turned off highway and into turn lane. car shifted hard and drive indicator lights on dash began to flash. drove into parking lot in first gear. i have searched the internet and there are a lot of problems with the dsg transmission on the vw. have not had a chance to have the car looked at yet.
04/08/2010
 The dual mass flywheel on the 2006 vw jetta tdi has excessive noise coming from the transmission. flywheel is defective and needs to be replaced.
04/20/2011113000
 Driving to work at 65mph for over 1 hour with out any problems. turned off highway and into turn lane. car shifted hard and drive indicator lights on dash began to flash. drove into parking lot in first gear. i have searched the internet and there are a lot of problems with the dsg transmission on the vw. have not had a chance to have the car looked at yet.
04/20/2011113000
 Driving to work at 65mph for over 1 hour with out any problems. turned off highway and into turn lane. car shifted hard and drive indicator lights on dash began to flash. drove into parking lot in first gear. i have searched the internet and there are a lot of problems with the dsg transmission on the vw. have not had a chance to have the car looked at yet.
01/10/201080000
 Tl* the contact owns a 2006 volkswagen jetta. the contact stated that while idling, the transmission exhibited a loud rattling noise. the vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer and an independent auto shop for diagnosis and they both informed the contact that the transmission dual fly wheel was defective. the vehicle was not repaired. the failure mileage was approximately 80,000.
01/10/201080000
 Tl* the contact owns a 2006 volkswagen jetta. the contact stated that while idling, the transmission exhibited a loud rattling noise. the vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer and an independent auto shop for diagnosis and they both informed the contact that the transmission dual fly wheel was defective. the vehicle was not repaired. the failure mileage was approximately 80,000.
01/10/201080000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2006 volkswagen jetta. the contact stated while idling the transmission emitted a loud rattling noise. the vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer and independent auto shop for diagnosis and they both informed that the transmission dual fly wheel was defective. the vehicle was not repaired. the failure mileage was approximately 80,000. js
01/10/201080000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2006 volkswagen jetta. the contact stated while idling the transmission emitted a loud rattling noise. the vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer and independent auto shop for diagnosis and they both informed that the transmission dual fly wheel was defective. the vehicle was not repaired. the failure mileage was approximately 80,000. js
11/28/200967000
 Tl*the contact owns a 2006 volkswagen jetta. the contact stated while driving 50 mph the vehicle would not shift gears. whenever the gears shifted, the vehicle would stall. the contact stated that the vehicle was taken to the dealer who performed a diagnostic test and stated that the automatic transmission needed to be replace. there was also a massive oil leak in the engine. the manufacturer was contacted and informed him to take the vehicle back to the dealer for the repairs and it would be covered under the warranty. the vehicle was taken back to the dealer who told him he would have to pay for the diagnostic test and labor on the transmission and engine. the failure mileage was 67,000 and the current mileage was 69,000.
11/28/200967000
 Tl*the contact owns a 2006 volkswagen jetta. the contact stated while driving 50 mph the vehicle would not shift gears. whenever the gears shifted, the vehicle would stall. the contact stated that the vehicle was taken to the dealer who performed a diagnostic test and stated that the automatic transmission needed to be replace. there was also a massive oil leak in the engine. the manufacturer was contacted and informed him to take the vehicle back to the dealer for the repairs and it would be covered under the warranty. the vehicle was taken back to the dealer who told him he would have to pay for the diagnostic test and labor on the transmission and engine. the failure mileage was 67,000 and the current mileage was 69,000.
11/28/200967000
 Tl*the contact owns a 2006 volkswagen jetta. the contact stated while driving 50 mph the vehicle would not shift gears. whenever the gears shifted, the vehicle would stall. the contact stated that the vehicle was taken to the dealer who performed a diagnostic test and stated that the automatic transmission needed to be replace. there was also a massive oil leak in the engine. the manufacturer was contacted and informed him to take the vehicle back to the dealer for the repairs and it would be covered under the warranty. the vehicle was taken back to the dealer who told him he would have to pay for the diagnostic test and labor on the transmission and engine. the failure mileage was 67,000 and the current mileage was 69,000.
11/28/200967000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2006 volkswagen jetta. the contact stated while driving 50 mph the vehicle does not shift gears. whenever the gears shift the vehicle would stalls. the contact stated the vehicle was taken to the dealer who ran a diagnostic test and found the automatic transmission needed to be replace. there was also a massive oil leak in the engine. the manufacturer was contacted and informed him to take the vehicle back to the dealer for the repairs and it would be covered under the warranty. the vehicle was taken back to the dealer who told him he would have to pay for the diagnostic test and labor on the transmission and engine. the failure mileage was 67,000 and the current mileage was 69,000...mw
11/28/200967000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2006 volkswagen jetta. the contact stated while driving 50 mph the vehicle does not shift gears. whenever the gears shift the vehicle would stalls. the contact stated the vehicle was taken to the dealer who ran a diagnostic test and found the automatic transmission needed to be replace. there was also a massive oil leak in the engine. the manufacturer was contacted and informed him to take the vehicle back to the dealer for the repairs and it would be covered under the warranty. the vehicle was taken back to the dealer who told him he would have to pay for the diagnostic test and labor on the transmission and engine. the failure mileage was 67,000 and the current mileage was 69,000...mw
07/15/200730000
 A rattling noise was heard from the engine area starting at about 50,000 km. i thought at first it was a loose exhaust component. the car has been maintained since new by a dealer here in eastern canada. my request to check the noise at each dealer service did not identify the problem. i did not press the issue because it could only be heard at idle, outside the car. well after the car was out of warranty, i discovered the source of the noise to be the dual mass flywheel. this turns out to be a widely known problem and the dealer should have identified it for a warranty replacement. i have ordered a new oem flywheel (not from vw) and will be replacing it myself, as i did with the faulty camshaft last year (also a well known deficiency in this vehicle). this is a manufacturing defect that could result in serious injury or death and should be the subject of a recall.
07/15/200730000
 A rattling noise was heard from the engine area starting at about 50,000 km. i thought at first it was a loose exhaust component. the car has been maintained since new by a dealer here in eastern canada. my request to check the noise at each dealer service did not identify the problem. i did not press the issue because it could only be heard at idle, outside the car. well after the car was out of warranty, i discovered the source of the noise to be the dual mass flywheel. this turns out to be a widely known problem and the dealer should have identified it for a warranty replacement. i have ordered a new oem flywheel (not from vw) and will be replacing it myself, as i did with the faulty camshaft last year (also a well known deficiency in this vehicle). this is a manufacturing defect that could result in serious injury or death and should be the subject of a recall.
07/15/200730000
 A rattling noise was heard from the engine area starting at about 50,000 km. i thought at first it was a loose exhaust component. the car has been maintained since new by a dealer here in eastern canada. my request to check the noise at each dealer service did not identify the problem. i did not press the issue because it could only be heard at idle, outside the car. well after the car was out of warranty, i discovered the source of the noise to be the dual mass flywheel. this turns out to be a widely known problem and the dealer should have identified it for a warranty replacement. i have ordered a new oem flywheel (not from vw) and will be replacing it myself, as i did with the faulty camshaft last year (also a well known deficiency in this vehicle). this is a manufacturing defect that could result in serious injury or death and should be the subject of a recall.
07/15/200730000
 A rattling noise was heard from the engine area starting at about 50,000 km. i thought at first it was a loose exhaust component. the car has been maintained since new by a dealer here in eastern canada. my request to check the noise at each dealer service did not identify the problem. i did not press the issue because it could only be heard at idle, outside the car. well after the car was out of warranty, i discovered the source of the noise to be the dual mass flywheel. this turns out to be a widely known problem and the dealer should have identified it for a warranty replacement. i have ordered a new oem flywheel (not from vw) and will be replacing it myself, as i did with the faulty camshaft last year (also a well known deficiency in this vehicle). this is a manufacturing defect that could result in serious injury or death and should be the subject of a recall.
11/02/201039000
 There are acknowledged transmission failures in the 2003-2008 vw jettas. they hard shift from 1/2 and 2/3. this causes the vehicle to be unpredictable during acceleration, especially during merging which is extremely dangerous. vw sent notices of warranty extensions to 7 years or 100,000 miles. however, this does not cover a majority of effected vehicles. 2003's would already be over 7 years old and an average mileage. owner- amanda skye mcdonald 1913 alabama st, unit 1 huntington beach, ca 92648 949.350.3118 vin- 3vwrg71k76m692420
11/02/201039000
 There are acknowledged transmission failures in the 2003-2008 vw jettas. they hard shift from 1/2 and 2/3. this causes the vehicle to be unpredictable during acceleration, especially during merging which is extremely dangerous. vw sent notices of warranty extensions to 7 years or 100,000 miles. however, this does not cover a majority of effected vehicles. 2003's would already be over 7 years old and an average mileage. owner- amanda skye mcdonald 1913 alabama st, unit 1 huntington beach, ca 92648 949.350.3118 vin- 3vwrg71k76m692420
11/02/201039000
 There are acknowledged transmission failures in the 2003-2008 vw jettas. they hard shift from 1/2 and 2/3. this causes the vehicle to be unpredictable during acceleration, especially during merging which is extremely dangerous. vw sent notices of warranty extensions to 7 years or 100,000 miles. however, this does not cover a majority of effected vehicles. 2003's would already be over 7 years old and an average mileage. owner- amanda skye mcdonald 1913 alabama st, unit 1 huntington beach, ca 92648 949.350.3118 vin- 3vwrg71k76m692420
10/10/201085000
 The dual mass flywheel on the 2006 vw jetta tdi has excessive noise coming from the transmission. flywheel is bad and needs to be replaced.
10/10/201085000
 The dual mass flywheel on the 2006 vw jetta tdi has excessive noise coming from the transmission. flywheel is bad and needs to be replaced.
10/10/201085000
 The dual mass flywheel on the 2006 vw jetta tdi has excessive noise coming from the transmission. flywheel is bad and needs to be replaced.
10/10/201085000
 The dual mass flywheel on the 2006 vw jetta tdi has excessive noise coming from the transmission. flywheel is bad and needs to be replaced.
01/01/201085000
 Transmission is my vehicle is faulty. it shifts funny and sometimes when i pull out in traffic, there is considerable lag like all power is loss for a short period of time. also, the dmf in this transmission is known to have problems. i've been told they were recalled in australia, but not the us. that is insane...consumer safety my ass.
01/01/201085000
 Transmission is my vehicle is faulty. it shifts funny and sometimes when i pull out in traffic, there is considerable lag like all power is loss for a short period of time. also, the dmf in this transmission is known to have problems. i've been told they were recalled in australia, but not the us. that is insane...consumer safety my ass.
01/01/201085000
 Transmission is my vehicle is faulty. it shifts funny and sometimes when i pull out in traffic, there is considerable lag like all power is loss for a short period of time. also, the dmf in this transmission is known to have problems. i've been told they were recalled in australia, but not the us. that is insane...consumer safety my ass.
01/01/201085000
 Transmission is my vehicle is faulty. it shifts funny and sometimes when i pull out in traffic, there is considerable lag like all power is loss for a short period of time. also, the dmf in this transmission is known to have problems. i've been told they were recalled in australia, but not the us. that is insane...consumer safety my ass.
