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4.5

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
24,400 miles

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2003 Volkswagen Beetle accessories - exterior problems

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2003 Volkswagen Beetle Owner Comments

problem #1

Mar 112008

Beetle 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 24,400 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Door handle locking mechanism on the body of the 2003 VW Beetle which my daughter, kimberly freisner has owned since it was new has a safety problem. The screws which hold these mechanisms in place and the door closed keep loosening several turns. I have tightened these units before only to have them loosen up over a short period of time. If the car was hit I think the doors would open during the crash.

- Purdon, TX, USA

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