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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
1,320 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 GTI electrical problems

electrical problem

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2002 Volkswagen GTI Owner Comments

problem #2

Jan 142003

GTI 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 2,639 miles


I own a 2002 VW Gti, today with 2639 miles on it one of my coil packs died, which through some research is a very common cause. I was travelling around 60-65 mph on the highway when this happened, losing complete power and almost getting hit. My car had to get towed 40 miles to the dealership, which in turn told me that they would only replace the one coil pack not all three, knowing that the other 3 will eventually fail and cause some trouble again. This is ridiculous my wife owns a 2003 VW jetta, what if, heaven forbid, one of us were to get into an accident because of this when it could have been fixed in the first place. I'm thoroughly disgusted with this.

- Hampton, VA, USA

problem #1

Jun 142002


  • miles
VW cannot bring vehicle into compliance with warranty......refuses to replace vehicle. No safety defect listed.

- Dale City, VA, USA

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