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2.6

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
57,975 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

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2002 Volkswagen Jetta engine problems

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2002 Volkswagen Jetta Owner Comments

problem #4

Apr 102009

Jetta 4-cyl Diesel

  • 94,000 miles

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

My driver's side window suddenly stopped working. I took it to a repair shop and the mechanic said that piece that holds the window in place was stretched and about to break. When I spoke with a friend who used to own a Jetta of the same year, make, and model as mine, he said that the same thing had happened to his vehicle. He said that there had been a recall on this part. When I checked the NHTSA's web site, however, I could not find this recall. The consumer had problems with the engine and the sterring column was defective. The engine light illuminated right after the vehicle was purchased. Updated 06/01/09.

- Golden, CO, USA

problem #3

Jan 202008

Jetta 4-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 50,000 miles
I have a 2002 Jetta gls tdi. I am constantly replacing glow plugs. Have a coolant temp code reading for quite some time and also fuel injection pump, which is probably what is causing glow plugs to go bad.

- Tucson, AZ, USA

problem #2

Oct 112002

Jetta 4-cyl Diesel

  • Manual transmission
  • 33,000 miles
The tubo power in my VW Jetta 2002 tdi model failed multiple times over a two year period. VW dealer in manchester, nh was not compident enough to go beyond what the diagnosis machine was telling them to fix. VW manufacturing was more than reluctant to cover costs to fix the problem even though the problems started before the warranty was

- Sunapee, NH, USA

problem #1

Dec 072004

Jetta 4-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 54,900 miles
Repeat incidents leading to consumer's long term driveability concerns. Worrisome panel indicator lights -- flashing: Engine warning and glow plug (diesel) lights within current lease period. After first two incidents, the third (then under warranty) was found to be due to a factory defect. And repaired?...Dec 7 '04, at about 55K -- blinking lights again. Dealer diagnostic indicated no engine problem (this was the same result of the two previous before the third resulted in a major warranty repair). This has been diagnosed as an accelerator sensor failure. (the part will not be available for three (3) days; we are advised to drive "carefully until the part can be replaced.) this sensor failure is then one of several others in this particular vehicle: The fuel guage has been replaced once or twice; the seat heater sensor just, and out-of-warranty, burned a hole in the front seat (three weeks awaiting factory reps 'get-back.'). an air conditioning problem (leak) was also noted and repaired at about 50,000 miles.

- Sausalito , CA, USA

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