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3.9

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
31,500 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

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1998 Volkswagen Beetle electrical problems

electrical problem

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1998 Volkswagen Beetle Owner Comments

problem #1

Jan 152005

Beetle 4-cyl Diesel

  • Manual transmission
  • 31,500 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The consumer stated that 1998 Volkswagen Beetle intermittently stalled while driving. The speed was not a factor. The whole electrical system failed when the car stalled. This started happening in January of 2005. The consumer to the car took the dealership, and the dealership could not find the cause of the problem. The consumer did not call the manufacturer. Diagnostic testing was done with no results. The consumer stated the problem has been rectified. The window switch was replaced.

- Bullhead City, AZ, USA

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