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3.3

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
40,990 miles

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2001 Volkswagen Beetle accessories - exterior problems

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2001 Volkswagen Beetle Owner Comments

problem #1

Jul 112005

Beetle 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 40,990 miles

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

Driver door latch malfunction. No prior event. Driver door latch (diode/electronic controlled) failed -car door does not shut/stay latched. While driving car door opens on its own Accord. Dealer acknowledges that door latch will not operate/close when it malfunctions. Suggested I use tape to hold door shut-while waiting for replacement latch. Part # 3B1-837-015-ak lock

- Marion, NY, USA

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