really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 2
Injuries / Deaths:
4 / 0
Average Mileage:
33,521 miles

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2002 Volkswagen Passat engine problems

engine problem

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2002 Volkswagen Passat Owner Comments (Page 3 of 3)

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problem #5

Jan 022003

Passat 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 10,000 miles


Coil problem with my 2002 Passat. The car has 10,000 miles and was in the shop for 3 weeks. VW replaced 1 coil, but there is a strong possiblility that the other 3 will go, too. VW needs to do a recall since the car loses acceleration when the coil goes.

- Wrentham, MA, USA

problem #4

Dec 072002

Passat 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
My 2002 Volkswagen Passat has an ignition coil problem that causes it to misfire and lose power. The car was in a VW service center for more than 2 weeks. After receiving the car back from the dealer the problem has exhibited itself again. VW can't guarantee the problem will be permanently fixed.

- Lakewood, OH, USA

problem #3

Dec 022002


  • miles
The engine light would contiue to flash every time the vehicle was started. Dealer was not notified. Please provied further information.

- Belmont, MA, USA

problem #2

Oct 012002

Passat 4-cyl

  • miles
Consumer stated that his vehicle is firing off the cylinder, causing the qual pack to leak.

- Croton On Hudson, NY, USA

problem #1

Jan 072003


  • miles
Customer states that while driving at any speed the vehicle will stall without warning making it hard for the driver to control the vehicle, the dealer has been notified.

- Marlborough, CT, USA

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