It's the worst purchase I have ever made
Replaced transmission at 6K.
Window in door.
Check engine light on many occasions.
Tail lights always out.
I have constantly encountered problems with my 2002 VW Jetta, and I thought it was my own BAD luck. I am sad, but relieved to hear that others have similar problems.
A few days ago, my radio stopped working. This happened once before, and I brought it to the dealer thinking that none of the exposed fuses were connected to the radio. Upon diagnosis, the dealership, who by the way knows me by name and probably cringes every time I walk though the door, told me that the fuse behind the radio blew. So, I paid them labor and parts to fix it.
Today, I came across this forum and learned that there was in fact a fuse that powered the radio, #42. I did as so many of you reported and took it out, waited a few minutes and put it back in. And, my radio started working again. Thank all of you for posting this information, now I don't need to go to the dealership and have them take me for even more money they don't deserve. It sounds like they should be paying all of us for driving these crappy cars.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 19th October, 2007