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2002 Volkswagen Beetle drivetrain problems

drivetrain problem

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2002 Volkswagen Beetle Owner Comments

problem #1

Jul 022013

Beetle 4-cyl

  • miles


This is my daughters car and we are concerned about the safety of it with her going to school and work. It has been jerking very hard enough to throw you whole body forward I just can't believe the complaints I've seen with this car I would have never bought it knowing all these problems. Parents concerned please help to get fixed. VW should be held accountable and fix these dangerous issues I pray everyday she is ok driving, can't afford to get another car let alone fix it!!! also have had other issues too but this one is the most concerning!!

- Madisonville, LA, USA

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