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Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
109,550 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. replace transmission (1 reports)
2002 Volkswagen Passat transmission problems

transmission problem

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2002 Volkswagen Passat Owner Comments

problem #1

Feb 242014

Passat 1.8L Turbo Triptonic

  • Automatic transmission
  • 109,550 miles


I own a 2002 VW Passat Wagon 1.8 Turbo. This piece of junk was a problem from the day I bought it new. Several recalls and now, after replacing the timing belt and coolant pump at 98K miles, the transmission is GONE at 109K miles!!! DO NOT BUY A VOLKSWAGEN OF ANY KIND! They are costly to repair, only a VW mechanic should service your car because it has so many sensors on it. Oil sludge problems, on and on and on. They look great and drive great but after a few years you will pay the price! Germany doesn't make cars like they used to. What car maker does anymore! DON'T BUY VOLKSWAGEN'S! You have been warned!

Signed, VERY Regretful

- , Austin, TX, USA

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