Reverse gear failures and noise in the manual transmission models are common.
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2002 Volkswagen Cabrio Problems
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.
One or more power windows may fail. Our technicians tell us this is commonly due to a failed window regulator which will require replacement.
A dirty or failed throttle body can cause various drivability issues and illumination of the Check Engine Light.
2002 Volkswagen Cabrio Questions and Answers
I went out to warm up my car this morning. 20 minutes, I went out to leave, and there was oil everywhere under my car! It was making a very loud knocking sound and the oil light was on. I did no...
fuse is good and all lights work. but when you press the brake pedal no brake lights come on . Could it be a bad brake switch? what could it be?
With no warning or sign of problem, we get in the car to leave after driving it 2 hrs earlier. It cranks, runs 1-3 seconds and shuts off, repeatedly. Any help appreciated!!!
What transmission codes fit in a 2002 Cabrio, mine is an EPN and I havn't found one like it in 8 months.
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.