11/01/200888530
 Tl-the contact owns a 2006 volkswagen jetta. while driving at varies speed the vehicle shifts into neutral on its own. the vehicle has a dsg transmission. when the vehicle shifts into neutral the engine has to be turned on and off and it will reset itself. the vehicle was taken to the dealer who stated they cannot repair the problem because the transmission is seal. the manufacturer was notified who stated his vehicle has too many mileage and the warranty has expires. the failure mileage was 88,530....mw
11/01/200888530
 Tl-the contact owns a 2006 volkswagen jetta. while driving at varies speed the vehicle shifts into neutral on its own. the vehicle has a dsg transmission. when the vehicle shifts into neutral the engine has to be turned on and off and it will reset itself. the vehicle was taken to the dealer who stated they cannot repair the problem because the transmission is seal. the manufacturer was notified who stated his vehicle has too many mileage and the warranty has expires. the failure mileage was 88,530....mw
11/01/200888530
 Tl-the contact owns a 2006 volkswagen jetta. while driving at varies speed the vehicle shifts into neutral on its own. the vehicle has a dsg transmission. when the vehicle shifts into neutral the engine has to be turned on and off and it will reset itself. the vehicle was taken to the dealer who stated they cannot repair the problem because the transmission is seal. the manufacturer was notified who stated his vehicle has too many mileage and the warranty has expires. the failure mileage was 88,530....mw
11/01/200888530
 Tl-the contact owns a 2006 volkswagen jetta. while driving at varies speed the vehicle shifts into neutral on its own. the vehicle has a dsg transmission. when the vehicle shifts into neutral the engine has to be turned on and off and it will reset itself. the vehicle was taken to the dealer who stated they cannot repair the problem because the transmission is seal. the manufacturer was notified who stated his vehicle has too many mileage and the warranty has expires. the failure mileage was 88,530....mw
11/01/200888530
 Tl-the contact owns a 2006 volkswagen jetta. while driving at varies speed the vehicle shifts into neutral on its own. the vehicle has a dsg transmission. when the vehicle shifts into neutral the engine has to be turned on and off and it will reset itself. the vehicle was taken to the dealer who stated they cannot repair the problem because the transmission is seal. the manufacturer was notified who stated his vehicle has too many mileage and the warranty has expires. the failure mileage was 88,530....mw
11/01/200888530
 Tl-the contact owns a 2006 volkswagen jetta. while driving at varies speed the vehicle shifts into neutral on its own. the vehicle has a dsg transmission. when the vehicle shifts into neutral the engine has to be turned on and off and it will reset itself. the vehicle was taken to the dealer who stated they cannot repair the problem because the transmission is seal. the manufacturer was notified who stated his vehicle has too many mileage and the warranty has expires. the failure mileage was 88,530....mw
10/14/201090000
 2006 volkswagen jetta tdi dual mass flywheel is failing. sound from bell housing getting louder. other owners report drivetrain lockup when failing. problem appears to be higher than normal incident rate.
10/14/201090000
 2006 volkswagen jetta tdi dual mass flywheel is failing. sound from bell housing getting louder. other owners report drivetrain lockup when failing. problem appears to be higher than normal incident rate.
10/14/201090000
 2006 volkswagen jetta tdi dual mass flywheel is failing. sound from bell housing getting louder. other owners report drivetrain lockup when failing. problem appears to be higher than normal incident rate.
10/14/201090000
 2006 volkswagen jetta tdi dual mass flywheel is failing. sound from bell housing getting louder. other owners report drivetrain lockup when failing. problem appears to be higher than normal incident rate.
10/14/201090000
 2006 volkswagen jetta tdi dual mass flywheel is failing. sound from bell housing getting louder. other owners report drivetrain lockup when failing. problem appears to be higher than normal incident rate.
09/25/201061000
 2006 vw jetta with dsg transmission. vehicle lurched and lost power as if gas had been switched off or transmission was unexpectedly disengaged from engine. this occurred on very hot day, 100+ degrees, while driving on the interstate. vehicle regained power 2-3 seconds after loss. this happened 4 to 5 times on a 400 mile drive. one time occurred while passing and forced me to take action and cancel my pass of the slower moving vehicle. this has occured in the past but it was only on a very hot drive about a year or two ago.
09/25/201061000
 2006 vw jetta with dsg transmission. vehicle lurched and lost power as if gas had been switched off or transmission was unexpectedly disengaged from engine. this occurred on very hot day, 100+ degrees, while driving on the interstate. vehicle regained power 2-3 seconds after loss. this happened 4 to 5 times on a 400 mile drive. one time occurred while passing and forced me to take action and cancel my pass of the slower moving vehicle. this has occured in the past but it was only on a very hot drive about a year or two ago.
09/25/201061000
 2006 vw jetta with dsg transmission. vehicle lurched and lost power as if gas had been switched off or transmission was unexpectedly disengaged from engine. this occurred on very hot day, 100+ degrees, while driving on the interstate. vehicle regained power 2-3 seconds after loss. this happened 4 to 5 times on a 400 mile drive. one time occurred while passing and forced me to take action and cancel my pass of the slower moving vehicle. this has occured in the past but it was only on a very hot drive about a year or two ago.
09/25/201061000
 2006 vw jetta with dsg transmission. vehicle lurched and lost power as if gas had been switched off or transmission was unexpectedly disengaged from engine. this occurred on very hot day, 100+ degrees, while driving on the interstate. vehicle regained power 2-3 seconds after loss. this happened 4 to 5 times on a 400 mile drive. one time occurred while passing and forced me to take action and cancel my pass of the slower moving vehicle. this has occured in the past but it was only on a very hot drive about a year or two ago.
08/29/201072500
 2006 vw jetta tdi with dsg automatic transmission: while slowing down approaching a stoplight vehicle transmission failed to stay in gear acting like it was in neutral. vehicle had flashing lights on dashboard behind gear-shift indications. after several attempts to re-engage transmission, gears finally engaged and vehicle was driven to side of highway. turned vehicle off, waited several minutes and retarted vehicle and it operated normally. owner's manual said to contact dearler as soon as possible if this happens. dealer said code was pb1819-valve body failure. vehicle mileage: 72,500
07/15/200740000
 I have a 2006 vw jetta equipped with a dsg automatic transmission. i have a flywheel that is failing. this can cause the car to lock up and cause an accident. i notice while searching online that this is a very common problem with this model jetta. i think that this should be examined and vw should have to make this right.
08/29/201072500
 2006 vw jetta tdi with dsg automatic transmission: while slowing down approaching a stoplight vehicle transmission failed to stay in gear acting like it was in neutral. vehicle had flashing lights on dashboard behind gear-shift indications. after several attempts to re-engage transmission, gears finally engaged and vehicle was driven to side of highway. turned vehicle off, waited several minutes and retarted vehicle and it operated normally. owner's manual said to contact dearler as soon as possible if this happens. dealer said code was pb1819-valve body failure. vehicle mileage: 72,500
07/15/200740000
 I have a 2006 vw jetta equipped with a dsg automatic transmission. i have a flywheel that is failing. this can cause the car to lock up and cause an accident. i notice while searching online that this is a very common problem with this model jetta. i think that this should be examined and vw should have to make this right.
08/29/201072500
 2006 vw jetta tdi with dsg automatic transmission: while slowing down approaching a stoplight vehicle transmission failed to stay in gear acting like it was in neutral. vehicle had flashing lights on dashboard behind gear-shift indications. after several attempts to re-engage transmission, gears finally engaged and vehicle was driven to side of highway. turned vehicle off, waited several minutes and retarted vehicle and it operated normally. owner's manual said to contact dearler as soon as possible if this happens. dealer said code was pb1819-valve body failure. vehicle mileage: 72,500
07/15/200740000
 I have a 2006 vw jetta equipped with a dsg automatic transmission. i have a flywheel that is failing. this can cause the car to lock up and cause an accident. i notice while searching online that this is a very common problem with this model jetta. i think that this should be examined and vw should have to make this right.
07/15/200740000
 I have a 2006 vw jetta equipped with a dsg automatic transmission. i have a flywheel that is failing. this can cause the car to lock up and cause an accident. i notice while searching online that this is a very common problem with this model jetta. i think that this should be examined and vw should have to make this right.
07/15/200740000
 I have a 2006 vw jetta equipped with a dsg automatic transmission. i have a flywheel that is failing. this can cause the car to lock up and cause an accident. i notice while searching online that this is a very common problem with this model jetta. i think that this should be examined and vw should have to make this right.
08/14/201068000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2006 volkswagen jetta. the contact stated that on august 14, 2010, while traveling approximately 25mph the vehicle seized up. he could not move the vehicle off of the roadway. it would not go into forward or reverse. the vehicle was towed to a volkswagen dealer and they stated the entire transmission needed to be replaced. diagnostics showed no failure codes. volkswagen was contacted and they stated they would cover 1/2 of the $5400.00 repair fee. the current and failure mileages were 68,000. rd
08/14/201068000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2006 volkswagen jetta. the contact stated that on august 14, 2010, while traveling approximately 25mph the vehicle seized up. he could not move the vehicle off of the roadway. it would not go into forward or reverse. the vehicle was towed to a volkswagen dealer and they stated the entire transmission needed to be replaced. diagnostics showed no failure codes. volkswagen was contacted and they stated they would cover 1/2 of the $5400.00 repair fee. the current and failure mileages were 68,000. rd
08/14/201068000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2006 volkswagen jetta. the contact stated that on august 14, 2010, while traveling approximately 25mph the vehicle seized up. he could not move the vehicle off of the roadway. it would not go into forward or reverse. the vehicle was towed to a volkswagen dealer and they stated the entire transmission needed to be replaced. diagnostics showed no failure codes. volkswagen was contacted and they stated they would cover 1/2 of the $5400.00 repair fee. the current and failure mileages were 68,000. rd
08/14/201068000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2006 volkswagen jetta. the contact stated that on august 14, 2010, while traveling approximately 25mph the vehicle seized up. he could not move the vehicle off of the roadway. it would not go into forward or reverse. the vehicle was towed to a volkswagen dealer and they stated the entire transmission needed to be replaced. diagnostics showed no failure codes. volkswagen was contacted and they stated they would cover 1/2 of the $5400.00 repair fee. the current and failure mileages were 68,000. rd
08/14/201068000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2006 volkswagen jetta. the contact stated that on august 14, 2010, while traveling approximately 25mph the vehicle seized up. he could not move the vehicle off of the roadway. it would not go into forward or reverse. the vehicle was towed to a volkswagen dealer and they stated the entire transmission needed to be replaced. diagnostics showed no failure codes. volkswagen was contacted and they stated they would cover 1/2 of the $5400.00 repair fee. the current and failure mileages were 68,000. rd
05/20/201080000
 The engine began chattering while idling. it has 80k miles. the chattering became worse so i took it to the local dealer. the transmission housing was cracked, the flywheel broken and slip kit cracked. it was leaking oil from the transmission. total repair will be more than $6000 and take more than 6 weeks to complete the repair. the parts dealers are having a hard time finding a flywheel. i have had the car serviced at the dealer since i bought it.
05/31/201080831
 Driving home on country road in the pouring down rain when at about 50 mph the engine rpm reved, dash warning lights lit, flashed and rang. the prnd was flashing. luckily a driveway was nearby to get out of traffic. knew at this point what had happened because we had the very same thing happen in october of 2009. megatronics unit had failed and was replaced at a cost of $1900. called dealership for appointment on june 8th. happened again 5 times on way to dealership. told from diagnostic test that it had a bad steering angle sensor and gateway module. no parts were available. had to take car 70+ miles back home. the car malfunctioned on the way home in a construction zone. felt it was unsafe to drive any further. stopped at a different dealership. left car for them to diagnose. found a second bad megatronics unit. replaced under warranty from the first replacement. i feel that this car needs to be recalled for the safety concern that the vehicle loses power at any given time, in any road situation you can think of. you cannot always be prepared to react to this. you have no power to get out of harms way. the only way to correct this is to shut the car off and restart and hope it works. previous odi #10286197.
06/04/2010
 Failure of dsg transmisison and dual mass flywheel on 2006 volkswagen jetta tdi.
04/20/201046000
 While driving a 2006 vw jetta diesel, all power was lost to the drive wheels with the prnds display on the dashboard flashing. car has 46,000 miles on it. this has been referred to as a false neutral. i was able to coast to the road side, turn off the car and restart it with normal function ofr 300 yards then problem repeated requring a tow to the dealer. a failure of the mechatronix unit in the dsg was discovered and part rplaced. a similar issue had occurred at around 10, 000 miles , was looked at by the dealer with no issue found.
04/01/201075000
 I purchased the 2006 volkswagon jetta tdi from a private owner 6 months ago. there was a sound apparent when i purchased it but i thought it was typical for a diesel vehicle, after 6 months of driving i took it to my mechanic and was told that the dmf (dual mass flywheel) was failing. i've done research online to find that the dmf manufactured by sachs that volkswagon uses in their 2000 and later models have a high rate failure after in as little as 10,000 miles. causing complete transmission or engine failure of varying degrees. the cost for this repair can range between $2000.00 - $8000.00. not only is the expense high due to a manufacturer defect in the flywheel, but the risk is even higher, causing hesitation in acceleration when pulling out into traffic or sudden wheel lock and loss of control at any given moment while traveling. it is highly recommened that this problem be address for the safety and concern of any volkswagon vehicle owner with this defective flywheel.
