9.0

really awful
Typical Repair Cost:
$517.00
Average Mileage:
62,000 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. replace drivers seat belt switch assembly (1 reports)
  2. replaced air bag and harness (1 reports)
2001 Volkswagen Beetle seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2001 Volkswagen Beetle Owner Comments

problem #2

Sep 232016

Beetle GLS

  • Automatic transmission
  • 72,000 miles

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

I was told that the seatbelt switch assembly is needed for the seatbelt to work properly in the event of a crash. This is a major safety issue and Volkswagen should be responsible for the replacement, not the consumer. If there was an accident, the seatbelt would not lock, and the driver would be thrown forward into the airbag. If there was such an accident, there would have been a lawsuit against Volkswagen.

- , Homer Glen, IL, USA

problem #1

Jul 232007

(reported on)

Beetle 2.0L

  • Manual transmission
  • 52,000 miles

The drivers side air bag and harness were replaced in Nov. 2006. The air bag light is now on again and the dealer wants over $100 to check it. After talking to a VW technician, he said that VW had problems with the side air bags and it was dealer discretion if it was to be covered under warranty. Someone help me out here.

- , Woodstock, IL, USA

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