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2002 Volkswagen Passat clutch problems

clutch problem

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2002 Volkswagen Passat Owner Comments

problem #1

Aug 062007


  • Manual transmission
  • miles


The clutch on my 2002 VW Passat failed at 47K miles! my wife and I are both in our mid-forties and are very experienced and gentle clutch drivers. We haven't owned cars without a clutch for over 20 years. In addition the repair cost to replace the clutch on this car is outrageous. I am writing because I noticed several people with the same problem on a number of chat boards. Has this ever been investigated? thanks,

- Hermosa Beach, CA, USA

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