2015 Volkswagen Jetta

Asked by Sep 12, 2019 at 08:04 AM about the 2015 Volkswagen Jetta

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

My 2015 Jetta has 80,000 miles, never had a problem until now. Every week
or so, I will drive it, turn it off, to return even a few minutes later, car won’t
start. It try’s to turn over, but won’t catch. Sounds like a car that it is out of
gas. Then, after what can be a few minutes or a few hours, it starts right up.
(As the AAA tow truck arrives !) I took it to VW dealer, they don’t have a
definitive answer.  Any ideas ?

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Your car has a fuel or electrical problem; really could be either. It could be leaking fuel injectors flooding a hot engine. It could be a bad sensor: crankshaft position, cam position, or maybe even the engine coolant temperature. Might even involve ignition components, such as coil or igniter. Without actually seeing the car, it's not possible to say what the exact problem is. Why don't you take the car to a mechanic to diagnose. Or go to an auto parts store to get codes read and they probably won't charge you for this.

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Hi, thanks for responding. I have already taken my Jetta to two mechanics, one being the Volkswagen dealer, the other a local mechanic. Neither know what is wrong. Both put on a scanner and could find nothing to indicate a problem. So, I’m not comfortable just putting in parts until one finally works . Hard to believe in today’s world of technology ! Any other suggestions ? Thank you, Alicia Sent from my iPad On Sep 12, 2019, at 11:05 AM, CarGurus wrote: Hello Guru11VMC, A CarGurus user (Ed92626) answered your question: "2015 Volkswagen Jetta ". They wrote: "Your car has a fuel or electrical problem; really could be either. It could be leaking fuel injectors flooding a hot engine. It could be a bad sensor: crankshaft position, cam position, or maybe even the engine coolant temperature. Might even involve ignition components, such as coil or igniter. Without actually seeing the car, it's not possible to say what the exact problem is. Why don't you take the car to a mechanic to diagnose. Or go to an auto parts store to get codes read and they probably won't charge you for this. " View answer | Mark answer as helpful | Mark as best answer | Stop following this question Take care, The CarGurus Team About CarGurus: CarGurus, Inc. is an online automotive community that strives to connect those "in the know" with those on the hunt for new and used automotive information. CarGurus - Where anyone can find and share automotive knowledge. CarGurus | Unsubscribe | Change

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If the car isn't showing any codes, the first place I'd look is at the injectors. Leaking injectors probably wouldn't show a code unless they were causing a misfire. You could try cleaning the injectors. Buy a bottle of Seafoam motor treatment (available just about anywhere) and with about eight gallons of gas in the tank, add half a 16 ounce bottle. Run that until you need gas, then repeat.

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