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fairly significant
Typical Repair Cost:
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Average Mileage:
58,000 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

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2002 Volkswagen Jetta accessories - interior problems

accessories - interior problem

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2002 Volkswagen Jetta Owner Comments

problem #2

Jul 172012

Jetta GLS

  • Automatic transmission
  • 109,000 miles


cheap finishing but it did not create a issue. the paint did peel off the door panel

- , Stamford, CT, USA

problem #1

Feb 012002


  • Automatic transmission
  • 7,000 miles

Well around 7,000-10,000 miles the interior plastic molding or whatever you call it began to peel off. I was told by the manager that THE OILS IN YOUR HANDS do this ! I couldn't believe it.... I guess I forgot to wear gloves everytime I touched something inside my car!! This car was pretty brand spankin new so I was able to get the door handle replaced that was peeling off. Of course this only temporarily fixed it until the short warranty for those types of parts was over and then it just kept peeling off. The black plastic/satin type coating also has peeled off some revealing the original WHITE plastic underneath. LOVELY. So the handles on both sides started looking ugly immediately. How cheaply made and ridiculous that the oils in ones' hands can peel off the interior finish.

- , Denton, TX, USA

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