2002 Volkswagen Beetle Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2002 Volkswagen Beetle

2002 Volkswagen Beetle Problems

Power Windows Fail More Often Than Manually Operated Window Cranks

One or more power windows may fail. Our technicians tell us this is commonly due to a failed window regulator which will require replacement.

Premature Head Light Bulb Burnout and Bulb Harness Failure is Common

One or both head lights may not work due to premature head light bulb burnout and/or bulb harness failure. Care should be taken to inspect the head light harness connector for damage when replacing bulbs. Damaged connectors should be replaced.

Check Engine Light Due to Ignition Component/Engine Coolant Temperature Sensor Failure

Due to an ignition component and/or engine coolant temperature sensor failure, the Check Engine Light may illuminate. Replacement of the failed component will be necessary to correct this concern.

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2002 Volkswagen Beetle Questions

check engine light on code is random misfire what do I do (1 answer)

Runs well most of the time but will cut out while driving does not stall out

My rear spoiler is stuck open. How do I activate it? (1 answer)

When I start the car I hear a grinding at the rear spoiler like gears are not going together, but it stays in open position. I cannot find switch in car! Help!

Timing belt symptoms (1 answer)

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2002 Volkswagen Beetle Recalls

Recall 07V063000
ON CERTAIN PASSENGER, WAGON, AND CONVERTIBLE VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH OR WITHOUT CRUISE CONTROL, A BRAKE LIGHT SWITCH MAY MALFUNCTION IF IT WAS INSTALLED INCORRECTLY.
Volkswagen Recalls 1998-2002 Models Due to Malfunctioning Brake Light Switch

Volkswagen has recalled certain 1999-2002 Jetta and 1998-2002 Beetle models because a brake light switch may malfunction if incorrectly installed during a safety recall. This can cause the brake lights to become inoperative or remain on. Dealers will install the newly designed brake light switch free of charge.

Recall 02V031000
ON SOME PASSENGER VEHICLES, SHORT CIRCUITS CAN OCCUR WITHIN THE ELECTRONIC CONTROL UNIT OF THE ANTI-LOCK BRAKING SYSTEM (ABS).

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2002 Volkswagen Beetle Reviews

my ac is not cooling but the compressor is running i had the refridgeant checked it is full but the guy said that it was the compressor even thou it is running he said the the pressure should be level in the compressor but it is kicking in an when iwas looking on line for prices for a compressor it said the the compressor for a vw beetle has low pressure on one side n high pressure on the other...
This 2002 New Beetle Turbo S is my second New Beetle, the first being a 2000 (no turbo) and the third a 2004 Turbo S. I have to say that I thoroughly enjoy driving this car because it has a LOT more power than you would guess. And everyone who has driven it says the same. They fall in LOVE. It's a fun car to drive. However, like the other two New Beetles I have owned (the 2000 and 2004 Turbo S)...
Currently driving my #7 Beetle ! And proud of it at 70 ! All the Beetles I've purchased for myself and my children over the years have been WONDERFUL. I currently drive a 2002 Beetle hatchback. I've read the comments and complaints, may I suggest. .....Research and find a reliable repair shop. Do ALL THE maintance as scheduled, use the CORRECT gas, oil and such. Maintain and care for your car...

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