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Volkswagen Beetle

Model Year Comparison

Worst Model Year
2003
Worst Complaint
transmission slips and goes into "limp mode"

Here are total complaints by model year for the Volkswagen Beetle.

The 2000 Volkswagen Beetle has the most overall complaints, & the most-reported problem is with the 2005 Beetle for broken window regulator.

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Worst Reported Problems with the Beetle

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