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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
43,850 miles

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2002 Volkswagen GTI lights problems

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2002 Volkswagen GTI Owner Comments

problem #2

Jan 142007

GTI 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 39,700 miles


Rear brake light switch failed causing all rear brake lights to fail. This caused extreme danger as it can easily cause a rear-end collision. Part seems to be recognized as failure-prone since other owners also have reported failures. VW jetta's were recalled, Gti's were not, even though chassis and part are the same. Switch was replaced by dealer at a cost of approx. $110

- San Antonio, FL, USA

problem #1

Aug 152006

GTI 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 48,000 miles
Defective brake light switch, multiple failures (4) in Gti/golf NHTSA campaign id number : 06V183000 the above recall should include the golf/Gti since it is the same part that fails repeatedly.

- Scottsdale, AZ, USA

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