Huge win for car owners! All TSBs to be made public. The Center for Auto Safety just made the NHTSA (US Government) make public the full text of all TSBs from now on. They are the same organization that has petitioned the NHTSA & filed lawsuits to protect car owners over exploding gas tanks & other major safety issues. Whenever you drive in your car, you are safer thanks in part to a lot of work over the years by this small but very effective consumer advocacy group.

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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
33,840 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 Cabrio engine problems

engine problem

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2002 Volkswagen Cabrio Owner Comments

problem #2

Nov 122004

Cabrio 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 51,000 miles


Multiple problems with rear tail lights. Check engine light keeps coming on but dealer could not find anything wrong.

- Mainville, OH, USA

problem #1

Aug 092003

Cabrio 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 16,680 miles
My 2002 VW carbrio overheated and caused the engine to blow. Only after the engine blew and my car could not accelerate did the warning light come on. The dealership and VW said this was neglect and would not be covered under my warranty.

- Springfield, IL, USA

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