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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
8,600 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.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2002 Volkswagen GTI engine problems

engine problem

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2002 Volkswagen GTI Owner Comments

problem #3

Jun 212004

GTI 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 25,800 miles


I was driving down the road and I heard a loud beeping noise and looked at my dashboard to see that a red light was flashing and my car was over heating at max temp.. car was towed to dealership and was found to have a "defective" water pump. I was without a car for 2 days, yippie.

- Fort Washington, PA, USA

problem #2

Dec 152002


  • miles
While driving the vehicle lose power. It's the ignition coil.

- El Cajon, CA, USA

problem #1

Jan 142003


  • miles
Consumer state while traveling without any indication vehicle engine failed. Vehicle was serviced by dealer techincian noticed engine coil pack needed to be replaced.

- Houston, TX, USA

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