08/14/2009104000
 Tl*the contact owns a 2006 volkswagen jetta. the contact heard a rattling noise in the transmission. he took the vehicle to an authorized dealer where he was informed that the dual mass flywheel needed to be repaired. the vehicle had not been repaired when the complaint was filed. the failure mileage was approximately 104,000. the current mileage was approximately 106,000.
04/18/201058000
 2.0t engine with dsg triptronic transmission. ive noticed, this occurs when the car has been driven for about an hour (give or take) and it happens in stop and go traffic. this occurs usually during a stop light/stop sign or stop and go traffic. as you have come to a complete stop and release the brake pedal to start moving (in other words no pedal being pressed) the car tends shift/jerk before you press the accelerator. in many occasions, you need to slam the brakes so the car doesn't launch itself to hit a car/traffic in front of you. this acceleration/launch/trans jerk last about 1-3 seconds at that point you hear some metal clunk or some type of metal hitting noise. in one instance, the car's shift indicator went blank and the car didn't respond in highway traffic. pulled to the side, and car was normal again. there is serious accident potential with this problem. i see there are a lot of complaints with this transmission from other owners (from seeing complaints on this website) including a neighbor 2006 jetta with dsg transmission & friend who has a 2007 gti with a 2.0t engine & dsg trans-both have same problem. i really hope someone does and finally look into this problem and help us consumers and most importantly, before someone becomes hurt. car is currently at dealer, however, they say they can't find nothing wrong with it.
02/16/2009117000
 Tl* the contact owns a 2006 volkswagen jetta tdi. the contact stated that while driving on the interstate at approx 55 mph, the vehicle seemed to not accelerate, although she would press the accelerator pedal, the vehicle would not move past 55 mph. she activated the cruise control and then the engine revved and the vehicle was in 6th gear but manually shifted down to 4th gear. she took it out of the automatic shift and switched to manual shift and downshifted to lower the rpms. the average speed was 30 mph because she could not move any faster. it stalled twice on the side of the road and completely shut down with no warning lights prior to the failure or after. she called a repair shop and the mechanic told her to let the vehicle cool down. when she did that and was able tor restart, the check engine light illuminated. about 15 miles down the road, the vehicle shut down again. she waited again and was able to restart. when driving down hills, she shifted to neutral. she also noticed that the vehicle was jerking. she was able to get to her destination and then took it to the repair shop. the mechanic performed a diagnostics test but could not pinpoint the cause for failure. she called the dealership and left a message; she was currently awaiting a response. the contact had not called the manufacturer to-date. the vehicle had not been repaired at the time of the complaint. the current mileage was approximately 117,993. the failure mileage was approximately 117,000-bk
02/01/200840000
 Tl*the contact owns a 2006 volkswagen jetta which was purchased in april 2006. he always heard a noise in the engine compartment similar to rocks rattling inside the engine while driving various speeds including approximately 45 mph. the vehicle was taken to the dealer where the failure could not be duplicated. the dealer advised that the noises were normal for his particular type of transmission. the noises became worse. the vehicle was taken to a different dealer where they verified there was an issue with the transmission. upon further research they found the fly-wheel assembly was faulty. repairs were made at the owner's expense. the failure mileage was 40,000 and the current mileages were 80,000.
01/02/2010669801
 January 2nd 2010 my wife and i were in our 2006 vw jetta tdi traveling south on the kansas turnpike from topeka, kansas. the vehicle was in cruise at 70mph it was 7:30am clear with temp of minus 2 degree's. approximately 35 miles south of topeka, the vehicle suddenly dropped down to 5th gear a sudden and abrupt bang noise was heard it seemed that the front wheels locked for a brief moment. my wife had just unclipped her seat belt to get something from the back seat when this occurred. this locking of the front wheels slammed her against the dash and front door post. i regained control of the vehicle and maneuvered it to the side of the turnpike. there was a rattling in the transmission area several months before when i had it at a dealership for transmission fluid change. i had asked them to check the rattle? when i picked up the vehicle it was still rattling, i thought it to be ok. however after this incident, i have been investigating the internet and found several dual mass flywheel failures with this vehicle and the dsg transmission, however vw america has done nothing about it. if i had been in heavy traffic it would have certainly caused a terrible accident, when it locked up the front drive wheel, we were lucky my wife only had a very badly bruised side, arm and back. we then spent two hours on the side of the turnpike in frigid temps awaiting a tow vehicle. we were enroute to a medical facility in texas for surgery on both of my wives eyes we had no time to do anything but change to a more dependable vehicle 2000 buick park ave and continue on our journey. i emailed three vw of america customer service officers, who turned my e mail report of the incident to a subordinate who wrote that my vehicle was out of warranty and they could not help me. 66,980 miles. this is a very dangerous reported condition that is going to take a fatality to get action..i understand europe safety board has already required a vw recall on this problem????????? *tr
01/14/20101000001
 While driving at 65 mph on route 80 in rockaway, nj, the car appeared to shift into neutral leaving me without forward acceleration. my dashboard transmission indicator lights started flashing. i was nearly missed by heavy traffic while attempting to get the car to the shoulder without any acceleration. i waited a few minutes restarted car, it went into gear and i pulled back onto the highway. in less than 500 feet the car repeated the above process and i once again had to safely navigate my way to the shoulder. at this time the car would not re-engage and i was towed to my local volkswagen dealership. *tr
01/04/20108800831
 My 2006 vw jetta tdi stopped moving while driving to work on jan 4th, 2010. there were no signs of issues prior to the break down. the engine was running fine, the prnds light on the dash were flashing and the car's transmission would not respond. after having the car towed to our local vw dealer we found that the transmission went in to fail safe mode due to a dsg system failure. per our service rep the mechatronic unit failed due to over heating. our vehicle is in-operable and the repair part needed will take 2 weeks or more to receive as there is a recall on the same part for the same failure for 2007-2009 vw's and audi's. our vehicle is out of warranty, vw denied that this issue is apart of the recall as our vin does not fit the recall list. they agreed to allow the repair under warranty pricing and pay half for the repair; this will cost me $1254 to repair their known issue. *tr
12/23/2009690001
 My 2006 jetta tdi has 69k miles on it. i bring it to the dealer for service routinely and baby the car. it spends nearly no time in traffic and has run well until last week. last week i heard a funny sound coming from the engine compartment. i brought it into the dealer. long story short, the flywheel had cracked and it will be over $2k for the flywheel. vw knows about this being a faulty part and i've heard they've had a full recall in other countries. i called vw of america and they refuse to pay for it because the car is slightly out of warranty. it is being repaired in the shop because i cannot afford to be without a car. luckily no one was hurt, because if i hadn't brought the car immediately in it could have stalled the car at high speeds (freeway) and ruined the entire drivetrain, causing an accident. again, vw knew this part has been faulty. there is a technical service bulletin on it. *tr
11/30/2009700001
 2006.5 volkswagen jetta tdi experiencing slow gear changes from park to reverse or park to first gear taking over 30 seconds to select gear electronically. shifting from lower gear to higher gear results in engine revving high before shift is actually made resulting in jerking vehicle motion or a stalled motor condition. slow speed maneuvering such as slow turns and partial stops results in the vehicle losing forward power for several seconds before the engine revs high again and shifts into gear. at 30 mph vehicle has dropped out of gear resulting in vehicle needing to be guided to the shoulder and powered off and back on before forward motion can be resumed. vehicle also will display flashing prnds display on dashboard on resuming forward motion resulting in the transmission to disengage and requires the vehicle to be stopped, shut off, and then powered back on. vehicle is exhibiting no mechanical noise, smell, or error codes in the computer. dealer has confirmed there is a malfunctioning mechatronic unit and vwoa has confirmed they will not cover under their recall campaign despite these symptoms leading to the campaign in question. volkswagen customer service has denied a further inquiry into the manufacturing dates of the mechatronics units and their technical revisions, only going off vehicle model years and build dates despite other 2006 owners reporting identical circumstances with their vehicles. technicians advised against further driving of the vehicle as there was significant risk of failure that may leave the vehicle immobile in traffic. technicians were also able to readily reconstruct the issue on their own proving this is not caused by driving style. repair cost of over $4000 to replace faulty part will need to be covered by the owner in order to resume normal operation on this vehicle. *tr
07/24/2009714911
 1st complaint odi #10278262 filed on 7/24/09 for 2006 jetta tdi: prior to the event listed below, we noticed that the car was not performing as it normally would. we were stopped at a traffic signal in a construction zone, light turned green proceeded to accelerate, car moved 10 feet, rpm went high and it was as if the car was in neutral. had enough momentum to reach the side of the road. prnd was lit up and flashing and the power steering system symbol had erratic flashing. tried park, neutral, reverse nothing happened. put the car in park and shut off engine. restarted engine and it allowed us to drive off. went approximately 10 miles driving at about 55 mph, thought we seen an animal and let off the accelerator. upon trying to accelerate, incident described above happened again, this time a check engine light appeared. before calling the dealer we did a search and came across this site. our vehicle had a dsg transmission service (for a cost of $286.75) at 43,703 miles and the car now has 71,491 miles. this vehicle also has a problem at times, that was reported to the dealer on june 5, 2007 and nothing was done about it, on cold start up, putting it in gear and having a very severe jerking, almost to the point that it might stall the engine. update 10-3-09: for fear of having another occurrence, the car was towed (70+ miles) to dealer in late august, diagnosis was it needed a new mechatronics unit. delivery time for part was over a month. talked to mechanic at vw, he recommended to not drive the car for safety reasons. late september was notified part was in, towed car a second time (70+ miles) to dealer where mechatron unit was replaced, at a cost to me of $1,826.10. some repair cost was picked up by vw. so far 100+ miles since repair - seems to be fine. this has not been a very pleasant experience. it is a serious safety issue and we just hope this resolved the issue. *tr
06/25/2009420001
 Tl*the contact owns a 2006 volkswagen jetta. while driving 75 mph the transmission slipped into neutral gear. a technician concluded that the transmission was performing normally. he then added that driving long distances in warmer weather conditions could cause the failure. the failure mileage was 42,000. the current mileage was 47,000. updated 10/21/09. *lj updated 10/20/09*jb
08/12/2009387571
 Car was on a terminal access ramp at an airport, at less than 20mph when it suddenly lost all motive power with the engine still running. the p-r-n-d-1-2 on the instrument cluster was flashing on and off and the transmission seemed to be stuck in neutral regardless of where the automatic transmission selector was placed. car had to be towed to a vw dealer and was diagnosed with a defective/ failed mechatronic unit car remained at dealership for six (6) weeks waiting for parts. car was returned on 09-23-2009 and appears to operate normally. *tr
08/20/20091050001
 My 2006 vw jetta tdi has a dsg transmission. this transmission has slipped out of gear twice while traveling on the interstate at interstate speeds. this is an automatic type transmission and should not be slipping out of gear. this has not resulted in an accident but i was required to move across 3 lanes of traffic only under my current forward momentum. luckily i was able to do so without incident. *tr
08/27/2009980001
 I have a 2006 volkswagen jetta tdi. recently, i have been experiencing transmission issues. the vehicle losses power in the transmission in the upper gears. consequently, i lose power while on the interstate at higher speeds. this has caused me to have to take evasive action to avoid causing crashes from cars behind me. i have taken the car to volkswagen as it is under warranty. the warranty company has made unreasonable demands that the dealership has not been able to fulfill. after a week, i have now taken it to aamco to have the transmission serviced. i believe it is the same transmission that has been recalled on the 2009 and 2010. *tr
08/10/2009993181
 Sudden transmission failure. while driving at various speeds, several times the transmission lost the gear and went to neutral. the car lost power and had to come to a complete stop. two times this occurred at highway speed where i had to make aggressive maneuvers to avoid a collision. *tr
07/13/20091430001
 Mass flywheel and clutch assembly failure. another volkswagen clutch problem to add to the list. why is the united states not doing anything about this like other countries have. are we not the most caring country in the world, i mean look how much money this government dishes out to people who don't deserve it. (car manufacturers who cant even make good on manufacturer defects. other countries issued vw to fix the problems. i even read a letter on this website that the problem did not find its way to the us because it was only in the passat. well the jetta's, beetle's, gli's and the golf's all have the same transmission that they are referring to in the letter. i mean the government in charge now wants us to be supported by the government so why does the government not do anything to protect us. they are to many cases like mine all over this site and the internet for ya'll not to do something. took the car in for service then was dropped with the 3900.00 dollar repair bill for this. *tr
