2002 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8T from North America
This car is a LEMON
I've had 2 sets of ignition coils replaced.
1 mass air flow sensor.
2 oxygen sensors.
All the spark plugs.
Several hoses and clips.
Window part by recall.
This car has the worst performance and durability. I've never driven a car like this. I was fooled by Volkswagen marketing, thinking that this was a good car. I know better, and already am in the market to purchase a Honda.
ABS brake failure - will cause fire.
Window defrost failure... Unit fails to allow fresh air to defrost your windshield.
Wheel well... if your tire blows, will penetrate the well and blow the gas tank. Now, this is a "selected" recall of this year, yet all came from the same assembly line. VW is "suppose" to send our a notice, but we know how that goes. This issue is "hush, hush)
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 13th September, 2003
I've had many of the same problems with my 2001 Jetta 1.8, The ignition coils went 3 times, the emission system needed to be adjusted. To be fair, Volkswagen has picked up the bill for everything so far, but the inconvenience as been frustrating.
Every five months the check engine light goes on. This began when the car reached 12,000 miles. I'm taking it in again tomorrow. I just received a letter from V.W. about the mass flow sensor. We'll see if this is what the problem is this time. While I love the way the car drives, It's been the most unreliable car I've ever owned.