2002 Volkswagen Cabrio Repair and Maintenance

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

2002 Volkswagen Cabrio Problems

Reverse gear failures and noise in the manual transmission models are common.

The Check Engine Light may illuminate because of evaporative (EVAP) emission failures and/or intake manifold vacuum leaks.

Electrical issues that are difficult to diagnose—and sometimes intermittent—are typically due to ground wiring issues. The most troublesome ground locations are under the battery or at the engine.

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2002 Volkswagen Cabrio Questions

I checked the master switch wasn't that...this 2002 Volkswagen Cabrio GLXis circuit breaker protectedbut the circuit breakers are good...I purchased an all data subscription online wasn't much help I basically need a picture of a 2002 Volkswagen Cabrio fuse box...So I can make sure the fu...

I was messing with fuses and relays try to find which one was out turned out to be my fuel pump relay...At this time the car would not start!
so I could put the fuse box backward goes up on those two hooks.
I go to start the car and the battery is dead because it's been sitting too long.

added coolant and oil as a precaution, however the light did not go off. the car just turned over the 100,000 mile mark. have noticed that my gas mileage has really gone down in recent weeks. ideas as to what's going on, how to fix, and estimated cost?

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2002 Volkswagen Cabrio Reviews

BRILLIANT little buggy...I LOVE IT!!!! No problems as of yet ...I get 39 mph at 75mph! Its nible and quick and with slightly wider tires than factory spec there is unlimited grip on sharp corners.

Bought this car brand new in 2002. Eight years later, still have it with no problem at all.

I bought this POS for my daughter wrongly thinking VWs were reliable. We have had constant problems with it, the most expensive, frustrating and recent being the secondary air injection system which will not allow it to pass state inspection. My one experience with Volkswagen has been a nightmare.

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