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pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
75,000 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. replace door lock (1 reports)
2002 Volkswagen Jetta accessories - exterior problems

accessories - exterior problem

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2002 Volkswagen Jetta Owner Comments

problem #1

Nov 062007

(reported on)

Jetta 3.2L

  • Manual transmission
  • 75,000 miles


The door would rattle loose, prompting the "door's ajar" ding to go off. I would have to slam the door several times in order to get the dinging to stop. When the door rattled loose on the highway, I had to either pull over or endure 5 minutes of the damn dinging before it would shut off. Highly annoying. To top it off, only 2 years later, I'm having the same problem, and the dealer (the same dealer that I paid through the nose to fix it last time) says that their repairs are no longer under warranty. Bastards!

- , Jamaica Plain, MA, USA

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