Tdi won't start

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Asked by Jan 17, 2016 at 06:16 PM about the 2012 Volkswagen Jetta TDI

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Have a 2012 Jetta tdi and when I got back
from vaca (it sat for a week in 30-40
degree temps) I went to start and it barley
turned over and now it's completely dead.  
Almost like the battery is totally dead but
the battery is fully charged ( even tried
jumping).  Any idea what's going on?

5 Answers

16,810

First remove battery terminals and clean then try jumping again this time if it does not take a jump right away leave cables on for about 30- 45 seconds and slightly rev up vehicle that is jumping yours then try to start.

4,095

How did you measure the battery's charge level? It is probably weak/dead and following "Firebird's" answer will get you going. If not take the battery out and either have it charged or replaced.

10

I'll give that a try. All internal lights, radio, etc all still work fine when I turn the key. Even when jumping it I get nothing when I try to start. Makes me think it's more than the battery. Could it be the starter at 68k miles on a 2012?

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.

mine is only 30k 2012 tdi, it won't start.

16,810

Yes it could be the starter or starter solinoid or check for loose connections at the solinoid. Also you can try tapping on the starter with a hammer while trying to start vehicle at the same time if it starts the brushes in the starter are bad but still can be a bad starter solinoid causing starter not to work.

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