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0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
0 miles

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2001 Volkswagen Beetle miscellaneous problems

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2001 Volkswagen Beetle Owner Comments

problem #2

May 242004

Beetle

  • miles

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

A family member of mine recently bought, I believe, a 2001 Volkswagen beetle. After waiting a while for her tags she and her father looked into the documents given to her by the dealership and noticed a discrepancy in mileage after they did a full carfax report on the car. The carfax reported that the car had 76000 miles on it in November of 2003 but the document atesting to mileage from the dealership stated it had only 66K when bought in March on it and the vehicle was not sold to the dealership until February with who knows how many miles. I believe that the dealership or the previous owner rolled back the mileage. In my mind it is more likely that it is the dealer. I would like to know the steps we need to take, the information we need to have and how to get it, and who to contact in South Carolina (preferably in rock hill, SC) in order to take care of this problem.

- Piedmont, SC, USA

problem #1

Sep 242001

(reported on)

Beetle

  • miles
Epc and check engine lights come on///car loses power......extremely dangerous as most of my drive to work is on freeway...happened 7/4 and 7/5..taken into metro VW 7/5....told ot problems found....happened again 7/9 returned to metro VW/checked/nothing wrong....happened again 7/12/13...eturned to metro VW....throttle replaced....happened again 7/12 7/13 again to metro VW throttle body replaced......happened again 7/30 throttle body replaced.....again 9/10 9/11...control mod. Replaced again 9/12...thought I was goin to die this time....when lost power 18 wheeler was turnin my way.....again to metro VW.....worked on wiring overlay....waitin to see what happens next!!!

- Arlington, TX, USA

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