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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
10,932 miles

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2002 Volkswagen GTI clutch problems

clutch problem

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2002 Volkswagen GTI Owner Comments

problem #4

Nov 282005

GTI 6-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 23,028 miles


Early clutch failure. The clutch in my VW 2002 Gti failed at 23000 miles.

- Northboro, MA, USA

problem #3

Aug 292004


  • miles
My clutch pedal went down to the floor while driving and never came back up. It was fixed (replaced the master clutch cylinder) one month ago for a similar problem.

- Skokie, IL, USA

problem #2

Aug 152004

GTI 6-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 1,500 miles
Clutch failed, acceleration diminished, only 63000 miles with regular tune ups, oil changes. Also mass air flow sensor and oxygen sensor defective; car doesn't idle correctly, sometimes doesn't start. Started at 48000 miles.

- Menlo Park, CA, USA

problem #1

Oct 272002

GTI 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 19,200 miles
Clutch defective at 19000 miles. Clutch plate found with excessive wear, fused to flywheel.

- Arlington, VA, USA

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