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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
30,000 miles

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2002 Volkswagen Beetle electrical problems

electrical problem

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2002 Volkswagen Beetle Owner Comments

problem #1

Jun 242003

Beetle 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 30,000 miles


At and after 30,000 miles many mechanical failures including 2 alternators replaced, 2 batteries replaced, epc light had come on twice, brake light defaults, signal light defaults. Most of this waas fixed under warranty, however, the A/C system stopped working at 65,000 miles and is not a freon issue. The A/C was not covered under warranty.

- Katy, TX, USA

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