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pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
6,750 miles

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2002 Volkswagen GTI suspension problems

suspension problem

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2002 Volkswagen GTI Owner Comments

problem #4

Jan 032003

GTI 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 27,000 miles


When the vehicle is placed into gear it shakes/vibrates excessively, making it undriveable. Dealer has diagnosed problem as a defective coil pack.

- Geneva, IL, USA

problem #3

Dec 092002


  • miles
While driving vehicle coil pack started running on only three cylinders instead of four. Dealer notified. Please provide additional information.

- Springborl, OH, USA

problem #2

Oct 192002


  • miles
Consumer called complaining about having problems with the coil pack. Dealer was contacted and has repair the vehicle.

- Arlington, VA, USA

problem #1

Nov 262003


  • miles
Consumer called complaining about having problems with the coil packs in his vehicle. Dealer was contacted and stated that the vehicle has a bad coil pack and also stated that it has back order and they will be replacing it as soon as they get the parts.

- Somerville, MA, USA

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