2002 Volkswagen Jetta 1.8T from North America
An accident waiting to happen
The ignition coil blew which caused the car to stop while I was driving (coil replaced)
A different ignition coil blew which caused the car to stop while I was driving (coil replaced)
Car was shaking, ignition coils were about to blow (all 4 coils replaced)
Car shaking again! Same problem with ignition coils.
After they fixed the radio it was scratchy.
Air conditioner did not work from side vents.
Clock stopped working.
This car is an accident waiting to happen.
I bought my car in Feb. 2002 and I have had nothing but problems since I bought it.
The coil problem kept on re-occurring and could have resulted in a serious accident if my car stopped on the highway.
The dealership was great and ended up taking back the car and giving me back the full price.
I DO NOT recommend this car because of the safety problem with the ignition coils.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 24th October, 2002
7th Dec 2002, 10:24
I had the same problem with my 2000 VW JETTA GLS VR6. The car just died while I was driving on the highway. They tried to fix the problem on 4 different occasions with no success. I contacted VW Head Office and they neglected to help me. Needless to say that VW has great looking cars, but you "can't judge a book by its cover". The underneath of the VW Jetta is certainly unreliable...