The coal light flashed 3 days after I took the car home (300 Mi). I turned off the car to look it up and when I turned on the car I had no problem.
2 weeks later (today)(2500 mi), I went to go back out of the garage this morning it came on and it hasn't gone away. Getting the car towed today to the dealership.
Let's see what they say.
Why local rental companies don't carry VW's? Are you sure? When we rent before they carry the VW's. hmm. Probably it depends on the policy of the rental company if they will carry the VW's or not.I smell a factory recall to update software on all 2010 Clean Diesel VW and Audi's... On my 20 Golf TDI, the EGR valve has gone out twice now. Once at 900 miles and again at just under 2k. Both times, the car simply lost power driving down the road at about 45mph. When the fault occurs, the coil light on the dash flashes constantly. Turning off car would reset the issue and restore power. There are potentially huge safety issues when losing half the available power when you need it most (pulling out into traffic, crossing a busy intersection, etc).
There were no codes to pull when using an OBDII code reader. The first time it went out, VW replaced the EGR valve. The second time, last week, they kept the car and gave us a rental. The story now is that all clean diesel VW and Audi need a software update that is not due out till June. Nice. So VW offered to pay my car note till we get the Golf back and I am in a Nissan rental untill further notice. I asked if I could get a VW loaner and was told no. VW rental? Nope, local rental companies dont carry VW's.
Anyone else encounter this on the new TDI?
This is scaring me from getting a TDI. Do owners in Europe see these same issues or is this specific to NA-spec 140hp units?I don't want to scare you but open the lid of the fuel filter and check for metal dust. Some of these cars have shredding fuel pumps which wreck the entire fuel system. Why are the dealers replacing parts? What error codes are leading them do the replacement?
I had a very similar experience with my 2010 Jetta Sportwagen TDI, manual transmission. It turned out to be a bad Turbo Charger Pressure Relief Valve. Apparently it was opening up and preventing the turbo charger from generating sufficient air pressure in the cylinders. I was a bit nervous afer the first mis-diagnosis by my local VW shop (they changed the Engine Speed Sensor the first time) but I haven't had a problem since (other than the weird occasional power hesitation in 3rd gear which others have detailed).Thursday--car showed flashing glo light--into dealer--software update due to recall--
300 miles later; flashing glo light-turned car off/on--good to go---
50 miles later--same again--into another dealer (on long trip)--decided speed sensor shot so replaced
165 miles later--on major interstate--flashing light AND solid engine light--car died in construction zone--back in yet another dealership
Each time the car shuddered and went limp--no pick up--scary for sure--
2010 Jetta sportswagen--8,7000 miles, new in April--diesel, of course