2002 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0 from North America
A money pit
12,359mi-Engine speed sensor failure resulting in a "no start" situation. Towed in. Engine speed sensor replaced.
Center console latch broken/replaced.
15,488mi-Rear speaker failure/replacement.
21,588mi-Center console latch broken (2nd time) /replaced.
Driver side window switch broken.
Both front windows also loose and rattle/claps replaced.
Door handle material peeling/replaced.
23,066mi-Drivers outside mirror not heating/replaced.
28,649mi-Spring came loose under drivers seat/replaced.
35,288mi-Steering wheel peeling/replaced.
Driver seat lumbar support broken/replaced cable.
Driver seat frame bent/replaced.
38,057mi-Driver seat frame bent (2nd time) /replaced.
Leather came loose on driver seat/re-attached.
40,225mi-Driver seat frame guide broken/replaced.
Passenger seat spring came loose/replaced.
Passenger window fell off track/repaired.
46,078mi-Switch plate for headlights peeling/replaced.
Shift plate for center console peeling/replaced.
52,107mi-Driver seat uneven/lower cushion replaced.
57,453mi-Driver window switch broken (2nd time) /replaced.
Driver door lock failure/replaced.
60,037mi-Passenger outside mirror not heating/replaced.
62,736mi-Fuel sending unit failure/replaced.
Speed sensor failure/replaced.
65,725mi-Center console latch broken (3rd time) /replaced.
66,353mi-Clove compartment will not shut/replaced.
This car was a wonderful vehicle at first, yet turned into a nightmare quickly.
Car has left me stranded three times.
Most of the interior is peeling.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 16th June, 2004
17th Apr 2006, 18:16
I find the Jetta much better then you say. You noted a lot of minor problems like "Seat cusion lower on left side". The car in general is a great car, I love mine.
18th Apr 2006, 18:06
This is going to sound awful, but are you overweight? Many of your problems center on the driver's seat. True, the springs coming out of the seats is a known problem, but seat frames?
Treat your car with more care.