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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
9,000 miles

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2004 Volkswagen Beetle accessories - exterior problems

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2004 Volkswagen Beetle Owner Comments

problem #1

Feb 012004

Beetle 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 9,000 miles


When opening and closing the door window catches on the convertible top. As a result, driver has to close the door three to six times before it is completely closed. This problem caused wear to the soft top. The armrest would not secure and the window would intermittently roll down by itself.

- Manchester, NH, USA

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