Average mileage: 203,000 (203,000–203,000)
Engine affected: 1.8L 4 Cylinder Turbo
1 model year affected: 2002
2 people reported this problem
My head gasket went in my 2002 VW Passat. I am so mad because I just paid it off Oct. 2011, and last winter had the turbo, timing belt, serpetene belt, and water pump replaced. It only has 171,000 miles on it and my JETTA never had any of these issues. It is a piece of junk! I also need my top valve cover replaced as well. They should have a recall on this because I see many others have had the same issues. The car is just a money pit; I am ready to blow it up!