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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
0 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2002 Volkswagen Beetle engine problems

engine problem

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2002 Volkswagen Beetle Owner Comments

problem #4

Nov 252002

Beetle

  • miles

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

I have claimed to volkeswagen why this has not been on recall although the service is advising me that they cannot keep up with service since they keep having the same models of car with the same problems. My car has been at the service for over a week and a half now since VW is out of stock on this particular parts. Service can not start working on VW told me that they are not calling for recall for this problem but just wait for the owner of the cars with defected parts to find out this problem. I do not feel volkeswagen is taking a proper action on this defected parts. Wish some kind of proper action would be taken seriously soon.

- Plainsboro, NJ, USA

problem #3

Nov 252002

Beetle

  • miles
I have claimed to volkeswagen why this has not been on recall although the service is advising me that they cannot keep up with service since they keep having the same models of car with the same problems. My car has been at the service for over a week and a half now since VW is out of stock on this particular parts. Service can not start working on VW told me that they are not calling for recall for this problem but just wait for the owner of the cars with defected parts to find out this problem. I do not feel volkeswagen is taking a proper action on this defected parts. Wish some kind of proper action would be taken seriously soon.

- Plainsboro, NJ, USA

problem #2

Apr 012002

Beetle

  • miles
While traveling on the highway the vehicle has stall more than one occasion. Please furnish additional information. Dealer is aware of the problem.

- Highland, CA, USA

problem #1

Oct 012002

Beetle

  • miles
Consumer states that vehicle loses power while driving on freeway. Vehicle "sputters" and then stalls.

- Highland, CA, USA

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