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6.7

fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
9,775 miles

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2002 Volkswagen Beetle brakes problems

brakes problem

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2002 Volkswagen Beetle Owner Comments

problem #3

Sep 042004

Beetle 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 21,057 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Transmission replaced three times, still not working properly, lunges into forward and reverse, and will drop into and out of high and low gear when driving. Sunroof leaked because the drainage tubing was not connected at factory causing water damage to leather seats and now mold is growing inside of vehicle, making it difficult to be inside and have had one sinus infection already.

- Fresno, CA, USA

problem #2

Apr 162003

Beetle 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 8,268 miles
The vehicle's speed dropped dramatically, and then stalled. The vehicle experienced the following: The lights would come on, would not come out of park(repeatedly), lock up, sit for hours/frozen, start but not come out of park, ABS and epc light problems which was fixed under warranty and was told the overload problems should have been fixed, while driven, the vehicle dropped down to 30 mph and down to 20 mph on another occasion, the motor sounded loud and the vehicle had shaken, the dealer found three fault code for throttle control and faulty throttle body(dealer assured consumer that the problem wouldn't happen again), and the consumer was told that there was a misfire on all cylinders and that the plug wires were replaced. On one occasion where vehicle did not come out of park, the dealer suggested that the problem had come from the brake switch and assured that the freeze up(s) were solved. The vehicle sat for five hours, then the vehicle finally started and the dealer stated that the problem was the wiring harness to the ECM(the part had to be ordered).

- Murfreesboro, TN, USA

problem #1

Jun 012002

Beetle

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Brake light switch failed. Nlm

- Murfreesboro, TN, USA

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