05/19/20091000101
 Hi i boughtmy 06 tdi jetta 2 yrs ago it had 39,800 miles on it and now i see why it was traded in at 40,000 it needs a 560.00 service that i was not told about. my fault for not reading the whole manual . i was told by dealer that the dsg would need to be serviced at 100,000 miles and it would be good. i brought the car in for clattering noise several times and was told it was normal the car hesitated often and shifted poorly but since it was at the dealer i figured it was normal. the clatter got worse and by this time it was about due for its 100000 mile service but before i could get it in one day driving home from work it soulded like a bucket or bolts feel out from my car the clatter became severe and soon after the car left me sit on the side of the highway.i describe the problem and clatter noise to the dealer and all of a sudden they knew the problem exactly. they tell me its probably the clutches and it can't be rebuilt and then the service manager at young vw laughing a little tells me that i missed two services on the tranny when i bought the car with 39800 and then the car was brought in several times and no one ever told me their might be a problem until now the car sits and i need 5000.00 dollars to fix it. this transmission is a piece of
07/15/2009500001
 When i bought my 2006 vw jetta tdi the dsg transmission worked fine. at about 50,000 miles the transmission has progressively become rougher and rougher and is now bordering on unsafe. when i start moving from a complete stop the car jerks back and forth making it frightening to pull out into traffic. also the car slams into the lower gears when downshifting. sometimes when i press the gas pedal from a stop the car hesitates for a few seconds before slamming into gear. when backing up it is hard to control because of the surging. unfortunately my car is out of warranty and i cannot afford to spend $3000 to pay for vw to fix this know defect in the dsg transmission. *tr
07/09/2009520001
 2006 vw jetta turbodiesel with dsg transmission at 27k miles shifting unpredictably at highway speed. repaired by dealership, mechantronic failure. failed again at highway speed one month later, causing potential injury do to failure. six months later, flywheel explodes knocking hole in transmission and causing the vehicle lose all power and the engine to die. *tr
06/26/2009440001
 While driving a 2006 volkswagen jetta 2.0t with the dsg transmission the vehicle cut power (as if it was out of gas), only to regain power 2-5 seconds later. it was very hot, around 100 to 110 and i was driving on the freeway. it happened two or three more times but did not occur once the outside temp went below 90 deg. *tr
05/28/20091072351
 In march 2009 i took my 2006 vw jetta tdi in for its normal service point at 90k. i was asked by the dealer if i could bring the car back in because of a noise that was heard coming from the transmission. the dealer reported that they found nothing wrong. on may 28, 2009 i had a catastrophic failure of the dual mass flywheel in the dsg transmission. *tr
06/04/2009740081
 Power train:clutch assembly: took car in for 70k service and serp belt squealing. got a call back from dealer saying that in addition to the serp belt needing replaced, they found the flywheel needed replaced and it would cost $2100. never had any problems with this car, have got every service recommended in manual that came with car (which i bought brand new). furious at the $2100 the dealerships wants to charge me, i did some research and found that there have been an alarming number of other people that have this same problem. car is a automatic, not clutch, but has the slapstick option, i hate driving clutch, thus never switch over to clutch......so, how can the flywheel that has an internal clutch need replaced? manufacture default? i have not had work done yet, i am taking to 2 other places to get opinions and will take pictures of damage or documentation purposes. i do not drive the car in a racing style, i drive 60 miles round trip a day to work and home on county highways as i live in the country. so if i never use the clutch option and keep it in automatic mode at all times, how can the internal clutch have a problem? the dealer warned me that i cannot let the problem go on and must get fixed immediately or risk damage to the transmission and/or damage to myself & others driving on the road. *tr
05/11/2009704501
 I own a 2006 jetta tdi with 70,450 miles and just spent over $2,000 and four days of car rental replacing a dual mass flywheel. the vehicle began making noises and jerking at slow speeds when it turned 48,000 miles. i took it to the dealer where i bought it and they ran a computer test and found no problem. they test drove it found the same verdict and said that's how jetta diesels run. i asked them to check the transmission and they wouldn't because if they didn't find anything wrong, then they'd be out the money and i'd have to pay for it. they made some adjustments and returned the car. the noise gradually got louder, but after several regular maintenance visits, no a problems were noted. finally the noise and jerking was too much and i sent it in. the service manager immediately said it was the flywheel and needs to be replaced. he said we've done a lot of them. my flywheel was the defective sachs type as described in the tsb. unfortunately, my power train warranty expired at 50,000 miles and the bill was mine. grrrrr!! *tr
09/13/2005830001
 Power train, electrical and trim problems. *tr
12/15/2008500001
 Vw dealer at last service says my 2006 vw jetta tdi needs to have dmf, dual mass flywheel replaced. after researching on-line it appears to be a problem with many vw's with dsg transmission, and worthy of possible re-call. the car has an intermittent accelerator hesitation. it can occur when the engine is cold or hot. it seems to occur when it is rolling free at near 5 to 10 mph, and when the accelerator is pressed nothing happens for a couple seconds, then it catches and goes. i have had a couple near miss accidents and do not let other family members drive car because of safety and reliability concerns. *tr updated 06/08/10 *bf the consumer stated since filing this complain in dec 2008 on the dsg transmission, he also had to replace the dual mass flywheel for $1,681.62 at aamco transmission. he also learned that the mechatronix unit in the same dsg transmission needed to be replaced as well. updated 06/09/10.*jb
12/03/2008820001
 Took my 06 jetta tdi w/ dsg transmission to my vw dealer due to vibration and noise issue. dealer diagnosed dual mass flywheel catastrophic failure which punctured transmission housing. damage estimated at $7500. mileage is 82k. *tr
11/17/2008928001
 Car had a defective flywheel, a dangerous situation if failure were to happen at highway speeds! other country has recalled same problem! *tr
10/30/2008745001
 The volkwagen tdi 1.9l engine when coupled to the dsg( direct shift gear) transmission has an extremely high failure rate of the dmf (dual mass flywheel). failures have occurred between 10k and 100k miles. the internal construction of the flywheel is improper and will separate leading to the total failure of the unit. when the unit fails it causes a very specific and potentially deadly set of circumstances. the dmf can separate and then fracture into large shrapnel type pieces. this shrapnel will the cause the transmission and possibly the engine to seize. when the seizure occurs is causes the front tires to lock and subsequent loss of control of the vehicle resulting in possible injury or death. the shrapnel can also cause the failure of the transmission case resulting it the loss of pressurized transmission fluid. this fluid can contact the turbocharger and result in an under hood fire. catastrophic engine failure is common as well. vwa(volkswagen of america) is aware of this problem and has redesigned the dmf. the new design has not failed. the dmf has been recalled in the european union as a safety concern . vwa has been successful in not covering this repair under even it's standard warranty. no voluntary recall has been issued. i currently have an example of the failed part available. this model has the potential to cause injury or death on a large scale if not addressed. *tr
07/15/200670001
 2006 vw jetta tdi (turbodeisel) with dsg transmission: when car is parked on inclined surface with front end lower than rear end, car will not smoothly engage reverse gear. vehicle transmission will either not engage reverse gear at all, or without any warning will abruptly engage and catapult vehicle in reverse 4 to 5 feet even when gradually increasing engine revs. this is dangerous safety issue when backing out into parking lot lanes with oncoming traffic. also, vehicle continues to roll forward or reverse approximately 6 inches depending on incline when placed in park position and after brake released. *tr
08/08/2008140001
 My 2006 jetta 2.5 has an intermittent accelerator hesitation. it can occur when the engine is cold or hot. it seems to occur when it is rolling free at near 5 to 10 mph, and when the accelerator is pressed nothing happens for a second or two. then it catches and goes. *tr
01/15/2008150001
 At temperatures less than 15 degrees fahrenheit, my 2006 volkswagen jetta tdi with dsg transmission surges forward upon starting. this surge happens if the car is in park (p) or neutral (n). the surge is noticeable even with the parking brake set and standard braking system applied. this surge does not allow the car to start normally (e.g. stalls the engine). the surge happens only once during a cold start. afterward, the car starts and runs normally. *tr
12/27/200633001
 At 15f degrees or lower temperatures the volkswagen dsg transmission will impede the diesel engines ability to start, leaving the vehicle inoperable. vwag and vwoa has knowledge of this system defect providing no solution. vwoa continues to sell these defective vehicles. *tr
08/25/200755000112/25/2005
 Dual mass flywheel failure in transmission of 06 vw jetta tdi. the dmf has broken and is damaging the transmision of the car. attempting to get problem fixed. *jb updated 01-16-08. *kb updated *jb
07/03/2007334001
 At 65 mph there was a brief lockup of the front wheels, stalling of the engine followed by a loud mechanical grinding noise. stopped vehicle, popped hood, noted engine to shake violently to the extent that the oil dipstick came loose. brought vehicle to dealership. informed by service that failure is due to disintegration of the dual mass flywheel located between the engine and the automatic transmission. debris from the flywheel lead to destruction of the transmission housing. later, when talking to a mechanic, found out that this is the second jetta with the dsg automatic transmission that had a dmf failure in addition to three catastrophic dmf failures on manual transmission jettas). as this has the potential to lead to complete lockup of the front wheels at highway speeds with potentially dire consequences, i believe that this is a safety relevant issue that might warrant being addressed by nhtsa. *ak
05/03/20064010005/01/2006
 Tl*- the contact stated that after driving the 2006 volkswagen tdi diesel and coming to a stop she put the vehicle in park and the vehicle continued to roll about 4-6 inches further. the contact stated that this was a safety problem, if someone were in front of the vehicle it could hit him/her. this was noticed after buying the vehicle. the contact took the vehicle to the dealership and was informed that there was no adjustment to be made on the vehicle. the contact took the vehicle to another dealership called wallace volkswagen in tennessee. he stated that the service manager was waiting for a volkswagen representative to come in to the dealership and have him look at the vehicle. the sales manager informed the contact that this was a problem. the failure mileage was 40 miles and the current mileage was 24,800.*ak consumer states while getting oil change the dealer was notified of the problem by adjusting cable on gear shift but to no avail the problem is still yet to be fixed. 4/23/07*tr
02/07/2007140006
 When starting in drive, at a stop light, car does not accelerate as it would normally would, but just creeps forward from 3 to 10 seconds, then it begins to accelerate normally. *jb
11/02/2006140110/30/2006
 2006 vw jetta tdi automatic. stopped at stop light. when light turned green the car would go but would not shift. pulled off road and tried to restart. after restart car would not move. car has been in shop for 20 calendar days at this point. *jb
07/25/2006100010006/27/2006
 There is a design flaw in the engine/transmission of my 2006 jetta tdi. always when rolling slowly and sometimes from a standing stop, pressing hard on the accelerator to pull out into traffic there is a 1-2 second lag before anything happens. it is as if the engine totally bogs down and then catches sometimes throwing your head back, but more importantly delaying the acceleration. i had purchased this vehicle for a 16 year old child, but cannot let him drive it for this reason. *jb
03/04/200610207102/23/2006
 I have a 06' jetta it has 10,000 miles on it and has had several problems. 1. stero broke after 2 mo. and 6 cd's were stuck in damaged cd player and i still have not recieved them back like i was told after 4 months of being fixed. 2.paint was peeling off front bumper, was repaired. 3. back center console would not stay in place. 4.steering wheel makes sqeaking noise when turned to the right. 5.hazard button fell into dash. 6.paint is now peeling again. 7.chrome on wheel is peeling. 8.a brand new transmission had to be put in after 3 attempts of fixing it vw tech support told the valencia service department to just replace it. 9.when replacing the transmission the service department noticed that the drive shaft which is holding the axel spinndeles and wheels altogether to the steering wheel. the bolt was stripped and tech support said it was a factory malfunction and unsafe to drive unless fixed .we came to find out the squeaking noise from the steering wheel was due to this problem. *nm
03/26/20061477102/24/2006
 Afer 1477 miles, the transmission on my 2006 tdi jetta failed. it has been in the shop for 1 week and the dealer tells me it will take another 2 weeks before the parts come in. i called vw and they said they would discuss arbitration after the car was fixed. they would not take the car back. that's vw quality and service for a $27k car. *nm
POWER TRAIN - AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION - GEAR POSITION INDICATION (PRNDL)
03/12/20074500211/01/2006
 The car jumps into gear and lurches because of a hydraulic brake switch in the master cylinder that appears to tick or be delayed in transmitting the on /ff signal to the accelerator circuit which during the delay appears unresponsive as it is designed not to alow accellerating in gear while the brake is on. when the brake switch turns off , delayed up to 5 seconds, the car lurches forward as the driver expects that the accelerator is not working and keeps preassing on the gas. this lurch is very unsagfe and caused by a sticky or delayed brake switch. i have had the switch replaced once already but all of the switches appear to behave in the same unsafe, delayed manner.*ak to reproduce the delay, put an automatic transmission 2006 jetta tdi into drive and watch the foot on brake indicator on the dashborad turn off 1-5 seconds after the foot is taken off the brake.
