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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
10,000 miles

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2003 Volkswagen Beetle body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2003 Volkswagen Beetle Owner Comments

problem #1

Jan 152004

Beetle 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 10,000 miles


2003 olkswagon New beetle-the rear bumper had been removed to repair damage to the left drivers side fender.once removed it was noticed that the right rear passangers side, foam underbumper guard was cracked in 2 places, the crackes were filled with a black strip of sticky glue. This is the 5mph impact guard, it was cracked which caused its interigity to be gone. During manufacturing the piece should have been replaced with a new non-broken piece of foam.

- Oakley , CA, USA

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