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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
4 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
3 / 0
Average Mileage:
36,790 miles

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2001 Volkswagen Beetle seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2001 Volkswagen Beetle Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #6

Aug 122003

Beetle

  • miles

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

While traveling on the highway air bag light appeared on the dashboard and will not go off until the vehicle is shut down.

- Milton, MA, USA

problem #5

Jan 052003

Beetle

  • miles
Consumer called complaining while driving the vehicle at 40mph had an accident, car slippery driver loss control and hit rail guard bridge, and neither of the air bags deploy. Dealer has been notified.

- Huntington, WV, USA

problem #4

Nov 292002

Beetle

  • miles
Air bag did not deploy but car was totaled when it burst into flames after it rear ended car in front of it. Paid extra money for fire safety features on this car but it started on fire anyway. This is my daughters car and she was driving at the time.

- Reno, NV, USA

problem #3

Oct 202001

Beetle

  • Manual transmission
  • miles

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

While driving, right front tire experienced a blowout, the passenger side air bag then deployed, there was a scratch on the wheel, no specific tire information given, claim 53-C850-661.

- Austin, TX, USA

problem #2

Nov 272001

Beetle

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
While driving, another vehicle ran consumer off the road, causing consumer to run over a curb, the passenger side seat air bag deployed, claim 43-R829-345.

- Irving, TX, USA

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problem #1

Feb 042002

Beetle

  • miles
No summary listed for above vehicle.

- Plainsboro, NJ, USA

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