pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
73,500 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most common solutions:

  1. not sure (1 reports)
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problem #1

Sep 122002

(reported on)


  • 73,500 miles

Suddenly, without warning for no apparent reason the car will not start. The starter cranks, there is plently of juice, the engine malfunction light flickers and makes a clicking noise, but the engine does not turn over at all. This car runs perfectly 95% of the time but 5 or 6 times in the past year I had this starting problem. Once the car had to be towed, it couldn't even be jump started! The other times the car eventually started in anywhere from 5 to 90 minutes. The dealer can't diagnose the problem and VW America has no idea either! I'm thinking about selling the car if a solution can't be found.

- mystified, Blairstown, NJ, US