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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
25,465 miles

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2001 Volkswagen Beetle windows / windshield problems

windows / windshield problem

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2001 Volkswagen Beetle Owner Comments

problem #1

Jun 032004

Beetle 4-cyl

  • 25,465 miles


Windshield wiper linkage arm nut securing the bracket to the wiper motor nut has no locking mechanism to prevent the nut from loosening during wiper operation. This results in the nut working its way off the wiper motor and the wipers ceasing operation. Reattaching the nut only works briefly until the nut works loose again. In addition, I receive no recall notifications for this vehicle in the entire time I have owned it and I am the original owner.

- Virginia Beach, VA, USA

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