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Re: Pros and Cons of new 1.4 tsi Jetta

Postby Allergic2BunnyEars » November 9th, 2017, 9:10 am

greggle71 wrote:
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greggle71 wrote:So update on the dreaded EPC light, vehicle failed the compression test and engine has to be rebuilt....... AGAIN.

This would be the second time in 2 years, applying for goodwill again. Hopefully my immaculate service record will come through for me.

5 years of ownership
2 engine rebuilds
1 mechatronic failure
2 door lock actuator replacements
1 hood liner replacement

At this stage I not even vex, car just unreliable.


I’m surprised at two engine rebuilds. Same cylinder as the last time ?


Not sure, they only said it failed the compression test. Same rebuild as the last time.


Sorry to hear that. Great car to drive. Too much down time with unplanned maintenance.

So.......BRZ???

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Re: Pros and Cons of new 1.4 tsi Jetta

Postby A33_VQ35 » December 6th, 2017, 12:49 am

Anyone have changed /had issues with their horn?

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Re: Pros and Cons of new 1.4 tsi Jetta

Postby nivek » December 11th, 2017, 7:42 am

Jusso my horn stop working...

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Re: Pros and Cons of new 1.4 tsi Jetta

Postby A33_VQ35 » December 15th, 2017, 12:59 pm

nivek wrote:Jusso my horn stop working...

I could get u 1 changed for $400.00

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Re: Pros and Cons of new 1.4 tsi Jetta

Postby nivek » December 15th, 2017, 1:55 pm

And just like that it start back working..

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Re: Pros and Cons of new 1.4 tsi Jetta

Postby Allergic2BunnyEars » December 15th, 2017, 2:07 pm

nivek wrote:And just like that it start back working..


LOL

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Re: Pros and Cons of new 1.4 tsi Jetta

Postby Ted_v2 » December 15th, 2017, 4:00 pm

What milage did those two failures happen at?

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Re: Pros and Cons of new 1.4 tsi Jetta

Postby A33_VQ35 » December 16th, 2017, 2:47 pm

nivek wrote:And just like that it start back working..

Yeah, mines come n goes everytime I start the car. Guy @ best auto says there's a high n low horn. If the high not working the low works n it sounds weird. Or sometimes doesn't work at all till I restart.

He's stocking horns so I guess it's something that's comin up now.

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Re: Pros and Cons of new 1.4 tsi Jetta

Postby nivek » December 16th, 2017, 2:57 pm

Good info...will monitor what's happening

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Re: Pros and Cons of new 1.4 tsi Jetta

Postby drchaos » December 16th, 2017, 4:10 pm

Seems like mechatronic problems are a thing of the past! ... When you see men complaining bout their horn not working then you know things not so bad anymore!

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Re: Pros and Cons of new 1.4 tsi Jetta

Postby fastredcar » December 16th, 2017, 5:39 pm

Hahaha..yuh know

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Re: Pros and Cons of new 1.4 tsi Jetta

Postby Allergic2BunnyEars » December 16th, 2017, 7:51 pm

Now that you guys talking about horn mine had horn issues too. One of my horns would work intermittently. That started up in the first year of ownership. Started working together again after the fourth year.

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Re: Pros and Cons of new 1.4 tsi Jetta

Postby A33_VQ35 » December 16th, 2017, 8:55 pm

drchaos wrote:Seems like mechatronic problems are a thing of the past! ... When you see men complaining bout their horn not working then you know things not so bad anymore!

Yeah I think men who changing them now never changed at all. Those who changed running smooth...

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Re: Pros and Cons of new 1.4 tsi Jetta

Postby Monk BANzai » December 17th, 2017, 3:04 pm

so it safe to buy one now then?

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Re: Pros and Cons of new 1.4 tsi Jetta

Postby drchaos » December 17th, 2017, 4:45 pm

Go strong ... and the lower price point from when we beta testers bought around 4 to 7 years ago means you can afford to replace the horn multiple times if it goes bad.

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Re: Pros and Cons of new 1.4 tsi Jetta

Postby fastredcar » December 18th, 2017, 9:08 am

Hahaha..yeah man..true dat eh. Go strong..

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Re: Pros and Cons of new 1.4 tsi Jetta

Postby Team Loco » December 20th, 2017, 9:33 am

hi guys. came here asking for advice on buying a used jetta. instead i read some posts and its like freaking scary. sold my octavia today. maybe i should have kept it lol.
so i guess this jetta is too problematic?

getting a pdb series for $90k. worth it? owner has had no issues. mileage 48,000miles

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Re: Pros and Cons of new 1.4 tsi Jetta

Postby aaron17 » December 20th, 2017, 10:04 am

y u sold the octavia?

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Re: Pros and Cons of new 1.4 tsi Jetta

Postby Allergic2BunnyEars » December 20th, 2017, 12:43 pm

Team Loco wrote:hi guys. came here asking for advice on buying a used jetta. instead i read some posts and its like freaking scary. sold my octavia today. maybe i should have kept it lol.
so i guess this jetta is too problematic?

getting a pdb series for $90k. worth it? owner has had no issues. mileage 48,000miles


If you buy cater for a few things. Headliner could fall. Mechatronic could have to change. Find out if BA did the recall on it. 90k is a Bess price considering they went for 230-240 back then.

