Category: Diesel News

Diesel and the Leaping Cat: Our Impressions

Jaguar isn’t known for its diesel vehicles on this side of the Atlantic, even though they’ve offered them for years in Europe. But that’s changing: Jaguar has a diesel in three of the five models it offers in North America for 2017, more than any other automaker. The 2-liter (20d) Diesel is part of Jaguar’s ...

BMW Extending Warranty on 335d NOX Sensors

BMW has extended its warranty to 10 years/120,000 miles for all the NOX sensors on its 335d. These sensors commonly fail and can be an expensive replacement (as our coworker learned). You can request reimbursement from BMW if you’ve already done the repair and your vehicle is eligible.

BMW Extends Warranty on Adblue tank for 335d

We received a letter in the mail today–turns out BMW is extending its warranty on the problem-prone Adblue tank on the 335d. See below for a picture of the letter from BMW. If you have a 335d you’re eligible for a 10 year/120,000 mile warranty on this item. If you’ve already repaired the adblue tank, ...

New Diesel Emissions Lawsuits: What’s Happening?

This week, both Fiat Chrysler and GM face lawsuits over diesel emissions standards. For Fiat Chrysler, theirs comes from the EPA, and alleges that they used defeat devices (just like VW) to trick emissions software during testing on their diesel Jeep Grand Cherokee and Ram 1500 vehicles. GM faces a private class action suit that ...

Our New 2015 Mk7 Golf Sportwagen

We took advantage of the great offers on unsold 2015 TDIs and picked up a 2015 Golf Sportwagen TDI.  White, 6-speed manual, S trim level.  We’ll be posting our review and thoughts as we put the miles on the car.  For now, we’ll say this: everything we loved about the Mk7 when we tested them ...

DIESELGATE – 2015 Modifications and Warranty

We now know more about the emissions modification process for model-year 2015 TDIs. Plus, fixed 2015 TDIs are getting an extended emissions warranty.  The paperwork regarding the modification & extended warranty is pretty confusing, so we will do our best to brake it down for you.  Click read more for full details…

DIESELGATE – Unsold 2015s Now Available!

VW has gotten permission from the EPA to sell leftover, new, unsold 2015 TDIs.  We’ve got the information you need to know about buying one and getting the best deal you can.

DIESELGATE Series – Buyout or Fix, which is better?

A question that we get asked often at IDParts is whether the buyback or the fix is the better offer.  The answer is – both.  Check out why I think so…

2015 Jetta TDI First-Look Review

5 minute review of the 2015 Jetta TDI by idparts.com. We drive it around, put it up on a lift, and give you a full rundown of the pros and cons of VW’s latest incarnation of the Jetta TDI.

Ten New Things About the 2015 Jetta TDI

Ten changes to the 2015 Jetta. Engine: TDIs get VW’s new EA288 engine, made in Mexico, that offers 10 more HP and same torque (150/236), reduced friction, air-to-water intercooler, and higher fuel economy (as much as 45 MPG).ewq2 Grille Shutters: The TDI now has grille shutters for improved aerodynamics, and engine heat retention=better fuel economy. ...