2002 Volkswagen New Beetle - Problems, Statistics, and Analysis

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

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

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

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