POWER TRAIN - CLUTCH ASSEMBLY
08/12/2008230001
 At 23,000 miles, without warning, no initial signs of concern, clutch fails, depressed to the floor without the ability to return. my misfortune happened exactly how the other numerous complainants did. found vw technical bulletin #2016615 dated 11/05/07 described as 'clutch, friction material flaw' (sachs manufactured only) notes only sachs clutch plates are affected by this flaw and therefore only issues with the sachs clutch plate will be covered under this technical bulletin. there are no known friction material flaws with luk clutch plate or pressure plate.' bulletin extends the warranty on these parts an extra 4 years / 50000 miles. my clutch plate happens to be a luk...after reading the scores of complaints about clutches going out at 10-50k miles, i don't know what's true anymore...my suspicion is that maybe the problem is really with the luk manufactured clutch plate and that the technical bulletin was issued covering the sachs brand to avoid having to warrant the luk brand. *tr updated 09/18/08. *jb
05/01/2008106/01/2006
 Letter from senator on behalf of constituent, regarding his concerns with the 2006 volkswagen jetta. *nj the consumer stated the clutch started slipping. the dealer informed the consumer that the 5-speed vehicles were made with a defective clutch plate, but the transmission would have to be removed to determine if the vehicle had the defective part. the dealer stated if the vehicle did not have the defective part, the consumer would be charged $500 in labor fees for removing the transmission. *jb
04/19/200840362105/13/2006
 My 2006 vw jetta tdi clutch went out while driving on the highway. the clutch was depressed all the way to the floor and would not come back up. i pulled it back up and it would not go back down. clutch was never spongy beforehand and just went out with no prior indication of a problem. called the dealership and they said it was not covered under warranty (car has approx 40,000 miles). after doing research and finding out others have same problem i will be complaining to dealership to have it covered. i am a student and my husband is in the army we don't have $2000 to pay for such a repair, that was not caused by normal wear and tear. *tr
04/08/200839012106/23/2006
 I am the owner of a 2006 volkswagen jetta tdi 5-speed with 39,000 miles. my vehicle was manufactured in mexico in january of 2006, and i purchased it in june of 2006. this week, the clutch started slipping and it warranted a visit to the local vw dealership service department. the service department informed me that many 2006 vw jetta tdi 5-spd vehicles were made with a defective clutch plate, but they would have to remove my transmission to determine whether or not my vehicle had the defective part. they informed me that if my vehicle did not have the defective part, they would charge me nearly $500 in labor fees for removing the transmission for inspection. i should not have to pay to have my vehicle inspected to determine whether it has the defective part, nor should i have to drive my vehicle when this clutch has been failing prematurely. upon further investigation, i found numerous complaints about this clutch plate on the nhtsa website. i also found 88 pages on one forum alone (http://forums.tdiclub.com/showthread.php?t=137014) about this part and the clutch/flywheel assembly failing prematurely. many of these people were forced to pay for a new clutch at a cost of over $2000.00. some were replaced under warranty. this clutch plate and the corresponding assembly has been recalled because of safety concerns in many countries except for the united states. i fear having my clutch fail when i need the engine to be engaged. if i were to have a sudden loss of power, it could easily cause an accident and endanger myself and the occupants of my vehicle. is there anything that can be done to bring this problem to the surface, and prompt an investigation by the nhtsa to look into this known safety issue? these defective parts need to be recalled at no cost to the consumer. it seems that nhtsa is ignoring this matter at the consumer's expense, and the automakers benefit. *tr
03/17/200854754112/23/2007
 2006 jetta tdi. dmf and clutch failure after 54,000 mi of normal driving. car stuck in gear while driving, unable to stop and go. not covered under extended warranty. described as normal wear and tear. cheap dual mass flywheel and clutch components! *tr
02/21/2008336501
 I recently purchased a 2006 vw tdi used, with 33k miles. after one day of ownership the clutch pedal went the floor. i pulled the pedal up with my toe, and got it to engage one more time, then back to the floor. after that, the car wouldn't pull itself in any gear. the car never slipped, vibrated, etc., no symptoms of a wore clutch, just instant failure. i called vw roadside assistance, and vw towed it to a dealer 3hours away. before the dealer tore into it they called me and said that if it is due to clutch wear/abuse that it would not be covered. after some research here on tdiclub, i found that dmf, and clutch failures were very common and generally warranted. i told the dealer to go ahead and tear into the car to find out more. today i get a call and they tell me that the clutch is wore out, and that it is not covered. the advisor on the phone said that half the clutch on one side is almost completely gone, and the other side is completely gone. and if i come pick it now, i will only be out $550, or i can have them do the repair for $1800. i told him to not do anything yet, and that i would call him back tomorrow with an answer. the service advisor was very nice, and as helpful as he could be, but could not warranty the clutch or repair. *tr
12/29/200735767107/31/2006
 No symptoms prior to failure. while exiting freeway, clutch stopped operating between gears, while downshifting. could not get car back into gear and had to stop in middle of multi lane offramp, pointing slightly uphill. clutch pedal would come only half way up. clutch could not be engaged enough to start engine. aaa was called and arrived after 20 minutes, during which time car remained in offramp. car was towed to dealer and left over long new year's weekend. dealer service department informed me, once they looked at it, that the clutch had failed and that i would have to pay for it as it was out of warranty. i agreed to the service since this is my only vehicle. i was charged $1,863. for the service, which included replacement of the flywheel. i complained that the flywheel was part of the engine, and should be covered under warranty. i was directed to call volkswagen and submit a complaint. i asked to retain the parts so that i could see what had gone wrong. the next day, before calling volkswagen, i discovered from an independent source that volkswagen has had a technical service bulletin out on the clutch since november 2007. after verifying from the parts that i was covered, i informed the dealership. i have been told they are cutting me a check to repay what i spent on the replacement. *tr
01/15/2008339001
 Was exiting the highway and depressed the clutch. the clutch went to the floor and i was unable to shift gears. i was able to get the vehicle in neutral and get to the side of the road. i have learned this is a common problem with premature failure of clutches on 2006 volkswagen jetta tdis. *tr
11/16/200717000106/28/2007
 I purchased a brand new 2006 jetta tdi (standard shift); at the time of this incident the vehicle had approx. 17,000 miles on it. i was driving on the highway and upon downshifting the clutch failed and the vehicle was stuck in gear; i was unable to take the car out of gear or change speed. this incident led me to have to drive the vehicle off to the side of the highway while being unable to safely control the vehicle. upon further investigation it appears that this has been a common problem with sachs clutches from volkswagen. clearly, without a recall, this is puts many drivers in an extremely unsafe situation. the dealer repaired this problem for no cost; however, they were unaware that this problem is common and that vw has recently released a service bulletin regarding the failing clutches. a recall is the answer; however, vw so far has not had to issue one. *tr
09/06/200735000108/24/2006
 Just had the dual mass flywheel and clutch replaced @ 40,000 miles which is crazy. clutch was slipping and after hearing about the transmissions destroyed when the dmf comes apart, i spent $1,400.00 cdn to replace it. ive driven clutches all my life (33 years) and never had to replace a clutch before 200,000 miles. *tr
08/27/200725456104/30/2006
 2006 jetta tdi made in mexico in 01/06. purchased 04/06. car was always difficult to drive from a standing start. clutch seemed to lock up prematurely. many times this causes the engine to stall. at ~25,000 miles the clutch started slipping on the highway. there is overwhelming evidence among other vw jetta tdi owners that this is a sign of premature dual mass flywheel failure. there are two scenarios that make this failure a serious safety risk to the driver and any passengers: 1. slippage of the clutch at high speeds causes loss of speed control while merging or passing. 2. locking of the clutch from a standing start can cause the engine to stall possibly leaving the car in the way of other traffic. i am in contact with the dealer to get this failed dmf replaced before there are any serious injuries or property damage. *tr
08/23/200723000106/22/2006
 Experienced clutch failure in my 2006 vw jetta tdi at 23k miles (at least 10k highway miles). car had a lifetime history of less than smooth take-off (from stand still to 1st gear). first sign of major problem was total clutch failure (pedal stuck to floor, unable to shift) after about 30 min. in stop-and-go traffic on interstate in road construction zone. this is a safety issue: this failure causes driver to lose the ability to accelerate and has potential to cause high speed crash in heavy traffic merging conditions. this is also a known issue: online reading quickly reveals that the dual mass flywheel & clutch assembly has been problematic for some time, and this particular issue is found in the 2005.5 & 2006 jetta tdi. three examples of evidence for this are: #1. to date, 46 members of the online forum tdiclub.com have experienced this low mileage clutch and/or flywheel failure. #2. vw has had recalls in both finland and australia for same/similar issues. #3. the product description of single mass flywheel & clutch advertised at dieselgeek.com states:
08/16/200723740108/02/2006
 Clutch and flywheel failed at 23,740 miles. sudden failure, without warning. caused the car to come to a complete stop, pulled the clutch pedal to the floor.
08/22/200735500102/18/2006
 Had the dual mass flywheel come apart. dealer replaced flywheel, clutch plate, bolts, a bearing, and a support under warranty. this seems to be a systemic problem.
08/27/200729960003/16/2007
 There is a list of problems i've had with this car. first the odometer reads 5-7 miles higher than my actual speed, and the radio reception and volume oscillates randomly. the entire car starts to shake the longer at a stop; say in traffic or even at a long red light. it's even worse on an a hill, both incline and decline. the friction point changes randomly which makes it quite easy to stall out the car from a starting position. when one turns the wheel to go around a turn the front of the car produces a deep groaning sound. the paint is also chipping off randomly; and i hand wax and wash this vehicle myself; so it makes no sense since it's only a year old. the top coat is actually pealing off on parts of the car. i took it into the dealer and they updated the software on the radio; and i'm currently waiting for the flywheel to be replaced, the part hasn't come in yet.
08/01/200729000109/29/2006
 Dual mass flywheel leaking from center hub clutch failure. *tr
07/25/200748000206/25/2007
 Only 48,000 miles on the car and the clutch/flywheel are shot. according to an independent trans shop this is the second time its been rebuilt with vw parts. *jb
12/22/200615000112/23/2005
 Faulty clutch and flywheel. flywheel blew apart and destroyed clutch. the incident nearly caused an accident which could have possibly killed my entire family. *jb
07/25/200758000107/26/2006
 Flywheel and clutch catastrophic failure. clutch pedal went completely to floor and engine seized up. clutch would not disengage engine and was seized up. driver was operating vehicle at low speed when failure occurred. if failure had happened at highway speeds it likely would have resulted in high-speed wreck. *tr
02/11/20071000203/30/2006
 Clutch assembly in both my 2006 vw jetta's had to be replaced, because of incorrect assembly at plant. one is running well, the other one is still not running properly. *tr
07/28/200743700107/25/2007
 Clutch in my 2006 jetta tdi (manufactured 02/06) went out while driving down the highway at 70 mph. i lost ability to shift gears and vehicle is currently at the dealership for repairs. dealer says that it is the clutch but from what i have researched these cars (manufactured before 03/06) have a faulty dual mass flywheel that comes apart and then tears up the clutch. *jb
07/25/2007201001
 I went to stop at a light pushed in my clutch and when it got to the floor it clicked ever so quietly and wouldn't return to engaged position. i pulled the clutch pedal back up off the floor and now it can't be pushed more than 3/4 of the way to the floor and if you try while the engine is running you get an awful grinding noise. clutch plate flew apart. *jb
07/20/200641000101/02/2006
 Clutch flywheel problems with my 2006 jetta tdi. left me stranded on highway with only 41 k miles on it. the vehicle is in the shop and under review. i'm concerned over the number of clutch failures at such low mileage. i am very gentle with my clutch. *tr
11/30/200622000112/31/2005
 After about 22,000 miles the engine started losing power, and the clutch started making noises and vibrations upon engaging/disengaging. the first time it happened we were driving on the interstate, so the loss of power was really dangerous. the dealership replaced the whole flywheel and clutch assembly. *ak
06/14/200720000105/01/2006
 I was driving my 2006 vw jetta tdi on freeway doing about 60 mph when i needed to down shift from traffic and when depressing the clutch it stuck to the floor managed to get to the side of the road called dealer i bought the car from. then told me to try to pull up the clutch pedal and if so try pumping the clutch and if feels good then give it a try. so i did ,the pedal cam up, i pumped it felt ok i just started the car , slowly released the clutch the car shot forward and died with a clunk. so i had the car towed to the nearest dealer ( not mine ). talking to the service rep he told me their has been a problem with these clutches and they had done eight of the same year and model under warranty . i called to see if it was ready they told me it is not covered under warranty and that the car was ready to be picked up and i owed them $2700.00 for the repairs ie; new clutch, pressure plate, flywheel and bearing. i complained to no avail. my car has 20,000 miles and other problems they have not figured out yet. *tr
04/28/200712000103/31/2007
 Around 12-13k mi a lot of strange vibration appeared on the clutch pedals, a lot of pulsation during take offs and shifts, slight grinding noice during shifts, vibration from the engine compartment and the shift leaverage at around 2k rpm. makes it easy to stall especialy during hot days. dealer identify the problem as the failing dmf and throw-out bearing and possibly a spring/pressure plate. the clutch disk itself was not slipping.
