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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
50,213 miles

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2002 Volkswagen Cabrio steering problems

steering problem

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2002 Volkswagen Cabrio Owner Comments

problem #1

Jul 182014

Cabrio 4-cyl Diesel

  • 50,213 miles


While driving this vehicle it just stopped would not start. Went to lift the hood it was hot and it seems to have had a fire. At a VW dealer for over 2 wks and they still can't figure it out. So far they said it appears engine harness fire had started at the starter and this part is discontinued there is a repair kit. VW claims a lot of items must be replaced and that is not going to guarantee it will solve the problem. You would think you send it to a dealer and they could fix it but I guess not because they called me to tell me all they did so far has not solved the problem. I purchased this car for my daughter in March 2014 with 50,000. Miles. I know this is my first and last VW I will own.

- Lyndhurst, NJ, USA

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