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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
69,500 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2001 Volkswagen Beetle electrical problems

electrical problem

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2001 Volkswagen Beetle Owner Comments

problem #1

May 152007

Beetle 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 69,500 miles


Hazard warning light switch, P/N 1co 953 235 failed causing turn signals to work erratically or not at all. Replacement of switch with P/N 1co 953 235 B restored proper operation. Communications/letter dated June 25, 2007 with supporting documentation) to Volkswagen of America setting forth this condition as an expansion of the current recall of jettas and golf models, recall 04V584000) with same symptons and cure, with request for reimbursement, has been ignored. Failed switch wa sretained, and will be made available to third parties for engineering analysis.

- Mount Juliet, TN, USA

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