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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
18,400 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

engine problem

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2002 Volkswagen Jetta Owner Comments

problem #2

Sep 202004

Jetta 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 34,000 miles


The vehicle is a used 2002 Volkswagen Jetta 1.8T, standard transmission, 1) the vehicle was purchased used in 08/2004 and was driven normally for transportation of my family. The check engine light came on several weeks after purchase. 2) the car began stalling frequently at all points of operation. The engine would simply stall at such points as comeing to a stop, accelerating, slowing for turn, or regular driving on freeway and surface streets. 3) we have taken it to the same dealership of purchase four times over five months for this same problem that is covered by the original factory warranty. Parts replaced (from earliest to most recent visits): 1) mass air-flow sensor, transmission reset; 2) pipe from PCV to 3-way hose by valve cover, 1/2 moon seal below chain adjuster, cam seals, breather valve; 3) turbo recirc valve; 4) mass air-flow meter.

- Fair Oaks, CA, USA

problem #1

Jan 272003

Jetta 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 2,800 miles
VW Jetta & Audi turbo engines have been found to have defective coils.

- Baltimore, MD, USA

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