Volkswagen Beetle 1965-2013

Model Beetle made by Volkswagen got 16 consumer complains. Consumer complaints with reference, among others things, to air bags, electrical system and engine and engine cooling.

Car model


Model 9999

Consumer Complaints


Fail datemilesoccurencesPurchase date
AIR BAGS
08/14/20031
 Intermittently air bag light appears on the dashboard. dealer has replaced air bag sensor.*ak
AIR BAGS - FRONTAL
06/21/2004605/29/2004
 The vehicle's air bag/ air bag warning system did not work properly. *nm *tc
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
11/03/2008502/01/2002
 Volkswagen beetle smart key will decode itself. *nj the consumer stated he did not know the smart key decoded itself, so at the 3rd attempt at starting the vehicle, it thought the vehicle was being stolen and the ignition shut down and the vehicle would not restart. the mechanic informed the consumer the vehicle needed a new instrument cluster. *jb
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM - IGNITION
1
 Distributor failed. mjs
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING - ENGINE
1
 Engine seal is missing. mjs
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING - ENGINE - GASOLINE
1
 Engine missing and cuts out. mjs
EQUIPMENT - MECHANICAL - JACKS
1
 Vw jack is missing. mjs
FUEL SYSTEM, OTHER
1
 Gas gauge wire failed. mjs
SEATS
05/12/20035481308/02/2001
 On may 12, 2003 at 3:30pm, i was about to drive onto interstate 5 toward roseville when three out of four bolts, that attach the drivers seat into the bottom of the vehicle, came unbolted. the drivers seat fell back into the back seat passenger area. i was driving by myself and was unable to reach the steering wheel or the gas and break petals. i was somehow able to stop the vehicle and get to safety. the vehicle was immediately brought to lasher vw. john young and staff stated several times that they consider this normal wear and tear for a volkswagen beetle driver side seat. i contacted vw the corporation and was told also by a vw advocate that this is normal wear and tear for this vehicle. lasher vw did not replace the bolts. i am not sure how safe the vehicle is to drive currently. all vw representatives that i was in contact with did not considered the driver side seat being unbolted a serious or hazardous problem. i could have killed several people as well as myself had i made it onto the interstate. this is a true and valid concern and hopefully will be addressed as such by your regulatory agency. *nlm
1
 Two springs under front seats are missing. mjs
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC - FOUNDATION COMPONENTS - HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS
1
 Brake hose leaking. mjs
STRUCTURE
1
 Right running board hardware is missing. mjs
STRUCTURE - BODY - DOOR
2
 Gap in the doors due to improper alignment. mjs
1
 Missing parts on the door assembly (switch seal, check rod seals, chrome door trim plates, backing lever trim plates, front handle seals). mjs
STRUCTURE - BODY - HOOD - HINGE AND ATTACHMENTS
1
 Hoof hinge was not put on. mjs
VISIBILITY - WINDSHIELD WIPER/WASHER
1
 Windshield wiper shaft seal is missing on both sides. mjs

Car dealers selling


StateCityZipNamePhone
CASACRAMENTO95814LASHER916-441-2761
NMALBUQUERQUEUNIVERSITY VOLKSWAGEN