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2002 Volkswagen Jetta TDI

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2002 Volkswagen Jetta TDI Problems

Drive Train -- Verified

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

Exhaust & Emissions -- Verified

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.

Miscellaneous -- Verified

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

Engine -- Verified

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.

Drive Train -- Verified

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

2002 Volkswagen Jetta TDI Questions and Answers

Visitor, 2002 Volkswagen Jetta TDI, 1.9L 4 Cylinder Diesel Turbo, Valparaiso, IN

I need to know how the door ajar is activated. There is nothing in the manuals that I have that reference it. I have checked the fuses. All of the other doors activate the panel light.

alf, 2002 Volkswagen Jetta TDI, 1.9L 4 Cylinder Diesel Turbo, Campbell, AL

When I shift my automatic transmission in reverse after it has been parked for a long period of time (like over night or after work) it works fine. Wants I been driving and then shift in reverse it...

jb30669, 2002 Volkswagen Jetta TDI, 1.9L 4 Cylinder Diesel Turbo, Union Point, GA

My 02 Volkswagen Jetta shut off went it warm but if I wait to it cool it crank back up. I think it the crank sensor where it locator on the engines block

jb30669, 2002 Volkswagen Jetta TDI, 1.9L 4 Cylinder Diesel Turbo, Union Point, GA

Where is the crank sensor on the engines block or 02jetta is shut down went it warm but let cool down it crank back then run until it warm.

MikeG-Chaska MN, 2002 Volkswagen Jetta TDI, 1.9L 4 Cylinder Diesel Turbo, Chaska, MN

I just purchased a very clean 2002 TDI Jetta Wagon, w/automatic transmission. It has 148,000 mile. It runs fine, but seems to have a slight delay in the shifting sometimes. I was told this is a co...

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2002 Volkswagen Jetta TDI Reviews

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, never, never, never, never, buy another VW again. Love the TDI, but that is the only thing that hasn't blown up on me.

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