06/17/200726000205/26/2006
 I was driving on i-80, i moved to the off ramp , and when i pushed the clutch, it went all the way down to the floor. the 2006 jetta tdi with 26 000 miles now needed a new clutch and flywheel, $1700 repair bill. the new clutcha nd flywheel were not the same as the original. the replacement parts have been upgraded by volkwagen, why? maybe the original clutch was defective. or volkswagen did not take into account the added torque of the new pd engine. very annoying. *ak
03/19/20078382207/08/2006
 Clutch has failed twice while driving. first time march 2007 at 8,000 miles. clutch and flywheel replaced and failed again may 2007 at 10,000 miles. *tr
05/16/2007310002
 Tl*the contact owns a 2006 volkswagen jetta. the contact stated that she felt the vehicle's clutch slipping while driving 5 mph. the dealer stated that the clutch assembly needed replacing. the contact stated that she experienced the clutch slipping, difficulty switching gears, and the vehicle has stalled since the vehicle was purchased. the vin, purchase date, and engine size were unknown. the current mileage is 33,000 and failure mileage was 31,000.
05/10/2007407/13/2006
 Our 2006 volkswagen tdi was towed to the dealer again yesterday for clutch problems. at 2 months with 5,000 miles the clutch would intermittently not engage. was able to drive it to dealer , and dealer replaced master cylinder, bleed system and reassembled. at 6 months, with 15,000 miles the clutch failed, stranding us along the highway. had it towed to the dealer, who removed the transmission, and inspected dual mass flywheel. slipped throw out, bearing came apart, the fork for bearing slid into pressure plate. replaced flywheel, clutch plate, pressure throw out bearing fork and spring. - at 9 months with 20,000 miles transmission whined in third gear and had a harsh shift in all gears. while driving to dealer the car popped out of gear. dealer found transmission leaking fluid from bell housing. called volkswagen, and was told to check for cracks in case. removed case ,and inspected for cracks. had hairline cracks. removed and replaced transmission, and reassembled and added fluid. this repair took the longest as the dealer has to wait for parts. the car was at the dealer this time for over three weeks. 4- 10 months with 22,000 miles three weeks after last repair we were again stranded at the side of the road. at a stop sign depressed clutch, put car in first, started to move and car made a loud noise and clutch was dead again. towed to dealer ,and we are waiting to hear again from them. both my husband and i have been driving stick shift for over 20 years each. our dealer has never suggested that we don't know how to drive a stick shift although i have seen online this was often said as soon as the clutch went out. everything so far has been replaced at no cost to us. the manual transmission was very unreliable, and in heavy traffic it could easily lead to an accident. luckily, while we drive many miles it was mostly country highways. *ak
02/23/2007111/17/2005
 Clutch flywheel problems with my 2006 jetta tdi. left me stranded on highway with only 37 k miles on it. dealer says not covered under warranty as wear and tear, this is the second time it has needed to be replaced in 1 year. we were exiting off of a highway and the clutch stayed depressed stuck to the floor and the transmission was not working. *nm
12/15/20068950108/19/2006
 My 2006 tdi seems to have had a clutch failure at 8950 miles. i was sitting in traffic and the engine started smoking and giving off a large amount of noxious fumes and wouldn't accelerate. i waited for towing outside on the freeway in sub-zero temperature. it was a saturday so waited until monday for it to go to the shop. the dealer says they were unable to re-create the problem and sent me off with the fail-prone car. i am very unhappy with volkswagen, if this is their idea of customer satisfaction. *jb
11/27/200618777107/01/2006
 1. 2006 vw jetta tdi 5-speed: clutch filed to operate at 18,000 miles, slipping & burning 2. 2006 vw jetta tdi 5-speed: clutch and dual mass flywheel failed at 18,000 miles 3. dealer replace at cost of $2,500. dealer stated not covered under warranty, filed complaint with vw of america. damaged parts available for inspection. *jb
09/29/2006289109/22/2006
 Traveling in stop and go traffic on an upgrade toward george washington bridge. i stepped on clutch to shift but could not. the clutch pedal was nailed to the floor. i coasted into a gas station and turned off engine. the smell of clutch burning was very pronounced. the vw roadside assistance would not tow me anywhere but to the nearest dealer or anywhere else for that matter unless under 15 miles. i would have to pay for any towing beyond that. the car was ultimately towed to the dealer from whom the car was purchased. vwoa covered the replacement clutch only as a courtesy one time. they said the clutch was not covered by the warranty. i had the car for one week. it had 289 miles total! i am concerned that the vehicle is not actually fixed and that vwoa knows the clutch assembly is inadequate for the car. the old parts are not available as far as i know. i am not sure at this time what parts other than the clutch plate and flywheel were replaced. *jb
09/18/20067500111/25/2005
 I had to come to a complete stop to not rear end a car that was not moving. when i put on the brakes so forcefully, it apparently messed up my transmission and clutch. i couldn't get my car into gear. i had to have the car towed to vw of van nuys where the service agent said it was my fault that the clutch was burnt out, even though i only had 7500 miles on the car. after researching this problem on the internet, it appears to be a problem with this car regarding the clutch. i was able to talk the dealership into covering this with my warranty but felt it's important to let you guys know because i'm not the only one who is having this problem. *jb
09/05/200612469105/10/2006
 2006 volkswagen jetta tdi with 12,469 miles had complete clutch failure. center of the clutch was completely blown out. volkswagen replaced as we were only 469 miles over warranty but upon investigation there seems to be a design flaw in the clutch which volkswagen will not acknowledge. *nm
06/24/200642000108/10/2005
 The clutch on my husbands 2006 jetta tdi is going out. it only has 44, 000 miles on it. he has owned six manual transmission cars in the past, never having to replace a clutch in less than 110,000 and even then it was not the clutch worn out but the throw out bearing fell apart. we have done several searches on the internet on vw tdi clutches. one thing we found out is that this is a common problem with 2005.5 and early 2006. vw of europe has issued recalls on the 2006 passat tdi only sold overseas. i believe that the same clutch was used in the early 2006 jettas. audi has issued a recall on there a3 with the tdi engine that was produced from june of 2003 till the end of 2004. on 6/24/2005 the los angeles times reports that vw is recalling 44,000 of its touran vans worldwide to fix a clutch problem. i have found several complaints on www.uk-mkiv.net where the golf and jetta are referred to as mkv or the 5th edition and on www.audi-sport.net for the audi a3 tdi and on www.tdiclub.com and http://forums.vwvortex.com. also there is a reuters news report dated june 29, 2006 that states the passat recall and makes mention of earlier recalls for the golf, golf plus, jetta and touran. vw sells far more tdi diesel cars in europe so it would be advantageous for then to issue a recall there. all of the cars that have problems have the dual mass flywheel and most are tdi diesel cars. volkswagen is blaming the owners because it does not have a large number of the tdi vehicles in the usa and has no 2007 tdi diesel cars due to emissions requirements. when many are experienced manual transmission drivers that have not had clutch problems with other vehicles. while the foreign cars are not exactly the same most share many common parts from the same manufacturers. *jb
07/25/200643252108/11/2005
 The clutch on my 2006 vw jetta tdi has started to fail. the car has 43,000 highway miles on it. i have read several complaints on the clutch failing on 2006's due to not being built heavy enough to withstand the additional torque of the new tdi engine. lujak's vw in davenport, ia told me the repair would cost $1300 to $2500 and that generally speaking vw will not warranty this problem after 12,000 miles. *jb
02/06/200612120108/01/2005
 Dt*: the contact stated while driving 50mph and approaching a yield, the clutch was depressed. the clutch stuck to the floor of the vehicle causing the vehicle to loose all transmission function. the vehicle coasted to the side of the road and was towed to the dealer. the dealer determined the transmission failure was due to driver error. the vehicle was then towed to an independent repair shop for further inspection. the repair shop personnel determined the flywheel had broken causing the clutch pressure plate to break. the manufacturer was alerted and no repairs were made.
POWER TRAIN - CLUTCH ASSEMBLY - PEDAL/LINKAGE
06/01/20071105/26/2006
 Grinding sound when clutch pedelal is deessed, shuddering at take off. dealer and vw will not warranty at 29000 miles cost of a new clutch $2500. *ak
POWER TRAIN - DRIVELINE
07/15/200730000
 A rattling noise was heard from the engine area starting at about 50,000 km. i thought at first it was a loose exhaust component. the car has been maintained since new by a dealer here in eastern canada. my request to check the noise at each dealer service did not identify the problem. i did not press the issue because it could only be heard at idle, outside the car. well after the car was out of warranty, i discovered the source of the noise to be the dual mass flywheel. this turns out to be a widely known problem and the dealer should have identified it for a warranty replacement. i have ordered a new oem flywheel (not from vw) and will be replacing it myself, as i did with the faulty camshaft last year (also a well known deficiency in this vehicle). this is a manufacturing defect that could result in serious injury or death and should be the subject of a recall.
07/15/200730000
 A rattling noise was heard from the engine area starting at about 50,000 km. i thought at first it was a loose exhaust component. the car has been maintained since new by a dealer here in eastern canada. my request to check the noise at each dealer service did not identify the problem. i did not press the issue because it could only be heard at idle, outside the car. well after the car was out of warranty, i discovered the source of the noise to be the dual mass flywheel. this turns out to be a widely known problem and the dealer should have identified it for a warranty replacement. i have ordered a new oem flywheel (not from vw) and will be replacing it myself, as i did with the faulty camshaft last year (also a well known deficiency in this vehicle). this is a manufacturing defect that could result in serious injury or death and should be the subject of a recall.
07/15/200730000
 A rattling noise was heard from the engine area starting at about 50,000 km. i thought at first it was a loose exhaust component. the car has been maintained since new by a dealer here in eastern canada. my request to check the noise at each dealer service did not identify the problem. i did not press the issue because it could only be heard at idle, outside the car. well after the car was out of warranty, i discovered the source of the noise to be the dual mass flywheel. this turns out to be a widely known problem and the dealer should have identified it for a warranty replacement. i have ordered a new oem flywheel (not from vw) and will be replacing it myself, as i did with the faulty camshaft last year (also a well known deficiency in this vehicle). this is a manufacturing defect that could result in serious injury or death and should be the subject of a recall.
07/15/200730000
 A rattling noise was heard from the engine area starting at about 50,000 km. i thought at first it was a loose exhaust component. the car has been maintained since new by a dealer here in eastern canada. my request to check the noise at each dealer service did not identify the problem. i did not press the issue because it could only be heard at idle, outside the car. well after the car was out of warranty, i discovered the source of the noise to be the dual mass flywheel. this turns out to be a widely known problem and the dealer should have identified it for a warranty replacement. i have ordered a new oem flywheel (not from vw) and will be replacing it myself, as i did with the faulty camshaft last year (also a well known deficiency in this vehicle). this is a manufacturing defect that could result in serious injury or death and should be the subject of a recall.
10/14/201090000
 2006 volkswagen jetta tdi dual mass flywheel is failing. sound from bell housing getting louder. other owners report drivetrain lockup when failing. problem appears to be higher than normal incident rate.
