Sunday, July 12, 2009

I love(d) my Jetta TDI until I met a bad day with my camshafts..

Trust in your car maker?? Hmmmm. That's going to be a tough thing for me to do from now on. My car needs camshafts at 73k and it is one hell of a costly repair. The service manager at the dealer suggested I seek financial assistance from Volkswagon because he felt the part had worn out prematurely. To use his words exactly ..."never seen camshafts wear out this early before, they shouldn't"...

Well VW turned down my request.

Alot of internet research tells me this is an ongoing problem with these seemingly great cars, but even though I now understand better just what the heck was going on and why the part has failed (by the way....i did every thing right with the oil so it wasn't that!), this is not an easy pill to swallow. I'll be lucky if I can get the repair done for $2k and i just spent $1100 to get the EGR valves fixed. Here we go, into the money pit.......... :(

btw-- i know its all twitter and facebook these days but i sure hope this blogpost helps anyone who has the same problem as me thats doing a google search! here is a little reference for you in case you are reading and you want more proof.
http://www.justanswer.com/questions/1jj6e-06-jetta-tdi-running-rough-idle

3 comments:

BlackMarbleConsulting said...

Ouch! Sorry for you on that. Never a good time to have car trouble - particularly such expensive trouble. Hope it works out. . .

Wonder said...

Toyota Corolla Matrix Baby, you won't go wrong.. xoxo Sorry about your camshafts.. that SUX. VW should back you.. period.

Debra said...

I just had to have my camshaft valve replaced on my 2007 Jetta with only 20,000 miles on it!!!

Thank god it was under warrenty but what is that about?!?!