definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
29,042 miles

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problem #5

Dec 132010


  • 110,000 miles
2002 VW Gti VR6 coil pack failure while driving on the highway almost got rearended because car slowed down and bucked. 3rd coil pack to fail on this car. The 2nd time failure damaged my O2 sensors which had to replaced due to car running rich, I believe. Coil packs on VR6's need to be addressed.

- Bristol, RI, USA

problem #4

Dec 062002

GTI 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 7,512 miles
I have a 2002 VW Gti 1.8T. The ignition coils have failed three separate times. Each time I was driving the vehicle in traffic on the interstate, and almost caused an accident. The car would only drive at 30 mph. I hesitate to drive the vehicle because one of the faulty parts( the part number ends in I)is still in my car. Volkswagen will only replace the defective parts when they become defective. The problem can lead to a serious accident. I feel my safety is in jeopardy every time I drive the car!

- Cockeysville, MD, USA

problem #3

Sep 232002


  • 5,700 miles
2 out of 4 coil packs failed while driving causing the vehicle to stall. Manufacturer is aware of problem, but will not replace component until they all fail..

- Poughkeepsie, NY, USA

problem #2

Dec 012001


  • miles
While driving, vehicle lost all source of electric power causing engine to fail. Dealer stated that parts are on back order. Please provide additional information.

- Miami, FL, USA

problem #1

Dec 122002

GTI 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 22,000 miles
4th ignition coil pack failure on my 2002 VW Gti. My Volkswagen has less than 25K miles on it and has had 4 failed coil packs. Each time was a different situation/weather/speed.

- Mishawaka, IN, USA