hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
73,333 miles

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2002 Volkswagen Jetta fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2002 Volkswagen Jetta Owner Comments

problem #3

Jun 042014


  • miles


Water pump replaced, tires always have issues because of the rim design, code errors, rear rods replaced, muffler, misfiring, radiator ect.

- Chicago, IL, USA

problem #2

Apr 072015


  • 150,000 miles
Engine shuts down when the fuel tank is at or below a 1/4 tank of fuel while driving... there is a loss of steering and braking rendering it unsafe to drive. Here is a online discussion of others having the same problem... forums.vwvortex.com/showthread.php?4971876-car-stalling-while-at-speed-is-low-fuel-the-problem.

- Livermore, CA, USA

problem #1

Aug 062014


  • 70,000 miles
While driving on the freeway at approximately 70mph with a quarter tank of gas, my 2002 Jetta glx displayed the battery light and then stalled at full speed. The car slowed, the steering and gas pedal were stiff and I had to pull to the shoulder and call for a tow truck. I had the crank position sensor replaced, new spark plugs put in and the throttle body cleaned. I test drove the car and once again, the engine started to stall at around 70mph on the freeway. This time I was able to floor the accelerator and the car did not completely stall. This defect seems is incredibly dangerous and seems to be unacceptably prevalent on VW Jettas. My next part to replace is the fuel pump but it appears that does not always remedy the problem. This should be a recall.

- Los Angeles, CA, USA

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