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4.0

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
29,815 miles

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2001 Volkswagen Beetle lights problems

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2001 Volkswagen Beetle Owner Comments

problem #4

Sep 132007

(reported on)

Beetle

  • miles

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

2001 Volkswagen Beetle defective turn signal /hazard warning switch relay. Customer states that his turn signal switch is defective. He also states he would like to know where to send the defective switch to for engineering analysis. The consumer stated he experienced the same problem on his vehicle that has been subjected to a recall, however the recall pertains to other 2001 Volkswagen.

- Mount Juliet, TN, USA

problem #3

Aug 072007

(reported on)

Beetle 4-cyl

  • miles
2001 Volkswagen Beetle with turn signal problems customer states that the hazard warning switch rendered the turn signals inoperative or intermittent* the consumer believed his vehicle should have been a part of the recall that was issued. The consumer was told the cause of the failure was due to high current loads from the bulbs used that were overheating the relay.

- Mount Juliet, TN, USA

problem #2

Mar 012007

Beetle 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 55,000 miles
Turn signals and or hazard flashers fail to blink, or flash. First it would blink only a few times and then stop, after 2 more day is not working at all. This case is similar to recall #04V584000, but the car type is VW new Beetle 2001.

- Melrose, MA, USA

problem #1

Jan 122006

Beetle 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 64,260 miles
Turn signal/hazard flasher on 2001 Volkswagen new Beetle failed in same way as described in your recall #04V584000-which applies to other models but not new Beetle. Occurrence date: 12 January 2006, mileage 64,200 approx. This is same behavior already identified by you. I request that investigation be opened to broaden the recall to this model. I am trying to find replacement part.

- Fort Mill, SC, USA

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