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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
1,200 miles

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2002 Volkswagen Beetle lights problems

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2002 Volkswagen Beetle Owner Comments

problem #1

Oct 072002


  • Automatic transmission
  • 1,200 miles


The turn signals to not work. Consumer has to remove the bulb and replace them to make them work. Vehicle has been serviced for the ongoing problem, and the dealer has only replaced the bulbs. The consumer stated the bulbs that where replaced where not burnt out and the problem resides in the socket. The consumer stated that the connection between the socket and the bulb is not sound and therefore the bulb rattles. After tightening the bulb will work a few days and then the problem occurs again. The dealer just tightens the bulb but the problem is still there.

- Gore, VA, USA

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