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3.8

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
32,133 miles

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2002 Volkswagen Golf seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2002 Volkswagen Golf Owner Comments

problem #3

Oct 022007

Golf

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Air bag light came on. When taken in for fix it was found to be a faulty switch in the driver side seat belt buckle. It was just recently replaced and so far no further problems.

- Lake Forest, CA, USA

problem #2

Sep 152008

Golf

  • 72,400 miles
Air bag light is on in vehicle because of a poor electrical connection in the driver's side seat belt clasp, which was already replaced once while vehicle was still under factory warranty, about 2yrs and 30K miles ago. The locking mechanism of the seat belt clasp itself still works, however, while the air bag light is on because of the failed electrical connection in the clasp, air bags will not deploy, which risks my and my passengers' life and safety. To replace the part, I incurred a $75 diagnostic fee from a local mechanic and purchased a new part for $161, which I will install myself to save another $75 installation fee. Total economic loss to me was $236, but could have been $311 if I didn't have the tools and time to do it myself. The old seat belt clasp will be available for inspection.

- Gainesville, FL, USA

problem #1

Jan 152007

Golf 4WD 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 24,000 miles
- the contact stated that there was damage to the ceiling on the front drivers side and the rear left passenger side. Also, the driver's side seat belt did work anymore.

- Middletown, DE, USA

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