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Re: Pros and Cons of new 1.4 tsi Jetta

Postby A33_VQ35 » December 20th, 2017, 1:53 pm

Allergic2BunnyEars wrote:
Team Loco wrote:hi guys. came here asking for advice on buying a used jetta. instead i read some posts and its like freaking scary. sold my octavia today. maybe i should have kept it lol.
so i guess this jetta is too problematic?

getting a pdb series for $90k. worth it? owner has had no issues. mileage 48,000miles


If you buy cater for a few things. Headliner could fall. Mechatronic could have to change. Find out if BA did the recall on it. 90k is a Bess price considering they went for 230-240 back then.

Not so bess if u trying to sell 1...

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Re: Pros and Cons of new 1.4 tsi Jetta

Postby metalgear2095 » December 20th, 2017, 3:16 pm

Allergic2BunnyEars wrote:
Team Loco wrote:hi guys. came here asking for advice on buying a used jetta. instead i read some posts and its like freaking scary. sold my octavia today. maybe i should have kept it lol.
so i guess this jetta is too problematic?

getting a pdb series for $90k. worth it? owner has had no issues. mileage 48,000miles


If you buy cater for a few things. Headliner could fall. Mechatronic could have to change. Find out if BA did the recall on it. 90k is a Bess price considering they went for 230-240 back then.

Seems like fuel line just buss so add that to the list

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Re: Pros and Cons of new 1.4 tsi Jetta

Postby drchaos » December 20th, 2017, 5:49 pm

metalgear2095 wrote:
Allergic2BunnyEars wrote:
Team Loco wrote:hi guys. came here asking for advice on buying a used jetta. instead i read some posts and its like freaking scary. sold my octavia today. maybe i should have kept it lol.
so i guess this jetta is too problematic?

getting a pdb series for $90k. worth it? owner has had no issues. mileage 48,000miles


If you buy cater for a few things. Headliner could fall. Mechatronic could have to change. Find out if BA did the recall on it. 90k is a Bess price considering they went for 230-240 back then.

Seems like fuel line just buss so add that to the list


Have never heard this happening to a car less than 10 years old :shock:

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Re: Pros and Cons of new 1.4 tsi Jetta

Postby Team Loco » December 20th, 2017, 10:48 pm

thanks. sold the octavia due to age of car. small issues kept popping up. great car. was hopi g to just get a more powerful vw

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Re: Pros and Cons of new 1.4 tsi Jetta

Postby Allergic2BunnyEars » December 20th, 2017, 10:53 pm

metalgear2095 wrote:
Allergic2BunnyEars wrote:
Team Loco wrote:hi guys. came here asking for advice on buying a used jetta. instead i read some posts and its like freaking scary. sold my octavia today. maybe i should have kept it lol.
so i guess this jetta is too problematic?

getting a pdb series for $90k. worth it? owner has had no issues. mileage 48,000miles


If you buy cater for a few things. Headliner could fall. Mechatronic could have to change. Find out if BA did the recall on it. 90k is a Bess price considering they went for 230-240 back then.

Seems like fuel line just buss so add that to the list


Just like that? Didn’t hook up on something?

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Re: Pros and Cons of new 1.4 tsi Jetta

Postby aaron17 » December 21st, 2017, 6:01 pm

Looking to upgrade front drls from old led white drls i got online. Four leds are out but it still illuminating good though. Any suggestions on good one that is bright enough?

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Re: Pros and Cons of new 1.4 tsi Jetta

Postby dalesmobileR » January 5th, 2018, 8:14 am

Hi folks,
I have a 5+ year old 1.4 Polo non-turbo. Mechatronic was changed on warranty after 2 years and again last year on the 5th year (goodwill). Less than 4 months and it failed again!! I thought this Mechatronic issue was sorted out years ago?

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Re: Pros and Cons of new 1.4 tsi Jetta

Postby A33_VQ35 » January 5th, 2018, 10:16 am

U probably have a different issue, wat is the code thrown? Wat model transmission u have?

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Re: Pros and Cons of new 1.4 tsi Jetta

Postby Allergic2BunnyEars » January 5th, 2018, 10:55 am

dalesmobileR wrote:Hi folks,
I have a 5+ year old 1.4 Polo non-turbo. Mechatronic was changed on warranty after 2 years and again last year on the 5th year (goodwill). Less than 4 months and it failed again!! I thought this Mechatronic issue was sorted out years ago?


Carry it back best Auto if you can. Should still be under warranty after the goodwill change.

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Re: Pros and Cons of new 1.4 tsi Jetta

Postby dalesmobileR » January 5th, 2018, 2:45 pm

it's there.

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Re: Pros and Cons of new 1.4 tsi Jetta

Postby quietdevil » January 5th, 2018, 2:53 pm

dalesmobileR wrote:Hi folks,
I have a 5+ year old 1.4 Polo non-turbo. Mechatronic was changed on warranty after 2 years and again last year on the 5th year (goodwill). Less than 4 months and it failed again!! I thought this Mechatronic issue was sorted out years ago?


Have the same model, mine was changed after 4 years on goodwill but I realized they did not change the oil to mineral oil. Had to pay to get that changed, no issues after.

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