10/14/201090000
 2006 volkswagen jetta tdi dual mass flywheel is failing. sound from bell housing getting louder. other owners report drivetrain lockup when failing. problem appears to be higher than normal incident rate.
10/14/201090000
 2006 volkswagen jetta tdi dual mass flywheel is failing. sound from bell housing getting louder. other owners report drivetrain lockup when failing. problem appears to be higher than normal incident rate.
10/14/201090000
 2006 volkswagen jetta tdi dual mass flywheel is failing. sound from bell housing getting louder. other owners report drivetrain lockup when failing. problem appears to be higher than normal incident rate.
10/14/201090000
 2006 volkswagen jetta tdi dual mass flywheel is failing. sound from bell housing getting louder. other owners report drivetrain lockup when failing. problem appears to be higher than normal incident rate.
01/02/2010669801
 January 2nd 2010 my wife and i were in our 2006 vw jetta tdi traveling south on the kansas turnpike from topeka, kansas. the vehicle was in cruise at 70mph it was 7:30am clear with temp of minus 2 degree's. approximately 35 miles south of topeka, the vehicle suddenly dropped down to 5th gear a sudden and abrupt bang noise was heard it seemed that the front wheels locked for a brief moment. my wife had just unclipped her seat belt to get something from the back seat when this occurred. this locking of the front wheels slammed her against the dash and front door post. i regained control of the vehicle and maneuvered it to the side of the turnpike. there was a rattling in the transmission area several months before when i had it at a dealership for transmission fluid change. i had asked them to check the rattle? when i picked up the vehicle it was still rattling, i thought it to be ok. however after this incident, i have been investigating the internet and found several dual mass flywheel failures with this vehicle and the dsg transmission, however vw america has done nothing about it. if i had been in heavy traffic it would have certainly caused a terrible accident, when it locked up the front drive wheel, we were lucky my wife only had a very badly bruised side, arm and back. we then spent two hours on the side of the turnpike in frigid temps awaiting a tow vehicle. we were enroute to a medical facility in texas for surgery on both of my wives eyes we had no time to do anything but change to a more dependable vehicle 2000 buick park ave and continue on our journey. i emailed three vw of america customer service officers, who turned my e mail report of the incident to a subordinate who wrote that my vehicle was out of warranty and they could not help me. 66,980 miles. this is a very dangerous reported condition that is going to take a fatality to get action..i understand europe safety board has already required a vw recall on this problem????????? *tr
10/30/2008745001
 The volkwagen tdi 1.9l engine when coupled to the dsg( direct shift gear) transmission has an extremely high failure rate of the dmf (dual mass flywheel). failures have occurred between 10k and 100k miles. the internal construction of the flywheel is improper and will separate leading to the total failure of the unit. when the unit fails it causes a very specific and potentially deadly set of circumstances. the dmf can separate and then fracture into large shrapnel type pieces. this shrapnel will the cause the transmission and possibly the engine to seize. when the seizure occurs is causes the front tires to lock and subsequent loss of control of the vehicle resulting in possible injury or death. the shrapnel can also cause the failure of the transmission case resulting it the loss of pressurized transmission fluid. this fluid can contact the turbocharger and result in an under hood fire. catastrophic engine failure is common as well. vwa(volkswagen of america) is aware of this problem and has redesigned the dmf. the new design has not failed. the dmf has been recalled in the european union as a safety concern . vwa has been successful in not covering this repair under even it's standard warranty. no voluntary recall has been issued. i currently have an example of the failed part available. this model has the potential to cause injury or death on a large scale if not addressed. *tr
04/20/2008340001
 Premature failure of clutch. *tr
POWER TRAIN - DRIVELINE - DRIVESHAFT
05/12/201065000
 Tl*the contact owns a 2006 volkswagen jetta. while driving at various speeds, the contact heard noises within the vehicle was idling. when driving, he noticed that the transmission was not shifting properly. the vehicle was taken to an authorized dealership where the dual mass fly wheel was repaired. the contact referenced recall 09v164000 (power train: driveline: driveshaft) as related to the failure he experienced. the current mileage was approximately 68,000. the failure mileage was approximately 65,000.
POWER TRAIN - MANUAL TRANSMISSION
08/03/201163000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2006 volkswagen jetta tdi. the contact stated that while driving at highway speeds, the clutch suddenly failed and depressed straight to the floor. the vehicle was towed to an authorized dealer and they advised the contact that the clutch needed to be replaced. the vehicle had not been repaired. the manufacturer had not been notified. the failure and current mileages were approximately 63,000. the vin was unavilable. sm.
08/03/201163000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2006 volkswagen jetta tdi. the contact stated that while driving at highway speeds, the clutch suddenly failed and depressed straight to the floor. the vehicle was towed to an authorized dealer and they advised the contact that the clutch needed to be replaced. the vehicle had not been repaired. the manufacturer had not been notified. the failure and current mileages were approximately 63,000. the vin was unavilable. sm.
08/03/201163000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2006 volkswagen jetta tdi. the contact stated that when driving at highway speeds the clutch suddenly failed and went straight to the floor. the vehicle was towed to a dealer and they advised him that the clutch needed to be replaced. the vehicle has not been repaired. the manufacturer has not been contacted. the failure and current mileages were approximately 63,000. the vin was unavilable. tb
08/03/201163000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2006 volkswagen jetta tdi. the contact stated that when driving at highway speeds the clutch suddenly failed and went straight to the floor. the vehicle was towed to a dealer and they advised him that the clutch needed to be replaced. the vehicle has not been repaired. the manufacturer has not been contacted. the failure and current mileages were approximately 63,000. the vin was unavilable. tb
08/03/201163000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2006 volkswagen jetta tdi. the contact stated that when driving at highway speeds the clutch suddenly failed and went straight to the floor. the vehicle was towed to a dealer and they advised him that the clutch needed to be replaced. the vehicle has not been repaired. the manufacturer has not been contacted. the failure and current mileages were approximately 63,000. the vin was unavilable. tb
01/03/201162000
 2006 vw jetta tdi : re: critical clutch failure on highway that could cause serious crash. clutch complete failed at 62,000 miles - clutch went to floor and would not pop back out. completely unusable and stuck in traffic and unable to shift gears. had to have vehicle towed to dealer. 46 other complaints of this same issue at www.aboutautomobile.com/complaint.2006/volkswagen/jetta/clutch
01/03/201162000
 2006 vw jetta tdi : re: critical clutch failure on highway that could cause serious crash. clutch complete failed at 62,000 miles - clutch went to floor and would not pop back out. completely unusable and stuck in traffic and unable to shift gears. had to have vehicle towed to dealer. 46 other complaints of this same issue at www.aboutautomobile.com/complaint.2006/volkswagen/jetta/clutch
01/03/201162000
 2006 vw jetta tdi : re: critical clutch failure on highway that could cause serious crash. clutch complete failed at 62,000 miles - clutch went to floor and would not pop back out. completely unusable and stuck in traffic and unable to shift gears. had to have vehicle towed to dealer. 46 other complaints of this same issue at www.aboutautomobile.com/complaint.2006/volkswagen/jetta/clutch
01/03/201162000
 2006 vw jetta tdi : re: critical clutch failure on highway that could cause serious crash. clutch complete failed at 62,000 miles - clutch went to floor and would not pop back out. completely unusable and stuck in traffic and unable to shift gears. had to have vehicle towed to dealer. 46 other complaints of this same issue at www.aboutautomobile.com/complaint.2006/volkswagen/jetta/clutch
12/01/201069000
 69000mile cluch failure seems to be common place but no recall or offer to assist in the cost of repairs
01/03/201162000
 2006 vw jetta tdi : re: critical clutch failure on highway that could cause serious crash. clutch complete failed at 62,000 miles - clutch went to floor and would not pop back out. completely unusable and stuck in traffic and unable to shift gears. had to have vehicle towed to dealer. 46 other complaints of this same issue at www.aboutautomobile.com/complaint.2006/volkswagen/jetta/clutch
12/01/201069000
 69000mile cluch failure seems to be common place but no recall or offer to assist in the cost of repairs
12/01/201069000
 69000mile cluch failure seems to be common place but no recall or offer to assist in the cost of repairs
08/20/2010103000
 The dmf flywheel on 2006 volkswagen jetta tdi comes apart. mine seperated and was scraping so i stopped driving it until i received the new flywheel and clutch. it started with a scraping sound that happened more freqent everyday and a little louder. after 5 days i relized it was coming from the flywheel. there are numerous problems with these i have found on freds tdi page. most were from a different flywheel manufacturer and i was surprized to see mine was mdae by sachs these can cause serious damage to a vechicle if it breaks apart. this car seems really well made and is alot of fun to drive. i have been real happy with it but think this should not have happened and could be dangerous.
08/20/2010103000
 The dmf flywheel on 2006 volkswagen jetta tdi comes apart. mine seperated and was scraping so i stopped driving it until i received the new flywheel and clutch. it started with a scraping sound that happened more freqent everyday and a little louder. after 5 days i relized it was coming from the flywheel. there are numerous problems with these i have found on freds tdi page. most were from a different flywheel manufacturer and i was surprized to see mine was mdae by sachs these can cause serious damage to a vechicle if it breaks apart. this car seems really well made and is alot of fun to drive. i have been real happy with it but think this should not have happened and could be dangerous.
08/20/2010103000
 The dmf flywheel on 2006 volkswagen jetta tdi comes apart. mine seperated and was scraping so i stopped driving it until i received the new flywheel and clutch. it started with a scraping sound that happened more freqent everyday and a little louder. after 5 days i relized it was coming from the flywheel. there are numerous problems with these i have found on freds tdi page. most were from a different flywheel manufacturer and i was surprized to see mine was mdae by sachs these can cause serious damage to a vechicle if it breaks apart. this car seems really well made and is alot of fun to drive. i have been real happy with it but think this should not have happened and could be dangerous.
08/20/2010103000
 The dmf flywheel on 2006 volkswagen jetta tdi comes apart. mine seperated and was scraping so i stopped driving it until i received the new flywheel and clutch. it started with a scraping sound that happened more freqent everyday and a little louder. after 5 days i relized it was coming from the flywheel. there are numerous problems with these i have found on freds tdi page. most were from a different flywheel manufacturer and i was surprized to see mine was mdae by sachs these can cause serious damage to a vechicle if it breaks apart. this car seems really well made and is alot of fun to drive. i have been real happy with it but think this should not have happened and could be dangerous.
06/01/201070000
 Clutch failure, problem disengaging clutch.
05/15/201079000
 At approximately 79k miles my 2006 vw jetta tdi began to rattle loudly in the engine compartment at idle and low rpms. significant engine shudder also. the dealer reports that the dual-mass flywheel and pressure plate have failed. flywheel failure is a serious safety defect. this is a known issue and vw has replaced this flywheel with a more reliable design. believe this dmf has already been a safety recall in europe and australia, but being called normal wear and tear in the u.s.
04/03/201072500
 At 72k our 2006 vw jetta tdi began to make a loud intermittent rattle in the engine compartment. the dealer says the flywheel failed it is a dual-mass flywheel that i see sometimes fragments, damaging the housing or even the transmission. we had no fragmenting but consider flywheel failure a serious safety defect. vw dealer wants to install a new dmf!
