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6.2

fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
12,500 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.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2002 Volkswagen Passat engine problems

engine problem

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2002 Volkswagen Passat Owner Comments

problem #2

Jan 292003

(reported on)

Passat

  • Manual transmission
  • 5,000 miles

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

The spark plugs/ignition coil has a manufactures defect. Both components causes the vehicle to lose power with no warning.

- Cambridge, MA, USA

problem #1

Dec 242002

Passat 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 20,000 miles
The ignition coil has has had to be replaced three times in my 2002 Passat. VW knows about the problem but due a shortage of parts, they will only fix them on a needed basis.

- Lake Oswego, OR, USA

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