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2002 Volkswagen Beetle TDI

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2002 Volkswagen Beetle TDI Problems

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.

Electrical & Lights -- Verified

Erratic turn signal operation can be a result of a failing turn signal flasher relay which will require replacement.

Electrical & Lights -- Verified

One or both head lights may not work due to premature head light bulb burnout and/or bulb harness failure. Care should be taken to inspect the head light harness connector for damage when replacing bulbs. Damaged connectors should be replaced.

Brakes -- Verified

The rear brakes tend to wear out quickly; rotors may need replacement by the first brake job. Our technicians recommend that the brakes be inspected for wear regularly.

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.

2002 Volkswagen Beetle TDI Questions and Answers

Mariner1225, 2002 Volkswagen Beetle TDI, 1.9L 4 Cylinder Diesel Turbo, Sequim, WA

What is the recommended mileage for replacement of the timing chain.Thanks Patty

Visitor, 2002 Volkswagen Beetle TDI, 1.9L 4 Cylinder Diesel Turbo, Santee, CA

how hard is it to change spark plugs.

dperkins, 2002 Volkswagen Beetle TDI, 1.9L 4 Cylinder Diesel Turbo, San Luis Obispo, CA

do most shops replace all of the needed components when changing the timing belt: water pump, tensioners, etc.... is $1000 too much or is that a good price given it's a time consuming job? d...

dperkins, 2002 Volkswagen Beetle TDI, 1.9L 4 Cylinder Diesel Turbo, San Luis Obispo, CA

is it totally unheard of to have your transmission fluid be so bad that they recommend cleaning and replacing fluid/filter then driving some then doing it a second time? the volkswagen dealer quot...

MallTaylor, 2002 Volkswagen Beetle TDI, 1.9L 4 Cylinder Diesel Turbo, Tallahassee, FL

Checked all fuses, replaced battery and starter.

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2002 Volkswagen Beetle TDI Reviews

I just bought this 2002 Beetle GLS TDI (Black w/Tan Leather Int) from my niece. She has had for about a year and a half. The car has a 195000 miles and the A/C was not working(bad Compressor). She always changed the oil on time and kept it clean. She decided to trade it in for a 2008 Nissan Altima. Carmax said they would give her $1700.00 for her car. Thank God she didn't have her title. She was needing a little money I paid her $2500.00 for the car. I still got a great deal. I put about $1000.00 in the car. New Tires 225x55 Over/size and I put a new A/C compressor. I been offered $5000.00 and I almost said yes and keep the profit. I have owned a couple of Mercedes Diesel and they ran great even when I sold them with 300k + miles on them. So I was not worried about the mileage on the car. The one thing I hated about the Interior is the Cup Holders and that stupid P.O.S. Center Console. I will replace with the newer model console. More I drove the car the more I like it. I'm buzzing around town having fun and getting 38 MPG in town. It is great to have fun driving and not costing much. My others Cars 1997 Mercedes SL500, 2003 Toyota Tundra, 2008 Toyota FJ Cruser, 1949 Chevy P.U. Truck and 1930 Model A Ford car 4 door. Like I really needed another CAR. I'm impressed with the 2002 Beetle GLS TDI.

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