I will definately will post the part # from the invoice. If not on it, I WILL ask for you guys! I was SO shocked when VW called to tell me there was a fix finally. Can't wait to drive my Jetta without the rattle. It's going to sound SO much better.
I called a dealer today and asked about the potential fix I’ve read about for the acceleration noise. As usual, their first response is to shut down and say they’ve never heard of the problem. Fortunately for me, I’ve kept up with this forum and others on the web for well over a year, so I had lots of info to back them into a corner. I gave them the old TSB#21-10-01 that addressed the issue but didn’t provide a fix. The service manager reluctantly looked up it up and found that a new TSB came out this month (June ’11) outlining a fix. The new TSB# is 21-11-03. The service manager said according to this TSB the issue only affects 300 vehicles. The fix involves attaching a retention clip. The noise is caused by the turbo wastegate rod and actuator. I truly hope this fixes the problem. I would be happy with just a 50% reduction of the noise.
After more research, they found the part and ordered it. I take my 2010 Jetta Wolfsburg in for the modification next week. I’ll post an update along with the retention clip part number.
Heh. What's funny is every time I get my GTI serviced I bitch about 3 things.
-The car doesn't start sometimes when it cranks.
-The wastegate rattles on acceleration.
-DSG free revs in first gear and goes nowhere when I floor it. (happens at random.)
Their response is, "Our tech didn't find anything wrong. And the GTI doesn't have a wastegate." I have receipts proving these statements. It's really funny. I'd fix it myself, but I paid alot for this German ****box to be free of problems and for it to be under warranty.
Thousand Oaks VW doesn't have very good techs or competent service people.
Thanks for the wastegate rattle updates. Another piece of paper to throw at them.
Last edited by rez311; 07-07-2011 at 01:16 PM.
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I have an appointment to get it done soon. With the TSB they knew exactly what I was talking about and took less than 10 minutes to set up the arrangements. Glad VW gave some attention to this matter. If I listened to the radio less frequently, I really think it would be a bigger deal.