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    1. n00b TDIMomma's Avatar
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      Aug 11th, 2011
      Southern California
      2012 VW Jetta Sportswagon TDI (6 speed)
      08-11-2011 12:29 PM #1
      I'm curious if anyone has experienced or heard about problems with the 2012 TDI 6 speeds? I picked up my new wagon on Saturday. When I exited the freeway after driving for about an hour, the car died at the red light. At first I chalked it up to user error, figuring it had been a few years since I'd driven a manual transmission.

      The next day, the exact same thing happened. Upon exiting the freeway and waiting at a red light, the car just died.

      This has now happened five or six times. Always after driving on the freeway (in 5th or 6th gear) and coming to a complete stop. The car just dies. There's no shaking (as if the clutch wasn't depressed fully) and I can't even hear the motor die (usually due to the A/C and radio being on.

      My brand new car is now back at the dealership where they are taking a look at it. I'm obviously concerned since this is a safety issue.

      Anyone else heard of something like this happening or experienced on the Jetta Wagon or any other TDI manual transmission?

      Feedback or advice would be appreciated.


    2. 08-11-2011 04:14 PM #2
      My 2012 is an auto and we've put a little over a 1000 miles on it and have had no probs. Interested to see what they say is wrong. Good Luck.

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      08-12-2011 12:59 PM #3
      No problem here...when the car stalls, it stalls because of ME!
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    4. Junior Member deezeldub's Avatar
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      Aug 19th, 2011
      Asheville, NC
      2011 Volkswagen Jetta Sportwagen, 2001 Golf 1.8t, 1996 Golf 2.0
      08-24-2011 09:00 PM #4
      This has happened to me as well, so much so that I race the clutch a little more than usual so it won't stall. My guess is that it has something to do with the drive by wire getting some small input from the hill assist sensor. Like stray voltage or something.
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    5. 08-25-2011 02:42 PM #5
      I have a JSW TDI with a DSG gearbox, so I'm sorry I can't answer your question.
      However, if you didn't know already, all JSW TDI's have 6 speed transmissions but they're either manual or DSG.

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