2002 Volkswagen Jetta TDI Repair and Maintenance

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

Because of issues with the glow plugs and/or the glow plug wiring harness from the control relay, the Check Engine Light may illuminate. Our technicians tell us there is a service bulletin, not a recall from Volkswagen regarding replacement of the glow plugs on 2004-2005 model years only.

Shifting issues due to internal problems in high mileage automatic transmissions can be difficult to resolve without transmission replacement.

Oil and carbon tend to build up, creating restrictions in the intake manifold. Symptoms will be loss of power (sometimes severe) and poor fuel economy.

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I just bought a 02 Jetta TDI with 90,000 miles. For the first hour after I bought it it drove and shifted fine. Then I noticed that it felt like it slipped a little in 3rd gear but not bad. While getting on the interstate I noticed it seamed a little worse. Buy the time I got home it was doing so...

need to know what brake pads to order without seeing the car

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iritating interior air to nose &throat,changed filter no help.dealer looked every thing over couldnt find A problem

with about 80,000, new cat. converter, new rack and pinion, multiple batteries, rotors redone, new turbo, glowplug controller replaced, bad smell from A/C, interior finish peeling, new glowplugs, new trunk latch, new trunk latch bracket. MIL constantly on, but I now regard that as a sign that the battery still has a charge. Reliability, as you might guess, has been terrible. I will never, nev...

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