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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
52,000 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.

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2002 Volkswagen Eurovan engine problems

engine problem

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2002 Volkswagen Eurovan Owner Comments

problem #1

Jul 112007

Eurovan 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 52,000 miles


We just experienced a expensive ($4500) problem with the Volkswagen Eurovan/winnebago rialta. Actually the problem was relatively minor but became major because of the VW engineering. A sprocket that part of the camshaft chain drive assembly was worn to the point that it was almost completely rounded. This caused the timing chain to jump. The warranty is 50,000 miles. The problem started at 52, 000 miles. I had it repaired at 55,000 miles. A little research on the web shows it to be a known problem. The sprocket apparently was not properly hardened on a few of the vr-6 engines. The abnormal wear started from the day the engine was assembled but took 52,000 miles to show-up. A description of the problem with photos can be viewed on my web page at:

- Blacklick, OH, USA

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