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2001 Volkswagen Beetle windows / windshield problems

windows / windshield problem

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2001 Volkswagen Beetle Owner Comments

problem #2

May 052001


  • miles


The back glass just exploded into a million pieces while it was in the garage overnight.

- Sikeston, MO, USA

problem #1

Mar 302001


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
There is a major distortion in the center of the rear window. It makes front end of other vehicles look like crumbled up. Front windshield at bottom has a major distortion which extends vision 15 feet in front of vehicle. Consumer will be contactng manufacturer. The defect in rear window was noticable only to taller persons according to the consumer.

- Johnstown, NY, USA

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