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Recall List for the 2002 Volkswagen Jetta

Official recall notices have been issued for the 2002 Volkswagen Jetta by the NHTSA. The complete details of all recalls are listed below, along with what they cover and the recommended solutions. It's important to note that most recalls won't cost you anything to get fixed, so if your car is affected you should call an authorized Volkswagen service shop immediately!

  1. 2002 Volkswagen Jetta SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:MASTER CYLINDER NHTSA Campaign #07E023000

    • Date Announced: MARCH 29, 2007
    • Vehicles Affected: 13,128

    Summary: Certain cardone master cylinders with part numbers 10-2925, 10-2987, 10-2987mza, 10-3083, 11-3015, 11-3042, 11-3044, 11-3045, 11-3047, 11-3064, and 11-3156, and with date codes lower than dca7078 sold as replacement equipment for use on the vehicles listed above. The seal on master cylinder can fail and leak brake fluid.

    Consequence: Loss of brake fluid can result in poor braking performance, possibly resulting in a vehicle crash.

    Actions: Cardone will notify owners and offer to repurchase any defective master cylinders. The recall began during April 2007. Owners can contact cardone at 1-800-777-4780. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #07E023000 »

  2. 2002 Volkswagen Jetta EXTERIOR LIGHTING:BRAKE LIGHTS:SWITCH NHTSA Campaign #07V063000

    • Date Announced: FEBRUARY 20, 2007
    • Vehicles Affected: 1,002,000

    Summary: On certain passenger, wagon, and convertible vehicles equipped with or without cruise control, a brake light switch may malfunction if it was installed incorrectly.

    Consequence: The brake lights could become inoperative, or remain on. Failure to provide the proper signal when braking could lead to a crash without warning.

    Actions: Dealers will install the newly designed brake light switch free of charge. The recall began on April 27, 2007, and will be conducted in several staggered mailings through September 21, 2007. Vehicles within the make, model, and model year of this population may be involved in either this recall or 06V-183, but not both. The remedy is the same for each recall. Volkswagen dealers will apply the remedy based on the VIN number of the vehicle. Owners may contact VW at 1-800-822-8987. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #07V063000 »

  3. 2002 Volkswagen Jetta EXTERIOR LIGHTING:BRAKE LIGHTS:SWITCH NHTSA Campaign #06V183000

    • Date Announced: MAY 24, 2006
    • Vehicles Affected: 646,246

    Summary: On certain passenger vehicles equipped with automatic or manual transmissions and cruise controls, a brake light switch on these vehicles may malfunction if it was installed incorrectly during safety recalls 03V-265 or 04V-096.

    Consequence: The brake lights could become inoperative, or remain on. Failure to provide the proper signal when braking could lead to a crash without warning.

    Actions: Dealers will install the newly designed brake light switch free of charge. The recall began on November 27, 2006. Vehicles within the make, model, and model year of this population may be involved in either this recall or 06V-183, but not both. The remedy is the same for each recall. Volkswagen dealers will apply the remedy based on the VIN number of the vehicle. Owners may contact VW at 1-800-822-8987. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #06V183000 »

  4. 2002 Volkswagen Jetta EXTERIOR LIGHTING:HAZARD FLASHING WARNING LIGHTS:SWITCH NHTSA Campaign #04V584000

    • Date Announced: DECEMBER 16, 2004
    • Vehicles Affected: 410,000

    Summary: On certain passenger vehicles, the hazard switch and flasher system function may degrade over time because of distortion and material transfer of the contacts of certain hazard switch relays which occurs due to substantially increased electrical current load from higher wattage turn signal bulbs.

    Consequence: This may result in intermittent or inoperative turn signal and hazard flasher function.

    Actions: Dealers will replace the hazard flasher switch/relay kit. The recall began on March 31, 2005. Owners should contact Volkswagen at 1-800-822-8987. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #04V584000 »

  5. 2002 Volkswagen Jetta EXTERIOR LIGHTING:BRAKE LIGHTS:SWITCH NHTSA Campaign #04V096000

    • Date Announced: FEBRUARY 20, 2004
    • Vehicles Affected: 377,130

    Summary: On certain passenger vehicles, a brake light switch on these vehicles may malfunction.

    Consequence: If this happens, the brake lights could become inoperative, or come on and stay on, even though the vehicle is parked.

    Actions: This recall has been superceded by 06V-183. Owners who have had a remedy performed under this recall should return to their dealer for the redesigned remedy. Owners should contact Volkswagen at 1-800-822-8987. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #04V096000 »

  6. 2002 Volkswagen Jetta SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:ANTILOCK NHTSA Campaign #02V031000

    • Date Announced: JANUARY 31, 2002
    • Vehicles Affected: 55,000

    Summary: On some passenger vehicles, short circuits can occur within the electronic control unit of the anti-lock braking system (ABS).

    Consequence: This can result in a fire.

    Actions: Dealers will replace the ABS control unit. Owner notification began March 8, 2002. Owners who take their vehicles to an authorized dealer on an agreed upon service date and do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact Volkswagen at 1-800-822-8987. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #02V031000 »

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