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2002 Volkswagen Cabrio seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2002 Volkswagen Cabrio Owner Comments

problem #2

Aug 082007

Cabrio 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


I have AA2002 VW cabriolet and the air bag light went on. The diagnostic test showed it was the driver side airbag and harness. After the part was in, while waiting to leave the vehicle the service consultant was on the phone describing the same problem, same airbag to another VW customer. When I asked the service consultant if there was a problem known to VW on their airbags he said no. The woman waiting behind me said the same happened to her VW. The cost for the diagnosis and repair was $690.48.

- Wallingford, CT, USA

problem #1

Nov 152003

Cabrio 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Driver's airbag did not deploy with an impact of 30-35 miles per hour and $6,000 damage to the front end. It was a rear-end collision. The passenger airbag deployed. We are concerned that the driver's side did not.

- Elkhart, IN, USA

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