02/25/2010680001
 2006 jetta tdi 2/ 68k began shuddering at stop lights. dealer claims the two-piece flywheel and clutch assembly is a weak design. owner reports online claim loss of clutch (pedal falling to floor) while driving. my car will not be operated until repaired for the sake of safety. *tr
10/18/2009540001
 2006 volkswagen jetta 54000 miles 5 speed manual transmission. i was driving and while exiting a freeway offramp i depressed the clutch to disengage the transmission. clutch pedal went to the floor and would not come back up and it did not disengage the transmission. the car would not stop, as i could not put the car in neutral. very dangerous! *tr
09/16/2009140001
 2006 vw jetta tdi w/ 14,000 miles approaching a yield, the clutch was depressed. the clutch stuck to the floor of the vehicle causing the vehicle to loose all transmission function. the vehicle coasted to the side of the road and was towed to the dealer. it has been identified that some sachs clutch components have a developmental (friction material) flaw which cause premature clutch disc wear.the dealer determined the transmission failure was due to driver error. friction material flaw on clutch plate or pressure plate which leads to burnt, shredded, or missing clutch plate material on clutch plate. this should be covered by my warranty. especially since there is only 14,000 miles. this problem has been reported by hundreds of 06 tdi owners and vw continues to accept responsibility for their flawed equipment. *tr
08/19/200968000
 Tl*the contact has a 2006 volkswagen jetta. he stated that the vehicle was surging from second gear and also became hesitant and wasn't shifting gears when it should have been. while driving 70mph going up a hill he lost all power to the vehicle and it felt as if it was in neutral. after losing power it took about five seconds to reset it self. the warning lights illuminated on the instrument panel with codes. the vehicle was taken to a dealer the codes where removed. he was informed that the failure occurred from the usg in the transmission. the vehicle is currently at the dealer being worked on. the failure mileage was 68,000 bl
10/14/20081
 Knocking sound from passenger front, brought vehicle into dealer, they said they didn't hear any knocking. less than a month later it got extremely worse, i took it to another shop & was told it was something serious & needed to have dealership look at it. when i returned to the dealership they took 2 days to tell me what the issue was after having to remove engine, i was told it was the flywheel & clutch had to be replaced because the flywheel damaged the clutch. very expensive repair & after being told about this website & seeing all these complaints i called vw & they refused to acknowledge this issue even with all these complaints. *tr
08/01/2009610001
 I noticed a noise coming from my engine/drivetrain along with severe engine shaking. i immediately took the vehicle to the mechanic and was informed that there were several technical service bulletins regarding the flywheel and clutch in my vehicle. all of the bulletins acknowledged known problems with the flywheel and clutch parts. after removing the transmission to inspect the problem further it was discovered that the flywheel disintegrated causing $3800 in damage. the manufacturer was contacted by the repair facility and refused to cover the repair charges. *tr
07/06/2009400001
 Clutch completely failed, as well as flywheel. no warning, just a catastrophic failure. fortunately, at a stop light, so no one was injured. however, if this had happened while driving down the road, could have resulted in death. although this failure is occurring quite frequently (in cars with as little as 400 miles on them), manufacturer has done nothing to remedy situation, either to correct it or to come up with a new design. currently awaiting response from manufacturer, but no resolution to date. *tr
07/02/20091180001
 Dual mass flywheel failure on 2006 vw jetta tdi with dsg transmission. research shows this is not an isolated incident. recalled in other countries. dangerous and very expensive situation. worthy of investigation and recall. thanks *tr
11/20/2008740001
 Dual mass flywheel failed at 70,000 miles. grease leaked out of flywheel and was all over bell housing. was unable to rotate flywheel access holes to get access to retaining bolts and had to cut flywheel off. the clutch friction plate had plenty of usable surface left and (based on comparison with new replacement) could have gone about double the miles. *tr
11/21/2008480001
 My 2006 vw jetta with tdi diesel engine has clutch slipping after only 48,000 miles. the problem is a defective dual mass flywheel leads to premature clutch failure. this has been addressed by volkswagen technical service bulletin, and is documented by many cases. my volkswagen service dealer is not agreeing to cover the repair under warranty. he says the technical service bulletin does not apply to my vehicle. in many cases this defect has led to sudden complete clutch failure. i'm concerned the car may fail at any moment. *tr
11/22/2008422221
 2006 volkswagen jetta tdi 5 speed manual with 42k miles. while driving on an exit ramp and attempting to downshift, the clutch failed and the pedal went to the floor. the car would not move and was impossible to engage any gear. the car was not showing any signs of failure before this. it had to be towed to the local vw dealership. *tr
10/18/2008306511
 A 2006 volkwagen jetta 1.9 tdi model which i currently own is now disabled due to an oversight in torque management in the clutch/ dual mass flywheel design originally intended for a less powerful powerplants. in my particular instance the flywheel has disintegrated shattering the transmission housing/casing. this alone is a serious danger due to the high rate of speed of these flying cast aluminum fragments let alone the complete loss of vehicle movement on possible busy routes. currently i've been told that the warranty will not cover the repair due to owner abuse! my jetta has never been modified as long as i have owned it or been driven irresponsibly. this vehicle has less than thirtyone thousand miles logged and has suffered catastrophic drive line failure due to poor engineering, no i've been told vw's mis engineering is mythe consumers responsibility! *tr
07/01/2007282501
 Dual mass flywheel (dmf) failure at 28,000 miles. symptom: very rough vibration when letting clutch out and when shifting. clutch does not show any abnormal slippage. wife is scared to drive the car with our kids after reading about related failures and possible loss of vehicle control. dealer won't cover cost. private repair facility diagnosed this and said minimum $1,800 to do the repair, and that vw has known about the issue for a while. fortunately, the vehicle still drives well when clutch is engaged, so i guess i'll continue to take my chances for a while longer until something more catastrophic happens and we're forced to make the repair. *tr
10/17/2008670001
 My 2006 tdi, vw jetta: about 6 months ago i began hearing clunking noise related to transmission/clutch. on friday october 17 on interstate highway 35e clutch failed completely. the vehicle has 67,000 miles on it. *tr
08/31/2006500001
 I had a 2006 vw jetta tdi. my wife was on her way to work when she went to take off from a stop sign and the clutch stuck to the floor as the car sat in the middle of the intersection. as all the rest of the complaints go with this car the dealer paid for the parts and i had to pay $1000 dollars of labor. within the 2 weeks our car was in this dealer 3 other 2006 jetta tdi came in with the same problem. it wasn't a walk in the park to have vw pay for at least half. also it took the dealer 2 weeks to get this job done. this is a problem that volkswagen needs to take care of. another thing i was told by vw of america was that this is a wear and tear item and not part of the drive train warranty. if a part has any movement on a car it goes through wear and tear. so if a piston ring breaks and locks the motor up is that covered or is that wear and tear. we have learned our lesson and will never buy volkswagen ever again. by the way only 50,000 miles on car. *tr
07/03/2008390001
 My car began leaking oil after last change at bert smith volkswagen in st. petersburg florida. checked underneath car and found transmission casing and flywheel housing cracked. took pictures but according to bert smith volkswagen this is just dirt and grease stains, they cannot show me another car with the same stains. *tr
06/09/2008550001
 Clutch failure on 2006 jetta tdi clutch failed while driving repair of clutch by owner, dealer refused to repair. *tr
06/07/200824000
 Tl*the contact owns a 2006 volkswagen jetta. while driving between 1-30 mph, shifting from 3rd to 2nd gear, the vehicle shut off. the failure only occurs when the air conditioning is turned on high. the contact stated that the failure has been occurring for the last three years. she feels it is a safety issue because it puts her at risk of crashing the vehicle. the vehicle was taken to a shop on four occasions. the first three times the mechanic was unable to determine the cause of the failure. after the most recent failure, the mechanic determined a possible cause of the failure. the current and failure mileages were 24,000.
04/15/2008531861
 Noticed very rough idle. dealer diagnosed manual transmission flywheel malfunctioning without visual inspection. the fault was placed with me. wear and tear. dealer claimed must fix, not safe to drive, quoted $2100. if this problem is allowed to worsen, the failure mode is a complete clutch failure and on a busy freeway is a serious safety issue. i went to a third party garage and paid $1200 for a more reliable single mass flywheel. the damaged sachs dmf is available for inspection. *tr
03/09/2008854861
 Engine failure on my 2006 volkswagen diesel jetta. the electronic control fuel injector over fueled the cylinders and caused the pull rods to bend and damaged the engine, costs are $7,500 to repair the engine. car is only 2 and half years old with 85,0000 miles. *tr
03/06/2008500001
 Volkswagen jetta tdi - vw refused to honor the warranty of a defective clutch/flywheel issue. this is a very common occurance apparently. i learned of this when i went online to do some research about the problem. volkswagen is honoring the warranties in europe with the same issue but ignoring its quality / safety issue here in the us. the defective clutch / flywheel issue can cause serious injury and or death when the flywheel disentigrates. *tr
09/27/20077890104/11/2007
 I have a 2006 volkswagen jetta tdi. initially i was slowing down on the interstate, as soon as i was getting ready to stop due to construction, when the shifter hit first, the car bucked, died and i lost power steering and brakes. i also noticed that none of the gears in the transmission would sync and allow me into them. i pulled off to the side of the road, when i realesed my foot from the clutch, the pedal did not come back up. i shut down the car, crawled out the passenger side, i looked under the car for leaks and anything that may indicate a major failure. when i pulled the clutch back up manually, the pedal would not go back down but half way. i pushed hard enough to get the clutch interlock switch to disengage, and tried to start the car. when the starter engaged, the engine dragged with something else. i abandoned the car to get to a phone. when i called the dealer, they gave me a phone number to roadside assistance, they wanted to charge me to tow the car to the nearest vw certfied repair shop. eventually i convinced them to tow the car, and when i met him at the car, i noticed a leak of either hydraulic, gear, or diesel fluid. when i got on the internet i found that this is a very common problem due to a poor desing in the flywheel. vw tends to refuse to replace the clutch claiming that it was premature wear due to poor driving habits. the flywheel tends to crack or even shatter causing not only clutch issues but also transmission and engine issues. this issue can lead to wrecks fires and also even stranded people that may have no way of getting help. volkswagen has recalled the flywheel in europe but refuses to do so in america. information on the issue can be found here http://forums.tdiclub.com/showthread.php?t=137014&page=1 this is a 60 page forum that equals about 500 pages printed out this is specifically to this issue. the recall info can be found here http://uk-mkivs.net/forums/2/562166/showthread.aspx
05/10/2007407/13/2006
 Our 2006 volkswagen tdi was towed to the dealer again yesterday for clutch problems. at 2 months with 5,000 miles the clutch would intermittently not engage. was able to drive it to dealer , and dealer replaced master cylinder, bleed system and reassembled. at 6 months, with 15,000 miles the clutch failed, stranding us along the highway. had it towed to the dealer, who removed the transmission, and inspected dual mass flywheel. slipped throw out, bearing came apart, the fork for bearing slid into pressure plate. replaced flywheel, clutch plate, pressure throw out bearing fork and spring. - at 9 months with 20,000 miles transmission whined in third gear and had a harsh shift in all gears. while driving to dealer the car popped out of gear. dealer found transmission leaking fluid from bell housing. called volkswagen, and was told to check for cracks in case. removed case ,and inspected for cracks. had hairline cracks. removed and replaced transmission, and reassembled and added fluid. this repair took the longest as the dealer has to wait for parts. the car was at the dealer this time for over three weeks. 4- 10 months with 22,000 miles three weeks after last repair we were again stranded at the side of the road. at a stop sign depressed clutch, put car in first, started to move and car made a loud noise and clutch was dead again. towed to dealer ,and we are waiting to hear again from them. both my husband and i have been driving stick shift for over 20 years each. our dealer has never suggested that we don't know how to drive a stick shift although i have seen online this was often said as soon as the clutch went out. everything so far has been replaced at no cost to us. the manual transmission was very unreliable, and in heavy traffic it could easily lead to an accident. luckily, while we drive many miles it was mostly country highways. *ak
01/10/200734347100009/01/2005
 In january something broke off from the transmission and killed the entire engine. it got a new engine and a new transmission. that has led to a slew of other different problems from minor rattles to dangerous exhaust leaks and oil leaks. corporate vw was only able to give me two months credit on my loan which from reading everywhere is just their way of getting us to shut up. now my rear brakes are metal to metal and i have a bearing problem. i have read that this is a common problem but my service department states that i caused it by hitting a curb which in turn ruined the bearing. i think the bearing was ruined when they put in the new engine and screwed with the torque. *tr
02/06/200612120108/01/2005
 Dt*: the contact stated while driving 50mph and approaching a yield, the clutch was depressed. the clutch stuck to the floor of the vehicle causing the vehicle to loose all transmission function. the vehicle coasted to the side of the road and was towed to the dealer. the dealer determined the transmission failure was due to driver error. the vehicle was then towed to an independent repair shop for further inspection. the repair shop personnel determined the flywheel had broken causing the clutch pressure plate to break. the manufacturer was alerted and no repairs were made.
POWER TRAIN - MANUAL TRANSMISSION - FLOOR SHIFT ASSEMBLY
10/14/20061900208/01/2006
 Tl*the contact owns a 2006 volkswagen jetta. while attempting to shift gears at 10 mph, the clutch pedal dropped to the floor and the vehicle would not shift. the vehicle was pushed off the road and towed. this is the second time that the clutch has failed and the assembly was replaced. the current mileage was 17,000 and failure mileage was 1,900.