Huge win for car owners! All TSBs to be made public. The Center for Auto Safety just made the NHTSA (US Government) make public the full text of all TSBs from now on. They are the same organization that has petitioned the NHTSA & filed lawsuits to protect car owners over exploding gas tanks & other major safety issues. Whenever you drive in your car, you are safer thanks in part to a lot of work over the years by this small but very effective consumer advocacy group.

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2002 Volkswagen Beetle windows / windshield problems

windows / windshield problem

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2002 Volkswagen Beetle Owner Comments

problem #1

Dec 142015

Beetle T 2.0L

  • Manual transmission
  • 140,000 miles


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I have a 2002 VW Beetle with a watery tale! I've narrowed the leak down to behind the windscreen wiper scuttle & I've cleaned any holes I've seen... out, yet the water keeps coming into the drivers foot well. I am unable to pinpoint the leak itself without having to strip the whole dashboard out. This is all that's left in the car, it's a shell at the moment. It isn't the sunroof this time!

Why isn't VW stepping up to the plate on this matter, it's rife throughout their range of vehicles but especially the 1st facelift Beetle, it's like a sieve! They're busy conning the world on how clean their cars ain't as it seems!

Never again VW you have lost a good customer here!!!!!!!

- , Port Talbot, UK

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