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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
143,054 miles

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2002 Volkswagen Eurovan engine problems

engine problem

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2002 Volkswagen Eurovan Owner Comments

problem #1

Apr 192012

Eurovan 6-cyl

  • 143,054 miles


230 days in VW dealer's repair shop ! I purchased a 2002 VW Eurovan weekender camper with 142,276 miles on 2/25/12 because of its excellent space utilization and because it had a replacement engine still under VW warranty. I was very wrong about the VW warranty. I paid $21,780.63 for warranty and/or faulty repairs all performed by VW dealers with VW parts! it cost me $1.02 for each of the 21,360 miles I drove my VW. The faulty repairs involved 3 replacement engines (coolant hose clamps popped off), 2 replacement transmissions, and 2 drive disc replacements (no guide sleeves installed). One engine needed replacement after fewer than 1800 miles! neither VW in germany or America would honor their 12 month/12,000 mile warranty for VW dealers. Owner date days mileage <---- advertised VW 12 months/12,000 mile warranty----> paid paid w/O van out actual months/miles <------- description of repair -------> _________ ________ _____ _______ _________________ ____________________________ 09/12/07 6 82,311 1st replacement transmission 04/08/11 18 134,638 1st replacement engine installed $ $8,077 04/19/12 50 143,054 10.7mos / 8,416miles 2nd replacement engine installed $10,588.62 12/05/12 131 144,925 3.3mos / 1,871miles 3rd repl. Engine&2nd repl. Trans. $ $115.01 03/03/14 1 160,732 15.0mos/15807miles replaced new VW battery $ $3,000 03/24/14 5 163,636 15.7mos/18711miles replaced 1st broken drive disc $ 01/09/15 19 170,638 9.0mos / 7,002miles replaced 2nd broken drive disc.

- Durango, CO, USA

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