2002 Volkswagen New Beetle - Problems, Statistics, and Analysis

small car iamge Common problems of the 2002 Volkswagen New Beetle

121 problems have been reported for the 2002 Volkswagen New Beetle. The following chart shows the 18 most common problems for 2002 Volkswagen New Beetle. The number one most common problem is related to the vehicle's air bags with 22 problems. The second most common problem is related to the vehicle's power train (18 problems).

Table 1. Common problems of the 2002 Volkswagen New Beetle

small car iamge PPMY Index and Problem Occurrence Trend

In our research we use the PPMY index to compare the reliability of vehicles. The PPMY index of a certain model is defined as the problems reported per thousand vehicles per Year. The total sales of the 2002 Volkswagen New Beetle in the United States are 56,267 units [1]. If the total number of problems reported by Volkswagen New Beetle owners in the last 16 years is 121, and the age of the vehicle is 16, the PPMY index can then be calculated as

      PPMY Index = 121 / 56,267 / 16 * 1000 = 0.13.

For more information, refer to this page: A study of reliability comparison across Volkswagen New Beetle model year vehicles.

The following chart shows the number of problems reported during each of the service years since the debut of the 2002 Volkswagen New Beetle in 2002.

Table 2. PPMY Index and Problem Occurrence Trend

Service Year Number of Problems
  2018
0
  2017
0
  2016
0
  2015
0
  2014
0
  2013
0
  2012
1
  2011
4
  2010
9
  2009
5
  2008
19
  2007
13
  2006
9
  2005
10
  2004
15
  2003
23
  2002
3

small car iamge Compare the 2002 Volkswagen New Beetle with Other Model Years

When making the decision between buying a new or used Volkswagen New Beetle, the following table can be used to compare the 2002 Volkswagen New Beetle with the Volkswagen New Beetle from other model years. Note that the number of problems reported for the 2002 New Beetle is 121 while the average number of problems reported for the 13 model years of the Volkswagen New Beetle is 66.

Table 3. Compare the 2002 Volkswagen New Beetle with other model years

Model Year Number of Problems
  2010 New Beetle
6
  2009 New Beetle
2
  2008 New Beetle
40
  2007 New Beetle
16
  2006 New Beetle
40
  2005 New Beetle
54
  2004 New Beetle
110
  2003 New Beetle
96
  2002 New Beetle
121
  2001 New Beetle
151
  2000 New Beetle
108
  1999 New Beetle
61
  1998 New Beetle
63


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