Volkswagen Jetta 1.4T Engine

Volkswagen Jetta 1.4T Engine Oil Change DIY

Is the overdue oil warning appearing on your Volkswagen dashboard? Learn how to fix the problem by changing your Volkswagen’s engine oil and oil filter. This guide provides instructions on changing the oil on a Volkswagen Jetta equipped with a 1.4L engine.

The 1.4-liter turbocharged four-cylinder that joined the VW lineup for 2016 is code-named EA211. This new small-displacement powertrain will offer a significant power boost for the base Jetta and an estimated 39 mpg highway.


  • Oil overdue warning

What you will need

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  • Synthetic SAE 5W-30 Engine Oil  (5 quarts)
    • Engine Oil Specification: VW 508 00
    • Recommended viscosity may vary depending on the climate. See owner’s manual.
  • VW 1.4T Engine Oil Filter
    • You can find the right one by calling a local auto parts store, telling them the model year of your car and what engine it has, and they can find you the right one.
    • Make sure it includes a crush washer.
    • Tools
  • Oil Filter Pliers
  • Metrick Socket Set
  • Disposable gloves
  • Drain pan
  • Floor jack
  • Jack stand
  • Torx Bit Set (T25)
  • Torque Wrench
  • Funnel


  • Gloves
  • Eye Protection
  • Shop Towels


  1. Park the vehicle on level ground. Set the parking brakes and allow the engine to cool down.
  2. Jack the car up and place a jack stand underneath the car to support the frame. Do not get under the vehicle that is supported only with jack stands. The vehicle must be supported with jack stands. Jack up the engine
  3. To adhere to EPA environment safety standards, prepare a catch pan to catch the old oil from the engine.
  4. Drain the oil by opening the drain bolt at the back of the oil pan using a 19mm socket wrench and turn it counterclockwise.Remove Oil Drain Plug
  5. Gently remove the drain bolt by hand, taking precautions not to drop it in the catch pan.oil drain plug
  6. Let the old oil drain into the catch pan until no more oil is flowing down.
  7. Replace the copper washer on the drain bolt. Reinstall and tighten the drain bolt.Retignten the bolt
  8. You can access and remove the oil filter by removing a portion of the splash shield by removing the screw.Remove splash shieldOr you can reach out at the back of the splash shield and remove the oil filter.Reach out the filter
  9. Remove the oil filter by turning it counterclockwise by hand or by oil filter tool.Remove by plier of handRemove the filter
  10. Clean up the oil filter area by using a paper towel.clean filter slot
  11. Prepare the new filter and lubricate it with new oil.Lubricate filter with oil
  12. Install the new oil filter by hand and fasten it using a two-quarter turn once it hits the gasket.Install New filter
  13. If you removed the splash shield, snap it into its matching groves and tabs until you hear a click, then reinstall the screws.Splash shield back onInstall Screws
  14. Open the hood, secure it, and remove the oil filler cap at the top of the engine.Remove filler
  15. Use a funnel to refill with the new oil. Check the manufacturer’s recommendations regarding your engine’s type and quantity of oil.Refill oil using funnel
  16. Pull the dipstick and clean it, then reinsert and check the oil level. It should be near the top of the dipstick maximum marker.Check dipstickCheck oil level
  17. Reinstall the filler cap.Reinstall filler cap
  18. Remove the jack stands. Lower the car and start the engine. Allow the engine to run for fifteen minutes, check for oil leaks, and recheck the oil level.

Engine Oil Capacity

According to a 2016 Volkswagen Jetta owner’s manual, the oil capacity is 4.2 quarts (4.0 liters) for the VW 1.4T engine.

Oil Specification

Recommended engine oil for Volkswagen 1.4T engine should have a viscosity grade of SAE 5W-40. Or SAE 5W-30. You can use this oil for normal driving at all temperatures. The oil must meet ACEA A3 specifications.

Oil Change Interval

The recommended oil change interval for VW Jetta equipped with the 1.4L Turbo engine is 10,000 miles, according to the owner’s manual.

Torque Specifications

  • Filter cap: 25Nm (18 ft-lb)
  • Drain plug: 30Nm (22 ft-lb)

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the interval of changing the oil on a Jetta?

It is recommended that you change the oil every 10,000 miles. This interval may vary depending on the driving conditions and oil type used. Check your owner’s manual

How much does it take to perform a change oil on a VW Jetta?

The cost for an oil change for the VW Jetta 1.4 is estimated at $63 – $97. Part is estimated at $38-$39. The labor cost is around $25-$29.

Can you drive a VW Jetta with an overdue oil change?

It is recommended to stick to the manufacturer’s suggested interval to avoid engine wear.

How to Reset the Oil Service Reminder

  1. Switch off the ignition.
  2. Find and hold the “0.0” button below the instrument cluster.
  3. Switch on the ignition.
  4. Release the 0.0 button.
  5. The following messages will appear in the display: “Reset oil change service?” followed by, “Do you really want to reset inspection?”
  6. When you see the message for the interval you want to reset, confirm the request by pressing the 0.0 button again.
  7. A confirmation message will display.

Additional Photos

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oil filter location vw jetta 1.4t
add engine oil vw jetta 1.4t
1.4t jetta engine oil drain plug
Check engine oil level on vw jetta 1.4 engine

We hope you find the Volkswagen Jetta 1.4T Engine Oil Change DIY guide helpful. Check these troubleshooting and repair guides for more help on your Volkswagen.


  • Rushit Hila • ASE Certified

    Rushit Hila, an ASE-certified engineer (G1 Automotive Maintenance and Repair), brings over two decades of hands-on experience in the automotive world to his writing. With a strong educational background, including a Master of Science in Engineering and a Bachelor of Science in Engineering, he has honed his skills and expertise through years of practical work. As a respected authority in the field, Mr. Hila is dedicated to offering insightful and valuable content that resonates with both vehicle owners and mechanics.

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