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pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
106,500 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. replaced just prior to recall (2 reports)
2002 Volkswagen Jetta exhaust system problems

exhaust system problem

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2002 Volkswagen Jetta Owner Comments

problem #2

Feb 212013

Jetta GLS

  • Automatic transmission
  • 113,000 miles


did not affect the driving, but had to fix it due to emission regulation

- , Stamford, CT, USA

problem #1

Dec 002008


  • Automatic transmission
  • 100,000 miles

My engine check light would not go off so the mechanic said it was the exhaust and catalytic converter to be specific. They also told me it may be the sensors for the exhaust which are $600 a piece to replace... so after I replaced the converter there may be a possibility that I would have to replace the sensors since they may be the ACTUAL problem. Well, I checked the dealer who wanted a ridiculous amount of money to put a VW converter on and checked with a neighborhood mechanic who would weld it on while I waited (and got to watch from a safe distance) for $250 parts and labor! Well, I did it and it only temporarily fixed the light from coming on.

Seriously, a month later I got a recall from VW for the catalytic converter! Since I had it replaced myself from a non-VW mechanic then they wouldn't honor it. I had to have it replaced by the dealer for over $1,000 to get my car's engine light off to pass inspection. It wasn't like it was polluting the environment with the old one, it just had really sensitive sensors that required a fancy-dancy VW only part again, go figure.

- , Denton, TX, USA

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