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2002 Volkswagen New Beetle Ratings, Reviews and Analysis

Pricing Trends

Average price by trim:
  • GL $5,490
  • GLS $5,787
  • GLS 1.8T $6,080
  • GLS TDI $6,399
  • GLX 1.8T $6,606
  • Sport $6,391
  • Turbo S $6,440

Safety Ratings and Recalls

Safety

2002 Volkswagen New Beetle

Front Crash Driver Side
Front Crash Passenger Side
Side Crash Driver Side
Side Crash Passenger Side

Recall Notices

2002 Volkswagen New Beetle (1/31/2002)

Campaign Number: 02V031000
Component Name: SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:ANTILOCK
Manufacturer: Volkswagen Group of America, Inc.
Description: ON SOME PASSENGER VEHICLES, SHORT CIRCUITS CAN OCCUR WITHIN THE ELECTRONIC CONTROL UNIT OF THE ANTI-LOCK BRAKING SYSTEM (ABS).
Defect: THIS CAN RESULT IN A FIRE.
Corrective Action: DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE ABS CONTROL UNIT. OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN MARCH 8, 2002. OWNERS WHO TAKE THEIR VEHICLES TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER ON AN AGREED UPON SERVICE DATE AND DO NOT RECEIVE THE FREE REMEDY WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME SHOULD CONTACT VOLKSWAGEN AT 1-800-822-8987.