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Timing Tensioner Problems of Volkswagen Jetta



Volkswagen Jetta owners have reported 6 problems related to timing tensioner (under the engine and engine cooling category).

car image   Timing Tensioner problem of the 2009 Volkswagen Jetta 1
Failure Date: 07/17/2016

The contact owns a 2009 Volkswagen Jetta. While the vehicle was parked, it failed to start and the check engine warning light illuminated. The vehicle was towed to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the timing chain tensioner fractured. As a result, the engine needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 88,020.

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car image   Timing Tensioner problem of the 2009 Volkswagen Jetta 2
Failure Date: 10/17/2015

The timing chain tension broke causing the chain to break off and bend several values causing extension damage to the motor. Most cars are equipped with timing belts but vw went to the timing chain in return the tensioner which they later revised is faulty and breaks causing the chain to destroy several important parts. Vw is unwilling to help us with this issue that they know is an issue because they later corrected in the later models. I called customer care but because the power train warranty at 60,000 is expired they will do nothing. There is a huge forum started with several people that have had this use around 80-110,00 miles!! I am outraged and have to spend thousands of dollars to repair all the damage or basically get a new car. The car is worthless at this point.

car image   Timing Tensioner problem of the 2010 Volkswagen Jetta 3
Failure Date: 08/25/2015

The contact owns a 2010 Volkswagen Jetta. The contact stated that while driving at 50 mph, the vehicle stalled. The contact was able to restart the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to a dealer but the contact was unsure about what part needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. However, the failure recurred and the check engine warning light illuminated. The vehicle was taken to a dealer who diagnosed that the gasket, sealant, the oil separator, the timing chain tensioner, the timing chain, the timing chain case cover, the timing rail tensioner and multiple other unknown parts needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 90,000. The VIN was available.

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car image   Timing Tensioner problem of the 2005 Volkswagen Jetta 4
Failure Date: 06/04/2015

The contact owns a 2005 Volkswagen Jetta. While driving approximately 40 mph, an abnormal sound emitted from the engine compartment and the vehicle shut off as the check engine warning light illuminated. The vehicle failed to restart. The vehicle was towed to a dealer for diagnostic testing. The mechanic stated that the timing chain and timing chain tensioner needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 100,000. Ma 08/06/15 updated 8/14/15.

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car image   Timing Tensioner problem of the 2009 Volkswagen Jetta 5
Failure Date: 10/07/2014

Timing chain tensioner failed resulting in engine failure.

car image   Timing Tensioner problem of the 2005 Volkswagen Jetta 6
Failure Date: 06/29/2011

Car has thrown a cel of p0016. Timing chain tensioner is shot and needs to be replaced along with chains, guides, and possible valves. This is a problem with 2005. 5 and 2006 Jetta 2. 5 engines.