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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
26,466 miles

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2002 Volkswagen Golf exhaust system problems

exhaust system problem

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2002 Volkswagen Golf Owner Comments

problem #1

Aug 112007

Golf 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 26,466 miles


2002 Volkswagen Golf has had numerous problems. The most recent problem is that the coil spring broke while the consumer was driving causing damage to the strut. Now the consumer has to pay to get the vehicle fixed. The consumer stated the problems started after the warranty ended. The battery died. 5 days later, the mil appeared and the vehicle was misfiring. In March of 2007 the engine light illuminated due to a faulty coil. In April of 2007 the battery light illuminated due to a failed alternator. The right headlight was inoperative, the catalytic converter was replaced. Updated 12/12/07

- Chicago, IL, USA

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