Volkswagen recalls 25,000 2006-2009 Jetta sedans

Owners of Jetta sedans, from model years 2006 to 2009 should keep an eye on their mailbox.  Volkswagen issued a recall affecting over 25k of these Jetta sedans – for a driveshaft issue.  The problem seems to be poorly manufactured driveshaft cover plates.  The screws could possibly back themselves out, causing a whole mess of noise.  Theoretically, the driveshaft could come loose from the gearbox – and you don’t need to be a mechanic to know how bad that would be. 

I hate to say “Typical Volkswagen” , but well, it sure sounds like typical VW.  A simple mistake, to be sure – and all manufacturer’s have issues.  But VW seems to have a lot of these types of issues.  Recall notices will be issued shortly. 

Note:  Only 2.0 liter engine are affected.  If you’re rocking a TDI, sleep tight.

Published on June 4, 2009 in Recall,Volkswagen

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