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Volkswagen Jetta Heater Not Working? Here’s Why

There are a few reasons why your Jetta’s heater might not be working and fortunately they aren’t all complicated to fix. The following is a list of the most common reasons it might have stopped and how you can fix them.

DTC Decoded: P1582

The ECU cannot adjust the idle time.

DTC Decoded: P2181

This is a generic powertrain code that relates to all makes and models from 1996 to present. This code is triggered if the engine temperature registers too high or too low.

VW Engine Cuts Out – Possible Causes and Solutions

Engine stuttering is not normal, and is usually related to the engine not receiving fuel, vacuum, air or a faulty sensor. If you have recently worked on your car, you may want to re-look at the areas that you were working in to see if perhaps an electrical connection or a hose may have been bumped loose. Otherwise, here are some of the more common reasons that the VW loses power while driving.

VW Tristar: The Future of the German Truck

When German automaker, Volkswagen, comes to mind… you don’t think of pickup trucks, just quick turbo charged hot hatches. Well, Volkswagen does make a handful of pickups, although they’re not offered in the U.S., they’re nothing short of awesome. The Amarok has been around for a little while now, which left Volkswagen advocates in the U.S. drooling from the mouth especially since the announcement earlier this year that they may make their way to the Americas depending on activity and behavior within the truck market. More recently, the Saviero debuted in Brazil. Now, Volkswagen unveils their new pickup concept—the TRISTAR— at the IAA commercial vehicle motor show in Hannover, Germany.

VW Jetta Burning Oil – What To Do About It

It is normal for your engine to use a bit of oil between oil changes. Remember that oil travels all throughout your engine and goes through the oil filter before heading back to its starting point.

Should you find that your oil consumption is a quart or greater between oil changes, you may have a problem that you need to address.

This Halloween, Turn Your Pumpkin Into a 2015 Golf R

While everyone on the block is carving faces into their pumpkins, you can show your creative side AND your love for Volkswagen with this awesome cutout.

What’s that Noise? Your VW is Trying to Tell You Something!

If your Volkswagen is making an abnormal noise, listen to it. Don’t ignore it; it’s your VW’s attempt in telling you something’s just not right.

Do You Know Your VW Tools? Take Our Quiz and Find Out!

Are you the master of your garage? The smartest gear head on the block? Let’s put that to the test — if you dare!

2015 Jetta: New Look and Powertrain on its Way!

Over the last four years, Volkswagen has learned an important lesson: You can’t rely on a name alone to support a marque. The most recent Jetta has left VW fans wanting more and new consumers generally unimpressed. Volkswagen knew it needed change and it needed change quickly. At the 2015 New York Auto Show, Volkswagen unleashed the all-new Jetta with hopes of reinvigorating the name and bringing back the consumer loyalty that the Jetta has enjoyed for decades.

VW Brake Pedal Pulsating – What’s Going On?

Regardless of what year or model Volkswagen you own, a pulsing brake pedal is a sure sign that there’s an issue that needs to be addressed fairly quickly. Normally, a pulsing brake pedal doesn’t signify an immediate big problem, but it should be fixed as soon as possible before it turns into one and your safety is put to risk.

How-To: Replace a Diverter Valve on a 2006 Passat

The diverter valve is a component of your Passat’s turbocharger, and its job is to divert and release boost when the throttle is closed. Without the diverter valve, pressure can bounce off the closed throttle plate back to the turbo’s compressor wheel, stall it, and potentially damage the turbo.

Why Do Batteries Die?

Car batteries should last for years. However, they can die much sooner under certain circumstances. Here are some key reasons why car batteries die prematurely.

How To: Adjust Valves on an Air-Cooled Beetle

Your air-cooled Volkswagen Beetle engine will run much smoother and more efficiently when it has valves that have been properly adjusted.

VW Beetle Window Regulator Repair Guide

Whether you have power or manual windows, the window regulator in your VW Beetle is important. The regulator is the component used to roll your windows up and down — there is a regulator for each window. The power windows on the newer Beetles and the convertibles are designed to drop a fraction when the door is open or the top is closing, and then slide back up when the door is closed. When your regulator isn’t doing its job, it can be puzzling and frustrating, here’s a guide to diagnosis and repair.

2015 Golf TDI: Northwest Green Car of the Year

The seventh generation Golf just can’t lose — praise and awards are being thrown at this VW left and right! It now has another award under its belt, thanks to the TDI model. Taking home the 2014 Northwest Green Card of the Year by the Northwest Automotive Press Association is the 2015 VW Golf TDI. Efficiency and value solidified the decision, but it took more to earn this honor than just that.

Beetle Dune Buggies Making A Comeback

As we talked about back in January, Volkswagen has been working on a Beetle “Dune” concept. However, it seems that the Dune has progressed from a mere concept to a likely production vehicle. Here’s what VW fans can expect.

Volkswagen Beetle GRC: The Hottest Beetle Around

544 horsepower, 0-60 mph in 2.1 seconds, and no flower vase in sight.

Why Your VW Jetta Horn is Not Working

There are many things that might prevent your Jetta’s horn from working properly. Pinpointing the problem is usually a very easy task and fixing it is free more than 50% of the time. Even when there is a problem, repair typically only requires the right parts and hand tools. Find out what’s going on with your Jetta’s horn.

VW Fuel Gauge Not Working

If your Volkswagen’s fuel gauge has stopped working, it can be very frustrating. No one wants to get stuck on the side of the road because they couldn’t trust their gauge. The good news is, this problem is actually pretty typical and diagnosis isn’t too hard. Here are the most common fuel gauge problems in Volkswagens:

VW Door Locks Not Working

Between the system’s keypads, keyless entry, and door locks themselves, the locking and unlocking of your VW’s door isn’t as simple as it seems. There are several things that can cause your Volkswagen door locks to quit working.

Most of the time, the fix is simple, but some problems may require the assistance of a professional mechanic. Here is some information to help you determine what’s gone wrong with your VW power door locks.

VW AC Not Working

The hot seasons will be here before you know it, and now is the time to deal with a VW A/C that’s not working. Here is an easy guide to understanding what causes A/C issues and how you can fix them yourself.

Nick Hall’s Top 10 Tuned Audis

Audis are born great, we all know that. The four rings signifies quality, class and breeding.

Aside from the R8 and RS models, though, Audis also tend to be conservative. It’s the prestige car for the masses and the likes of the A4, S3 and TT have to serve a common goal.

These don’t. These are some of the finest tuner cars in the world. These were conceived to be the fastest, wildest, most extreme versions of the German classic to hit the road. So feast your eyes on what is possible when engineers are freed from the constraints of cost, usability and pure sanity.

We think you’ll like them too. Tell us your favorites, as well, this is always going to be a subjective list and the start of a discussion, not the end…

Volkswagen in Motorsports

“Win on Sunday, sell on Monday.” — it’s a time-honoured phrase from Sir Henry Ford that still holds true today.

VW Speedometer Not Working

A speedometer is a valuable instrument that shows the driver real time readings of the speeds of their Volkswagen. While most modern VW’s use speed sensors to determine speed, some older vehicles used gears and wires for the speed reading. A quick online search will reveal that speedometer failure is a very common problem, but it’s also very easy to fix in most cases. Here are some common causes of speedometer failure and ways to troubleshoot the problem like a pro.