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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
92,125 miles

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2001 Volkswagen Beetle lights problems

lights problem

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2001 Volkswagen Beetle Owner Comments

problem #2

Mar 202007

Beetle 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 64,500 miles


Turn signals operate intermittently or cease working after a few flashes. The immediate failure mode"violates the FMVSS, and subjects the driver to citations for failing to properly signal a turn and/or defective equipment. Safety hazard for surrounding traffic putting vehicle at greater risk.

- Mount Juliet, TN, USA

problem #1

Oct 122006

Beetle 4-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 119,750 miles
Emergency light switch (hazard switch) there was a VW recall issued to replace this switch that not only controls the hazard flashers but also the turn signals, in the jetta, golf, & gti. My Beetle uses the same switch I am wondering why it was not included in this recall (VW recall vx). My switch has the same intermittent problem as described in the March 2005 recall letter, I will be replacing the switch on my own Accord, but this bulletin should include the VW new Beetle model in my opinion.

- Gautier, MS, USA

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