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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
52,734 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

problem #2

Sep 132007

Beetle 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 88,540 miles


The contact owns a 2001 Volkswagen new Beetle. The contact stated that the air bag warning light illuminated. The dealer stated that the air bag switch was connected to the seat belt, which caused the light to illuminate. The air bag was not covered under the warranty. The repair costs were over $500. The powertrain was unknown. The current and failure mileages were 88,540. * updated 12/12/07 updated 12/12/07

- Colma, CA, USA

problem #1

May 232002

Beetle 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 16,929 miles
Wire broken on seat belt light and air bag.

- Tulsa, OK, USA

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